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Occidental College

Los Angeles , CA

LOCATION

1600 Campus Road
Los Angeles, CA US 90041 (map)

PHONE

323-259-2629

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Occidental College's catering service is a professional resource for campus and community clients. We have built our reputation on tasteful, plentiful and imaginative catering with... Read more
Occidental College's catering service is a professional resource for campus and community clients. We have built our reputation on tasteful, plentiful and imaginative catering with prompt and efficient service. We offer individualized programs, structuring both the product and the service to best suit each client's needs and budget.



Weddings, Banquets & Parties


An historic, Spanish-revival banquet hall…
A courtyard garden with a graceful fountain…
A mid-century chapel with 25-foot stained glass windows…
A rustic glen with sycamore and oak trees…
A charming patio shaded by a Wisteria-covered pergola…

Occidental College is the ideal site for your wedding, bar mitzvah, social gathering, or business function. Whether you envision an intimate garden party or a lavish banquet for 300 guests, our professional staff will help you plan the perfect event. For more information, please contact (323) 259-2629 or dining@oxy.edu. Read less
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REVIEWS

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pariswedding
Wedding:
7/9/2010
0.8/5.0
I attended an occidental wedding last July and my fiancee and I were so impressed by the beautiful ceremony and reception site. We have been to over 20 weddings and knew that Oxy was for us. However I recently contacted the wedding coordinator, Stacy Templeton, for rates and she never got back to me. I emailed again, and when I didn't receive a response I decided to give her a call. She was extremely rude and unhelpful and was very impatient with my questions. I knew this was someone I could not work with until the day of my wedding. Unfortunately my fiance and I will not be picking Oxy for our wedding venue and our money will be better used elsewhere.
I attended an occidental wedding last July and my fiancee and I were so impressed by the beautiful ceremony and reception Read more...
I attended an occidental wedding last July and my fiancee and I were so impressed by the beautiful ceremony and reception site. We have been to over 20 weddings and knew that Oxy was for us. However I recently contacted the wedding coordinator, Stacy Templeton, for rates and she never got back to me. I emailed again, and when I didn't receive a response I decided to give her a call. She was extremely rude and unhelpful and was very impatient with my questions. I knew this was someone I could not work with until the day of my wedding. Unfortunately my fiance and I will not be picking Oxy for our wedding venue and our money will be better used elsewhere. Read less
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mwagner2010
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.0/5.0
Occidental was a beautiful location We had our ceremony in Booth Courtyard and our reception on Thorne Patio. It was the perfect outdoor location. Stacy the coordinator was wonderful and answered all of our questions. Parking was a little tricky but all of our guests made it in time. It was a great!
Occidental was a beautiful location We had our ceremony in Booth Courtyard and our reception on Thorne Patio. It was the Read more...
Occidental was a beautiful location We had our ceremony in Booth Courtyard and our reception on Thorne Patio. It was the perfect outdoor location. Stacy the coordinator was wonderful and answered all of our questions. Parking was a little tricky but all of our guests made it in time. It was a great! Read less
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wondersgirl
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
As an alumni of this school, it was very meaningful to have my wedding here. The campus & venues are gorgeous! Beautiful and unique setting for photos. Ceremony/reception site required little decoration. Spanish style architecture, with a large reception room with a high, wood-beamed ceiling. We had a separate lounge area for our bar, which had couches and chairs. This was included with the reception rental price. It was nice to have different rooms for our guests to wander around. Mary Grogan, Director of Campus Dining/Events, was a dream to work with. She is detail oriented and organized. She accommodated all our requests (e.g. I didnt want tip jars out, I wanted tables placed a certain way, etc.) Her staff were attentive and efficient on the day of. Everything was set up exactly the way we planned. Oxy is a beautiful and very affordable place to have a wedding. You dont have to be alumni to have a wedding there. In addition, food was excellent. They have a terrific and diverse menu of plated or buffet entrees, as well as a ton of delicious appetizers. And no, it doesnt taste like dorm food. The bartenders are knowledgeable and professional. You can bring in your own liquor, which saved us a ton of $$! This venue was great because there were so many extras that were part of the overall price. They didnt try to sneak in extra costs like many other typical wedding venues.
As an alumni of this school, it was very meaningful to have my wedding here. The campus & venues are gorgeous! Beautiful Read more...
As an alumni of this school, it was very meaningful to have my wedding here. The campus & venues are gorgeous! Beautiful and unique setting for photos. Ceremony/reception site required little decoration. Spanish style architecture, with a large reception room with a high, wood-beamed ceiling. We had a separate lounge area for our bar, which had couches and chairs. This was included with the reception rental price. It was nice to have different rooms for our guests to wander around. Mary Grogan, Director of Campus Dining/Events, was a dream to work with. She is detail oriented and organized. She accommodated all our requests (e.g. I didnt want tip jars out, I wanted tables placed a certain way, etc.) Her staff were attentive and efficient on the day of. Everything was set up exactly the way we planned. Oxy is a beautiful and very affordable place to have a wedding. You dont have to be alumni to have a wedding there. In addition, food was excellent. They have a terrific and diverse menu of plated or buffet entrees, as well as a ton of delicious appetizers. And no, it doesnt taste like dorm food. The bartenders are knowledgeable and professional. You can bring in your own liquor, which saved us a ton of $$! This venue was great because there were so many extras that were part of the overall price. They didnt try to sneak in extra costs like many other typical wedding venues. Read less
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lagirl
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue. Director of Catering is a wonderful person. Venue is beautiful and unique, and priced much, much better than boring, typical country clubs and hotels. Perfect place to get married. Beautiful location to take photos, and have a reception. You can bring your own alcohol in which saves a ton of money. I highly recommend this venue.
Excellent venue. Director of Catering is a wonderful person. Venue is beautiful and unique, and priced much, much better Read more...
Excellent venue. Director of Catering is a wonderful person. Venue is beautiful and unique, and priced much, much better than boring, typical country clubs and hotels. Perfect place to get married. Beautiful location to take photos, and have a reception. You can bring your own alcohol in which saves a ton of money. I highly recommend this venue. Read less
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Occidental College responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for all of the great compliments!!! We have beautiful grounds and work closely with our clients to make sure their special day makes memories for a lifetime.
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angelita
Wedding:
6/4/2005
4.8/5.0
The Occidental College Music Quad provided a beautiful place for clear pictures. It was romantic. We did not need amplification. Our family and friends had great things to say about the location. This location is surrounded by pillars, and has a fountain at one end. Other great locations are the Admissions House for an intimate garden feel, and the chapel for those who would enjoy a more traditional ceremony. The college provides a wedding coordinator and white folding chairs for an additional cost. We did not have our reception here since we were looking for authentic mexican food, but our friends wedding reception took place at the college and we thought the meal was much better than at other catered weddings.
The Occidental College Music Quad provided a beautiful place for clear pictures. It was romantic. We did not need Read more...
The Occidental College Music Quad provided a beautiful place for clear pictures. It was romantic. We did not need amplification. Our family and friends had great things to say about the location. This location is surrounded by pillars, and has a fountain at one end. Other great locations are the Admissions House for an intimate garden feel, and the chapel for those who would enjoy a more traditional ceremony. The college provides a wedding coordinator and white folding chairs for an additional cost. We did not have our reception here since we were looking for authentic mexican food, but our friends wedding reception took place at the college and we thought the meal was much better than at other catered weddings. Read less
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Occidental College responded with the following comments:

Yes, our Music Quad is a beautiful location and we're happy that you chose us. It's tood bad you did not use us for your reception/dinner - we have excellent and authentic Mexican food. We're also glad that you did get a chance to taste our food at your friend's wedding held at our campus and appreciate the good review.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
When having a wedding at Occidental College, what you get is not what you pay for. In fact, what you get is WAY MORE than what you can expect. Sure, it's not the Four Seasons but since we prioritized being able to invite as many guests as we wanted (~250 in our case) without having to contemplate selling our organs on the black market to finance the wedding, Oxy more than fit the bill. The campus grounds were a scenic backdrop to a beautiful chapel, a cocktail patio that we lit up to look like a twinkling paradise, and a dining room that evoked elegance and charm. Also, kudos to the top-notch coordinators (Stacy and Sheri), the chefs, and everyone else that were all so friendly to work with. They were accommodating in every and knew what they were doing at all times. Flexibility is also their middle name.

We took a gamble by not looking at any other venue before booking Oxy but we knew we wouldn't find anything else where the value/cost ratio would be this heavily in value's favor. This was a choice we don't regret one bit.
When having a wedding at Occidental College, what you get is not what you pay for. In fact, what you get is WAY MORE than Read more...
When having a wedding at Occidental College, what you get is not what you pay for. In fact, what you get is WAY MORE than what you can expect. Sure, it's not the Four Seasons but since we prioritized being able to invite as many guests as we wanted (~250 in our case) without having to contemplate selling our organs on the black market to finance the wedding, Oxy more than fit the bill. The campus grounds were a scenic backdrop to a beautiful chapel, a cocktail patio that we lit up to look like a twinkling paradise, and a dining room that evoked elegance and charm. Also, kudos to the top-notch coordinators (Stacy and Sheri), the chefs, and everyone else that were all so friendly to work with. They were accommodating in every and knew what they were doing at all times. Flexibility is also their middle name.

We took a gamble by not looking at any other venue before booking Oxy but we knew we wouldn't find anything else where the value/cost ratio would be this heavily in value's favor. This was a choice we don't regret one bit. Read less
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