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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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Rating 4.9 out of 5
16 reviews
$8k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$8k - $13k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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.

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?

$7,500

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

$7,000

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

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

16 Reviews

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    Pat F. Getting married on 07/06/2022
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    A Truly Epic Venue

    I planned and designed a wedding for a client at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles in November 2019. From my first interaction with the sales department of the museum, they were friendly, comprehensive and thorough in their communications. I felt like I had true partners in their event team and it made my job that much easier and absolutely pleasurable. ( I would work with Alyssa any time.) The final product of our design in their venue was truly epic and Pat Frey Designs would gladly create another event or wedding there! It is truly a dream venue with iconic visuals and a great team to help you create a stunning event. My team and I would highly recommend them!
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    C Good Married on 03/26/2022
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    magical dino wedding

    Our wedding at the Natural History Museum was magical and everything we dreamed it could be! Everyone at the Museum was always very friendly, professional, and responsive! They were very understanding and flexible/accommodating, keeping us up to date on any policy changes due to the ever-changing COVID rules/restrictions which we really appreciated! Even though having a wedding at the Museum did involve more work than a standard wedding venue, especially if you are trying to stick to a budget (i.e. lots of additional logistics to consider - no changing room, the Museum is open to the public until 5pm, no kitchen; all vendors must be hired in, though the Museum has some chair/table inventory), the uniqueness of the venue and the activities you can add on (e.g. you can rent 1-hour access to some of their exhibits for a very reasonable fee) make it all worth it! I wouldn't change a thing! It was a very magical experience for my husband and I, and all our our guests also had a night to remember as well! Highly recommend! !!!:)
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    Melissa L. Married on 10/22/2021
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    Amazing experience

    We had an elopement ceremony at the Museum of natural history and it was a dream come true. Our event coordinator, Simone, was absolutely fantastic. She was knowledgeable, kind, responsive, and very kind! She made the ceremony planning a breeze. The day of the event went by so smoothly with her. She made the whole process easy for us and relaxing. I absolutely recommend this venue and experience to everyone!
    Our event was intimate and unique. We are so glad you we booked our event here. Thank you Simone & her team for such a positive and once in a lifetime experience.

    *We also booked a photographer, Tauren Woo, who has experience shooting in this museum. He was able to fully capture our experience with beautiful lighting and angles. Thank you!

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Map

900 Exhibition Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90007
213-763-3221
Location of (Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County)
5801 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA, 90036
213-763-3221

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