When & Where

Biltmore Hotel

506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071

Upon its grand opening in 1923, the Biltmore was the largest hotel west of Chicago. The architecture was inspired by Spanish-Italian Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Beaux Arts styles, meant as an homage to the Castilian heritage of Los Angeles. Most notable are the frescoed mural ceilings, which were hand painted in 1922 by Italian artist Giovanni Smeraldi, known for his work in the Vatican and the White House.

Biltmore was an early home to the Oscars between 1931 and 1942. The Academy was founded at a luncheon banquet in the Crystal Ballroom in May 1927. Legend has it that MGM art director Cedric Gibbons sketched the design of the Oscar statue on a linen Biltmore napkin.

John F. Kennedy gave his acceptance speech for the 1960 DNC presidential nominee at the Biltmore. He set up his campaign headquarters in the Music Room (now the lobby) with running mate Lyndon B. Johnson in the Emerald Room.

Emerald Room

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:00 PM

The Emerald Room was once the hotel's main guest dining room; its decor features images of hunt and harvest, with hand-painted animals and fish on the cast-plaster ceiling beams. Now the Emerald room is ready to host our beautiful guests.

Dress Code: evening dress and formal attire.

Reservations: click here to use our discount code if you'd like to spend the night at the hotel.

Parking: the nearby lots cost about $10. The hotel also offers valet for $24 when you mention our wedding.

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