Long Beach Event Center


 Director of Marketing

Long Beach Event Center

855 Elm Ave, Long Beach, California 90813, United States


Every one deserves that special touch.

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The Ernest Borgnine Theatre:

We call this outstanding example of early 1900's opulence the "Theatre". From the 30 foot high  ceiling with hand painted designs to the striking stage columns it is a joy to behold.  All hand painted backdrops, over 70 to choose from.

Excellent Sound and Lighting System: 
The theatre is equipped with an excellent sound and lighting system and has a large drop down projector screen for 35MM or video projection. In addition, the stage is monitored by closed circuit TV.

A fully equipped sound booth is located on the balcony at stage left and the light board is backstage stage right.

The Green Room: 
A large (33' X 13') preparation room that we call the "Green Room" is located backstage where wedding parties, actors and others can prepare themselves for going "on stage". This room has a closed circuit stage TV monitor installed.

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Since 1926,  Our beautiful building is now available for special events. From Weddings to Live Concerts to Broadway Shows to Annual Business Conventions.  The Ernest Borgnine Theatre was built in 1926 and designated Historical Landmark #8 by the City of Long Beach, we are located only minutes from beaches, airports, the Queen Mary and civic centers. With ample fenced parking, an 800 seat auditorium and numerous other rooms, large and small, we are ideally suited for your next wedding, theatrical performance, business or social meeting.

Our venue is one of Long Beach’s gems; it is a historic building with art deco and museum architecture including wood floors and marble. Our ballroom is 3825 sq. ft. can seat up 300-350 guests. Pricing includes tables that sit 8-10 guests and chairs. Ballroom can be configured for small or large events and includes a portable bar and dance floor. We offer choice and flexibility.

Our building closes at midnight; the bar closes at 11:45 pm. Free fenced and patrolled parking is available for your guests up to 155 spaces.

An experienced Event Manager is assigned to your event; our professional staff handles serving/cleanup and work with you to ensure that expectations are met. Our Licensed Bartender pours beverages that you provide for 5 or 6 hours.

No parking, corkage, cake cutting fees, beverage or per person minimums, children pricing or union fees. Outside catering fee of $250.00 applies.

In house caterer, April Berg, is available-Berg Catering www.bergcatering.com 562-663-2038.

You can also contract own caterer who will need to provide staff for plating, serving and clean up. Set up and decorating can be arranged 1 or 2 days prior to the event for 2 hours.

With our flexibility, you can bring in your own photographers, DJ, florists, event planners, music/sound and linens.

Kitchen is available for food prep, staging, refrigeration and warming food only no cooking.

We receive discounts from Stephanie’s Linen www.stephanieslinens.com 562-997-7946.Contact Dora for a huge variety of colors and supplies including chair covers and specialty items.  

A $500.00 non-refundable booking event fee is required to confirm and book your date. A $500.00 security deposit is also required which will be returned after the event if there are no damages or additional cleaning. This deposit can be a credit card hold or check that will be held.

Event fee/security deposits do not need to paid at the same time and payments can be made.

Full payment, signed contract and insurance certification are required 10 days prior to the event.

Ernest Borgnine Theatre is a professional theater with sound and lighting is available for weddings and performances and seats 800 at an additional cost.

Bride and Family Lounge is available.

Ballroom has a dancing area, stage, and kitchen for prep.

Ballroom pricing starts at $3600-$4000 (estimate only) + services.

Friday, Sunday and seasonal specials are available


Stephanie Wyley