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Plan your next special event at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

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 an outdoor stage.  

LA Plaza’s dynamic indoor and outdoor spaces are available for hosting a wide variety of special events, including: 

  • Cocktail Receptions 
  • Awards Banquets and Galas 
  • Press Conferences 
  • Meetings, Conferences, Seminars 
  • Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions 
  • Corporate Functions 
  • Workshops 
  • Fundraising Events 
  • Private Parties 

 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. 

LA Plaza Outdoor Pricing list

Outdoor Pricing List

LA Plaza Indoor Pricing list

Indoor Pricing List

LA Plaza Venue

Venue Guidelines


What is included in an event rental?

For outdoor events, the rental rate includes use of the space for one day and a limited number of spots in our parking lot. Janitorial services and security guard fees are calculated based on your estimated attendance and the hours of your event. In-house furniture/equipment rentals are optional separate costs.  

For indoor events, the rental rate includes the space fee, janitorial services, Wi-Fi, in-house furniture/equipment, and limited spots in our parking lot. Security guard fees are calculated based on your estimated attendance and the hours of your event. If you are interested in more pricing information, please check out our Rental Pricing Lists: 

What is NOT included in an event rental?

Catering, linens, AV (for large productions), temporary stages, dance floors, etc. are not available through LA Plaza and must be brought in through outside vendors. We are happy to provide contacts for our preferred vendors who are familiar with our space, but you are also welcome to hire the trusted vendor of your choice.  

How far in advance should I reserve my date?

For outdoor events, our reservation process must be completed no later than one month before the event date. For indoor events, our reservation process must be completed no later than two weeks before the event date. This process includes signing our contract and paying the initial invoice.  

Do you offer parking?

We have a small parking lot right next to our campus at 171 Arcadia Street. The rental rate includes a limited number of spaces in our lot.  If you choose to rent parking spaces, we must receive a parking guest list to be sent no later than three (3) days before the event. For information on other lots surrounding the campus, please check out our Local Parking Options Map: 

I want to use the stage for my event; do I need to hire an outside AV team?

Basic stage lights are available as part of an outdoor rental. Should your event require additional sound and light control, you may hire our preferred vendor who will bill you directly, or you can 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 can only be served/poured 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 is included in an outdoor event rental. 

Are there any restrictions on decorations/outside rental items?

We do not allow confetti/glitter or flames/sparklers. You may only attach decorations to the walls/gates with painter’s tape, Zip Ties, bungee cords, or string. Staking on our lawn is prohibited but you may use water, sand barrels/bags, or weighted metal to secure tents. For more information, please see our Venue Guidelines: 

Can I reserve a space outside of museum open-hours?

Yes! Our spaces are available Wednesdays through Sundays. Access/load-in can start as early as 7:00 am, but your event must end no later than Midnight 12:00 am. You will have until 2:00 am at the latest to clear all personal items, outside rental items, and decorations.

Will the galleries be open for my guests?

If your event is scheduled for Wednesday through 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 if your event is taking place after-hours Wednesday through Sunday, we will do our best to accommodate. The fee is $360 for non-profits and $500 for the standard rate. This fee includes two Visitor Services staff members, one extra security guard, and access to the first floor galleries. A minimum of two hours is required if the galleries are open for your event. Keeping our museum store, LA Tienda, open during this time is also an option, for no additional cost.  

Do you have a green room?

You can rent our conference rooms to use as green rooms. Conference Room 405 includes a countertop and 2 mini fridges that you are welcome to use. 

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi for indoor events is included in the rental price. The login information is provided on the day of the event. To ensure a strong signal for outdoor events, we recommend bringing a hotspot if you need Wi-Fi.

Do you allow pets? 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations, only service animals are allowed at LA Plaza. This applies to our entire campus, including the outdoor stage, lawn, and patio areas.  

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