• How many people can we have at our event?

    Lounge – 170 seated with dance floor, 220 without or 400 for after-party
    Art Salon – 100 seated w/o dancefloor, 200 max for cocktail hour or dancing
    Garden – 200 seated max for ceremony, 400 max for cocktail-style
    Dining Room – 250 seated with dance floor, 300 without or 400 cocktail-style
    First Floor – 670 seated with dance floor, 820 without or 1300 cocktail-style

  • Is there a food and beverage minimum?

    Yes, there is a $15,000 food and beverage minimum.

  • What time does the function need to end?

    12:00 midnight

  • Is there a noise limit?

    Music must remain under 85 decibels within the Clubhouse.

    Music and sound volumes must remain at “conversation level” in the outdoor areas.

  • Is there parking?

    The Ebell has two parking lots. The campus rental includes one parking lot and the theatre is guaranteed one parking lot. Rental of both theatre and campus for your event provides access to both lots. Valet service can be arranged for your event. The Special Events Office can obtain a cost quote for you from our exclusive valet company.

  • Can I bring in my own catering?

    We have a uniquely talented Executive Chef and beautifully crafted Seasonal California menus available from our in house kitchen. Please allow us to craft a custom menu for you.

  • Can there be changes made to the menu?

    Yes, we would be happy to make edits to our Seasonal California menus for you.

  • Can we provide our own bar?

    Our liquor license and conditional use permit require that we provide any and all alcohol for events.

    Please ask the special events department for more information.

  • What time must the bar close?

    11:30 p.m.

  • Does the Ebell require liability insurance?

    Yes, from the contracting Patron and any and all event professionals on property during the venue rental.

  • Can the wedding ceremony be outside?

    Yes, we have a beautiful garden onsite that can accommodate up to 180 seats.

  • Can the Ebell be rented for wedding ceremony only?

    We reserve the rental of our exclusive campus for events with either a ceremony & reception or reception only.

  • Are candles allowed at The Ebell?

    Yes, though a fire permit must be obtained and a copy provided to The Ebell prior to your event. Ask the special events department for more information.

  • Is a day-of or full wedding planner required?

    Yes, we require at least a licensed and insured day-of coordinator contracted at least 30 days prior to event day.

  • Do we have to pay gratuity for the servers?

    The 21% service charge is not gratuity.

    While gratuities are never expected they are always appreciated. Your event planner or wedding coordinator can assist you in determining industry practices for gratuity.

  • When can we plan our ceremony rehearsal?

    Wedding rehearsals can be scheduled 24-72 hours in advance of the wedding day and are not guaranteed to take place on property.

  • When can I make an appointment to see the facility?

    The Ebell of Los Angeles is a private venue and an appointment is required to tour the campus and the Theatre. Please call the special events department to schedule your visit.