Plan an Event
When planning for a special event, you want to give your guests an out-of-the-ordinary experience that is truly unforgettable. If you are like most people, you look for a venue that will excite, inspire, entertain, and delight everyone on your list.
The Autry National Center in Griffith Park is the perfect setting for a cocktail reception for 40 to 1,400, a stylish dinner for 400, or an outdoor festival for 4,000. Your guests will enjoy a unique and enriching experience as they explore the myths and realities of the American West in an exclusive viewing of our permanent galleries and changing exhibitions.
Many of our corporate partners have found that the museum is the ideal location for business conferences, seminars, and corporate retreats. We are just minutes away from downtown Los Angeles and the Burbank Airport. Meeting space is available in the Mary Pickford Education Center and the Wells Fargo Theater.
Event Planning and Catering
Whether you are planning your company’s annual awards dinner, an employee picnic, or a family celebration, our friendly and knowledgeable Event Services staff will provide all the personal attention and professional expertise you need to make your function a resounding success.
For groups of forty or more, Afternoon at the Autry luncheons offer an exceptional museum experience with two options for creative dining in the museum, the Curator’s Choice Plated Lunch or the Western Landscape Lunch Buffet. There is also a docent-led tour of a current exhibition. What better way to spend an afternoon!
The Autry has served as a backdrop for many commercial film and photo shoots. We are happy to provide you with more information about the spaces available for filming.
We look forward to showing you firsthand all that the Autry has to offer!
Client reviews of previous special events:
“Our summer event was a big success! It was a wonderful evening enjoyed by all.”
“The ambience couldn’t be more delightful. The staff made everything so easy!”
“The gourmet dinner was delicious; the tables, linens and centerpieces just right; the service was impeccable.”
“We love the Autry Museum – this is the BEST party I have ever attended!”
"The party was billed as 'the best' by many of our participants and the venue and catering were world-class. We thank you for your part in providing a wonderful experience for all our guests."
It was a sensational night for everyone and we have received many compliments on the facility and your staff."
"The grace and gravity of the venue reinforced in our guests the significance of this day."
"Thanks again for helping make the evening a beautiful success for me and my guests."
"Every detail was managed beautifully and I was able to be a guest at the party."
“This is THE PERFECT PARTY!”
EVENTS AND MEETING SPACES
Reminiscent of a California mission’s central courtyard with its striking bell tower and handsome tile, the Museum Plaza provides a spacious alfresco setting.
- 8,300 square feet of open-air event space
- Receptions for up to 750 guests
With its dramatic architecture, vaulted ceilings, and an overlook to Heritage Court, our beautiful lobby provides a perfect setting in which to welcome your guests with warm and inviting hospitality.
- 1,800 square feet of indoor event space
- Receptions for up to 200 guests
- Formal dinners for up to 60 guests
Heritage Court is ideal for a casual luncheon, an elegant dinner, or any lively gathering. This gracious area is surrounded by a colorful panoramic mural depicting both the history and myth of the American West. Your guests access this inviting atrium-like area by descending a grand staircase from the lobby.
- 2,200 square feet of indoor event space
- Receptions for up to 500 guests
- Banquet seating for up to 200 guests
- Theater-style seating for up to 300 guests
Wells Fargo Theater
Available for business presentations, screenings, concerts, and performances, this 207-seat theater is well appointed with SurroundSound, 35mm and 16mm capability, video projectors, and an attached greenroom.
Pine Meadows Lawn
Tented affairs, company picnics, concerts, and festivals are just a few of the event possibilities in this expansive park-like setting.
- Three acres of outdoor event space
- Banquet seating for up to 2,000 guests
- Theater-style seating for up to 4,500
Mary Pickford Education Center
This versatile room has a classroom-style setting with an eighty-person capacity.