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Banquets by South End

Torrance, CA View map Visit website
4.2 out of 5 rating
5 reviews
Up to 300 guests

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Up to 300 guests

Banquets by South End is a wedding and special events venue in Torrance, California. Located inside the South End Racquet and Health Club, this full-service space offers a wide range of services, so your wedding is magnificent from start to finish. Banquets by South End offers high-quality services at affordable prices, and the staff goes out of their way to ensure every detail is flawlessly executed on your big day.

Facilities and Capacities

Banquets by South End has multiple spaces for wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. Ideal for wedding receptions, the main ballroom offers a flexible layout that accommodates up to 300 guests. This 4,000-square-foot room has a dance floor, full bar, and special effect lighting. The room is elegantly decorated with elegant chandeliers, large windows, and a sculpted ceiling. The flower-covered garden gazebo area is a charming backdrop for wedding ceremonies that’s next to a grassy area and water pond. From simple dining under the stars to elaborate events, the pool area fits up to 200 guests. For groups of 50 to 150 guests, The Lounge has a sophisticated ambiance and a delicious menu of upscale cocktails and culinary creations. The Sports Bar at West End is fantastic for casual events and features high and low cocktail tables, sofas, and a spacious dance floor.

Services Offered

Banquets by South End has several full-service packages for weddings and special events. Event managers and coordinators are attentive and professional throughout the entire process, and offer lots of suggestions to make your vision a success. Banquets by South End has a variety of decor and rentals available such as audio equipment, centerpieces, chairs and chair covers, drapery, furniture, lighting, photo booths, tables, and tents. Other wedding services Banquets by South End provides include the following:

  • All inclusive packages
  • Bar and catering services
  • Dance floor
  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Set up and clean up
  • Tableware
  • Wheelchair access

Catering

Banquets by South End has in-house catering available, but couples may bring an outside licensed and insured caterer if they prefer. Managed by Elegant Catering Services, this talented team of culinary experts offers special tastings and works closely with you to craft a delicious menu. Bar services offered include open or cash bar options, bartenders, and a complete selection of house and premium liquor, wines, signature drinks, and specialty beers. Other food and beverage services available include the following:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Champagne toast
  • Family style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Stations
  • Tastings

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,024

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,046

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$844

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$844

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    M&K Married on 10/22/2021
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    During our search for a wedding ceremony and reception venue we were very fortunate to come across South End. We had grown up in the area and knew they hosted events, but it was our first time experiencing it since it is primarily a private gym/club. You wouldn't know that; otherwise, it is a hidden gem of a venue space.

    The venue has a large outdoor garden area with a gazebo for the ceremony, a lobby area with a side bar for the cocktail hour area, and a banquet room that is spacious but also felt intimate at the same time for our 170+ guests. The banquet room also has its own much larger bar area that never felt crowded because of how spacious it is. There is a ton of available free parking for your guests, but it can be confusing as the entrance sign directs guests to small lot to the right while the club and the majority of the parking is to the left. If you have your ceremony in the garden, be aware that it is located directly next to a local airport so there may be planes taking off and landing during your vows.

    The venue works with Elegant Event Decoration and Catering and our experience with them was also great (separate review for them). Other than a backdrop behind the sweetheart table to cover an oddly placed doorway, we didn't need many decoration upgrades to the already great looking banquet room. While for the ceremony area, we didn't add any decorations at all because the space itself is already beautiful.

    The banquet director Diana was easy to work with and quick to respond. Due to the pandemic we had to reschedule a couple of times. There was no issue each time we had to postpone or to check in to confirm what the current venue event policies were, while understanding that everyone was at the mercy of the pandemic and the continuously changing local guidelines. Compared to other venues we were looking into in the South Bay region, the rates absolutely blew the rest of them away and worked incredibly well within our budget. Also as part of hosting an open bar, Diana threw in the champagne toast and coffee station as complementary parts to our package. We were also able to rent out chiavari chairs through them at an amazing rate. We would host an event here again.
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    Amazing Team all around!!

    Highly recommend this venue!! I had such a great experience since the moment I booked with them. Diane who originally booked me was very helpful and answered all my questions in our first meeting. She got me in good hands with the catering team Carlos and Karla with Elegant Event Decorations and there wonderful staff and the rest was history. They were really patient with me, took care of all my needs, helped me with making last minute adjustments when needed and really brought my dream wedding to life. Thank you South End for making this day amazing!! You all rocked our socks! Love- The McLeods

    Banquets by South End's reply:

    Hi Connie and Andy

    It was a pleasure working with you and being part of your special day! Thank you for choosing Banquets by South End. YOU ROCK!!

    Best wishes for a wonderful life together.

    Diana
    Banquets by South End
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    We just had a wedding reception at SouthEnd and everything more than exceeded our expectations. The reception room was transformed into a breathtakingly beautiful setting for our many friends and family members. We had close to 250 guests and a live band, all of which fit well given the spacious main party room and adjacent lobby area. Diane the banquet manager was a pleasure to work with, making great recommendations prior to the event and making sure event went smoothly on all counts. Elegant Catering did more than was expected for much less money than other like companies. Carlos the owner and his wife Rosa were easy to work with and took all the headache out of planning a truly 'one stop shop' wedding event. They took care of all the food (which was delicious), servers, set up, furniture, flowers and even provided us with a gold mirror dance floor to give the room the look of pure 'elegance' we were hoping for. The club has ideal parking, privacy and a setting that feel like you and your guests have been whisked away to an exclusive resort. All in our own backyard of Torrance... Thus our many local guests did not have to travel far to enjoy our special day. I would highly recommend you give this venue a visit for any occasion you are planning!
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Banquets by South End frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Banquets by South End?

Banquets by South End includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Banquets by South End, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Banquets by South End includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Banquets by South End, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Banquets by South End includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Banquets by South End in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Banquets by South End for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Banquets by South End for wedding events?

Banquets by South End offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Banquets by South End offer?

Banquets by South End offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Banquets by South End offer for wedding events?

Banquets by South End offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Banquets by South End have available for wedding events?

Banquets by South End offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Chair Covers
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Photo booth
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Banquets by South End and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Banquets by South End is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.3 in average response time, 4.2 in quality of service, 4.2 in flexibility, 4.2 in value and 4.1 in professionalism.

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