Please Note: LA Plaza is not accepting new reservations until March 2023
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes offers a beautiful campus suitable for both indoor and outdoor events of all types. The 2.2-acre facility is comprised of two historic and newly renovated buildings – the Vickrey-Brunswig Building (c. 1888) and Plaza House (c. 1883) – surrounded by 30,000 square feet of gardens, lawn, patio, and outdoor stage. LA Plaza Cocina, located at 555 North Spring Street, is an attractive option for more intimate events, featuring a full-working kitchen and comal, as well as limited open space.
LA Plaza and LA Plaza Cocina’s dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces are available for hosting a wide variety of rentals and special events, including:
- Cocktail receptions
- Awards banquets
- Press conferences
- Meetings, conferences, seminars
- Wedding ceremonies and receptions
- Corporate functions
- Fundraising events
- Private parties
- Filming/photo shoots
LA Plaza’s special event venues and services are available to non-profit organizations, corporations, government agencies and private individuals. Public funds are not used to subsidize private events that are not open to the public.
For preliminary questions about rentals at LA Plaza or LA Plaza Cocina, please email Ivan Carrasco, Director of Facilities and Events, at email@example.com.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the rental price?
The main rental price includes the space fee, custodians, and security guards. Depending on your estimated attendance, other hard costs may include kitchenette cleaning, trash disposal, and a power wash. Parking (up to 25 spaces available), furniture, and equipment rentals are separate costs. If you are interested in more pricing information, please contact Soli Loya-Lara at firstname.lastname@example.org
What is not included in the rental price?
Catering, linens, AV (for large productions), stages, dance floors, etc. must be brought in separately. We are happy to provide contacts for preferred vendors who are familiar with our space.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
For outdoor events, our reservation cut off is one month before the date, and we will need the preliminary payment three weeks before the date. For conference room events, it is two weeks before, and the payment one week before.
Do you offer parking?
We have a small parking lot right next to the campus at 171 Arcadia Street. We have up to 25 spots available and we charge $8 per spot, per hour of your event. If you chose to rent parking spaces, we would ask for a parking guest list to be sent 5 days before the event. There are also many other lots surrounding the campus, and we are happy to provide their information!
I want to use the stage for my event; do I need to hire an outside AV team?
We can turn on the basic stage lights, but for anything more than that (including sound and light control) you will need to hire an outside AV vendor who will invoice you directly. We are happy to share our preferred vendor, but you are welcome to bring in your own trusted vendor.
Can I bring in my own alcohol?
You may bring in your own alcohol, you do not have to go through a vendor. However, it may only be served by a licensed caterer/bartender. If you will be selling alcohol, you will need to apply for a Daily Alcohol License through the Alcoholic Beverage Control office.
Do you have a kitchen for catering?
On our main outdoor campus, we have a small kitchenette with a sink and countertop that you may rent for caterers to use. While LA Cocina is a full kitchen, it is only rented for catering in certain situations and is an extra fee.
Will the galleries be open for my guests?
If your event is scheduled for Wednesday – Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm, your guests are welcome to visit the galleries through the Main Street entrance. If you are interested in keeping the museum open for your guests after hours on Wednesday – Sunday, we are happy to accommodate! If your date is approved by management, we would charge $250 for non-profits and $500 for the standard rate. This would include a minimum of 2 hours of access time, and you would have access to the 1st floor galleries only.
Can I reserve time outside of museum open-hours?
Yes! You can reserve any day, Wednesday-Sunday; load-in for your event can begin as early as 6 am, but your event must end by 11:59 pm (fees are incurred for every hour after midnight).
Do you have a green room?
You can rent Conference Room 405 to use as a green room, and it includes a countertop and 2 mini fridges that you are welcome to use.
Do you have Wi-Fi?
We do have Wi-Fi for conference room events for $100. Unfortunately, the signal does not currently reach outdoors, so we recommend bringing a hotspot if you need Wi-Fi for your outside event.