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We had our wedding at the LA Athletic Club in May 2016. The venue itself was exactly what we wanted. The Athletic Club has a rich history in Los Angeles and the ballroom’s wood columns, crystal chandeliers, and warm décor gave our reception the elegance and warmth that we were hoping for. We hosted a cocktail hour in the Olympic Lounge and the reception was in the Centennial Ballroom. We had 130 guests at our reception and we filled the ballroom comfortably. Roxy, the Catering Director, was unbelievably accommodating and beyond helpful throughout the entire process. We reached out to Roxy in December 2014 (17 months before our wedding!) because we are both Type A personalities. Despite the fact that we are those people who read the fine print at the bottom of the contract and question every line item of the order, Roxy never tired of us. Throughout the planning process it was very apparent that Roxy had our best interests in mind. There were several times when Roxy told us, “Don’t waste your time and money on that. But, if you really want it we will do it.” We were so happy with the service and family treatment we received from Roxy and her staff that we decided to host our rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at the club as well. Roberto, the bartender, took care of us all weekend. By Sunday Brunch Roberto knew half of our family by name! The food for all three meals was incredible. Everyone said the meals were delicious and well beyond the typical “wedding food” that we’ve all had. The venue speaks for itself: A private club with amazing décor and historical significance. The ballroom, lounge, and rooftop are all breathtaking. But, what really sets this location apart from the others is the service. From day one, Roxy and her staff were responsive, celebratory, and receptive to us and our wedding. The Los Angeles Athletic Club wowed us and our family for 17 months. We threw the biggest and best party of our lives thanks to Roxy and everyone else at LAAC.

5.0/5.0
Ana, Wedding Date: 05/07/2016

About

The Los Angeles Athletic Club offers a classic elegance for your wedding with magnificent period furnishings, rich colors, beautiful decorations and adornments from its fine art collection. The classically elegant and spacious Centennial Ballroom with its towering ceilings, artistic masterpieces and wood-paneled pillars is the perfect venue for larger groups. For over 125 years, when the people of Los Angeles have cause to celebrate, they've turned to The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

View beautiful photographs of weddings celebrated at The Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Please contact Roxy Adlesh, Catering Director, for more information.

Details

Venue Type
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Capacity
500
Event Venue - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
12
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
City, Glamorous, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Cake, Event Planning, Event Rentals
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

21 Reviews

4.6/5.0
 
5.0/5.0
Shelby, Wedding Date: 09/03/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Roxy Adlesh and the Los Angeles Athletic Club team made our wedding a dream come true. We couldn't have been happier with any part of it- from the richness of the venue to the flexibility of the team (thank you Roxy) and even the food (my family and guests said it was the best Beef Short Ribs they have ever had in their life!) You do not feel nickel and dimed here like most "wedding" venues. Roxy treated us like family members and accommodated us with special requests like- surprise Storm Troopers- and strict family dietary needs. The pricing is one of the most affordable in the city and you would never guess that from visiting the venue. It far exceeded our expectations and then some. The rooftop, ballroom and Invention Bar are the perfect venues for a couple looking for old world romance. Thank you Roxy and team!!

Services Used: Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Leigh, Wedding Date: 05/06/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We absolutely LOVED this venue. We knew we wanted to have our wedding here from the moment we walked in. After seeing many venues, this one was the most special/different. Having been to a lot of weddings, I thought we'd have a hard time finding something different but we found it at LAAC. If you're going to get married here you're point-person will be this woman Roxy who is a wedding pro and will give you tons of great advice. And, picking a venue that has food, drink, rentals and hotels rooms for guests is a game changer. It was honestly a breeze having a wedding for 118 people here. All of our friends keep telling us what an incredible wedding it was and are asking us to do it again, ha. Oh - and the cost for all the things you get is pretty unbeatable. Cannot reccomend more!!!

Services Used: Event Production, Event Rentals, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Naheed, Wedding Date: 11/01/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I recently held my bridal shower brunch for almost 40 people in the Presidential Lounge (4th floor) of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. The room is absolutely gorgeous and feels like you are in a piece of history. My contact person was Roxy Adlesh and she was so down to earth and easy to work with. She was very conscientious and respectful about my budget and requirements. The staff was incredibly helpful and the banquet team helped me get everything in order, especially Rafael and Jose and another gentleman whose name I did not catch. They did an exceptional job and paid attention to every detail. My guests were so impressed by the team's friendliness - they were always around to help but literally did not get in anyones way. They even set up a PA system with microphone and were there every step of the way to make sure I was accommodated. I will be having many more events here in the future. Food was excellent and the ambience was so inspiring to work with. I created my own floral arrangements and table settings but did not bother with room decorations because the room itself is a work of art. Thank you LAAC, I am proud to be a member of your fine establishment.

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

5.0/5.0
Ana, Wedding Date: 05/07/2016
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

We had our wedding at the LA Athletic Club in May 2016. The venue itself was exactly what we wanted. The Athletic Club has a rich history in Los Angeles and the ballroom’s wood columns, crystal chandeliers, and warm décor gave our reception the elegance and warmth that we were hoping for. We hosted a cocktail hour in the Olympic Lounge and the reception was in the Centennial Ballroom. We had 130 guests at our reception and we filled the ballroom comfortably. Roxy, the Catering Director, was unbelievably accommodating and beyond helpful throughout the entire process.
We reached out to Roxy in December 2014 (17 months before our wedding!) because we are both Type A personalities. Despite the fact that we are those people who read the fine print at the bottom of the contract and question every line item of the order, Roxy never tired of us. Throughout the planning process it was very apparent that Roxy had our best interests in mind. There were several times when Roxy told us, “Don’t waste your time and money on that. But, if you really want it we will do it.”
We were so happy with the service and family treatment we received from Roxy and her staff that we decided to host our rehearsal dinner and post-wedding brunch at the club as well. Roberto, the bartender, took care of us all weekend. By Sunday Brunch Roberto knew half of our family by name! The food for all three meals was incredible. Everyone said the meals were delicious and well beyond the typical “wedding food” that we’ve all had.
The venue speaks for itself: A private club with amazing décor and historical significance. The ballroom, lounge, and rooftop are all breathtaking. But, what really sets this location apart from the others is the service. From day one, Roxy and her staff were responsive, celebratory, and receptive to us and our wedding. The Los Angeles Athletic Club wowed us and our family for 17 months. We threw the biggest and best party of our lives thanks to Roxy and everyone else at LAAC.

Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner Location, Event Venue

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