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Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

562-439-2119

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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

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
From start to finish, LBMA exceeded all of our wedding expectations. The LBMA staff's professionalism and knowledge, as well as their organization, provided my husband and I with peace of mind throughout the entire wedding planning process. Adreanna was the BEST event coordinator! The day of was beautiful and flawless. Both food & drink were amazing, and nothing beats the view! We were so privileged to have our ceremony and reception at LBMA!
From start to finish, LBMA exceeded all of our wedding expectations. The LBMA staff's professionalism and knowledge, as Read more...
From start to finish, LBMA exceeded all of our wedding expectations. The LBMA staff's professionalism and knowledge, as well as their organization, provided my husband and I with peace of mind throughout the entire wedding planning process. Adreanna was the BEST event coordinator! The day of was beautiful and flawless. Both food & drink were amazing, and nothing beats the view! We were so privileged to have our ceremony and reception at LBMA! Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
This place and Sara are amazing!!! We had such an beautiful wedding and it was so easy!!! We couldn't have found a better venue, and trust me we looked at about 11 up and down the coast! Just simply the perfect place and they are the BEST!! Plus all our guests were blown away with everything including the food:) Don't look any where else you found it!!!
This place and Sara are amazing!!! We had such an beautiful wedding and it was so easy!!! We couldn't have found a better Read more...
This place and Sara are amazing!!! We had such an beautiful wedding and it was so easy!!! We couldn't have found a better venue, and trust me we looked at about 11 up and down the coast! Just simply the perfect place and they are the BEST!! Plus all our guests were blown away with everything including the food:) Don't look any where else you found it!!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Eliud
Wedding:
11/20/2015
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be any happier with this location. Service, attention, and commodities were certainly on point! The view and the ambiance they provide is just breath taking!
We couldn't be any happier with this location. Service, attention, and commodities were certainly on point! The view and Read more...
We couldn't be any happier with this location. Service, attention, and commodities were certainly on point! The view and the ambiance they provide is just breath taking! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Sarra
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
The Long Beach Museum of Art was the perfect location for our summer wedding. We could not have asked for a more beautiful and elegant location. Besides the ocean front view, the onsite buildings are gorgeous and rich in history. LBMA is an all-inclusive experience, providing both the ceremony and reception venue, catering, and breathtaking views. They provide you with a plethora of preferred vendors, ranging from florists and Djs to transportation. If you are looking for a venue with great food, look no further. Claire's at the Museum has an excellent selection of food from the appetizers to the main course. We have eaten at the restaurant before and knew the food was incredible. The food for our wedding was amazing. The top sirloin was perfectly cooked, the chicken was tender and the salmon was perfect. We could not have asked for a better meal! The team at LBMA is phenomenal. We worked with Sara from our first meeting until the wedding day. She is professional, sweet and extremely organized!! She has an answer to literally everything. She helped us organize and shape our wedding day into the image we had in mind. She recommended vendors to us, set up food tastings and drink tastings, and answered any and all questions we had. On our wedding day she made sure everything went smoothly and without a hitch. If any problems came up, I did not know about them. She took care of everything and made sure we enjoyed every minute of our day. In the end, she was the glue that held everything together. I would highly recommend this venue. Between the amazing staff, great food and wonderful drinks, we could not have asked for a better wedding experience. I would recommend contacting vendors from the preferred vendors. They know the venue well and have worked with the coordinating team a lot in the past. Thank you LBMA and Sara for the best wedding we could have asked for!
Sarra and Daniel
The Long Beach Museum of Art was the perfect location for our summer wedding. We could not have asked for a more beautiful Read more...
The Long Beach Museum of Art was the perfect location for our summer wedding. We could not have asked for a more beautiful and elegant location. Besides the ocean front view, the onsite buildings are gorgeous and rich in history. LBMA is an all-inclusive experience, providing both the ceremony and reception venue, catering, and breathtaking views. They provide you with a plethora of preferred vendors, ranging from florists and Djs to transportation. If you are looking for a venue with great food, look no further. Claire's at the Museum has an excellent selection of food from the appetizers to the main course. We have eaten at the restaurant before and knew the food was incredible. The food for our wedding was amazing. The top sirloin was perfectly cooked, the chicken was tender and the salmon was perfect. We could not have asked for a better meal! The team at LBMA is phenomenal. We worked with Sara from our first meeting until the wedding day. She is professional, sweet and extremely organized!! She has an answer to literally everything. She helped us organize and shape our wedding day into the image we had in mind. She recommended vendors to us, set up food tastings and drink tastings, and answered any and all questions we had. On our wedding day she made sure everything went smoothly and without a hitch. If any problems came up, I did not know about them. She took care of everything and made sure we enjoyed every minute of our day. In the end, she was the glue that held everything together. I would highly recommend this venue. Between the amazing staff, great food and wonderful drinks, we could not have asked for a better wedding experience. I would recommend contacting vendors from the preferred vendors. They know the venue well and have worked with the coordinating team a lot in the past. Thank you LBMA and Sara for the best wedding we could have asked for!
Sarra and Daniel Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Matthew
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
me and my wife couldn't have asked for a better venue and staff! there professionalism throughout our event was outstanding! We recommend this place for everyone's wedding
me and my wife couldn't have asked for a better venue and staff! there professionalism throughout our event was Read more...
me and my wife couldn't have asked for a better venue and staff! there professionalism throughout our event was outstanding! We recommend this place for everyone's wedding Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This review is woefully belated but the gratitude my husband and I have for everyone at LBMA knows no time limit. We were married there in May. The area is stunning, beautiful view of the beach and charming buildings full of great art, but the people that work there are really what stands out. I'm just going to copy below the email that we sent Sara, our venue coordinator, after our wedding because I think it sums up how great our experience was with them:

"Dear Sara and team of superheroes,

We just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything you and the whole team did to make our wedding so absolutely perfect. We were just blown away by how hard everyone worked and how unendingly nice they were, especially when the next day was another big event. Over and over me and E have said to each other how much it meant that everyone seemed really invested in making sure we had a wonderful day. The LBMA staff are our personal superheroes.

The food was somehow even better than at the tasting and the drinks were perfect. E's grandfather, who usually refuses to drink anything but Budweiser, even loved the lavender whiskey magic the bartender made (enough of it to make him dance, something else he won't do, much to E's grandmother's delight). The tent looked AMAZING, we are so lucky that we got to use it. The lighting, just everything was so lovely.

Sara, you have just been absolutely the best throughout this whole process. We always felt 110 times better after meeting with you and we could not have asked for anyone better to help shepherd us through all the madness. You are so stellar at your job, but also just a marvelous human being and well, we just think you rock.

Please let the whole team know that they have our unending gratitude for everything they did for us, especially all that we don't even know about.

With so Much Thanks,
M & E
This review is woefully belated but the gratitude my husband and I have for everyone at LBMA knows no time limit. We were Read more...
This review is woefully belated but the gratitude my husband and I have for everyone at LBMA knows no time limit. We were married there in May. The area is stunning, beautiful view of the beach and charming buildings full of great art, but the people that work there are really what stands out. I'm just going to copy below the email that we sent Sara, our venue coordinator, after our wedding because I think it sums up how great our experience was with them:

"Dear Sara and team of superheroes,

We just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything you and the whole team did to make our wedding so absolutely perfect. We were just blown away by how hard everyone worked and how unendingly nice they were, especially when the next day was another big event. Over and over me and E have said to each other how much it meant that everyone seemed really invested in making sure we had a wonderful day. The LBMA staff are our personal superheroes.

The food was somehow even better than at the tasting and the drinks were perfect. E's grandfather, who usually refuses to drink anything but Budweiser, even loved the lavender whiskey magic the bartender made (enough of it to make him dance, something else he won't do, much to E's grandmother's delight). The tent looked AMAZING, we are so lucky that we got to use it. The lighting, just everything was so lovely.

Sara, you have just been absolutely the best throughout this whole process. We always felt 110 times better after meeting with you and we could not have asked for anyone better to help shepherd us through all the madness. You are so stellar at your job, but also just a marvelous human being and well, we just think you rock.

Please let the whole team know that they have our unending gratitude for everything they did for us, especially all that we don't even know about.

With so Much Thanks,
M & E Read less
Services Used: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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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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