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The 25 Best Event Venues in Los Angeles for 2020

By EventMB Studio Team

Looking for the top event venues in Los Angeles? We’ve compiled the best of the city’s large venues, cheap halls, music venues and more.

 

The entertainment capital of the world doesn’t fail to live up to its name. Attracting close to 50 million visitors annually, people flock to experience the Hollywood attractions, international cuisine, beaches, and celebrity-grade nightlife. Supporting this entertainment and business industry is a wide selection of corporate and party venues. From a myriad of options, these 25 event venues in Los Angeles are top choices for 2020.

If you are searching for event venues in Los Angeles we share:

1. The Best Large Event Venues in Los Angeles

2. The Best Small Venues in Los Angeles

3. The Best Warehouse Event Space in Los Angeles

4. The Best Cheap Halls for Rent in Los Angeles

5. The Best Small Party Venues in Los Angeles

6. The Best Outdoor Party Venues in Los Angeles

7. The Best Prom Venues in Los Angeles

8. The Best Event House Rentals Los Angeles

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THE BEST LARGE EVENT VENUES IN LOS ANGELES

The Beverly Hilton

WHY IS IT COOL? The Beverly Hilton is a historic hotel with a retro vibe and meeting spaces for groups of all sizes. The home of the Golden Globes is currently undergoing refurbishment on portions of the property.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Galas, banquets, conferences, meetings, board meetings, cocktail receptions, parties

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 60,000 square feet of event space across 21 function rooms

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Self and valet parking

Valentine

WHY IS IT COOL? Valentine is a large, Insta-worthy event venue in Downtown LA. This sustainable venue features industrial architecture, an oversize skylight, lush, tropical plantings, and an open concept event space to create customized events.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Parties, meetings, client events, product launches, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 9,000 square feet of event space that can accommodate groups up to 750

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: Valentine was constructed in part from reclaimed materials and was recently refurbished to have 100% groundwater permeability and increased energy efficiency.

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

Beverly Wilshire

WHY IS IT COOL? The Beverly Wilshire is a posh Four Seasons property located in Beverly Hills, with gorgeous views of the Hollywood Hills and Rodeo Drive. It’s also notably the site where Pretty Woman was filmed.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, meetings, cocktail receptions, retreats, board meetings, banquets, galas

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Almost 35,000 square feet of event space across 11 function areas; the Ballroom can seat 880 banquet style and 450 classroom style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: The Beverly Wilshire practices sustainability by eliminating plastic straws and packaging, recycling, and utilizing energy efficient lighting.

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Valet and garage parking


 

THE BEST SMALL VENUES IN LOS ANGELES

The Garland

WHY IS IT COOL? The Garland is a vintage resort, with a relaxed, desert vibe, meeting rooms, and a gorgeous pool deck. It’s convenient to Universal Studios and other Hollywood attractions.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, meetings, cocktail receptions, retreats, board meetings, banquets

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 20,000 square feet of event space across 13 function areas; the Beverly Park and Garland Ballrooms can seat 300 banquet style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: The Garland practices sustainability by offering guests the option to read newspapers online, installing energy efficient lighting, providing biodegradable toiletries, and using non-toxic cleaning products.

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Self and valet parking; free shuttle to Universal Studios

The Fig House

WHY IS IT COOL? The Fig House is an indoor/outdoor event venue located in up-and-coming Highland Park. The Fig House has glamorous, brightly colored mid-century décor, a beautiful tiled patio, and lush landscaping.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Parties, banquets, product launches, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate up to 250 seated banquet style and 450 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

 

THE BEST WAREHOUSE EVENT SPACE LOS ANGELES 

Hudson Loft

WHY IS IT COOL? Originally built as a Hudson Car Dealership in the 1930’s, Hudson Loft is now a bright, airy warehouse venue in Downtown LA. It’s centrally located, just blocks away from the Staples Center and LA Live.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, banquets, meetings, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 4,800 square feet that can accommodate 300

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

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HNYPT

WHY IS IT COOL? HNYPT is a community studio space and event venue in Downtown LA. It’s whitewashed walls and brick from the perfect blank canvas to build your event from scratch.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, banquets, meetings, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 6,000 square feet of event spaces across 2 studios, can accommodate 200 seated banquet style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY:

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

LA River Studios

WHY IS IT COOL? LA River Studios is a large, open concept warehouse space. It features wood beam ceilings, aged brick walls, and a loft and green room for private events. LA River Studios has an in-house production team to help you create exciting, customized events for your guests.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Meetings, parties, product launches, brand activations, fashion shows, tech events

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 15,000 square feet that can accommodate 400

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street parking

 

THE BEST CHEAP HALLS FOR RENT IN LOS ANGELES 

Glen Oaks Ballroom

WHY IS IT COOL? Glen Oaks Ballroom is an LA Banquets property located in Glendale. Glen Oaks Ballroom offers an ornate, decorative interior and high-tech LED lighting system. The event space and menu at Glen Oaks Ballroom can be customized to fit your event, and an on-site manager is available to ensure your event goes perfectly to plan.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, galas, launches, fundraisers

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate for 450

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house, can select an outside caterer as well

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

Atlantis Banquet Hall

WHY IS IT COOL? Atlantis Banquet Hall is a full-service venue located in a historic building and featuring sculptures from local artists. It offers an indoor garden, hardwood floors, and a fully customizable ballroom space.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, galas, launches, fundraisers

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: In-house

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Limited on-site parking, street and garage parking

Taglyan Complex

WHY IS IT COOL? The Taglyan Complex is a European-style banquet hall with an elaborate domed stained-glass ceiling, gardens, and large banquet space. The Taglyan Complex is committed to social and environmental responsibility, for example, by offering services to charities at a reduced rate.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, galas, launches, fundraisers

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 7,000 square feet of event space, can accommodate 500 seated banquet style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: Taglyan Complex practices sustainability through its use of technology, including LED and motion sensor lighting and sourcing local, organic ingredients.

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

Dream Palace LA

WHY IS IT COOL? Dream Palace LA is a newly renovated banquet hall in Glendale. It offers state of the art LED lighting and ornate interiors.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets and galas

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate 300 seated banquet style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

 

THE BEST SMALL PARTY VENUES LOS ANGELES 

Flora Chang

WHY IS IT COOL? Flora Chang is an intimate event venue with tons of funky personality. The venue features eclectic Asian décor, skylights, a billiards table, a built-in bar, and an indoor garden. Flora Chang also serves as an art gallery and boutique.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Small meetings, cocktail parties, team events, client events

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

Redbird

WHY IS IT COOL? Redbird is located in the stunning former cathedral that now also houses the Vibiana event space. Its modern décor contrasts with the traditional setting to create a visually appealing guest experience. Just as the restaurant’s event spaces can accommodate groups of all sizes, so too can its reasonably priced menu.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Meetings, cocktail receptions, team events, client events

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The Bishop’s Perch Room can seat 16 and 30 reception style; The Garden can seat 100 and 200 reception style; The West Room can seat 110 and 150 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

 

THE BEST OUTDOOR PARTY VENUES LOS ANGELES

Verandas Beach House

WHY IS IT COOL? Located in Manhattan Beach, Verandas Beach House is a chic, modern coastal-style venue with ocean views. Verandas Beach House offers extensive outdoor space, including The outdoor koi pond, succulent garden, and wooden gazebo.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, cocktail receptions, and galas

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate 250 seated banquet style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

City Market Social House

WHY IS IT COOL? Housed in what was the City Market of Los Angeles, City Market Social is a large warehouse venue with 20,000 sqft of flexible indoor/outdoor event space. Guests can enjoy the airy interiors with wooden truss ceilings and string-lit outdoor patio.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, banquets, team celebrations, client events

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 13,000 square feet of indoor space, 3,000 square foot patio; can accommodate 750 seated banquet style indoors and 1,000 reception

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: On-site parking for large events

SmogShoppe

WHY IS IT COOL? SmogShoppe is a former smog check station that has since been turned into a gorgeous succulent garden and indoor/outdoor event space. SmogShoppe offers chic, vintage style, an outdoor movie screen, and a beautiful fountain.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Screenings, cocktail parties, banquets, product launches, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate 150 seated banquet style and 250 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: 20 foot digital movie screen

SUSTAINABILITY: SmogShoppe is 100% solar powered!

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and public parking

Terranea Resort

WHY IS IT COOL? Perched on bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Terranea Resort is California’s premier oceanfront property. Terranea combines a sophisticated, yet relaxed Southern California style with Spanish architectural details. This Rancho Palos Verdes resort has fantastic, updated facilities, including a golf course, meeting rooms, and outdoor spaces. The resort also offers several on-site restaurants for private dining.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Conferences, meetings, board meetings, banquets, galas, cocktail receptions, retreats

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 60,000 square feet of event space across 33 function rooms

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: Terranea Resort practices sustainability by preserving coastal habitat, sending only 20% of its waste to landfill, and using natural irrigation on its grounds

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: On-site and valet parking

Millwick

WHY IS IT COOL? Originally built as a livery, Millwick is an indoor/outdoor urban garden space with a gorgeous Grand Hall, outdoor theater space, and lounge.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Screenings, parties, banquets, product launches, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 7,000 square feet of event space (4,500 square feet of indoor space, 2,500 square feet of outdoor space), can accommodate 175

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Digital movie screen

SUSTAINABILITY: Millwick practices sustainability by ensuring 25% groundwater permeability, passive lighting, and energy efficient heating and cooling

CATERING: N/A

TRANSPORT: Street and garage parking

Shutters on the Beach

WHY IS IT COOL? Just steps from the Santa Monica Pier, Shutters on the Beach is a luxury hotel with gorgeous outdoor event space and pool deck. Shutters on the Beach was built to evoke the feeling of a chic Cape Cod beach house.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Cocktail parties, meetings, small conferences, board meetings

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 9,000 square feet across 7 function rooms, including the 1,175 square foot Pacific that seats 130 banquet style and 250 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: In-house

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house

TRANSPORT: Valet and garage parking

 

THE BEST PROM VENUES IN LOS ANGELES 

The Majestic

WHY IS IT COOL? Built in 1924, The Majestic is a favorite of event planners and movie directors alike. The Majestic has a gorgeous paneled ceiling, arched windows, and marble floor. Its North and South Hall can be combined into a Grand Hall – lots of space for teens to dance.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, meetings, cocktail receptions, galas, product launches, car-related events (drive in capabilities)

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 30,000 square feet can accommodate 700 seated banquet style or 1,200 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: In-house, limitations on outside catering

TRANSPORT: Valet parking can be arranged through the event manager; street and garage parking

The Terrace at LA Live

WHY IS IT COOL? The Terrace at LA Live is a large, reasonably priced outdoor space with string lighting, a water wall, and expansive views of DTLA. The Terrace at LA Live can be fully customized, for example by using lighting to match school colors.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Banquets, meetings, cocktail receptions, galas, product launches

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: 8,100 square feet, can accommodate 150 seated banquet style and 350 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: N/A

SUSTAINABILITY: LA Live practices sustainability by recycling, composting, installing water efficient toilets and more

CATERING: In-house from Wolfgang Puck Catering

TRANSPORT: Garage parking

 

THE BEST EVENT HOUSE RENTALS LOS ANGELES 

Casa di Pietra

WHY IS IT COOL? Casa di Pietra is a cliffside mansion with insane views of the ocean, private access to the beach, and two terraces with fireplaces. It features a modern interior, gourmet kitchen, and heated pool with a sundeck.

WHAT TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Retreats, Cocktail parties, team celebrations, client events, product launches, brand activations

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: Can accommodate 150 seated banquet style and 225 reception style

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: Wired speakers and HD TVs

SUSTAINABILITY: N/A

CATERING: Catering can be arranged through the event concierge

TRANSPORT: On-site parking

Carondelet House, Central Los Angeles

This historic home with Italian villa architecture maintains its 1928 charm. Offering both small, cozy spaces and large halls, the home can be utilized for a variety of events.

WHY IS IT COOL? Exposed brick, hardwood floors, and large rooms give the space an urban flair. The home is decorated with vintage furniture but modern amenities, creating a warm atmosphere that can be easily customized. More so, the two exterior courtyards create a dynamic layout.

WHAY TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate meetings, dinner parties, cocktail parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The whole home is over 7,600 square feet with both indoor and outdoor space. It can fit 150 guests seated or 300 guests standing. The main hall is fit for corporate events and holds 60 guests theater style or 32 guests boardroom style.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: The venue can arrange AV rentals. Included in the rental fee are 16 speakers, a microphone, DJ inputs, WiFi.

TRANSPORT: The nearest public transportation stop is Wilshire & Park View bus station. The home is also a 10 minutes walk from the Westlake/MacArthur Park subway station. There are 400 parking spaces within 50 feet of the venue.

TAGS: immersive, experience friendly, boutique.

 Lombardi House, Hollywood

Delivering Hollywood history with a side of glamour, this event house is a refurbished stable and barn with elegant renovations.

WHY IS IT COOL? Built in 1904, this Victorian farmhouse is nestled in between fruit trees and gardens. The 35-foot vaulted ceilings of the barn create a spacious, light-filled space for events. The estate can also host outdoor movies or gourmet picnics in its garden.

WHAY TYPES OF EVENTS IS IT MOST SUITABLE FOR? Corporate retreats, dinner parties, cocktail parties.

GENERAL SPACE DESCRIPTION: The home is 7,000 square feet and can hold 250 guests. The backyard has a converted stable, lawn and patio. The estate is fully gated for maximum privacy.

AV AND TECHNOLOGY: WiFi.

CATERING: The venue has a list of exclusive caterers.

TRANSPORT: The nearest public transportation stop is the Hollywood & Bronson bus station. The estate has onsite parking.

TAGS: immersive, reinvention, experience friendly.

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