Downtown LA: The Millwick

The Millwick, located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, was originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse. Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 square foot floor plan (a 4,500 square-foot interior + 3,000-square-foot garden courtyard) melding both interior and exterior areas. Millwick can accommodate up to 175 people for garden wedding ceremonies and receptions.

The new renovations were recent unveiled to the event industry at a showcase event produced by Good Gracious! Events with furnishing by Rrvireworks, flowers by The Mille Fiori and “green” greeters by Champagne Creative Group. GGE owner Pauline Parry and her team took advantage of the site’s indoor-outdoor capabilities.


 A Green Location

Millwick is close to a variety of public transportation including the Gold Line and Union Station.  The impact from demolition and construction was lessened by using as much of the existing structure as possible. The design reduced the original building’s footprint by 25%, converted the outdoor area into a permeable living oasis, and created a beautiful destination rustic wedding venue as well as an ideal environment for productions and events.



The strategically located over-sized courtyard doors and skylights provide passive lighting, as well as cooling and heating that minimize energy usage throughout the year by taking full advantage of the sunny, breezy, southern California climate. Millwick encourages and supports green events and introduce clients to green planners, stylists and other resources. Marvimon Productions also diligently recycles. Finally, Millwick’s multi-use nature lowers its environmental footprint – one building performs as production studio, gallery, event space, office, and more.

Photos by The Good Photographer

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Liese Gardner is a marketing and content strategist for top brands in the event industry and can be found at As a contributor to DesignDawgs, Liese generates original content and curates contributed articles from professionals in a variety of design fields.

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