1st Floor - Artistry - Petersen Automotive Museum

6060 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90036
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The 1st floor is dedicated to the ARTISTRY of cars, as inspiration and as a canvas for artistic expression. One of this floor’s key attributes is a 168-foot wall, where you can project event-enhancing images such as a sunset, starry night sky, or personal photos. Built in floor amenities include restrooms and elevators in the center of the floor, the prime event space is located near our loading dock for easy load in and load out. This floor is also home to the Hammer Gallery, featuring the most beautifully artistically painted cars in the world, you can also enjoy our Grand Concourse walk way which takes you from our main garage entry all the way out to Wilshire Blvd. Ceiling heights on this floor are 15ft. The second floor focuses on the INDUSTRY of the automobile, examining the many nuances of technology, design and function that comprise the production of a motor vehicle. Built in floor amenities include restrooms and elevators in the center of the floor, you have a convenient exit way to the parking lot to load in and out. This floor is also home to the Forza Experience room, you can rent out this room for your guest as an added cost, next to the Forza room your guest can indulge in the Motorsports Gallery an experience that submerses you into a day at the races through a 180 degree projection view. On this Floor you can also see the following exhibits: Maserati, Alternate Fuels, Petersen History, Customization, Art Center, Industry Professionals, Mortorcycles, and our Pixar room. The third floor of the museum is the HISTORY floor, dedicated to the long relationship between automobiles and drivers, and the ways we have re-imagined the car to suit our needs and desires. Built in floor amenities include restrooms and elevators in the center of the floor. This floor is home to the vast Perspectives Gallery, a broad look at automotive history from its inception, as well as the popular Hollywood Gallery, home to some of the most iconic vehicles from film and television. The HISTORY floor also displays artwork of car design concepts from the past, as well as a replication of the Western Avenue mural depicting Los Angeles’ most famous landmarks. For weddings, the Rooftop Penthouse & Terrace is the most popular choice. Occupying the entire 4th floor, it’s an architecturally intriguing space: an all-glass “room” surrounded by a smooth, slate patio. You can have your ceremony on one side of the patio and host a seated reception on the other, using the glass-enclosed penthouse itself for cocktails and dancing. You’re free to choreograph your celebration any way you like, and no matter where you are, you’ll be cooled by passing breezes and enjoy panoramic vistas of the Hollywood Hills, along with a birds-eye view of Miracle Mile. At night, Los Angeles becomes a sea of glittering lights, lending a romantic sparkle to your evening soirée.

General Details

Type :Museum

Floor Level : 1

Ceiling :15 ft

Room Size :13315 sq ft

Supported Room Configurations

Classroom : 706

Open: 400

Banquet : 250

Theatre : 300


  • Windows
  • Heat
  • AC
  • Bathroom
  • Elevator
  • Kitchen
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tables / Chairs
  • Permanent Stage


  • Internet Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Whiteboards
  • Built-in AV
  • Built-in Screens
  • LCD Projector
  • Overhead Projector
  • Conference Phone
  • Video Conferencing


  • In house


Parking is provided at additional price.

Special Restrictions

Additional fees will apply for audio visual services and rentals.

6 hour min


Insurance Required
Chamber/CVB Member
Catering available
No smoking allowed
Wireless available

Cancellation Policy

50% back 90 days out

To check availability or schedule a site visit, please complete the inquiry form.
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