Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Why We Like This Place
“Dazzling” is your first thought upon seeing the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a stainless steel-sheathed marvel on the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street. With its gleaming surfaces and soaring lines, this eye-catching mecca for music and architecture lovers is a truly unique addition to downtown’s skyline. More than 15 years in the making, L.A.‘s newest cultural icon was a labor of love…and a testimony to love, for all those involved in bringing this creative vision to life.
Philanthropist Lillian Disney felt the best way to honor her late husband was to celebrate Walt’s lifelong passion for classical music (remember Fantasia and how masterfully it melded cartoons with great symphonic pieces?). Renowned architect, Frank Gehry, whose award-winning portfolio includes the Guggenheim Museum in New York, was enlisted to design a concert hall that offered world-class acoustics, was in tune with the growing downtown arts scene and had a visual impact worthy of its namesake. Culinary star Joachim Splichal’s Patina Group was brought on board to handle the catering services and orchestrate events, making this stellar location a premier treat for all the senses.
Ushers greet your guests and guide them through the circular interior to your choice of several memorable party locations. A particular treasure is the Blue Ribbon Garden on the third floor, a leafy perch with spectacular up-close views of L.A. landmarks such as the Courthouse and the venerable Dorothy Chandler Pavilion across the music center’s plaza. A perfect ceremony site is near the amazing mosaic fountain made of crushed Delft china, an homage to the extensive collection Walt and Lillian picked up on trips throughout their marriage. Shaped like a rose, it’s one of many sly references Gehry made to Lillian’s love of gardening. In fact, it’s said that when viewed from the air, the entire building resembles a rose. Everything about this concert hall flows beautifully and so will your celebration: You might want to start with cocktails in the sophisticated gardens, then move inside to the SBC Lobby, also on the third-floor. From its mezzanine-like vantage point, you get a bird’s-eye view of BP Hall below—all arching walls of honeycombed Douglas fir—before descending the graceful staircase for dinner and dancing in this magnificent space.
If you’re looking for a spot that very few Angelenos have ever seen, you can do no better than the Founder’s Room, an incredibly romantic-yet-edgily-modern enclave with its own patio and separate entrance that is normally reserved for board members and VIPs during symphony performances. This skylit room, featuring a wavy coved ceiling and dozens of suspended glass chandeliers, somehow makes you feel as if you’ve just entered an upside-down tulip. It’s an extraordinary setting, as are the various tucked-away locations that can be reserved for rehearsal dinners or smaller receptions. Patina restaurant, also located on the premises, is another wonderful option for intimate dinners around the chef’s table, in the private dining room or on the patio. Wherever your guests are seated, they’ll feast on some of the best food in the city. Joachim Splichal has honed his reputation in a series of knock-out restaurants from Patina to Pinot, and the same care lavished on their cuisine will go into executing your menu.
Born of the love of an enduring marriage and brought to life by the best in their fields, the Walt Disney Concert Hall hits all the right notes.
Max. Seated Indoors: 300
Max. Seated Outdoors: 230
Max. Seated Indoors: 300
Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
Max. Standing Indoors: 500
Max. Standing Outdoors: 650
|Max. Seated: 300|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the location accommodates up to 300 seated guests, outdoors, the garden holds up to 230.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds up to 300 seated or 500 standing guests indoors and up to 350 seated or 650 standing outdoors.
Fees & Deposits
50% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 1 week prior to the event. Rental fees range $500–2,000 depending on the space selected. Meals range $35–200/person. Tax, alcohol, labor and an 18% service charge are additional.
Please note that Music Center security and ushers are required, fees are determined based on event duration and spaces rented. Events extending past midnight will incur housekeeping charges. Union fees applicable for events with special décor and entertainment. Union fees are not applicable to the Founders Room.
Year-round except for performance dates. Events subject to Music Center approval. Call for details.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
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