Please note: LA Plaza is not accepting new event rental requests at this time
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.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the rental price?
For outdoor events, the rental price only includes the space fee; janitorial service, security guards, and trash disposal are all calculated based on your estimated attendance and the hours of your event. Parking (up to 25 spaces available) and in-house furniture/equipment rentals are separate optional costs.
For indoor and LA Cocina events, the rental price includes the space fee, janitorial service, Wi-Fi and in-house furniture/equipment. Security guards are calculated based on your estimated attendance and the hours of your event. Parking is a separate optional cost.
What is not included in the rental price?
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 welcome to hire the trusted vendor of your choice.
How far in advance should I reserve my date?
For outdoor and LA Cocina 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 the campus at 171 Arcadia Street. We have up to 25 spots available and we charge $10 per spot, per hour of your event. If you chose to rent parking spaces, we ask for a parking guest list to be sent no later than 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 available to you. While LA Cocina is a fully equipped teaching 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 Wednesday – Sunday, we will do our best to accommodate! If your date is approved by management, the fee is $360 for non-profits and $500 for the standard rate. This fee includes two Visitor Services staff, one extra security guard, and access to the 1st floor galleries for two-hours minimum.
Can I reserve time outside of museum open-hours?
Yes! We do not take reservations for Mondays or Tuesdays, but you can reserve any day, Wednesday-Sunday. Access/load-in can start as early as 7:00 am, but all rental activities must end by 12:00 am “midnight”; at which time, guests must be cleared out and all personal items, outside rental items, and decorations must be removed. You may choose in advance to extend the event hours past 12:00 am for $500 per hour.
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 indoor events which is included in the rental price and you will be given the login day-of. Unfortunately, the signal is not strong outdoors, so we recommend bringing a hotspot if you need Wi-Fi for your outdoor event.
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.