1025 Elysian Park Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Council District

(323) 665-1155
Email Address
Hours of Operation

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


In 1965 Simmons started The Citizens to Save Elysian Park in opposition to the plan to make Elysian into a convention center. She went to court to prevent drilling for oil in the park. She was recognized by Governor Jerry Brown for her exceptional preservation work in Elysian Park.

The Grace Simmons Lodge is nestled in a quiet park setting, a beautiful and intimate location for weddings, receptions and special events. It features picturesque landscaping, a creek and pond and offers a full kitchen plenty of parking, outdoor picnic area and stage.

Contact us for more information.

(323) 665-1155

1025 Elysian Park Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90012

For filming inquiries, please call the Park Film Office (323) 644-6220

Facility Features


Rental Fees and Charges

A.Rental Fee: *Rates:
1.Monday - Thursday
 1st 3 hours$740.00*
 Each additional hour$80.00
2.Friday and Sunday
 1st 6 hours$1,250.00*
 Each additional hour$100.00
3.Saturday, Holiday**, Day prior to a Holiday **
 1st 6 hours$1,600.00*
 Each additional hour$150.00
*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, Juneteenth Holiday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.
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 Fee
Outdoor Wedding rehearsals may be scheduled within 30 days of your event
 Monday - Thursday; 4pm-8pm$150.00 flat fee
E.Minimum Payment to Guarantee Reservation:
Payable within ten (10) days of the initial reservation.
 Monday to Sunday and Holidays$250.00 (Non-Refundable)
F.Cancellation Fees:
1.Cancellation 61 days of more in advance of event date50% of refundable deposit
2.Cancellation within 60 days of the event date50% of all fees paid
3.Cancellation within 60 days of the event date (when only minimum payment has been paid)100% of all fees paid
4.Postponement 61 days of more advance of event50% of refundable deposit

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. 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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