Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown
Los Angeles, California
The Venue

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is the perfect venue for South Asian ceremonies and receptions, offering up to 33 different meetings and events spaces. Our 20,467 square-foot Wilshire Grand Ballroom can seat up to 800 guests, followed by smaller indoor and outdoor options. 

Picture your baraat taking place in the city followed by an indoor ceremony. Spire 73, located on the 73rd floor of the hotel, can accommodate ceremonies of 160 guests or less outdoors, where guests can take in panoramic views of the city in a completely open-air space.

Work with our Catering Team are experts in the industry and know exactly what is needed to bring a South Asian event to fruition. 


InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown offers indoor and outdoor space for outside catering, to host your engagement party, Sangeet, Mehndi, or Baraat and religious ceremony as well as wedding reception.


InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is located in the core of Downtown’s historic, entertainment, financial, arts, and sports districts. Ideally placed at the heart of the revitalized, energy-charged urban center of the United States’ second-largest city, the hotel provides first-class hospitality that seamlessly intertwines with the fabric of the burgeoning Downtown area.

Guests can enjoy close proximity to many of L.A.'s most iconic attractions, entertainment and sports venues, as well as easy access to and from both Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Burbank Airport.

Bob Hope (BUR) 15 mi.; approx. 19 min. without traffic
Los Angeles (LAX) 17 mi.; approx. 35 min. without traffic
Long Beach (LGB) 27 mi.; approx. 35 min. without traffic
Airport Shuttle

The hotel does not offer an airport shuttle. Our 24-hour Concierge and Front Desk can assist with securing transportation. From buses to smaller passenger vans or luxurious town car service – we are at your service.



Venues Ceremony Capacity Reception Capacity Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Height
Wilshire Grand I, II, III 1700 1500 Indoor 22'
Hollywood Ballroom I, II 340 250 Indoor 12'
Spire North Deck 150 200 Outdoor N/A


Cocktail Hour Space

Our grand foyer space is 18,000 square feet and boasts a skylight that allows for abundant natural light as well as an attached outdoor terrace.  Here your guests will be able to enjoy city views.  The grand foyer is also conveniently in close proximity to where your caterer can enjoy exclusive use of our kitchen. Our staff will set up and replenish your buffets or tray pass any specially prepared regional cuisine.

Common Space Combos

For South Asian weddings of 350 or more guests - couples can host:


Ceremony: Wilshire Ballroom III, featuring

Natural light
Seating for up to 500 guests
22 foot-tall ceilings for your Mandaap

Cocktail Hour: Wilshire Grand Foyer

Reception: Wilshire Ballroom I & II, featuring

Seating for up to 800 guests 

Banquet Tables

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown offers a variety of seating options. Arrange your space in rounds of 8 – 12 guests using our 60” round tables or 72” round tables.  We can also arrange kings tables by using our rectangular tables. We also offer hotel banquet chairs, linens, chafing dishes, china, crystal stemware and silver, as well as a dance floor and staging which can all be customized.

Bar Set Up

During Cocktail Hour:

During cocktail hour bars are setup in the ballroom foyer. 

During Reception:

During the reception, bars are usually setup in the ballroom, depending on the number of guests. Most couples prefer the bars in the ballroom for the duration of the reception. When they're in the foyer, the event tends to be fragmented.

Keep in Mind

In between wedding events, your guests can enjoy world-class dining at any of our six on-site establishments including all-day international dining experience at Dekkadance on the 69th floor; a sushi bar and omakase at Sora on the 69th floor; upscale vodka bar and lounge experience with light fare at Lobby Lounge on the 70th floor; an elegant American steakhouse with a French twist at La Boucherie on the 71st floor; cocktails and small bites at Spire 73, the tallest open-air bar in the Western Hemisphere.

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Venue + closest airport(s)

General Pricing


Range from approx. $4000-$7000 including service and tax.
Read ShaadiShop's guide on Understanding Venue Service Charge and Tax.


A per person outside catering plate fee applies.


Pricing for your reception is based on a six-hour, unlimited consumption.

Premium Liquor Package @ $120.00 per person (not including taxes and service charge*) 
The package includes the following alcoholic and non-alcoholic items.
(subject to change)  

Grey Goose Vodka
Bombay Sapphire Gin
Bacardi Dark Rum
Patron Silver Tequila
Crown Royal
Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon
Red and White Wine Poured Table side During Dinner Service 
Sparkling Wine
Imported and Domestic Beers
Soft Drinks and Mineral Waters
Tea, Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee

​Read ShaadiShop's guide on Understanding Venue Service Charge and Tax.

Please Note: 
Reception prices do not include food.  Your food will come from your outside caterer.
For a plated dinner through an outside caterer, an additional surcharge will apply.
Request a quote for more info. 

Prices are approximations to give you a sense of the venue's fees.
They're meant to educate and save you time as you explore venues for your wedding.
Prices are subject to change.

Listed prices do not replace quotes and proposals from InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown.

Prices are approximations to give you a sense of the venue's fees.
They're meant to educate and save you time as you explore venues for your wedding.
Prices are subject to change.
Listed prices do not replace quotes and proposals from the InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles.

Package Inclusions

Ceremony Package Includes:

Standard banquet chairs for indoor ceremonies
Garden chairs for outdoor ceremonies
Water Stations
Microphone and Speaker Sound System

Reception Package Includes:

Tables for guest seating

Standard banquet chairs
Wood parquet dance floor
House china, glassware, flat-ware
House linens and napkins (gray, ivory, white)
Buffet tables 
Bar setup for cocktail hour and the reception
One King Room for the couple on the night of their event 

The hotel will also work with your catering team to provide some serving equipment. Those details provided by the hotel’s Catering team.


Event Parking
Valet-only: $22/car

Overnight Parking 
Valet-only: $45/car

Hotel Rooms


High-speed double-decker elevators provide a 40-second ride to an innovative Sky Lobby on the 70th floor, where guests check-in over 1,000 feet above street level. InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is happy to set-up a courtesy room block of up to 10 rooms. 

Anything over 10 rooms will be contracted.

Read ShaadiShop's guide on Room Blocks for South Asian Weddings.

Outside Catering

Ceremony Flame Indoors

Ceremony Flame Outdoors

Horse Baraat

Elephant Baraat

Day-of Coordinator Required?

Rain Back up?

Gazebo For Ceremony?


Indoor Ceremony Capacity


Outdoor Ceremony Capacity


Reception Capacity

Gazebo Spaces

While we do not have Gazebo space, a mandap and altar can easily be built on-site.

Outside Catering

Outside caterers are welcome at InterContinental with required licensing and insurance. All caterers must carry at least $1,000,000.00 in liability insurance. Please ask your preferred caterer to provide: 

Letters of reference from other luxury hotels
Copies of Liability Insurance and Serv-Safe cards for all their staff who are on-site 
Be willing to meet and walk the space with our Executive Chef, Director of Food & Beverage and Catering Staff 

The Catering Team at InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown are well-versed in these requirements and look forward to welcoming your preferred caterer to our Hotel.

Kitchen Access

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown is one of the few venues that allows complete access to a full kitchen which is complete with walk in refrigerator, deep-fryer, gas stoves and dish washing area.  There is ample storage space and load-in the day prior is always an option if needed. There may also be a kitchen-access fee to utilize this space and equipment.

Ceremony & Baraat Info

Outdoor Ceremony Flame:

You may be required to obtain a fire permit from the local Fire Marshal. It's your responsibility to apply and acquire the permit - the venue does not take care of this, nor any associated costs. Contact the Los Angeles Fire Department for more info. 

Indoor Ceremony Flame:

You will be required to obtain a fire permit from the local Fire Marshal. It's your responsibility to apply and acquire the permit - the venue does not take care of this, nor any associated costs. Contact the Los Angeles Fire Department for more info. 

Anand Karaj:

Our Hollywood Ballroom is the perfect space for your Anand Karaj. At 5,300 square-feet with wall-to-wall carpeting, natural light, and an adjacent outdoor space accessible through a retractable glass garage door, this ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests.  Lunch can be arranged in the attached outdoor foyer and space to follow.  


We have options for an indoor or outdoor baraat.  Our catering team will walk you through each space and assist with securing the required permits to make your dreams a reality. 


Our Catering team can assist in connecting you with the City of Los Angeles and/or local Fire Marshall for any permits required.   

Nearby Temples/Mosques

Click for a list of Temples, Gurdwaras, and Masjids in Southern California. ShaadiShop has no affiliation with these organizations. The list is provided as a courtesy.


All vendors that work on your events must be licenced and insured. They will be required to provide the hotel, copies of of their documents stating as such. Additional policies and requirements, may apply to vendors. The Catering team at the hotel will provide that info.