3 featured reviews
Member Since: 6/4/2012
We specifically picked the Oviatt because of its beautiful art deco architecture and its awesome location on a rooftop in Downtown LA. It was everything we could have hoped for - nothing we worried might go wrong actually did. The food was good, drinks and dessert were amazing. The staff was excellent - they're there when you need them and they disappear like ninjas when you don't.
You can go late into the night here without noise concerns because it's in an area dominated by commercial buildings, not residences, and it's 13 stories up.
It's rumored to be haunted but no ghosts showed up to our wedding. Probably good because we may have gone over the strict 120 person maximum capacity. And they're serious about that, too. A fire marshal hangs out all night to make sure you follow all the capacity rules. You'll barely notice him though, and he's nice. Also, he doesn't count as a guest, so don't worry :)
Because they do all the catering and cooking on site (since the Oviatt is owned by Truly Yours catering), and they provide all the lighting, tables, chairs, linens, etc, it's a pretty all-inclusive deal. The scenery is perfect, no need to go overboard with a florist. The only real vendors you'll need are photographers and a DJ.
Member Since: 2/22/2012
Our wedding was at this gorgeous historic venue, one of the first art deco buildings in L.A. Most couples have their ceremony outdoors, then guests go indoors for a cocktail hour, during which time the outdoor space is "flipped" into reception/dinner seating. Both the in and outdoor spaces are very different - you just have to see it to understand. It's like a museum inside and needs very little decor. Outside it becomes a magical mix of urban city chic and Old Hollywood glamour, depending on time of day, what decor theme/colors you use. Once you do research and learn the Oviatt comes with everything you need, it is a terrific value as well (no "rental" vendors, yay)!
There are a lot of "rules" about what you can and cannot use, what times you can get there (only 2 hrs. pre-ceremony), but some leniency should be granted here b/c the indoor area is truly like a museum with rare collectibles! Both our out-of-town and in-town guests were wowed with the space. Everything looked beautiful prior to the cocktail hour, but once the sun set, it was simply MAGICAL! Several other guests used this word as well.
As for the staff, their attention to detail on our wedding night had me writing this vendor review in my head as the actual reception was taking place (no kidding!), and the word "remarkable" came to mind several times. Literally, each time we got up to dance or visit with guests, our napkins were neatly folded again when we got back, and not once did our glasses run empty in between wine or champagne pours. I seriously do not think the service could have been any more outstanding! Rob, the servers, and the other staff had been such a pleasure to work with at another wedding I had coordinated here, and I was just as pleased when it came to our own!
Roxy Adlesh the co-owner with her husband Chris (of Truly Yours Catering) is a godsend, walks you through everything you need to know, and seemed genuinely excited throughout our wedding planning process.
Member Since: 9/27/2012
This is a dynamic team for any event! Especially, a WEDDING! The lessees of the property are a married couple - Mr. & Mrs. Adlesh. The Adleshes are also the owners of Truly Yours Catering, which is the catering service provided by the Oviatt. Truly Yours Catering has a 26 PAGE MENU of mouthwatering offerings, which is possibly why they cater for the Emmys and other elite Hollywood events. Roxy Adlesh is a total gem! She makes you feel at ease during such a stressful time. Her positive personality, supportive nature, and years of experience make planning/booking/organizing your event a piece of cake. She even does photography in addition to it all! Chris Adlesh is a complete sweetheart who creates masterpieces in the kitchen! I went in for a tasting and fell in love with their food, presentation, and style! Each dish is a unique and flavorful twist of something familiar. Chris really takes pride in his dishes and cares about each detail of each dish he sends out. The crew is so nice and friendly and attentive! No guest goes unnoticed, hungry, or thirsty! Book the Oviatt - This venue is spectacular! I went on and on about the food and service, I forgot to mention HOW BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING, AND FUN this venue is! If you think that the pictures are impressive, you have to see it in person to get the true experience of this historic landmark!
Dine and Dance Under the Iconic L.A. Skyline
"A Castle in the Air", the Oviatt Penthouse was the site of legendary parties for decades and a cultural monument listed in the National Register. The Oviatt has been restored to its opulent splendor and continues its tradition of hospitality and glamour as an exclusive dining and reception venue.
- Price Range: $$$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: No
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: Yes
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: Yes
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: No
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 100
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Museum/Gallery, Unusual/Alternative