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Private Events

Welcome to an experience where every automobile tells a story and every story has a place in history. As one of the world's largest and most innovative automotive museums, the Petersen Automotive Museum chronicles the evolution of one of mankind's greatest achievements and its impact on our culture over the past 100 years.

Automotive enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy attending an event in an environment that is naturally entertaining, educational, and intriguing. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by one of the largest and most dynamic event venues in the city, featuring five unique spaces in which to host the event of your dreams. Choose between the highly detailed Streetscape diorama on the first floor, the dramatic exhibits on the second floor, the spacious Pavilion, the Founder's Lounge boardroom, and the rooftop Penthouse of the fourth floor. Book the floors separately or rent the entire museum for the night.

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Explore five unique event venues that the Petersen has to offer and choose the right one to make your event memorable.


See the rental items we have available in-house for your convenience.

Caterers & Vendors

Choose from our list of preferred caterers and vendors to make your event run smoothly.

Interactive Map

Take a visual tour of our five event venues and the varied spaces within each of them.