In the City of Angels, sometimes locating a venue that is historic, sophisticated, classic, modern and charming all rolled into one space is harder to find than a clear freeway at 5PM on a Friday. For a time machine style venue, one that combines the best of both worlds in terms of amenities and character, the Carondelet House embodies the very definition. The Italian style, 1920s beauty should be on your list for Los Angeles event venues for a laundry list of reasons.
In case you need them, here are five reasons why Carondelet House is one of LA’s standout wedding + event venues.
There are countless venues boasting a Los Angeles location when in fact they are very far from the city. This location disconnect can produce problems for guests trying to make it to your event in time. Carondelet House sits just one mile west of Downtown Los Angeles. The event location is close to several major freeways including the 101, the 10 and the 110. It also lends a quite residential vibe despite being so close to downtown as it was originally built as a residence in 1928.
Los Angeles can be crowded, especially when it comes to event spaces. While a historic structure, the Carondelet House doesn’t feel claustrophobic for both small and large events. The space boasts 7,600 square feet to use for events. Most shindigs occur in the site’s ballroom. There are also multipurpose studio spaces along with two interior courtyards to use for weddings, meetings and other gatherings. In total, Carondelet House can accommodate 150 guests for a seated event and 300 guests for a casual stand-up affair.
And if you worry about your guests having a place to park in the middle of Los Angeles for your event, Carondelet House has an answer. The event space boasts 900 parking spaces just 50 feet from the main entrance. Bottom line, when space can be hard to come by in Los Angeles, Carondelet House has ample room for weddings, meetings or simple gatherings.
The Versatility of Events
Some venues are solely appropriate for weddings. Others merely work for corporate meetings. Carondelet House offers a versatility to host all kinds of events. In the past, the venue has been used for meetings, weddings, celebrity events and even fashion shows. Due to its timeless atmosphere, the space works for whatever you throw at it in terms of the type of event you wish to throw.
The Rental Price Inclusions
In a pricey city like Los Angeles, the venues for weddings and events can provide very little beyond four walls to host your soiree. At the Carondelet House, hosts receive a number of inclusions with their rental rate. The venue tosses in reclaimed country chic tables, distressed oak European café chairs and vintage French round side chairs to use for events. By having so much furniture at your disposal, you can save on rental fees with other companies. Also the furnishings at Carondelet House are in keeping with the classic, timeless elegance of the property, cutting out the headaches and frustrations many couples and event planners can face in terms of design. In addition to tables and chairs, the venue also throws in a baby grand piano, lounge seating, wireless Internet throughout, DJ inputs and a 16 speaker sound system.
The Timeless Atmosphere
A venue can try to create a timeless feel, or it’s just plain there from the get go. In the case of Carondelet House, it is the latter. The European style structure fills with bright airy rooms, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and even vaulted ceilings. All of the classic touches are present from the chandeliers to the fireplace to exposed beams.
At the same time, hosts don’t have to worry about their event space being stuck in the past in terms of modern amenities. Businesses can host events on site with the wireless Internet offered throughout the property.
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