Post # 1
I’ve seen some of the posts with locations for receptions. Please send me ideas for creative, budget friendly reception spaces for 275-300 people. Its a lot of people. I am open to any type of space preferably in/near the LA area and not OC. Long Beach and South Bay are fine.
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
Have you looked into community centers? if you look in the nicer neighborhoods, they have great club houses that often can accommidate.
Also look into newer churches, they often have great banquet halls to bring in extra dough.
both usually have tables, chairs and dishes already there so you don’t need to rent them.
We are having our reception at our church hall (it has a bar!) It can sit up to 300 but we only expect about 100.
heres my planning site for some pics…
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
I definitely had the same prob finding venues capable of accommodating over 250 guests. Do you prefer indoors or outdoors? If the former, how about Union Station?
Post # 5
We’re using the Betty Reckas Cultural Center in Long Beach and it can accommodate that many and is VERY reasonably priced. However, as my thread a few days ago indicates, the contact can be difficult to get ahold of. However, we’ve decided it’s worth the frustration. You can see it online at:
I think there were a few in Pasadena that I came across too. I’ll look through my things tonight and see what I have info on.
Post # 6
The Pasadena Hilton can accomodate a lot of people.
Post # 7
You all are awesome! Keep it coming!
Post # 8
Here are a few to check out –
Craven’s Estate in Pasadena (up to 250)
Calimigos Ranch in Malibu (unlimited?)
Clarke Estate in Santa Fe Springs (up to 300)
Castle Green in Pasadena
Hotels are a good option for large groups, but they are pricey. I’ve scanned through a few other locations in Long Beach – Hyatt, Westin, and The Grand Event Center.
This site is also a little gem I found that lists all of the historic places/venues in Los Angeles and there were quite a few that held 300: http://www.laconservancy.org/preservation/resources_sites.php4
I’m doing 280 so I know how tough it can be. Hang in there and you’ll find something amazing. Oh, if your FH is game, you might want to check the mountains – Big Bear, Arrowhead, etc. There are some cool places up there. Depending on time of year, Palm Springs has options as does San Diego – I have a few of the SD places if you want them just PM me.
Best of luck!!!
Post # 9
hi, i sent you a private message re: venue
Post # 10
we’ve booked the betty reckas cultural center, too… and although it was hard to get a hold of jeremy (the contact through TGIS catering) at first, he’s gotten back to our emails in a relatively good amount of time (usually 1-3 days) after signing the contract.
Post # 13
@briannie: hi for the cultural center do you have to use that catering service or can you byo