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 varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Event duration
During the off-season (November 1st–May 30th), the rental fee ranges $2,500–8,000.
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.
|Meetings||Total 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.
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events, Parties
- Business Functions/Meetings
- Rehearsal Dinners
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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.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall/Events Facility
- Historic/Landmark Building
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain/Water Feature
- Garden Patio/Courtyard
- Landscaped Grounds
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
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