Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Max Capacity: 1,875 people
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County exists to advance knowledge and to enable people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests to appreciate their natural and cultural heritage. The Museum assembles, conserves, interprets, and holds in trust collections of irreplaceable objects from nature and human history. These collections reveal the history of the Earth and the evolution and diversity of life and culture. They sustain programs of research, exhibits, education, and publication. We welcome the opportunity to expand our educational efforts by allowing special event use of the Museum. Religious ceremonies or events are allowed as well.
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Natural History Museum - A Unique Wedding Venue - An Eventective User from Los Angeles, CA

The Los Angeles Natural History Museum is one of the most unique but incredible places I've ever attended a wedding. Yes, the same museum we visited as children on school field trips, dinosaur fossils and all! While they only do this on the side, it's a normal museum during the day, your wedding party can take over the museum for the entire wedding late into the night. Roam freely and enjoy the exhibits and many unique photo opportunities. How many wedding venues include a photo spot right in front of a T. Rex? The reception was held in the remodeled rotunda, a stunning room that was part of the original museum built in 1913. The rotunda is breathtaking and made entirely of marble. It's a large space, as this party had over 300 attendees. Less formal parties, we heard, can even be held in the African Mammal Hall or North American Mammal Hall, offering exotic backdrops for memorable events. The acoustics are great for music and there's an excellent, gleaming dance floor. This is a great family-friendly wedding venue that isn't too stuffy but is still very classy. After you attend a wedding at the Natural History Museum, any other wedding venue just seems so tame and boring. If you're bold and daring, this is a great place to consider for a wedding venue in Los Angeles!

A unqiue venue for an even more unique wedding! - An Eventective User from Sacramento, CA

Growing up with a background in the arts, I was inspired to have a creative wedding. You often hear of the typical church wedding, but our wedding at The National History Museum of Los Angeles was anything but. The museum catered to every one of your needs including security, staffing, and maintenance. You also had access to many galleries for photography purposes which put a special touch on those imporant photos. Although the entire museum isn't available for the actual wedding they do offer you use of The Grand Foyer, the African Mammal Hall, and the beautiful Rotunda. One thing that especially caught our attention was the 1-year VIP membership the museum gives newlyweds for having their ceremony there. You can use that membership not just at the National History Museum but at other museums in the partnership. We had our cocktail hour in the Grand Foyer and dinner at the African Mammal Hall. This venue was the best part of the whole wedding process. There aren't enough good things My wife and I are real science dorks so it seemed fitting to have our reception under a pair of dinosaurs. We loved the venue so much, we added dinosaurs into our wedding theme (as cake toppers). Our guests were amazed by the reception. It's just awesome to have the whole first floor of the museum to yourselves. However, my wife and I were allowed to go anywhere in the museum... so we took really cool photos next to the exhibits. Absolutely amazing, and highly recommended.

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  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1875
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 24,440
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 200  
$1,440-$7,200 /event
Brand New Banquet Hall for Rent. We offer full catering and service packages, or bring your own food and drink. Our newly remodeled Banquet Hall is located in Ontario and has over 4,000 sq ft of space. With Victorian style decor that has a modern look and seats up to 150 guests. Our Package will provide you with all the necessities to enjoy a stress-free day. This package can include a delicious organic gourmet meal, great customer service from our wonderful staff, set-up and clean up, and so much more for additional price or simply rent the hall. With our rental, you bring in your own caterer and it gives you all the basics to create your own event from scratch. We have a variety of options. Please contact us to schedule a viewing or answer any questions you may have.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 600  
$55 /person
In the heart of the Cahuenga Corridor, sits a premiere cultured nightclub and Hollywood staple, Station1640. The theme and decor of Station1640 is inspired by the underground subways of New York City. An all-encompassing artistic take-over by Los Angeles' most epic graffiti artists was enlisted by GuerillaOne with a top-tier roster of world renowned artists including: Retna, Slick, Wrdsth, Sebastien Walker of Seventh Letter, Risk, Sponto founder of BornXRaised, Jim Evans aka Taz and more. Eat | Drink | Play | Dance Station1640 has now launched it's own Restaurant and is open for Happy Hour Tuesday - Friday 6pm - 10pm. We have TV, Live music, Live Streaming, Games, and Video Game Packages. The venue is surrounded by cultured history mixed with the glamour of the neighborhood's newest moneyed residents including DREAM Hotel, W Hotel, TAO Group, and a fashionable crop of new developments.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 100  
Perfect for any individual or small groups needing extended-stay accommodations. On-site meeting rooms ideal for small groups of 10-50 people. Perfect space for board meetings, training, business meetings and social gatherings. This hotel offers various meeting packages that make the planning process stress free and easy.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 550
 
Warm and inviting. Elegant and sophisticated. Enjoy your special event in beautiful surroundings while relaxing with the feeling that you’re among friends. Arbat Banquet Hall brings you unique benefits not offered elsewhere. The Grand Banquet Hall is 100 x 78 feet, with a 50 foot bar. There’s a raised stage for your music ensemble or band, or for company awards ceremonies and new product introductions. A raised Table of Honor awaits Bride and Groom or VIPs. Additional adjoining rooms give you tremendous versatility in party or event planning. We understand that you want to show your guests a fabulous time. And we also realize that staying within your budget is important. We'll help you do both. Welcome to Arbat Banquet Hall!
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 200  
$400 /event
Hilton Garden Inn® has the space, staff, and amenities for important business meetings and social gatherings of most sizes. And with must-haves like delicious on-site catering and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, your day will run smoothly from start to finish.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 275  
$25-$57 /person
The hotel boasts over 300 sleeping rooms and 8,000 square feet of flexible function / event space to accommodate groups up to 275 people. Host a fabulous event and enjoy the fruits of your labor along with your guests. Our Catering Managers will help with everything from food to entertainment, and our staff will make sure your event is truly memorable. No matter what the event, we'll create the appropriate mood and take the stress out of hosting. (Don't worry, you still get all the credit!)
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 500
 
$3,000-$4,000 /event
If you are planning a Wedding reception, Business meeting, Birthday party or any event, the Planes of Fame Event Venue offers your group an opportunity to step back in time! Our beautiful Maloney Hanger transforms into a wedding venue, banquet hall or reception hall large enough to host up to 320 people for a sit-down dinner. From 10 to over 500 people, we can tailor our facility to suit your occasion! We look forward to working with you to ensure your event is delightful. Think of us for your next reunion, company party, annual meeting, reception, corporate meeting, retirement, birthday, holiday party, anniversary, wedding, and club meeting! We are a non profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has grown for the past 57 years through donations.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 400  
We love throwing parties, weddings, and corporate events. Let us help you plan yours. Celebrate poolside, fireside—or mountain-side in our new Sago Ballroom & Terrace.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 180  
$16-$75 /person
The Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles International Airport North is located just one-half mile from LAX Airport and the Los Angeles coastline. Here you'll find the perfect balance of comfort and functionality - with spacious two-room airport hotel suites and elegant ballrooms. A short drive from downtown Los Angeles, this preferred choice of LAX hotels will pamper you in a laid back setting. Featuring 5,500 square feet of meeting space in 7 different meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 people, this elegant location offers the best in convenience, comfort, and style. Take advantage of creative menus, exceptional service and choices for a versatile Los Angeles meeting room. From selecting the best ballroom, to planning your menu, to executing your event, we are with you every step of the way. Our Executive Chef will prepare a memorable meal, and our knowledgeable catering staff will ensure a successful event, allowing you to be with your guests.
Serving the Los Angeles, CA Area
Capacity: 146  
$750-$3,000 /event
Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is the premier holiday event in southern California. For over 110 years the Newport Beach Boat Parade has dazzled spectators. The boat parade in Newport Beach began as a 9 boat affair during the turn of the 20th century and has grown into hundreds of ships and homes in full décor with dazzling light displays and over 2 million people viewing the each year. The decor and amazing light displays begin early in December running throughout the month and into the new year. The parade takes place over 5 nights on third week in December with this year's parade is from December 19-December 23 2018. Holiday parties either set to the back drop of the Newport Christmas Boat Parade or dates throughout December will be treated to amazing light displays, decorated ships, and all the decor that has made Newport Beach one of the top 10 holiday happenings in the nation reported by the New York Times. Newport Landing provides ship rentals for holiday parities of all sizes with a large selection of yachts & ships with many types of amenities. Our event team has years of experience with holiday parties and understands the best formats to ensure your holiday event exceeds expectations and is a complete success.