Los Angeles Athletic Club
431 West Seventh Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
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Why We Like This Place
The moment we walked into the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s first-floor lobby, its elegant, wall-to-wall wood interior made it obvi-ous that we had arrived at a very classy place.
Rich in history, The Los Angeles Athletic Club was founded in 1880 by a small group of businessmen destined to become some of the city’s most influential citizens. In 1912 its members financed the construction of the present-day building that houses the club’s 72 newly renovated guestrooms and its recreational and special event facilities. Many remarkable people have since passed through its doors—Rudolph Valentino practiced the pugilistic arts here, Charlie Chaplin considered it his home base, and Johnny Weissmuller trained for the Olympics in the seventh-floor swimming pool (the first suspended pool in Los Angeles).
The club’s rooftop is a spectacular setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding. From this urban aerie, guests seated for the ceremony are treated to a sweeping panorama, while towering skyscrapers nearby seem like abstract sculptures of steel and glass poised against a pale blue skyline. As nighttime descends, city lights and a panoply of stars illuminate the dynamic horizon, forming a dramatic backdrop to your reception.
Indoor ceremonies take on a sophisticated grandeur in the recently renovated third-floor Main Lounge, the first area to greet you as you step out of a vintage elevator. Here, beautifully rendered horse sculptures in the style of Remington decorate sleek display tables. Spectacular polished wood paneling and original oils by Granville Redmond and other American masters give the room a striking atmosphere. Muted overhead lighting and abundant woodwork create a level of traditional elegance that you would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
After exchanging vows, you can pose for photographs alongside the grand piano, while your guests stroll through the massive French doors into the Main Lounge. A handsome, distinguished space, it features an imposing stand-alone bar, backgammon tables and Parisian wicker-backed chairs. Opposite the Main Lounge is the Grand Ballroom, where reception revelries unfold. An equally impressive room, with lofty wood pillars and floor-to-ceiling windows framed by luxurious drapes, it can easily accommodate a large group. Seated in finely crafted shield-back chairs at exquisitely set tables, you and your guests will dine in consummate style.
The Athletic Club’s friendly, attentive staff will tailor your wedding package to your specific needs. A champagne toast, wine with dinner and the wedding cake are all included, along with a well-appointed overnight suite that awaits you at evening’s end.
Max. Seated Indoors: 250
Max. Seated Outdoors: 150
Max. Seated Indoors: 450
Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
Max. Standing Indoors: 800
Max. Standing Outdoors: 0
|Max. Seated: 300|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Main Lounge holds 220 seated or 400 standing guests. The site can accommodate up to 250 seated guests indoors and 150 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Grand Ballroom holds up to 350 seated or 500 standing guests. The Empire Room accommo-dates 120 seated or 200 standing guests and the President’s Lounge up to 50 seated or 75 standing guests. The John R. Wooden Award Court holds up to 450 seated or 800 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: 9 rooms can accommodate 10–300 seated guests; the reception rooms listed above are used for larger groups.
Fees & Deposits
A $2,500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date; the balance is due 1 week prior to the date. For ceremonies, there is a $1,500 indoor ceremony charge and a $2,500 rooftop charge. Wedding packages start at $98/person, including hors d’oeuvres, tray-passed wine and champagne during cocktail hour, champagne toast, 3-course meal, wine with din-ner, cake, dance floor and complimentary suite for bride and groom.
There is no room rental fee for weddings or social functions. Luncheons range $24–40/person and dinners range $30–56/person. Buffets and cocktail receptions start at $28/person; alcohol, tax and a 19% service charge are additional.
For business functions or meetings, per-person meal prices are: breakfast $14–28, luncheon $24–40, and dinner $30–60. Rental fees for meeting rooms range $80–1,300 and may be waived depending on food and beverage totals.
Year-round, daily including holidays, 7am–midnight in 5-hour blocks; additional hours are negotiable.
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Special Events, Parties
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, or corkage $15/bottle
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