Long Beach Museum of Art is an oceanfront wedding venue located in Long Beach, California, where you can say, "I do" among the historic craftsman-style buildings overlooking the beautiful sunsets and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Artist Claire Falkenstein created an amazing water structure that serves as a centerpiece on the property and, in many ways, its inspiration. This charming and historic venue offers all-inclusive services on-site for your big day with planning and catering options.
Facilities and Capacity
Long Beach Museum of Art comfortably hosts 300 people outside and up to 100 indoors inside the historic craftsman home. The property includes beautiful, manicured gardens and twinkling lights where you can dance under the stars. The garden and lawn area are nestled in between the craftsman’s home and the exhibition pavilion. You and your guests will enjoy the ocean views from the garden, along with views of Catalina Island and the Queen Mary. There is also a prized art collection that is showcased within the elegant galleries. You and your wedding party can get ready at the museum the day of the wedding. The venue is wheelchair accessible and pet-friendly, and offers ample parking.
The team at Long Beach Museum meets with you from the beginning of planning your big day until the execution. Only one wedding is hosted per day to ensure your day is unforgettable and just the way you imagined. The dedicated staff will set up and clean up the spaces the day of the wedding. Long Beach Museum of Art offers the following event items to use:
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Meredith · Married on 05/02/2015
From the moment my now-husband and I met the team at LBMA, we knew that it was the wedding venue for us! The location is gorgeous (a view of the ocean was a non-negotiable), and it is much more affordable than many venues on the coast in the LA area. The Special Events team are rockstars, especially Sara, and they made us feel as though we were a part of the LBMA family before we even signed our contract! Sara was there for us for nearly a year (and patiently answered all of my random and very detailed questions) - and on the day of, she and her team made everything run smoothly. They were so accommodating with all of our requests and ideas - and seemed to have fun helping us plan both our ceremony and reception. The venue offers lots of perks and was able to accommodate all the ideas we had (setting up our personal decorations throughout the venue, using sparklers, pet-friendly, taking photos at different points throughout the day - in the museum, at the ceremony site, on the beach) and - most importantly - the team made sure that we were well-fed in the midst of all the activity! Speaking of the food, by Claire's at the museum, many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. We loved everything we tried at our tasting (narrowing it down to a menu was the hard part!) and the staff made sure we had a little bit of everything throughout the day. The signature cocktails were delicious, and the beer/wine selection appeals to all tastes. Lastly, they have a rental company they work with for all your table/chair/linen/place setting needs and it was great to not have to worry about coordinating that on our own.Sent on 05/18/2015
Our day was exactly what we had hoped for and more - largely in part to the LBMA. Our photos are gorgeous, our guests had a great time, and we were able to "customize" the wedding to fit our personalities (which is not always possible at a more "standard" venue). I want to do it all over again! Thank you LBMA! Love, Meredith and Doug
bonnie · Married on 01/02/2019
amazing work!!! Great service !!!!Sent on 12/30/2016
Karyn · Married on 10/05/2018
From the first meeting to our wedding day, the process was so EASY! Adreanna and team made it so simple and would answer all my questions and emails within a day or two. You can truly tell that they take pride in their work and putting on a fantastic event. The food is phenomenal and the bar perfect. We chose the standard bar, which include beer & wine and one signature cocktail form the restaurants menu. You need very little decoration because the ceremony and reception space is beautiful. Definitely worth the visit/tour if you are looking for an outdoor wedding space!Sent on 10/29/2018
I love this venue! I've been working with the LBMA for over 5 years now. I am on their preferred vendor list. I feel this venue is one of best hidden secrets for a water front wedding in LBC. The food is also some of the best I've had in the wedding industry.
The entire team at LBMA is fantastic. From the top down they truly run an event proving how much they care about the day of, and the enjoyment of the brides and grooms. It's easy to fall in love with the venue because of the amazing view, and beautiful facilities, but once you meet the team it's even harder to walk away. We love working there and with them, and always look forward to the next one!
LBMA is an absolute wonderful venue for the client looking for a mostly out door venue. It offers a beautiful bluff view of Long Beach, with stair access to allow for wedding photos down on the beach! The staff is absolutely wonderful to work with and will make sure every detail of your event is met! As a wedding planner I highly recommend Long Beach Museum of Art as I have worked at this venue many times in the past.