Venue Reservations

Request a Reservation

Host your next event in a lush oasis in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. From intimate weddings to conferences, the UCLA Botanical Garden is a unique and memorable venue for your special occasion. Explore our spaces below, and please note that the largest event we can accommodate is ~125 guests.

• For Venue Reservation Requests: Fill out the form below and we will be happy to assist you with choosing the right fit for your event. You do not need to be affiliated with UCLA to utilize these spaces. ( When planning your event, please note that per UCLA Policy 809: Single-Use Plastics, you may not use disposable single-use plastic Foodware Accessory Items at events. Instead, you may use Reusables or Locally Compostable alternatives. )

UCLA course class sessions may reserve the Outdoor Amphitheater for free. Start your reservation request here.

• To receive an accurate quote, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

On your event reservation, please input appropriate hours for set-up and cleanup (1 hour before and 1 hour after event). Your party is responsible for set-up, breakdown, and clean-up. We recommend bringing at least one additional person to help with this.

Please note:

La Kretz Garden Pavilion + Herbert Plaza are not available from July 8th to August 6th, 2022. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reservation requests must be made at least 2 weeks before the event. We aim to reply to your request within 3 business days. Venue availability is not guaranteed.

Outdoor venue events (at Jewell Terrace and The Nest) must end at or before 5pm. Special events excluded. 

The Process

  • Step 1

    Fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Please include set-up and break-down times.

  • Step 2

    Our team will reply back within 1-3 business days from your request. We will let you know if the venue is available at the time of the request and provide you with a custom rental quote.

  • Step 3

    Once details have been finalized, our team will send you a confirmation email with additional venue information along with a contract and invoice. We will send you PDFs regarding parking, approved vendors, and payment instructions.

La Kretz Garden Pavilion (LKGP)

A stunning, bright, hybrid venue space with furniture that can be configured for a variety of uses. Comes setup as two rooms (100, 101) with 6 tables tables per room. Rooms can be rented individually or together. Additional tables and seats are available and can be setup for panel discussions, theater style for speakers, or any setup you like for parties or meetings (renter is responsible for returning furniture to original positions).  

Glass exterior walls can be opened for a true pavilion style or combined with the Courtyard (Herbert Plaza) for a larger space. A divider wall can be contracted to connect Room 100 and Room 101 into a single, open, curved space.

If interested in renting the Prep Kitchen, reservation of Room 101 is required.

Herbert Plaza (add-on)

A large circular outdoor area that is encircled by the garden pavilion and adjacent to the garden patio and the garden itself.  The surrounding areas are beautifully landscaped with a variety of native plants and there is a tree that sits in the center of the space.  The majority of the space is gravel with some concrete hardscaping near the pavilion. Due to gravel, this space is not available during the rainy season. Client needs to provide all additional rentals. Electrical outlets are available. (Only as an add on to at least one LKGP room)

Park’s Patio

A naturally shaded outdoor space with gorgeous teak furniture. A lush location for a reception with no need for rental furniture. A wonderful addition to a larger reservation to enjoy an outdoor meal. Conveniently located just outside La Kretz Garden Pavilion and feet away from Herbert Plaza. 

Jewell Terrace

Located inside the Botanical Garden along the Stream, Jewell Terrace is a serene and intimate space for smaller gatherings. Three round teak tables with benches are included. Umbrellas are up in summer months. No electricity is available. This space is typically only available to rent during regular garden hours, though some exceptions may be made. 

The Nest Amphitheater

An outdoor amphitheater in the garden with 3 rows of seating.  A gorgeous space surrounded by vibrant plants beneath a Gingko biloba tree. This space is typically only available to rent during regular garden hours, though some exceptions may be made.

Courses listed through UCLA’s Registered Office may reserve this space for a class time without a rental fee, but a reservation is required. 

Sustainability Event Resources

As guests of UCLA, we request that you follow our sustainability policies, including our transition away from single-use plastics and green events guides. Your collaboration goes a long way in helping UCLA reach our sustainability goals. (UCLA Policy 809 )

Please see our Green Events Resources List for approved zero-waste catering services, sustainable serviceware options, and more!

Additional Resources For You

  • 3 large a-frames with liquid chalk markers
  • 3 white foldable tables
  • 1 portable speaker with mic
  • To see the Garden Map, click here.
  • To see the Parking Map with parking information, click here.

(Please input what resources you would like to reserve under the comment section of your request.)

The UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). As a promoter of nature at a California land grant institution, we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.



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