Why You'll Love This Place
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Perched on a bluff overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean, the well-tended grounds of the Long Beach Museum of Art offer a surprisingly spacious setting for an open-air event. Plus they only book one wedding per evening, so you can relax and truly enjoy the experience!
The property features a historic landmark—the beautifully restored Elizabeth Milbank Anderson House, a 1912 brick-and- timber Craftsman-style residence and an adjacent carriage house. A picturesque arched entryway welcomes guests into the private garden, which is nestled between the historic home and the gleaming new two-story exhibition galleries.
If you’ve contemplated having an outdoor event with sweeping ocean views, this is a must-see location. The seaward side of the garden affords a spectacular panorama of the white sands of Long Beach, the harbor, and the Pacific beyond.
This versatile space is great for a ceremony, cocktail party or reception. Whatever event you host here, you’ll be treated to fabulous ocean vistas from the lawn or from the patio surrounding the Claire Falkenstein fountain. And no matter what the weather, you can still have your event outdoors since the garden lawn can be tented.
More intimate gatherings, like a small wedding or rehearsal dinner, may be held in the Museum Café, located on the ground floor of the Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house. Occupying what used to be the historic home’s living and dining rooms, the café is warm and inviting with mahogany paneled walls, a hardwood floor, multiple fireplaces, and bay windows with views of the fountain and the ocean in the distance.
The museum will handle all your catering needs thanks to the experts at Claire's at the Museum. You may bring in any DJ, florist, cake designer, and photographer you like, or choose from their preferred list of vendors.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
Rental fees include:
- Ceremony from 5:30–6pm, and reception from 6–10pm
- 1-hour ceremony rehearsal and tasting for four
- Month-of planning meeting
- Decorative lighting
- Cake cutting and service
- Two private dressing suites
- Preferred vendor list
Alternative transportation or use of a parking vendor is required for parties of 76 guests or more. Valet is optional for parties of up to 75 guests.
Meals (when priced separately)
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 60.|
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Art Gallery
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Beach / Ocean
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Ocean / Bay
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