Why You'll Love This Place
A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
It's showtime! If you're planning a sensational wedding, glamorous gala, or fabulous party, we think a truly great place to take a bow is the Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion. Part of an impressive performing arts complex, this dramatic venue is perfectly suited to its stylish Palos Verdes Peninsula setting.
The Pavilion's picturesque circular parking court, with its sparkling fountain and lush green border of sun-dappled jacaranda and pine trees, is great for photos (especially in front of the theater marquee, personalized for your event), but the real magic begins after you step through the wide glass entry doors …
… and into the skylit Lobby, where a soaring ceiling and chic black granite bar make it ideal for welcoming guests, cocktail intermissions, and mixers of all kinds. Romantic al fresco ceremonies take place on the elegant West Terrace. Designed with a tranquil stone fountain, Roman colonnades, and greenery all around, this graceful and serene courtyard is the quintessential spot to tie the knot—plus, bistro lights and uplighting add a festive glow at night. It also pairs well with the adjoining Ballroom, conveniently accessible through floor-to-ceiling glass doors.
Undeniably the star of the show, this highly customizable space is an absolute stunner. Auditorium-sized, it's large enough to host even the most elaborate party production. Rich cherrywood walls, 14-foot paneled doors, spectacular domed chandeliers, a built-in stage, 12 rows of retractable stadium seating, and magnificent theater lighting—including uplights, pin spots, patterned and custom wall gobos—maximize your options. And despite the room's grand dimensions, you can easily create a dreamy ambiance that's both intimate and sophisticated. Naturally, the audio system is state-of-the-art, too—there's a sound and lighting booth (technician required), and the acoustics are out of this world.
As if that weren't enough, you'll also find a mirrored dance studio, two dressing rooms fit for a leading lady and her entourage, and an expert planning staff ready to usher you through everything from choosing a caterer to selecting how best to use the variety of spaces in ways that will make your event a hit.
No wonder this venue consistently garners five-star reviews: "The Norris Pavilion is a hidden gem!" exclaims one bride. "I couldn't have imagined having my wedding reception anywhere else."
"Hosting our wedding reception at the Norris Pavilion was amazing! We could not have had a better experience!" says another. "Every one of our guests commented on how beautiful and spacious it was. We all had a great time!"
PRICES: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Time of year
- Package chosen
All rentals include:
- 8-hour exclusive venue use
- On-site Facility supervisor
- Dining, cocktail and buffet tables, banquet chairs, china, glassware, and flatware
- Wooden dance floor
- Customizable LED uplighting
- No corkage fee or bar setup charge
Upgraded packages may include discounted rental hours, stage pieces, an additional mobile bar, a mirror ball, custom gobos, stage lighting, projector and screen, string lights, and more!
Additional options + services available; inquire for details.
- Ceremony fee varies depending on:
- Package chosen
Some packages include a ceremony and rehearsal; in those cases there is no additional ceremony fee.
|Total meeting capacity for this venue is 220.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The outdoor ceremony area holds 170 seated, the indoor ceremony area 220 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Forum accommodates up to 220 seated or 300 standing guests, The Forum + Dance Studio combined can accommodate up to 300 seated (with stage and dance floor).
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces vary; please inquire for details.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
There is a $2,500 fee to use a caterer that is not on the preferred list and they must be approved by the venue.
If having a cash bar, a licensed distributor will need to provide a copy of their liquor license at least 30 days prior to the event.
Year-round weekend rentals, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays until midnight.
Buildings & other settings available:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain / Water Feature
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: select from preferred list; or BYO with approval, extra fee
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped, non-preferred caterers have limited access (contact Director of Rentals for details)
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: china, glassware, and flatware provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: garage or lot nearby
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: bistro or colored uplights CBA, extra fee
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fountain, garden, patio; panorama of hills
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: BYO, licensed server is required for a cash bar
Smoking: designated outside area only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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