Top 5 Spots for Beautiful Outdoor Parties in Los Angeles

Whether it's a picnic or cornhole tournament, we believe in setting our outdoor gatherings in beautiful places. If you feel the same, and you're in LA, you should check these out.

Descanso Gardens

Enjoy and explore the extensive Descanso Gardens which is an urban oasis with a camellia oak forest, a lake, streams, bird sanctuary, and colorful flower shows. The historic botanical garden offers private meeting space, a banquet hall, and a sublime beauty that only nature can provide. The garden facilities are only available in the evenings.

Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and Library

Situated in Simi Valley, Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and Library offers breathtaking sights of Southern California from its hilltop location. Its outdoor event venues consist of:

The Courtyard is at the main entrance to the museum and hosts up to one-thousand two hundred people beneath shining lights in large oak trees and a central fountain.

The White House Rose Garden

The White House Rose Garden was made to be a replica of its namesake, an outdoor venue ideally suited for a small outdoor event with a magnificent view of the mountains to the north.

Found on two-hundred acres in San Marino, The Huntington Library features an acclaimed art collection, a Chinese Scholar’s Garden, and other specialty gardens. The historical Japanese Garden is re-opening in spring 2012 after a whole year, multi-million dollar restoration. Multiple individual event sites include:

The Munger Research Center Plaza at the main entrance provides an excellent setting for large-scale dinners.

Huntington Art Gallery South Terrace is perfect for receptions, banquets, and musical events.

Shakespeare lawn evokes an English garden and presents a beautiful site for a spring cocktail event.

The Boone Gallery exterior space can host receptions of about three-hundred visitors.

The Rose Garden is a fantastic location for a private dinner or a cocktail reception party. Take advantage of its peak season for an evening full of beauty and fragrance.

Skirball Cultural Center

Located on fifteen acres in the Santa Monica Mountains. Skirball Cultural Center has been a favorite for its intimate sensitivity and scale to the natural surroundings. Outside spaces hosts gatherings of all sizes and comprise of:

There is an elegant setting in Guerin Courtyard located next to the Ahmanson Ballroom. Its glass doors open to create a beautiful indoor or outdoor flow. The Courtyard is an ideal setting for a reception or just to have fun.

Taper Courtyard fronts a tranquil reflecting pool and can accommodate sit-down dinners for up to five hundred guests and cocktails or buffets for about a thousand guests.

The Krasnow Terrace is a circular space overlooking the Taper Courtyard; it is perfect for small receptions, cocktails, and hors-d'oeuvres.

Ziegler Amphitheater seats three-hundred people without seat cushions, or two-hundred and fifty people when seat cushions are used.

Sportsmen’s Lodge Center has some lawns and outdoor venues that can accommodate a hundred to six-hundred visitors. There are three spacious outdoor lawns and two gazebos in the landscaped gardens amid tall redwoods, waterfalls, and ponds.

Maxwell House

Situated in the Arroyo neighborhood of Pasadena and the Western Justice Center campus, Maxwell House is the perfect historical setting for a special event. The Maxwell House can host intimate meetings for a few people or formal events up to one-hundred and fifty people in its elegant rooms and courtyards.

The Patio has two attractive courtyards that can accommodate about a hundred and fifty people for a reception or ceremony.

A seventy-five thousand square feet outdoor event venue at the Terranea Resort offers breathtaking ocean views. Some few outdoor options include:

Terranea provides several terraces and gardens, which offer beautiful ocean sights. Meadows event venue features over sixteen thousand feet of gently sloping gardens, great for concerts, lectures, and team building events. The rooms provide seamless flow to outdoor terraces, letting guests enjoy and interact in the beautiful scenes at Palos Verdes.

The Grand Ballroom at Palos Verdes opens into spacious pre-function foyers and Palos Verdes ocean-view Terrace, a perfect outdoor to suit any function.