The Ebell of Los Angeles

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The Ebell of Los Angeles
743 S Lucerne Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(323) 931-1277

Average Base Cost: $30,000

Average base cost for an Ebell of Los Angeles wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night for a ceremony setup and Garden & Dining Room with Green Room option and the Elegance menu and Premium bar package. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: 

  • Saturday Room Rental rates:
  • Lounge & Art Salon with Green Room (French Room) – $5,000
  • Garden & Dining Room with Green Room (Juniors’ Room) – $4,000
  • Exclusive First Floor with two green rooms – $9,000
  • Sunday through Friday Room Rental rates:
  • Lounge & Art Salon with Green Room (French Room) – $3,000
  • Garden & Dining Room with Green Room (Juniors’ Room) – $2,000
  • Exclusive First Floor with two green rooms – $5,000

Ceremony Set Up:
Includes Ebell chairs, microphone and amplification for officiant, ceremony table. – $750

ebell los angeles wedding venue
Photo by Courtney Lindberg

What’s Included:

In addition to the notes below re: inclusions for your food/beverage packages, the facility rental fee entitles you to the use of the contracted event rooms for the contracted date and time as well as available banquet tables and chairs. It does not include use of vintage club furniture pieces; however selected pieces may be available to rent for your event.


During the months of July through September, the Ebell will provide air conditioning in the Lounge on Saturday events. Should air conditioning be required on an event day other than Saturday during the summer months of July through September, the Ebell can arrange the service for a supplemental fee of $2,000. Should air conditioning be required in the Lounge during the months of October through June, the rental costs of $4,000 will apply. The Dining Room and Wilshire Ebell Theatre is equipped with air conditioning year round at no additional charge.

A professional and insured wedding coordinator is required for a minimum of one month of coordination service.

ebell los angeles wedding
Photo by Wild Whim Photography

In addition, there are several event upgrades available at The Ebell of Los Angeles. Examples include:

Architectural Up Lighting Packages :
Dining Room: North, South and West Walls & Arched Columns $1,120
Garden: Mini-white foliage lighting and choice of Patio Wash or six (6) uplights $850
Lounge: Columns, East Wall, 3-panels on Ceiling $1,160

Pin Spot Lighting on Tables :
$40 per table

Gobo Lighting Projections :
From $200-$295 per light for various monograms and patterns

Chiavari Chairs :
From $8-$10 for your choice of black, gold, mahogany, white, vintage-style, and clear

Place setting Chargers:
From $2-$10/each for various designs and colors

Food/Beverage: There are several food packages you can choose from as well as various enhancements. All food is provided in-house by Executive Chef Louis Pechan, except you are allowed to bring in your own caterer for specific ethnic catering or kosher catering options. You may choose to provide wine or champagne for your clubhouse event. A corkage fee of $15 per 750ml bottle and $20 per 1.5 liter magnum applies. All other alcohol must be provided and served by The Ebell. Also, note that on Saturdays, and Sundays that fall on a holiday weekend, there is a $20,000 event minimum for clubhouse events. This event minimum factors in food, beverage, staff and other event elements. There is no event minimum any other days.

ebell los angeles
Photo by Wild Whim Photography

The food packages offered are:

The Glamour
-Selection of 3 tray passed hors d’oeuvres
-Two-course dinner with starter salad, one entrée selection (chicken or salmon)
-$100 per person

The Elegance

-Selection of 4 tray passed hors d’oeuvres
-Two-course dinner with starter salad, two entrée selection (chicken, fish, or beef)
-$116 per person

The Legacy

-Selection of 5 tray passed hors d’oeuvres
-Three-course dinner with starter salad, two entrée selection, and plated dessert
-OR Dinner Buffet with Finger Sweets Station
-$130 per person

NOTE: Pricing includes service staff, satin napkins and floor-length linens in choice of color

ebell los angeles
Photo by Kevin Weinstein Photography

The beverage packages are:

Non-Alcohol Package : $12 per person
Wine, Sparkling Wine, Imported Beer*: $30 per person
Premium Brand Liquor (No Wine, Sparkling Wine, Beer): $30 per person
Premium Brand Liquor, Wine, Imported Beer*: $35 per person
*Selected bar packages include house wine service with dinner.

NOTE: Each five-hour Bar Package includes soft drinks, sparkling water, and juices. The bar is required to be closed by 11:30 p.m.

Examples of enhancements include:

Tray Passed Signature Drink :
Supplement your bar service with Sangria, Champagne Cocktail, or a mixed drink
Starting at $6 per person (based on bar package and beverage selection)

Candy Bar :
$10-15 per person

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside

Size: Capacity information listed below:

Fire code for cocktail-style party with limited seating:
-Garden/Patios 400
-Lounge 320
-Art Salon 180
-Dining Room 400
TOTAL 1st FLOOR 1,300

Fire code for sit-down functions:
-Garden/Patios 150 (no dance floor)
-Lounge 170 with dance floor 220 without dance floor
-Art Salon 100 with dance floor 150 without dance floor
-Dining Room 250 with dance floor 300 without dance floor

-520 (seated indoors with dance floors)
-670 (seated indoors and garden, with dance floors)
-820 (seated indoors and garden, no dance floors)

ebell los angeles
Photo by Sun and Sparrow

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Parking is “first come first served”. However, the venue tries to reserve one lot per event or to acquire parking in lots adjacent to the property. In order to guarantee parking for your guests, the venue can arrange valet service for your event.

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? The Ebell of Los Angeles is located in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles. While there are several hotel options extremely close to the venue, guests would most likely want to stay in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, or Downtown so they can easily explore the city.

Party On! Bar service must conclude by 11:30 p.m. However, events in the clubhouse may be scheduled as late as 2:00 a.m. Amplified music outdoors must conclude by 9pm.

Important Note: There is a chance that the venue can be rented out for two separate events. While it’s a slim chance, you should definitely bring it up when you meet with the venue to find out how it would work.

The Report

The historic Ebell Clubhouse and Wilshire Ebell Theatre were built in 1927 for the Ebell Club, an educational and philanthropic organization founded by a group of women in 1894. The 75,000 sq. foot complex has had a rich history of events (such as hosting the first Cotillion), and in 1982 The Ebell of Los Angeles’ Italian Renaissance-style building was designated a Los Angeles Cultural Monument.

Woman Getting Married Says

Historic wedding venues with both an inside AND outside option are rare these days, which makes me really love the possibilities that you have at The Ebell of Los Angeles. It’s centrally located for out-of-town (or in-town) guests and is big enough to accommodate a larger guest list. Yes, you have to use their in-house caterer, but the pricing is not out-of-line with other caterers in the area. I think this is the type of space where you can get away with not having a ton of wedding decor as well. Lots of candles, a few colorful flower arrangements, and a bit of uplighting is all you need to make your event gorgeous.

Click here to learn more about my wedding venue review process

Amenities/What’s Included 8
Convenient for Grandma 9
Layout 10
Location 9
Overall Charm 9
Venue Value 8
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  1. says: Denise

    Just wanted to note that the picture at the end of this post is, if I’m not mistaken, the Ebell Club of Long Beach. The pictures above however are all accurate to the Ebell Club of Los Angeles.