Originally built in 1929, Overlook Hall was designed in the manner of an Italian chapel and served for many years as the community's Christian Science church. Eventually closed, the building underwent a complete restoration in 2010 and today is without a doubt the loveliest hillside venue in all of Avalon. The upstairs sanctuary includes almost 1,200 sq. ft. of open space with heavy beamed ceilings, original Douglas fir flooring, spacious windows, a raised stage with aft restroom, wall heaters, and a sweeping outside deck facing the Pacific. We prefer to keep our occupancy under 120 guests. Downstairs - formerly a Sunday school classroom - includes a private area for lounging or storage with a full-service kitchenette and extra-large bathroom. The property is fully landscaped and literally steps to Avalon's nicest hotels, making it ideal for weddings, corporate meetings, reunions, commemorative events, art shows, and more. If you're looking to make your special event truly special, Overlook Hall is the perfect place for you!
Recommended by 85% of couples
Amanda · Married on 10/04/2018
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!
Dora · Married on 07/14/2018
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!!
Nicolette · Married on 07/01/2018
Anna is wonderful! The venue is perfect!
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A great company to work with. We highly recommend. Thank you Solace Weddings LLC
A lovely quaint location located on the island. Friendly staff and a pleasure to shoot here.
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.