Why You'll Love This Place
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Opening to great fanfare in 2008, the Taglyan Arts and Cultural Complex offers a dazzling combination of Old World opulence and cutting-edge audiovisual technology. Located mere blocks from the world-famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine, this venue may be new to the event scene, but with its stately limestone façade it looks like it's been part of the neighborhood for years.
As soon as you enter the massive iron gates on a quiet side street, you feel like you've been transported to a European villa. Italian cypress, magnolia and olive trees, along with vintage-look streetlamps, dot the property. Immediately on your right is the formal brick courtyard, anchored by the kind of huge two-tiered fountain you might find in an Italian piazza, complete with figural fish and turtles spouting water. A formal garden containing white roses encircles the fountain, creating a very romantic spot for wedding ceremonies. As an added enhancement, the historic French Normandy-style building across the street acts as a charming backdrop. Taglyan's upper patio, which could serve as an alternate ceremony site or for cocktails, overlooks the courtyard and has its own cherub fountain with two small gardens and marble pillars.
Inside the building itself, it's obvious that no expense has been spared in workmanship or materials. The dramatic Grand Foyer is a feast for the eyes, highlighted by an Italian marble floor inlaid with various patterns—the first one symbolizing eternity, which seems rather fitting for couples who've just exchanged vows. This palatial-sized space has natural light streaming in through tall windows draped in rich green velvet, as well as filtering in through stained-glass inserts in the high, coffered ceiling. Along one wall you can set up couches in front of faux fireplaces, creating a cozy area for small-group mingling. Another option for intimate conversation is the outdoor flagstone patio, which makes a perfect bar and lounge setting.
But the pièce de résistance is the Main Ballroom—truly a "grand" ballroom. Set off by green marble pillars and elaborate, cascading crystal chandeliers, its 7,050-square-foot, circular stained-glass ceiling is flat-out, jaw-droppingly beautiful. And as if its artistry alone wasn't mesmerizing enough, it can even be programmed to shift colors with an elaborate lighting system. In fact, the entire facility incorporates state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, including scrims and projectors with screens that descend around the room so you can screen personal movies, then take it up a notch by bathing the stage and dance floor in sound and light.
Taglyan Complex has devoted just as much attention to every detail behind the scenes as well, from its two top-of-the-line kitchens to the ample underground parking and luxurious bridal room (and large groom's room). Their exclusive in-house caterer, Divine Food & Catering, will customize your menu whether you desire a multicultural meal, Continental fare, or something in between. When you're here, all you have to do is relax, revel in your surroundings and get ready for a very memorable event.
Bubbly Bonus: Mention Here Comes The Guide and receive complimentary butler-passed champagne during your cocktail hour.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- $175/person and up
- Package prices vary depending on:
- Day of week
- Guest count
All packages include:
- Use of the entire venue (including the ballroom, foyer, and garden) until 2am
- An elegant dressing suite
- In-house catering, including tray-passed hors d'oeuvres, a plated, buffet, or family-style dinner, coffee & tea service, soda, and water
- Special event lighting and sound equipment, and custom projections
- Dance floor
- In-house furniture, linens, and staging
- Cake cutting and serving
- And MORE!
Bar packages (standard, premium, or beer & wine) are separate. Event planning services are also available.
Service Charge or Gratuity
There’s a 150-guest minimum for a Friday or Sunday event, and a 250-guest minimum for a Saturday event.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 500.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The foyer and garden each seat up to 250 guests.
EVENT/RECEPTIONCAPACITY: The site accommodates 500 seated or 800 standing guests in the ballroom. Standing cocktail receptions of up to 400 may be held in the foyer or the garden.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting rooms seat 100–500 guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
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Outside catering is allowed for kosher and Indian weddings. Please inquire for details.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: in-house or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot, valet required
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: garden courtyard, landscaped grounds
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: in designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required