Los Angeles’ Entertainment Capital, the Westside, rolls out the red carpet for every meeting group. Home to some of the destination's most luxurious hotels, trendy shopping spots (like Rodeo Drive) and cultural attractions, this region allows your unique group to meet in style. Here’s a closer look at some of the top Westside venues for meetings and events.
1. Sony Pictures Studios
This functioning film studio offers behind-the-scenes tours and can host events on its legendary sound stages for a taste of Hollywood glamour. It’s an unforgettable venue for film buffs, with a cinema-inspired backdrop built in!
2. Holocaust Museum LA
This museum provides a reverent yet powerful setting for your next event. Its exhibitions of Holocaust history are not only educational but serve as a poignant reminder of our shared humanity. With an expansion on the horizon, the new development will allow the center to increase its annual visitor capacity, expand its educational programs and preservation of survivor testimonies, and display new exhibits.
3. Petersen Automotive Museum
Rev your attendees up with a tour of the Petersen Automotive Museum (the Petersen). The car lovers of the group will not want to miss this venue dedicated to the exploration and presentation of the automobile and its impact on American life and culture – with an incredible collection of vintage and futuristic cars. The museum’s sleek, modern architecture and interactive exhibits add a fun and engaging element to any event.
4. Skirball Cultural Center
Known as “the Skirball,” this venue celebrates Jewish heritage and American democratic ideals. Its beautiful architecture and meaningful exhibits provide a rich and inspiring setting for your meeting or event.
5. The Wiltern
As one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the United States, this 1930s landmark venue offers a vintage charm for any event. And with its location just 3.5 miles from the Los Angeles Convention Center, you can pair convenience with Old Hollywood elegance for your offsite event.
6. UCLA Luskin Conference Center
With an unexpected blend of modern charm, academic sophistication, spaces with warmth and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, the UCLA Luskin Conference Center surrounds attendees with comfort and innovation. The venue’s proximity to cultural attractions and welcoming atmosphere make it an easy choice for memorable and productive meetings and events.
7. Beverly Center
For many attendees, the epitome of business with leisure includes shopping and dining. With over 90 shops and 10 restaurants under one skylight, the Beverly Center is known as the destination for fashion, food, lifestyle and – with its unique event space and buyout options – meetings.
8. Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (The Wallis)
A venue with an entertaining vibe? Meet The Wallis. Sitting in the heart of Beverly Hills, this cultural performance facility doubles as a multi-space venue with options from an outdoor terrace to a 500-seat theater to an elegant sunken garden with water walls and stunning sculptures.
9. W Los Angeles - West Beverly Hills
Some hotels have an atmosphere that makes the meeting experience feel tailored. W Los Angeles is one of these properties. Whether it’s the WET® Deck venue with its low-key vibe and pool views, one of the studio spaces with beautiful natural light or enticing cuisine from a custom-catered menu, each experience feels personalized to your attendees.
10. Hotel Angeleno
Hotel Angeleno is a stylishly sleek venue with multiple indoor and outdoor meeting rooms infused with LA flair. The hotel’s exclusive 17th-floor Penthouse allows you to elevate any experience with 360-degree panoramic views that showcase the Getty Center, Century City, Downtown LA and the Santa Monica beaches.
11. Kimpton Hotel Palomar
The Kimpton Hotel Palomar lets you add some play to the plans. The property features Double Take, a sophisticated yet edgy restaurant with a 1,000-square-foot dining room that can be rented separately or divided into three spaces – the bar and lounge, Game Room and Backstage.
12. The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows
Affectionately known as the 'Pink Palace,' this hotel is an LA icon, encompassing 12 acres of tropical gardens for a nestled experience with lasting charm. The renowned pool invites your attendees into an experience steeped in history, glamour and pure enjoyment – whether you incorporate it for a splashy bash or a poolside event.
13. Mansion Events
The Westside is known for its luxurious mansions, many of which are available for private events, like Greystone Mansion. This venue offers an intimate and exclusive setting, perfect for high-end meetings or celebrations.
14. Getty Center
Pair an iconic museum with stunning city views at the Getty Center. This venue boasts a collection of European paintings, sculptures and decorative arts. Its modern architecture and beautiful gardens make it a unique choice for a sophisticated event.
15. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
As the largest art museum in the western United States, LACMA offers a sizable and creative backdrop for your meetings and events. Think spacious galleries and beautiful outdoor spaces on over 20 acres in the heart of LA.
Whether you're looking for a historical setting, a modern museum or a taste of Hollywood glamour, the Westside of LA has a venue for you. Plan your next event in style with these unique and diverse options.
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