The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
A spectacular hidden venue overlooking Hollywood, Yamashiro Hollywood is a romantic and tranquil location for wedding celebrations. Decorative Japanese Architecture and garden pagodas provide exotic backdrops for dramatic wedding photography. The stunning venue transports guests into exotic landscapes with exquisite night views of Los Angeles. The Garden Courtyard is available for ceremonies and receptions, and two event rooms offering flexibility and additional break-out spaces. A Bridal Suite & a Groom's Lounge are available as get ready and relaxation rooms.
Garden Courtyard. Ceremonies are hosted in the Garden Courtyard offering a visual feast of Japanese Garden design, shoji screen walls, and gorgeous hexagon tile floors as a backdrop to a memorable event. One hundred and thirty-two guests are comfortably seated around the perimeter and 175 guests can be accommodated for a reception. The Garden Courtyard features a koi pond, sculpted landscaping, and path lighting, The perimeter roof has built-in heating and canopies are available for wet weather months.
Skyview Room. The Skyview Room comfortably accommodates 60 people and has dramatic views of the Hollywood skyline with Griffith Observatory and Downtown Los Angeles in full view. This room can be booked independently or as a complement an event in the Garden Courtyard. The Skyview room comes with built-in AV capabilities for slideshows and presentations.
Koi Room. The Koi Room is a semi-private event space that accommodates 45 people for a reception. It can be rented independently or included with the rental of the Garden Courtyard.
What You Should Know
Valet parking is available on-site for a fee as there is no street parking available. The Ceremony in the Garden Courtyard is mandatory for all weddings. Security is required for Garden Courtyard events for a minimum of four hours. Private events require a minimum of four hours.
Daytime events are scheduled from 11 p.m. to 4 p.m. and require a 50 guest minimum. Decor must be submitted for approval in advance, nothing can be fixed to or cause damage to the existing structures. Access is provided for wedding photography posed against magnificently detailed architecture. A Bridal Suite is available for use for getting-ready, touch-ups, and changes.
Fully catered menus by the venue catering service provides options for displays, buffets, and plated service include American and Asian-infused dishes such as Soyu -Glazed Black Cod and Coconut Shrimp. Bar service is fully staffed and provides house beer, house wine, and a champagne toast for the Bride & Groom. Included with the venue are table linens, flatware, glassware, setup, cleanup, lighting and sound,
After a deposit is received an on-site tasting can be scheduled with 10-day advance notice. Kids and vendor meals are available. Cake cutting and cake service is provided.
The Yamishiro Hollywood offers breathtaking views of Hollywood and a premier setting for glamorous events. The following amenities are included with the wedding package bookings:
- In-house events manager
- Vendor management
- Bridal Suite
From the Vendor
The Mountain Palace
Celebrating over 100 years high in the Hollywood Hills, Yamashiro's romantic backdrop and unparalleled views will provide breathtaking surroundings for your most special occasion. You have one day. We'll make it perfect.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Garden, Historic Venue, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff
Our wedding at Yamashiro was absolutely beautiful with incredible food and drinks, and (thanks to Bridget & John!) was a breeze to plan. Our ceremony took place in the beautiful outdoor garden and our reception also included the attached (and air conditioned!) skyview room with incredible views of the LA skyline. The food options are plentiful and nearly all of our guests commented on how delicious everything was. We were also thrilled to have Yamashiro create a beautiful (& yummy) sushi display for our cocktail hour! The space and food are incredible, but what really made this venue amazing was Bridget Kerley, our day-of coordinator. Bridget worked with us for months before the wedding to ensure that everything was perfect. Since we were planning our wedding from Rhode Island, Bridget spent hours over email and on the phone with me to work out our menu, the seating floor plan, the day of timeline and countless other things (including saving some of the aforementioned sushi for my husband and I to enjoy after our pictures were taken!). Throughout the entire process, and most importantly throughout the entire wedding day, I could relax knowing that Bridget had everything under control. Bridget and her team are among the best and I would not hesitate to recommend her and Yamashiro to anyone looking for the perfect wedding day.
Wedding @ Yamashiro HollywoodReviewed on 1/13/2013 Alisa N
This location was a dream come true. A beautiful venue full of history with a gorgeous view of Los Angeles. Our coordinators (Reem and Bridget) were outstanding. Everything was explained in detailed and they made sure that our wedding went without a single problem. It was PERFECT! If you have been to Yamashiro, you know the food is delicious. The staff was helpful, gracious and extremely frendly. Our photographers/videographers were so happy with our location. If you choose Yamashiro, be ready for non-stop photos at every corner of this location. We want to thankthe entire for a wonderful wedding. Merc and Alisa