The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Perched high above downtown Los Angeles, California, in the landmark South Park Center, the AT&T Center Penthouse is the breathtaking end result of a million-dollar renovation project. Architecturally lit with floor-to-ceiling windows offering panoramas of the Los Angeles skyline, the penthouse features modernist design with stainless steel accents and gleaming terrazzo floors. Spacious enough to accommodate weddings and receptions both large and small, the AT&T Center Penthouse is a state-of-the-art paradise on earth for couples seeking to hold their nuptials in a venue sparkling with contemporary delights.
This site impresses from the moment guests set foot in the gorgeously furnished lobby. The lobby area features striking wood paneling and sleek granite walls and sets the tone for the elegance to come in the penthouse above. Upon arriving at the penthouse, couples and their guests enjoy unobstructed views of the Los Angeles Basin, the Hollywood Hills and 110 and 10 freeways. The room's walls of glass provide abundant natural light and create a stunning backdrop for first-look photos. High ceilings give the space the feel of a vast, modern loft. Perfect for the largest, most extravagant weddings and receptions, this setting is capable of accommodating more than 300 guests.
What You Should Know
The AT&T Center Penthouse is an open space that offers supreme flexibility when it comes to realizing a couple's creative vision. A 20-foot screen is available for wedding receptions and plentiful covered parking is provided via two onsite parking structures. The front lobby offers valet service for couples and guests and the entire facility is handicap-accessible. The garage provides convenient access to a car wash and gas station for couples and their guests. Twenty-four-hour security is provided with complete video monitoring, with activity viewed via a pair of lobby security consoles.
Outside beverages and catering are not allowed, but the venue's exclusive caterer, Chef Joachim Splichal's Patina Catering, offers a variety of innovative cuisine choices. These caterers have prepared food for some of the town's most prestigious events, including the Emmys, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala and the Hollywood Reporters Pre-Oscar Party. Patina Catering is also home to a team of party planners who can assist with logistical planning and the company offers wedding packages designed to help couples simplify all the details associated with their important day.
The facility prides itself on its sustainability and employs a recycling program with a diversion rate of 58 percent of consumable waste. South Park Center uses high-efficiency cooling and heating systems to improve energy efficiency and the facility boasts an Energy Star rating of 94. Interior paints meet the Green Seal standards and all primary cleaning chemicals are EPA-compliant.
The AT&T Center Penthouse offers access to a secured FAA-approved helicopter landing pad for the couple and their guests. This amenity has private access and is one of only two helipads in downtown Los Angeles.
Amenities + Details
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Amazing Food, Unresponsive StaffReviewed on 1/27/2014 Liz S
I have mixed feelings about our caterer: The food was absolutely spectacular - quite possibly the best food anyone has ever eaten at a wedding. And the waiters/waitresses/bartenders were extremely friendly and accommodating. However, the service I received in the 8 months leading up to my wedding was extremely poor. From the very beginning, it took them over 10 days to get back to me with the pricing (and it was completely inaccurate). That was enough to deter me, but unfortunately, the venue only allows Patina as the caterer, so I didn't have much of a choice. I hoped they would become more responsive as my wedding date neared but 10 days before the wedding, I was still struggling to get any answers. I also discovered that they had A LOT of incorrect information regarding the timeline, food choices, and numbers. Thankfully, I complained to the higher ups and from then on received amazing care, but no one should have to endure all of that - especially for such a hefty price tag.
Beautiful but priceyReviewed on 1/27/2014 Liz S
Overall, we had a pretty good experience with them. The venue was beautiful but a bit overpriced. We were forced to use their caterers, who were difficult to work with. Courtney was very responsive and helpful - very quick to answer a question.