Los Angeles Wedding Venue
1930 West 120th Street
Los Angeles, California 90047
Chester Washington Golf Course offers amenities you won’t find at most big L.A. hotels: a beautiful outdoor ceremony site, a banquet room with verdant views and plenty of natural light, great rates and ample free parking.
Ceremonies take place in the gazebo, against a backdrop of rolling green hills and mature trees. Afterwards, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served on the clubhouse patio, just off the bar/ lounge. The congenial lounge is a far cry from the stuffy, dark bars you find at some golf clubs. There’s an oak bar and tall, floor-to-ceiling windows inset with doors that open to the patio, permitting your event to flow seamlessly indoors and out.
You also have exclusive use of the foyer when you celebrate here. This space connects to both the bar and the banquet room, so in addition to being a handy location for place card and gift tables it can host your cocktail reception if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
The banquet room’s recent remodel accentuates its natural assets: a high ceiling and tall windows on three sides, all of which create a light and airy ambiance. On one side, floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors form a long curved wall overlooking manicured lawns, lofty eucalyptus trees, and pines. Cream-colored walls, amber wood wainscoting, chandeliers with diminutive silk shades, and a built-in parquet dance floor make the space even more inviting. Since nothing about the décor is heavy handed, you can dress it up any way you want. With its clean, crisp look, this room is handsome enough that you don’t need to be a set designer to make it look good.
In addition to its appealing event spaces, the venue has a rich history. Back in 1928 when it was built, this part of L.A. was just fields of corn and beans. Later this facility would become one of the most important courses available to African-American golfers in the United States. Not only did a number of the great African-American golf players of the era make this course their home base, other famous African-Americans could be found swinging their clubs here too, like heavyweight champion Joe Louis and baseball great Jackie Robinson.
In 1982, the course was renamed to honor one of its habitués: award-winning African-American journalist Chester Washington. Today the players at Chester Washington Golf Course are as ethnically diverse as the surrounding neighborhoods. Golf lovers and history buffs may have a special connection to this place, but you don’t have to be either to appreciate this lovely spot, which scores high in our book.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The ceremony site holds up to 300 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Indoor spaces hold up to 300 seated or 350 standing guests.
A nonrefundable deposit, which is applied to your food and beverage total, is required to reserve your date. The amount of the deposit varies, depending on how far in advance you book. Payment terms for the balance also vary, and may be arranged on an individual basis. Meals start at $25/person. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional. Menus and packages can be customized to fit your needs and budget. Call for details.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fairways, garden, landscaped grounds
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 8am–1am.
Alternate Info: www.countryclubreceptions.com