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Castaway Burbank

Burbank , CA
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1250 E. Harvard Road
Burbank, CA 91501 US (map)

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818-843-5013

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The Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center is located in the hills of Burbank overlooking the City and Mountains. All of the five banquet rooms have floor to ceiling windows with some of... Read more
The Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center is located in the hills of Burbank overlooking the City and Mountains. All of the five banquet rooms have floor to ceiling windows with some of the most spectacular views in the Los Angeles area. We can accommodate from 10-500 guests for a wedding reception and ceremony. The rooms have large dance floors, high ceilings with chandeliers, and access to outside areas. We also feature an outdoor area called the Luau Gardens, which is the perfect venue for a summertime wedding, complete with three manmade waterfalls, tiki bars, dance floor and bridal room. For brides that are interested in having the ceremony and reception in one venue, the Castaway has two outdoor ceremony areas, both with great views. Our ceremony package includes an arch or gazebo, white wood chairs, ceremony coordinator, and rehearsal time. Our knowledgeable catering staff is happy to assist you with all aspects or your wedding planning, with hundreds of wedding service referrals to help you plan the "Perfect Day". Read less
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Audi
Wedding:
8/17/2014
4.0/5.0
My husband and I had a very short period of time to plan our wedding, on a very tight budget. We'd called around to several venues in our area, looking to find an affordable home for our reception, only to find most places were asking for amounts well outside our budget, with half the stuff we were looking for.

The Castaway Burbank has been a tradition in our family going back to when my dad and uncles were kids, and came highly recommended. We worked with Michel, the head coordinator, and he was amazing. Gave us the full tour, explained the entire process, helped us pick the best package for our needs, even worked with us to customize the package even further. Looking back on it now, after the fact, I wish we'd gone with the full hosted bar for the entire night, and I can't stress enough to make sure you have a head count turned in a full 7 DAYS before your event date. With everything we asked the Castaway to do though, those two items were small blips on the radar.

The end result was an amazing night, with extremely friendly staff assisting the reception, a beautiful reception venue with an amazing entrance and a room with gorgeous decor, and food that received amazing reviews from all our guests. The entire night seemed far more expensive than what it really was, which is never a bad thing, and the restaurant was amazingly accommodating. The view from the balcony patio is breathtaking, and worth every penny by itself. Our night at the Castaway was everything we could have asked for, and more.
My husband and I had a very short period of time to plan our wedding, on a very tight budget. We'd called around to Read more...
My husband and I had a very short period of time to plan our wedding, on a very tight budget. We'd called around to several venues in our area, looking to find an affordable home for our reception, only to find most places were asking for amounts well outside our budget, with half the stuff we were looking for.

The Castaway Burbank has been a tradition in our family going back to when my dad and uncles were kids, and came highly recommended. We worked with Michel, the head coordinator, and he was amazing. Gave us the full tour, explained the entire process, helped us pick the best package for our needs, even worked with us to customize the package even further. Looking back on it now, after the fact, I wish we'd gone with the full hosted bar for the entire night, and I can't stress enough to make sure you have a head count turned in a full 7 DAYS before your event date. With everything we asked the Castaway to do though, those two items were small blips on the radar.

The end result was an amazing night, with extremely friendly staff assisting the reception, a beautiful reception venue with an amazing entrance and a room with gorgeous decor, and food that received amazing reviews from all our guests. The entire night seemed far more expensive than what it really was, which is never a bad thing, and the restaurant was amazingly accommodating. The view from the balcony patio is breathtaking, and worth every penny by itself. Our night at the Castaway was everything we could have asked for, and more. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/3/2014
4.8/5.0
Maureen the coordinator for my wedding was amazing. Having an August wedding in Burbank you don't expect rain. Well of course it was a down pour. Maureen was on it, moved the ceremony indoors and set up an arch at lightening speed. Was bummed I was unable to have the ceremony I had hoped for but everything went off without a hitch considering the circumstances.
Maureen the coordinator for my wedding was amazing. Having an August wedding in Burbank you don't expect rain. Well of Read more...
Maureen the coordinator for my wedding was amazing. Having an August wedding in Burbank you don't expect rain. Well of course it was a down pour. Maureen was on it, moved the ceremony indoors and set up an arch at lightening speed. Was bummed I was unable to have the ceremony I had hoped for but everything went off without a hitch considering the circumstances. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
The Castaways was absolutely fantastic! Matt and I enjoyed our experience fully. Everything for the ceremony and reception were included, the price was very reasonable for all of the services and food/beverage choices. The site is beautiful and was perfectly scenic for our wedding pictures. The staff is extremely nice and hard-working. They made everything so smooth for our wedding day, and there were no complications whatsoever. I recommend this site to anyone that wants a one-stop-shop wedding venue with amazing service and wonderful staff to help plan your wedding :). Thank you Castaways!
The Castaways was absolutely fantastic! Matt and I enjoyed our experience fully. Everything for the ceremony and reception Read more...
The Castaways was absolutely fantastic! Matt and I enjoyed our experience fully. Everything for the ceremony and reception were included, the price was very reasonable for all of the services and food/beverage choices. The site is beautiful and was perfectly scenic for our wedding pictures. The staff is extremely nice and hard-working. They made everything so smooth for our wedding day, and there were no complications whatsoever. I recommend this site to anyone that wants a one-stop-shop wedding venue with amazing service and wonderful staff to help plan your wedding :). Thank you Castaways! Read less
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Victor
Wedding:
5/4/2014
4.9/5.0
Laura was our event planner and she was great. Laura walked us through eveything we needed for our event. She was very professional and knows her stuff. The venue was beautiful. We had our event in the evening. The food quality was superb and the quantity was just right. The staff was very quick on their feet to get things setup and also bring people their food. You get a lot for your buck at the Castaway.
Laura was our event planner and she was great. Laura walked us through eveything we needed for our event. She was very Read more...
Laura was our event planner and she was great. Laura walked us through eveything we needed for our event. She was very professional and knows her stuff. The venue was beautiful. We had our event in the evening. The food quality was superb and the quantity was just right. The staff was very quick on their feet to get things setup and also bring people their food. You get a lot for your buck at the Castaway. Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
10/4/2013
4.3/5.0
This venue's strongest point is value. You won't find a place in the LA area that gives you so much for your dollar that still delivers on ambiance and quality. Our planner, Danielle, was enthusiastic and super helpful and responsive. Everyone loved the food (and that's rare with weddings). Not to mention, the view at the ceremony is to die for. Not to mention champagne toast, food, cake, ceremony site, and reception hall are all included at ridiculously low per-person pricing. And if you get married on a week day, the pricing is even better!
This venue's strongest point is value. You won't find a place in the LA area that gives you so much for your dollar that Read more...
This venue's strongest point is value. You won't find a place in the LA area that gives you so much for your dollar that still delivers on ambiance and quality. Our planner, Danielle, was enthusiastic and super helpful and responsive. Everyone loved the food (and that's rare with weddings). Not to mention, the view at the ceremony is to die for. Not to mention champagne toast, food, cake, ceremony site, and reception hall are all included at ridiculously low per-person pricing. And if you get married on a week day, the pricing is even better! Read less
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Alisa
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
September 7, 2013 was the date of my Wedding ceremony and reception. From the beginning it was the perfect venue to host my wedding. Castaway was the first stop on our list in September 2012 on our venue scouting trip. We went to Sportsman lounge, Odyssey, Shanghai Reds, Orange Hill, but nothing could beat Castaway. The wedding packages they offered were right in our budget. Danielle (on site coordinator) was flexible, personable, and very easy to work with. She was timely with e-mails, phone calls, on site meetings, worked well with our wedding coordinators (The Double Knot,) coordinated the food tasting event, answered calls from family members and the countless other little things she made accommodations for. Danielle really made our decision easy with Castaway. The Wedding day came and went in a flash, but the ceremony and reception went flawless in our eyes. The food and service during the night was great. We had a choice of 5 appetizers, 3 Entrees (Filet Minion, Salmon, and Mushroom Ravioli), 2 hour open bar and cake. Not a complaint in the room. Castaway has a view of LA and Burbank unlike any place else that helped to seal the deal. It was a picture perfect wedding day. I highly recommend Castaway to any bride and groom. Thank you Danielle and Castaway.
September 7, 2013 was the date of my Wedding ceremony and reception. From the beginning it was the perfect venue to host Read more...
September 7, 2013 was the date of my Wedding ceremony and reception. From the beginning it was the perfect venue to host my wedding. Castaway was the first stop on our list in September 2012 on our venue scouting trip. We went to Sportsman lounge, Odyssey, Shanghai Reds, Orange Hill, but nothing could beat Castaway. The wedding packages they offered were right in our budget. Danielle (on site coordinator) was flexible, personable, and very easy to work with. She was timely with e-mails, phone calls, on site meetings, worked well with our wedding coordinators (The Double Knot,) coordinated the food tasting event, answered calls from family members and the countless other little things she made accommodations for. Danielle really made our decision easy with Castaway. The Wedding day came and went in a flash, but the ceremony and reception went flawless in our eyes. The food and service during the night was great. We had a choice of 5 appetizers, 3 Entrees (Filet Minion, Salmon, and Mushroom Ravioli), 2 hour open bar and cake. Not a complaint in the room. Castaway has a view of LA and Burbank unlike any place else that helped to seal the deal. It was a picture perfect wedding day. I highly recommend Castaway to any bride and groom. Thank you Danielle and Castaway. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
7/27/2013
4.4/5.0
The Castaway was the perfect venue for me and my husband. During the reception and ceremony, the wait staff was beyond amazing making sure glasses were full and people were happy. They were very attentive to me and even brought me special appetizers when I told them that I missed out on the crab cakes! It was so sweet! They are true professionals! Everything flowed perfectly. The food was beyond amazing and the venue was beautiful. Everything looked awesome and I could not have been happier with the day.

The only issues were prior to the event. I actually had to switch coordinators because of some differences in styles. But I ended up with Laura who was perfectly attentive and amazing. Also, the ceremony coordinator was a little late when it came to the rehearsal and the start of the ceremony even though we were all ready to go, but she had another wedding to start. Another issue was they told me that they would set up at 9am, but didn't completely set up until 1pm. But that seemed to be a miscommunication issue. But besides those issues, I was very happy!
The Castaway was the perfect venue for me and my husband. During the reception and ceremony, the wait staff was beyond Read more...
The Castaway was the perfect venue for me and my husband. During the reception and ceremony, the wait staff was beyond amazing making sure glasses were full and people were happy. They were very attentive to me and even brought me special appetizers when I told them that I missed out on the crab cakes! It was so sweet! They are true professionals! Everything flowed perfectly. The food was beyond amazing and the venue was beautiful. Everything looked awesome and I could not have been happier with the day.

The only issues were prior to the event. I actually had to switch coordinators because of some differences in styles. But I ended up with Laura who was perfectly attentive and amazing. Also, the ceremony coordinator was a little late when it came to the rehearsal and the start of the ceremony even though we were all ready to go, but she had another wedding to start. Another issue was they told me that they would set up at 9am, but didn't completely set up until 1pm. But that seemed to be a miscommunication issue. But besides those issues, I was very happy! Read less
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Desiree
Wedding:
10/13/2012
2.0/5.0
We were very disappointed with The Castaway after hearing many great reviews from friends and other reviewers! Our first meeting with our adviser, Mikalina was promising as we made our initial contact and had a few questions answered. However, after everything was booked with her we were told that she was transferred to another site. We ended up with Steve as our adviser and everything went down hill from there! He was unresponsive, unprofessional, and very difficult to work with. We had to send him several emails and follow the emails up with a numerous phone calls to make sure he received our message or to get an answer from him. No one has time for that in the midst of planning a wedding! After about a month of the nonsense, we asked for a new adviser. We ended up with Laura, the manager there. The planning after that was a lot better after that.

However, on the day of the wedding, Laura had promised us time before the party started to set up our decorations. When our friends arrived, they had not yet cleared out the party before us and they weren't able to set up with the time that we had anticipated. The result - our wedding party scrambling to set everything up while our ~300 guests wait outside in the cold. Eventually, my wedding coordinator (a friend of mine) had to tell Castaway to serve the hor dourves outside in the cold while all the guests stood in line to get in! How tacky! When we got in, we also noticed that the first two rows on tables that were supposed to be our family's tables were all wrong!

The venue is beautiful, there is not doubt about that. However, for the price you pay and the stress that comes from working with the Castaway staff - I would not recommend this site!
We were very disappointed with The Castaway after hearing many great reviews from friends and other reviewers! Our first Read more...
We were very disappointed with The Castaway after hearing many great reviews from friends and other reviewers! Our first meeting with our adviser, Mikalina was promising as we made our initial contact and had a few questions answered. However, after everything was booked with her we were told that she was transferred to another site. We ended up with Steve as our adviser and everything went down hill from there! He was unresponsive, unprofessional, and very difficult to work with. We had to send him several emails and follow the emails up with a numerous phone calls to make sure he received our message or to get an answer from him. No one has time for that in the midst of planning a wedding! After about a month of the nonsense, we asked for a new adviser. We ended up with Laura, the manager there. The planning after that was a lot better after that.

However, on the day of the wedding, Laura had promised us time before the party started to set up our decorations. When our friends arrived, they had not yet cleared out the party before us and they weren't able to set up with the time that we had anticipated. The result - our wedding party scrambling to set everything up while our ~300 guests wait outside in the cold. Eventually, my wedding coordinator (a friend of mine) had to tell Castaway to serve the hor dourves outside in the cold while all the guests stood in line to get in! How tacky! When we got in, we also noticed that the first two rows on tables that were supposed to be our family's tables were all wrong!

The venue is beautiful, there is not doubt about that. However, for the price you pay and the stress that comes from working with the Castaway staff - I would not recommend this site! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
After searching high and low for a venue that would offer everything on the spot for a good price, we decided to book the Castaway in Burbank. We worked with Mikalina and she did a great job answering all of our questions and panning out all of the little details. I was a little nervous about how things would turn out the day of the wedding, but let me say that the Castaway provided exceptional service the day of and I was so pleased with how everything turned out! We had our ceremony at the gazebo and reception in the Verdugo Room. The venue provided a beautiful backdrop for all the festivities and they were able to accommodate to all of our guests needs, especially due to the heat! From start to finish, the staff were so helpful and would regularly check in with us to make sure we had enough to eat and drink. They passed around hordourves like there was no tomorrow and we received soooo many compliments about the food and open bar! We rented chivari chairs and lighting from them as well and their prices beat all of the other vendors I've researched. Also, the cake from Cakery Bakery was awesome! Once you add all your personal touches, it really transforms the place. I highly recommend the Castaway if you want an all inclusive venue that provides everything at a reasonable price. Overall, we had a great experience and although this place is popular for weddings, I felt like our event was unique & special in every way and everyone had a blast. Hope this helps other brides!
After searching high and low for a venue that would offer everything on the spot for a good price, we decided to book the Read more...
After searching high and low for a venue that would offer everything on the spot for a good price, we decided to book the Castaway in Burbank. We worked with Mikalina and she did a great job answering all of our questions and panning out all of the little details. I was a little nervous about how things would turn out the day of the wedding, but let me say that the Castaway provided exceptional service the day of and I was so pleased with how everything turned out! We had our ceremony at the gazebo and reception in the Verdugo Room. The venue provided a beautiful backdrop for all the festivities and they were able to accommodate to all of our guests needs, especially due to the heat! From start to finish, the staff were so helpful and would regularly check in with us to make sure we had enough to eat and drink. They passed around hordourves like there was no tomorrow and we received soooo many compliments about the food and open bar! We rented chivari chairs and lighting from them as well and their prices beat all of the other vendors I've researched. Also, the cake from Cakery Bakery was awesome! Once you add all your personal touches, it really transforms the place. I highly recommend the Castaway if you want an all inclusive venue that provides everything at a reasonable price. Overall, we had a great experience and although this place is popular for weddings, I felt like our event was unique & special in every way and everyone had a blast. Hope this helps other brides! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wedding was a great success. I had the buffet and my guests all loved the food and how it was made. The place was gorgeous and I couldn't ask for more. They accommodated my wishes to the T. I love this place!
My wedding was a great success. I had the buffet and my guests all loved the food and how it was made. The place was Read more...
My wedding was a great success. I had the buffet and my guests all loved the food and how it was made. The place was gorgeous and I couldn't ask for more. They accommodated my wishes to the T. I love this place! Read less
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