The Millennium Biltmore Hotel wedding is an unforgettable experience because this hotel in the heart of LA has more than you can imagine: a history for more than 90 years, fascinating Spanish-Italian Renaissance interiors, and flawless service. If you dream about a sophisticated, elegant, or lavish celebration in the historical scenery, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel will be an excellent choice.
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Location & History of the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles
Millennium Biltmore Hotel is located opposite Pershing Square in Downtown LA. For the guests and visitors, there is self-parking available.
It’s a full-service hotel and an event venue right in the heart of the historical part of the city. The hotel itself is an architectural masterpiece, built in 1923. The same architects who built the Bank of America created this luxury hotel combining Revival and Beaux Arts styles.
Probably, no other LA property has appeared in more films than the Millennium Biltmore, among them Spider Man, Cruel Intentions, National Treasure, and others. The hotel was an early home to the Academy Awards ceremony — the Oscars. The hotel interiors, as well as exteriors, remind of timeless Hollywood chic. If you choose the hotel as your wedding venue, you’ll find here a perfect combo of unique historical-cultural interiors, spacious ceremony & reception sites, and impeccable service. Your Millennium Biltmore Hotel wedding will be a part of history.
Amenities of Millennium Biltmore Hotel
As a big luxurious hotel, the Millennium Biltmore offers lots of services for its guests, among them:
- one hour for the ceremony & 5 hours for your reception,
- choose between more than 10 offered events sites,
- on-side catering,
- an open bar,
- a wedding cake service,
- 2-night accommodation for the newlyweds at The Inn on Biltmore Estate (check in advance with the hotel).
How much does it cost to have a wedding at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel? It will depend on which event site you’ll choose: the hotel offers more than 10 banquet and ball rooms for every taste and budget. An approximate Millennium Biltmore hotel wedding cost starts from $5,000 (caterer’s fee is not included).
You can also organize your rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid luncheon/ brunch/tea or get ready for your wedding in one of the suites as the couple from the pictures below did.
Event Sites of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Hotel offers about 70,000 sq. ft. (6,503 sq. m) of event space. There are 18 meeting rooms with the entire capacity of 3,836 people and 5 luxurious ballrooms, so you’ll really have to choose. The newlyweds usually choose between:
- Crystal Ballroom with the maximum capacity of 800 guests,
- Gold Ballroom holding 350 guests,
- Tiffany Room that can host about 300 guests
- Emerald Room with 350 guests,
- Bernards event space with the capacity of 190.
Bridal & Groom Preparation at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
The couple rented a beautiful room at the Millenium hotel some hours before their ceremony at the Majestic Downtown. The hotel is just 5 minutes from this beautiful venue. Their aim was not only to have a fully equipped dressing area with all facilities but also to make their First Look in the historical interiors of the hotel.
Apart from the big space and perfect lighting of the dressing area (that you can see from the pictures), this room keeps the old Hollywood ambiance for which the hotel is famous. Vintage furniture and draperies, light-colored walls, and gold decor details add to this atmosphere.
First Look & Couples Shots at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
The couple made their First Look in the famous lobby of the Millennium Biltmore. The highlight of the scene is a luxurious vintage staircase, a timeless backdrop looking like a fairytale. With all the film history that the hotel has, you will easily imagine yourself inside an old Hollywood film.
In the hotel’s historical scenery, any couple shots will be stunning. The couple in the photos rented a black limo and we took lots of couple portraits in front of the hotel facade and on the way to the Majestic Downtown.
Ceremony & Reception sites of Millennium Biltmore Hotel
One of the most favored rooms for the ceremony at the Millennium Biltmore is the Gold Room. It is a very special event space, used for decades as a dining room for celebrities and nobility. Wood paneled walls, high gold-coffered ceilings, giant arched windows, and lots of gold decor details create a lux atmosphere. Thanks to its exquisite luxury, this room was the Las Vegas casino featured in the Season 4 episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. So, it’s a great choice for a lavish ceremony with a big amount of guests.
For your large-scale reception up to 400 guests, you can also choose any of the other rooms. For example, the Crystal Ballroom is not less impressive compared to the Gold Room. This room is known as ‘the birthplace of Oscar’ where during the Academy’s grand banquet, the idea of the Oscar Statuette was born. So, your reception here may be just as great as many before. Another space — the Tiffany Room serves as an additional space connected to the Crystal Room. It has its own unique vibe with classic or antique styled decorations. You can rent both rooms to organize your ceremony & reception very close to each other yet in different locations.
And, the Biltmore Bowl Room with its 11,546 sq ft is one of the largest event spaces at the Millennium Biltmore. It’s the epitome of elegance and royalty for large events with 1,000 guests. The greatest socially meaningful events were held here, such as the Academy Awards meetings. The overall room’s interior transfers this Hollywood’s Golden Era-period ambiance.
For a smaller reception and party, you can choose the Emerald Room that has its own flavor of history and original interior with green painting motifs. The room can hold 300-350 guests.
So, this historical hotel in Downtown LA is a great place for your Millennium Biltmore Hotel wedding & reception on a grand scale or for any pre-wedding events: rehearsals, bridal preparation, as well as for a wedding photoshoot with a touch of Hollywood glamour (as in the photos you see here).