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(323) 886-4949

About Us

WHAT IS THE MYSTIQUE OF THE HOUDINI ESTATE?
This legendary $15 million landmark can be all yours for a short-term rental. It provides a unique and exclusive way to escape far-flung venues and the usual hotels, as well as create lifelong remembrances. In addition to enjoying a historic house beautifully decorated according to Houdini’s era, you will experience the magic of centenary trees in five acres of romantic gardens tended by 15 gardeners, intriguing artwork in unexpected places, seasonally curated flowers, sunny and shady photographic vistas, nine levels for entertainment, various locations for meals and ceremonies, hours of hiking trails, hidden passageways, a natural spring, a three-story waterfall, and outdoor and indoor jacuzzis. Your guests will never be bored.

Brilliantly colored koi, regal peacocks, inquisitive turtles, giant bullfrogs, stately blue herons, and wild deer and their babies also add a unique charm to the estate. All of this in famed Laurel Canyon, two traffic lights from the Sunset Strip.

When your celebration is at The Houdini Estate, people do come; don’t count on available seats. And they will remember your event for a lifetime.

SHOWINGS
We receive many requests, but The Houdini Estate rarely opens its gates to visitors. As part of the selection process, we ask your group for a $100 donation for an exclusive tour and send someone knowledgeable about the Houdini Estate and event planning to open up the property and explain its possibilities. Your $100 is donated entirely to an IRS-recognized charity and you receive a $100 credit toward your rent. Bring comfortable shoes and reserve an hour for the showing. We are kid and pet friendly.

CURRENT 2020 RATES, ENTIRE ESTATE, FOR A CELEBRATION OF UP TO EIGHT HOURS. ONE DAY AND NIGHT INCLUDED.
(Count hosts, guests, vendors, staff, and performers in your total approximate headcount.)
Rate #1 - Up to 100 people $14,990
Rate #2 - 101 to 125 people $16,990
Rate #3 - 126 to 150 people $18,990
Rate #4 - 151 to 175 people $20,990
Rate #5 - 176 to 200 people $21,990
Rate #6 - 201 to 225 people $23,990
Rate #7 - 226 to 250 people $25,990
Rate #8 - 251 to 275 people $27,990
Rate #9 - 276 to 300 people $29,990
Rate #10 - 301 to 350 people $30,990
Rate #11 - 351 to 400 people $31,990
Rate #12 - 401 to 450 people. $32,990
Rate #13 - 451 to 500 people $33,990
Rate #14 - 501 to 600 people $34,990

FAMILY AFFAIRS, SECOND CONSECUTIVE EVENT, 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT LUNCHEONS, AND BUSINESS MEETINGS (SUNDAY TO THURSDAY NIGHTS)
Rate #15 - Up to 30 people $4,600 (SECOND EVENTS ONLY)
Rate #16 - 31 to 45 people $5,700 (SECOND EVENTS ONLY)
Rate #17 - 46 to 60 people $6,990
Rate #18 - 61 to 75 people $7,900
Rate #19 - 76 to 90 people $9,000
Rate #20 - 91 to 105 people $10,100
Rate #21 - 106 to 125 people $11,200
Rate #22 - 126 to 150 people $13,990
Rate #23 - 151 to 200 people $14,990
Rate #24 - 201 to 250 people $15,990
Rate #25 - 251 to 300 people $17,990

MINIMUM EVENT RENTAL
$9,990 minimum for weekend
$6,990 minimum for weekday
10% holiday surcharge during national holidays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Cinco de Mayo along with their related weekends.

EVENTS
You are welcome to enter the grounds to prepare the estate, have your celebration, spend the night, and the following morning after the event, tear down, collect your belongings, rest, and enjoy the property until 11 a.m.

ADDITIONAL SERVICE CHARGES
Cleaning fee: $399
Extra bed service: $59 each
Outdoor heater service: $59 each
Pool heating: $100 each day
Firewood per fireplace: $59
City tax: 14% of overnight stay portion of rent
$150 penalty charge per additional person above the event rate plan you select.
10% of the rental amount for each additional hour beyond eight hours that an event overextends.

PARKING
The gated and fenced estate can park 50 cars for a typical gathering and up to 150 cars with a valet. With shuttles, valet, Uber, and Lyft, the spacious property can host up to 1,500 people.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE
We provide the estate and its engineering support staff; you have the creative freedom to bring your own caterers, musicians, equipment, rentals and decorations. We’re also happy to make suggestions about vendors and help you in planning your event. Please note that outdoor music of moderate volume is allowed until 10 p.m. per ordinance; and indoors until 1:30 a.m.

ADDITIONAL RENTAL
Additional weekday night for up to 15 people: $1,750
Additional weekend night for up to 15 people: $3,000
Each additional group of up to 15 people is $1,500 per group.
You can also book an additional overnight stay.
Eight people can comfortably sleep in the house’s four bedrooms.
Inquire if you need nearby houses to lodge guests.

WINTER LOW-BUDGET OPTIONS
Events receive a 20% discount in January, 15% discount in February, 10% discount in March.

VACATION RENTALS
You’re welcome to stay at The Houdini Estate without booking an event. The minimum vacation rental is three days and two nights. Weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are $1,750 per night; weekend nights (Friday and Saturday) are $3,000 per night. All short-term rentals including those with events are plus city tax if people stay overnight at the house. Eight people can comfortably sleep in the house’s four bedrooms. Regular check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m.

PHOTOGRAPHY & FILMING
Private photography or filming sessions at the property are available Sunday to Friday. If your desired private photo or filming session is on a Saturday, it can be booked only within 30 days of the desired date, not before. The minimum charge is $1,750 for Sunday to Friday and $3,000 for Saturdays, for one to three hours in the garden. Thereafter, the rate is $399 per hour. If you wish to shoot inside the house, there is an additional $500 charge. Up to 25 people are allowed at the photo session; more than 25 is priced as an event. There is access to two restrooms outside. Professional photography and filming have different payment parameters; please inquire.

PAYMENT
A 10% reservation fee, with a $2,000 minimum, holds your desired dates; the first third of the remaining balance is due 30 days after paying the reservation fee; the second third is due 120 days before your arrival; the last payment is due no later than 90 days prior to the rental. Credit cards, checks, wires, and cash are accepted. Weddings need 40% security deposit; other events require a 100% security deposit.

Please visit us at www.TheHoudiniEstate.com. For questions not covered in this letter or on our website, please e-mail us at [email protected] We’ll be glad to hear from you!

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Rev 7/13/2020


Nakisha Butts

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  • A beautiful place for any event so many backdrops for photo ops and very romantic everything you need is there

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 14,990.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 14,990.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Parking

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

    430

    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

    16

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    6

    Describe your venue

    Art Gallery, Ballroom, Banquet Hall, Garden, Historic Building, Mansion, Museum, Park, Resort

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March



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