Los Angeles: The Entertainment Capital of the World




February 4, 2020


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As a part of our California Uncovered blog series, let’s talk Los Angeles events! If you’re searching for glitz, glam and exclusivity – LA is the place to go, it’s not dubbed the Entertainment Capital of the World for nothing!

Fun Fact:

There are 841 museums and art galleries in Los Angeles County. In fact, Los Angeles has more museums per capita than any other city in the world. (Source)

Can you imagine the creativity you could channel for an event in a museum or gallery?! The opportunities are endless.


·       Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) – 0 Miles

·       Ontario International Airport (ONT) – 40.1 Miles

·       John Wayne Airport (SNA) – 40.1 Miles

·       Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) – 16.3 Miles

·       Long Beach Airport (LGB) – 24.5 Miles

Top 3 Activities for Your Event Agenda in LA

·       Universal Studios Hollywood

It’s not a trip to LA without some sort of Hollywood experience, right? Universal Studios is a perfect day-trip option, and they even host some VIP experiences that are great for groups!

·       Bikes & Hikes – Experience Los Angeles

If you’re coming into the city with a group from out of town who have never experienced LA before, you know they’re going to want to see the famed Hollywood sign. With more and more meetings and events adding wellness elements to their agendas, add a hike to see some highlights of LA, including the Hollywood sign and panoramic views of the sprawling city.

·       Six Taste Food Tours

While some may prefer to see the city while hiking, the foodies in your group may have other ideas on how to see the city. With Los Angeles being such a culinary hub, a food tour is a perfect way to explore and Six Taste Food Tours can accommodate private groups of 100+ guests, which is rare! Cheers to exploring this delicious city one stop at a time!

Estimated Number of Venues

With over 4,000 venues to look at, there’s something special for every group, every event, every occasion. These are just a few of our favorites:

Corporate Venue Highlights

Photo Credit -. Hotel Indigo Los Angeles

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown

889 Francisco Street

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Total Event Space:

21,483 square feet

Number of Event Spaces: 11

Guest rooms: 350


One of the more recent additions to the downtown LA hotel scene, the Hotel Indigo was built in 2017 making it one of the newest properties in the city with an incredible variety of meeting space perfect for a conference, evening event, or both. The décor is ultra-modern but not too over the top, and strives to incorporate bits of LA history throughout making it super unique. It’s only steps away from L.A. LIVE and other major downtown venues and attractions, so it’s very easy to also plan an off-site event within walking distance to incorporate into your next corporate event!

NeueHouse Hollywood

6121 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Total Event Space:

17,000 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:



While originally established and marketed as a co-working space, the NeueHouse Hollywood is the ideal spot to get your team out of the office and inspire creativity. The space offers an interesting mix of both indoor and outdoor event space, which is perfect for ensuring your attendees are flowing from space to space, moving around and networking. It also provides a perfect canvas for a variety of events from an all-day conference with breakouts to an impressive evening gala in their main Studio A space which provides a blank canvas for any type of festive fete.

California Science Center

700 Exposition Park Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

Total Event Space:

313,605 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:



Who doesn’t love to feel like they’re participating in an exclusive experience unique to your team? Renting out a public museum for a private event adds a feel of exclusivity unlike other venues, which can help reward your team for a great year or enhance participation for an off-site meeting depending on what you’re looking to plan. The California Science Center is one of the largest venues in the area with tons of options from a conference center to interactive exhibits, indoor and outdoor space – even an IMAX Theater. The options are endless when you choose a venue like this.

Influencer Venue Highlights

Photo Credit – Elizabeth Burgi for Savvy Events

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

929 S Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Total Event Space:

18,564 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:


Guest rooms:



When planning an influencer event you want a venue that will create impact, and the Ace Hotel will do just that. Constructed in the 1920s, they have strived to maintain some of that historic charm, while combining it with unparalleled modern décor, in turn creating a truly unique property. They have an intimate outdoor patio perfect for an exclusive lunch or dinner event, as well as indoor space with perfect natural lighting to enhance any product display. Did we mention the rooftop has 360-degree views of the city? Talk about a perfect photo opp.

Valentine + Grass Room

600 E 4th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Total Event Space:

9,000 sq. ft.

 Number of Event Spaces:



While we’re always a fan of industrial, factory-type venues for influencer events, it’s sometimes fun to mix it up and try something different. This eclectic, one-of-a-kind venue is located in DTLA just blocks from some of the most popular neighborhoods in the city. Originally constructed in the 1920s, the space has been converted into a welcoming oasis full of lush greenery, bright décor and subtle accents that provide the perfect backdrop for brand activations and ideal panoramas for that perfect shot with your products. 

Universal Studios Backlot

Lakeside Plaza Drive

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Total Event Space:

TBD Depending on Lot

Number of Event Spaces:



Lights, Camera, Action! What better spot to invite your influencers and partners than a real-life movie set begging to be photographed? Whether you want to bring them to the Bates Motel, or transport them to London, New York or Paris – you can do it all at the Universal Studios Backlots. The best part? These lots are literally made to be blank canvases for the shows shot there, so while they’re set with a theme, there is so much opportunity to customize and make the event a hotspot for your brand with photo opps and interactive exhibits galore. 

Social Venue Highlights

Photo Credit – Elizabeth Burgi for Savvy Events

The LINE Hotel

3515 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Total Event Space:

12,000 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:


Guest Rooms:



The LINE Hotel is a property that has a super unique mix of spaces, from small gardens, a rooftop pool and restaurants to larger ballroom spaces – there is a space for any event of any size, which is perfect for showers, birthday brunches, marriage celebrations and any life occasion that deserves a little celebrating. It’s nice to have a versatile property that has a little bit of everything, so you can pick and choose the perfect backdrops for your special occasion.

Carondelet House

627 S Carondelet Street

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Total Event Space:

8,000 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:



For a social event celebrating a special occasion, you want something that feels just as special as what you’re celebrating – and you feel exactly that at the Carondelet House. A historic property with an impeccable brick façade, spectacular vintage décor, iron accents and plenty of space for any small to mid-size social event, it’s always a favorite. The venue not only offers intimate indoor spaces, they also have outdoor patio areas that are perfect for celebrating under the stars with plenty of twinkly lights for ambiance. They’re so popular, they’ve even welcomed guests like Maroon 5 in the past for events!

Greenbar Distillery

2459 E 8th Street

Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Total Event Space:

5,600 square feet

Number of Event Spaces:



With craft breweries and distilleries all the rage these days, and they’re the perfect spot for a fun gathering with friends and family to celebrate a special occasion. Can you imagine the crafty welcome cocktail you could make for the guest of honor? The neat part about this distillery is it is the first LA distillery since prohibition and one of the first craft distilleries open in the U.S., as it’s been around since 2004. You can even offer tours, tastings and potentially even a cocktail making class depending on your event goals and theme.

As you can imagine, there is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to L.A. – let us help you explore all the options when it comes to your event concept in this incredible city.

Next week we’ll take a trip to the heart of So. Cal to highlight the next stop on our California Uncovered blog series – Orange County!

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  1. Keith Williams Jr says:

    Great article, I enjoyed the information. Truly defy the saying, “LA doesn’t have anything”. Utilizing some places that you normally would not consider for events is great. Not sure if you work with any vendors, but if I can offer my services (band, sound, dj, production manager) my company is called Backstage Consultants.

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