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Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach , CA

LOCATION

2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90803 US (map)

PHONE

562-439-2119

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

The Long Beach Museum of Art’s magnificent oceanfront location is a truly unique venue, offering romantic sunset views, manicured gardens, historic Craftsman-style buildings, Claire... Read more
The Long Beach Museum of Art’s magnificent oceanfront location is a truly unique venue, offering romantic sunset views, manicured gardens, historic Craftsman-style buildings, Claire Falkenstein’s dramatic water sculpture, and a prized art collection showcased in elegant galleries. This extraordinary location, filled with sophisticated charm, can comfortably host up to 300 people outside, or up to 100 for an inside event in the historic craftsman home. Nestled between the craftsman's home and the exhibition pavilion, the garden and lawn area features spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Queen Mary. This inspiring setting provides the perfect backdrop to a day that will live in your memory forever. To ensure the utmost wedding experience, only ONE WEDDING is hosted per night.

Claire’s at the Museum, our onsite restaurant and catering service, will assist with every aspect of your event. Claire’s provides a variety of possibilities ranging from an elegant cocktail reception to an intimate sit down dinner. With creative design and flawless execution, Claire’s assures the very best for your most special day. The Long Beach Museum of Art is open to the public Thursday-Sunday, so please visit our Claire's Cafe for a bite to eat and have a look at our beautiful venue: Thursdays 11:00am-8:00pm, Fridays 11:00am-3:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8am-3:00pm. Please call (562)439-2119 ext 234 or email specialevents@lbma.org to schedule a tour. Follow us here!!! Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Outside Cake OK
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Specialty Beer
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section, Public Seating
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Meredith
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
From the moment my now-husband and I met the team at LBMA, we knew that it was the wedding venue for us! The location is gorgeous (a view of the ocean was a non-negotiable), and it is much more affordable than many venues on the coast in the LA area. The Special Events team are rockstars, especially Sara, and they made us feel as though we were a part of the LBMA family before we even signed our contract! Sara was there for us for nearly a year (and patiently answered all of my random and very detailed questions) - and on the day of, she and her team made everything run smoothly. They were so accommodating with all of our requests and ideas - and seemed to have fun helping us plan both our ceremony and reception. The venue offers lots of perks and was able to accommodate all the ideas we had (setting up our personal decorations throughout the venue, using sparklers, pet-friendly, taking photos at different points throughout the day - in the museum, at the ceremony site, on the beach) and - most importantly - the team made sure that we were well-fed in the midst of all the activity! Speaking of the food, by Claire's at the museum, many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. We loved everything we tried at our tasting (narrowing it down to a menu was the hard part!) and the staff made sure we had a little bit of everything throughout the day. The signature cocktails were delicious, and the beer/wine selection appeals to all tastes. Lastly, they have a rental company they work with for all your table/chair/linen/place setting needs and it was great to not have to worry about coordinating that on our own.

Our day was exactly what we had hoped for and more - largely in part to the LBMA. Our photos are gorgeous, our guests had a great time, and we were able to "customize" the wedding to fit our personalities (which is not always possible at a more "standard" venue). I want to do it all over again! Thank you LBMA! Love, Meredith and Doug
From the moment my now-husband and I met the team at LBMA, we knew that it was the wedding venue for us! The location is Read more...
From the moment my now-husband and I met the team at LBMA, we knew that it was the wedding venue for us! The location is gorgeous (a view of the ocean was a non-negotiable), and it is much more affordable than many venues on the coast in the LA area. The Special Events team are rockstars, especially Sara, and they made us feel as though we were a part of the LBMA family before we even signed our contract! Sara was there for us for nearly a year (and patiently answered all of my random and very detailed questions) - and on the day of, she and her team made everything run smoothly. They were so accommodating with all of our requests and ideas - and seemed to have fun helping us plan both our ceremony and reception. The venue offers lots of perks and was able to accommodate all the ideas we had (setting up our personal decorations throughout the venue, using sparklers, pet-friendly, taking photos at different points throughout the day - in the museum, at the ceremony site, on the beach) and - most importantly - the team made sure that we were well-fed in the midst of all the activity! Speaking of the food, by Claire's at the museum, many of our guests said it was the best wedding food they have ever had. We loved everything we tried at our tasting (narrowing it down to a menu was the hard part!) and the staff made sure we had a little bit of everything throughout the day. The signature cocktails were delicious, and the beer/wine selection appeals to all tastes. Lastly, they have a rental company they work with for all your table/chair/linen/place setting needs and it was great to not have to worry about coordinating that on our own.

Our day was exactly what we had hoped for and more - largely in part to the LBMA. Our photos are gorgeous, our guests had a great time, and we were able to "customize" the wedding to fit our personalities (which is not always possible at a more "standard" venue). I want to do it all over again! Thank you LBMA! Love, Meredith and Doug Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Mui
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art a few weeks ago and can’t recommend this place enough.

The venue itself is beautiful. You have the ocean backdrop, the beautiful brick buildings, and the lush grass. It’s like you’re getting all the aesthetically pleasing things you could possibly wish for. You could spin the wedding into a Nautical wedding, a garden wedding, a black tie affair. It’s just that versatile. We walked in the first time and instantly fell in love with the venue!

Sara and her staff were amazing to work with and they made up for the fact we didn't have a wedding coordinator. Sara was there for us the whole time and got us anything we needed!

There were NO hidden fees and they returned our security deposit 3 days after the wedding.

Only downfalls (they didn't really matter to us though):
-Your event has to start by 5:30 and end by 10. Our wedding felt very short. There’s no possibility for extending the wedding because it functions as a museum in the day time and there’s a night ordinance for sound.
-You have to use their catering services and rentals on site. However the food is delicious and the rentals went smoothly!
-You must use their preferred vendor for valet parking. It was an additional expense we weren’t planning on (~$1000 for 150 guests) but in the end it was nice not having to try and find parking on that busy street.
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art a few weeks ago and can’t recommend this place Read more...
My husband and I had our dream wedding at the Long Beach Museum of Art a few weeks ago and can’t recommend this place enough.

The venue itself is beautiful. You have the ocean backdrop, the beautiful brick buildings, and the lush grass. It’s like you’re getting all the aesthetically pleasing things you could possibly wish for. You could spin the wedding into a Nautical wedding, a garden wedding, a black tie affair. It’s just that versatile. We walked in the first time and instantly fell in love with the venue!

Sara and her staff were amazing to work with and they made up for the fact we didn't have a wedding coordinator. Sara was there for us the whole time and got us anything we needed!

There were NO hidden fees and they returned our security deposit 3 days after the wedding.

Only downfalls (they didn't really matter to us though):
-Your event has to start by 5:30 and end by 10. Our wedding felt very short. There’s no possibility for extending the wedding because it functions as a museum in the day time and there’s a night ordinance for sound.
-You have to use their catering services and rentals on site. However the food is delicious and the rentals went smoothly!
-You must use their preferred vendor for valet parking. It was an additional expense we weren’t planning on (~$1000 for 150 guests) but in the end it was nice not having to try and find parking on that busy street. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Joi
Wedding:
4/3/2015
5.0/5.0
The LBMA was my dream venue. I never thought that it would be a reality. Having an initial meeting with the ladies of the special events team (Sara and Nalleli) they assured me that I could make this the place of my dreams. THEY WERE RIGHT! Every detail I wanted, I had. The staff was AMAZING, the epitome of customer service. I couldn't have asked for a better day. And the executive chef, Martin, is an EXTRAORDINARY chef who is personable and easy going. I'm sad my day is over because I don't get to pop in on them. Guess lunch at Claire's is in order very soon!
The LBMA was my dream venue. I never thought that it would be a reality. Having an initial meeting with the ladies of the Read more...
The LBMA was my dream venue. I never thought that it would be a reality. Having an initial meeting with the ladies of the special events team (Sara and Nalleli) they assured me that I could make this the place of my dreams. THEY WERE RIGHT! Every detail I wanted, I had. The staff was AMAZING, the epitome of customer service. I couldn't have asked for a better day. And the executive chef, Martin, is an EXTRAORDINARY chef who is personable and easy going. I'm sad my day is over because I don't get to pop in on them. Guess lunch at Claire's is in order very soon! Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Nallely and her amazing team made our day spectacular! The venue itself is beautiful as is, but we were allowed to place a bit of our own flair to the place to personalize the spacet. The evening was magical and Nallely handled every little thing imaginable so as to keep the night running perfectly smooth. Her team is professional, friendly and had constant smiles on their bright and cheery faces. Claire's provided incredible food dishes, which turned out even better than we received at our food tasting. Jaime and his bartending crew created a specialized drink for the occasion. He has a knack for creating exotic concoctions out of seasonal fruits and herbs. A spectacular touch to the night.
I don't see myself EVER getting married again, but if I do, i'd do it all over again at the Long Beach Museum of Art!
Nallely and her amazing team made our day spectacular! The venue itself is beautiful as is, but we were allowed to place a Read more...
Nallely and her amazing team made our day spectacular! The venue itself is beautiful as is, but we were allowed to place a bit of our own flair to the place to personalize the spacet. The evening was magical and Nallely handled every little thing imaginable so as to keep the night running perfectly smooth. Her team is professional, friendly and had constant smiles on their bright and cheery faces. Claire's provided incredible food dishes, which turned out even better than we received at our food tasting. Jaime and his bartending crew created a specialized drink for the occasion. He has a knack for creating exotic concoctions out of seasonal fruits and herbs. A spectacular touch to the night.
I don't see myself EVER getting married again, but if I do, i'd do it all over again at the Long Beach Museum of Art! Read less
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Ha
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
We fell in love with this venue immediately. We wanted a small intimate wedding with a gorgeous view. Nallely and her staff were amazing! Nallely was very professional and helped manage our big day smoothly. Everyone was friendly and it was a pleasure to work with them. We got so many compliments on the venue and the food was deeelicious!
We fell in love with this venue immediately. We wanted a small intimate wedding with a gorgeous view. Nallely and her Read more...
We fell in love with this venue immediately. We wanted a small intimate wedding with a gorgeous view. Nallely and her staff were amazing! Nallely was very professional and helped manage our big day smoothly. Everyone was friendly and it was a pleasure to work with them. We got so many compliments on the venue and the food was deeelicious! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
LBMA was where my husband and I had our first date, naturally it was the perfect spot for our wedding! Nallely (and of course all the other people, like Adreanna) were so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and caring! They were ALWAYS friendly (even while getting stressed out calls from *cough* a stressed out bride). The wedding was smooth with them keeping us on time. We were so thankful to have them and would recommend the LBMA to anyone having a wedding in Southern California!
LBMA was where my husband and I had our first date, naturally it was the perfect spot for our wedding! Nallely (and of Read more...
LBMA was where my husband and I had our first date, naturally it was the perfect spot for our wedding! Nallely (and of course all the other people, like Adreanna) were so incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and caring! They were ALWAYS friendly (even while getting stressed out calls from *cough* a stressed out bride). The wedding was smooth with them keeping us on time. We were so thankful to have them and would recommend the LBMA to anyone having a wedding in Southern California! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Julianne
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
When looking for venues for our reception (we got married in a Catholic church) I wanted something more unique than your typical hotel ballroom. As soon as I visited LBMA, I knew it was perfect! The beautiful ocean view and unique location was just right for my reception. After the wedding, guest continuously commented about how beautiful/unique/amazing/perfect the LBMA was! I was so happy to hear they loved it as much as I did! Not only is it beautiful, the staff is amazing! We worked with both Sara and Andrea and they were so nice and helpful and accommodating through the entire wedding planning process, and on the day of! They couldn't have been better! Overall it was definitely a 5+ star experience and I highly recommend it!
When looking for venues for our reception (we got married in a Catholic church) I wanted something more unique than your Read more...
When looking for venues for our reception (we got married in a Catholic church) I wanted something more unique than your typical hotel ballroom. As soon as I visited LBMA, I knew it was perfect! The beautiful ocean view and unique location was just right for my reception. After the wedding, guest continuously commented about how beautiful/unique/amazing/perfect the LBMA was! I was so happy to hear they loved it as much as I did! Not only is it beautiful, the staff is amazing! We worked with both Sara and Andrea and they were so nice and helpful and accommodating through the entire wedding planning process, and on the day of! They couldn't have been better! Overall it was definitely a 5+ star experience and I highly recommend it! Read less
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Steve
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The Long Beach MOA was the absolute perfect place to have our big day! They have the perfect combination of the two biggest things when looking at venues...the venue itself being beautiful and the venue's staff being helpful. We were highly impressed with both as the venue is very gorgeous and unique and our coordinators Sara and Nallely were amazing! They both were extremely important to us and helped us out greatly through all the planning leading up to and then on the actual day of. We couldn't have had such a wonderful and memorable wedding without them and it allowed us to be confident through all the stages of our wedding and make the most of everything. Thank you so much for all your hard work! The LBMOA and all the staff there will always have a memorable place in out hearts not just because we said 'I Do' there but because of all the amazing memories that were created and people we met along the way!
The Long Beach MOA was the absolute perfect place to have our big day! They have the perfect combination of the two Read more...
The Long Beach MOA was the absolute perfect place to have our big day! They have the perfect combination of the two biggest things when looking at venues...the venue itself being beautiful and the venue's staff being helpful. We were highly impressed with both as the venue is very gorgeous and unique and our coordinators Sara and Nallely were amazing! They both were extremely important to us and helped us out greatly through all the planning leading up to and then on the actual day of. We couldn't have had such a wonderful and memorable wedding without them and it allowed us to be confident through all the stages of our wedding and make the most of everything. Thank you so much for all your hard work! The LBMOA and all the staff there will always have a memorable place in out hearts not just because we said 'I Do' there but because of all the amazing memories that were created and people we met along the way! Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff at LBMA was amazing. I have never worked with such professional and kind people before. They were very flexible with what we needed and made sure everything was perfect. They made our day so special and it is a day we will never forget! We had so many complaints on the venue - truly amazing!!!

I would highly recommend this venue and especially Sara and Nallely.
The staff at LBMA was amazing. I have never worked with such professional and kind people before. They were very flexible Read more...
The staff at LBMA was amazing. I have never worked with such professional and kind people before. They were very flexible with what we needed and made sure everything was perfect. They made our day so special and it is a day we will never forget! We had so many complaints on the venue - truly amazing!!!

I would highly recommend this venue and especially Sara and Nallely. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but great things to say about this venue. It was a perfect location to have both the ceremony and reception in one place, and the view is amazing! They are very accommodating to your budget and schedule, and the staff alone was impeccable! They have a bridal & groom suite at separate housings in one location, and the bridal suite was in the main historic mansion. They provided bucket of beers for the boys and a bottle of champagne with cheese and fruit platter for the ladies! We ordered more from the menu and the food is absolutely delish!

They allowed groom photography to take place in the museum and I can't wait to see them!! The staff was helpful throughout the whole 10 month process, and they went above and beyond with their services. Sara and her team was amazing with our dog as well. They made the day of stress free and everything went smoothly even in the sudden temperature drop that week! They filled in the gaps seamlessly and I was very impressed!! I would do it all over again with them but thank goodness it's a one time thing for us because we didn't hire a wedding planner. However, they did a superb job following through and stepping it up as event coordinators. I adore them!! I can't wait to go back just to say hello. We're now part of the LBMA family! :)
I have nothing but great things to say about this venue. It was a perfect location to have both the ceremony and reception Read more...
I have nothing but great things to say about this venue. It was a perfect location to have both the ceremony and reception in one place, and the view is amazing! They are very accommodating to your budget and schedule, and the staff alone was impeccable! They have a bridal & groom suite at separate housings in one location, and the bridal suite was in the main historic mansion. They provided bucket of beers for the boys and a bottle of champagne with cheese and fruit platter for the ladies! We ordered more from the menu and the food is absolutely delish!

They allowed groom photography to take place in the museum and I can't wait to see them!! The staff was helpful throughout the whole 10 month process, and they went above and beyond with their services. Sara and her team was amazing with our dog as well. They made the day of stress free and everything went smoothly even in the sudden temperature drop that week! They filled in the gaps seamlessly and I was very impressed!! I would do it all over again with them but thank goodness it's a one time thing for us because we didn't hire a wedding planner. However, they did a superb job following through and stepping it up as event coordinators. I adore them!! I can't wait to go back just to say hello. We're now part of the LBMA family! :) Read less
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DEALS

50% OFF SITE FEE
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Promo Code: MUSEUM WEDDING   $2,000 Value
50% off site fee for any weddings booked for 2015 *Offer only available for new bookings *cannot be combined with any other offer *Must book reception to redeem 50% off site fee.

Offer Expires: 05/31/2015

Available to the first 100 couples
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