Los Angeles Wedding Venue
120 South Los Angeles Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
For the bride who’s always envisioned a tranquil garden wedding, but also wants the chic energy of a downtown hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown offers both. Conveniently located at the edge of Little Tokyo, near Chinatown and mere minutes from the art district’s world-class museums, theaters and concert venues, this newly updated, 21-story, luxury hotel has a modern, cosmopolitan air. But it’s the hotel’s re-creation of an ancient treasure that truly sets it apart.
Tucked away on the third floor is a half-acre, miniature scale version of a 400-year-old, historic Tokyo garden. Replete with cascading waterfalls, pebble-lined ponds and a wooden bridge, the dual-level garden offers a variety of beautiful ceremony and reception backdrops. While you get ready in a complimentary guest room, your friends and family will be escorted to this urban anomaly, an outdoor haven that celebrates the serenity of its pastoral design while reveling in its city surroundings. Particularly appealing is the upper lawn, landscaped with azalea shrubs and mature trees. Here, a Zen-like, meandering waterway contrasts cleverly with skyline views of some of L.A.‘s most recognizable landmarks. To add even more drama, you can make your entrance by seeming to float across the water on a pathway of flat rocks. After the ceremony, you can head to the lower garden and terrace for cocktails, or usher your guests inside the hotel for champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
After cocktails, dinner and dancing take place in your choice of two ballrooms. The Thousand Cranes Ballroom on the Garden level features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the large waterfall and stone pond. One level below is the Golden State Ballroom, which is larger and offers a 15-foot ceiling along with a series of modern chandeliers that run the length of the room. Smaller, less formal weddings or even rehearsal dinners work beautifully in any of the hotel’s more intimate dining options, from the private Orchid Room to the light, bright Azalea Restaurant that boasts a domed ceiling, lower-level dance floor and views of City Hall. There’s even a tree-fringed patio that connects you to the city outside while still providing privacy.
With all the dining options comes a plethora of menu choices, because the hotel’s chefs are adept at virtually every type of cuisine, from Continental and California-American to Asian and other ethnic specialties. In fact, the entire hotel and event staff’s multicultural savoir-faire means they can—and will—accommodate almost any unique request: They’ve set aside a nearby room for a Korean bride’s multiple costume changes; customized menus to incorporate religious, ceremonial or “taste of home” foods; even arranged an Indian groom’s arrival via decorated horse at the hotel’s front entrance. If they can pull that off, you can be certain they’ll help you bring your own wish list to life.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds 300 seated guests indoors or 200 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 300 seated or 400 standing guests indoors and 100 seated or 300 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates up to 500 seated guests.
25% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 14 days prior to the event. Wedding ceremony and reception packages start at $98/person. Brunch or reception-only packages start at $75/person. Tax and a 21% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: provided
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: valet and self-parking available
Accommodations: 434 guest rooms, 20 suites
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: panorama of cityscape; garden patio, waterfall, fountain, landscaped grounds
Other: grand piano, AV equipment, complimentary event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, anytime. Contact for details.
Alternate Info: Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens