23 Unreal Los Angeles Event Venues
It’s been said that few cities differ more from their depiction in entertainment that Los Angeles. While Hollywood tends to portray the City of Angels as the ultimate destination for glitz and glamour, the version summarizes by most tourists is something else: concrete. As such, few things are more important to get right when planning an event in LA than the venue. Whether you’re hosting a small party, a large conference, or throwing an outdoor party, we’ve scoured our Rolodex for the best spots that scream anything but “concrete jungle.”
Location: 4000 Warner Boulevard
Great For: Corporate Retreats
Where better to host a week of visioneering and daydreaming than the studio lot that’s home to Friends’ Central Perk and a props warehouse filled with some of the most iconic pieces of creativity to grace the small screen? Not only does Warner Bros. lend their studio’s lot for special events, but they’ll even connect you to some of the most talented tradesmen in the arts to design and craft memorable props only found in Hollywood.
Capacity: 789 Standing / 300 Seated Indoor Reception
Location: 214 South Main Street
Great For: Performances, Galas, Weddings
A chef and a designer walk into a cathedral. What happens next? An event space so gorgeous, you may just decide to renew your vows. For those looking for a turnkey space, the former cathedral’s tall columns and beautiful architecture can easily stand on their own, while those looking for a canvas to take to the next level are more than welcome to gild the lily with LED lighting, posh furniture, and whatever they can dream up.
Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd
Great For: Galas, Charitable Events
Get your very own “Night at the Museum,” when you rent the GRAMMY Museum as a full buyout, where permanent and traveling exhibits chronicle some of music’s biggest names in well-appointed space. Looking for a bit less space while retaining the impressive address? Rent one of their four other spaces, including the 200-seat Clive Davis Theatre, galleries for 100-150, or green room for 20.
Location: 100 Aquarium Way
Great For: Picnics, Company Meetings, Birthday Parties
For a more laid back atmosphere that inspires and entertains, consider the Aquarium of the Pacific. Designed as a showcase for the Pacific Ocean and all its inhabitants, the aquarium regularly plays host to company meetings, weddings, and even marriage proposals. A number of event spaces and delectable menus (sustainably sourced seafood, anyone?) make meeting planning straightforward.
Location: 1111 S Figueroa St
Great For: Corporate Celebrations
Ready to celebrate a team’s major accomplishment with some lavish TLC? Purchase the best seats in the house at the Staples Center at the Hyde Lounge. A private suite with a VIP entrance, the lounge can accommodate up to 250 guests who will wine and dine with onsite catering and dedicated serving staff.
Location: 1050 S Hill St
Great For: Performances, Press Events
You’ve never seen a theatre quite like this. Among LA’s most jaw-dropping venues, the Belasco Theatre is a snapshot of a different era when architecture was crafted to last (and impress) for centuries to come. The intricate details and iconic ceiling make the Belasco a gorgeous setting for a concert, product launch, or press event.
Capacity: 150 Seated / 300 Standing
Location: 800 West Olympic Boulevard
Great For: Product Launches, Networking Events, Parties
High atop the landmark GRAMMY Museum, The Terrace provides 180-degree views from downtown skyscrapers to the Hollywood Sign. The space can be outfitted with a modern vibe A space managed by LA Live, their talented team of props makes event planning a snap. A water wall, two bars, and catering by Wolfgang Puck? We’re there.