Exchange LA (pictured above)
Set in the original home of the Los Angeles Stock Exchange, this exquisite 1930’s Art Deco building was renovated in 2008. Featuring all the luxury and beauty of the original architecture, the 25,000 square foot space has been retrofitted with modern lighting and amenities. A beautiful space for cocktail parties, corporate events, fashion shows and award presentations, Exchange LA adds drama and elegance for any events.
The Natural History Museum
At the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County you can sit with a herd of elephants on the African plain or have dinner with triceratops and t-rexes underneath brass chandeliers and marble columns. As one of the few museums in Los Angeles that allow event rentals, your guests can take part in an impressive experience that they’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Open to corporate events, non-profit affairs, weddings and other celebrations, the Museum offers their Rotunda, Grand Foyer, North American Mammal Hall, African Mammal Hall and Times Mirror Room for rental. Best of all, they work with you on floor plans and designs to make sure your affair is as inspirational and enjoyable as it can be.
Fowler Museum at UCLA
Located on the campus of UCLA, the Fowler Museum has several options for events. The UCLA Art Council Amphitheater, which accommodates parties of 200 to 400 people, is perfect for a reception before a lecture, film or video show in the adjacent state-of-the-art Harry and Yvonne Lenart Auditorium (capacity 326). Upstairs, the outdoor Fowler Museum Terrace offers a view of the campus and accommodates 200 guests. And in the middle of the complex, the Elizabeth and W. Thomas David Courtyard is a fully enclosed landscape courtyard. This tranquil setting with a central fountain can accommodate 40 to 150 people.
The Los Angeles Union Station is the centerpiece to Art Deco and Spanish design. Featuring sky high ceilings, dramatic indoor and outdoor garden spaces, it is a perfect setting for weddings, cocktail parties, corporate events and private engagements. With spaces that offer seating for 500 to 1,000 guests any size affair can be accommodated at this venue.
Los Angeles Plaza Historic Distric
The Los Angeles Plaza Historic District (also known as El Pueblo de Los Angeles State Historic Park) provides scenic Victorian design with Spanish influenced architecture. Over a century old, this charming space provides a picturesque background for parties, black tie affairs, community events and other special occasions.
The Smog Shoppe is one of Los Angeles hottest venues. Called the “greenest urban oasis”, this vehicle smog check center from the 1980’s is located in the heart of Los Angeles on La Cienega Blvd. Entirely solar energy powered it has received the Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification. Featuring environmentally sustainable desert plants, décor and furniture, the unique venue can accommodate 175 to 250 people.
Rancho Sol de Pacifico
This venue really has to be seen to be believed. A private villa hovering high in the mountains above the Pacific Ocean, Rancho del Sol offers breath-taking views, an amphitheater that seats 450, koi ponds, black-bottom “lagoons” within its lush landscape and natural California beauty as far as the eye can see.
Villa Mara Malibu
Whether you’re planning a wedding, film screening, corporate event or charity auction, the Villa Mara in Malibu surrounds your guests in gorgeous ocean views and natural landscape. Featuring an outdoor kitchen, movie theater, fruit trees, infinity pool and fire pit, the 4,000 square feet venue can make any event unique and personal. Enjoy this palatial space with 200 of your closest friends and find yourself in a little piece of paradise.
If you’re planning a small event, Catchlight Studio’s provides the perfect amount of intimacy and stunning scenery. Located in West Hollywood, the 1,500 square foot space features breath taking natural lighting, ironwork detailing, Spanish tiling and a fully equipped kitchen ready for catering or self-service. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, it’s a perfect setting for dinners, personal parties, holiday parties and other receptions.