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Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Rolling Hills Estates Wedding Venue
501 Indian Peak Road
Rolling Hills Estates, California 90274

Contact: Sales Director
Phone: 310/544-0403 x256
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Why We Like This Place

The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion is like a versatile actor: While its main role is as a performing arts center, it plays so many other parts beautifully. And one of its tour de force performances is as a wedding and special event location.

This relatively young facility fits right in with its residential Rolling Hills neighbors. The entrance is marked by a pair of graceful jacaranda trees, whose summertime display of purple flowers is dazzling. (Note to brides and grooms: It’s said that if you walk underneath a jacaranda and one of the blossoms falls on your head, you’ll be favored by fortune.)

During events, the circular parking court in front of the pavilion is transformed into a fabulous spot for a ceremony or cocktail reception. The area is blocked off to automobiles, portable landscaping is brought in, and the fountain in the center sprays slender streams of water into the air. Flanked by the pavilion on one side and backed by a tree-covered hill, the site is very private and quiet—especially on weekends, when you have the facility all to yourselves.

The sunny court is often used in conjunction with the pavilion’s foyer, a cool, inviting room with a striking black-topped mirrored bar. Skylights in the 25-foot ceiling cast interesting light designs on the walls and floor, and keep the resident trees thriving. The two spaces complement each other well, and there’s an easy flow between them.

Foyer doors open into the ballroom, a dramatic venue with rich, faux-cherrywood paneling, translucent domed chandeliers, and a high black ceiling. An adjoining marble-floored mini-foyer provides a separate (and private) entrance, and also enables the bridal couple to make a grand entrance into a room already filled with elegantly set tables—and eagerly waiting guests.

The pavilion’s pièce de résistance, however, is revealed when you open the ballroom doors. What you see is a sun-splashed trellised courtyard, enclosed by a vibrant green wall of trees. Flowering vines add color, and a fountain trickles in one corner. This little piece of heaven is like a magnet, drawing guests outside to mingle and simply enjoy nature’s caress.

No performance can take place without a good director, and when you host your celebration at the pavilion you’ll have an inspired one: Any of the talented caterers on our preferred list can make your vision come to life. You may also bring in your own caterer for an additional fee.

The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion’s primary goal has been to enrich the South Bay community by fostering the performing arts. Little did they know how many peoples’ lives they’d enrich by fostering weddings and special events, too.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 144

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 144
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 200


  • Max. Seated: 300

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The outdoor ceremony area holds 144 seated, the indoor ceremony area 250 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Forum ballroom holds up to 250 seated with an 18’ x 24’ dance floor or 300 seated without, or 500 standing guests. The adjacent studio space can accommodate 80–100 seated. Outdoors, the Court can accommodate up to 144 seated or 200 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Ballroom holds 300 seated guests. There are multiple locations available for a meeting.

Fees & Deposits

A $1,000 security deposit is required to reserve your date. The deposit is refundable within 30 days of receipt, less 10% and is transferable. The rental fee is due 90 days prior to the event; any remaining balance for optional rental items is due 30 days prior. The rental fee for a 9-hour time block on Friday, Saturday or Sunday is $5,000. Monday–Thursday the rental fee is $3,000. Please inquire for non-profit (501(c)3 organization) rental rates.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners


Catering: select from preferred list or BYO, extra fee
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: CBA
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large complimentary lot, valet available, security provided
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: office phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: fountain, garden, patio, hills, grounds
Other: grand piano, podium, custom lighting and sound CBA

Site Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: please inquire
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: please inquire

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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, in 9-hour blocks of time. All events must end by midnight.

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