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You know you've done well when your event planning friends and colleagues say, "This was seriously the best wedding I've ever been to!" When I asked what it was that made our wedding better then the rest, the answer was simple. THE FOOD. Don't get me wrong. This venue has it all. In reflection of our experience, I am so glad that we chose Michael's. Having our wedding at a restaurant removed the stress of renting furniture, utensils, staff, etc. The art collection and gorgeous garden left nothing to be desired when it came to the decor. Laura, Michael, and the entire staff made us feel at ease as they had every detail under control. It was truly a no-stress day that was beautiful, delectable, and unforgettable.Michael's was the perfect choice for our wedding. We had 75 guests seated family style in the restaurant's indoor/outdoor garden. We turned the inside of the restaurant into our dance floor, lounge area, and bar. The restaurant walls are already decorated with art by some of LA's most iconic contemporary artists, so we didn't need to change a thing. Michaels is a well-established high end restaurant, so the staff is beyond professional and each of our guests were treated like VIPs. Michael's Events Manager, Laura is thoughtful, organized, and on top of every detail. The owner Michael—a local celebrity—has had this Santa Monica landmark for over 30 years and he was there to welcome our guests and make them feel at home. Finally, back to the food... the chef Miles Thompson (now nominated for a James Beard Rising Star Award) although incredibly busy, actually sat down with us before the wedding to make sure that the menu was exactly what we wanted. It was not a catered meal, or a rubber chicken dinner. It was mouthwatering perfection and all of our guests were in food heaven.I will be forever grateful to Michael's for all that they did for us and I look forward to many anniversary dinners there in the future.
Since 1979, Michael's has been a leader in farm-to-table California cuisine. With over 3,500 square feet of gorgeous space, Michael's is the perfect indoor/outdoor venue for the food lover in you. Let our Executive Chef Miles Thompson wow your guests with his innovative and out-of-this-world menus. With our award-winning wine list, amazing craft cocktails, delicious menu, and our beautiful and conveniently-located venue, Michael's Santa Monica is perfect for any and every affair.