Los Angeles Wedding Venue
12445 MountainGate Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
Situated at the gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains, at the top of a scenic road that heightens expectations as you ascend, MountainGate does not disappoint. The country club—the jewel of a private residential development—is a breath of fresh air for L.A. couples 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-cochere, 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 entry walkway is surrounded by cascading waterfalls, 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, this gorgeous setting is a favorite 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, which overlooks a serene panorama of rolling hills, is shaded by a cluster of birch trees.
Indoor receptions are held in the club’s stunning Dining Room, designed with a vaulted ceiling and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows. The room is done in earth tones and appointed with rustic, wrought-iron chandeliers. Depending on where you place your sweetheart table, you’ll have a double-sided fireplace or windows facing the terrace as your backdrop. An adjacent lounge and bar, featuring granite counters and cherrywood accents, enjoys a view of trees, the endless golf course, and the Santa Monica Mountains.
MountainGate is known for its outdoor garden areas. The North Lawn, set with cocktails tables and hors d’oeuvres prepared by the on-site chef, is ideal for mingling. Afterwards, guests head to the romantic Garden Terrace to continue the festivities. Lined with trees, flowers and a wall of greenery, it’s a lovely canvas on which to create whatever style reception you envision. At night, bistro string lights and a sky full of glittering stars provide a glowing finishing touch.
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 event feel special. And, thanks to the club’s policy of hosting only one wedding at a time, you’ll receive the personal attention that every couple deserves.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site can accommodate up to 250 seated guests indoors or 350 outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room holds 180 seated guests with a dance floor, 200 without, or 350 standing guests. The Garden Terrace (which can be tented) accommodates 375 seated with a dance floor, and 400 without.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room can accommodate 100 guests classroom-style or 200 theater-style.
A nonrefundable deposit, which is applied to your food & 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 $87/person on Fridays or $107/person on Saturdays and Sundays. Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional. Food & 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: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: microphone, screen
Parking: on site; valet included with some packages
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: hills, golf fairways and city skyline
Other: event coordination, wedding cake
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK until midnight
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required for vendors
Other: no rice, glitter or birdseed
Year-round, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with some exceptions. The first Sunday evening of the month is also available.
Alternate Info: MountainGate Golf Club MountainGate Golf Course American Golf