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Grace E. Simons Lodge

1025 Elysian Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90012


Phone: (323) 665-1155

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Special Events Information

Grace E. Simons Lodge is a beautiful location nestled in a quiet park setting, surrounded by gorgeous and luxurious landscaping. A small brook cascades down a hill and feeds the lovely pond outside the lodge. It is a wonderful place to have a wedding reception, outdoor ceremony, business meeting, or even a birthday party.

200 seating only Outdoor patios
175 dinner and dancing Covered picnic pavilion
Kitchen area and full facilities Stage, speaker podium, and stand up microphone
Outdoor barbecues Free parking


Rental Fees and Charges

A. Rental Fee: * Rates:
1. Monday - Thursday
  1st 3 hours $992.00*
  Each Additional Hour $143.00
2. Friday and Sunday
  1st 4 hours $1365.00*
  Each additional hour $163.00
3. Saturday, Day prior to a Holiday **
  1st 4 hours $1615.00*
  Each additional hour $213.00
4. Holiday**
  1st 4 hours
Each additional hour
* Rental fees include security guard services and a refundable building deposit of $500.00.
** HOLIDAYS INCLUDE: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
B. Outdoor Setup Fee:
Whenever an event uses the barbeque area, or uses the outdoor furniture, this fee applies.
  Outdoor Setup Fee $150.00
C. Pre-Event and Post-Event Charges:
A fee will be charged for any use of the facility before or after the event for activities including food handling, decorating, set-up, deliveries, extra clean-up, pick-up, etc.
  Monday-Thursday $80.00 per hour
  Friday and Sunday $100.00 per hour
  Saturday, Holiday, Day Prior to Holiday $150.00 per hour
D. Alcohol Policy:
Permittee having alcohol at their event must use the following vendors for all their beverage needs. For information on beverage pricing please contact:
E. Rehearsal Fees:
Outdoor Wedding rehearsals may be scheduled within 60 days of your event on Monday through Thursday 4pm-8pm $150.00 flat fee.
F. Minimum Payment to Guarantee Reservation:
Payable within ten (10) days of the initial reservation.
  Monday to Sunday and Holidays $750.00
G. Cancellation Fees:
1. Cancellation prior to 60 DAYS of event 50% of all refundable deposit
2. Cancellation within 60 DAYS of event 50% of use fees
3. Postponement $125.00, two times maximum, cancellation fee thereafter

Additional Information

Outdoor Picnic Capacity: Grace E. Simons Lodge has sixteen tables (128 seating capacity). No activities allowed on the grass within the Grace E. Simons Lodge area.

Parking Capacity: 18 parking spaces in the lower lot and 13 spaces in the upper lot. In addition, Grace E. Simons Lodge has adjacent public parking.

Payment of Fees: The total amount of all rental fees and deposits shall be paid in full no less than 60 days prior to the scheduled date of use. Otherwise, the event will be canceled. Payment in the form of Cashiers Check or Money Order.

Insurance: Insurance may be required for you event. Check with the Hall Manager.