Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain” Video Locations

Inside the church in the video

Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

St. Brendan Catholic Church, 310 S. Van Ness Ave., Los Angeles, CA.

Villa del Sol d’Oro, 675 W. Highland Ave., Sierra Madre, CA

This epic 9-minute video by Guns N’ Roses was shot at several locations around the Los Angeles, CA area and New Mexico. It is considered to be one of the most expensive videos ever made with some estimates at $1.5 million to make.  The video featured actress, Stephanie Seymour, who was Axl’s girlfriend at the time.  The band’s live performance clips were shot at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The church scenes were shot at the St. Brendan Catholic Church, also in Los Angeles. For the wedding reception scenes, the Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, CA was used (a popular place that you too can rent out for your wedding or party). For the outside shots of Slash playing in the middle of the desert prairie in front of a little white church, the crew used a location in New Mexico. The church was the same church used in the 1985 movie Silverado.

Unofficially, the videos for “November Rain,” “Don’t Cry” and “Estranged” form a trilogy. “November Rain” was based on the short story “Without You” by Del James, a friend of Axl Rose. The song is the longest song ever to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and was the #1 MTV video for 1992.

 

Inside the Orpheum Theatre in the video.

Inside the Orpheum Theatre during the video’s live performance scene.

 

Inside the Orpheum Theatre where the performance clips were filmed for "November Rain."

Inside the Orpheum Theatre where the performance clips were filmed for “November Rain.”

 

The outside of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

The outside of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles.

 

The outside of the St. Brendan Church in the video.

The outside of the St. Brendan Catholic Church as it appears in the video.

 

The St. Brendan Catholic Church where the wedding and funeral scenes were filmed.

The St. Brendan Catholic Church  today, where the wedding and funeral scenes were filmed.

 

Video still shot of Axl and video bride and current girlfriend at the time, Stephanie Seymour, leaving the church.

Video still shot of Axl and video bride and current girlfriend at the time, Stephanie Seymour, leaving the church.

 

The front steps of the St. Brendan Catholic Church.

The front steps of the St. Brendan Catholic Church.

 

Still from the video as the couple leave the church.

Still from the video as the couple leave the church showing the building across the street.

 

Same view today of the building across the street from the church.

Same view today of the building across the street from the church.

 

The wedding reception in the video.

The wedding reception in the video.

 

From the video, the reception at the Villa del Sol d'Oro.

From the video, the reception at the Villa del Sol d’Oro.

 

The Villa del Sol d'Oro where the wedding reception scenes were filmed.

The Villa del Sol d’Oro where the wedding reception scenes were filmed.

 

The Villa del Sol d'Oro.

The Villa del Sol d’Oro.

 

Aerial view of the Villa del Sol d'Oro where the wedding reception scenes were filmed.

Aerial view of the Villa del Sol d’Oro where the wedding reception scenes were filmed.

 

Slash outside in the New Mexico prairie.

Slash outside in the New Mexico prairie.

 

The church as it appeared in the 1985 movie, Silverado.

The church as it appeared in the 1985 movie, Silverado.

 

Location of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Location of the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Location of the St. Brensan Catholic Church in Los Angeles, CA.

Location of the St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles, CA.

 

Location of the Villa del Sol d'Oro in Sierra Madre, CA.

Location of the Villa del Sol d’Oro in Sierra Madre, CA.