Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exposition Blvd Los Angeles, CA
Max Capacity: 1875 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.

Location
Amenities
  • Cafeteria/Snack Bar Available
Features
  • Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 1875
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 24,440
  • Year Built: 1913
Santa Monica, CA  
Capacity: 1000
With accommodations for up to 1,000 total attendees for conferences, meetings, seminars, receptions, sales meetings, ceremonies, product announcements, luncheons and happy hours, the Museum of Flying is an ideal location to allow your functions to ‘take flight’ in an interesting and unusual venue that is unlike any other in the greater Los Angeles area. Your guests will be energized and inspired to engage and get the most of your function. Located at one of the oldest continually operating Airports in the United States, the Museum of Flying presents the rich history of aviation as it relates to Southern California with an emphasis on the Douglas Aircraft Company that called the Santa Monica Airport home for more than 40 years. In fact, the Douglas Aircraft Company built more than 10,000 aircraft here during World War II.
Ontario, CA  
Capacity: 200
$1,440-$7,200 per 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.
Hawthorne, CA  
Capacity: 240
$35.95-$46.95 per person
Matisse Restaurant inside the Ayres Hotel Manhattan Beach offers delicious American cuisine infused with rich European flavor. Our diverse menus will fill your day with freshness, tickle your palate and satisfy your fine tastes with quality. Lavish events such as weddings and corporate functions, as well as small socials held at Matisse leave a lasting impression on your guests. Treat yourself, family members, associates or special guest to fine wines, exquisite culinary creations in an elegant and friendly atmosphere. Conferences and client meetings held on our premises never fail to impress.
Santa Ana, CA  
Capacity: 800
$36-$78 per person
$70-$1,500 per event
Hotel with French Provincial decor, popular amenities for the business or leisure traveler; located one mile from SNA airport. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana - Orange County Airport is just one mile north of the John Wayne Airport in a vibrant pedestrian-friendly area. Our hotel offers over 12,000 sq. ft. of meeting space and is able to accommodate groups of up to 800 guests. Our meeting space includes board rooms, five event rooms, and formal private dining rooms. We offer affordable meeting packages to suit every budget, state-of-the-art A/V services, and 10 megabytes of internet access in the meeting rooms.
Tehachapi, CA  
Capacity: 300
$5,999-$14,999 per event
With 20 acres of peace and privacy and your own 2500 sq ft Victorian home for your wedding day/honeymoon night with a jacuzzi suite and handmade breakfast the next morning , its truly special . All the FIVE STAR catered food and all the beer and wine spritzers your guest can drink with bartender and 500 lbs of ice , are included plus free minister. You can also bring your own hard alchohol and our bartender will serve it - no charge. Also all the chairs, tables, Imported China, Linens and crystal is included. The 5000 sq ft barn with Luxury drapes and chandeliers is truly stunning as it looks out on the fabulous views across the valley. We are also available by text or call 8 am till 8 pm 7 days a week at 661-477-6140 . We LOVE giving great customer service ! With almost 200 FIVE STAR reviews you can feel comfortable knowing your day will be perfect :) Destination brides love us because its like being in Big Bear with out the drive and we have LOTS of hotels and restaurants close by . Let us know if we can help you in any way . www.RoseGardenEstateWeddings.com and go to Facebook to see our other brides @RoseGardenEstate
Los Angeles, CA  
Capacity: 2000
Located right on the border of Koreatown in the upcoming neighborhood of Arlington Heights, UNION is redefining the Los Angeles nightclub experience. Built in the wake of the historical Jewel’s Catch One’s closure, UNION brings a world-class lineup that prizes quality and diversity, hosting everything from local juggernauts A Club Called Rhonda to Boiler Room to Soulja Boy to Die Antwoord. With 5 rooms, affordable drinks and a welcoming staff, UNION is already upping the ante for L.A. nightlife.
Los Angeles, CA  
Capacity: 600
$55 per person
In the heart of the ever-growing Cahuenga Corridor, Station1640 is a nightclub and event space with mixology and state-of-the-art sound & lighting. The theme and decor is inspired by the subways of New York City with contemporary street designs by LA’s iconic artists. Station1640 blends music & nightlife in a new way with an all-encompassing artistic edge. 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.
Los Angeles, CA  
Capacity: 250
$1,500-$3,000 per event
Nuspace is a unique loft style space located in the heart of Hollywood. The studio consists of 3 spaces, which can be configured together or individually to accommodate a variety of events. With a minimalistic yet sophisticated atmosphere, Nuspace is perfectly suited for photo/video shoots, boutique events, pop-up showrooms, fashion presentations, product launches, screenings, art exhibits and cocktail parties and provide up to 150 car space.
Palm Springs, CA  
Capacity: 100
$2,200-$4,800 per event
We run a bustling breakfast and lunch cafe seven days a week. At night we have a full bar and specialize in karaoke parties. We want to host your next event! Feel free to call, email or come see us in person!