Non-Traditional Venues

Non-Traditional Venues

Some events call for an extra special venue - find what you're looking for in Long Beach.

The Cove – Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center’s newest turnkey, special event space is unlike any venue you’ve seen. The Cove occupies the area on the Seaside Way underpass in front of the Seaside Ballroom and Meeting Rooms. Large crystal chandeliers glitter from the ceiling and the concrete pillars are encrusted with special barnacle-like lighting fixtures. Built-in LED lighting makes this special event space completely turnkey and totally customizable for an array of special events. 

Aquarium of the Pacific - For social or corporate events, picnics and fun nights out the Aquarium’s sense of wonder is sure to delight your guests and attendees. Premiere Catering’s savory delights will tickle your senses and please your palate with our culinary presentation and services at the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Every catered affair at the Aquarium of the Pacific is a one-of-a-kind experience that furnishes more than food and fun—it creates the kind of memories that will endure long after your last guest departs.

Brouwerij West – A nontraditional brewery located at the Port of Los Angeles, Brouwerij West brews beer in the classic Belgian style. Although they just opened recently, this brewery hosts a plethora of its own special events and is open for private events as well. The simplistic elegance of the space makes it the perfect blank canvas for any special event.

Federal Bar Underground – The Federal Bar is a bustling Gastropub and entertainment venue on Pine Avenue in the heart of downtown Long Beach. Beneath the two-level restaurant in the converted subterranean storage rooms, formerly the bank’s vault, you’ll find a speakeasy known as the Federal Underground. 

The Federal Underground is an event space like no other in Long Beach. It stands our as a turnkey event space, full of character and charm. Featuring full-service Federal Bar catering, a full-service bar, the bank’s original vault, LED lighting and integrated sound, built-in projection capabilities, and in-house event furniture, the Federal Underground offers the utmost of ease in planning your next event.

Sky Room – Considered the best restaurant in Long Beach, The Sky Room Restaurant is just a short walk from the Long Beach Convention Center and features one of the most spectacular views of the downtown waterfront. The restaurant offers private dining space complete with audio visual equipment. Consider this space for intimate dinners or lively cocktail hours!

Terrace Theater Lobby and Plaza - Located at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Terrace Theater Plaza was recently nominated as one of the top 3 Best New Special Event Venues by Bizbash. This outdoor space is equipped with pre-rigged audio and visual capabilities. Inside the Performing Arts Center, the Terrace Lobby is a new space that mezmerizes with custom chandeliers and LED lighting. The Plaza is perfect for an opening or closing reception (with fireworks!) or for a community movie night! 

The Loop – The Loop is the perfect setting for events and programming of all kinds. In the coming months The Loop will be host to a variety of activities, ticketed programs and private events. The versatile space is a spectacular backdrop for organizations that are seeking a unique experience for their event goers.

Although they are not yet taking requests, those interested can sign up for the monthly newsletter to stay in the loop about event opportunities at The Loop.

Photo by Ryan Scoltock

At the Top - A brand new venue opening in downtown Long Beach on the Second floor of Shannon's on Pine Avenue. This venue will hosts its first event on New Years! This space will be an awesome new music venue and event space, conveniently located just steps from the Convention Center and dozens of restaurants. 

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