facility. Hosting seated affairs for 550 and
receptions for nearly 800 in the Great Hall
and Garden Courtyard, the award-winning
venue includes creative food and cocktail
menus from its chef-restaurateur owners.
The nation’s third-oldest ballpark behind
Boston’s Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (1914), 56,000-seat
Dodger Stadium (1962) is a home run for
convention, corporate and other groups.
Overlooking the city, this Chavez Ravine
landmark offers multiple year-round event
facilities, the field included.
Part of Downtown’s L.A. LIVE entertainment district, the GRAMMY Museum
features four floors of cutting-edge musical
exhibits and interactive experiences. Versatile event spaces include the 200-seat Clive
Davis Theater and fifth-floor outdoor Target
Terrace, with Downtown and the Hollywood
sign as the backdrop for seated gatherings of
150 and receptions for 300 people.
In L.A.’s geographical center, Mid-City, or
Mid-Wilshire, buzzes with culture, art and
dining, enriched by heirlooms such as the
Original Farmers Market.
Steps from CBS Television City, this
open-air market originated in 1880 as a
256-acre dairy farm. Derricks replaced
the cattle in 1900 when one of the owners,
drilling for water, hit oil instead. In 1934,
two entrepreneurs transformed the vacant
site into a “Village” where farmers and other merchants could sell fresh produce from
their trucks—and the market was born.
Attracting stars through the decades from
Frank Sinatra and the Beatles to Gordon
Ramsey and Jimmy Kimmel, the world-renowned venue today features restaurants
serving global cuisines, along with gourmet
grocers, bakers, produce-sellers and more.
Opened in 1936, the El Rey Theatre is an
Art Deco gem in the heart of the Miracle
Mile, L.A.’s Museum Row. After a 50-plus-
year run as a movie house, this Los Angeles
Historic-Cultural Monument became
a live-music venue in 1994. Featuring a
grand ballroom with full stage and VIP bal-
cony lounge, the 800-capacity theater hosts
live entertainment and private events.
Since debuting in 1965, the preeminent
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (
LACMA) has become the largest art museum
in the western U.S., with some 130,000
genre-spanning works in its collection.
Nine distinct spaces within the Miracle
Mile landmark include the 600-capacity
Bing Theater, 900-capacity North Piazza
and 100-capacity David Bohnett Foundation Atrium, where guests can experience
the iconic two-story sculpture Smoke.
LACMA events include exclusive access to
art from across time and around the globe.
Adjacent to LACMA, work is underway
on the much-delayed Academy Museum of
Motion Pictures. Now targeting completion
by 2019, the project, featuring a massive
glass sphere, will reportedly have event
spaces that include a 1,000-seat theater.
Another acclaimed Miracle Mile institution, the Petersen Automotive Museum,
unveiled a dramatic $125 million transformation in December 2015. With the exterior
newly wrapped in red-hot skin and stain-less-steel ribbons, the remade interior introduced 25 new galleries and 50,000-plus
square feet of event space on four floors.
Rental options include the rooftop terrace
for 300 guests, and the interior galleries
combined for 2,000-person receptions.
Guided tours of historic Sony Pictures
Studios showcase everything from the
soundstages where classics like The Wizard
of Oz were filmed to the mobile home from
TV’s Breaking Bad. For small meetings to
blockbuster events, rental venues range
from the historic Rita Hayworth Dining
Room to small-town street sets.
In culturally rich Koreatown, just east of
Mid-City and halfway between Downtown
and Hollywood, the 384-room LINE Hotel
is a cool urban boutique option for groups.
Framed with a wall of colorful windows
overlooking the Hollywood Hills, this revival
of a 1964 concrete building on Wilshire Boulevard offers 12,000 square feet of hip indoor
and outdoor meeting, event and private dining space for up to 800 people. These include
the divisible 425-capacity grand ballroom;
'80s-inspired nightlife venue Break Room 86;
and an outdoor pool deck for up to 250 people, with the adjacent Commissary restaurant
from acclaimed local chef Roy Choi, uniquely
situated in a greenhouse.
Wild for WeHo!
While founded in 1984 as L.A. County’s
84th city, West Hollywood’s fame stretches
back decades. Home of the iconic Sunset
Strip and legendary clubs such as The
Troubadour ( 60 this year), Whisky a Go
Go and Roxy, “WeHo” is synonymous with
rock 'n' roll style—and decadence.
Since 2009, it’s been the 239-room
Andaz West Hollywood, but in the 1970s
the former Continental Hyatt House lived
up to its “Riot House” nickname as Led
Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Who
and other rockers rode Harleys in the
hallways, dropped TVs off the balconies,
and engaged in other mayhem not fit to
Today, the party spirit continues at
venues such as the 190-capacity rooftop
Panorama Ballroom. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic city and
ocean views, the 2,730-square-foot space
connects to the 150-capacity Sundeck,
which appeared in the 1984 “
rockumen-tary” This Is Spinal Tap.
Formerly the Route 66-era Tropicana
Motor Lodge, the Ramada Plaza West
Hollywood Hotel and Suites was another
legendary rocker refuge, from Jim Morrison and Janis Joplin to Blondie and Bruce
Springsteen. The affordable hotel, favored
by international visitors and the local
music and entertainment industry, offers a
meeting room for 40 people.
Rooftop venues are all the rage in WeHo,
such as the Sunset Cocktail Lounge at Pali-house West Hollywood. Other stylish event
spaces at the 37-room boutique include the
Lobby Lounge and Mardi Restaurant, with
a private dining room.
Taking reservations for November 2017
and beyond, Kimpton’s new 105-room La
Peer Hotel will feature rooftop event space.
Opened in 1975, the award-winning 1.6
million-square-foot Pacific Design Center
offers rental venues that include two
Wolfgang Puck restaurants, the 380-seat
SilverScreen Theater and the 200-seat
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