Los Angeles, California 90045
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Why We Like This Place
Standing at the gateway to California’s largest and arguably most diverse city, the Hilton Los Angeles Airport combines a soothing sophistication with artistic flourishes. Located just a quarter mile outside of LAX and within an easy drive to downtown, the beaches or Beverly Hills, it’s the perfect destination for gathering your far-flung friends and relatives for an upscale wedding celebration.
This world-class hotel, while managed by the Hilton organization, is privately owned and much of the décor has been handpicked by the owners. That attention to detail is evident as soon as you enter the lobby, which balances its three-story-high proportions with lots of human-scaled conversation areas. Gleaming marble floors and granite consoles are softened with richly patterned rugs and velvet armchairs, all layered in a neutral palette of cream, gold and honey. At the far end of the lobby an impressive center staircase, all glass and gold railings, makes a stellar backdrop for wedding photos.
Just beyond the staircase are two of the hotel’s premier banquet rooms, which are often used together for a seamless affair. If you have your ceremony on site, the palatial-sized International Ballroom is an excellent choice—it has ample room for a traditional or ethnic ceremony, even when divided in two. Done in warm shades of wine and gray with silver accents, it’s a modern and quite elegant space. The high, coffered ceiling enhances the dramatic impact of the enormous, rectangular, icicle-crystal chandeliers.
After you’ve said “I do,” invite everyone across the foyer to the similarly themed (same colors) but smaller Pacific Ballroom, a somewhat more intimate setting for mingling over cocktails. Then it’s back to the International Ballroom for a sumptuous dinner and dancing, taking advantage of the venue’s full 11,000 square feet of splendor. (Although the hotel has an extensive catering menu, you’re free to bring in ethnic or specialty foods from an outside caterer.)
For something quite different, head up to the La Jolla Room and Foyer on the mezzanine level. Along the way, take a moment to enjoy the aerial views of the lobby below, then check out the display of dazzling accoutrements that you pass en route to the event spaces: a framed golden brocade, Asian tapestries and gorgeous geodes of amethyst and crystal—all arranged using the principles of Feng Shui. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are served in the warmly inviting La Jolla Foyer, followed by dinner in the La Jolla Room, which is adorned with unusual chandeliers that look like flower petals descending from the ceiling, and mirrored French doors along the back wall.
There are several other options for weddings of 50 or fewer, and the staff will happily work with you to design an event that suits your style and budget. Your out-of-town guests can relax at the hotel (there’s a pool, sports bar, fitness center and restaurants) or they can visit many of the local attractions. And when their stay at the Hilton is over, it’s just a quick trip back to the airport.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 450
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 450
- Max. Seated Indoors: 800
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 375
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 800
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 600
- Max. Seated: 1000
CEREMONYCAPACITY: The site seats 450 guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 800 seated or standing guests indoors, and up to 600 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 1,000 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
25% of the total event cost is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 72 hours prior to the event. The venue rental ranges $800–5,000 depending on the space reserved. Meals range $40–100/person. Tax and alcohol are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: limited
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: available
Parking: large lot, self park or valet available
Accommodations: 1,234 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Venue ViewsNo View
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or BYO with glass rental
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Los Angeles Airport Hilton and Towers