Where is this party, anyway? If you’re thinking big, let your thoughts wander to the grand Vibiana, and your grandiose dreams will be fulfilled.
Vibiana, 214 South Main Street, between East Second and East Third Streets, Downtown (213-626-1507 or vibianala.com).
The renovated Frogtown warehouse is a little slice of heaven nestled between the 5 and the Los Angeles River. Kitted out with an open kitchen, seven communal tables, and Middle Eastern carpets, it’s a dreamy loft-like space.
Elysian, 2806 Clearwater Street, at Ripple Street, Silver Lake (323-522-6625 or elysianla.com).
Can’t make it to the safari? Tie the knot among gorillas and rhinos, and make it a wedding worthy of a lion’s roar.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 5333 Zoo Drive, at Western Heritage Way, Los Feliz (323-644-4200 or lazoo.org).
For a night that’s anything but ordinary, invite guests to this industrial-meets-vintage space.
SmogShoppe, 2651 South La Cienega Boulevard, between Cullen and Alvira Streets, Helms District (310-837-3610 or marvimon.com).