When it comes to celebrating a year of great work, it takes a great spot. Show your staff some appreciation by hosting a memorable event in one of of our hand-picked holiday party venues in Los Angeles. Whether you’re considering an intimate meal accompanied by craft cocktails billowing smoke, all-evening dinner and dancing against a view that stretches for miles or an awards presentation on a velvet-curtained historic stage, we’ve got office holiday party ideas that will keep your employees talking — and smiling.
Parties of 20-100
Cecconi’s is anything but an ordinary Italian restaurant. The chic yet comfortable space is perfect for your company holiday get together, with unique natural elements like tall planters and lush green walls. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that their menu is filled with delicious twists on classic Italian favorites, like wood oven pizzas, black truffle beef tartare, and late night-only specials.
Max Capacity: 40
The Bazaar, one of three restaurants at the SLS Beverly Hills, is an eclectic restaurant perfect for your office’s holiday party. Known for its inventive cocktails (don’t miss the one with smoke billowing off the top) and amazing tapas from acclaimed Chef José Andrés, the space and cuisine alike are sure to impress your guests.
Max Capacity: 50
This West Hollywood seafood joint is the perfect place to catch up with coworkers during a holiday party. The terrace at Catch LA is known for its breathtaking views of the Los Angeles skyline and the Hollywood Hills. Grab your team, order a seafood tower and a few rounds of cocktails, and take in those views.
Max Capacity: 50
Parties of 100-300
Located in the 1938 CBS radio building, the mezzanine bar in the Neuehouse can bring a bit of history to your company holiday party. It has sleek concrete floors and glass brick accents that create a modern ambiance while its inviting leather poufs and chic couch groupings are perfect for group gatherings and conversations.
Max Capacity: 100
When you enter the Caufield’s Bar and Dining Room through its own entrance at Sixty Beverly Hills, you and your coworkers will immediately feel like you’ve stepped into another era. The spot’s industrial Art Deco design complete with red leather banquettes and painted brick walls evokes a clubby speakeasy vibe that’s customizable, whether you’re planning a cocktail party or a sit-down dinner.
Max Capacity: 125
Give your company holiday party a retro vibe by hosting it at The Spare Room, an old-fashioned gaming parlor inside The Hollywood Roosevelt. Your employees can form teams for bowling or play a classic round of Monopoly while sipping on innovative cocktails. After you’re done gaming, relax on a vintage leather sofa and soak in the vintage decor of The Spare Room.
Max Capacity: 200
The Panache Ballroom at the resort-like Hotel MDR Marina Del Rey offers 3,000 square feet of of completely flexible space — divide the room for cocktails and dinner or dinner and dancing or keep it as one large open space for all-company mingling. The hotel offers a top-notch team to help with everything from planning to catering in the heart of the “silicon beach” area. Also consider arranging a room block for events that last longer than a day or seep into the wee hours.
Max Capacity: 250
There is nothing quite like the L.P. Los Angeles Rooftop. Bright greenery and authentic cacti fill the space, and the spectacular rooftop offers sweeping views of the Sunset Strip and the Hollywood Hills. Grab a seat on a shaggy barstool, order a chilled cocktail, and sit back and relax with your coworkers this holiday season.
Max Capacity: 250
In the 1980s, this beautiful venue was used as a smog-check center. Since then, it has been reimagined and completely transformed. The space is completely solar-powered with supporting natural decor, like indoor and outdoor greenery. With so many spaces different spaces, your employees will love all the opportunities to mingle.
Max Capacity: 250
Built in 1928, Carondelet House combines the feel of an Italian villa with an urban loft. The rustic brick walls are the focal point of the indoor space, and once you head outside, your eyes move to a beautiful birch tree in the center of the courtyard. The intimate setting allows for a quiet yet special night away from the office with your coworkers.
Max Capacity: 275
The Mezzanine at The Nomad Hotel
Originally built in the 1920s as the headquarters for The Bank of Italy, The Nomad Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles honors the building’s original integrity while embracing contemporary California style. Dramatic columns welcome guests into the fully-restored gold and blue lobby, and the 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space allows any company to host a holiday party to remember. The formal Mezzanine space overlooks the hotel’s bustling restaurant for an intimate spot above it all.
Max Capacity: 275
Parties of 300-500
William E. Connor Penthouse at the Petersen Auto Museum
If you and your colleagues are looking for an eccentric space, then the Penthouse at the Petersen Auto Museum should play host to your next holiday party. The Penthouse offers a sleek all-glass pavilion perfect for serving cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres, while the outdoor terrace offers sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Century City. The twinkling skyline and incredible architectural design of the Penthouse are sure to impress your employees.
Max Capacity: 300
The Porch exemplifies California cool, with lofty ceilings just waiting to be draped and a wide-open space perfect for dancing the night away. Complement the spot’s laid back urban rustic vibe and hand-crafted farm tables with seasonal cocktails and appetizers and an amazing entertainer, and you’ll have an ideal corporate holiday party your employees will love.
Max Capacity: 325
When you host your corporate holiday party in The Provence Courtyard at Fig & Olive, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a secret garden in the South of France. A private bar, cozy lounge furniture, greenery-covered metal arches, and elegant string lights will leave your employees feeling rewarded for all their hard work.
Max Capacity: 400
As the largest penthouse suite in Los Angeles, this space will leave your employees feeling both sophisticated and spoiled. Metallic accents and bright colors complement each other in the living room, and a private terrace offers 360-degree views of LA. Invite your entire company or a choose a more intimate group to enjoy the 11,000 square feet of luxury.
Max Capacity: 400
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Los Angeles offers a wide variety of event spaces — regardless of the type of corporate holiday party you’re hosting, you’ll have plenty of choices. Perhaps cocktails in the tranquil Japanese garden or on the patio or an elaborate dinner or awards ceremony in one of their two equally-decadent ballrooms. You can work with the on-site event staff to orchestrate every aspect of your company holiday party at this spot that’s well-located near Union Station within the Arts District of LA.
Max Capacity: 440
Some of the best venues are the ones that are beautiful on their own but can also be easily transformed to fit any taste or style. The Fig House is that type of venue, with its minimalist courtyard, soft pastel and gem tone lounge furniture, and unique art. Bring your employees here for a comfortable night of cocktails and catching up.
Max Capacity: 450
Parties of 500+
Located in the heart of the Miracle Mile, Candela La Brea is an easy choice for a larger office holiday party. A recent renovation has preserved its historical Art Deco design, pairing its sophisticated style with modern amenities. The main room’s unique soaring ceilings and gorgeous wood floors offer the ideal backdrop — whether you want dinner and dancing, or a more casual affair — and large projection screens offer the ability for further customization with branding or other messages. Meanwhile, the venue’s upstairs lounge can accommodate up to 200 for pre-event cocktails, an after-party or act as a VIP lounge.
Max Capacity: 850
Located high above the hills, all of the event spaces at Castaway offers spectacular views and can accommodate up to 1,200 guests. The indoor event spaces have high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, and the outdoor garden can be used with these spaces to expand and maximize your event. Castaway also has an on-site special events team ready and waiting for your call to start planning your upcoming company holiday party.
Max Capacity: 1,200
Full of history and elegance, The Ebell of Los Angeles is one of the LA’s most unique properties. You’ll want to take advantage of each event space: start your corporate holiday party in the garden with hand-crafted cocktails, then move inside for a delectable meal from their outstanding on-site culinary team then perhaps some merrymaking in the form of dancing. This vintage spot will offer a bit of glamour and sophistication to your holiday party and makes it easy to show your employees that you appreciate their efforts.
Max Capacity: 1200
The Fonda Theatre is a historic 1920s venue that was transformed and re-opened in 2012. The large space allows any company to host all of its employees under one roof. You could host your employees for dinner or cocktails in front of the velvet-draped main stage, then end the evening on the intimate rooftop. No matter how you orchestrate your corporate holiday party, guests will be able to take advantage of the vintage charm of the Fonda Theatre.
Max Capacity: 1,200
The Hilton Los Angeles – Universal City is recognized as a premier event destination, and with a space like the modern chic 16,000-square-foot Sierra Ballroom, it’s easy to see why. Mirrored and metallic details adorn the ceiling, and neutral walls create the perfect backdrop for customized uplighting and themed decor. Plus, the experienced team of planners at the Hilton Universal hotel makes hosting a large-scale corporate holiday party, trade show, or company awards program completely seamless in this entertainment capital — just steps from Universal Studios and CityWalk Hollywood and close to major attractions such as the Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Walk of Fame and Warner Brothers.
Max Capacity: 1,550
Hilton Long Beach is no stranger to corporate events, as it’s located in the business district of Long Beach. From boardrooms to breakout rooms to ballrooms, this hotel has more than 15 event spaces to choose from, featuring modern flair and harbor views. And like so many Hilton properties, the staff will be on-hand to help you plan and execute your event.
Max Capacity: 2,200
Kick your corporate holiday party up a notch by hosting it at The Novo. If you’re bringing in entertainment, the stage at The Novo features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, and Wolfgang Puck Catering in Los Angeles will offer plenty of culinary options to please every employee’s palate.
Max Capacity: 2,300
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