Los Angeles Special Event Venues

When planning a launch event in Los Angeles, it's important to find a location that not only aligns with your company's vision but also offers an unforgettable experience. To help you out, we've compiled a list of the best special event venues in the city, whether you're hosting a small gathering or a large-scale concert.

Our list features unique venues that showcase the city's diverse architecture, arts, and culture. And while they may not be the most popular spots for special events, we believe their uniqueness is what makes them truly special.

As you explore these venues, you'll also have the opportunity to learn more about the city's demographics, economy, and environmental initiatives. And when it's time to take a break, indulge in the city's world-renowned dining scene, from local restaurants to Hollywood hotspots.

Los Angeles is a thriving hub of business and entertainment, and our list of special event venues reflects the city's commitment to community, inclusivity, and local property development. So go ahead and book your next event in the City of Angels – we guarantee it will be an experience to remember.

1.Paramount Pictures Back Lot

With the assistance of Paramount's scenic shop, this place can be dressed to accommodate a variety of special events.

2. Los Angeles Public Library Rare Book Room

Dow Jones and Reuters launched their Factiva service here. Very appropriate.

3. Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hanger

Major media events like the MTV Movie Awards and others are held in this large open space. But be prepared to bring in whatever you'll need to support your event.

This is me eons ago with actor Darrin Henson at the Fox Teen Kids Awards, produced at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.

4. Bergamont Station

This collective of art galleries in Santa Monica at a former railroad station is quite large and can also be quite affordable, particularly if your event will draw in possible art buyers.

Venice Beach artist Ed Moses's last exhibit at Bergamont Station

Bergamot Station Arts Center Santa Monica California
Bergamot Station Arts Center Santa Monica California

5. Bel Air Hotel 

When money is no object. Whoever you invite to the Bel Air Hotel is almost sure to show up.

6. Magic Castle

The most prestigious place to see magic in the world. Private club with a restaurant and full bar conveniently located in the heart of Hollywood.

My son William headlining the Close-Up Gallery. He was a junior member at the Magic Castle.

Magic Castle private club at 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Magic Castle private club at 7001 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

7. Chateau Marmont

This old Hollywood hot spot is perfect for just about anything entertainment or media related. I lived on Marmont growing up and I remember coming home one night and hotel was surrounded with ambulances. It was the night John Belushi overdosed. It happened there.

Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles
Chateau Marmont on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles

8. Proper Hotel Santa Monica

Brand new hotel in prime downtown Santa Monica with an elegant decor, amazing pool bar and new restaurant by Jessica Koslow, the chef at Sqirl.

Proper Hotel Santa Monica Los Angeles California Schwartzman Associates
Proper Hotel Santa Monica Los Angeles California Schwartzman Associates

9. Pacific Park

Located on the Santa Monica Pier, this location is great place to celebrate with amazing views if the bay and from the ferris wheel. Has an old school, carny style midway and large but gentle roller coaster.

Santa Monica Pier Amusement Park in Los Angeles California
Santa Monica Pier Amusement Park in Los Angeles California

 10. Roxy Theater 

Since 1973, Lou Adler and David Geffen's famous Sunset Strip venue has showcased early performances by the biggest recording stars in the world. The Pussycat Dolls did their debut showcase there and got signed. Charlize Theron did a cameo appearance. It was a night I'll never forget.


Los Angeles is full of one-of-a-kind venues where you can host amazing special events.

Use this guide to pick an event that's right for your launch party. And please do contact me if you need help.

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