Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills
One of the loveliest villas in Beverly Hills, this neo-classical mansion is tucked away on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles with a panoramic view stretching from downtown to the Pacific. The 18-acre grounds are magnificently landscaped with lush gardens, cypress trees, fountains and terraces. It’s a hidden gem, reminiscent of Tuscany, and an idyllic location for an elegant elopement or wedding.
A Registered Historic Landmark built in 1910 by the oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny, the mansion is now the property of the City of Beverly Hills. Originally a private villa with 55 rooms, tennis courts, a wine cellar —even a bowling alley, it has been featured in several movies such as The Social Network and Spider Man. You can choose to rent the mansion for a larger wedding but for an elopement, you have the option of renting the grounds for as little as one hour. (Choose the late afternoon to get optimal slight for your photographs. The places for your elopement ceremony are the formal garden, the cypress walk, forecourt, the mansion courtyard, and the reflection pond. Each of these offers a different feeling. The terrace gives you a breathtaking view as a backdrop; the reflection pool and cypress walk offer an intimate, natural environment and the mansion courtyard gives you jaw-dropping architectural background. If you are opting for a reception, the best caterers in Los Angeles are affiliated with the venue (think Wolfgang Puck). But Los Angeles is a city filled with an extraordinary selection of restaurants, perfect for romantic dinner a deux.
The mansion is such an amazing wedding venue, that it can booked up to two years in advance. So if you decide to go for it, make your booking as soon as possible. For an elopement, you can book the Villa just for a few hours which is perfect, I highly suggest booking around sunset. You can then have an intimate dinner in one of Los Angeles iconic restaurants.