Los Angeles is home to some of the most stunning, luxurious hotels in the country, each with its own unique story and charm. Whether you’re looking for an opulent, historic ballroom in an beach setting, or a modern, urban respite with courtyard views, you can’t go wrong choosing from our list of the top ballrooms in LA for your wedding, gala, or corporate event.
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 venue 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.
International Ballroom & Foyer Capacity: 750 (seated) – 1,300 (standing)
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.
The Verandah Ballroom and Terrace Capacity: 75 (seated) – 200 (standing)
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.
The Ballroom Capacity: 250 (seated) -500 (standing)
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.
The Ballroom Capacity: up to 750
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.
Marquesa Ballroom Capacity: up to 320
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.
Colonnade Ballroom Capacity: 360-450
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.
The Crystal Ballroom Capacity: 800
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.
Garden Ballroom Capacity: up to 350
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 venue 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.
Kensington Ballroom Capacity: 250 (seated) -400 (standing)
Starlight Ballroom at the Fairmont Hotel & Bungalows is the largest ballroom in Santa Monica, yet the space still manages to keep an event feeling intimate and romantic. Gorgeous lighting capabilities and sweeping views of the pacific ocean from the foyer round out the glam vibe. The twinkling chandeliers that glow above the dance floor add an eye catching aspect that we love and the space is a décor team’s dream with transformable, luxe neutrals.
Starlight Ballroom Capacity: 500 (seated) – 800 (standing)
Hilton Anaheim is the largest hotel in Orange County, but still maintains its character by creating unique experiences for event attendees. The Avalon Ballroom is a more intimate ballroom at the Hilton Anaheim, but it really packs a stylish punch with coffered ceilings and beautifully uncommon chandeliers. With additional fantastic lighting options, hosts are able to fully customize the space. And let’s not forget this hotel’s perfect location — one that offers out-of-town guests the opportunity to make a vacation of it and enjoy area theme parks.
Avalon Ballroom Capacity: up to 200
With easy access to John Wayne airport, guests that are flying in for events won’t have to go far once they’ve landed — which makes for grateful friends and family. In the Hilton Irvine’s Crystal Ballroom (one of 7 event spaces at the hotel), recessed ceilings make themselves known with dramatic lighting and elegant chandeliers that are placed throughout the ballroom. The room’s ivory walls provide a lovely blank canvas for décor but are also chic unadorned. We especially love the way that this room accommodates large parties with ease, making it perfect for the big bash of your dreams.
Crystal Ballroom Capacity: 650 (seated) – 700 (standing)
The striking curvy lines of the décor in the Hilton Long Beach’s International Ballroom elicits a “wow” upon entry. The ballroom boasts style and character with flooring that’s retro and modern at once and a massive circular that spans the width of the room, offering a focal point without overwhelming other décor elements. And did we mention that the hotel is only 4 blocks from the beach? Fulfill your California weddings dreams here.
International Ballroom Capacity: 850 (seated) – 1400 (standing)
The lavish Breakwater Ballroom is perfect for anyone looking for a larger-than-life celebration. We love the sheer amount of space that’s available — allowing hosts to make their event completely personalized with a flow that matches the reception, with lounge areas, dining space, and, of course, room for dancing (on the room’s removable dance floor, nonetheless). The circular offset-chandeliers add a very modern and cozy vibe to this space and the recessed ceiling makes the space feel even more expansive.
Breakwater Ballroom Capacity: up to 850
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