Los Angeles Wedding Venue
12445 MountainGate Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
Situated at the top of a steep winding road at the gateway to Brentwood and Bel Air, MountainGate does not disappoint. The country club—the jewel of a private residential development—is a breath of fresh air for L.A. brides and grooms seeking panoramic views and a location that’s convenient to both Beverly Hills and the Valley.
Fronted by a cobblestone entryway and a white porte-cochère with a red-tiled roof, the clubhouse is embraced by a grove of tall conifers and native trees. The building evokes Frank Lloyd Wright’s aesthetic, with its geometric configuration and interior use of natural wood and glass. In contrast to the angular architectural lines, the slender entry walkway makes its way over a large, oval-shaped pond encircled by ferns, bougainvillea, azaleas, birds of paradise, and other tropical plants. It’s a calming and inviting environment, and guests take time to appreciate it before stepping into the building’s foyer. Needless to say, the pond and walkway are favorite backdrops for individual or group photos.
The best spot for outdoor ceremonies is a picturesque, perfectly manicured tee box at the edge of an expansive golf course that constitutes MountainGate’s backyard. The ceremony site overlooks serene rolling hills and sits beneath a cluster of birch trees, which provide respite from the sun. It’s backed by dozens of multicolored roses that lend a heavenly fragrance to the air during the early summer.
Wedding receptions are held in the club’s dining room or, for larger parties, on the garden patio adjacent to the main dining room. A continuum of floor-to-ceiling windows along three sides let in plenty of light and showcase three tee-off greens, emerald fairways, and the Santa Monica Mountains in the distance. The rich warmth of the cherrywood ceiling and crown molding is enhanced at night by the romantic glow emanating from the rustic wrought-iron chandeliers and matching wall sconces. Walls are a creamy taupe imprinted with a subtle pattern, and an earthtone carpet completes the décor.
Separating the main dining room from the bar is a double-sided fireplace, clad in slate tiles. Guests mingle and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the bar, and can then easily flow into the dining room for a seated reception. When the music starts and it’s time to party, you can use a portable dance floor in the main dining room or dance the night away in the atrium, which affords a panoramic view.
In addition to the smart architecture and attractive landscaping, what really makes a MountainGate wedding so memorable is the hospitable attitude that prevails among staffers. Everyone goes out of his or her way to make your celebration feel special, and you get a lot of extra attention thanks to MountainGate’s policy of hosting only one wedding at a time.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room seats up to 200 guests. The adjoining patio accommodates up to 330 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room holds 180 seated guests with a dance floor, 200 without, or 330 standing guests. The garden patio (which can be tented) accommodates 330 seated guests with a dance floor, and 400 without.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room can accommodate 100 guests classroom-style or 150 guests theater-style.
A nonrefundable deposit, which is applied to your food and beverage total, is required to reserve your date. The amount of the deposit varies, depending on how far in advance you book. Payment terms for the balance also vary, and may be arranged on an individual basis. Wedding packages start at $75/person on Fridays or $105/person on Saturdays and Sundays. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional. Food and beverage minimums may apply. Menus and packages can be customized to fit your needs and budget. Call for details.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: microphone, screen
Parking: on site; valet included w/some packages
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: hills, golf fairways and city skyline
Other: event coordination, wedding cakes
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK until midnight
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, glitter or birdseed
Year-round, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings in 6-hour blocks, with some exceptions. The first Sunday evening of the month is also available in a 6-hour block. There’s a $750/hour fee to extend an event beyond a 6-hour block.
Alternate Info: MountainGate Golf Club MountainGate Golf Course American Golf