Weddings

Occidental College

Los Angeles, CA View map

About

Occidental College's catering service is a professional resource for campus and community clients. We have built our reputation on tasteful, plentiful and imaginative catering with prompt and efficient service. We offer individualized programs, structuring both the product and the service to best suit each client's needs and budget.

Weddings, Banquets & Parties

An historic, Spanish-revival banquet hall…
A courtyard garden with a graceful fountain…
A mid-century chapel with 25-foot stained glass windows…
A rustic glen with sycamore and oak trees…
A charming patio shaded by a Wisteria-covered pergola…

Occidental College is the ideal site for your wedding, bar mitzvah, social gathering, or business function. Whether you envision an intimate garden party or a lavish banquet for 300 guests, our professional staff will help you plan the perfect event. For more information, please contact (323) 259-2998 or smurillo@oxy.edu.

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?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$1,000

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

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
December
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Recommended by 94% of couples
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    Snoops Married on 10/23/2010
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    When having a wedding at Occidental College, what you get is not what you pay for. In fact, what you get is WAY MORE than what you can expect. Sure, it's not the Four Seasons but since we prioritized being able to invite as many guests as we wanted (~250 in our case) without having to contemplate selling our organs on the black market to finance the wedding, Oxy more than fit the bill. The campus grounds were a scenic backdrop to a beautiful chapel, a cocktail patio that we lit up to look like a twinkling paradise, and a dining room that evoked elegance and charm. Also, kudos to the top-notch coordinators (Stacy and Sheri), the chefs, and everyone else that were all so friendly to work with. They were accommodating in every and knew what they were doing at all times. Flexibility is also their middle name.

    We took a gamble by not looking at any other venue before booking Oxy but we knew we wouldn't find anything else where the value/cost ratio would be this heavily in value's favor. This was a choice we don't regret one bit.
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    Christina Married on 09/22/2007
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    Excellent venue. Director of Catering is a wonderful person. Venue is beautiful and unique, and priced much, much better than boring, typical country clubs and hotels. Perfect place to get married. Beautiful location to take photos, and have a reception. You can bring your own alcohol in which saves a ton of money. I highly recommend this venue.

    Occidental College's reply:

    Thanks so much for all of the great compliments!!! We have beautiful grounds and work closely with our clients to make sure their special day makes memories for a lifetime.
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    Angelica Married on 06/04/2005
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    The Occidental College Music Quad provided a beautiful place for clear pictures. It was romantic. We did not need amplification. Our family and friends had great things to say about the location. This location is surrounded by pillars, and has a fountain at one end. Other great locations are the Admissions House for an intimate garden feel, and the chapel for those who would enjoy a more traditional ceremony. The college provides a wedding coordinator and white folding chairs for an additional cost. We did not have our reception here since we were looking for authentic mexican food, but our friends wedding reception took place at the college and we thought the meal was much better than at other catered weddings.

    Occidental College's reply:

    Yes, our Music Quad is a beautiful location and we're happy that you chose us. It's tood bad you did not use us for your reception/dinner - we have excellent and authentic Mexican food. We're also glad that you did get a chance to taste our food at your friend's wedding held at our campus and appreciate the good review.

Awards

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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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Occidental College offers great settings for wedding ceremony and reception. I came here about three years ago as a wedding photographer and found so many great spots for bridal, wedding party and family portrait sessions. The campus is beautiful..!! The ceremonial service was held in school's church. The arrangement of seatings in the chapel was unique and it made it possible for the guests to view the ceremony from any angle. 360 views..!!! Most of the time, you would see the back of the bride and groom through out the whole ceremony, but the 360 degree seatings allow you to see the side, profile and front view of the bride and groom. Very unique and cleverly arranged..!! The reception area offers high ceilings and spanish colonial architectural background. I would strongly recommend Occidental College as wedding ceremonial and reception site to everyone..!!!

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1600 Campus Road Los Angeles, CA, 90041
3232592629
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