The MacArthur Est. 1970

607 South Park View Street, L A, CA 90057, United States

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The MacArthur has been one of Los Angeles’ most prized properties since its establishment in 1925.
The MacArthur is exclusively reserved for special events and filming. For this reason, our staff works diligently to ensure that every event is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. With historic finishes and elaborate Art-Deco details, The MacArthur offers some of the most unique and beautiful event spaces in Los Angeles.
The Lowdown
Type
Ballroom
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Historic Building
Views
Park
Style
Art Deco
Elegant
Romantic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

The MacArthur has been one of Los Angeles’ most prized properties since its establishment in 1925. While the building was originally conceived as an Elk’s Lodge and later converted to a luxury hotel, today, The MacArthur is exclusively reserved for special events and filming. For this reason, our staff works diligently to ensure that every event is meticulously planned and flawlessly executed.

With historic finishes and elaborate Art-Deco details, The MacArthur offers some of the most unique and beautiful event spaces in Los Angeles. Guests may choose from a variety of event spaces: Elks Hall, The Grand Ballroom, The Plaza Ballroom, The Lounge, The Garden and The Historic Lobby. 

The MacArthur offers award-winning, in-house catering services with an assortment of food and beverage options. Our team will happily assist you in setting up a tour of The MacArthur.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $130 to $170

Additional Charges

There is a $25,000 minimum for events. This minimum can be met with catering, beverages, venue rental fees and service charge. 
There is a 20% service charge on food and beverage. 
Current sales tax is 9.5%
Layout board is required for all events to protect the walls, floors and elevators during load in and load out. This fee typically ranges from $750-$1,500 depending on the size of the event. 
A minimum of 3 security guards is required for all events. The guards are $35 per hour with a 5-hour minimum. 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
400
Buffet
N/A
Standing
800
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1970
Curfew
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
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
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

The MacArthur was originally built in 1925 for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, who sought to create a memorial for members who lost their lives during World War I. The building was designed by renowned Art Deco architect Claud Beelman during his time as Senior Partner at the prestigious firm Curlett + Beelman. 

Conceived in the Gothic Revival architectural style, the building features enormous angels on each corner of its exterior and a set of antique brass elk antlers above the grand entry to the building. The elaborate interior murals and decorative paintings were designed by Anthony Heinsbergen and Co, noted painter of numerous Los Angeles cultural landmarks. The central design of the lobby ceiling is based on the Villa Madama, a Renaissance-era project by Raphael and Giulio Romano. 

The Elks later sold the building due to shrinking attendance in their ranks, after which it was transformed into a luxurious set perfectly on the once glamorous MacArthur Park. Today, The MacArthur is no longer a functioning hotel but is exclusively used for events and filming.

Standout Venue Features:
We have an onsite mixologist ready to create one of a kind cocktails for your event. 
Extra Perks:
Included with the rental fee are round and rectangular dinner tables, gold chiavari chairs with ivory or black cushions, ivory or black table cloths and napkins, a red carpet entrance, bathroom attendants, glassware, flatware and china. 
Awards & Notables A few films/TV shows that have filmed at our venue: 

Gangster Squad
Chaplin
The Bodyguard
The Mask
Hocus Pocus
The Majestic
Hotel for Dogs
New Girl
Castle
CSI
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
SWAT
American Idol
The Bachelor
Drive
Celebration Locations
The Lounge:
The Lounge is located on the ground floor of The MacArthur and formally served as the Elks' private cigar room. It it the most intimate space within the building and is ideal for cocktails or small-seated dinners. With dark wood wainscoting, tasseled antique chandeliers and Corinthian columns, the space is both unique and elegant. The Lounge can accommodate 50 guests seated and 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
- View: View of MacArthur Park
- Max Capacity: 50 seated or 150 Standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Plaza Ballroom:
The Lounge is located on the ground floor of The MacArthur and formally served as the Elks' private cigar room. It it the most intimate space within the building and is ideal for cocktails or small-seated dinners. With dark wood wainscoting, tasseled antique chandeliers and Corinthian columns, the space is both unique and elegant. The Lounge can accommodate 70 guests seated and 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
- Max Capacity: 200 Seated or 300 standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Garden:
The Garden is the outdoor space located off of the Park Ballroom. The private, open-air courtyard— adorned with greenery and flower planters— serves as the ideal location for exchanging vows. The Garden can accommodate 330 guests seated, 270 guests with a dance floor and 750 guests for a cocktail receptions.
- Max Capacity: 330 Seated or 750 standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Historic Lobby:
The Historic Lobby is one of the most grandiose spaces in Los Angeles. With cathedral-like ceilings, large ornate windows, elaborate murals and an extravagant antique chandelier, the Historic Lobby was meant to evoke the Renaissance-era Villa Madama of Italy.
- Max Capacity: 250 Standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
The Grand Ballroom:
The Grand Ballroom is located above the historic lobby’s grand stairway. Each side of the Grand Ballroom features an impressive row of columns and arches. The original, wooden-beamed ceiling has been restored with hand-painted floral designs, patterned after a palace ceiling in Florence, Italy. Further aesthetic details include beautiful iron-wrought chandeliers and ornamental stone medallions. The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 270 guests seated, 210 guests with a dance floor and 400 guests for a cocktail
- View: View of MacArthur Park
- Max Capacity: 250 Seated and 400 Standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Elks Hall:
Elks Hall is The MacArthur's largest event space. Paying direct homage to the Art Deco motif. Elks Hall features elaborate sunburst sconces, a magnificent chandelier and exceptionally tall hand-decorated ceilings. The multi-level space is meant to accommodate any kind of extravagant event. Elks Hall can accommodate 500 guests seated, 400 guests with a dance floor and 700 guests for a cocktail reception.
- Max Capacity: 400 Seated and 700 Standing
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
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