Facility Rental

Your event at Descanso Gardens

The Courtyard is transformed for the Only at Descanso annual benefit. Photo: Bob Paz

With its variety of settings – from the oak woodlands to the manicured grounds of the Boddy House – Descanso Gardens provides the perfect environment for your special event, and it’s just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys, and Pasadena. Whether the occasion is a small corporate meeting or a large, lavish wedding, various indoor and outdoor locations are available for you within our 160-acre gardens.

Indoor facilities are available for private rentals from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Outdoor sites can be rented at the close of public hours, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.


For a unique destination-type wedding in the Los Angeles area, Descanso Gardens offers numerous idyllic settings for you to choose from depending on how intimate or grand you want your ceremony to be. From our exotic Japanese Garden to the Magnolia Lawn, Rose Garden with more than 4,000 blooming plants, and Craftsman-style Van de Kamp Hall, Descanso Gardens is perfect for your wedding or wedding reception! We can host weddings for between 20 and 200 people.
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For non-commercial family photo shoots, many people are used to local photography studios where you will stand in front of a static patterned screen. Why not break the mold and have your photography done at Descanso Gardens? For a competitive price, you can choose from a number of beautiful, natural backgrounds for your photo shoot.  We are a popular spot for family portraits, engagement and wedding photographs, and graduation pictures.
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Descanso Gardens takes you out of your everyday city life and immerses you in a floral and architectural journey around the world. This makes it an ideal destination for filming, and we’re located just a few minutes from Hollywood. We’ve been the setting for “NCIS,” “The Closer,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “All My Children,” among other shows and commercials. We welcome film crews with small and large budgets to take advantage of the beauty of our gardens, and we have adequate parking space for your needs.
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Other Events

Descanso Gardens is also available for personal and corporate parties, office and church retreats, business meetings, private memorial services, and more. We offer a grand banquet hall and access to our beautiful and serene gardens for your event.
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Click here to download the current rentals brochure. Please visit the individual dropdowns for further details on holding your specific event here at Descanso Gardens. Thanks for your interest and we hope to hear from you very soon! Our Special Events Office can be reached at (818) 949-4291 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.