Overlook Hall

209 East Whittley Ave., Avalon, CA 90704 Map · Phone number
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About Overlook Hall

Overlook Hall is a full-service, historic wedding venue located in Avalon, California. The building, originally built in 1929, was designed to resemble an Italian chapel and served for many years as a community church. Since being restored in 2010, the venue has become one of the prettiest hillside wedding spaces in Avalon, with an outside deck facing the Pacific Ocean. Not only can this historic venue host wedding ceremonies and receptions but any other wedding-related events, such as the rehearsal dinner, engagement party, bridal shower, or elopement.

Facilities and Capacity
Overlook Hall accommodates up to 120 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The upstairs sanctuary boasts 1,200 square feet of flexible open space that can be transformed to fit your wedding. The room has dark wood beams throughout the vaulted ceiling, which adds a touch of charm to the space. Other features include the original Douglas fir flooring and spacious windows that let in lots of natural light. Other features include a raised stage for the wedding entertainment, restrooms, and wall heaters for convenience. You have the option to use the space for your ceremony or reception. You and your guests many step outside to the large deck, which offers picturesque views of the Pacific. There are also a variety of outdoor spaces at the venue to hold your ceremony. The downstairs at Overlook Hall used to be a Sunday school classroom and today serves as a private area for you and your wedding party to relax and get ready for the wedding. The room includes a full-service kitchenette and bathroom.

Services Offered
The historic venue works with you throughout the planning process up until the wedding day. You can bring in outside vendors as needed, such as caterers, florists, and entertainers. The staff at Overlook will set up and clean up the day of the wedding. The venue does provide the following event items to use:

  • Altar/arch
  • Chairs
  • Chair covers
  • Tables
  • Linens
  • Dance floor
  • Furniture
  • Audio equipment
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15 Reviews for Overlook Hall

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

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    Elisabeth · Married on 10/07/2018

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    Perfect location!

    Such a beautiful location! Everyone was extremely helpful. Definitely recommend!

    Sent on 10/27/2018

    Overlook Hall's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words Elisabeth!
    We loved hosting your shower! All the best to Sadie, Jordan and soon to be baby Girl!
    Much love, Sarah
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    Amanda · Married on 10/04/2018

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    This is the venue to book on Catalina Island!! My fiance and I fell in love with Overlook Hall from the very beginning. They offer everything here at this venue. Ceremony and reception space, tables/chairs, linens... they even have a large bridal suite that you can enjoy getting ready in with all of your bridesmaids. What caught our eye the most though was the amazing view of the city and of the ocean!! Also, they offer a discount for weekday weddings that we took advantage of (every penny counts!).

    Fast forward to the wedding week... we traveled from San Diego to Avalon with all of our wedding decor/garments/etc. We were able to drop everything off at the venue two days before the wedding and then we set everything up the day before. It was so easy and convenient. Plus we stayed at a hotel that was walking distance to Overlook Hall so we could pop over whenever we needed to.

    But what I really need to express here to all of your future brides considering Overlook Hall is that the staff here is unbelievable. I corresponded with two wedding coordinators for a year while planning. Anna and Sarah were amazing and gave me guidance in picking my vendors and I felt completely confident in all decisions even though I was planning from afar. Sarah was the on site coordinator for our wedding week and she went above and beyond!!! She was so flexible and made our day so special. I was so relieved to have her there. It ended up raining on our wedding day and even though the venue is an indoor venue, we had set up many vendors outside. It was a last minute change of plans and I never felt stressed. Sarah handled every detail with ease and everything turned out beautiful! From the decorations to the timeline, everything was flawless. My husband and I keep replaying the day and Sarah always comes up as our hero for the day!!!

    Thank you again Sarah and Overlook Hall! This is a day that we will never forget!

    Sent on 10/08/2018
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    Overlook Hall's reply:

    Amanda thank you so much for your kind words!
    It was a pleasure meeting both you and Andrew and I am glad you enjoyed your day! Your family and friends were lovely as well! Best of luck to you both in the future and come stop by Overlook when you visit the island again soon!
    Much love and best wishes,
    Sarah
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    Dora · Married on 07/14/2018

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    We had the most beautiful wedding imaginable at Overlook Hall, and it was truly a joy to work with Anna throughout the entire process of planning and carrying out this amazing day!

    I highly recommend having your wedding on Catalina Island at Overlook. It was the perfect location for our 55 guests and could definitely accommodate quite a few more comfortably while still feeling intimate. We loved being surrounded by our family members all weekend and getting to see them everywhere on the island when we walked around. There were so many fun activities that we could do before and after the wedding, too - ten of us went zip lining the day before, and several of our guests went snorkeling and parasailing over the weekend.

    Even better than the location was the incredible service and attention to detail given by Overlook Hall. Anna was extremely kind and considerate with all of her communication throughout the entire year between when we came to see the hall and had the wedding. She truly went above and beyond with every aspect of our special day, and we are so grateful to her for helping make our wedding dreams come true!

    Not only did Overlook help us with planning, let us use the hall the night before for the rehearsal dinner at a very low hourly rate, and help coordinate vendors throughout the wedding week, but Anna also took photos during the wedding and sent them to us afterward so we would be able to share memories right away rather than wait weeks for the professional photographer's photos. It was an absolutely unparalleled, incredible experience working with Overlook Hall! Thank you so much!!

    Sent on 08/13/2018
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Overlook Hall FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Cruise Ship, Historic Building, Religious
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • 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? All Inclusive Packages, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Linens
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, June, July
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, November

Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements

  • Solace Weddings
    Solace Weddings Wedding Videographers

    A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC

  • Nirav Solanki Photography
    Nirav Solanki Photography Wedding Photographers

    A lovely quaint location located on the island. Friendly staff and a pleasure to shoot here.

  • Hammers and Lace
    Hammers and Lace Wedding Planners

    Overlook Hall is a gorgeous hidden treasure on Catalina Island. The space is open and airy and beautiful for any type of celebration. Anna, the event manager, could not be more helpful and accommodating. She answered all the questions a coordinator/planner has and even got her hands dirty. I could not be more impressed with this beautiful space and amazing employees. I would highly recommend this space to everyone i know. If you think logistics of getting married in Catalina would be difficult, you will have no worries with Anna helping. She offers great ideas and will help any way she can. I hope I get to plan more weddings at The Overlook Hall.. it's hard to find a beautiful space with great quality.

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  • 209 East Whittley Ave. Avalon, CA, 90704 See on map
    310-907-8420 (Phone number)

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