Cross the exquisite Swan Lake and stroll through the stunning paradise gardens of this exclusive oasis of Hotel Bel-Air. As one of the top luxury hotels in Los Angeles, Hotel Bel-Air has won consistent praise for its impeccable service, luxuriously-appointed rooms and charming atmosphere. Indulge in modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences, courtesy of Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air, where the menu is based on locally sourced ingredients from farmers’ markets, served in a smart dining room or on the pretty garden terrace.
Sparkling Swan Lake, enchanting grottos, charming bridges and stone fountains lend to the fairy-tale ambiance that Hotel Bel-Air has been known for over half a century. Brides and grooms will appreciate a bespoke wedding program, flawlessly executed by designated service professionals, that showcases our spectacular grounds and idyllic setting. Hotel Bel-Air gives Grace Ormonde Wedding Style readers an insider's look on planning a wedding at Los Angeles's Iconic hotel.
GOWS: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Unparalleled, Iconic, Timeless.
GOWS: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: Depending on the flexibility of the couple and their dates, it could be as early as 18 months in advance and as late as four months prior to the wedding date.
GOWS: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: We have a team of Catering Managers who assist with designing menus and the overall look and feel of the event. However, we do require the client to enlist the services of an event planner to coordinate the off-site details (ie: invitations, dress shopping, etc.). This person is also someone they can liaise with on the day of the wedding so we are not bothering couples with details or questions on their wedding date.
GOWS: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: Hotel Bel-Air is an intimate Five-Star property offering a selection of stylish guestrooms and specialty suites, and a variety of event space options.
GOWS: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: In addition to an elegant ballroom and garden spaces, Swan Lake provides an enchanting backdrop for wedding ceremonies. Several indoor and outdoor options are available for receptions, depending on the size and vision of the wedding couple.
GOWS: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: As a full service property, we offer a Spa by La Prairie for massages or any desired pre-wedding treatment. Yoga is also offered on property every weekend. Our team is also available to assist with organizing any personalized touches or special activities the couple may wish to enjoy.
GOWS: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menu customization?
A: Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air is truly a bespoke experience wedding couples participate in a menu tasting prior to their wedding day, with our Executive Chef and Executive Pastry Chef on-hand to tailor the menu according to their specifications and vision. Our menus serve as guidelines to provide our clients an idea of what can be provided, however we will customize their menu exactly as they prefer.
GOWS: What does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: At Hotel Bel-Air no detail is left to chance. Our entire team is committed to ensuring the ultimate wedding experience for the couple, their families and their guests. We make a personal investment in each and every event, and our clients are our family.