Kaitlin chose her wedding venue and I LOVE IT!!
Not that it matters what I think – when you’re a bridesmaid your job is to say “yes, ma’am” when the bride tells you her plans …. but I am soooo glad she chose this place.
We will be attending nuptials at (yes, this is how it is spelled):
Malibou Lake Mountain Club
Read about the history of the club here – includes a small explanation of the spelling…
The location is amazing … it is in the mountains between Agoura Hills and Malibu, down a small side street, in a neighborhood of big houses near Mulholland drive. You can see a neighboring house in one of the photos below.
When you drive up, you go through big gates and enter the parking lot (on the left) with the building and lawn on the right.
The building itself has a big front porch (where cocktail hour will be) and big windows on 2 sides.
The lawn is ginormous ….. it lines the building (with a rose garden in between), overlooks the lake, and is lined with big trees wrapped in white Christmas lights on 2 sides.
The ceremony will be held outdoors just a few hours before sunset. gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
We went to check it out before seeing Legally Blonde. This was one of the first locations she looked at and loved it immediately. I guess she kept comparing every other location to this one.
Eventually, she found another one that she liked and when she came by to pick me up this morning Kaitlin flat out told me she had pretty much decided on another location, but she wanted to show me this place just in case.
And then, once there, she changed her mind back again.
It must have been my irresistible power of persuasion. Because I LOVE this place.
Andrew came too, and he took this pic. Depending on the time of day and the weather/shade, the ceremony will be around where we’re standing, possibly in view of the lake.
Andrew was in a good mood … and when he’s in a good mood he talks a lot. A lot of nonsense. This photo was taken just after Julie said, with a total straight face, looking square at Andrew, “Sometimes my mouth runs like a faucet, too.”
You can see the porch and it’s relation to the lawn in the photo below.
I think the cake will be displayed in that big windowed alcove pictured below (right of the frame)
We went around the back to find an open door, and (truthfully) I was keeping my eyes peeled for sites for photos. I’m sorry, it’s just the way I think …
The reception will be held indoors in the main ballroom … there will be just enough space for all the guests to be seated and an area set aside for a dance floor (although, there won’t actually be room to lay down a separate wooden dance floor).
I love this place because it’s so unique. It doesn’t have that sameness that so many hotels and country clubs can have.
Plus, the palette is white/gray. So easy to bring your own wedding character to a room like this. Unlike a hotel with teal-ish carpet, or purple curtains.
Plus, look at those chandeliers! gorgeous gorgeous.
So excited !!
They do catering (and I think the cake) through the venue, so that’s about 3 major aspects of the wedding done/planned/booked/etc.
And, now there is a for-sure date, so we can start looking at photographers, DJs, local hotels and other things.
I love weddings.