3201 Riverside Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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(323) 665-1154
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New Hours Start January 1, 2019

Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday & Holidays: Closed


What do a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a Mediterranean style mansion, and a rose garden previously voted best wedding spot by the Los Angeles Down Town News all have in common? They are the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks' “Gems” that have been hosting some of the most special events for years.

The Department of Recreation and Parks boasts a wide variety of gorgeous spaces in which to host your memorable affair, with locations ranging from ocean views to charming intimate garden settings and distinctly individual venues capable of hosting 40-300 guest.

If you are planning a wedding, baby shower, birthday party, or team building retreat, there is a location that can accommodate your needs. Let the Department of Recreation and Parks help make your event one that will never be forgotten.


Rental Fees and Charges

A. Rental Fee: * Rates:
1. Monday - Thursday
  1st 3 hours $760.00*
  Each additional hour $75.00
2. Friday and Sunday
  1st 6 hours $1,350.00*
  Each additional hour $125.00
3. Saturday, Holiday**, Day prior to a Holiday **
  1st 6 hours $1,750.00*
  Each additional hour $175.00
* Rental fees include 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. Security:
2-5 security monitors required for all events. Additional fees apply, including holiday rates for all city holidays. Please contact facility for pricing.
C. Alcohol Policy:

We will have you contact our contracted bar service for current rates and options. The bar service must provide ALL beverages.

Permittee having alcohol at their event must use the following vendors for all their beverage needs. For information on beverage pricing please contact:

D. Rehearsal Fees:
Rehearsals may be scheduled within 60 days of event with a maximum of 4 hours.
  Monday - Thursday, 4 pm - 8 pm $150.00 flat fee
E. Minimum Payment to Guarantee Reservation:
Payable within ten (10) days of the initial reservation.
  Monday - Sunday $250.00 (Non-Refundalbe)
F. Cancellation Fees:
1. Cancellation 61 days of more in advance of event date 50% of refundable deposit
2. Cancellation within 60 days of the event date 50% of all fees paid
3. Cancellation within 60 days of event date (when only minimum payment has been paid) 100% of all fees paid
4. Postponement 61 days or more in advance of event 50% of refundable deposit

Additional Information

Parking Capacity: Friendship Auditorium 207 parking spaces

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. Payments must be in the form of Cashiers Check, Money Order, Mastercard, Visa. No American Express.

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


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