Grass Room Est. 2017

616 East 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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The Grass Room  has lived many lives in its century of use.
Grass Room accommodates a range of events: whether you want a petite gathering for less than 50 or a ceremony and reception for up to 150 seated guests, you can do either in this modular, scalable venue and the experience will feel proportional and comfortable. Grass Room’s maximum capacity is 250 guests.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Garden
Historic Building
Loft / Warehouse Building
Views
Skyline
Style
Bohemian
Tropical
Urban
Whimsical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Social Event

Venue Setting

Grass Room is located on Fourth Street in DTLA, just around the corner from Millwick, and directly across the street from Flora Chang. Unassuming from the outside, the venue is noticeable for its blue facade (which you’ll see on many buildings in the blossoming North Sea neighborhood) and its dramatic greenhouse roofline. It’s a short distance from the restaurants, boutique hotels, cafés and clubs that are making DTLA the most exciting place in Los Angeles; we’re just blocks from the Broad and MOCA, the Fashion District, Little Tokyo and the Arts District. 

Grass Room accommodates a range of events: whether you want a petite gathering for less than 50 or a ceremony and reception for up to 150 seated guests, you can do either in this modular, scalable venue and the experience will feel proportional and comfortable. Grass Room’s maximum capacity is 250 guests.

In 2017 we collaborated with engineers, craftsmen and artists to completely redesign and refurbish the building that is now Grass Room. Part of our mission was to limit the environmental impact of reconstruction. We took many of the materials freed up from the downsizing—lumber, steel elements, stairwells, flooring, even windows—and repurposed them into ceilings and walls, paneling, furniture and decorative elements. In its rebuild, the structure has tripled its energy efficiency and rendered its groundwater permeability to 100%.

Horticultural greenhouse roofs open, close, shade and ventilate to provide passive lighting, cooling and heating by taking full advantage of southern California’s sunshine and ocean breezes. Efficient, state of the art electric, plumbing and mechanical systems minimize energy use throughout the year. Valentine encourages and supports green events and can introduce clients to green planners, stylists and purveyors who use sustainable resources or employ sustainable practices.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
150
Standing
250
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2017
Curfew
1 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:
One enters Grass Room across a landscaped entry court, beneath an outsized, out-of-his-element blue whale – a mural designed and painted by Stacy Smith and Victor Henderson. From that moment on, you’re in a wholly unique environment defined by lush gardens, sun-lit rooms, rustic surfaces and site-specific artworks by local artists.

At the door, a passageway leads you through a secret jungle, past a sparkling copper bar and then opens to a courtyard framed by 25-foot walls of roughly textured clay and wood, set on floors of reclaimed brick and polished aggregate, and surrounded by flourishing gardens that wouldn’t be out of place in a Dr. Seuss storyboard. Crystal fountains, ceramic sea life and other artistic interventions abound. Look up through palm trees to discover “Pax Los Angeles” a billboard-sized mural of mythical Los Angeles, circa 1850, painted by Frohawk Two Feathers (Umar Rashid). All of this lies beneath a soaring 35-foot greenhouse roof with retractable shades and levered windows. The roof is automated and adjustable, rendering the courtyard serviceable for any ceremony in any weather – a versatile, virtual, rain-or-shine garden space.

Grass Room’s Courtyard flows into the Ocean Dining Room through 18-foot tall, uncommonly shaped archways built from the original building’s deconstructed bow truss ceilings and topped with stained glass. On the dining room’s original brick walls you’ll find handmade clay and seaweed murals (literal impressions of kelp fronds harvested from Santa Monica beaches). Carved totemic sea creatures by Ivan Mora oversee the space; the effect is a loosely aquatic, otherworldly setting.

The tables, which can hold up to 120 guests, are built from squared-off, tongue and groove floors salvaged from the original hotel, and paired with suave Italian leather chairs. This dining room is thoroughly versatile, suitable for elegant seated dinners and performances ranging from as few as 35 to as many as 150 guests, and features a 16-foot cinema screen for dining ambiance, screenings and presentations.

A series of doors in the Ocean Dining Room lead out to Grass Room’s Back Alley Lounge where guests can enjoy the night air and city lights while guessing the origin of architectural salvage curated in amongst the bamboo.

Dive in and cool off at Grass Room’s Grotto, a bar and service area sculpted from clay and plaster to a cave-like effect, with copper and mirrored gold accents and ceramic sea life, fabricated by Josh Beckman and Ivan Mora.
Design:
Built in the 1920’s in an area that has long served as the city’s seafood market east of Downtown, the building has lived many lives in its century of use; it’s been a fish and oyster company, an ice cream factory, and a commercial site for everything from far east imports to marijuana cultivation. This quirky history subtly informed our re-invention of the space.
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