Los Angeles, California 90095-1617
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Why We Like This Place
Everyone's familiar with the University of California, Los Angeles, but how many know about its fabulous event site, the UCLA Faculty Center? Tucked away on the eastern edge of the campus, it's a leafy oasis usually reserved for members only, but it also happens to be available for weddings and special occasions.
Set amongst towering pines and eucalyptus trees, this historically significant example of Mid-Century architecture showcases a dramatic cross-gabled roofline, post and beam construction, and large expanses of glass. Blending beautifully into its woodsy landscape, while effortlessly integrating indoor and outdoor space (à la Frank Lloyd Wright), this striking, recently refreshed venue gives you the style and flexibility you want to create your ideal flow.
A great way to begin your celebration is with an al fresco ceremony on the verdant and sun-dappled California Patio, which is shaded by tall trees. It's also perfect for cocktails and canapés, and you can easily segue to your reception in the adjacent California Room. Filled with natural light, this space features a whitewashed, peaked wood ceiling, and boasts a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that adds warmth and a touch of romance to an evening of dinner and dancing.
Another outdoor choice for a cocktail reception is the colorful Rose Garden Patio. Adorned with aromatic rose bushes and terracotta pots filled with seasonal blooms, it overlooks St. Albans Church and Hillel Synagogue. Vine-covered redwood beams overhead and tables shaded by brightly hued umbrellas make this an inviting spot to raise a glass of bubbly.
The A-frame-style Main Dining Room is a stunner with a 24-foot ceiling, horizontal ribbon windows on opposite sides, and floor-to-ceiling glass on a third wall. Large domed light fixtures, trestle beams, and a massive stone fireplace complete the photogenic setting. If your guest list is short, or you prefer an indoor ceremony, there are several other options here, including the Sequoia Room and Courtyard as well as the Library and Playa Lounge. In fact, with 30,000 square feet of space, you're sure to find the right fit.
Their event and catering staff can help you plan your food and drink menus, plus recommend outside vendors you might need. Two on-site dressing rooms are available for your convenience, as well.
Explore the Faculty Center, and you'll discover gorgeous photo backdrops both inside and out. In fact, you and your photographer can snap a few shots around the campus that include some of the iconic older buildings and plazas. And be sure to pose next to the large bronze statue of the school's mascot: the UCLA Bruin. Rumor has it that if you rub the back paw of the bear, you're sure to ace your finals. If he can do that for exams, maybe he can make all your wedding wishes come true, too!
- Max. Seated Indoors: 180
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
- Max. Seated Indoors: 350
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 350
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 200
- Max. Seated: 400
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The California Patio holds up to 120 seated or standing; the California Room up to 180 seated or standing. Smaller rooms are available for more intimate ceremonies.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Main Dining Room seats up to 350 guests; the Rose Garden Patio holds 120 seated or 200 standing. The California Room seats up to 200.
MEETING CAPACITY: A variety of meeting rooms accommodate 8–400 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For weddings, a nonrefundable $1,000 deposit is required to secure your date. The ceremony fee starts at $800 and varies depending on the guest count. Wedding packages start at $60/person; tax and a 15% service charge are additional. For complete package details, contact the venue or visit their website.
Rates for business functions, private celebrations, or other types of events vary. Please contact the venue for more information.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house; outside ethnic catering allowed with approval
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: included in package (custom chair covers CBA, extra fee)
Linens, Silver, etc.: included in package (custom linens CBA, extra fee)
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable parquet floor provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: 2 lots, extra charge
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA, extra fee
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA, extra fee
View: landscaped garden courtyard
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK, outside until 10pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: may be required