Average Base Cost: $28,000
Average base cost for a Historic Greystone Mansion and Park wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday night wedding using their facility rental fees, average catering costs, tax and gratuity. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, flowers, tents, tables, etc. are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee:
This can get confusing…sold hold on (I sum up the costs below to try and make it easier). Note that prices listed are for Resident/Non-Residents.
Greystone Estate Use Fees (Interior)
Interior event fees are for a four-hour block of time. Fees for additional time (if available) are as indicated.
- Events on Mondays-Thursdays: $3,944.00/$4,930.00
- Events on Fridays-Sundays: $4,470.00/$5,587.00
- Each additional hour/per hour: $315.00/$394.00
Greystone Estate Use Fees (Exterior)
Rates are per hour. Ceremony/Reception minimum is four hours. Ceremony-only minimum is one hour.
- Up to 100 guests: $456.00/$580.00
- 101-200 guests: $580.00/$724.00
- 201-300 guests: $689.00/$867.00
- 301-400 guests: $801.00/$1,002.00
Event Prep/Strike Time Fees:
Rates are per two hours, with a four-hour minimum for all events.
- Up to 100 guests: $236.00/$288.00
- 101-200 guests: $288.00/$367.00
- 201-300 guests: $345.00/$434.00
- 300+ guests: $402.00/$502.00
Additional Costs Include:
Park Ranger hours are required in addition to above fees at the hourly rate of $57.00 per Ranger. Multiple Rangers may be required depending on the scope of your event.
Events may or may not need to following additional items:
- Refundable Cleaning Deposit: $600.00
- Maintenance Fee: $321.00
- Kitchen Cleaning Fee: $275.00
Below rates are per hour with a four hour minimum. You must provide security and fire safety personnel for events with 150+ guests.
- Fire Safety Officer: $143.00
- Sworn Police Personnel: $106.00
- Traffic Control Officer: $51.00
What’s Included: Nothing.
So….what do all those prices translate to for the average Saturday night, 6 hour wedding of 125 guests for a California Resident? Around $10,000
Food: Catering must be approved by one of Greystone Estate’s approved caterers: Jackson Catering, SRC Event Group, and Wolfgang Puck Catering. Typical catering rates run $100/per hour with alcohol and up.
Space Type: Inside and Outside
Bridal Suite: Yes, there will be access to a changing area
Size: Ceremonies usually take place in the Formal Garden, and cocktails in the Cypress Walk or Forecourt. The Pool, Mansion Courtyard, Terrace, or Reflection Pond are typically used for a reception, which can hold up to 225 guests for a seated meal. Interior locations include a Grand Ballroom which can accomodate up to 60 guests for formal dining, and the entire first floor (which consists of multiple rooms) can accomodate up to 300 guests.
Food Service Type: Depends on caterer
Parking: Yes. Valet parking service is required for events with 300+ guests.
How Will Grandma Get There? Beverly Hills and the surrounding West Hollywood have tons of hotel options, from Hilton’s to Hyatt’s to the grand Beverly Hills Hotel.
Party On!: Events can run anytime between 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. (exterior venues) and 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (interior venues). Set-up may begin at 8 a.m.
Built in 1928, the Greystone Estate is owned by the city of Beverly Hills and is registered as a National Historic Landmark. Edward Laurence Doheny was the original owner of the property, and he along with his friend Charles A. Canfield were the first to strike oil in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Carrie Louella Wilkins, had a son “Ned” who eventually inherited the land as a wedding gift in 1926. Construction of the estate began in 1927 and cost over $3 million (a lot of money back then). At one point the 12.58 acres of land contained a stables and kennels, tennis courts, a fire station, gatehouse, swimming pool and pavilion, a greenhouse, a lake, babbling brooks and cascading waterfalls.
Woman Getting Married Says:
This might be the closest you’ll get to Versailles (or at least the outside of it) in Los Angeles. While the grounds are breathtaking, keep in mind that the majority of your event will take place outside if you have an event larger than 60 guests for a seated meal. Which, considering the weather in Los Angeles is not a big deal, but if you’re looking for one big open space this will not be the best bet for you. Many couples choose to only have a ceremony here, but given the fact that this is Los Angeles and everybody hates to drive (and should) that’s not always ideal. I also wish that they would make the pricing options a little less complicated for this venue. I understand that there are several different options that you want to show potential renters, but if you have a minimum of four hours required for an event, please don’t list an hourly rate. Four-hour blocks and an additional hour fee listed out work just fine. It’s just too confusing otherwise.