In honor of this past weekend’s Academy Awards, we thought we’d take a closer look at some of the amazing landmarks and venues that make up the home of glitz and glamour, Hollywood, California.
It’s only right that we start this off with the one and only Dolby Theatre, formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, home to the Academy Awards itself. While the Dolby Theatre has most often hosted public cultural events, such as concerts and other performances, it has also occasionally served private purposes, such as weddings and corporate events. The 180,000-square-foot, 3,400-seat Dolby Theatre is located within the Hollywood & Highland, which consists of over 640,000 square feet of space featuring national, regional and local retail tenants, a variety of restaurants, several of Hollywood’s hottest nightclubs, a six screen state-of-the-art cinema adjacent to the world-famous TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Grauman’s) and the 640 room Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Wolfgang Puck Catering and Events, owned by celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck, is the exclusive provider of food and beverage services for Dolby Theatre, including front of house, backstage and special private events that can be held in the theatre lobbies and the Dolby Lounge.
If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate with it’s own unique ambiance you cannot beat The Abbey Food and Bar in West Hollywood. The Abbey started as a small coffeehouse in 1991 and has expanded into a 16,000 square-foot genuine West Hollywood icon, commonly recognized as “The Best Gay Bar in the World.” It is known for its welcoming and lively ambiance, with a variety of seating and dining areas.
The Abbey offers an array of lounges, outdoor terraces and exclusive cabanas providing unlimited event options, from intimate cocktail receptions to large-scale gala dinners. The interior dance floor and elevated DJ area, complete with viewing booths, provide a backdrop for corporate luncheons or product launches. The flexible space offers a truly unique locale—a casual, yet elegant mix of indoor and outdoor spaces unparalleled in Los Angeles.
Greystone Manor evokes a contemporary rendition of the Renaissance, replete with ornate chandeliers and millwork that enhance its overall decadence. A place of temptation, Greystone Manor flows seamlessly from inside to a courtyard concealed by towering willow treas. An open dance floor is surrounded by two full-service bars where chic mixology is orchestrated with precision. The energy of the space if ignited by state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, while secluded alcoves and lounge retreats boast vintage sofas finished with aged leather and velvet. As the latest concept from the award-winning sbe Nightlife Group, Greystone Manor delivers a captivating reimagination of nightlife for a discerning and stylish clientele.
- Accommodates up to 500 guests
- State-of-the-art lighting and Funktion One sound system
- Full-service catering available from sbe, Katsuya by Starck, Cleo, or The Bazaar by José Andrés
- Specialty cocktails created by renowned mixologists
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