Hollywood Wedding Venue
1999 N. Sycamore Avenue
Hollywood, California 90068
Yamashiro means "Mountain Palace" in Japanese, and the name couldn’t be more fitting. Perched high in the Hollywood hills, with a view that encompasses all of downtown to the Pacific Ocean, this is an authentic replica of a magnificent temple on the outskirts of Kyoto.
The Yamashiro experience actually begins in front of the restaurant, with a visit to the 600-year-old pagoda standing guard over all of it. Next, you walk up the front stairs through a pair of massive, hand-carved doors into a small lobby that overlooks one of Yamashiro’s most appealing features: an open-air Japanese garden in the center of the restaurant, completely enclosed by the four wings of the building. This verdant courtyard, filled with flowering shrubs, a soothing waterfall and limpid stone pools alive with Koi fish, is a natural site for ceremonies as well as receptions for smaller groups.
You can dine on the tiled veranda which borders the garden on all sides and, thanks to heating and a canopy that covers the area during cooler months, the courtyard is available year-round. Two rooms at one end are often used in combination for an event. The delicately-painted Koi Room is attached to the Garden Court and can hold a small reception or be used to accommodate the cake, gift table or musicians. The spectacular Skyview Room, with its own bar and majestic vistas of Hollywood, is a prime spot for cocktail parties, dining and dancing, as well as business meetings and seminars. The main dining room and the cocktail lounge, available only with a buy-out of the entire restaurant, are tiered so that no one can miss the spectacular view.
After nearly a century, Yamashiro continues to be an east-meets-west palace, where the serenity of ancient Japan and the glitter of current-day L.A. come together to create some intriguing and romantic possibilities.
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Japanese Garden Court accommodates up to 150 seated guests, the Koi Room seats up to 40 guests and the Skyview Room accommodates up to 60 seated guests. If you buy out the entire restaurant, including the Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge, Yamashiro accommodates up to 500.
A nonrefundable deposit equal to the room rental fee(s) is required to reserve your date. The balance and final guest count are due at least 7 days prior to the event. Room rental fees, which vary depending on the day of the week and the time of the event, are as follows: The Japanese Garden Court, $1,300 –1800; the Koi Room, $400–$500; and the Skyview Room, $700–1200. Weddings are booked in a 5-hour block for a ceremony and reception, or a 4-hour block for a reception only. An extra hour is available at an additional charge. There is also a $1200 ceremony & coordination fee, less for just coordination. Sit-down and buffet menu options range $65–$85/person. Beverage packages range $20–$35/person. Food & beverage totals are subject to a 20% service charge. State sales tax is extra.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: built-in screen, projector, microphone
Parking: valet only at $9/car
Accommodations: Yamashiro recommends the Magic Castle Hotel and Loews Hollywood Hotel
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: L.A. Basin vistas
Other: coordination, candles
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair Access: yes
Smoking: designated areas only
Insurance: not required
Music: amplified OK with approval
Other: no rice, confetti, birdseed or petals
Year-round, daily, 10am–4pm or 5pm–midnight.