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UCLA FACULTY CENTER

Los Angeles , CA
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LOCATION

480 CHARLES DRIVE
Los Angeles, CA 90095 US (map)

PHONE

310-825-0877

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ABOUT US

Set in a sun-dappled grove of pine and eucalyptus, the Faculty Center is a handsome, cross-gabled contemporary building that can accommodate weddings and receptions any time of the year.... Read more
Set in a sun-dappled grove of pine and eucalyptus, the Faculty Center is a handsome, cross-gabled contemporary building that can accommodate weddings and receptions any time of the year.

If your plans call for a wedding that falls in the spring or summer, then consider exchanging vows on either of our two outdoor patios. Your guest will surely appreciate the patio's breezy, peaceful ambience.

If you are planning a winter wedding the Faculty Center has two spacious rooms both decorated with warm neutral colors, striking a beautiful balance between elegance and simplicity. On frosty nights, you can spark a romantic mood by setting a fire in the massive custom fireplaces.

Your wedding and reception at the Faculty Center will be professionally handled by our wedding staff. In preparation for the event we will meet with you to insure that all of the details of the day will be as you wish.

Our Food and Beverage Manager will be happy to assist you with wine and champagne selection, extended bar hours, after dinner cordials and other menu upgrades.

Swing by and you'll see why the Faculty Center is an excellent choice for a wedding celebration, day or night.

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
100
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Modern, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Faculty Center was the perfect place for my son's wedding, at an excellent value. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was absolutely delicious, and the venue provided tons of space and flexibility.
The Faculty Center was the perfect place for my son's wedding, at an excellent value. The staff could not have been more Read more...
The Faculty Center was the perfect place for my son's wedding, at an excellent value. The staff could not have been more helpful, the food was absolutely delicious, and the venue provided tons of space and flexibility. Read less
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Claudia
Wedding:
3/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Wedding reception began in the Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres (lamb chops, goat cheese pizza, eggplant tapenade, stuffed mushrooms) which I recommend highly. Dinner was served in the California room followed by dancing to a live band. The event was exceptional -- the Rose Garden setting was beautiful and admired by guests and the dinner of medallions of filet mignon and grilled salmon were beautifully presented and delicious. Guests were very impressed with the Faculty Center as a venue and with the wonderful service the staff provided throughout. My family could not have been more pleased
Wedding reception began in the Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres (lamb chops, goat cheese pizza, eggplant tapenade, stuffed Read more...
Wedding reception began in the Rose Garden with hors d'oeuvres (lamb chops, goat cheese pizza, eggplant tapenade, stuffed mushrooms) which I recommend highly. Dinner was served in the California room followed by dancing to a live band. The event was exceptional -- the Rose Garden setting was beautiful and admired by guests and the dinner of medallions of filet mignon and grilled salmon were beautifully presented and delicious. Guests were very impressed with the Faculty Center as a venue and with the wonderful service the staff provided throughout. My family could not have been more pleased Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Everything about the experience was amazing. Ali was my handler/coordinator and he was so gracious and helpful and patient. We were on a budget so hotel wedding prices (in LA) were totally out. And I didn't want to worry about trying to do something outside with my own caterers etc. The Faculty Center was the best of all worlds. The ceremony was outside on a beautiful patio and the reception was inside in a room that no longer looked like a conference room! We used a different patio for passed hors deouvres and cocktail hour and it was just beautiful. And we had a separate room for the bridal party to get ready and relax etc. I seriously can't complain about any of it. People are still telling me how good the food was and how nice the staff were. And the dessert table was INCREDIBLE! Also, prices for everything were incredibly reasonable. Open bar for 100 was under $2000. Nuff said!!! Everyone who worked there was amazing: Ali, Wali, Ramon! Everyone throughout the entire process (not just that day). If you are looking for an alternative wedding location to the standard hotel ballroom, this is the place. It is just as beautiful and nowhere near the inflated prices! And the personalized service is so much more than you'd get from a ritzy hotel.
Everything about the experience was amazing. Ali was my handler/coordinator and he was so gracious and helpful and Read more...
Everything about the experience was amazing. Ali was my handler/coordinator and he was so gracious and helpful and patient. We were on a budget so hotel wedding prices (in LA) were totally out. And I didn't want to worry about trying to do something outside with my own caterers etc. The Faculty Center was the best of all worlds. The ceremony was outside on a beautiful patio and the reception was inside in a room that no longer looked like a conference room! We used a different patio for passed hors deouvres and cocktail hour and it was just beautiful. And we had a separate room for the bridal party to get ready and relax etc. I seriously can't complain about any of it. People are still telling me how good the food was and how nice the staff were. And the dessert table was INCREDIBLE! Also, prices for everything were incredibly reasonable. Open bar for 100 was under $2000. Nuff said!!! Everyone who worked there was amazing: Ali, Wali, Ramon! Everyone throughout the entire process (not just that day). If you are looking for an alternative wedding location to the standard hotel ballroom, this is the place. It is just as beautiful and nowhere near the inflated prices! And the personalized service is so much more than you'd get from a ritzy hotel. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Carolyn
Wedding:
5/16/2009
5.0/5.0
Ali Tabrizi was very accommodating as the director for our daughter's wedding reception at the U.C.L.A. Faculty Center. He was very helpful also with the vendors that we brought (the florist and the D.J.) We had so many comments from people on how delicious the food was and each plate was served hot even with 200 guests. The staff was professional, friendly, and efficient. They worked hard to make the big event very special. We would highly recommend the faculty center for any major event.
Ali Tabrizi was very accommodating as the director for our daughter's wedding reception at the U.C.L.A. Faculty Center. He Read more...
Ali Tabrizi was very accommodating as the director for our daughter's wedding reception at the U.C.L.A. Faculty Center. He was very helpful also with the vendors that we brought (the florist and the D.J.) We had so many comments from people on how delicious the food was and each plate was served hot even with 200 guests. The staff was professional, friendly, and efficient. They worked hard to make the big event very special. We would highly recommend the faculty center for any major event. Read less
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cleverbella
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at the Faculty Center, and everything was outstanding. Ali (the director) worked with me personally on every element of planning our menu, the timeline for the evening, linen choices, and coordinating with the other vendors. The packages UCLA provides are fantastic - a much easier and more cost-effective solution than any other venue we reviewed. We were taken care of from the moment we arrived from our ceremony until the end of the evening. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and most importantly, we had a wonderful night!
We had our reception at the Faculty Center, and everything was outstanding. Ali (the director) worked with me personally Read more...
We had our reception at the Faculty Center, and everything was outstanding. Ali (the director) worked with me personally on every element of planning our menu, the timeline for the evening, linen choices, and coordinating with the other vendors. The packages UCLA provides are fantastic - a much easier and more cost-effective solution than any other venue we reviewed. We were taken care of from the moment we arrived from our ceremony until the end of the evening. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and most importantly, we had a wonderful night! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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scully1742
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend the UCLA faculty center for both your ceremony and reception. The food and service were amazing! We also held our rehearsal dinner there. All of our guest were especially impressed with the cocktail hour and the level of service. Ali helped to make my day better than I could have ever imagined.
I highly recommend the UCLA faculty center for both your ceremony and reception. The food and service were amazing! We Read more...
I highly recommend the UCLA faculty center for both your ceremony and reception. The food and service were amazing! We also held our rehearsal dinner there. All of our guest were especially impressed with the cocktail hour and the level of service. Ali helped to make my day better than I could have ever imagined. Read less
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Carter
Wedding:
4/18/2015
4.6/5.0
Ali and Wali were very professional and courteous. We had no problems or concerns. The venue looked great and all the logistics were smooth.
Ali and Wali were very professional and courteous. We had no problems or concerns. The venue looked great and all the Read more...
Ali and Wali were very professional and courteous. We had no problems or concerns. The venue looked great and all the logistics were smooth. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
The Faculty Center was the sight of our July wedding, with a ceremony in Dickson Plaza. The location of this venue cannot be beat-it is right in the middle of UCLA, with a beautiful patio for cocktail hour. Ali and his team provide exceptional service to guests of the event. Ali was very responsive to my requests throughout the planning process. The value is incredible, particularly when you consider the location and the quality of the food. Thank you, UCLA Faculty Center!

If recommending the venue to a friend, I would recommend considering what is most important to you. For me, it was an excellent location, excellent service, large space, indoors with windows, high quality food, and reasonable alcohol prices. The UCLA Faculty Center delivered on all of these areas. However, if your priority is a stunning reception venue-this venue needs some updating to meet those standards. The wood beams, windows, and patio are lovely. However, it needs updating. Simple upgrades to the lighting and floors would go a long way in making the place desirable to many more couples. The foundation is great, it just needs a bit of a face lift :)

One more thought-a wedding at UCLA is incredibly special. I'm very grateful we were able to get married on campus and have our reception at the Faculty Center. It was truly amazing. Should UCLA decide to do more weddings, I would recommend improved coordination among the different entities. The Guest House (hotel for guests), UCLA Parking (parking services), UCLA Events (ceremony sight) and UCLA Faculty Center (reception sight) are all separate, Thankfully, our incredible day-of coordinator managed everything seamlessly that day. However, coordinating the different entities can make planning a bit more stressful.

It was a very special day-hope these thoughts help in future planning and decisions!
The Faculty Center was the sight of our July wedding, with a ceremony in Dickson Plaza. The location of this venue cannot Read more...
The Faculty Center was the sight of our July wedding, with a ceremony in Dickson Plaza. The location of this venue cannot be beat-it is right in the middle of UCLA, with a beautiful patio for cocktail hour. Ali and his team provide exceptional service to guests of the event. Ali was very responsive to my requests throughout the planning process. The value is incredible, particularly when you consider the location and the quality of the food. Thank you, UCLA Faculty Center!

If recommending the venue to a friend, I would recommend considering what is most important to you. For me, it was an excellent location, excellent service, large space, indoors with windows, high quality food, and reasonable alcohol prices. The UCLA Faculty Center delivered on all of these areas. However, if your priority is a stunning reception venue-this venue needs some updating to meet those standards. The wood beams, windows, and patio are lovely. However, it needs updating. Simple upgrades to the lighting and floors would go a long way in making the place desirable to many more couples. The foundation is great, it just needs a bit of a face lift :)

One more thought-a wedding at UCLA is incredibly special. I'm very grateful we were able to get married on campus and have our reception at the Faculty Center. It was truly amazing. Should UCLA decide to do more weddings, I would recommend improved coordination among the different entities. The Guest House (hotel for guests), UCLA Parking (parking services), UCLA Events (ceremony sight) and UCLA Faculty Center (reception sight) are all separate, Thankfully, our incredible day-of coordinator managed everything seamlessly that day. However, coordinating the different entities can make planning a bit more stressful.

It was a very special day-hope these thoughts help in future planning and decisions! Read less
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lizandmark
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.2/5.0
The UCLA Faculty Center was a great reception venue. The catering was provided by the UCLA Faculty Center. There were different catering packages, with great options. I would recommend this venue to everyone! Tables, chairs, table linens, and a dance floor were included in the price.
The UCLA Faculty Center was a great reception venue. The catering was provided by the UCLA Faculty Center. There were Read more...
The UCLA Faculty Center was a great reception venue. The catering was provided by the UCLA Faculty Center. There were different catering packages, with great options. I would recommend this venue to everyone! Tables, chairs, table linens, and a dance floor were included in the price. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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