How many guests can you accommodate?
The Elks can accommodate 380 seated guests, 320 guests with a dance floor and 800 guests for a cocktail reception.
The Westlake Room can accommodate 180 seated guests, 130 guests with a dance floor and 350 guests for a cocktail reception.
Otis Garden can accommodate 250 seated guests, 200 guests with a dance floor and 800 guests for a cocktail reception.
Beelman Lounge can accommodate 60 seated guests and 150 guests for a cocktail reception.
The Park View Deck can accommodate 220 seated guests, 180 guests with a dance floor and 400 guests for a cocktail reception.
The Park View Den can accommodate 50 seated guests or 100 guests for a cocktail reception.
The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 280 seated guests, 250 guests with a dance floor and 400 guests for a cocktail reception.
When can I make an appointment to view the venue?
Tours are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You can schedule a tour here.
Do I have to have an event/wedding planner?
Yes! We love working closely with your professional event or wedding coordinator, and one is required for all events. Our Special Events Team can recommend coordinators if you don’t have one.
How many hours are included for the event?
We include 5 hours of event time.
We include 3 hours for set up and 2 hours for strike.
Any additional hours will incur additional costs.
What time do events need to end?
All events must end by 2:00 AM.
Will other events occur at the same time?
Yeah! We sometimes have multiple events running at once.
Can we bring in our own catering?
Chef Wickenhagen has been creating culinary visions across the world in kitchens in The Netherlands, Italy, London, Spain, Russia, and, now L.A. With a flair for the creative and a deep understanding of taste profiles and options, he’d be pleased to create a custom menu that draws upon your vision.
If, for some reason, our chef and in-house team cannot meet the needs for specific ethnic catering or for clients with specific religious requirements, we do allow outside catering which is coordinated with our in-house team which then handles the management of on-site services on the day of the event.
The MacArthur must approve the catering company and proposed menu, as any like or similar catering is not allowed. All outside caterers must provide a current copy of their General Liability Insurance, including Worker’s Compensation, and the venue must be listed as additional insured on their provided certificate. We require a minimum of $1 million in coverage, and we require that the caterer agree to comply with The MacArthur’s outside catering requirements.
Do you offer food tastings?
Yes! Food tastings are our favorite kind of events. We offer complimentary tastings once you have a contract with The MacArthur. Our Special Events team will connect with you to schedule a private tasting about 3 months before your event date.
Can we make changes to the menu?
Yes, we can always customize a menu to fit your event. Additional fees may apply.
Can we provide our own bar?
You can provide wine and champagne, but no other beverages are allowed in the venue. We do have a corkage fee for any wine or champagne brought in.
What time must the bar close?
The bar must close by 2 AM with the last call at 1:30 AM.
What is the parking situation?
We don’t have onsite parking, but we do recommend and can coordinate valet parking. If you don’t want to offer valet parking, you can direct your guests to park on the street at the meters or in the various public lots and parking structures in the area.
Do I need to have insurance?
Yes, you will need to provide a $1 million liability insurance certificate for your event. This can be added to your homeowners insurance, renters insurance, etc. Furthermore, all of your vendors must have insurance.
Are candles allowed?
Yes, though a fire permit must be obtained and a copy provided to The MacArthur prior to your event.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders and credit cards. We do not accept cash.