Unique Event Spaces and Venues in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles is home to the most unique, top-tier event spaces in the country. Event venues in LA county include over 300 museums, blockbuster entertainment centers, numerous outdoor venues and terrain that varies from the mountaintops to the beach.  For an “Only in L.A.” experience that is sure to impress, check out just a sample of these spectacular places to host meetings in Los Angeles. 



Imagine gathering in the same spaces where seminal icons Lucille Ball, Bob Dylan and Orson Welles took stage. Picture a session inside a 3,500 square-foot skylit atrium surrounded by elaborate ironwork. When it comes to meeting and event spaces, NeueHouse took the box and got creative with it. With two house locations in LA – Downtown (in the historic Bradbury Building) and Hollywood (occupying the original CBS Studios) – these are meeting-defining spaces. Explore the impeccable architecture, stunning indoor/outdoor backdrops, state-of-the-art technology and more.

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City Market Social House

Creative planning needs fluidity, and City Market Social House seamlessly accommodates. Concepted, designed and built by Live Event Industry veterans, CMSH is an ADA-compliant, warehouse-style event venue with permanent occupancy for up to 1,000 guests – and expanded capabilities to accommodate conferences for up to 5,000 guests. The venue provides over 20,000 sq. ft. of creative space to work with, specifically including an outdoor courtyard space, ample parking, 16-foot roll-up doors, a well-equipped green room, designated high-speed Wi-Fi and many more detailed features.


Take a virtual tour of LA’s most popular venues, or utilize our Venue Finder to narrow down the search for your specific meeting needs.

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Westfield Century City

The Westfield Century City is steeped in Hollywood history, as it was once the home of the studio backlots for Fox Films and 20th Century-Fox where stars like Shirley Temple and Marilyn Monroe once worked and classics such as Miracle on 34th Street were filmed. With $1 billion in renovations, it lays out top entertainment, fashion retailers and restaurants for attendees to enjoy – including the first West Coast location of Eataly along with flagship stores for Macy's, Nordstrom and Bloomingdales. But the combination indoor/outdoor complex was designed to be multi-functional, offering luxury concierge services as well as the Atrium, an outdoor event space that seats up to 1,000 and is equipped to accommodate concerts and live performances.

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Petersen Automotive Museum

Looking for unique party venues Los Angeles style? Following an extensive $125-million renovation, the Petersen Automotive Museum re-opened its doors in 2015 and features three themed floors highlighting the history, industry and artistry of the automotive world in addition to a rooftop pavilion. Thoughtfully designed with contemporary appeal, the Petersen’s interior is accented with stainless steel and glass windows. With more than 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space, the Petersen is a popular choice for product launches, meetings, receptions and more.


The Rooftop Penthouse & Terrace occupies the entire 4th floor of the museum and features panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills and Century City. The stunning rooftop can accommodate up to 280 guests with catering done exclusively by Celestino Drago. 

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For catching views and breezes, these rooftop venues will have your group feeling on top of the world.

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

In the city synonymous with cinema, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the largest institution in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and masters of moviemaking. The 300,000-square-foot museum is full of inspiration and dynamic space – with more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space, two fully-equipped film and performance theaters, functional indoor/outdoor event spaces, and the rooftop Dolby Family Terrace that overlooks those famous Hollywood Hills.

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Universal Studios Hollywood

Plan an unforgettable event with a splash of movie magic at Universal Studios Hollywood. Complete with jaw-dropping venues, innovative equipment and facilities, plus catering by “Chef to the Stars,” Wolfgang Puck, Universal Studios Hollywood will surely leave a lasting impression on your guests. Universal Studios Hollywood can host a variety of events from as few as 100 people up to 20,000 and has a team of dedicated event specialists to ensure your event is a blockbuster success.


From Tom Cobbler to cobblestone streets, the imaginative atmospheres surrounding the InPark venues at Universal Studios Hollywood know no bounds. Your group can experience different venue ‘worlds,’ including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Parisian Courtyard, the stylish outdoor plazas of Front Gate and Universal, Springfield with The Simpsons and the Upper and Lower Lots – replete with cinema-inspired backdrop. 


For movie studios that double as event spaces, LA sets the stage.

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Los Angeles Music Center

The Music Center is L.A.’s premier performing arts complex and offers four extraordinary L.A. venues. The Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall features several event spaces, including the 2,265-seat main auditorium and two small amphitheaters. Other Music Center venues include the Ahmanson Theatre with 2,115 seats; Mark Taper Forum with 747 seats; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with 3,189 seats, meeting rooms, Grand Hall, lobby areas and the Oval Bar; and The Plaza, a 52,000 square-foot outdoor area with fountains and the famous “Peace on Earth” sculpture. The mainstay Plaza underwent a $41 million-dollar reimagining in 2019 – doubling its capacity for events from 2,500 to 5,000 people. In addition, updated features to the Plaza include sleek elevators flanking the main staircase off Grand Avenue, a wine bar, a welcome center, a coffee shop, and new restrooms. 


For nothing but fresh air and open space, discover these top outdoor venues in LA.

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The California Science Center

The California Science Center, near the heart of downtown Los Angeles in Exposition Park, features multiple meeting venues in Los Angeles, available for both daytime and evening events. This unique venue is great for corporate, non-profit, or social events and allows your guests to interact with hundreds of hands-on exhibits, unique artifacts and amazing animal inhabited ecosystems.


The Samuel Oschin Pavilion allows guests to mingle under the Endeavour Space Shuttle, the last orbiter built by NASA. This venue can accommodate up to 800 standing guests or up to 500 guests seated.

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Ovation Hollywood (Former Hollywood & Highland)

The former Hollywood & Highland center, now named Ovation Hollywood, is undergoing its $100 million transformations to include more chef-driven restaurants, experiential retail and event space for attendees. The entertainment complex on Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue offers a variety of special event venues in L.A. that are perfect for brand activations, meetings, groups, conferences, and events and can be designed to fit any objective. In addition to various flexible event spaces, Ovation features breathtaking views of the landmark Hollywood sign, the Hills and the Boulevard.

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Dodger Stadium

For over 50 years Dodger Stadium has welcomed fans from all around the globe and charmed them with its breathtaking views and historic past. This treasured Los Angeles Landmark offers a fun and festive setting for intimate and large groups alike and is one of the most unique venues in Los Angeles. On non-game days, special events can be held in several different areas within the ballpark. Possible event locations include: the Stadium Club, Lexus Dugout Club, Hollywood Event Suite, Ketel One Baseline Clubs, the new Top of the Park and Right and Left Field Plazas, or even the iconic Field itself. With year-round availability, and its close proximity to downtown, Dodger Stadium is a great option to host Convention Groups, Corporate Meetings and Events, Awards Galas, Cocktail Receptions, and a wide variety of other events. As Major League Baseball's third oldest ballpark, Dodger Stadium remains one of the most beautiful and historic venues in baseball and is sure to deliver a home run experience to you and your guests!

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The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library rests on a majestic hill overlooking the breathtaking views of Southern California and boasts rooms and outdoor meeting venues in Los Angeles capable of hosting intimate meetings for 10 or gala dinners for up to 1,600 guests. The Library offers a diverse selection of memorable settings but the most modern grandeur is the Air Force One Pavilion. Hosting an event at the Air Force One Pavilion puts your guests below the nose of Ronald Reagan's Air Force One, tail number 27000. The Air Force One Pavilion can accommodate up to 1,600 guests and can be combined with the Ambassador's Terrace for a perfect indoor/outdoor event.

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Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

Located at Exposition Park in Downtown L.A., the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has a history, legacy and connection like no other. The Coliseum has served as home field for the USC Football team since 1923 and is the only stadium that has played host to two Olympiads (X and XXIII), two Super Bowls (I and VII) and a World Series (1959). It was declared a National Historic Landmark on July 27, 1984, the day before the opening ceremony of the 1984 Summer Olympics. 


With two centuries of storied history, the Coliseum received a $315-million renovation of its United Airlines Field; however, the stadium’s historic elements remained throughout the world-class transformation. Among many new features, the updated seating capacity is 77,500 and a cutting-edge technology infrastructure has been built, highlighted by a complete stadium-wide Wi-Fi system.


The signature Peristyle, grand arches, Olympic rings and streamlined modern architecture provide a breathtaking backdrop for any event, party or reception and boast over 50,000 square feet. In addition to the Peristyle, spaces include the legendary playing field (over 3 acres of Bermuda grass with a 12,800 square feet cement pad), an award-winning Press Box with two levels, three breakout patios, the Coliseum Boardroom, USC Recruit Lounge and finally, the USC Football Home Locker Room which measures over 2,600 square feet.

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