Wedding Venues in Beverly Hills
Spring and summer weddings are perineal favorites, but with an incredible Mediterranean-like climate and plenty of outdoor venues, Beverly Hills has become a four seasons destination for nuptials from January to December, with celebrations ranging from intimate alfresco gatherings to ballroom extravaganzas. Here are some of the top places around town to tie-the knot in style.
by guest author, Carole Dixon
Options Overlooking Rodeo
If you want your big day to overlook Rodeo Drive, Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, can offer the Rodeo Terrace with picture-perfect views of one of the world’s most famous streets. And, why not give your guests a memorable arrival? The staff can close down part of Wilshire Boulevard and the valet for an elephant or horse bridal entrance.
The hotel has converted the alleyway into red carpet arrival experience, and they can also add a show-stopping red carpet to the entrance of the grand ballrooms. Beverly Wilshire can transform the spaces by hanging fresh florals from the ceiling or sparkling crystals. As for food, they offer Kosher weddings or food stations from creperies to ice cream or meat carving to charcuterie and chili.
If you envision the groom arriving on horseback and the bride arriving by a horse-drawn carriage replicating the Royal Glass Carriage used by the late Princess Diana for her wedding, The Beverly Hills Hotel can make those dreams come to life. The historic hotel also manages to pull-off other festive feats from an environmentally certified green wedding to a luxury vehicle that was crane-lifted into the Crystal Garden as a surprise gift to the bride from her parents.
As for ballrooms, art deco buffs will appreciate The Crystal Ballroom which is the largest venue on the property and can hold up to 800 guests with a built-in stage, dance floor and stunning Venetian chandelier. The venue also looks out onto the Crystal Garden and white wedding gazebo.
Other options include The Sunset Ballroom overlooking the fabled strip with décor giving a nod to Hollywood’s Golden Age. The Rodeo Ballroom is also glamorous with a modern touch on the iconic pink and green color motifs with an abstract palm leaf rug. Lastly, the Polo Private Dining Room with its own patio can also be reserved for smaller fetes.
Grand Ballroom Affair
The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills offers the Astor Ballroom for weddings and receptions which can be configured to fit the size of your party – accomodating 120 guests comfortably with a maximum of 150, depending on table arrangements. You also have the luxury of having the hotel create and personalize a menu and wedding cake on site and handle all the small details down to the Christofle silverware and Bernardaud white china. Whether you want black and gold cushioned Chiavari-style banquet chairs or a dance floor, or the best photographer, the staff will move mountains to make this day perfect. Couples can also book the Hollywood Suite for the night before and the evening of your wedding celebration.
British-import, The Maybourne Beverly Hills, has an expansive Terrace in the heart of the Golden Triangle - the city's business district - overlooking Beverly Canon Gardens and the city.
This property brand from across the pond manages to showcase a timeless style of Hollywood’s Golden Age with impeccable European-style service and Mediterranean-inspired architectural details amid more than 5,000 square feet of open-air space in Beverly Hills.
The Garden Terrace can accommodate up to 500 guests for an outdoor wedding and reception lined with trees and foliage with food from its popular restaurant The Terrace. Soon, a full-time British tea service will be part of the food and beverage offerings on the property which will be a lovely way to celebrate pre-or-post daytime weddings.
Sunset Rooftop Views
From the rooftop event space for a sunset wedding to spa bridal showers or martini-fueled bachelor parties in the lounge, the entire space of L’Ermitage Beverly Hills is open for booking your big day and surrounding events leading up to saying “I do.” The team offers hands-on wedding services and exceptional wedding planners, plus whether you need help for 10 or 250 guests, the staff works with some of the city’s top vendors who specialize in creating uniquely perfect events.
For Elegance and Romance
The Peninsula Beverly Hills can offer couples a variety of ambiances from a luxurious suite for a more intimate ceremony to the spectacular ballroom, or under the stars on the rooftop with the city skyline views.
All wedding receptions are catered by the chefs at The Belvedere, the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Southern California for 25 consecutive years. Whether it’s a sit-down banquet for 100 or a cocktail reception for up to 250 in the Verandah Room, the gourmet menu will be the talk of the celebration – besides the bride's wedding gown, of course.
Private Estate Garden Setting
If the historic Doheny estate with six different options for the nuptials and reception sound appealing, Greystone Mansion & Gardens offers quite a variety. From a lush green lawn lined with white roses and a terrace overlooking the Los Angeles cityscape, to the elegant interior of the mansion showcasing its iconic marble floors for dancing the night away, this much filmed mansion may be the dream venue for you.
Beverly Hills also boasts unique boutique properties, such as the Crescent Hotel and its Nua restaurant. Located on a secluded garden patio, this newly praised spot can hold standing receptions for up to 70 people or a sit-down dinner for 20 guests. As one of the best Israeli-Mediterranean restaurants in town, they are known for shakshuka during brunch and in the evening, chicken skewers are served tableside, along with charred eggplant topped with tahini, and ground beef in mini-pita called arayes that would make perfect finger-food during your reception.
Variety is the Spice of Married Life
Planning a wedding presents a couple with many decisions to make. One of them should not be having enough room or a variety of options to have the day you want family and friends to remember. The Beverly Hilton offers five different locations on-site, from the Wilshire Garden to poolside or the penthouse, and it also boasts one of the largest ballrooms in the city. Plus, the hotel is an iconic and historic location for celebrity events and gatherings from a Justin Bieber New Year's Eve concert to numerous red-carpet awards shows and after-parties.
About the Author
Carole Dixon’s international career in film, television and publishing has spanned over several continents but holds a long history in Beverly Hills. Dixon worked for the late, legendary talk-show host Merv Griffin’s production company based in the city for over a decade when he owned The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Since then, her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Travel & Leisure, Robb Report, Modern Luxury, AFAR, PureWow, The Hollywood Reporter, Wallpaper and the Beverly Hills Courier, among many others. As a luxury lifestyle expert, she frequently reviews Michelin starred restaurants and chefs, 5-star resorts, wine country regions, spas, interior designers and architects. Favorite projects have included producing “Food for Thought” for Bloomberg in London with legendary A.A. Gill, co-launching “The Feast” for NBC LA and penning the Wallpaper City Guide Books for many years.
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Published: May 26, 2022