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The Cicada is a restaurant and club welcoming weddings in downtown Los Angeles, California. The property offers an experience like no other, transporting guests back in time to the roaring nightlife scene of 1920s LA. A storied location, the venue has a strong vintage aesthetic which will appeal to style-conscious couples who want to make a statement on their big day.

Facilities and Capacity

The Cicada Restaurant and Club is to proud to call one of LA’s most historic buildings its home. Built in 1928, The Oviatt Building is an enduring love-letter to the city’s glitzy heritage and the golden age of Hollywood. An Art-Deco masterpiece, guests will marvel at this downtown gem’s striking design. Bold geometric contours define the space which is decorated in tones of rich gold leaf and dark mahogany and accented by ornate Lalique sculpted glasswork. The spacious dance hall is entered by the grand staircase, an ideal backdrop for a glamorous wedding photoshoot. Overhead waterfall chandeliers hang gracefully from the raised ceiling as up to 500 invitees mingle and dance below. There is, of course, an expansive stage on which wedding entertainers can strut their stuff lit by professional standard lighting. The venue’s location in the heart of downtown LA makes it a central and accessible location in which to celebrate an unforgettable wedding. Guests can feel free to take a stroll in the surrounding neighborhood and take in the lights and sights of the entertainment capital of the world

Services Offered

The staff of the Cicada is proud to serve couples on the most important day of their lives. They offer an inclusive package that features a master of ceremonies to guide your night, a live band, bar services, and setup and cleanup of events. The venue’s event planner will work closely with couples to organize every detail of the reception, including creating a floor plan and sourcing furniture. The management can also provide catering services from the acclaimed in-house restaurant.

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Shelly Sent on 10/21/2017
5 out of 5 rating
I don't even know where to start. Cicada and the staff are absolutely amazing. Adelmo and Rich were super responsive to my fiance and I. They made the planning of our reception so easy. We had looked at so many venues before this and were getting very discouraged. The quality of what you get at Cicada, and the price, are unmatched anywhere else. Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and was executed perfectly. Our guests loved it, and everyone commented on the level of service, the quality of food, and the charm and beauty of the venue.
Danny Sent on 01/24/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We recently had our wedding in November at Cicada and it was perfect. Adelmo and his team did a great job with helping us come up with a vision, executing the set up/ambiance the day of, and were super easy to work with throughout the entire process. They definitely went above and beyond to make sure everything would go as smoothly as possible, and helped take a lot of the anxiety out of the planning process. The food was also excellent! Our guests loved how unique the venue was and service was fantastic. Parking in and around the area was also not an issue, which is rare a find for LA. Thank you Adelmo for everything and we hope to stop by on our anniversary for dinner sometime!
User2095688 Sent on 04/13/2015
5 out of 5 rating
We just booked my wedding at Cicada for Labor Day weekend of next year (Sunday September 4, 2016) and I can honestly say the staff, especially Adelmo has been a pleasure to work with from the very beginning. He is a true gentlemen in his word and very professional when it comes to responding questions. Keep in mind that we brought quite a few family members to view the venue! And they had many questions and concerns. Adelmo was professional, flexible, kind, and eased our minds. We considered about 15+ other venues and had narrowed it down to Castle Green in Pasadena, but decided to check this place out before we made a final decision. As soon as we walked into Cicada there was no doubt this place was meant to be. We decided Cicada was it for us almost instantly. Definitely a unique kind of venue for a couple looking for a unique style, for us it was the most perfect fit. Like I said all other venues disintegrated in the back of my mind. I cannot wait to see what they do for us on our wedding day! Deserves a 10 star rating on decor itself!
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