It’s Jim and Michelle’s wedding, and their families and friends have gathered, including Jim’s high school classmates and Michelle’s younger sister.
What American Wedding is all about?
Jim Levenstein has finally up the nerve to propose marriage to his girlfriend, Michelle Flaherty. She accepts to marry, but Jim’s worries do not end there. Jim must now organize the wedding with Paul Finch and Kevin Myers. Unfortunately, Steve Stifler is in town and will not let the wedding pass without having some fun himself, including organizing a hidden bachelor party.
Jim proposes to Michelle, and she accepts. Their family, as well as Jim’s pals Kevin and Finch, are now looking forward to it. They do everything to avoid Stifler from finding out, but he does. All he sees is the bachelor party. However, Jim is more anxious about whether Michelle’s parents will accept him. If he will be able to learn to dance before the wedding.
American Wedding Filming Locations
American Wedding features less of Long Beach, even though Jim still lives at 4153 Cedar Drive and Stifler teaches him how to dance in the gymnasium of St. Anthony High School, which is located at 620 Olive Avenue.
This time, there’s even more of Orange, which is located to the southeast of Los Angeles. It’s where you’ll discover the flower store known as ‘East Great Falls Hospital’. This used to be the foyer of Chapman University at 1 University Drive in downtown Orange. There are opportunities to take walking tours, but please keep in mind, Piesters, that this is a Christian institution. In the film “Surviving Christmas,” starring Ben Affleck and Christina Applegate, the university also made an appearance.
Ontario Airport is located not in Canada. But the U.S. state of California, near Interstate 10 to the east of Los Angeles. This is the airport where Finch and Michelle meet Michelle’s sister, Cadence (January Jones). Live jazz may be heard on the weekends at Clancy’s Crab Broiler. This is a Boston-style seafood restaurant located in Glendale at 219 North Central Avenue and can be reached at (818) 242.2722.
Next location for the ‘scene’
‘Zyskowski Flowers,’ from which Stifler gets the wedding blooms, is Radio Shack, located at 101 South Glassell Street on the Southeast corner of the Circle in Orange (OK, you can’t get flowers here); the ‘Chicago’ wedding dress shop is Cantu and Castillo, located at 7415 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles.
The magnificent Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay is the coastal hotel where the wedding is eventually celebrated. The hotel can be found at 1 Miramontes Point Road in Half Moon Bay, which is about 30 miles south of San Francisco.
Well, nearly. The actual ceremony and reception were held at the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science of the Huntington Library and Gardens, which is located at 1151 Oxford Road in San Marino, California, which is east of Pasadena. Although the exterior wedding site scenes were filmed at the striking sea-front Ritz-Carlton, the actual ceremony was filmed there.
DurWhenooting was taking place, the glass and steel structure was still in the process of being constructed, which made it feasible to entirely transform the Conservatory into a high-end location for indoor weddings. A fish pond that has tropical plants was built on top of where the dance floor is presently located.
Coming to America, The Wedding Singer, A Cinderella Story, Indecent Proposal, The Nutty Professor (1996), Memoirs of a Geisha, and Serenity are just some of the various films in which the home and grounds have appeared.