Universal Studios Lot - Backlot Est. Prior to 1930

3900 Lankershim Boulevard, Studio City, Universal City, Studio City, CA, USA

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The Universal Backlot features a diverse array of event locations.
The Universal Backlot features a diverse array of event locations. Transport your guests to an urban cityscape, Mexican courtyard, wild west, suburban neighborhoods, or the cobblestone streets of Europe. Surprise your guests with an iconic film set such as the Clock Tower Square from "Back to the Future," or Wisteria Lane from "Desperate Housewives."
The Lowdown
Type
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Other
Views
Courtyard
Golf Course
Historical Monument
Lagoon/Pond
Lake
Landscaped Grounds
Mountains
Skyline
Street
Valley
Style
Classic
Cultural
Mediterranean
Urban
Western
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

The Universal Backlot features a diverse array of event locations. Transport your guests to an urban cityscape, Mexican courtyard, wild west, suburban neighborhoods, or the cobblestone streets of Europe. Surprise your guests with an iconic film set such as the Clock Tower Square from "Back to the Future," or Wisteria Lane from "Desperate Housewives." 
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Estimated Price Per Head

from $65 to $500

Additional Charges

This fee is for the facility only. Please contact us for specific location rates. 

Additional costs could include:
* Lighting
* Grip
* Power
* Labor
* Trash Removal
* Rentals/Decor/Florals
* Draping
* Catering
* Power
​* A/C
* Etc

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
2500
Buffet
2500
Standing
2500
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Outdoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Inside Scoop

- Spiderman, Changeling, Gone Girl, Bruce Almighty shot on New York Street
- The Color Purple, Westworld shot on Western Street
- The Good Place, The Good German, Pirates of the Caribbean, Frankenstein shot on European
- Desperate Housewives, Harvey, The Munsters, The Burbs, Leave it to Beaver shot on Colonial
- Three Amigos, Heroes, Lady Gaga Music Video shot on Mexican Street

Amenities
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
New York Street - Find yourself in the middle of a major metropolis with different areas echoing the familiar neighborhoods of your favorite city. A financial district, brownstone street, landscaped park, theater marquees, apartments and storefronts make up one of our most popular locations.

Courthouse Square - Take a trip to Main Street, USA with an event on the iconic Courthouse Square. Home to many popular films and television shows, this grassy square is most commonly associated with "Back to the Future"! Add a visit from a Delorian or Doc Brown to complete your guests' experience.

European - Explore the cobblestone streets and quaint storefronts surrounding the landscaped central plaza. Grab an Aperol Spritz and transport yourself!

Mexican - Featured in the film "Three Amigos," this popular town square features a picturesque fountain and adobe structures - perfect for a fiesta!

Western - Our oldest backlot location is straight out of the Wild West! The street features a rustic saloon, horse corral, barn doors and clapboard facades ideal for a BBQ and square dancing.

Colonial Street - Have a block party at this suburban neighborhood featured in the popular television series "Desperate Housewives." Over 10 houses and a cul-de-sac featuring a grassy park and gazebo make up this iconic set.
Standout Venue Features:
Our historical backlot locations have hosted numerous television shows and feature films since the early 1900's. 
Extra Perks:
Ample Parking
Celebration Locations
New York Street:
Find yourself in the middle of a major metropolis with different areas echoing the familiar neighborhoods of your favorite city. A financial district, brownstone street, landscaped park, theater marquees, apartments and store fronts make up one of our most popular locations.
- View: City streets and buildings, landscaped parks, store fronts
- Max Capacity: 2500
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Courthouse Square:
Take a trip to Main Street, USA with an event on the iconic Courthouse Square. Home to many popular films and television shows, this grassy square is most commonly associated with "Back to the Future"! Add a visit from a Delorian or Doc Brown to complete your guests experience.
- View: Clock Tower from "Back to the Future", store fronts, landscaped park, city streets
- Max Capacity: 1000
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
European Area:
Explore the cobblestone streets and quaint store fronts surrounding the landscaped central plaza. Grab an Aperol Spritz and transport yourself!
- View: European streets and storefronts
- Max Capacity: 1000
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Mexican Courtyard:
Featured in the film "Three Amigos", this popular town square features a picturesque fountain and adobe structures- perfect for a fiesta!
- View: Adobe buildings and fountain
- Max Capacity: 350
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Western Street:
Our oldest backlot location is straight out of the Wild West! The street features a rustic saloon, horse corral, barn doors and clapboard facades ideal for a BBQ and square dancing.
- View: Western Style buildings and streets
- Max Capacity: 800
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Colonial Street:
Have a block party at this suburban neighborhood featured in the popular television series "Desperate Housewives". Over 10 houses and a cul-de-sac featuring a grassy park and gazebo make up this iconic set.
- View: Suburban Neighborhood
- Max Capacity: 1000
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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