The glitz and glamour of Los Angeles, along with its warm and sunny climate, draws visitors from all corners of the globe. It’s also a winning combination for incentive groups, meeting planners and conventions.
L.A. has a diverse array of venues to match any tastes, from low-key cocktail hours in uber-cool locales to over-the-top gala dinners. To give you a taste, here are a few unique venues in the City of Angels.
L.A.’s historic Union Station transports you back in time to the hustle and bustle of the classic Hollywood era. With its Spanish Revival design paired with modern art deco details seen throughout the grand space, this venue perfectly symbolizes the contrast of old grandeur and modern minimalism that dominated Los Angeles in the early 1900s. Absorb the grandeur of old L.A. with iron chandeliers hung from high, intricately-painted ceilings. Dining in the Fred Harvey Room, originally built as a high-end art deco restaurant for the train station, features an intricate tile design floor, floor to ceiling windows and a horseshoe bar fashioned after a train car. Fun entertainment options can play on the railroad theme at this former train station.
The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios
Universal Studios Hollywood is at the center of the entertainment industry, and has all the movie props, locations, production experts, set designers and the world-famous catering of Wolfgang Puck to make “The Entertainment Capital of LA” a premiere choice for an unforgettable themed event. Universal’s Globe Theatre offers an event setting inspired by the pageantry and opulence of the Golden Age of movies. The Globe Theatre’s sound stage feel, with its high ceilings and turn of the century English-style façade, give the space a classic touch to create a special setting.
Being at Universal Studios, naturally, allows for a great array of entertainment options. Just some of the possibilities include: celebrity look-a-likes and costumed characters, paparazzi to ‘snap’ the guests as they arrive, live music and variety shows. Playing up the drama of Hollywood is easy with the studios as your back-drop!
The SmogShoppe provides a rare opportunity to celebrate in true L.A. style with its distinct mix of industrial framework and eclectic urban “green” décor. Once a 1980s smog-check center, SmogShoppe is now one of the most sustainably designed urban spaces in the United States, with desert plants, vertical gardens and chic vintage furnishings showcasing L.A.’s past struggle of urban smog and the city’s current eco-conscious culture. Located at the heart of the Culver City art/design district, this is eclectic-chic event venue that is very unique to Los Angeles.