Marina del Rey Wedding Venue
4333 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, California 90292
Rising up near the water’s edge, the distinctive curved towers of the Marina City Club keep watch over the marina like a band of giant sentries. Residents of this exclusive condominium complex enjoy unbeatable marina views and the use of several event spaces that take full advantage of them. And as luck would have it, non-residents are invited to share in their good fortune.
The Third Floor is where most celebrations take place, and on weekends you have the entire floor to yourself. The space is loosely divided into two rooms that flow into each other and, of course, face the marina.
The Nautilus Room, the larger of the two, has several unique features. A slanted wall of glass, reminiscent of those wonderful New York City or Paris penthouse windows, provides visual access to the marina and plenty of light. A more subtle glow comes from a trio of large, unusual light fixtures overhead; each one conceals its recessed lighting in a series of concentric circular brass-lined coffers. In the center of the room, a circular black marble bar is not only convenient for serving cocktails, it also makes a chic buffet table. An abundance of palms and other trees add softness and color, while bands of gleaming brass in the lighting and around support pillars create a touch of glamour. You can use the room’s existing square tables and comfortable black lacquer chairs, or have Club staff replace them with round tables and banquet chairs; off-white chair covers are an elegant option.
The smaller Galaxy Room is custom-made for cocktails and dancing. There’s a platform for the band, a spacious parquet dance floor and a raised, carpeted dining area for sampling hors d’oeuvres and champagne. If you like, hire a pianist to play during cocktails on the baby grand piano in the corner. This room is also a popular spot for ceremonies. The bride and groom stand under a flower-festooned gazebo or chuppah on the band platform in front of floor-to-ceiling glass, while their guests look on from the parquet floor and the seating area just behind it. During the day, natural light flows in through the windows; at night the "city" of boats bobbing in the marina provide their own mini-light show.
Another option for intimate affairs is the Topside Room, once the original restaurant for the Club. Here again you have a spectacular marina view—this time through a wall of 25-foot-high windows. Clipper ship rigging at the entrance and warm mahogany paneling bring a bit of maritime spirit inside.
A few more things that couples planning their wedding should know: the facility’s health club, beauty salon, dressing rooms and other services are at your disposal. If your vehicle of choice is a boat, the Club Dock Master will provide a Club slip so that you can sail in and out of the marina at your convenience.
All of the Marina City Club’s event spaces can be reserved for private parties, as well as for corporate retreats, seminars, and training. Over the past 30 years, the Club has hosted hundreds of wedding receptions, and they have extensive experience in organizing theme parties such as a Casino Night, Mardi Gras, Texas Barbecue and Comedy Night. Shuttle service can be arranged to and from the L.A. Airport (a 15-minute drive), and attractions like Venice Beach, Oceanfront Walk and the 3rd Street Promenade are just minutes away. No wonder the residents love living at the Marina City Club—they have everything they could possibly want right here.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Galaxy Room or Cocktail area can accommodate 150–200 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Third Floor holds 300 seated guests and 400 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Galaxy Room holds 100 guests seated classroom-style, the Quasar Room up to 40 guests seated theater-style, and the Nova Room, 12 guests seated conference-style.
A $2,500 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date; 50% deposit is due 3 months prior and the final balance is due 7 days prior to the event. Room rental fees range $1,500-3,500 depending on space(s) rented. Dinners run $38-61/person; room rental, tax, alcohol and a 21% service charge are additional. Banquet packages and customized menus are available. A cake-cutting fee of $3/person is additional.
Special Events, Parties
Parking: 30 or more guests require a valet
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: basic round or long banquet tables and 150 gold Chiavari chairs provided
Telephone: pay phones
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
View: marina views
Meeting Equipment: full range available for rent
Other: on-site spa facilities and health club, guests can arrive and depart by boat
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided or WC corkage $15/bottle, requires management’s prior approval
Wheelchair Access: yes
Smoking: outside only
Insurance: not required
Music: amplified OK indoors until 11:30pm
Other: no rice, birdseed or sparklers
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
For special events, year-round; 7am–11:30pm.