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Frequently Asked Questions

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 Greystone Event FAQ


  • How many people can you accommodate?
  • What time do events end?
  • When can I book my event?
  • Can I bring an outside caterer?
  • Can alcohol be served?
  • Is insurance required?
  • What does rental include? What other charges apply?
  • Can we tent outdoor spaces?
  • Are you accessible to guests with disabilities?
  • Is anything prohibited?
We recommend a maximum of 150 guests for events with a seated dinner. Ceremony only events can fit up to 250 people in the Formal Garden.

Reception-style events (mingling with limited seating) can accommodate more people. Please make sure to discuss your event specifics with us to determine if your preferred guest count will fit.

Exterior events at Greystone end at 9pm.

Residents of the City of Beverly Hills can book special events and wedding receptions up to 11 months in advance. Non-residents can book special events and wedding receptions up to 10 months in advance.

Dates open for wedding ceremony only (without reception) 8 months in advance for Beverly Hills residents and 6 months in advance for non-residents.

Greystone does not have an exclusive caterer list. Our Frequent Caterers have worked at the property multiple times and no fee is charged. Approved Caterers have worked here at least once but not as often as the Frequent Caterers. You (the client) are charged a $1000 refundable deposit to use an Approved Caterer. We also have an approval process if you would like to use another licensed caterer, please contact the Greystone Venue Coordinator for more details.

Yes. Hard alcohol, beer, wine and champagne services require additional insurance that reflects liquor liability. All beverages must be served by a licensed caterer or server. Host bars only. Kegs and shots are not allowed.
Yes. You must provide $2 million per occurrence general liability insurance listing the City of Beverly Hills as the certificate holder and additional insured. The waiver of subrogation is required. If there is alcohol at your event, host liquor liability is required.

Greystone is the location for your event. You will work with outside vendors for rentals (tables, chairs, etc.), catering, and other event needs. A coordinator is required for weddings. Greystone staff can provide an estimate for your event including all fees for park rangers, maintenance, refundable damage deposit, and other fees. Depending on the scope of your event, valet parking service, fire marshal, and/or security may be required. Please see our rates page for more details.

In addition to the rental fee paid to Greystone, we require liability insurance as outlined above, and a public assembly permit is required from the Beverly Hills Fire Department. Other permits may be required if you have a tent, generators, etc.

Most areas cannot be tented. Please discuss details with Greystone staff.
The exterior areas around the mansion are accessible to guests who use a wheelchair or other mobility devices. Due to the historic nature of the property, some areas are not fully accessible. Please discuss any questions with Greystone staff.

Greystone is a city park and historic location, and we have rules that all rental events must follow for the safety of guests and the property. Full rules & regulations are provided in the Greystone Venue Brochure and event application, but here is an overview:

  • Smoking, including vaping and e-cigarettes, is not allowed on any part of the property
  • Candles or other flames are not allowed
  • Service animals are the only animals permitted on the grounds of Greystone
  • All items must be freestanding. No decorations, lights, or other items may be attached to the buildings or trees

If we didn't answer your question on this page or you're ready to book an event, we look forward to assisting you. Please call 310.285.6822 or make an email inquiry.

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