Discover One of LA’s most UNIQUE Venues for private events
Welcome to a venue where automobiles tell stories and every story has a place in history. As one of the world's largest and most diverse automotive museums, the Petersen chronicles the evolution of the greatest automotive engineering achievements of the twentieth century and its impact on our culture over the past 100 years. Car enthusiasts and novices alike will enjoy attending an event in an environment that is entertaining, educational, and intriguing. Upon arrival, guests are greeted by one of the most unique event venues in Los Angeles, featuring four dynamic spaces in which to host the event of your dreams. Choose between the exquisitely detailed ARTISTRY exhibit on the first floor, the inspiring INDUSTRY exhibits on the second floor, the nostalgic HISTORY exhibits on the third floor, and the iconic rooftop pavilion and terrace of the Penthouse. Book the floors separately or rent the entire museum for the evening.
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Rated by CNN, Octane, and Top Gear as “the world’s greatest automotive museum” the Petersen Automotive Museum has always been an amazing setting for glamorous celebrations. But, after its 2015 total transformation inside and out, with four floors of venue space, it’s become a positively astounding place for weddings, as well as corporate parties, conferences and product launches.
FOURTH FLOOR PENTHOUSE
For weddings and receptions, the rooftop pavilion and terrace of the William E. Connor Penthouse is the most popular choice. Occupying the entire 4th floor, it’s an architecturally intriguing space: an all-glass “room” surrounded by a smooth, slate patio. You can have your ceremony on one side of the patio and host a seated reception on the other, using the glass-enclosed penthouse itself for cocktails and dancing.
FIRST FLOOR ARTISTRY
The first floor is dedicated to the ARTISTRY of cars, as inspiration and as a canvas for artistic expression.
SECOND FLOOR INDUSTRY
The second floor focuses on the INDUSTRY of the automobile, examining design, production and technology.
THIRD FLOOR HISTORY
The third floor focuses on the HISTORY of the automobile and our love for the characters that cars play Hollywood.
catering by the famed drago brothers
Experience contemporary Italian cuisine from all four Drago brothers. Born and raised in the Messina area of Sicily, the four Drago brothers, Celestino, Tanino, Calogero and Giacomino have owned and operated some of the Los Angeles area’s most prolific Italian restaurants.
With local farm fresh inspired menus, Drago Events has an ongoing commitment to bring innovative and sustainable, high quality food along with impeccable service to all catered occasions