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.
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.
11 Reviews for UCLA FACULTY CENTER
Recommended by 95% of couples
User5051806 · 2+ years ago
The Faculty Center was the perfect place for my son's wedding, at an excellent value. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was absolutely delicious, and the venue provided tons of space and flexibility.Sent on 05/06/2015
Claudia · Married on 03/14/2015
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 pleasedSent on 03/18/2015
Rochelle · Married on 08/07/2011
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