Temescal Gateway Park
Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center is nestled in a quiet canyon just east of the Pacific Palisades coastline and is bordered by the majestic Santa Monica Mountains. With its native plant landscape and a rich coastal wilderness you may witness the change of seasons in all of its colorful glory. Although the park is conveniently close to the city, its unparalleled natural beauty will make you feel as though you’ve entered another world.
A place of tranquil beauty, Temescal Gateway Park has a setting for any occasion. A favorite spot is Woodland Terrace, a wide field of lush green grass where children can run and play or large weddings may be held surrounded by trees. It is conveniently located close to Elizabeth Cheadle Hall which features a floor to ceiling slate fireplace, dark wood beams, and elegant Craftsman-style chandeliers. This lovely hall may be used for receptions, meetings, or simple dining. Best of all, there is a commercial kitchen available for catering use.
Historic Stewart Hall, located deeper in the canyon, was built as a chapel in the early 1900’s. It is an exquisite space with a 30-foot high pitched wood ceiling, a carpeted floor, and a stage with an electronic screen. The two main walls of glass windows open out onto a garden of sycamore trees and flowers, bringing nature into the room.
Follow the path up the canyon to encounter another beautiful spot, a vast, grassy meadow shaded by native sycamores. In the early 1900’s, this area served as an outdoor auditorium for the Chautauqua Movement. Sycamore Valley is ideal for those who want a ceremony in totally natural surroundings with a scenic view of the mountains.
Want to spend the night tucked away in the canyon? There are six new California bungalow-style dorms with a 64-bed capacity; eight rustic cabins with a 90-bed capacity; one elegant honeymoon cottage; and one newly renovated family style cabin.
Temescal Gateway Park is a lovely sanctuary. Host an event here, and you will have a lifetime of memories.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the Temescal Gateway Park Event Coordinator, Joyce Whitehead or phone her at (310) 454-1395 x 221.