Average Base Cost: $30,000
Average base cost for a Carondelet House wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night wedding with food and alcohol using their in-house caterer, Tres LA, and tax and service charge. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, flowers, etc. are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
Fees range from $5,500-$6,500 for 10 hours of venue rental with $10,000 minimum spend on Food and Beverage. Here’s how it breaks down:
Saturdays (Up to 150 Guests)
- $6,500 for 10 hours (if you use Tres LA Caterer with a $10,000 food and beverage minimum)
- $12,500 for 10 hours with an outside caterer
All Other Days (Up to 150 Guests)
- $5,500 for 10 hours (Tres L.A. Caterer with $10,000 food and beverage minimum)
- $6,500 for 10 hours (Tres L.A. Caterer with $7,000 food and beverage minimum)
- $11,500 for 10 hours (Outside Caterer)
151 – 300 Guests
- $8,000 for 10 hours (Tres L.A. Caterer)
- $14,200 for 10 hours (Outside Caterer)
*Each additional hour: $500 (plus associated staff costs)
Sunday of Memorial Day
- Saturday pricing
Sunday of Labor Day
- Saturday pricing
New Year’s Eve:
- $10,000 for 10 hour venue rental (Tres LA Caterer with $10,000 food and beverage minimum)
- Food & Bar pricing increased 25%
- Staffing charge is doubled
- $1,500 to reserve the event date. This fee is not included in the rental fee, but is refunded within 10 days after the event, provided there are no property damages.
- Cleaning fee: $250
- Site manager: $45/hr
- Doorman: $40/hr
What’s Included: The venue offers a wide range of antique furniture, tables, benches and chairs. A piano and screen projector are also available. ADA accessible. Ceremony and dinner set-up and breakdown are included. There is also WiFi. You can see their full list here.
Vendors: Outside caterers are allowed upon approval and with a kitchen buyout of $5,000. Wedding coordinators that are not on their preferred list or that have never worked with the venue before must be approved as well.
Food and Beverage: The venue estimates $180/pp for a plated meal and full bar, including services fees and taxes.
Space Type: Inside/Outside (there are two courtyards)
Size: 150 for sit down meals, 300 for standing. The Ceremony usually happens in the Ballroom (back of the house), cocktail hour is in the front studios of the house, and reception takes place in the ballroom where the area gets flipped during cocktail hour.
Bridal Suite: Yes
Parking: Parking for 400+ cars is available next door at the Athena parking lot. Parking must be reserved directly through their management.
How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is pretty much in the middle of Los Angeles, which means there are plenty of nearby hotel options for out-of-town guests, including the Omni Los Angeles and The Westin Bonaventure which are close to the venue.
Party On! Events can go until 1 a.m.
The Carondelet House was originally built in 1928 as an Italian villa.The fully-furnished venue is a mile west of downtown Los Angeles and features hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, exposed beam ceilings, and a fireplace.
Woman Getting Married Says:
I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for venues with this kind of vibe. It’s weathered yet romantic, and is more New Orleans than Los Angeles. They’ve done a great job with the furnishings, and if you use their in-house caterer, Tres LA, the venue rental fee is not absurd. I also think that Tres LA’s prices are reasonable. While I love the look and feel of the Carondelet House, there are a couple drawbacks. The biggest is the layout of the venue. While 7,600 sq. feet is a nice size, it’s choppy. Meaning your guests are going to be in different rooms at one point or another. This tends to break up a party, and is something you should definitely consider when looking at it. I think a space like this is more conducive to a cocktail reception vs. a sit-down, formal affair. Or you could cut down your wedding size to under 100 for a dinner party and have a more comfy fit. On the flip-side, because there are multiple areas, it’s easy to have both a ceremony and reception there, which is a plus. If you’re looking for a central Los Angeles venue, I would definitely check out the Carondelet House.