Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weddings at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills

I attended a wine tasting benefit at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills over the weekend and discovered what a great place it is for events - including weddings!

For those of you not familiar with the Greystone Mansion, here's a little history: The mansion was built in 1928 for Ned Doheny and his family; Doheny a rich oil man during that time. The mansion consisted of 55 rooms in 46,054 square feet of living space. After being sold a couple of times in the 1950s, the mansion and surrounding property was sold in 1965 to the city of Beverly Hills and is now used as a park, with the grounds often rented out to weddings and filmings. In fact, many interior scenes for "There Will Be Blood" were shot at the mansion. Other movies filmed on location at the Greystone Mansion include "Rush Hour," "Ghostbusters," "The Big Lebowski," and "Indecent Proposal."

The Greystone Mansion is a beautiful location for weddings, offering many different outdoor ceremony sites including: the formal gardens, which feature a grassy lawn and cascading fountain; the Terrace, which features a view of the city and reflection pond; and the former pool area, of which I snapped the photo below:



Rental fees for weddings and other events at the Mansion begin at $292.90 per hour for residents and $371.00 per hour for non-residents, with a 2-hour minimum, with up to 100 guests. The fee increases with increased number of guests. You can find more info at:

Greystone Mansion.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There were not 'many scenes' in "There Will Be Blood" shot at Greystone....just the ending in the bowling alley.
and it is my understanding it wasn't 'sold' to the city of Beverly Hills, it was donated.

gigglesoup said...

Wow, this criticism was super-fast. However, if you go to their site you'll see this: "The mansion remained vacant until 1965, when the City of Beverly Hills purchased the property from Mr. Crown for $1.3 million, planning to locate the City's largest water reservoir, a 19-million gallon tank, on the site. In 1971, the entire site, including the mansion, was formally dedicated as a City of Beverly Hills public park."

As for "many scenes..." I've read "interior mansion scenes were filmed" and I've read "bowling alley scene" was filmed. Give me a break.