Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

900 Exhibition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Host a wedding event like no other at the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County, located in Los Angeles, California. With two distinct museum venues to choose from (Natural History Museum in Expo Park or Museum at La Brea Tar Pits on Miracle Mile), these venues offer themed exhibition spaces that provide unique settings for your special celebration. Explore prehistoric installations, edible gardens, and stunning architecture within these cultural landmarks, which are sure to facilitate an unforgettable experience.

Facilities and Capacity

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County offers a vast array of one-of-a-kind event spaces perfect for a variety of wedding occasions. Whether you are looking for the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos or hosting an intimate engagement party or a lavish wedding affair, this majestic venue provides a unique space to accommodate your needs in comfort and style. The Haaga Family Rotunda is a breathtaking space featuring an awe-inspiring stained-glass domed ceiling, Corinthian pillars, and ornate accents. At the center of the room stands the famous Beaux-Arts statue, Three Muses, which provides a grandiose focal point for an elegant wedding ceremony for up to 150 guests. For a stunning outdoor ceremony, couples can exchange their vows against the backdrop of the beautiful pond situated in the Pond and Pollinator Garden. This space features vegetation which attracts an array of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, offering a tranquil and natural setting for your special ceremony.

Inside the museum, couples will delight in the variety of installation and exhibition spaces available to host larger ceremonies and receptions. The Grand Foyer, which is home to the iconic Dueling Dinosaurs, offers space for up to 200 guests for a ceremony or 160 guests seated at round tables. This exhibition depicts the complete skeletons of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops poised in battle. Surrounding the historic centerpiece; marble columns, ornate chandeliers, and travertine floors create an ambiance of opulence for your celebration. The North American Mammal Hall and the African Mammal Hall feature spectacular dioramas and provide unique ceremony and reception settings for up to 250 guests. For an outdoor evening celebration, your guests can enjoy the Erika J. Glazer Family Edible Garden which offers a changing landscape of fruit, vegetables, and herbs that blossom with the seasons or the north Nature Gardens and lower Otis Booth Pavilion where your guests can dine at a long farm-style table and dance under a 63-foot long fin whale specimen.

Alternatively, at the Museum at La Brea Tar Pits, couples and their guests enjoy exclusive access to the entire museum interior. With views of Miracle Mile and the museum's own atrium garden, the rooftop terrace offers a stunning location for a ceremony before moving inside for dinner and dancing amongst the dire wolves, mammoths, and mastodons on display.

Services Offered

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County are happy to welcome outside vendors to serve your special day. Tables and chairs are provided by the venue to accommodate up to 200 to 250 guests for your event (Natural History Museum location only). Professional event staff are on-hand to provide setup and cleanup of your occasion and to assist in facilitating a flawless experience. Complimentary parking is provided for you and your guests for the duration of your event.

Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Lin and Jirsa
Photo by Lin and Jirsa
Photo by Russell Gearhart
Photo by Russell Gearhart
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Haaga Family Rotunda
Haaga Family Rotunda
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Photo by Lin and Jirsa
Photo by Lin and Jirsa
Photo by Callaway Gable
Photo by Callaway Gable
Photo by Callaway Gable
Photo by Callaway Gable
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Photo by Callaway Gable
Photo by Callaway Gable
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Russell Gearhart
Photo by Russell Gearhart
Otis Booth Pavilion
Otis Booth Pavilion
Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
Museum at La Brea Tar Pits
Nature Gardens
Nature Gardens
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
Photo by Alexandra Wallace
dinosaur puppets no photo credit needed 51 28277 157671455581261
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Amy and Stuart Photography
Amy and Stuart Photography

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12 Reviews for Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Catherine Thomas · Getting married on 02/10/2021

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    Absolutely unforgettable experience for all!

    Getting married at the Natural History Museum was such a memorable experience. The ceremony was in the African Mammal Hall. With the right lighting and minimal floral arrangements, it looked absolutely incredible. It felt so warm and intimate. Our guests were equally enthused--pretty much everyone we talked to said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. So much of that was about the uniqueness of the venue. The dino puppet was SO great--it was playful with the younger people and very gentle with the elders. My favorite moment was when the dino laid its head on my husband's great-aunt's lap while she pet him/her. It was such a tender moment. The staff at NHM was super professional and pleasant to work with. Trust their list of preferred vendors--they've got it on lock. We were able to take pre-ceremony pictures in different parts of the museum (like the Rotunda), which will make for some very dynamic photos. It is pricey, and it will take some creative logistics (building out the kitchen on the back steps, lighting, sound, etc...) but IT'S WORTH IT!!!!

    Sent on 10/29/2019
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    E N · Married on 10/08/2019

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    Exceptional organization and gorgeous venue

    We were so lucky to have gotten married at the LA Natural History Museum! Working with the events coordinators (Jasmine and Alyssa) was such as a breeze. They were very responsive to all communication from start to finish. The museum is such a special venue for a wedding and they did an expert job helping us navigate the process by providing us with extremely helpful recommendations. Alyssa was also present on the day of the wedding, and she helped ensure that the day went smoothly. All our guests were blown away by the uniqueness and the joyful elegance of the venue. I highly recommend checking it out if you are interested in an unforgettable venue!

    Sent on 05/08/2020

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 7500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 7000
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    10
  • Describe your venue:
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Museum
    Zoo
  • 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
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Set Up
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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