Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Venue spotlight: Huron Substation, Los Angeles

I randomly stumbled across the Huron Substation in one of the many wedding magazines I peruse- could it be any cooler? A little background on the location (from the website):"...the building was built in 1906 from a design by engineer Edward S. Cobb. It is the second oldest surviving substation in the city which housed equipment to convert high-voltage electricity supplied by the Edison Company to the 600 volts current used by the L.A. Railways "Yellow Cars", providing urban transportation for many years". If the history doesn't convince you how unique this location is, then the description from the website just might: "Century old brick walls, arched windows and steel beams give one the sense of a long lost, ancient Los Angeles. The landscaped garden with its industrial deco fountain is unfettered by trend, and propels one into a European sense of intimacy". Check out some of the pictures, courtesy of the Huron Substation website:









And a small taste of what has been done at past weddings and events at the venue (pictures still from the website):








3 comments:

Christy said...

Hi Kerrie! I l-o-v-e this place and actually spoke to the woman who runs it and lives there, a year ago when we were still looking for a venue and before we settled on the Museum of Latin American Art. At the time she said she was only renting out for filming and photo shoots because she found that weddings were too time-intensive for her...it's great to know that she's opened it back up again. Bummer about the timing because it really was my first choice - I attended a wedding at the Ivy Substation in Culver City a few years ago and love these old landmarks. They are a blank canvas, with great bones. Still, our venue was great, too.

Hope you and your little family are doing well!

Christy

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

I came across this random little spot while I was looking for a spot for a client- super fun and unique! I wish they would have picked it :)

Melissa O'Connell said...

Oooooh! I love this place!! I am shooting a wedding here in May and am stupidly excited about it! Thanks for sharing all this with us :)