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Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion

Palos Verdes Peninsula , CA
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501 Indian Peak Road
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 US (map)

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310-544-0403

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The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion is situated on the beautiful and scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. The Pavilion is a private venue that can be customized to fit your... Read more
The Harlyne J. Norris Pavilion is situated on the beautiful and scenic Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. The Pavilion is a private venue that can be customized to fit your special event needs! We specialize in wedding ceremonies and receptions, banquets, business meetings, fundraisers, performances, and parties. Come visit us and see our beautiful main ballroom, multi-media boardroom, serene outdoor terrace with ambient lighting, and other features that make the Norris such a desirable location!

Let the Norris Event Team help make your special day unique and memorable! For information on room configurations, rental rates, and group accommodations, contact Nancy Nassimbene, Director of Pavilion Sales, at 310.544.0403 x256, or e-mail.

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When was your venue built?
1983
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Country, Glamorous
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
270
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
5000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
50
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Norris is definitely the place to go for weddings. Paige was helpful every step of the way, working with our wedding coordinator as well as the other vendors to make sure the day went without a hitch. She was communicative and accommodating, even for last minute requests such as extra tables.

This venue goes the extra mile by providing tables and chairs for the reception, as well as for the ceremony if you're having it there. If you wish, they will also provide dishes, flatware, and glasses, included in the regular rental price. They will also do the heavy lifting for setup and breakdown of said tables and chairs. There are other amenities, such as a stage (included), dance floor (included), and uplighting (included). As a performance arts venue, they can provide a piano for a small extra charge, sound system, and extra lighting. In fact, there are a ton of extra amenities you can get for a very decent price!
The Norris is definitely the place to go for weddings. Paige was helpful every step of the way, working with our wedding Read more...
The Norris is definitely the place to go for weddings. Paige was helpful every step of the way, working with our wedding coordinator as well as the other vendors to make sure the day went without a hitch. She was communicative and accommodating, even for last minute requests such as extra tables.

This venue goes the extra mile by providing tables and chairs for the reception, as well as for the ceremony if you're having it there. If you wish, they will also provide dishes, flatware, and glasses, included in the regular rental price. They will also do the heavy lifting for setup and breakdown of said tables and chairs. There are other amenities, such as a stage (included), dance floor (included), and uplighting (included). As a performance arts venue, they can provide a piano for a small extra charge, sound system, and extra lighting. In fact, there are a ton of extra amenities you can get for a very decent price! Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception here in April of 2013-and we couldn't be happier at the way everything turned out! This venue is not your traditional wedding venue, as it's a performing arts center. We were looking for a venue that would allow us to bring in our own caterer and alcohol, and not surprisingly, there are few, if any, venues that will allow you to do both without charging you an exhorbitant fee making it financially ridiculous to go with an outside caterer/bring your own booze. You can here,but with some caveats-keep in mind that you CAN bring your own caterer in, but if it's not off their "preferred vendor" list, they will charge you $750. Trust me, this is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, and you get the caterer/food YOU want. As for booze, you can BYOB but it has to be served by an insured bartender. So no, you cannot have your cousin's friend's brother bartend at your wedding unless he's insured! As for rentals, the upside to having your wedding here is that they have all of their own place settings, silverware and drinkware, which, of course, you have to rent if you want to use them. However, it's pretty darn cheap to use their stuff, so do it. They also have basic round tables and some rather not-so-cute-but-comfy standard chairs you can use if you'd like. The downside: despite the fact that they have all of the above-mentioned items, you MUST take coordinate your own linen rentals to cover said tables. We had to rent our own table linens for the round tables and rectangle tables, and opted to rent chiavari chairs through our caterer who got a BOMB deal on them. This place is great if you are type-a like me and crazy organized, or have a wedding coordinator you've hired to deal with the nitty gritty details. This place is NOT great for you to have your wedding if you are expecting the venue to do everything. You will not be disappointed if you have your wedding here, though-we absolutely loved it!
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception here in April of 2013-and we couldn't be happier at the way everything Read more...
We had both our wedding ceremony and reception here in April of 2013-and we couldn't be happier at the way everything turned out! This venue is not your traditional wedding venue, as it's a performing arts center. We were looking for a venue that would allow us to bring in our own caterer and alcohol, and not surprisingly, there are few, if any, venues that will allow you to do both without charging you an exhorbitant fee making it financially ridiculous to go with an outside caterer/bring your own booze. You can here,but with some caveats-keep in mind that you CAN bring your own caterer in, but if it's not off their "preferred vendor" list, they will charge you $750. Trust me, this is not a lot in the grand scheme of things, and you get the caterer/food YOU want. As for booze, you can BYOB but it has to be served by an insured bartender. So no, you cannot have your cousin's friend's brother bartend at your wedding unless he's insured! As for rentals, the upside to having your wedding here is that they have all of their own place settings, silverware and drinkware, which, of course, you have to rent if you want to use them. However, it's pretty darn cheap to use their stuff, so do it. They also have basic round tables and some rather not-so-cute-but-comfy standard chairs you can use if you'd like. The downside: despite the fact that they have all of the above-mentioned items, you MUST take coordinate your own linen rentals to cover said tables. We had to rent our own table linens for the round tables and rectangle tables, and opted to rent chiavari chairs through our caterer who got a BOMB deal on them. This place is great if you are type-a like me and crazy organized, or have a wedding coordinator you've hired to deal with the nitty gritty details. This place is NOT great for you to have your wedding if you are expecting the venue to do everything. You will not be disappointed if you have your wedding here, though-we absolutely loved it! Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I chose the Norris because we had flexibility in bringing in our own alcohol as well as choosing our caterer either through their preferred list or our own (for a fee). We ended up choosing the one they recommended since we had issues with the one we originally wanted. Anyway, the money we saved for having an open bar alone was major since we have quite a few friends/family who are hard core drinkers. In addition, the entire pavilion is available for you which makes it private for your party in comparison to hotel weddings. Only down side is parking is across the street at the mall which some guests complained about... But i parked in ViP since I'm the star bride! :)

The venue itself is very nice and they had a dark wood interior which really made my red fall wedding uplighting stand out and look amazing. Also, during the planning process, the Norris provides their event supervisor June Yates. She's a pro at weddings and helps you develop your timeline as well as how you want everything set up during the reception. If you don't have a wedding planner for those types of details like I didn't, it helped a lot and there was no additional fee for her guidance!

All in all, I was extremely happy with the services they provided. It was close to the church we got married in, we got to save money on open bar, and the venue was all ours. I would definitely recommend the Norris to anyone!
I chose the Norris because we had flexibility in bringing in our own alcohol as well as choosing our caterer either Read more...
I chose the Norris because we had flexibility in bringing in our own alcohol as well as choosing our caterer either through their preferred list or our own (for a fee). We ended up choosing the one they recommended since we had issues with the one we originally wanted. Anyway, the money we saved for having an open bar alone was major since we have quite a few friends/family who are hard core drinkers. In addition, the entire pavilion is available for you which makes it private for your party in comparison to hotel weddings. Only down side is parking is across the street at the mall which some guests complained about... But i parked in ViP since I'm the star bride! :)

The venue itself is very nice and they had a dark wood interior which really made my red fall wedding uplighting stand out and look amazing. Also, during the planning process, the Norris provides their event supervisor June Yates. She's a pro at weddings and helps you develop your timeline as well as how you want everything set up during the reception. If you don't have a wedding planner for those types of details like I didn't, it helped a lot and there was no additional fee for her guidance!

All in all, I was extremely happy with the services they provided. It was close to the church we got married in, we got to save money on open bar, and the venue was all ours. I would definitely recommend the Norris to anyone! Read less
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Mrs. DiJohn
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
Wonder place to have a wedding reception, i had 160 quests, it wasn't to large, but it had 25 foot tall ceilings! I rented all my dinnerware from them, and the dance floor. They have a lighting tech, and audio visual equipment for a slide show as well. They have a list of caterers to choose from, but you can bring in any caterer you want for a small fee. I chose Restaurant Christine, they were wonderful.
Wonder place to have a wedding reception, i had 160 quests, it wasn't to large, but it had 25 foot tall ceilings! I rented Read more...
Wonder place to have a wedding reception, i had 160 quests, it wasn't to large, but it had 25 foot tall ceilings! I rented all my dinnerware from them, and the dance floor. They have a lighting tech, and audio visual equipment for a slide show as well. They have a list of caterers to choose from, but you can bring in any caterer you want for a small fee. I chose Restaurant Christine, they were wonderful. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Norris Pavilion is a gem hidden in Palos Verdes. As a non-profit organization they are really there to make your wedding beautiful and not preoccupied with overcharging and making money. June, their on-site coordinator, is very professional and experienced. She was so sweet and constantly focused on our wants and needs. The space is perfect for huge weddings and with their sound/light packages the place really glowed and stood out for the big day. We were able to do a ceremony and reception with 250 guests. Everyone loved the venue and it was such a pleasure working with all the staff there.
Norris Pavilion is a gem hidden in Palos Verdes. As a non-profit organization they are really there to make your wedding Read more...
Norris Pavilion is a gem hidden in Palos Verdes. As a non-profit organization they are really there to make your wedding beautiful and not preoccupied with overcharging and making money. June, their on-site coordinator, is very professional and experienced. She was so sweet and constantly focused on our wants and needs. The space is perfect for huge weddings and with their sound/light packages the place really glowed and stood out for the big day. We were able to do a ceremony and reception with 250 guests. Everyone loved the venue and it was such a pleasure working with all the staff there. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
After a long and exhaustive search of SoCal wedding venues, we selected the Harlyne J Norris Pavillion as our venue for both the ceremony and reception, and our guests have commented over and over that it was one of the best weddings that they have ever attended. The Norris Center is a performing arts center, so you have all of the advantages of lighting, sound, acoustics, bathrooms, bar areas, tables, chairs, etc that would normally be found in a place like this. If you want to get creative here, you have really unlimited options, and that is a lot of fun. Much of the success of your wedding, like any other wedding will be attributed to the quality of your caterer, service staff, DJ, decorations, etc. But as far as being a unique and modular space, the Norris Center is absolutely awesome. Our wedding ceremony was outside on the terrace area, which was then expertly converted from a and altar, aisle and chairs into an outdoor lounge with open bar, fire pits, padded sofas and cocktail tables and desert bar immediately after our ceremony, while our guests were having cocktails in another area. The cocktail hour itself was in the main foyer where guests had access to a bar, restrooms and the scenery of the fountain in front of the building. The reception was held in the main ballroom where you can use the gobo lights, custom lighting, disco balls, and a full theater sound system to do whatever you like. Possibly the best attribute of the Norris Center is the ability to bring in your own caterer and your own alcohol (depending on the caterer that you select). We hired Critics Choice Catering, and they were amazing. They supply a bartender, and allow you to bring in your own alcohol. Norris Center provides all tables chairs, cocktail tables, wine glasses, flatware, etc - another big advantage. The only downside is that you need to use their contracted furniture vendor, not a big problem because Choura was fantastic - it's just a bit of a flexibility issue.
After a long and exhaustive search of SoCal wedding venues, we selected the Harlyne J Norris Pavillion as our venue for Read more...
After a long and exhaustive search of SoCal wedding venues, we selected the Harlyne J Norris Pavillion as our venue for both the ceremony and reception, and our guests have commented over and over that it was one of the best weddings that they have ever attended. The Norris Center is a performing arts center, so you have all of the advantages of lighting, sound, acoustics, bathrooms, bar areas, tables, chairs, etc that would normally be found in a place like this. If you want to get creative here, you have really unlimited options, and that is a lot of fun. Much of the success of your wedding, like any other wedding will be attributed to the quality of your caterer, service staff, DJ, decorations, etc. But as far as being a unique and modular space, the Norris Center is absolutely awesome. Our wedding ceremony was outside on the terrace area, which was then expertly converted from a and altar, aisle and chairs into an outdoor lounge with open bar, fire pits, padded sofas and cocktail tables and desert bar immediately after our ceremony, while our guests were having cocktails in another area. The cocktail hour itself was in the main foyer where guests had access to a bar, restrooms and the scenery of the fountain in front of the building. The reception was held in the main ballroom where you can use the gobo lights, custom lighting, disco balls, and a full theater sound system to do whatever you like. Possibly the best attribute of the Norris Center is the ability to bring in your own caterer and your own alcohol (depending on the caterer that you select). We hired Critics Choice Catering, and they were amazing. They supply a bartender, and allow you to bring in your own alcohol. Norris Center provides all tables chairs, cocktail tables, wine glasses, flatware, etc - another big advantage. The only downside is that you need to use their contracted furniture vendor, not a big problem because Choura was fantastic - it's just a bit of a flexibility issue. Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
5/8/2010
4.8/5.0
I was recently married at the Norris Pavilion and would definitely recommend the venue. I thought it was a little pricey but it was worth it. We were able to bring in our own alcohol which saved us money on that end. June did a good job at coordinating the ceremony which we had in the courtyard. Everyone at my wedding raved about the place and thought it was a great venue.
I was recently married at the Norris Pavilion and would definitely recommend the venue. I thought it was a little pricey Read more...
I was recently married at the Norris Pavilion and would definitely recommend the venue. I thought it was a little pricey but it was worth it. We were able to bring in our own alcohol which saved us money on that end. June did a good job at coordinating the ceremony which we had in the courtyard. Everyone at my wedding raved about the place and thought it was a great venue. Read less
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