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Mountain top with 360 degree unobstructed views
  • $140/hr
  • New
  • 4.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Glendale & Los Angeles, CA
2.3 Acre of vacant mountain top / land with 360 unobstructed views of Los Angeles, Southland, Eagle rock / Pasadena, and surrounding areas. On a clear day you can see the ocean with commercial binoculars.
SuperHost
Melrose Hidden Arcade
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Los Angeles, CA
Urban underground retro arcade with authentic 80's & 90's cabinets for photoshoots and film.
SuperHost
Villa Del Vino
  • $785/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Malibu, CA
Tuscan inspired estate designed by renowned Santa Barbara architect Bob Easton. 1,400 sq ft stone barn with a rustic wood design, gated entry, grass lawns, brick paved driveway, and an indoor loft. There’s an additional stone cottage located at the rear of the property as well as several flat pads that could accommodate parking of trailers and crew parking. PLEASE NOTE: Access to the main house or pool may be restricted. Also, weekends are booked months in advance regardless of what calendar availability shows on Giggster. Minimum Rate that is shown is based on a non commercial still shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent/Guest Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
SuperHost
Modern Creative Storefront
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Los Angeles, CA
A modern creative storefront that includes 725 square feet of open space, lofty 14 foot ceilings and is minimally decorated to serve as the perfect backdrop for any production or event. The west facing street-level windows provide lots of natural light throughout the day and steel curtain doors provide you with the option to completely block out light as needed. The entire space is available to our guests, including a newly updated restroom. The following furniture is available (free of charge): 1 VERY PINK BATHROOM 1 LONG TABLE + 6 CHAIRS 2 SATELLITE BARS 6 BAR STOOLS 1 HIGH BOY + 2 STOOLS 2 COMFY CHAIRS + SIDE TABLE 1 MINT GREEN MINI FRIDGE BUILT IN BENCH ASSORTED PLANTS 2 MOUNTED SONOS SPEAKERS HIGH SPEED INTERNET For evening/ nighttime events where alcohol is to be served, guests are required to hire a licensed bartender and may be required to provide additional event insurance that can be purchased through eventhelper.com. We are happy to accommodate ONE site visit for our guests. Additional walk-throughs, site visits and any negotiated load-ins prior to the rental period will be billed. The Minimum Rate that is shown is based on a non-commercial photo shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less @ a 10 hour day. Please inquire for rates on larger impact jobs. Please provide the following info for all request: Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot/Event is For: Crew/Talent Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Project:
SuperHost
Warehouse w/ High Ceilings & Covered Outdoor Area
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Glendale, CA
FILM SHOOTS/VIDEO/MEETINGS Rental Space special pricing Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 6pm 0-49ppl $60/Hour ***After hours pricing is an additional $10/hr Rental Space Monday - Tuesday 0-49ppl $75/Hour EVENTS/POP-UPS (no late night or amplified sound events) Rental Space weekdays (Mon-Thur) 0-49ppl $100.00 Hour Rental Space Weekends (Fri-Sun) 0-49ppl $150.00 Hour *Warehouse Event Space Located in Glendale, CA, 1 Mile from the Glendale Galleria Our Warehouse Space with Outside Covered Space includes several versatile spaces that vary enough to work for an array of photo or film shoots, meetings, or events. Available spaces include 1.) Open Performance Space (1,800 sqft) 2.)Covered Outdoor Entertainment Area (2,365) 3.)Full Costume Shop w/ Floor to Ceiling Costume Racks. There is an outside patio type space for smoking. Many different spaces for many filming options! Our space is definitely not a boring space. It is eclectic and has tons of character. With over 4000 sq feet, there is much you can do to create a successful film or photo shoot, meeting, or special event (WE GENERALLY DO NOT ALLOW BIRTHDAY PARTIES, OTHER LARGE PARTIES, OR CONCERTS). We do allow comedy shows, art events, vendor events, movie nights or premiers, theatrical events, etc. We are also allowing some day time events such as bridal showers, baby showers, kid's birthday parties, etc. between the hours of 9am and 7pm. *24 Foot Vaulted Ceilings with Cross Beams - Great for Aerial Performance, Lighting Rigs, Performance Events *Parking Available *Roll-Up Load In Doors *2 Toilets, Sink, Water/Coffee Station Available. *Unique Amenities: Color Changing RGB Theatrical Lighting included in rental Arcade Games High-Top Bar Tables, Chairs 20' Long Bar Funky, Psychedelic Décor VW bus converted into a small sitting lounge *Special Services Available 40,000 Costume Rentals Sound Equipment Rental Projection Equipment Rental Lighting Equipment Rental Popcorn maker Rental Fog machine Rentals Aerial Artists Character Host Circus Acts Stilt Walkers Puppeteers Magicians Actors Costumed Characters Face Painting Photographers Videographers A/V Engineers Party Set-Up/Tear-Down *Past Uses Include: Photoshoots Film Shoots Parties Aerial Performances Music Performances Theatrical Performances Haunted Attractions Movie Nights Corporate Events Meetings
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Dance Arts Chicago
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Chicago, IL
Small Studio Space for Dance rehearsals and Events such as Baby Showers, Graduation Parties, Workshops, Classes, etc. Tables and Chairs NOT INCLUDED. Sold at a separate price $10 a table $2 a chair (limited selection available).
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Luxury Shopping Center in Ashburn
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Ashburn, VA
Our Luxury Shopping Center is available for Photo Shoot, Pop Up, Retail, Filming, Film Shoot, Influencer, Production, Video Shoot, Dance Shoot, Music Video, Sound Stage, Art Exhibit, Art Show, Corporate Event, Meeting, Corporate Meeting, Outdoor Event, Event, Gathering, Function Please contact us directly for more information
SuperHost
Modern Shopping Center in Silver Spring
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Silver Spring, MD
At a busy intersection half a mile from I-495, in a dense area near the county’s largest high school. Our Modern Shopping Center is available for Photo Shoot, Pop Up, Retail, Filming, Film Shoot, Influencer, Production, Video Shoot, Dance Shoot, Music Video, Sound Stage, Art Exhibit, Art Show, Corporate Event, Meeting, Corporate Meeting, Outdoor Event, Event, Gathering, Function Please contact us directly for more information
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Amazing Shopping Mall in Falls Church
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Falls Church, VA
Located at a busy intersection in a dense area with a workplace population of 135,000+ in three miles. Our Amazing Shopping Mall is available for Photo Shoot, Pop Up, Retail, Filming, Film Shoot, Influencer, Production, Video Shoot, Dance Shoot, Music Video, Sound Stage, Art Exhibit, Art Show, Corporate Event, Meeting, Corporate Meeting, Outdoor Event, Event, Gathering, Function Please contact us directly for more information
SuperHost
Huge Shopping Mall in Raleigh
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Raleigh, NC
Our Huge Shopping mall is available for Photo Shoot, Pop Up, Retail, Filming, Film Shoot, Influencer, Production, Video Shoot, Dance Shoot, Music Video, Sound Stage, Art Exhibit, Art Show, Corporate Event, Meeting, Corporate Meeting, Outdoor Event, Event, Gathering, Function Please contact us directly for more information
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What people say about Gala on Giggster

Lillian G.
$ 690
2 hours
60 people
3 years ago
When I booked this for our gala, I did not realize I could have used their audio---I rented my own. Good to know for next time. The acoustics and space are good and flexible, with good lighting for events.
Isabella J.
$ 1665
9 hours
60 people
3 years ago
Huge and versatile space! We transformed this into an underwater themed gala space. So much better than renting a hotel ballroom! The rawness of the space let us really go wild to make this a great event!
Marguita S.
$ 1035
3 hours
30 people
3 years ago
Huge and versatile space! We transformed this into an underwater themed gala space. So much better than renting a hotel ballroom! The rawness of the space allowed us to really go wild, and we succeeded!
Yanis B.
$ 690
2 hours
35 people
3 years ago
When I booked this for our gala, I did not realize I could have used their audio — I had rented my own. Good to know for next time. The acoustics, lighting, and the space in general are quality.

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About Galas

A gala is a glitzy, social event usually hosted for glamorous, festive, charitable, sociable, or fundraising activities. Some galas are also meant for dance performances, music, and other entertainment purposes. Galas are planned social events that help bring people together for a common cause. They can be large or small-scaled and range from anywhere between 50 people to over 1500 people.

Most event organizers, sponsors, and hosts usually have a challenging time organizing a grand gala affair since there is so much to manage. There are things like venue planning and finalizing, catering, décor, seating, event security, publicity, and more. So why do people still have galas? The answer is simple. Galas help bring people together for a common reason, usually surrounding philanthropic work.

Fundraising, charity, fine arts, and more are usually the reasons for hosting memorable gala events. Some of these grand galas are held in awe-inspiring venues that add glamor, meaning, and purpose to the event. The more unique the event, the more interesting the gala. When finalizing a venue for the gala, the location must be easy to find, accessible, and large enough for everyone attending.

The Best Gala Venues

There are no right and wrong venues when choosing the best gala spaces for your event. In fact, the sky's the limit! There are some fantastic venues that you can choose from for the gala.

  • Hotel Banquets
    Hotels and banquet halls are popular choices for hosting small- and large-scale gala events. Many gala events see guests traveling from out of town, and hotels provide ample rooms for stay and comfort. While having most of the guests staying at the venue is an added benefit, what is lacking is the uniqueness in the venue, like this gorgeous rustic yet elegant commerce room, with an original Coca-Cola mural from 1945 to add history to the place.

  • Historic Buildings
    Historic Buildings have unique characteristics like architectural style, detailing, viewing rooms, and more. Since most guests look for something different and special, organizing a venue that speaks more for itself is good. Having the venue do the work is a great way to get the gala started on the right note.

  • Outdoor Setting
    Outdoor settings are incredibly versatile. There are many options like lakeside chalets, stately homes, resorts, gardens, vineyards, and more. The décor and lighting can reflect the purpose of the gala, with ample space for guests to mingle, dance, set up props and other decorative items, and have separate dining and buffet areas. Some guests also enjoy live music, appreciate the cause for the gala, and take an avid interest in attending the event because of the stunning venue.

What to Look for in Gala Spaces

Finding the right gala space could turn out to be challenging despite having plenty of options at hand. Speak to the venue, visit the site, and look at reviews from earlier guests and organizers. However, while hosting galas, knowing which factors will make the event a success is necessary.

  • Capacity
    Galas can range from 50 people to a massive crowd of more than 1500 people attending. The selection of the gala venue should depend wholly on the final guest list count. While you may be unsure how many visitors to expect, an estimate can also be critical while finalizing the event venue. The capacity of the gala space should be calculated, keeping in mind that some guests may be seated while some may prefer standing. Either way, it is ideal to ensure the seating is comfortable, people have ample space to move around and mingle, and there are no hindrances.

  • Amenities
    While hosting a gala event, it is essential that apart from the guests and just the space, the venue should also offer excellent amenities. HVAC systems, access to Wi-Fi, disability access, safety exits, fire compliance, furniture, kitchen, and service access, and more are some of the things to account for when searching for the perfect gala venue. Some venues also allow caterers access to the kitchens for fresh prep, plating, and service. If you have a screening during the gala, having a screening area with dimmer lights, seating, and drinks could also be a fabulous idea.

  • Layout
    The layout should depend on the activities planned throughout the night. The structure should be considered depending on activities like an art show, food degustation, entertainment, dances, or performances. Some gala events also need additional washrooms, powder rooms, changing areas, holding/ storage rooms, coat closets, interim wait areas, and more. The layout should depend on the theme of the gala, the itinerary of the evening, and the purpose of hosting the event.

  • Decor and Additions
    Some galas may also need a unique backdrop and area for paparazzi and VIP guests or a walk of fame for celebrities. If you have several areas that need demarcation, opt fora gala venue like a warehouse loft in a manufacturing building, giving you the freedom to design and decorate as you wish. A large space is ideal for several entertainment options, separations, and a vast number of guests.

Gala Inspiration

Galas are meant to be inspiring! It is best to create a memorable gala event by selecting a dramatic, awe-inspiring venue.

  • Galas at Museums
    Museums are classy, have historical value, and are well-known. Selecting a museum for a gala event could create a magnificent, unique vibe for the evening. However, if the gala is related to charitable events, it is best not to host it in a science museum and instead opt for a history or art museum to set the tone for the event.

  • Rooftop Gala
    Rooftop galas are lovely. Become the trendsetter and make your glitzy event a starry surprise. Rooftops have gorgeous views, look extremely elegant, and are well-lit to make the evening a beautiful affair. While selecting rooftop venues, you should check with the lighting team for mood lighting to ensure people mingle and have a good time.

  • Botanical Garden Gala
    Botanical Gardens are magical, with sweet-smelling flora, green patches, and trees. Many botanical gardens also have exhibits for visitors to stroll around. These gardens can be made ethereal by adding diffused lighting, melodious background music, and fairy lights. Outdoor, garden venues are also excellent for live bands, jazz music, open buffets, wine tasting, sit-down dinners, auctions, and more.