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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.
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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.
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.
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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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