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Charles Boston · Married on 05/05/2019
Outstanding rehearsal dinner and hotel rooms
We recently hosted a wedding rehearsal dinner and a block of hotel rooms at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The dinner was for 50 persons. The dinner was delicious and very efficiently served with just the right timing following a cocktail reception. The serving staff was pleasant and attentive in every respect. We thank the kitchen and serving staff for a wonderful dinner and evening.Sent on 05/05/2019
The hotel rooms, dining room and all facilities were beautiful and perfectly maintained. Truly a charming, elegant hotel in every way and very fairly priced.
Mya · Married on 03/09/2019
Wedding at the LAAC
We just got married at the Athletic Club on March 9th, 2019.Sent on 03/19/2019
The venue is amazing with so much history and beauty in the heart of Dtla. Our guests were blown away by the charm and uniqueness of the club. Our ceremony was on the rooftop with beautiful views of the city. Our guests were greeted with a champagne toast before the ceremony began.
The entire process with Roxy was super smooth and she made it seem not so overwhelming. She was very accommodating and was always there if I needed anything. She is AMAZING! Super knowledgeable and goes the extra mile to make sure you’re day is everything you hoped for!
Roxy set up a tasting for us to put together the menu and the food was spectacular! The service team made us feel like we were family and we knew we had made the right decision.
The food on the big day was amazing and our guests all LOVED IT! (Not your typical bland wedding food)We went with a Cuban themed buffet and it was a hit!
We blocked off rooms for the guests and Terri made the process super easy! The rooms were spacious and made for a great wedding weekend. We were given complimentary wedding suite for the night of the wedding and it did not disappoint.
The bartenders, wait staff and everyone else at the club were professional, friendly and fun.
I would highly recommend having your wedding here, you won’t regret it!
Thank you to everyone at the Los Angeles Athletic club for making our day so special we couldn’t be happier!
Jo-Anne Novik · Married on 03/02/2019
Amazing venue and experience!
My daughter’s wedding was held at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on March 2, 2019. What an incredible experience it was from our initial visit to the venue, to preparing the contract, to the food tasting, to the wedding! Roxy Adlesh and her team at the Los Angeles Athletic Club are amazing! Roxy was always available and responded to us immediately, even when she was dealing with a family emergency! To say she was nice and wonderful to deal with is quite the understatement. The night of the wedding ceremony and reception, Roxy’s team were top notch.Sent on 03/18/2019
The venue itself is classic and beautiful, exactly what we were looking for! The food was amazing! Everyone commented how great the food was—the hors d’oeuvres, the salmon, the hangar steak, and even the vegetarian/vegan option! Most event venues serve okay food, but the meals here at LAAC were outstanding! The wait staff were incredibly attentive and responsive to our every request. Rob and his team did a wonderful job!
In addition, LAAC has a hotel onsite and they will block rooms for your guests. The rooms are beautiful! Definitely not the standard hotel room you would find elsewhere. The rooms at LAAC all have character, and you feel like you’re staying at someone’s home. Teri Onerato was a delight to work with! Although we live in the Los Angeles area, we all booked rooms for the weekend so we could truly enjoy the whole experience and not deal with LA traffic!
What an incredible wedding weekend, all thanks to the wonderful team at the Los Angeles Athletic Club! Thank you Roxy and her team at LAAC! We cannot recommend this venue highly enough!!
Cyrus K · Married on 12/08/2018
Perfect Wedding Venue in DTLA
We looked a lot of wedding venues around the area, but none of them had all the elements we were looking for. Having been a member for a couple years we were familiar with the LA Athletic Club, but I always assumed it would be way out of our price range and that we'd only be renting a venue. Roxy, the Event Coordinator / Director of Catering is simply the best. She handled virtually everything. Having heard horror stories of other weddings, I was relieved that she had planning weddings at the LA Athletic Club down to a science. The food was EXCELLENT. We even rented out the bar for the after-party and Rob the banquet manager helped us set up our own playlist over the clubs speakers. It was all perfect, and my wife and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. It's truly the best place to have your greatest day.Sent on 12/12/2018
One last thing, every single last preferred vendor was fantastic from the wedding photographer (Fitz) to our day of coordinator (T).
Sheena Ghanbari Serslev · Married on 12/01/2018
Amazing venue and experience from start to finish!
We got married at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on December 1, 2018 and the entire experience was unforgettable. We knew right away that this unique historic space was a perfect fit for us.Sent on 04/07/2019
Beyond the beautiful facilities, the entire team was warm, welcoming, and professional. Roxy clearly navigated us through the wedding process and made every step memorable. From the venue walk-through to the food tasting to our engagement photos, everything felt like a bespoke experience. She even took the time to teach us the basics of the tango for our first dance.
Our wedding weekend was so much fun! I got to start the day with a swim in their incredible pool and my husband started his day with a game of basketball with his groomsmen and it all went up from there. We loved staying at the LA Athletic Club on our wedding weekend and having our loved ones stay there as well. We cannot thank the whole team enough for making us and all of our guests feel so taken care of. We are excited to make the Club our anniversary spot!
Kameron · Married on 09/22/2018
The LAAC was where my bride and I first met, and it was the most iconic location for our wedding. We worked with the Director of Catering, Roxy, and she put together the most beautiful event.
Early: Roxy will give you an all star team for the wedding. Just trust that she is giving you the best of the best. Roxy has a lot of knowledge about hosting weddings at the venue. Just talk to her about your dreams, and have some trust with her suggestions because she had some things that she protected us from that we would have never thought of.
3 Weeks Before: Final details get ironed out during a 2-4 hour meeting where you confirm final layouts, number of people, meals, etc. Everything that you can think of gets covered here. This front loads the effort and makes sure that the final days leading up to the wedding are less stressful. She sorts out a 90% final timeline and confirms all vendor arrivals so that she can work with the day of planner to make sure there is nothing that you need to think about on your wedding day.
Day of: Roxy is working with the wedding planner/coordinator to make sure that everything goes without fault. She was on top of it tasting food, making sure that the vendors could unload, ensuring her staff is quick and invisible to deliver the most amazing day of our entire lives!
Food: We received tons of compliments on the food. It is a fully custom menu, and you work with Roxy on all the ingredients and the recipes. We did a southern menu, and we did multiple tastings to make sure that we nailed everything. The chef met with us, and he made sure that he exceeded all expectations. He went 100% out of the box for a cheesy shrimp and grits recipe that he had never made before, and he crushed it! Well done! Only small note would be for the jalapeno poppers that they make them a little less spicy haha!
Venue for photos: One of the most diverse buildings in Los Angeles. This provides the best venue for photos. Just check out ours...Sent on 10/14/2018
Robert Sanchez · Married on 09/01/2018
Excellent Historic LA Wedding Venue
We researched and visited many venues for our daughter’s wedding reception. We were familiar with the Los Angeles Athletic Club (LAAC), however we assumed Membership was needed to host an event there. We found that was not the case.Sent on 10/18/2018
In choosing her wedding reception location, our daughter had a few requests.
1. A historic Los Angeles venue.
2. Ability to provide a vegan food choice for the bride and some of the guests.
3. On site accommodations, due to the large number of guests traveling from all areas of the country.
4. After Party options at the venue, to follow the formal reception.
LAAC fulfilled all her desires and more.
The venue’s Centennial Ballroom and connecting Olympic Lounge gives the feeling of an old world, classic private club adorned with rich wood paneling, chandeliers, and timeless art. The photo opportunities were many, including the building’s rooftop views. Lastly, the Invention Bar adjacent to the Olympic Lounge, was the ideal place to host the After Party.
The food was delicious! Unlike many venues, your menu selections at LAAC are not picked from a list of pre-defined meal options. Instead, you work with the Event Coordinator and Executive Chef to create a custom menu of your desires. We were able to accommodate the vegans, vegetarians, and yet other guests who appreciate classic cuisine.
The service was exemplary! Roxy Adlesh, the Event Coordinator, worked tirelessly managing our function up through the start of dinner. Rob Adlesh, the Banquet Manager did a superb job managing the Banquet, Bar, and the After Party food and beverages. He was most gracious and accommodating to all requests asked of him. The Cocktail Hour, Reception, and After Party were all executed seamlessly thanks to the wonderful management and staff.
In all, every element of the evening was deemed a great success by the Bride, Groom, and all our guests.
The original wedding date was delayed an additional 9 months, so we had many conversations with Roxy Adlesh. She was at all times accommodating, gracious, mindful of all our wishes and budget. She has many years of experience in the field of catering and event management, and was an amazing source of information and expertise.
Teri Onorato, the LAAC Hotel manager was also so very accommodating, helpful and gracious when we requested additional rooms at the discounted room rate. Guests commented about the spaciousness, classic decor, yet modern features of their rooms. The Bride and Groom were given a lovely complimentary suite for their wedding night. The Mother and Father of the Bride received a beautiful corner suite at the single room rate. Plus, a delicious, complete breakfast is included with the room fee.
The Bride’s cousin, whose own wedding took place a month after ours stated, “The LAAC is so beautiful and the food so delicious, I want to scrap all my wedding plans and start all over here!” We wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend the LA Athletic Club as a wedding venue. There is not one detail or aspect of our event that disappointed. Actually, we’re glad we have another daughter to marry, so we can repeat our wonderful experience at the LAAC.
Yvette · Married on 05/12/2018
We couldn't have picked a better venue than the LAAC! Everything about the club was outstanding, starting with Roxy! Roxy was so helpful throughout the whole wedding process; we extremely grateful for everything she did. She was such a joy to work with, as well as the rest of the staff (Rob is amazing as well and super sweet)! We had such an amazing experience with everything, it was such a dream! Our guests are still raving about how beautiful everything was and how greatly they were treated by the staff. Thank you LAAC for helping us create a perfect wedding!Sent on 08/10/2018
Thomas · Married on 04/21/2018
We could not have been more pleased with how our wedding was executed by the staff at LAAC. Special thank you to Roxy Adlesh the venue coordinator.Sent on 06/10/2018
The process went very smoothly, the food was great, the venue is second to none.
Several people told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to.
Shelby · Married on 09/03/2017
Roxy Adlesh and the Los Angeles Athletic Club team made our wedding a dream come true. We couldn't have been happier with any part of it- from the richness of the venue to the flexibility of the team (thank you Roxy) and even the food (my family and guests said it was the best Beef Short Ribs they have ever had in their life!) You do not feel nickel and dimed here like most "wedding" venues. Roxy treated us like family members and accommodated us with special requests like- surprise Storm Troopers- and strict family dietary needs. The pricing is one of the most affordable in the city and you would never guess that from visiting the venue. It far exceeded our expectations and then some. The rooftop, ballroom and Invention Bar are the perfect venues for a couple looking for old world romance. Thank you Roxy and team!!Sent on 10/18/2017
Leigh · Married on 05/06/2017
We absolutely LOVED this venue. We knew we wanted to have our wedding here from the moment we walked in. After seeing many venues, this one was the most special/different. Having been to a lot of weddings, I thought we'd have a hard time finding something different but we found it at LAAC. If you're going to get married here you're point-person will be this woman Roxy who is a wedding pro and will give you tons of great advice. And, picking a venue that has food, drink, rentals and hotels rooms for guests is a game changer. It was honestly a breeze having a wedding for 118 people here. All of our friends keep telling us what an incredible wedding it was and are asking us to do it again, ha. Oh - and the cost for all the things you get is pretty unbeatable. Cannot reccomend more!!!Sent on 06/28/2017
Naheed · Married on 11/01/2016
I recently held my bridal shower brunch for almost 40 people in the Presidential Lounge (4th floor) of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The room is absolutely gorgeous and feels like you are in a piece of history. My contact person was Roxy Adlesh and she was so down to earth and easy to work with. She was very conscientious and respectful about my budget and requirements. The staff was incredibly helpful and the banquet team helped me get everything in order, especially Rafael and Jose and another gentleman whose name I did not catch. They did an exceptional job and paid attention to every detail. My guests were so impressed by the team's friendliness - they were always around to help but literally did not get in anyones way. They even set up a PA system with microphone and were there every step of the way to make sure I was accommodated. I will be having many more events here in the future. Food was excellent and the ambience was so inspiring to work with. I created my own floral arrangements and table settings but did not bother with room decorations because the room itself is a work of art. Thank you LAAC, I am proud to be a member of your fine establishment.Sent on 09/19/2016
Ana · Married on 05/07/2016
We had our wedding at the LA Athletic Club in May 2016. The venue itself was exactly what we wanted. The Athletic Club has a rich history in Los Angeles and the ballroom’s wood columns, crystal chandeliers, and warm décor gave our reception the elegance and warmth that we were hoping for. We hosted a cocktail hour in the Olympic Lounge and the reception was in the Centennial Ballroom. We had 130 guests at our reception and we filled the ballroom comfortably. Roxy, the Catering Director, was unbelievably accommodating and beyond helpful throughout the entire process.Sent on 07/10/2016
We reached out to Roxy in December 2014 (17 months before our wedding!) because we are both Type A personalities. Despite the fact that we are those people who read the fine print at the bottom of the contract and question every line item of the order, Roxy never tired of us. Throughout the planning process it was very apparent that Roxy had our best interests in mind. There were several times when Roxy told us, “Don’t waste your time and money on that. But, if you really want it we will do it.”
We were so happy with the service and family treatment we received from Roxy and her staff that we decided to host our rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at the club as well. Roberto, the bartender, took care of us all weekend. By Sunday Brunch Roberto knew half of our family by name! The food for all three meals was incredible. Everyone said the meals were delicious and well beyond the typical “wedding food” that we’ve all had.
The venue speaks for itself: A private club with amazing décor and historical significance. The ballroom, lounge, and rooftop are all breathtaking. But, what really sets this location apart from the others is the service. From day one, Roxy and her staff were responsive, celebratory, and receptive to us and our wedding. The Los Angeles Athletic Club wowed us and our family for 17 months. We threw the biggest and best party of our lives thanks to Roxy and everyone else at LAAC.
Brad · Married on 10/03/2015
We had our wedding a the LAAC and couldn't have been happier with the results. It has an incredible ballroom and interior that has been recently renovated. It has a feeling of being very classy without being stuffy. It also has a great rooftop although we opted for the ballroom (but did some pics on the rooftop post-ceremony.) With 150 people we fit comfortable in the ballroom and also the ceremony area (Olympic Lounge). We also did a cocktail hour and an after party in the Invention Lounge which was awesome. It was very reasonably priced compared to other venues downtown and the service was top-notch. We worked mainly with Roxy Adlesh who was incredibly helpful in our planning process and just an all-around awesome person to hang out with. Roxy gave us lots of options and was really responsive whenever we had questions or concerns. She also recommended a great day-of coordinator, T Keaton-Woods who ended up being a great help. LAAC provided all the food, beverages, tables, chairs, etc. The food was good and the beverage service was great. Our dinner captain, Brenda Abrahamian was also amazing and with Roxy and T made sure the evening went smoothly. Brenda was also great during our tasting and offered us a lot of great advice on how best to set up the rooms for the ceremony and reception. They are pros here clearly with so many events. The LAAC is also a hotel so it was helpful to have our wedding party stay here. There is also a great breakfast included with your room which was very nice and provided an easy meeting place for my wedding party for a good, quick meal. All in all, it was a great experience!Sent on 10/08/2015
Kathryn · Married on 07/25/2015
So happy to pick this location! Very flexible and easy to work with.Sent on 04/25/2015
Laura · Married on 06/06/2015
The Los Angeles Athletic Club is a wonderful place to have your wedding and reception. My husband, our families, and I had a wonderful experience working with the event coordinator, Roxy Adlesh, and her team. From A to Z this venue makes wedding planning so much easier. The building is classy, stylish, well-decorated and detailed and a little quirky. All we had to do was bring in beautiful flowers and it was a wedding! The chef is very talented and is on-site, you don't have to bring in a caterer who doesn't know the kitchen. The food on their suggested menus is amazing, but he can also create anything you might want. The servers and staff went out of their way to take care of our guests, our family and us. We also hosted a brunch there the morning after and he staff were still coming up to ask if there was anything they could do.Sent on 07/17/2015
I cannot say enough about Roxy Adlesh. She is a wedding rockstar. She was 100% present during our meetings. She has so much experience with running weddings. When I had questions or worries, she was able to give me answers and put fears to rest.
My words of wisdom as a bride who LOVED her wedding day: HIRE THE BEST VENDORS! And then just let them do their work. You won't regret a minute of it.
Best of luck to all of you!
Tara · Married on 06/09/2012
I was coordinating a wedding of my best friend Henny & Joe on 6/9/12. Kelly Bland, the Sales Manager is so awesome. She is very kind, patient, and very helpful. The set up on the rooftop for the wedding ceremony was done excellently, she was able to accommodate our needs, moving the cabanas so we can put the wedding arch. The hors d'oeuvres were fresh and superb. The service was excellent. The utmost important is the main course, wow, their New York Steak (Topped with a Tripple Pepper Corn Sauce. served with Red Roasted Potatos, Asparagus. and Baby Carrots) really made my day. The server were very professional and nice, the banquet manager was also very responsive, he was able to provide 1 veggie dish to one of our guest :-) Awesome!Sent on 06/14/2012
Derek · Married on 12/31/2011
Having just been remodeled, this venue is the perfect place for a classy and modern wedding. The service and food were exceptional, and everyone was extremely attentive to our needs. For the price, the LAAC simply cannot be beat!Sent on 02/14/2012
Kelley · Married on 10/15/2011
The LAAC is a venue that takes you back in time to Old Hollywood glamour. The unassuming facade from the street betrays the elegance and excellence that thrives inside. We had our wedding ceremony and reception there last weekend and Kelly and Jose in catering saw to it that we had not a care in the world. Their professionalism in such a beautiful venue genuinely created the perfect setting for our event. The food prepared by Chef Boris' skilled hands, was prepared perfectly. Each meal was delicious and beautiful to behold. Absolutely everything was attended to with swift grace. Timing, food, rooms, service were all flawless. The newly renovated ballroom and guest rooms were elegant and maintained the flavor of the club's rich history, yet with modern amenities. Most of our family came in from out of town and stayed on site in the hotel. Each guest was delighted with their stay and raved about the accommodations and the hotel staff.Sent on 10/19/2011
The LAAC truly has it all! Run - do not walk - to book your next event here. You will not be disappointed!
Jennifer · Married on 10/08/2011
We had our ceremony and reception here. The venue is gorgeous, the staff is professional and the food is delicious. Kelly is so easy to work with and she and Jose will make sure that your event goes perfectly.Sent on 10/31/2011
We received so many compliments on the food, staff, venue, hotel, etc. etc. etc. I just cannot get over how great of a day it was. You just won't find another venue like LAAC.
Amy · Married on 03/26/2011
We had several requirements for our wedding - we wanted it to be indoors, we wanted the ceremony and the reception to be in the same place, and we wanted it to be in a unique venue. The Los Angeles Athletic Club met all of our requirements, and as an extra bonus, has a fantastic hotel that our guests could stay at for a reasonable rate. The LAAC staff is great, the food was delicious and the venue is beautiful. And they were able to make our signature cocktails to our specifications with no problems. We can't wait to see the photos!Sent on 04/13/2011
Eva · Married on 10/09/2010
We Loved our venue!! It has that old world feel to it. It made for a vintage and elegant vibe. Kelly, the event coordinator, was so accomidating and wonderful to work with. The food was amazing! Our guest were so impressed, from the cocktail hour to dinner to the dessert chocolate fountain. The Los Athletic Club gave us more bang for our buck, in comparrison to the venues in the area. This included all the alcohol,appetizers,dinner,tables,linens,chairs,chocolate fountain,our wedding cake,and even a bridal suite! We even took pictures on the rooftop at night and they turn out gorgeous! We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our wedding!Sent on 01/30/2011
Phillip · Married on 05/08/2010
Appeased the Crazy Bride & Groom
My bride and I asked a lot of LAAC for our wedding. We poured over every excruciating detail of our menu and apparently requested more tastings than any other couple before us. We pushed extremely hard for a cocktail menu that was so involved it required several days of additional prep. We were THAT couple who couldn't let anything go and probably drove everyone crazy.Sent on 02/07/2020
Everyone at LAAC took it all in stride. Roxy, Director of Catering, somehow managed to keep us from going crazy and delivered on everything we asked her for. Brandon, Bar Supervisor, went above and beyond his duties to hit the ambitious mark we set for him and he was on the money. Melissa was the warmest and most attentive server we could have asked for. And while we didn't get to work much with Rob leading up to our wedding, it eventually became evident that he had been working very hard for us behind the scenes.
Thank you to everyone at LAAC for the support, well-wishes, bearing with us, but most importantly for delivering on a set of ridiculously high and nearly unfair expectations. We're so happy with how everything went and will forever treasure our new LAAC family.
Janet · Married on 05/01/2010
Absolutely perfect wedding venue! we had the whole floor to ourselves with a beautiful bar and our Guests had access to a newly remodeled hotel. Not your traditional hotel so it was perfect! and they were very flexible to get us exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend it!Sent on 09/24/2011
Tina · Married on 09/17/2011
The LAAC was the perfect venue for us. The team was super flexible and accommodating for us and our guests! The space was perfect - classic and rich. The LAAC was the perfect choice!Sent on 09/23/2011