UCLA FACULTY CENTER

480 CHARLES E YOUNG DRIVE EAST, Los Angeles, CA 90095 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About UCLA FACULTY CENTER

The UCLA Faculty Center is a wedding venue located on the grounds of UCLA, in Los Angeles, California. Originally established as a meeting point for faculty and staff, it is no surprise that this ranch-like space lends itself to social gatherings. The one-story building embodies a mid-century modern aesthetic, and the wooden exterior exudes a homely and welcoming ambiance. Surrounding the main building are picturesque parklands and majestic trees. The environs are ideal for taking wedding photographs under the uplifting glow of the Californian sunlight.

Facilities and Capacity

The California room is the principal reception area at the UCLA Faculty Center. It features a barn-style roof complete with exposed wooden beams. The classic carpets lend an air of traditional elegance, as do the chandeliers that provide romantic lighting. This ballroom can host up to 200 guests. Couples can exchange vows on the patio under a floral arch, surrounded by serene parklands. Rust-red wooden beams frame the exterior space, affording guests the chance to absorb the natural light and scenic views. Couples can avail of the preparation suite for the duration of their event.

Services Offered

A member of the hospitality team assists couples in every stage of the planning process. This event coordinator collaborates with individuals and strives to realize their dream day. These experienced professionals will consult with you in advance, and endeavor to customize details of the occasion to suit your tastes and preferences. You can customize aspects of your day, and add personal touches to the decor and layout of the center. Couples can select from a range of wedding packages, each featuring an array of services designed to reflect your needs. In terms of cuisine, there is no shortage of options. Couples can choose a buffet service or a plated banquet dinner for their guests. Afterward, guests can peruse the dessert stations and enjoy a selection of teas, coffees, and sweet treats. Bar service is available, with a range of wines and champagne beverages on offer.

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FATHER WITH BRIDE
FATHER WITH BRIDE
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UCLA FACULTY CENTER
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UCLA campus photoshoot
Majestic trees on-site
Majestic trees on-site
Floral arch on the California patio
Floral arch on the California patio
Outdoor ceremony on the patio
Outdoor ceremony on the patio
Classic boutonniere
Classic boutonniere
Rust-red wooden walls
Rust-red wooden walls
Walking up the aisle
Walking up the aisle
A family celebration
A family celebration
Wedding guests enjoy the ceremony
Wedding guests enjoy the ceremony
The picturesque patio
The picturesque patio
A emotional family moment
A emotional family moment
Tranquil surroundings
Tranquil surroundings
The newlyweds celebrate
The newlyweds celebrate
Setup in the California room
Setup in the California room
Gold and blue ceremony seating
Gold and blue ceremony seating
Four-legged VIP
Four-legged VIP
Rustic wooden beams
Rustic wooden beams
Appetizers on the patio
Appetizers on the patio
Fruit and cheese display
Fruit and cheese display
Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus
Fruit platter
Fruit platter
FRUIT BOWLS
FRUIT BOWLS
COCONUT SHRIMP
COCONUT SHRIMP
RECEPTION IN THE CALIFORNIA RO
RECEPTION IN THE CALIFORNIA RO
TEA CEREMONY IN CALIFORNIA RM
TEA CEREMONY IN CALIFORNIA RM
TABLE SETTINGS
TABLE SETTINGS
CAKE IN CALIFORNIA ROOM
CAKE IN CALIFORNIA ROOM
WEDDING CAKE
WEDDING CAKE
SWEETHEARTS
SWEETHEARTS
RECEPTION TABLE
RECEPTION TABLE
BRIDE AND GROOM WITH CAKE
BRIDE AND GROOM WITH CAKE
CALIFORNIA ROOM DANCE FLOOR
CALIFORNIA ROOM DANCE FLOOR
MAIN DINING ROOM RECEPTION
MAIN DINING ROOM RECEPTION
BUFFET AND GUESTS
BUFFET AND GUESTS
MUSICIANS AT RECEPTION
MUSICIANS AT RECEPTION
TABLE SETTINGS
TABLE SETTINGS
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FATHER WITH BRIDE
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UCLA FACULTY CENTER
UCLA campus photoshoot
UCLA campus photoshoot

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11 Reviews for UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9
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    Claudia · Married on 03/14/2015

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding reception began in the Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres (lamb chops, goat cheese pizza, eggplant tapenade, stuffed mushrooms) which I recommend highly. Dinner was served in the California room followed by dancing to a live band. The event was exceptional -- the Rose Garden setting was beautiful and admired by guests and the dinner of medallions of filet mignon and grilled salmon were beautifully presented and delicious. Guests were very impressed with the Faculty Center as a venue and with the wonderful service the staff provided throughout. My family could not have been more pleased

    Sent on 03/18/2015
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    Rochelle · Married on 08/07/2011

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Everything about the experience was amazing. Ali was my handler/coordinator and he was so gracious and helpful and patient. We were on a budget so hotel wedding prices (in LA) were totally out. And I didn't want to worry about trying to do something outside with my own caterers etc. The Faculty Center was the best of all worlds. The ceremony was outside on a beautiful patio and the reception was inside in a room that no longer looked like a conference room! We used a different patio for passed hors deouvres and cocktail hour and it was just beautiful. And we had a separate room for the bridal party to get ready and relax etc. I seriously can't complain about any of it. People are still telling me how good the food was and how nice the staff were. And the dessert table was INCREDIBLE! Also, prices for everything were incredibly reasonable. Open bar for 100 was under $2000. Nuff said!!! Everyone who worked there was amazing: Ali, Wali, Ramon! Everyone throughout the entire process (not just that day). If you are looking for an alternative wedding location to the standard hotel ballroom, this is the place. It is just as beautiful and nowhere near the inflated prices! And the personalized service is so much more than you'd get from a ritzy hotel.

    Sent on 08/16/2011

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

UCLA FACULTY CENTER FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Park
  • 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?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    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)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Decor
    Furniture
    Photo booth
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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  • 480 CHARLES E YOUNG DRIVE EAST Los Angeles, CA, 90095 See on map
    3108250877 (Phone number)
    3108254693 (Fax Number)
    7 AM TO 7 PM MONDAY-FRIDAY OPEN SAT & SUN BY APPOINTMENT OR RESERVATION
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