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Famed for being a hot spot in Los Angeles for filming and outdoor events, the Greystone Mansion is now opening its doors to private and corporate parties. Three catering companies have just received licenses from the city to produce the special events.
Designed by Gordon Kaufmann and built in 1928, the Greystone Mansion is owned by the city of Beverly Hills and has long been used for filing and outdoor events. Now the city is looking to expand the mansion’s functions by allowing three companies, SRC Event Group, Wolfgang Puck Catering and Jackson Catering, to host private and corporate parties at the mansion.
Movies such as The Big Sleep, Austin Powers: Goldmember, Indecent Proposal, The Social Network and There Will be Blood have been filmed at the Greystone Mansion and now the city of Beverly Hills has invested millions of dollars to bring it up to speed as an event venue by upgrading the plumbing, heating, air conditioning of the space along with creating a new professional kitchen. Reportedly the city will get a rental fee of “several thousand dollars for each event” along with a commission from the event companies as of 2013.
Built by oil baron Edward Doheny, Greystone is a gothic English-style estate able to accommodate 70 people in its largest space, however the entire mansion can squeeze in around 300 people for a cocktail event. It cost around $3.125 million to complete and features 55 rooms and landscaping by Paul Thiene.
SRC is already planning a “Dining with the Dohenys” event where “actors, dressed in period attire, will play the part of the wealthy family, taking guests on a tour of the house. Each room will feature one course of a dinner.”