Hollywood Wedding Venue
1160 North Vermont Avenue
Hollywood, California 90029
For decades untold numbers of people have been flocking to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Today, as old Tinseltown glamour mixes with an au courant edge, the city that’s always reinventing itself is experiencing a renaissance. And the Hollywood Hotel, undergoing its own metamorphosis after a $2 million renovation, offers a quiet haven at the nexus of trendy Los Feliz and pricey Beachwood Canyon.
From Vermont Avenue, a main thoroughfare buzzing with hip energy and restoration activity, enter the hotel’s cool pink-and-peach lobby with its decorative Art Deco fountain.
The hotel is built around a central courtyard, which serves as the site for wedding ceremonies held here. While you and your bridal party get ready in your complimentary wedding night suite (equipped with Jacuzzi), your guests will be shown to the rectangular open-air space. A large stone fountain greets them as they find their seats on either side of the long aisle. Towards the front of the courtyard, a three-tiered flagstone platform forms a natural altar where you and your groom will exchange vows. (Don’t be surprised if you have more admiring well-wishers than you expected, since this space is surrounded by the iron-railed balconies of the guest rooms above.)
Once you’ve tied the knot, you and your guests will be ushered back inside where you can take the lobby elevator down one level to the newly refurbished restaurant and event facility. Soft lighting, rich cherrywood and opaque glass sconces set a tone of Italianesque luxury. This feeling is enhanced by the marble floors and Venetian glass chandeliers, elements that reveal the care that went into the hotel’s redesign. Your cocktail reception can be set up in the foyer on your right, with its artfully inlaid marble floor bordered with custom mosaics. Pinkish peach faux-finish walls enhance the décor.
Curved archways lead down a wainscoted hall with several sets of double doors opening into the Main Ballroom. Lush green and gold carpeting is the perfect counterpoint to the unique and dramatic ceiling design, a series of white shadowboxes that resemble wooden window frames. Peeking through from above are hand-painted clouds against a blue background, designed by the very same artist who did The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. As your eye is drawn upward, it’s as if you’re looking at the sky, which gives the room a nice, airy ambiance. Once the music starts, however, you’ll probably be looking down, since the illuminated wooden dance floor has lights that flicker and pulse to the beat of each song.
The hotel, which hosts wedding celebrations for virtually every ethnic group in Los Angeles, handles all catering, but will allow you to bring in your own ethnic specialty foods to make your guests feel at home. And to make them feel even more comfortable, they offer a special price that includes a complimentary breakfast with overnight accommodations. The Hollywood Hotel can’t make your dreams of movie stardom come true, but it can certainly set the stage for a terrific wedding day.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Courtyard holds 150 seated guests, the Main Ballroom 250.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, Main Ballroom accommodates up to 250 guests, seated or standing without a dance floor. The Courtyard holds 100 seated or 200 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Spaces hold up to 250 guests seated theater-style.
A $1,000 minimum deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $500–10,000 depending on space rented, the day and time of the event and guest count. If you use the on-site caterer, meals range $20–200/person. Tax, alcohol, and a 19% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, select from list or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided, more CBA
Parking: large lot, valet required
Accommodations: 127 guest rooms
Telephone: pay, house and office phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: garden patio
Other: event coordination, grand piano, AV equipment
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house or BYO with corkage fee
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors and outdoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required if using off-site caterer
Choose From List
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, anytime.