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Preferred Vendors

Hosting an event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County or the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits? Our preferred caterers will be happy to help make your evening a success! Each company on this list is well versed in the rules and regulations of the museum and offer a wide choice of cuisine sure to elevate any event!

Catering Services

Contemporary

“Something Sacred is at Stake at Every Event.”

Contemporary Catering

(310) 558-8190

www.contemporarycatering.com

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Garden of Eating

(323) 930-5660

www.goecatering.com

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Good Gracious

(323) 954-2277

www.goodgraciousevents.com

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Heirloom Catering

(855) 456-6652

www.heirloomla.com

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Jay’s Catering

(714) 636-6045

www.jayscatering.com

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Joan’s on Third

(323) 655-2285

www.joansonthird.com

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LA Spice

(424) 500-2125

www.laspicecatering.com

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Premiere Events

(323) 934-7777

www.premierela.com

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Thank Goodness It’s Sofia

(562) 492-9555

www.tgiscatering.com


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Tres LA

(323) 466-1835

www.tresla.com

Cakes, Sweets & Treats

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The Butter End

(310) 943-9241

www.thebutterend.com

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Sweet Lucie’s

(310) 245-8242

www.ilovelucies.com

Thinking about having your next event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

or the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits?

Give us a call at 213-763-3221

or send us an email at

specialevents@nhm.org

and see how we can help make your next event a memorable one!

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Hollywood Glamour meets Tar Pits!

Congratulations Sam and Emily!

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 These two took their love of working in the film industry and turned it into one amazing wedding!

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The ceremony took place on the upper terrace of the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits overlooking the open-air atrium.This is a beautiful space that easily fit their 100 guests. Standing along the railing the couple took their vows as the sun set behind them over the Hollywood Hills. 

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Personally, my favorite touch was the film canisters filled with flowers!

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After a enjoying cocktails on the western side of the terrace, guests were greeted by a costumed usher and directed into the museum’s Hancock Theater. With 3-D glasses in hand, they settled into watch Sam and Emily, along with their bridal party, star in their own film full of mystery and adventure!

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Dinner took place on the west side of the museum gallery which can seat up to 250 for dinner. 

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The fossils were lit in an array of blues and greens which complimented our bright yellow dire wolf wall nicely!

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Table centerpieces and the photobooth continued the Hollywood theme with lanterns and costumes fashioned after all the characters in the 3-D film!

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 Russell Gearhart Photographyprovided these stunning images of the event. You can see more of his work at http://www.gearhartphoto.com/ Brian Armstrong was the wedding planner who helped makes Sam and Emily’s dream wedding come true. You can contact him at williamweddings.com   

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Thinking about hosting an event at the Page Museum, Hancock Park or the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles? Give us a call at 213-763-3221 or email at specialevents@nhm.org and see how we can help make your next event a memorable one!

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Southern Charm Wedding at the La Brea Tar Pits

A sunset ceremony on the terrace and cocktails overlooking the a lush atrium, who wouldn’t find the La Brea Tar Pits the perfect place for a wedding?

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A beautiful fall day provided set the scene for Becca and Ben’s wedding at the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. And, as always, local street musician Charlie Cox was at his usual post serenading the guys with his catalogue of music!

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Inside the museum the open air atrium was a great place for the couple to have a first look and make use of the tropical setting for some amazing photos! 

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Once tended by George C Page himself, the atrium is the center of the Page Museum.  This popular exhibit is a quiet spot to stop, take a breather and enjoy the nature. 

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Becca and Ben chose to have their ceremony on the Page Museum Terrace overlooking the atrium and has sweeping views of the La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park and the Hollywood Hills. Their 120 guests easily fit in the space and everyone had a great view!

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The arbor  full of local flowers as well as flowers from Ben’s native Australia provided a stunning backdrop for the couple during the ceremony.

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After cocktails on the terrace, guests moved into the Page Museum for dinner with an ice age theme.

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Each table was labeled with an ice age mammal and actual fossils stood guard over the terrariums and tiny ice age mammal figurines. 

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After dinner everyone passed under the tusks of the Columbian Mammoth on their way to the dance floor!

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A big thank you to April and her team at at April Smith & Co. Photography for letting us post these fantastic photos! If you would like see more of her work please head over to www.aprilsmithphotography.com or check her out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aprilsmithphotography. Of course you can always pick up the phone and give her a call at 909-957-5795.

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Thinking about having your next event at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles? Give us a call at 213-763-3221 or send us an email at specialevents@nhm.org and see how we can help make your next event a memorable one!

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Brazil Day in LA!

Once again, Hancock Park and the La Brea Tar Pits were the backdrop for Brazil Day in LA!

Each year this event brings out the crowds! Vendors selling everything from churrasco and coxinha  to jewelry and clothes surrounded Hancock Park’s grand circle.

Entertainment included bands, drummers, Capoeira demonstrations and a very colorful Carnival Parade! For a list of the performers please visit http://braziliandayla.org/main/performers/.

 

 

And it just wouldn’t be a Brazilian Festival without dancing, dancing and more DANCING!!

To learn more about Brazil Day in LA please visit their website at http://braziliandayla.org/main/ And a big thank you to our friends at the Brazilian Consulate for a wonderful day!

The photos are all from the works of Liza Lemsatef Cunningham. To see more of her work, please visit http://photography.ellelens.com/ or contact her at Liza@ellelens.com.

For more information on holding your festival or outdoor event in Hancock Park, please call 213-763-3221 or email us at specialevents@nhm.org.

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A Toast to Southern California at the Page Museum!

On Thursday May 12, we were happy to partner with Get Married and Wish Wonder Dream Wedding Coordination at the George C. Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits! This event brought together wedding professionals from all over Southern California to sip, taste and experience some of the best wedding vendors in Southern California!

The Main Gallery of the museum was strewn with cocktail tables on the west side where guests were served drinks underneath a Columbian Mammoth! The east side of the museum had delicious finger foods from Truly Yours Catering.

DJFX Entertainment set up their music and a dance area in the timeline section of the museum, a popular place for the dance floor!

Please enjoy these photos from inside the main gallery:

We also got this opportunity to show off the upper terrace of the museum. The terrace is open-aired and looks down in the museum’s atrium where cocktails were being served.

While the terrace is exceptionally beautiful in daylight…

…nighttime brought out a whole new attitude!

And who could forget the goodies?

Thank you to the evening’s sponsors:

Whitney Wing Drake and her team at Wish Wonder Dream

Jessica Williams at Get Married Magazine

The Page Museum

Classic Party Rentals Culver City / Designer 8

La Belles Floral Couture and Curios

The French Florist

Honedew Flavors and Floral Designs

The Swing Kings

Todd Elliot Entertainment

Night and Day Productions

DJFX Entertainment/DJFX Photobooths

Truly Yours Catering

Baked It Myself

Gotta Have S’More

Korbel Champagne

KTB Weddings

Visioneer Media

Want to see more photos?

    Check out Whitney’s blog post here: http://www.thebridespot.com/the-blog/2011/5/19/a-toast-to-southern-california-co-hosted-by-get-married-maga.html 

Caitlin Wing Photography also has some amazing shots on her blog at :http://caitlinwingphotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/get-married-magazine-wish-wonder-dream.html 

For more information on hosting you wedding or any kind of event at the La Brea Tar Pits, Hancock Park, please call the Special Events Information Line at 213-763-3221 or email us at specialevents@nhm.org.

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Congratulations Jill and Erez!

The Rotunda served as a dramatic backdrop for the wedding of Jill and Erez here at NHM back in January! This couple was determined to show their guests a good time and they did not disappoint!  

After the ceremony, cocktails were served in the Grand Foyer where the guests drank martinis from the trunk of an ice-sculpted mammoth as they waited for dinner in the African Mammal Hall to be served. Our dueling dinos have been the centerpiece of many a cocktail hour here at the museum and seldom fail to impress!

As guests took their seats for an amazing dinner provided by John Kinderman and his team at About Thyme Catering (http://aboutthymela.com/), they were greeted by wooden jungle animals that the couple purchased from our own museum gift shop. They even had special gift tags ordered with the couple’s name and wedding date!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was such a beautiful wedding- no detail was overlooked.  Everything from the flowers to the food was simply stunning, it was almost hard to believe that this was our African mammal hall!

 

These amazing photos were taken by Joel Eckman Maus at EMP Studio Photographer (http://www.studioemp.com/), rentals were provided by Town and Country Rentals(www.townandcountryeventrentals.com), Ixora Floral Studio (www.ixoraflorist.com) designed the gorgeous floral arrangements and the chuppa that was used in the ceremony was provided by Dina at I Love Chuppas (www.ilovechuppas.com). To check out the favors or other gift from our museum gift shop, please visit www.enssc.com/default.aspx?store=301 or stop by the museum!

Congratulations Jill and Erez!  Thank you for choosing to spend your special day with us here amongst the dinos and mammals! We hope to see you both around the museum!

For more information on holding your wedding here at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, please call the Special Events Information Line at 213-763-3221, email us at specialevents@nhm.org or visit http://www.nhm.org/site/about-our-museums/event-rentals-filming/event-types/weddings.

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Congratulations Kevin and Elizabeth!

On 10.10.10 we had not one, but TWO weddings! Both the Natural History Museum and the George C Page museum at the La Brea Tar Pits were home to two very special weddings!

Kevin and Elizabeth exchanged vows on the upper terrace of the Page Museum. The terrace is an open air level one flight up from the main museum and overlooks the Grand Circle in Hancock Park and the atrium inside the museum. In addition, the terrace offers sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and Wilshire Boulevard.

The party then moved indoors where guests ate, drank and danced amongst the ice age mammals including mammoths, dire wolf skulls, giant sloths and saber-tooth cats.

Guests were served wine, beer, soft drinks and the couple’s signature vodka drink “Prehistoric Punch.”

 

 

When renting the Page Museum for an after-hours event, the entire floor of the museum becomes your event space. We also keep the center atrium open for viewing.

 

As the museum is fully carpeted, we do recommend renting a dance floor! For this wedding, they decided to hold the dancing over by the timeline in the southeast corner of the museum.

 

 

Kevin and Elizabeth opted to keep the audio animatronics mammoth on for the reception, and guests were treated to his “responses” all during the best man’s speech. If you prefer, we will be happy to silence him or let him roar during your event.

All the above photos are courtesy of Dan Cole. You can see more of his amazing work at www.gritbox.com.

If you would like more information on holding your event at the George C. Page Museum or in the surrounding Hancock Park, please call our special events line at 213-763-3221 or email us at specialevents@nhm.org .

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