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Top Party venues in Santa Monica, CA

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Speakeasy Bar and Wine Shop
  • $125/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Rooftop in Santa Monica
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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The Studio At The Beach
  • $669/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (8)
  • 8
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Exclusive Santa Monica Smokeshop
  • $200/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Vintage California Craftsman with a Balcony
  • $270/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Beautiful Turn of the Century Two Story Art Museum
  • $705/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a day
  • Santa Monica, CA
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TREE HOUSE HOME WITH MULTIPLE SPACES AND KOI POND
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (2)
  • 2
  • Instant book
  • Responds within 1 hr
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Spacious Boardroom
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Gallery Event Space with Patio Deck
  • $150/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (13)
  • 13
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA
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Large Conference Room in Santa Monica
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (3)
  • 3
  • Instant book
  • Responds within a few hours
  • Santa Monica, CA

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What people are saying about Party on Giggster

Leah W.
$ 1
2 hours
15 people
3 months ago
I cannot tell you how lucky I feel that I found this space for my event. If you're a film crew and you need depth for camera AND you need a parking lot for all of your cast/crew/trucks, plus you like to work with not only friendly people but people who answer you pronto, then THIS. IS. THE. SPOT. It was clean. Affordable. Plenty of natural light if needed. Wide doors straight in from the parking lot to haul in equipment. Did I mention how great the people are to work with? Bc they are. PLENTY. OF. SPACE. Book it.
Wendy F.
$ 1
9 hours
45 people
8 months ago
JT was very helpful and accommodating. The space was perfect for my organization's banquet! Highly recommend.
Eric E.
$ 664
4 hours
45 people
11 months ago
This place was great, but takes a lot to get a "perfect" score. Here's why JT and his Gallery/Event Space merit a perfect score: 1. JT: he was hyper-communicative and extremely helpful as our last-minute changes came up. He even went as far as to offer us additional furniture (an extra table) that we hadn't previously asked for, at the last minute. A great location can be diminished by poor management, but in this case, management actually improves an already great spot! 2. Location: it's tough to find an even somewhat-affordable location to hold an event in Santa Monica. Finding one with parking is even harder and more rare. This space is spacious, well-lit, easily accessible, has indoor and outdoor space, plenty of electrical outlets, and a great flow! In addition, unlike most places, it even comes with a kitchen! Now, this isn't a fully stocked professional catering setup, but it's more than enough to warm up food or keep it cool in the refrigerator, or wash dishes when your event is over. It's a nice little extra that really helps out. 3. Flexibility: This says it all. It feels like if something is wrong or you need something different at the last minute, just communicate with JT and he'll be very reasonable with you. You gotta love renting from a small business instead of a huge conglomerate where everybody you talk to is just a robot with a pre-prepared script. My family and I were happy and my mother's 65th birthday was great! We will definitely be looking to rent from JT again in the future!
Ashley M.
$ 70
1 hours
5 people
a year ago
This place is amazing—beautiful space and great hosts. Lots of opportunities within the venue.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Party venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Santa Monica?
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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Santa Monica at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Party venues are available in Santa Monica?
Right now, there are 125 Party venues available in Santa Monica.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Santa Monica. 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Santa Monica is $236 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Santa Monica?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Select 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 Party venues in Santa Monica, CA?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $60 to $705.
Which Party venues are most popular in Santa Monica, CA in 2024?
The top 3 Party venues in Santa Monica, CA right now are Speakeasy Bar and Wine Shop, Rooftop in Santa Monica and The Studio At The Beach.
How do I book a Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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About Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a city in Los Angeles County, California. It is located on Santa Monica Bay and is bounded by the Pacific Ocean, Venice Beach to the north, Mar Vista on the northeast side, and Brentwood on the east. With its near-perfect weather, world-class beaches, and proximity to Hollywood and other major tourist attractions, Santa Monica is one of the most popular destinations in Southern California. The city has a vibrant cultural landscape with plenty of museums and galleries to explore.

For those wishing to host a party or event in Santa Monica, there are many benefits to consider. With its picturesque scenery, year-round pleasant weather, and many nearby entertainment options including world-class restaurants and bars, there’s something for everyone in this city. Hosting an event here can be cost-effective as it offers a wide selection of venues which range from open-air gardens to grand ballrooms—some of them even have spectacular views of the ocean!

Furthermore, because it’s so close to other exciting cities like Los Angeles or Malibu, so guests won’t need to worry about finding transportation if they are coming from further away. Finally, party venues in Santa Monica often provide catering services that can accommodate every type of event from intimate gatherings to large corporate functions—as well as everything in between!

Party Options in Santa Monica

  • Balloons
    For a festive party atmosphere, add some colorful balloons! You can choose to have them floating around the room or clustered together to create a balloon arch or decoration. Balloons are a hit with kids and adults alike, and they'll help get everyone into the party spirit.

  • Catering
    No party is complete without delicious food. Fortunately, Santa Monica has no shortage of great catering options. From casual BBQs to elegant sit-down dinners, you'll be able to find something to suit your taste and budget. You also shouldn't forget the cake! A beautiful and delicious cake is the perfect finishing touch to any party.

  • DJ
    A good DJ will keep your guests entertained all night long! They'll play all your favorite tunes and get everyone dancing. You can even request custom music mixes to get everyone in the party mood. Whether you're looking for a high-energy dance party or a more relaxed atmosphere, a DJ can help create the perfect ambiance for your event.

Party Vendors in Santa Monica

  • Vucacious
    Vucacious Catering is a full-service caterer specializing in corporate event catering and food services for company parties, retreats, seminars, private dinner parties, client meetings, special events, and marriages. Their New American cuisine, Asian fusion, and Latin fusion cuisine are all organic, local, and seasonal. Vucacious Catering is located in Santa Monica but serves all of Los Angeles, Ventura County, and Orange County. It was established in 2012 to provide excellent service and delicious food. They focus on creating a personalized catering menu that caters to non-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan, keto, pescatarian, paleo, and gluten-free diets to meet all event goals. Their experience and attention to detail ensure that your event will be a smashing success.

  • Parlani Party Rentals
    Parlani Party Rentals is a one-stop shop for all your party needs! They carry premium party goods for all occasions and specialize in event decor and balloon installations. Parlani Party Rentals was started in 2013 in Santa Monica and has been known for its outstanding customer service. Their goal is to make their clients happy and go above and beyond to ensure every event is a success. If you're planning a wedding, birthday party, bridal shower, or corporate or social event, Parlani Party Rentals is the place to go! They are always ready to help you make your next event extra special.

  • StaffworkX Event Staffing
    StaffworkX is the leader in professional event staffing and party solutions. They offer a wide range of services with professional, courteous, and exceptionally qualified event staff for private corporate events, parties, media events, fundraisers, premieres, live events, award shows, brand awareness campaigns, etc. Furthermore, they are licensed and insured to do bar catering with TIPS-certified bartenders. Their staff is experienced in catering, hospitality, directional event support, conference, and trade show staffing, concierge services, guest registration, promotional models, and branding. Over the past decade, they have become the events industry leader. Whatever party you are planning, they have the experience and expertise to make your event a success.

Pros and Cons of Parties in Santa Monica

Santa Monica is a great destination for celebrating special occasions with friends, family, and coworkers. From beachfront venues to chic rooftops, Santa Monica has something for everyone. It is close enough to Los Angeles to be easily accessible yet far enough away to feel like a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city. With its warm weather and stunning ocean views, it's no surprise that it has become one of the most popular locations for parties in Southern California. Before throwing a party in this city, consider the following pros and cons so that everything goes smoothly.

Advantages

  • You can take advantage of the natural beauty of Santa Monica by hosting your party at a beachfront venue or on one of the many rooftop patios that overlook downtown Los Angeles’ skyline.

  • The mild climate in Santa Monica makes outdoor events very comfortable during winter months.

  • There are plenty of different venues to choose from, ranging from quaint private homes to extravagant hotels, so you're sure to find one that fits your budget and event needs perfectly.

  • Attending guests will have access to some of the best shopping and dining options in the area as well as local activities like surfing, kayaking, biking, and more!

  • Santa Monica offers a variety of entertainment options such as art galleries, live music venues, theaters, and amusement parks that can add an extra layer of fun to your celebration.

Disadvantages

  • Venue rental fees in Santa Monica can be on the pricier side since there is high demand for party spaces near the water.

  • Parking can be limited depending on where you decide to host, especially if you’re having a large gathering, so transportation options need to be taken into consideration when planning your party.

  • If hosting outdoors or near an open window, noise ordinances must also be kept in mind due to certain restrictions in residential neighborhoods after certain hours or on certain days.

  • Depending on your location, some activities may not be allowed, such as overnight stays or barbecuing on public beaches and parks, unless prior permission is obtained from local authorities.

Tips on How to Organize Parties in Santa Monica

Organizing parties in Santa Monica can be an exciting endeavor, but there are some key tips to keep in mind that can make the process of selecting and booking a venue a much smoother one. Here is a list of top tips on how to plan your ideal party in Santa Monica:

  • Start looking for venues early: Santa Monica has numerous event spaces available, so it’s important to give yourself enough time to explore different possibilities and find the perfect venue for your needs.

  • Make sure to factor in the cost of renting the space: Depending on your budget and requirements, you may need to look for more affordable spaces or negotiate with vendors about possibly lowering their rates. It's also important to consider any potential taxes or additional fees that may be included with booking a venue.

  • Consider how many people you’re expecting to attend: Knowing this number ahead of time can help you narrow down potential venues that can accommodate everyone comfortably. Smaller spaces can seem cozy, but will quickly become crowded if too many people show up.

  • Learn about the amenities included with each venue before making a decision: Some places may have options like audiovisual equipment or catering included in the rental fee, while others will require you to rent them separately or bring them yourself, which could add extra costs along the way.

Famous Locations in Santa Monica

  • The Original Muscle Beach
    Established in the 1920s, Muscle Beach in Santa Monica has long been a gathering place for those looking to stay fit and show off their gymnastic skills. It was renamed The Original Muscle Beach in 1989 when the California fitness movement took off. On any given day, you'll see a mix of regular visitors and curious tourists, all taking in the spectacle of acrobatic feats on parallel bars, rings, and uneven bars. While it might appear intimidating at first, the atmosphere is quite friendly and welcoming - just be sure to be respectful of those using the equipment. If you're feeling inspired to try it, there's usually plenty of chalk left behind by previous visitors that you can use to get started.

  • American Cinematheque at the Aero Theatre
    The American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica is one of the best places in Los Angeles to see classic and independent films. The single-screen theatre, which has been open since the 1940s, is owned by the American Cinematheque. The Aero Theatre is a well-known Art Deco landmark and is one of Santa Monica's most popular tourist destinations. The theatre has a wide variety of films screened throughout the year and also hosts special programs and series, directors' appearances, and lectures. The American Cinematheque website is an excellent resource for cinephiles who want to learn more about the theatre's film programming.

  • Santa Monica Camera Obscura
    This historical and unusual optometrist's shop is situated in a historically and beautifully preserved building, offering tourists a peaceful getaway from the hectic Santa Monica Pier. This oceanfront attraction seems to be Santa Monica's best-kept secret, even though it is located only a few blocks away inside an old center. You can exchange your ID for a set of keys and go up a short flight of stairs to enter a gloomy chamber with a ship's wheel in the center. A pinhole in the ceiling allows sunlight to pass through and illuminate a large white plate, creating a live image of the beachfront next door. Even though the technology behind this basic camera-like room is ancient, it nevertheless has an otherworldly feel. The view from inside is peaceful and calming, providing welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the pier.