LA VENTA INN
From your first visit to La Venta until your last guests’ goodbye, our staff is committed to providing a first-class experience. Exclusive use of the property, an event team that will fulfill your every desire and a culinary team that will astound your guests, a La Venta you are in good hands!
Built in 1923, La Venta Inn was the first structure on the Palos Verdes peninsula. Architects Walter and Pierpont Davis designed the building while the Olmstead brothers, famous for designing Central Park in New York, created the gardens.
La Venta was originally built to serve as a clubhouse for the entertainment of prospective land developers. By the late 1920s, La Venta became a famous black-tie restaurant and was transformed in the 1930s into a weekend retreat for such notable people as Charles Lindberg, Tyrone Power, Cary Grant and Gloria Swanson. During World War II, La Venta’s tower was utilized as a 24-hour lookout point for the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1944, La Venta was purchased by a local family as a private residence, who then opened the property as a celebration site to the public in the mid-1950s.
The New York Food Company took over management of this historic beauty in 1992 to function solely as a special events venue. Since then, La Venta has undergone a major facelift to restore some of the historic and charming touches that had eroded over time.
Today, La Venta Inn continues to be the perfect setting for weddings, private parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special events