LA River Studios

LA River Studios is a historic venue set in a reimagined 1931 Smith Miller toy truck factory. Located in the burgeoning Los Angeles River Arts Corridor, LA River Studios is perfectly situated between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena. Our event space is bathed in natural light from five massive skylights and boasts original charm with a honeycomb aged wood bow-truss ceiling, original chicken wire glass windows and aged brick walls. Our studio’s flexible floor plan contains eight distinct spaces, including an outdoor patio and two loft spaces. Discover our curated list of preferred vendors if you are looking for turnkey services or hire your own team if you relish in the DIY experience. Some perks of the venue include an in-house production team (VOX Productions), flexible catering options, BYOB possibilities, round tables and chairs, rustic wooden bars, cocktail tables, no time constraints or noise restrictions, nearby parking and an on-site Airstream. 


“Words cannot express how much I love LA River Studios. They rescued me from a wedding venue nightmare and provided me with the space, excellent attention to detail and extremely friendly staff. Every aspect of my wedding was executed to perfection and I only wish I find another excuse to host an event here.” –Jayna P. 11/23/2016

“Hidden GEM in North East LA! Don't let the neighborhood fool you. This place is fantastic. Extremely private both indoor and outdoors. Yes there is an out doors! And the inside space is bigger than it looks from the outside. This venue has lots of potential if you allow your creativity to flow. The layout can be used in many different ways. One of my favorite things about this place is the rustic look and feels. Also the lounge area that overlooks the inside space!” –Juan Carlos Z. 5/29/2018

“If you're looking to hold an event, look no further. We scoped out this venue early on in our wedding search and after 6 months of scouting we realized this was the best price and best look for our big day.

Kimberly and all of the other staff were readily available to answer all of our hundreds of questions. They helped us price out any add ons we were interested in and even searched for the perfect outdoor draping for us. We never once felt like they were misleading us or trying to overcharge like some of the other vendors we talked to. One of the many things we loved about LARS was that this is a rental company, which means instead of bringing in everything from outside vendors, they could supply the same resources for a cheaper price since it was in-house.

You can even bring in your own booze and use outside vendors such as food trucks and other party supplies. LARS just wants your party to be one for the books and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that you're happy. They were available for multiple walk-throughs whether it was with a DJ or event planner or just us two scheming up where things will go. They had great ideas and helped us come up with a scotch tasting area in the airstream that they included in our pricing. I have to say that was a popular area for guests all night long.

You won't regret having your wedding or any other event here because they will make sure it runs seamlessly. We are also so grateful for the thank you card they gave us with this special gift to commemorate our love (see last attached photo).

Thank you La River Studio for helping us throw the best party ever and for making all of our visuals we showed you come to life. For our 10 year anniversary party we'll be calling you!” –Renee B. 1/20/2017

“Just had our wedding here last month and it was more than what we expected.

Going back 10 month ago, when we toured LA River Studios, we fell in love with the place! We knew right then and there that our hunt for wedding venue is over. We love the rustic feel yet a little modern and different vibe of the place.

Debra was our venue assistant, she's been very patient answering all our email and allowing us to come visit the venue to show it to our family and vendors. She was very flexible and was able to accommodate all our inquiries and requests. She was easy to communicate with.

Then comes the day of the wedding, as soon as I walked in, I was in an awe on how beautiful the place is. I fell in love with the venue more! The lighting and decors made the place 100x better. I knew Vox productions are know in the industry for the quality sound system and lighting, but everything beyond what me and my husband had imagined.

Asides from the decor, the venue crew had been really amazing to us. Debra and Mike attended to our needs that night and it was so much fun working with them. We love you so much guys and thank you for making our wedding really memorable. I hope you guys had fun that night as much as I did! (My husband barely remembers the later part of the reception! Lol)” –Mitch B. 5/22/219

2800 Division Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
United States


Max Standing Capacity
Less than 100

Amenities + Details

Indoor Event Space
Outdoor Event Space
Reception Area
Bridal Suite
Groom Suite
On-Site Accommodations
Handicap Accessible
Hold Liability Insurance
Wireless Internet


Bachelor Party
Bachelorette Parties
Bridal Shower


Los Angeles

Contact Information for LA River Studios

2800 Division Street
Los Angeles, CA 90065
United States