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Ethan Z. S.
$ 30
1 hours
5 people
22 days ago
Nick’s space was perfect for our event. Beautiful, clean with plenty of natural light. I could be happier that we found this space. Nick’s was very accommodating and considerate. Even parking was convenient. The whole property is beautifully curated, filled with beautiful art, plants that just adds to the vibe overall. I will definitely be booking Nick’s place again.. even considering his speakeasy spot on the property for my company party. Highly recommend this space!
Jason S.
$ 1600
8 hours
5 people
7 months ago
Everyone was incredibly helpful from start to finish. The owner was so easy to work with and very gracious. The location was perfect, and it was great to learn about this Hollywood landmark! Overall, it was a very successful shoot. I highly recommend.
Navarre S.
$ 135
3 hours
15 people
a year ago
This was an amazing location! Perfect light and a beautiful studio! The owner is also very nice, quick to respond, and very accommodating! Will be using this location again in the future!
Kendale K.
$ 135
3 hours
15 people
a year ago
The rental process was great and the host was very helpful and communicative. Thank you!

Top Unusual venues in Los Angeles, CA

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SuperHost
Art Gallery/Museum Space
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
Located in the famous La Cienega Design Quarter in West Hollywood, our Gallery showroom is a 6,000 square foot museum style space spread over two levels and 12 rooms. Showcasing everything from Classical sculpture to antique jewelry, and everything in between, this dynamic multi dimensional space provides an experience of the ancient world unlike any other. Space includes a kitchen, prep area, two bathrooms, private rooms for storage, dressing areas, and equipment. Photos show a variety of room iterations and may not be current. Perfect for filming, production, meetings, pop ups, gatherings, events, exhibitions, photo shoots, performances, lectures, and much more. Featuring a library with a comprehensive selection of of art, history, and anthropology related texts, a Russian icons chapel room, dedicated Asian, African, Pre-Columbian, and Classical galleries as well as a breath-taking cross format main room, this gallery is a stunning testament to thousands of years of human ingenuity and development in the arts.
SuperHost
Clean Modern White Space LA - Silver Lake Melrose
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
Melrose Hill is a neighborhood that is full of young eclectic people. Our beautiful loft space of about 1600 square feet is in the heart of the neighborhood with 5min from Silver Lake and 10min from DTLA. There are many food and drink options including Sqirl, Courage Bagels, Pine & Crane, and Maru Coffee. Our all white gallery has 15' ceilings, polished concrete floors, track lighting, a storefront plate glass lobby and additional space toward the back.
SuperHost
Clean, wide, high ceiling warehouse for multiple uses in DTLA
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
The location of this warehouse, is near the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, with easy access to freeways in all directions. The warehouse itself, is 6,500 square feet, of raw, high vaulted ceilings and is perfect for almost anything, from film shoots to photography shoots and even better, private events. Prime opportunity in East LA for creative office/flex conversion Concrete Floors 6,500 SF Ground level Loading Ceiling height 20FT Sprinklered building Power 2500 Amps, 480 Volts, 3 Phase, 4 Wire 2 Mens/Womens restrooms Green room available Trash cans available Decoration services available Table/Chair rentals available
SuperHost
Art Gallery with Open Floor Plan
  • $90/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Long Beach, CA
Our open concept gallery is a flexible filming location capable of accommodating a crew of approximately 25 people. Garage parking is available nearby and there is also plenty of metered street parking and a city-operated lot one block away.
SuperHost
Gatsby Social Club
  • $500/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous Art Deco restaurant with a grand staircase and stunning historical features. **NOTE: Rate shown here is a base rate, more reflective of small, low-impact still shoots. Anything of larger impact (motion shoots, music videos, events) will likely be more and be rated as according to the specific project details. Ownership understands that project can vary. Likewise, the rate will vary as according to project specs and days needed. Please inquire for rates and include and the following details about your project. Job Name: Dates Needed: What The Shoot is For: Crew/Talent Size: Hours Needed: Areas Needed: Miscellaneous Info Relevant to Your Shoot:
SuperHost
Awesome Restaurant by the Beach
  • $300/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
Located just 3 minutes from the beach in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, 1212 Santa Monica is a restaurant that celebrates the rich diversity of SoCal cultural landscape. Trained internationally, Chef Luca Maita has created a menu that is focused on using the best of locally sourced fresh ingredients. With over 12,000 square feet of two-story, open space; the architecture is a blend of modern and traditional materials and design elements. Simultaneously dynamic and intimate, 1212 is remarkably flexible which can be reprogrammed easily for various events of both scale and character. The main bar and dining room occupy the first floor. Accessed by stairs from both the bar area and main dining room, a wrap-around balcony overlooking the main dining room offers additional seating, while a secondary dining and bar area functions as both an after-hours lounge and Private Dining Room. Perhaps most impressive is the ceiling with fully-exposed long span bow-trusses with over 100 copper drop lights that unifies the first and second floor. The lights also act to expose and heighten the warmth of space’s material palette; the wood floor and selective areas of the surrounding walls, textured stone, wood bow trusses, and colorful tiles provide additional warmth. Patio seating is also available on the main floor, and a glass façade (complete with bi-fold doors) creates a natural synergy with the bustling energy of the Promenade. Given its extensive flexibility and casualness both in size and types of spaces, 1212 is particularly well suited for weddings. Our ability to accommodate Ceremonies and Receptions Dinner on the same day. We’ll deliver a unique style/character of every wedding, and the range of very private to very public types of spaces is unique in LA. This is particularly important as you navigate through Rehearsal Dinners, Bachelor and/or Bridesmaid parties, the Wedding itself, and Reception. Of course, our Chef Luca will work closely with the couple to create a personable customize menu which matches your identity. We are there as your resource anytime needed.
SuperHost
NEW - Valley Restaurant with Bar and Kitchen
  • $89/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (102)
  • 102
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
Closed to PUBLIC, OPEN TO YOU for filming / photo shoots! This Retro restaurant is with staged furniture, booths, tables, full commercial kitchen is NOW Available! 8000sf of unique space, customize as you like. Indoors has lots of seating and dining tables, bar nook, outdoor area, parking for 75+ cars. In the parking lot, there are 2 black parking lights, outdoor alley with lights, outdoor building lights. These are not included in the pricing and are an extra charge. The kitchen is a big area of the restaurant, anything powered in the kitchen is an extra fee.
SuperHost
Art Deco Theater Turned Studio & Event Space
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
Located minutes away from the 10 FWY, USC and Exposition Park, our property is a historic Art Deco theater, turned studio space, featuring an elegant 23’ bow truss ceiling and an 800 square foot courtyard garden. This 6,500+ square foot private campus is an ideal space for events, film shoots, and art exhibitions. Additional features: On-site gated parking (14 stacked vehicles)
 Central heating and air conditioning
 Handicap accessible Theater marquee entrance Easy access 15’ rollup door front loading bay Distressed brick parking lot facade All walls are plywood reinforced Blackout capabilities 400 Amp power supply Polished concrete floors
Wireless color printer Eight Skylights Kitchen Wifi
SuperHost
7,500 sq.-foot DTLA eclectic versatile space
  • $85/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (148)
  • 148
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Los Angeles, CA
7,500 sq.-foot space with lots of character and versatility - bohemian/elegant/rustic/industrial. The main area features a bar, wooden dance floor, stage, four chandeliers, two massive antique mirrors, A/V equipment and a piano area. There is also a backstage / lounge area with a pool table, a separate rustic-looking restaurant area, and a library and office. Available: 24/7 Ample metered street parking (free after 6:00 p.m.) Walking distance to Metro Blue Line (801) Grand / LATTC Station Main street-level access; roll-up door at the back entrance (through the alley) for loading. AMENITIES INCLUDED IN THE HOURLY RATE: Kitchen area with refrigerator and stove (for warming up food only); trash cans with liners; bathrooms equipped with toilet paper and hand soap. OPTIONAL AMENITIES (FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE): Audio/Visual equipment (1/8 inch male jack input; stereo female RCA input; stereo female 1/4" input; wired/wireless microphones; 4 subwoofers and 2 full-range speakers; 4 monitor speakers (2 - 15-inch and 2 - 12-inch, full HD projector, motorized 18-foot screen, 2 haze machines; moving heads, pre-programmed motion and light sequence. A/V Technician A/C / Heater Full use of the kitchen Tablecloths (available in black or white) Chair covers (available in black) Folding tables and chairs Parking for up to 15 cars (depending on availability) ($10 per car) USEFUL INFORMATION: The rates published on Giggster are solely for photoshoot/music video/film production. Due to COVID-19, we are very selective as far as booking events. Please inquire about our rates for events. We charge $10 per hour to run the A/C/heater. We open the doors at the start time you requested. Depending on our schedule, we may be able to grant you a 15-minute head start OR a 15-minute grace period to load out. Any additional overtime will be charged the hourly rate in half-hour increments. OUR RULES: Some of the art work at the venue can be used for production only with a release. Please ask before you use them for your shoot. Please do not remove books from the library shelves. The floor is polished and lacquered and can be damaged and scratched easily. Please ask us to help with moving furniture or props. We ask that you not drag the furniture or props across the floor. Please return all furniture and props to their original place. It's best if you take before photos to remember where to return items. We will charge $50 to return items not returned to their original place, if multiple items are not returned. Please do not use tape that could damage the floor or the paint on the walls. Please ask for permission to drill or nail anything into the walls. Please ask before you plug into any electrical outlet, especially if your device may draw more than 10 Amps or 1200 Watts. Please make sure to return all props and other items you borrowed from the staff. Please confirm with staff that you have returned the items. There will be a restocking fee for some items you borrow. Please leave the venue as clean as you found it. We will charge for cleanup required beyond simple detailing and trash removal. PLEASE NOTE: We do not allow smoking or the use of any drugs inside the venue (unless used for props). We do not allow the consumption of alcohol during film or music video production. The number of people in your booking request should include all persons who will be physically present at the venue - crew, cast, guests etc.
SuperHost
DTLA Arts District Industrial Rustic Warehouse
  • $75/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Los Angeles, CA
We are an eclectic space situated in the heart of Arts District DTLA and measures to be 6,700 square ft. Rentable event space measures to be 2,000 sqft, which can accommodate 150 people. As an add-on fee, we have an additional 1,000 sq ft of flex-space, which can accommodate 50 people. We also have a photo studio that measures 1,100 sq ft, which can accommodate 50 people. We value purposeful & collaborative community, versatile & curated environment, and hospitable service Our versatile and open floor plan is perfect for product launches, corporate events, dinner parties, weddings, workshops and more. We can easily transform our space to fit your needs and vision. Our space comes with all the in-house furnishings so you don't have to fret about paying additional rental fees to accommodate seating for your guests. Our all-inclusive amenities: -In house furnishings: Sectional, Couch, accent chair, 2 10ft farm tables, 4 10 benches, 50 mis-match folding chairs, piano, 6 6ft tables -Audio & Media perks: 2 Speaker sound system, mixer, 2 monitors, 2 microphones & stands, 52in TV, projector installation capabilities, wi-fi -Green room/conference: (only for event production/planning team )  kitchenette, vintage decor & furnishings, microwave, toaster oven, coffee maker, and refrigerator -Extra Perks: On-site representative, 2 unisex bathrooms, air conditioning, amazing restaurants & shops, FREE street parking, Arts District eclectic vibe If you need vendor recommendations, we have a list of amazing vendors you can choose from or have the freedom to bring in your own. There is ample FREE street parking available in the area and an easy ground level load-in and out that is available for you to use during set-up and breakdown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Los Angeles?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Los Angeles on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Los Angeles?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Los Angeles at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Unusual venues are available in Los Angeles?
Right now, there are 1948 Unusual venues available in Los Angeles.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Los Angeles bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Los Angeles guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Los Angeles locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Los Angeles?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Los Angeles. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Los Angeles booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Los Angeles?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Los Angeles is $166 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Los Angeles?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Unusual venues in Los Angeles, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $45 to $500.
Which Unusual venues are most popular in Los Angeles, CA in 2022?
How do I book a Los Angeles location on Giggster?
When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Los Angeles reservation request?
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Find Unusual venues in Los Angeles, CA

About Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California is a mecca for the arts, filled with theaters, concert halls, and museums. You can find dozens of golden sand beaches, green parks, and dining opportunities as well as shopping venues, amusement parks, and other entertainment. The city is also a popular place for filming within Hollywood and all over LA where you can visit the Walk of Fame and The Hollywood Sign.

However, Los Angeles also has its share of unique and unusual venues. For example, the Bob Baker Marionette Theater has entertained audiences with its puppet shows since 1963. The Museum of Jurassic Technology is another one-of-a-kind destination, showcasing strange and wondrous artifacts worldwide.

For a truly unusual experience, visitors can head to the Sixth Street Viaduct, where they can watch trains rumble across the historic bridge while enjoying sweeping views of the cityscape. From puppet shows to train watching, Los Angeles offers plenty of unusual activities to keep visitors entertained.

Unusual Venue Options in Los Angeles

  • Decor
    When decorating an unusual venue, you'll want to go for something unique and eye-catching. Think outside the box regarding your decorations, and consider using bright colors, fun patterns, and exciting textures to make your space pop.

  • Flowers
    Flowers are a great way to add life to your decor, so consider using bold blooms in creative arrangements. You can try just a few centerpieces or go with a large balloon arch filled with roses or other beautiful blooms.

  • Costumes
    Costumes can also be a great way to liven up your decor, so don't be afraid to get creative with your dress code. Why not try a costume party where it is not just recommended but required to dress in costume? That will get your guests being creative too!

  • Photography
    Photography is a must at any event, so be sure to hire a professional photographer who can capture all the details of your big day. Since you are choosing an unusual venue, you may want to go with a professional who is experienced in this type of event.

Unusual Venue Vendors in Los Angeles

  • Maison Midi
    Maison Midi is a one-of-a-kind home décor business that finds unusual and uncommon items throughout the Mediterranean basin. Maison Midi goes to the Atlantic Coast of Portugal, Le Midi in Southern France, the Maghreb of Northwest Africa, and coastal resorts in Italy, Greece, and Turkey in search of exquisite goods to bring the Mediterranean fantasy to your home. They offer a diverse selection of goods that will assist you in creating your paradise, from hand-crafted furniture to one-of-a-kind artworks and textiles. Whether you're looking for a short vacation or want to transform your house into a luxurious getaway, Maison Midi is the place for you.

  • Cargo Costume
    The team at Cargo Costume realizes that their client's demands frequently extend beyond the typical 9/5 workday. They take pleasure in being as on-call as feasible, whether for a last-minute fitting or an emergency wardrobe change. They specialize in contemporary, vintage, and designer items, as well as shoes and accessories. Whether you're searching for a unique vintage item or something to add to your ensemble, they are excited to collaborate with you on your next project!

  • Linc Imagery
    When it comes to capturing memories, no one is more passionate than Moksha. She spent 16 years working in audio post-production studios on some of the most iconic movies of our time. She has always been passionate about photography and is stoked to be doing it professionally now. Moksha has a true passion for artful photography, which is evident in every image she produces. She is the perfect photographer if you're looking for someone to capture the special moments in your life.

Pros and Cons of Unusual Venues in Los Angeles

There are a few things to heed when considering unusual venues in Los Angeles. You can always take the bad with the good but first, you need to know what they are. Here are some pros and cons to help you make your decision.

Advantages

  • It's a distinctive experience that guests will remember. Unusual venues are still being talked about long after the party is over.

  • You can get closer to the action than you would at other types of venues. Consider being the host of your own game show or some other unique hosting opportunity.

  • Are you on a budget? You can save money because many unusual venues are not as popular as the regular ones.

Disadvantages

  • Unusual venues are not as easy to find so you should book early. Finding a weekend or day that is open might be tricky.

  • Consider your guest list. Some guests may feel discomfort in this non-traditional setting.

  • There may be additional costs for things like transportation and security. Plan your budget accordingly.

Tips on How to Organize Unusual Venues in Los Angeles

If you want your event to be a success, it is critical to prepare ahead of time and consider all of the details. Here are some pointers to assist you in ensuring everything goes according to your plan and schedule.

  • Choose your goal: Start with a clear goal in mind. What are you trying to achieve with this event? Once you have a goal, you can begin to plan the logistics around it.

  • Think about who you are inviting: Who is your target audience? Who do you want to come to your event? What will appeal to them? By understanding your audience, you can be positive your event is tailored to them.

  • Don't forget the details: The small things can often make or break an event. Pay attention to the food, the music, the decor, and other elements that will create the overall atmosphere of your event. By taking care of the details, you can ensure that your event is one that people will remember.

Famous Locations in Los Angeles

  • Sunken City
    The San Pedro land collapse is one of California's most devastating natural disasters. In 1929, a massive earthquake measuring 11 inches deep caused part of downtown Los Angeles and points further out toward the sea to submerge underwater forever – including homes around Pacific Avenue that were destroyed when it happened! The rubble from these buildings was eventually relocated elsewhere while cleaners and demolition crew worked tirelessly on removing all traceable evidence left behind at Sunken City. "Sunken City" is the local name for the area today. For years it has been a posted "No Trespassing" spot, popular among stoners and tagging crews, as well as those wanting to be able to say they've been there.

  • Bradbury Building
    When completed in 1894, the Bradbury Building was a feat of engineering. At five stories tall, it was one of the tallest buildings in Los Angeles. The outside wasn't particularly striking, but the interior was unlike anything anyone had seen. The center courtyard was filled with natural light from a skylight, and ornate wrought iron staircases surrounded the elevators. The lacework balconies were used in many films and TV shows, and the building was used as a set for numerous films, including Blade Runner. The Bradbury Building is a hotspot for tourists in Los Angeles and has continuingly influenced popular culture through significant motion pictures, television shows, comic books, music videos, and video games.

    Old Zoo Picnic Area
    The first Los Angeles Zoo opened in 1912 with only 15 animals. The zoo was eventually abandoned in 1966 when the current LA Zoo opened. Today, the cave chambers are furnished with picnic tables and barbecues. A path going up from the caves lets you see the lion’s den as if you were a zookeeper, and it takes you to more abandoned cages. The abandoned cages of the Italian Americans evoke a sense of what it is like to be on the other side of the bars. Despite this foreboding atmosphere, the abandoned Los Angeles zoo is still a popular picnic destination and hiking destination.