La Venta Inn 796 Via Del Monte • Palos Verdes Estates • California 90274

La Venta Inn

796 Via Del Monte
Palos Verdes Estates, California 90274

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Why You'll Love This Place

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Early South Bay developers designed La Venta Inn as an exclusive retreat to entertain prospective land buyers, and it occupies a prime spot on a hill overlooking the sweep of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Built in the 1920s, its Spanishstyle architecture is set off by a distinctive tower, red-tiled roofs and, in front, a courtyard with a bubbling fountain enclosed by a bougainvillea-covered arbor. At one time, La Venta Inn was used as a personal residence, and it has all the warmth and convenience of a private estate.

Inside, the rooms are spacious and airy, with wood floors and cream-colored walls that evoke vintage elegance and provide a neutral backdrop for decorations. The large main ballroom has lofty open-beamed ceilings, antique wrought-iron chandeliers and a handsome fireplace with a carved stone mantelpiece. French doors open out onto a Palos Verdes stone patio that spans the length of the house, commanding stunning views of the entire L.A. Basin and Santa Monica Bay below. Two steps lead down onto a broad semicircle of lawn surrounded by flowering shrubs and palm trees. A classic white gazebo stands at the lawn’s edge, with the sweep of the coastline as a dramatic backdrop. The developers chose this site well—it has a view that makes you want to stay here long after your celebration.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,000–10,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • During the off-season (November 1st–May 30th), the rental fee ranges $2,500–8,000.

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,250/event
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $70/person and up
  • Catering pricing includes exclusive use of the property, a personal event coordinator, and complimentary parking. Beverage pricing starts at $16/person.


Cocktails, etc.Standing250250
MeetingsTotal meeting capacity for this venue is 125.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: La Venta Inn can accommodate up to 250 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: La Venta Inn holds 250 seated or standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: The venue seats up to 125 theater-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremonies
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Special Events, Parties
  • Business Functions/Meetings
  • Rehearsal Dinners

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


For weddings: Year-round, daily, 10am–3pm or 5pm–10pm. Functions are in 5-hour blocks, with 2 events per day. Additional hours and all-day events can be accommodated for an extra fee.

For business functions: Meeting space is available Monday–Thursday in blocks of 4, 6 or 8 hours.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall/Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic/Landmark Building

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Coastline
  • Fountain/Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Garden Patio/Courtyard
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean/Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Valley

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: provided by New York Food Company
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range, extra fee
Parking: valet or attended parking provided
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: Santa Monica Bay, L.A. Basin and coastal vistas
Other: event coordinator, state-of-the-art sound system


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: vendors require approval
Wheelchair Access: limited access; call for details
Insurance: required for all vendors


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