Intimate Venues Close to L.A.

Home to the iconic Hollywood sign, Los Angeles (L.A.) is the most populated city in California. Because of its Mediterranean climate, out-of-towners are drawn to The City of Angels for vacations and relocation alike. With a total population of almost four million, the range of professional and cultural fields make it one of the largest economic hubs in the United States.

All the people and businesses in L.A. can make it difficult to plan an event. How do you choose a venue? Where do you even start? We’ve helped narrow down the search for your intimate birthday party or private customer presentation. These ten venues—with max capacities under 100—are perfect for private events or small guest lists. Each of them is unique, just like the nearby city of L.A.

You Should Be Dancing

Location: Reseda
Max Capacity: 50

You Should Be Dancing L.A.

For nonstop fun, book your next private party at You Should Be Dancing. This full-service entertainment company will get everyone on their feet with colorful lighting, video capabilities, and a built-in dance floor. You can completely customize your own event with outside food and entertainment. Or keep it simple and book one of their emcees or caterers.


  • Full spectrum lighting
  • Bring your own food
  • Built-in dance floor

The Village Garden

Location: Redondo
Max Capacity: 45

The Village Garden L.A.

Host your next birthday party or shower in a private outdoor garden. Just southwest of L.A. in the heart of Riviera Village, The Village Garden is steps away from shops, restaurants, art galleries, and the beach. Lush green plants and running fountains create an eclectic experience your guests will love. Catering is optional—use their full-service catering, or bring your own bite-sized appetizers.


  • Two minute stroll from beach
  • Mosaics, art, and fountains create an eclectic atmosphere
  • Catering, tables, and chairs available for order

Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant

Location: Pasadena
Max Capacity: 90

Pinocchios Italian Restaurant L.A.

Perfect for any occasion, the redesigned banquet room at Pinocchio’s Italian Restaurant can seat just under 100 friends and family members. This upscale venue has spent that last 30 years perfecting their authentic recipes. Choose from three catering options, with bar and dessert add-ons.


  • All-inclusive and a la carte catering options
  • Recently redesigned banquet room and hall
  • Classy, upscale atmosphere


Location: Anaheim
Max Capacity: 80

Flightdeck L.A.

Groups of all sizes can plan their event at the speed of sound! This aviation-themed venue doubles as an authentic F-16 fighter jet simulator—letting you take the controls of a commercial airliner. Corporate events, team building, seminars, and sales events thrive at the unique Flightdeck experience. Just two miles from the Anaheim Convention Center and surrounding hotels, your guests will enjoy the experience on- and off-site.


  • Theme inspired by Top Gun
  • F-16 fighter jet simulator going 600 knots
  • Two miles from Disneyland

Gateway to Health Studio

Location: Torrance
Max Capacity: 60

A dance studio by day, Gateway to Health transforms into a private venue perfect for birthday parties and showers. The spacious studio has plenty of room for buffet and gift tables—without crowding your guests. Keep the event formal, or turn on the disco ball for an unforgettable glow party.


  • Sound system with microphone available
  • Disco ball and lights for glow party
  • Helpful and professional host

Courtyard Rancho Cucamonga

Location: Rancho Cucamonga
Max Capacity: 50

The Courtyard at Rancho Cucamonga is ready for your next business meeting or training. With 650 square feet of meeting space, your attendees will be comfortable and able to focus on the task at hand. Plus, they won’t have to travel far from their room. From an on-site bistro and fitness center, to local biking trails and restaurants, the location doesn’t get any more convenient for travelers.


  • 650 square feet of meeting space
  • On-site food and fitness
  • Well-lit meeting space with natural light

The Rooftop Lounge

Location: Laguna Beach
Max Capacity: 30

Enjoy fresh fruit cocktails and gourmet hors d’oeuvres with a 360-degree view of the coast. No matter what time of day it is, The Rooftop Lounge is sure to impress. Soak up the sun at an al fresco brunch or afternoon wedding, or dazzle under the stars during an evening dinner.


  • Panoramic ocean view
  • Casual Californian cuisine
  • Indoor and outdoor event space

The Ballroom Temecula

Location: Temecula
Max Capacity: 60

The Ballroom Temecula offers flexible planning options you don’t find at many venues. Choose between renting their facility as is and bringing your own decorations. Or sit back and let their staff create the perfect event for you with the help of their award-winning vendor partners. Plus, you’ll have the help of Samantha Potter—one of the best event planners in the L.A. area.


  • Partnerships with award-winning vendors
  • Space for dancing and eating
  • Assistance of local wedding and event planner

Ayres Hotel & Spa

Location: Moreno Valley
Max Capacity: 88

When you rent meeting space at the Ayres Hotel and Spa in Moreno Valley, you’re booking more than just a room. Their professional meeting space comes with full-service catering and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. Choose from two fully functional rooms for your next business meeting or private training.


  • Full-service catering included
  • State-of-the-art AV equipment available
  • Choose between two meeting spaces

Boutique Event Loft

Location: Santa Monica
Max Capacity: 85

Elevate your next event with the Boutique Event Loft. This unique and spacious venue gives you three floors for entertaining guests. With a lofted bar area, lush roof deck, and full kitchen with table and projector space, all of your needs can be met here. Host guests as late as 1:00 a.m. and configure the main floor in a way that’s best for your event.


  • Three floors of entertaining space
  • Main space can be configured three different ways
  • Full kitchen available


With so many options in and near L.A., you’re bound to find the perfect venue for your next event. If you have traveling guests, consider nearby attractions in case they decide to stay a few extra days. For local events, choose a venue guests may not know about to help spread the word.

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