Los Angeles is home to some of the most stunning, luxury hotels in the country, each with its own unique story and charm. Whether you’re looking for an opulent, historic ballroom or a modern, urban respite with courtyard views, it’s guaranteed to be a memorable experience for your guests. Here is our list of the top ballrooms in LA for your wedding, gala or corporate event.
Space: International Ballroom and Foyer
Home to over 175 annual red carpet galas and the Golden Globes Awards show since 1961, the International Ballroom and Foyer is one of the most coveted event spaces in Los Angeles. Of course, a space that hosts everything from the Oscar Nominee Luncheon to the Milken Institute’s Global Conference is equipped with five million dollars worth of built-in audio equipment — the only ballroom in the world to feature state-of-the art technology. In addition, there’s also a built-in stage and green room for VIP events of all kinds.
Space: The Verandah Ballroom and Terrace
Located at the intersection of Wilshire and South Santa Monica Boulevards (within easy walking distance of Century City and Beverly Hills’ legendary Rodeo Drive), The Peninsula Beverly Hills has held the title of being the only AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star-rated hotel in Southern California every year since 1993. Between the chateaux-like ballroom — decked out with ornate chandeliers and luxe fabric-covered walls — and the beautiful fountain-clad landscaped terrace, this unique venue is perfect for holding a wedding an event that seamlessly combines the indoors and outdoors in true California style.
Space: The Ballroom
A longtime favorite of celebrities, locals and the international jet set, the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly hills is considered a city icon and the perfect place to hold an event to remember. The Ballroom reflects a return to California chic and understated charm. Accessible by a canopied, Italian-tiled promenade through the lush Wetherly Gardens, it is the perfect venue for wedding receptions, luncheons, cocktail receptions and meetings. New décor and beautifully arched windows give natural light to this expansive room.
Space: The Ballroom
Located steps away from Rodeo Drive, The Beverly Wilshire (a Four Seasons Hotel) has been a luxurious landmark since 1928. The property has hosted several elite guests over the years ranging from Elvis Presley to Dalai Lama to the British royal family. The unique ballroom space is arranged on two levels, making it perfect for hosting an event with a combination of a ceremony, cocktails, dinner and dancing. The layout makes it possible for each table to have clear views of the stage and dance floor.
Space: Marquesa Ballroom
The perfect combination of vintage glamour and modern-day elegance, this luxurious property feels like an historic Beverly Hills estate — which makes it the perfect location to host an epic event. The commanding 5,000-square-foot Marquesa ballroom is dressed in opulent, Spanish Colonial-inspired decor, complete with opera balconies and grand chandeliers. Rich draperies and lush fabrics complement the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Space: Colonnade Ballroom
The elegant Colonnade Ballroom with Venetian glass chandeliers, sculpted ceilings and stunning beach-level ocean views. The Colonnade is the ideal location for a grand reception. Along with the ballroom, guests have access to the foyer for a pre-reception gathering, as well as a well-appointed terrace which overlooks the gorgeous view of the Pacific.
Space: The Crystal Ballroom
Opened in 1912, Hollywood’s Golden Age comes alive at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Known as the “Pink Palace,” the hotel has played host to some of the most elegant weddings for Hollywood legends, international dignitaries, royalty and locals. Kept in its original art deco style, the historic Crystal Ballroom is the hotel’s largest event room, complete with private foyer, built-in stage and dance floor accented by a stunning Venetian chandelier. The ballroom’s French doors look out onto the beautiful Crystal Garden staged with an elegant white wedding gazebo.
Space: Garden Ballroom
Nestled in 12 acres of landscaped gardens just minutes from some of the top attractions in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, the prestigious Hotel Bel-Air is considered one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.Ideal for social events, award season parties, fundraisers and meetings for up to 200 guests, the Garden Ballroom is one of Los Angeles’ most sought after venues. With its neutral interiors, handmade mercury glass chandeliers and dramatic arched ceiling, this flexible space will accommodate any event and color scheme.
Space: Kensington Ballroom
Located steps away from West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood is a true urban refuge that combines a laid-back California vibe and pure luxury. Interior trendsetter, David Collins, designed this elegant ballroom which is comprised of 4,000 square feet of versatile ballroom bathed in neutral tones to allow for an abundance of decor options. The adjoining Kensington Foyer and Marble Terrace are available for pre-function arrivals and cocktail hours.