This past June, I had the great pleasure of officiating a wedding in a little known venue within Elysian Park, the Montecillo de Leo Politi Park. It’s a private, intimate setting just off of Stadium Way between Scott Avenue and Academy Road. There are picnic tables, restrooms, electrical hookup, a small semicircle of stepped seating, a nice lawn area and parking for about 60 cars. It was pretty hot on that day in June, but a spring or fall day should be very pleasant there. You can reserve the Montecillo through the LA Dept. of Recreation & Parks. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos to show from the wedding I officiated, but I did find this blog of Lizz and Isaac’s wedding with some really great photos of the Montecillo. Lizz not only highlights Montecillo Park, she also describes the eco-friendly aspects of her ceremony and reception.
So if you’re looking for an offbeat outdoor wedding venue in LA, consider Elysian Park’s Montecillo. Even if you’re not looking for a wedding venue, check it out as a romantic picnic destination. And if you’re looking for an officiant, give me a call! Many thanks to Tricia and Enrique for honoring me as their officiant and introducing me to this great venue.