Calamigos Equestrian480 Riverside Drive Burbank, CA
With over 75 acres of magnificently landscaped fields and large sycamore trees, the LA Equestrian Center is the ideal location for your event: quiet, secluded, yet centrally located within the historic beauty of Griffith Park.
Let Calamigos create a memorable celebration at the historic LA Equestrian Center.
Calamigos offers charming ceremony sites for bridal couples, and an appealing variety of upscale event spaces for celebrants of all kinds. Calamigos Ranch (best known for hosting decades of special events at their facility in Malibu) have brought their experience to this unique locale. So relax and let them coordinate your entire event.
Ceremonies occur in either of our 2 delightful garden courtyards. Surrounded by roses, jasmine and California pine trees, both private settings are enhanced with a cascading rock waterfall. Or you may choose to get married completely under the elms of our Giant Sycamore Trees. Whatever your choosing, our experienced coordinators will guide you through the details to ensure the day is a glorious one.
For wedding receptions the Equestrian Center offers a variety of unique locales for your event. Our Polo Room has a comfortable bar and lounge separate from its casually elegant dining room. French doors open onto a veranda so guests can enjoy cocktails outdoors or wander off to enjoy the equestrian competitions. The Equestrian Ballroom has a gentrified air, with wood paneling, a built-in bar, cloakroom and rows of tall windows providing a view of hills and surrounding fields.
The newly renovated Grand Prix room offers an elegance that your event requires along with a gorgeous wood burning fireplace for your guests to lounge. The horses and the grounds are impeccably maintained, so everything will be fresh and clean for your event.
An outdoor reception in the afternoon is also a beautiful option. The grace of the trees surrounding the Little White House, offer the ideal location for an afternoon lunch or tea. Many guests choose to use this beautiful location for a unique cocktail location following the ceremony before heading to one of the reception sites. Our lovely Equestrian Terrace also provides an excellent location for post-ceremony mingling among the pine trees.
The Equestrian center offers so many options you’re sure to find a space that complements the style of your wedding. Calamigos has prepared an array of tempting event packages that include plenty of extras, and their acclaimed caterers will happily customize your menu with delicious offerings. All this, and horses too!
Our Polo Room a host to the polo days at the Equestrian center offers a charming setting for your reception. White french doors and windows outline the room and open up onto a private veranda with cascading twinkle lights. The large built-in bar and lounge area is a beautiful centerpiece to the room, guests can mingle and lounge in the bar area and the adjacent patio prior to sitting down for a beautiful meal in this casually elegant dining room. Candlelight and twinkle lights add additional atmosphere into the evening hours.
Beautiful wrought-iron gates invite you into the Grand Equestrian Ballroom, a sophisticated space with golden chandeliers and a built-in bar. A wall of floor-to-ceiling glass panels swivel open to the Equestrian Terrace, a lovely spot for post-reception mingling or an al fresco ceremony among the California Pines. The garden atmosphere is enhanced by a jasmine-covered trellis, rock waterfall, and a view of Griffith Park and the distant mountains. The Ballroom has a raised platform for your entertainment, large dance floor and seating up to 500 guests.
The centerpiece of our elegant Grand Prix Room is a majestic wood-burning fireplace. Whether you have a warm fire burning or candles flickering in the hearth this added feature offers a feeling of warmth to your reception. The rich decor of this great room with its dramatic rectangular chandeliers, golden accents and wood paneling leaves little need for additional decoration. Whether your group is large or small this room can be designed to your needs with seating capacity at 300 guests. Winter weddings ceremonies in front of the fireplace are also popular.
If your style lends itself to a more natural setting overall, an afternoon outdoor reception is also a beautiful option. The grace of the trees surrounding the Little White House offer the ideal location for an afternoon lunch or tea.
Whatever your choice might be, the experienced staff of the Equestrian Center take pride in the look and feel of their location. We’re dedicated to making your event special. One of the favorite sites at the center is the Little White House and Garden Courtyard on the Hunt Field, a vast expanse of lawn shaded sycamore trees. This vintage, white wood-frame cottage seems a world apart, tempting you to sit on the front porch and enjoy the scenery.
Guests enter guided by a candle-lined path that wends its way through the lawn, crowned by a majestic Sycamore tree. Some couples like to say their vows under the tree’s graceful boughs. The Cottage itself, framed by a traditional white picket fence, makes a charming dressing room for the bride.
French doors open to the 2500-square-foot Garden Courtyard, bordered by fragrant rose bushes. At the far end of the courtyard stands the gazebo, where the soothing strains of songbirds and water flowing down a three-tiered fountain enhance the romantic ambiance.
Another elegant ceremony location is our Equestrian Terrace. Beautiful wrought-iron gates invite your guests into this beautiful private garden setting with. Ceremonies take place among the California Pines and the afternoon or night sky. Climbing jasmine, a rock waterfall, Rose trees, and a view of the distant mountains surround the garden atmosphere.
Evening weddings are exceptionally popular at this site due to the charm of hundreds of twinkle lights that encircle the guests. After the ceremony a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass panel doors swivel open into the Ballroom. This charming site also does double duty in the afternoon or evening as a gorgeous cocktail area.
For a bit more romance, many couples choose to use our White Horse-Drawn carriage to escort you to the gates of your ceremony site. Or for a more dramatic effect the carriage can actually ride into the gates of the Little White House at the end of the ceremony, the newly announced Husband and Wife get into the carriage and ride off together for a little time together alone.
You may choose to take photos with the carriage afterwards and then the carriage can escort you to your reception location.