Whether you're planning an intimate gathering or a large scale event for thousands of attendees, meeting professionals can think outside the box at spectacular outdoor spaces throughout Los Angeles.
Grand Park is a dynamic 12-acre public park in the heart of Downtown’s cultural and civic center, stretching from The Music Center on the west to City Hall on the east. As one of the largest parks in Los Angeles County, Grand Park features multi-use spaces and lawns that welcome all sizes and styles of events, celebrations and activities for the entire community. Grand Park, which spans four blocks, was designed to accommodate the needs of all types of performances and events, with state-of-the-art multimedia technology and multiple options that provide for flexibility in set-up.
With incredible views of Santa Monica Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the lush, tranquil lawn at Bel-Air Bay Club makes the perfect setting for any outdoor gathering from corporate team building exercises to glamorous galas. Built in 1927 as a "country place by the sea" for the burgeoning Los Angeles leisure class, Bel-Air Bay Club is an exquisite blend of timeless Hollywood glamour and universally-recognized luxury. This historic estate on the Pacific coast is just a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport and minutes from downtown Santa Monica. Meeting planners can expect to find comfort, inspiration and creativity, with breathtaking views of the Pacific and white-glove treatment from start to finish. Their expansive, flexible floor plan can accommodate anywhere from 75 to 600 guests.
Explore the 160-acre Descanso Gardens, a lush urban oasis with a camellia oak forest, streams, a lake, bird sanctuary, 5-acre International Rosarium and colorful flower displays. The garden facilities are available evenings only and include the serene Japanese Garden, complete with a zen garden and koi-filled stream, with room for 60 guests and the Craftsman-style Rose Pavilion with room for up to 225 people.
Set on 206 well-groomed acres in San Marino, The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens features an acclaimed art collection, a Chinese Scholar’s Garden and other specialty gardens. With more than 35 indoor and outdoor venues on over 200 acres of gardens, courtyards, terraces and auditoriums, The Huntington offers unique and picturesque event sites for groups from 10 to 1,000 people. For a large scale event, check out their Australian Garden or Brown Garden Lawn, both of which offer a blank canvas to build an event of your choosing. From tent structures to stage platforms, corporate picnics to banquet dinners, these vast spaces offers endless possibilities with room for up to 1,000 guests. The Huntington also offers full-service catering services as well as event design and décor assistance.
Located in Simi Valley, The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is situated on a majestic hill overlooking the breathtaking views of Southern California and boasts rooms and outdoor venues capable of hosting intimate meetings for 10 or gala dinners for up to 1,500 guests. The front entrance to the museum, the courtyard is the perfect event venue for large outdoor groups. Accommodating up to 1,200 people, the courtyard is partially covered allowing for sun and wind protection. With twinkling lights in the numerous large oak trees and a grand center fountain, the Library's courtyard offers a beautiful event setting. Additional outdoor spaces include the Ruwe Terrace and the White House Rose Garden.
Nestled on 15 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Skirball Cultural Center has been admired for its intimate scale and sensitivity to the natural environment. Centrally located and featuring fully customizable, well-appointed facilities, the Skirball Cultural Center provides an ideal setting for conferences, symposia, networking events, training workshops, seminars, galas, fundraisers, holiday parties, and other gatherings. For an elegant setting, book the Taper Courtyard complete with a tranquil reflecting pool and room for sit-down dinners for up to 500 guests and cocktails/buffets for 150 to 1,200 guests.
Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley's studio district, the Sportsmen's Lodge was a popular gathering spot for cast and crew in old Hollywood, including Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The Sportsmen’s Lodge Event Center features gardens and outdoor venues that can accommodate 100 to 600 guests. There are three spacious outdoor garden decks and two gazebos within the lushly landscaped gardens amid towering redwoods, ponds and waterfalls.
The Taglyan Cultural Complex, located just a few blocks from the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine, offers 20,000 square feet of modern meeting space. Opened in 2008, it has become a Tinseltown venue ideally suited for corporations, institutions and organizations. The Taglyan Gardens can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, who will be enchanted by the bubbling fountain and magnolia, Italian cypress and olive trees.
The Terranea Resort features 60,000 square feet of state-of-the-art indoor meeting and event space including the 18,000 square-foot Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom, 6,600 square foot Marineland Ballroom, fifteen breakout rooms and three boardrooms. All 75,000 square feet of outdoor event space offers breathtaking ocean views. From arrival to departure, the resort ensures an unforgettable experience in an extraordinary environment. Terranea offers a total of nine individual terraces and lawns, all offering full ocean views. The Meadows event venue features over 16,000 square feet of a gently sloping lawn, ideal for concerts, creative lectures and team building activities.
Located on the Western Justice Center campus in the Arroyo neighborhood of Pasadena, the historic Maxwell House is the perfect setting for a meeting, conference or special event. The Maxwell House can host intimate meetings for a few people or formal events up to 150 in its elegant rooms and courtyards. The Patio contains two charming courtyards that can accommodate 150 for a reception or ceremony.
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