Wedding Venue Review: Greystone Mansion and Park

Average Base Cost: $37,000

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.

905 Loma Vista Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
310-285-6830
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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee:

This can get confusing…so hold on (I sum up the costs below to try and make it easier). Note that prices listed are for Resident/Non-Residents, and you can only host up to 150 guests for a seated wedding reception, and up to 250 for ceremony-only.

Greystone Estate Use Fees (Interior)

There is a 4-hour minimum for all interior rentals. There is a 1-hour minimum for ceremonies only.

  • First floor, Mon-Thu (first 4 hours): $1,182.50/$1,478.50
  • First floor, Fri-Sun (first 4 hours): $1,340.50/$1,675.00
  • Hourly rate after initial 4 hours: $378.00/$474.00

Greystone Estate Use Fees (Exterior)

Includes use of up to two areas. There is a 3-hour rental minimum for all exterior events (except ceremonies) M-Thu, and 4-hours Fri-Sun.

  • Up to 75 guests: $559.00/$707.00
  • 76-150 guests: $695.00/$871.00
  • 151-250 guests: $834.00/$1036.00
  • 251+ guests: $971.00/$1,201.00

Event Prep/Strike Time Fees:

Minimum prep time is 2 hours, though most weddings needs 4. Strike time is limited to 2 hours in most cases.

  • Up to 75 guests: $139.00/$178.00
  • 76-150 guests: $173.00/$220.00
  • 151-250 guests: $206.00/$262.00
  • 251+ guests: $238.00/$303.00
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Cypress Walk
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Reflection Pond

Additional Costs Include:

Park Ranger hours are required in addition to above fees at the hourly rate of $56.00 per ranger. Multiple rangers or a fire marshal, police, or traffic control officer may also be required depending on the scope of your event.

Events may or may not need to following additional items:

  • Refundable Surety Deposits: $1,000 or $10,000 (exterior/interior)
  • Maintenance Fee: $385.00
  • Kitchen Cleaning Fee: $400.00

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

The Mansion Terrace. Photo via Love and Lemonade
The Mansion Courtyard. Photo via Love and Lemonade
Inner Courtyard
Courtyard
The Pool
The Pool

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 $150/pp with alcohol and up.

Photo via JPhotoblog.com
The Formal Garden. Photo via JPhotoblog.com

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside and Outside.

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

Bridal Suite: Yes, there will be access to a changing area

Size: There is a maximum of 150 people allowed for a wedding reception. Ceremony-only events can host up to 250 guests in the Formal Garden.

Formal Gardens Forecourt
The Forecourt

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.

The Terrace
The Terrace

The Report:

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.


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Amenities/What’s Included 4
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 8
Location 10
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 7

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  1. says: Victoria

    Hi, thanks for the info. I know they have different prices listed so that it’s customizable and you can fit the budget you need. By the way, even tho you said it’s base average cost is 28,000, do you think that a bride could pull off have a wedding ceremony and reception in the exterior here for a total wedding budget of 30,000? This is for no more than 150 people. Thank you!