The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority offers some of the most beautiful and memorable settings in Southern California to host outdoor weddings, receptions, banquets, and events of all kinds. From simple mountaintop ceremonies to more elaborate affairs in richly landscaped settings, we can help you find the perfect spot to celebrate your special day.
Lush garden courtyards, historic halls, grassy fields, and secluded, picturesque landscapes are all available for a variety of occasions and special uses including:
- Galas & Cocktail Parties
- Film premieres
- Bar & bat mitzvahs
- Holiday parties
- Family reunions
- Engagement and Bridal Showers
- Organizational/Company Picnics and Retreats
- Covid19-safe Drive-In and Drive-Through Events
- Music, Lifestyle and Market Festivals
- Outdoor Expos and Trade-Shows
- Pop-up Art Installations and Performances
The MRCA also has great meeting spaces. Groups of all sizes can find a perfect, easily accessible, serene location to hold a private board retreat, a symposium, a team building program, or a large-scale conference.
We have unique and comfortable indoor facilities for small group overnights, or large group retreats in parks with access to wonderful hiking trails and other natural amenities including outdoor amphitheaters, fresh air, and starry nights. We even can arrange private group camping.
Although we can arrange events in any of our 75,000 acres of parkland, some of our most popular venues include:
Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Upper Las Virgenes Ranch
Franklin Canyon Park
Temescal Gateway Park
King Gillette Ranch
Ed Davis Park, Towsley Canyon
Vista Hermosa Natural Park
Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park (formerly Marsh Park)
We are here to help! Contact our experienced event specialists to help you find a unique and memorable location.
From simple mountaintop ceremonies to more elaborate affairs in richly landscaped settings, you can find the perfect location to hold the wedding of your dreams in one of our parks.
Receptions, Formal Private Parties & Company Picnics
Lush garden courtyards, historic halls, and grassy fields are all available for a variety of events including galas, fundraisers, film premieres, graduations, proms, quinceañeras, bar & bat mitzvahs, holiday parties, anniversaries, family reunions and memorials.
Groups of all sizes can find just the right spot to hold a private retreat, a symposium, a team building program, or a large-scale conference.
Festivals, Drive-Ins, Expos and Large-Scale Public Events
Rolling lawns and large parking areas offer ample space for public and ticketed events such as music, lifestyle and food festivals, pop-up art installations and public performances, market expos and trade shows and car shows.
Our spaces are also ideal for socially-distanced events such as drive-in movie and concerts, immersive drive-through events and other car-based parades.
Interconnected trails and adjacent parking spaces provide opportunities to host fun-runs, trail races and guided and group hikes, as well as base camps and starting points for long-distance cycle and running events.