The venue offers valet parking only, so please leave time for lining up at the valet station on arrival.
For those who would like local accommodations, there are many hotels (brand and boutique style) in the local area and adjoining cities, like Venice Beach, El Segundo (near LAX), and Marina Del Ray. There are many options to choose from, which are not all are listed below, but here are a few options at different price points:
3 Star Hotel
$150 per night 1.2 miles from venue, 5min drive
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles
6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230
4 Star Hotel
$276 per night 5.3 miles from venue, 10min drive
Marina del Rey Marriott
4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
5 Star Hotel
$420 per night 4.8 miles from venue, 10min drive
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
Doors open at 4:30pm
Please gauge to arrive in a timely manner.
Since both sides of the family run on “Island-Time” please try to arrive at the same time as the white people do.
Event doors close and the ceremony begins at 5:00pm.
PLEASE NOTE: Once the procession begins, there will no longer be permitted entry into the ceremony as it causes a discretion from the event. And if so, have a drink and chill a bit!
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Reception begins at 6:30pm
Although this is a themed wedding, it is NOT a costume party. We do encourage fun details that are more time-period pieces. Please do not come in literal costume (i.e no onesies, no bird suits, no animal costumes, no obstructing accessories, etc.).
Here are some appropriate details that go with the theme:
Colorful Bow tie
Knee-high/thigh high fun socks
Due to the event being a cocktail reception, there will be no assigned seating or sit down meal.
Servers will be wandering throughout the venue with food all evening. If you are exceptionally hungry, there will be a self-serve table for you to go nuts at.
Although there will not be assigned seating, there will be a few tables and chairs in the reception hall for you to park yourself from time to time and place your belongings. There will also be plenty of places to lounge around and chat.
During the speeches, please follow “subway etiquette” and let the older folks sit. We will be entertaining you for a few minutes, so it won’t kill you to stand around with a drink in your hand for a bit.
Also, let the vertically challenged stand in front of you. If you can see over someone’s head, they would much appreciate not having to look over your shoulder.
There will be a few reserved tables for our parents, aunts, and uncles. If you are not notified that you have an assigned table, please assume you don’t get to sit there. Trust us, Raj’s grandmother is a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile, but if she catches you in her seat, you may not survive the night.
Phone and personal camera photography are allowed, but please
NO flash photography during the ceremony.
Feel free to take phones, but if you see any of the professionals go in for a shot, please stay out of their line of sight.
Guest check-in photos: We appreciate that you have taken the time to come and celebrate our special day, and we would like to commemorate that by making you a part of our home! Prior to the ceremony and during cocktail hour, there will be a stationary camera with a light for a selfie. We would like for everyone to take a picture of yourself, framed as headshot. Do you remember the Brady Bunch?
Now, imagine this on a wall filled with everyone who came to our wedding. Be imaginative and interact with a tile around you.
We highly encourage to bring some cash. Although food and drinks will be provided to you at no charge, the staff would truly appreciate a little gratuity from time to time. Don’t be that dude or chick!
Above all else, please have fun. This is a celebration of love.
Raj & Tara