Marina del Rey, California 90292
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Why We Like This Place
Rising up near the water's edge, the distinctive curved towers of the Marina City Club keep watch over the marina like a band of giant sentries. Residents of this exclusive condominium complex enjoy unbeatable marina views, and access to several event spaces that take full advantage of them. And, as luck would have it, non-residents are invited to share in their good fortune.
Celebrations take place on the Third Floor, and on weekends you have exclusive use of the entire space. There are two main rooms that flow into each other and, of course, face the marina. Couples typically have their ceremony in the Dockside Room and their reception in the Galaxy Room, but you're free to choreograph your event in whatever way works best for you.
If you get married in the Dockside Room, you'll exchange vows under a flower-festooned gazebo or chuppah in front of a unique slanted wall of glass, reminiscent of those wonderful New York City or Paris penthouse windows. During the day, natural light flows in through the windows; at night the "city" of boats bobbing in the marina provide their own mini-light show. If you like, hire a pianist to play during the ceremony and cocktail hour on the baby grand piano provided. In the center of the room, a circular black marble bar is not only convenient for serving cocktails, it also makes a chic buffet table. An abundance of palms and other trees add softness and color, while gleaming brass accents add a touch of glamour. You can use the room's existing square tables and comfortable black lacquer chairs, or have Club staff replace them with round tables and gold Chiavari banquet chairs.
The Galaxy Room, which also has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the marina, is designed with a platform for a band or sweetheart table, a spacious parquet dance floor, and a raised area that's perfect for mingling while sampling hors d'oeuvres, or enjoying a buffet or seated dinner. The space is well suited for hosting meetings, too.
A few more things that couples planning their wedding should know: The facility's health club, beauty salon, dressing rooms, and other services are at your disposal. If your vehicle of choice is a boat, the Club Dock Master will provide a Club slip so that you can sail in and out of the marina at your convenience.
All of the Marina City Club's event spaces can be reserved for private parties, as well as for corporate retreats, seminars, and training. The Club has hosted hundreds of wedding receptions, and they have extensive experience in organizing theme parties such as a Casino Night, Mardi Gras, Texas Barbecue, and Comedy Night. Shuttle service can be arranged to and from the L.A. Airport (a 15-minute drive), and attractions like Venice Beach, Oceanfront Walk, and the 3rd Street Promenade are just minutes away. No wonder the residents love living at the Marina City Club—they have everything they could possibly want right here.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 200
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated Indoors: 300
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated: 100
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Galaxy Room or Cocktail area can accommodate 150–200 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Third Floor holds 300 seated guests and 400 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Galaxy Room seats 100 guests classroom-style, the Quasar Room seats up to 40 guests theater-style, and the Nova Room seats 12 guests conference-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A nonrefundable $2,500 deposit is required to secure your date. 50% of the estimated total is due 3 months prior to the event, and the final balance is due 7 days prior. Room rental fees range $1,750–4,000 depending on the space(s) reserved. Dinners run $39–62/person; room rental, tax, alcohol, and a 22% service charge are extra. Banquet packages and customized menus are available. A cake-cutting fee of $3/person is additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: basic round or long banquet tables and 200 gold Chiavari chairs provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range available for rent
Parking: 30 or more guests require a valet
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: marina views
Other: on-site spa facilities and health club; guests can arrive and depart by boat
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, or WC corkage $15/bottle (requires management's prior approval)
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors until 11:30pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed, confetti, or sparklers