A great way to take advantage of the California sunshine and get out of a stuffy ballroom is to stage an event atop one of these nine rooftop venues. From Venice Beach and Beverly Hills, from the heart of Hollywood to downtown L.A., these spots will have you and your guests #RaisingtheRoof.
Move on up to Roof Top at Mama’s Shelter in Hollywood. With sweeping views of L.A. and colorful furniture, this is a spot made for snaps. The restaurant and bar are available for private events and buyouts. You can even stretch out and take a yoga class beneath the blue, blue sky.
W Hotel Hollywood
Take the express elevator up to The Loft at W Hotel Hollywood. Once home to Drai’s Nightclub, which has since relocated to Las Vegas, this rooftop has been transformed into a 6,500-square-foot event space. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer panoramic views of the Hollywood Sign and the iconic Capitol Records building, and The Loft can be set as a lounge or classroom, sit-down meal or stand-up cocktail party for up to 350 guests. Events can overflow outside to the beautiful rooftop pool deck.
How has this rooftop not been featured on The Bachelor? Just look at the size of this pool/hot tub! Set on a historic 1927 landmark building that was once home to United Artists, Upstairs at Ace Hotel Los Angeles is a relaxing sanctuary from the bustling concrete jungle of downtown L.A. below. Don’t forget sunscreen!
The Beverly Hilton
Reach for the stars atop The Beverly Hilton. A 2,900-square-foot balcony extends off The Stardust Penthouse to lure as many as 150 guests, where they can take in panoramic views of Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Century City and downtown L.A. from above Santa Monica Boulevard. The indoor portion of the penthouse offers 3,774 sq. ft. of event space, a built-in stage, dance floor and a full-service kitchen for up to 250 guests.
Have a “reel” good time atop one of L.A.’s most photogenic rooftop restaurants and event spaces. In fact, it was the third-most Instagrammed restaurant of 2017, according to that social media platform. Located on Melrose Avenue, this West Hollywood eatery is one of the most coveted brunch or dinner reservations in town, so you’ll really impress your group with the opportunity to dine there. It’s a 12,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor venue featuring a retractable rooftop. Up to 650 guests can comfortably be entertained for full buyouts, but the restaurant can also accommodate smaller groups for private or semi-private meals.
Flex your muscles at High Rooftop Lounge perched on Hotel Erwin. It overlooks the famous Venice Beach boardwalk, known as Muscle Beach and renowned for its carnival-like atmosphere. Time your event to enjoy a beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean. This rooftop can host receptions for up to 198 guests.
Oue Skyspace LA
Conquer your fear of heights by holding a meeting in the sky at downtown’s Oue Skyspace. The “terrace for the team” experience includes a catered dinner with the chef in attendance, a string quartet, door-to-door luxury car service, floral arrangements, decorations and a private photographer. But, that’s not the best of it. Guests can also slide down the transparent Skyslide that connects the building’s 70th and 69th floors. Still not done! Next is a helicopter tour of the city for an aerial view of Dodger Stadium, the Los Angeles Coliseum, Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Sign, with some film history along the way. For a full buy-out, 13,000 sq. ft. is available for up to 800 guests, at an altitude of nearly 1,000 ft. One level up from Skyspace is the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi. 71Above offers private dining options for up to 75 guests, as well as complete buy-outs.
Montage Beverly Hills
Steps from the chi-chi stores on world-famous Rodeo Drive, Montage Beverly Hills has a 1,250-square-foot, glass-enclosed dining room that can be booked for private events. Guests will enjoy panoramic views and might even be lucky enough to spot a star getting a shopping fix down below. Make sure to look your best—you never know where a paparazzo may be lurking.
Spaces Row DTLA
Spaces, a co-working office, has plenty of room to host an outdoor affair at The Row. The 5,600-square-foot rooftop offers a great view of the L.A. skyline. Once the sun sets over Tinseltown, strands of lights above your head will illuminate the deck.