Temescal Canyon Conference and Retreat Center
is nestled in a quiet canyon just east of the
Pacific Palisades coastline and is bordered
by the majestic Santa Monica Mountains. With
its native plant landscape and a rich coastal
wilderness you may witness the change of seasons
in all of its colorful glory. Although the park
is conveniently close to the city, its unparalleled
natural beauty will make you feel as though
you've entered another world.
place of tranquil beauty, Temescal Gateway Park
has a setting for any occasion. A favorite spot
is Woodland Terrace, a wide field of lush green
grass where children can run and play or large
weddings may be held surrounded by trees. It
is conveniently located close to Woodland
Hall which features a floor to ceiling slate
fireplace, dark wood beams, and elegant Craftsman-style
chandeliers. This lovely hall may be used for
receptions, meetings, or simple dining. Best
of all, there is a commercial kitchen available
for catering use.
Hall, located deeper in the canyon, was
built as a chapel in the early 1900’s.
It is an exquisite space with a 30-foot high
pitched wood ceiling, a carpeted floor, and
a stage with an electronic screen. The two main
walls of glass windows open out onto a garden
of sycamore trees and flowers, bringing nature
into the room.
the path up the canyon to encounter another
beautiful spot, a vast, grassy meadow shaded
by native sycamores. In the early 1900’s,
this area served as an outdoor auditorium for
the Chautauqua Movement. Sycamore Valley is
ideal for those who want a ceremony in totally
natural surroundings with a scenic view of the
to spend the night tucked away in the canyon?
There are six new California bungalow-style
dorms with a 64-bed capacity; eight rustic cabins
with a 90-bed capacity; one elegant honeymoon
cottage; and one newly renovated family style
Gateway Park is a lovely sanctuary. Host an event
here, and you will have a lifetime of memories.
you have any questions or need additional information,
please feel free to contact the Temescal Gateway
Park Event Coordinator at (310) 454-1395 x.103.