Top Unique Meeting Venues in the Beach Cities/LAX Region

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One of the most eclectic areas in LA is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and surrounding Beach Cities region – known as Beach Cities/LAX. You’ll find convenience, a stunning coastline, remarkable meeting venues and an endless summer vibe here. So whether attendees are feeling a beachside escape or an exclusive experience, this region has breathtaking views, floating venues and unique spaces to bring it all to life.


Sofi Stadium

SoFi Stadium

Located in Hollywood Park and 2 ½ miles from LAX, SoFi Stadium offers 300 acres of unparalleled event space. As the host venue of Super Bowl LVI and the home to the Rams and Chargers, SoFi Stadium is a hub for sports, entertainment and corporate events.

  • Largest Room: 103,000 square feet
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 35
  • Available for Buy Out
  • Auditorium With Stage
  • In-House Catering Service
  • Max Theater Capacity: 45,000
  • Max Reception Capacity: 10,000
  • Max Banquet Capacity: 5,000
  • Total Capacity: 70,000


Youtube Theater

YouTube Theater

Located under the same roof canopy as SoFi Stadium and American Airlines Plaza, the YouTube Theater has hosted events ranging from awards shows to concerts to eSports events. This three-story, nationally-ranked venue can host a general session for 6,000 attendees and operate independently with its own programming or function as an extension of the Stadium and/or the Plaza for larger events.

  • Total Square Footage: 227,000
  • Total Capacity: 6,000
  • 3,500-square-foot private club with 140 premium seats
  • 1,200-square-foot industry room
  • Full-service catering kitchen capable of serving up to 2,000 people
  • Premium sound system by L-Acoustics


westdrift Manhattan Beach

westdrift Manhattan Beach

The LAX area has the highest concentration of hotel rooms outside of Downtown, and approximately 5 miles from the airport is a property that epitomizes coastal accommodations. westdrift features boutique guestrooms, sophisticated indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a private nine-hole golf course across 26 acres and Manhattan Beach's attractions and outdoor activities within reach.

  • Meeting Rooms: 22
  • Largest Room: 6,784 square feet
  • Total Area: 25,000 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Theater Capacity: 900
  • Classroom Capacity: 425
  • Hotel Rooms: 385


Casa Del Mar

Hotel Casa del Mar

Located less than 10 miles from LAX, this luxurious beachfront hotel boasts stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and creates a relaxing ambiance for productive meetings. Whether it’s a cozy cabana, a scenic terrace or an elegant boardroom, this venue helps you host in style.

  • Meeting Rooms: 8
  • Largest Room: 4,800 square feet
  • Total Area: 12,611 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 400
  • Banquet Capacity: 325
  • Theater Capacity: 400
  • Classroom Capacity: 225
  • Hotel Rooms: 129


Hotel Erwin

Hotel Erwin

If your plans include a venue with a vibe, Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach puts a spin on meetings and events (no suit and tie required). The hotel has spaces – from High Rooftop Lounge to unique themed suites – and a storied surf and skateboarding culture to create a distinctive, laid-back environment for attendees.

  • Meeting Rooms: 2
  • Largest Room: 1,000 square feet
  • Total Area: 1,000 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 95
  • Banquet Capacity: 65
  • Theater Capacity: 80
  • Classroom Capacity: 50
  • Hotel Rooms: 119


Queen Mary

The Queen Mary

Hotel. Venue. Attraction. The Queen Mary is a legendary ocean liner turned hotel and museum, offering a truly distinctive experience for your attendees. Guests can explore its rich history, dine in elegant restaurants and even book a stay in one of the ship's staterooms. From decks with stunning waterfront views to stately ballrooms, this venue is history, elegance and grandeur in one unique setting.

  • Meeting Rooms: 12
  • Largest Room: 45,000 square feet
  • Total Area: 81,826 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 900
  • Banquet Capacity: 1,700
  • Theater Capacity: 2,000
  • Classroom Capacity: 400
  • Hotel Rooms: 346


Museum of Latin American Art

Museum of Latin American Art

As the only museum in the country to exclusively feature modern and contemporary Latin American art, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is truly a unique cultural and artistic experience for attendees. The venue has versatile meeting spaces, including the Robert Gumbiner Sculpture Garden, beautiful galleries, conference rooms and more.

  • Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Largest Room: 15,000 square feet
  • Total Area: 27,000 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 1,000
  • Banquet Capacity: 375


Getty Museum

Getty Villa

Intimate meeting space. Endless inspiration. Getty Villa is one of those venues attendees have to see to believe. Housing the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection of approximately 44,000 Greek, Roman and Etruscan treasures, the Getty Villa transports attendees with surroundings of incredible antiquities, stunning architecture, beautiful gardens and stunning ocean views.

  • Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Largest Room: 400 square feet
  • Total Area: 250 square feet


Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

Nothing makes a splash quite like an immersive gathering at the Aquarium of the Pacific. From the mesmerizing underwater exhibits to captivating animal presentations, the Aquarium provides a refreshing break from traditional meeting spaces.

  • Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Largest Room: 1,000 square feet
  • Total Area: 156,735 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 1,500


Battleship USS Iowa Museum

Battleship USS Iowa Museum

As an LA landmark and historical naval warship and museum, Battleship USS Iowa at the Port of Los Angeles creates one of the most unique surroundings for meetings and events. Along with flexible event spaces, this waterfront venue features catering, A/V capabilities, exclusive tours and other special options for your group.

  • Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Largest Room: 5,000 square feet
  • Total Area: 46,000 square feet
  • Reception Capacity: 1,500
  • Banquet Capacity: 600
  • Classroom Capacity: 100


City Cruises

City Cruises 

Events on the water are elevated with a Marina del Rey City Cruise. Attendees can enjoy exceptional views, climate-controlled interiors and open-air outdoor decks for a customized group experience. Choose from charter yachts to custom-craft wooden boats for a vintage feel. 

  • Total Meeting Rooms: 1
  • Capacity Inside: 500
  • Capacity Outside: 100
  • Available for Buy Out
  • Chef-Prepared Menus
  • Number of Breakout Rooms: 2
  • Total Capacity: 500


Coming Soon – Intuit Dome

The future home of the LA Clippers, Intuit Dome, is the latest sports and entertainment destination coming to the region and is a game-changer for corporate events and large gatherings.

  • 17,700+ seats
  • 80,000-square-foot outdoor plaza
  • 5 courts (more than any NBA arena)


For more information about the Beach Cities/LAX region, see these additional resources to help you plan your meeting.