There are a lot of amazing wedding venues in California, but if you’ve been dreaming of a wedding that puts you on stage, on the best day of your life, then you can’t do it anywhere else other than The Ebell of Los Angeles. Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of the City of Angels, The Ebell is home to a historic Clubhouse which includes two ballrooms, an art salon, courtyard garden, and a 1200-seat Broadway-style theatre (yes, when it’s spelled with the British-style “re” instead of ‘er,’ you know it’s legit). And it offers the perfect balance of modern, light-filled and dark, vintage vignettes for your vows, your very special portraits, and your very important people (who will inevitably be taking photos all day and night long and posting their own LA stories on the Gram).
While The Ebell of Los Angeles might mean something a little different to everyone, depending on what part of the mid-city campus they are visiting, one thing is absolutely certain: no matter what the event or experience was or is, they’ll never forget the Ebell.
Built in 1927, this alluring and prestigious wedding venue of today was originally home to The Ebell of LA Women’s Club — a philanthropic, educational, and social scene built by women, for women, in the Hancock Park location that has since been registered as a National Historic Landmark. The revenue generated by the Special Events Department supports the operation, preservation, and mission of this iconic Ebell Club, Clubhouse, and Theatre. And in the process, now in its 128th year, The Ebell Los Angeles has remained accessible and inclusive of all women, regardless of social status. #EmpoweringWomenSinceDayOne.
With its central courtyard garden and Mediterranean revival influence, The Ebell embodies Southern California style. It’s a Los Angeles treasure, and as it’s located in the arts district, mid-city, the memorable and unmatched style of The Ebell extends to weddings and events, infusing them with the magic that is this city. The stunning grounds represent quintessential historic Hollywood glamour, and we can’t imagine any soon-to-be married pair not feeling in the spotlight on their sensational day.
Like we said earlier, this LA hotspot is hardly one-sided; there are so many wedding vibes you can curate here and all are equally beautiful.
The Lounge and Art Salon combination, for instance, pairs the grandeur of the Lounge (with engraved ceiling, staircase, and balcony btw) with the stately Art Salon (an active art gallery space). It’s moody and opulent.
The Dining Room and Garden combination, on the other hand, provides an outdoor setting for guest arrivals, ceremonies, and cocktail reception with a grand ballroom featuring carved archways and a built-in stage for presentations, reception dining, and dancing. It’s ethereal and dramatic.
And finally, Full First Floor access affords you exclusive use of the historic Ebell Clubhouse for your event. Yours is the only show in town. In this custom package, you can tailor the flow of your event, choose how each unique space will best serve your wedding day vision, and enjoy the intimacy of exclusivity (sounds a little oxymoronic, right? But it’s not).
Whatever your occasion persuasion, your guests will enjoy the very best of Los Angeles, including fantastic cuisine prepared by Ebell’s on-site culinary team led by Executive Chef Tommy Bellissimo, handcrafted drinks created by their expert mixologists with Alex Sierra at the helm, and outstanding service provided by their warm, personal staff. It’s like a night out at the Oscars or Emmys…
A mention of the Ebell always evokes happy memories of events and weddings rich with history, cultural heritage, gourmet cuisine, and cocktails in a timeless, inimitable setting. Yet the most important and happiest memory to be mapped back to this seminal spot is that of your own wedding or nuptials-adjacent event in its beautiful gardens and ballrooms.
Get in touch with Ebell’s Special Events Manager, Jenny Young, to learn more about this legendary locale and book your 2023 wedding right now.