Outdoor Meeting Spaces
Located at the heart of the South Bay, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center combines modern design and natural beauty into a unique multi-purpose complex. Built for convenience and diversity, the Center houses meeting and banquet rooms, visual and performing arts studios, a 502-seat theatre, two spacious outdoor plazas, and an authentic Japanese garden. This versatile environment allows groups to utilize a variety of accommodations to enhance the atmosphere of any event, from business meetings to social gatherings. While many aspects of the Center’s facilities are described throughout this web site, pricing inquiries and questions on features of special interest are welcomed by the staff, who can be reached at (310) 781 – 7150, or by clicking here.
Meeting Planners can think out of the box with these fabulous outdoor venues:
Serenity Gardens, Torrance Marriott South Bay
The South Bay’s premier outdoor venue, accommodating up to 250 guests for a wedding ceremony or corporate reception, with over 9,500 sq ft of outdoor usable space. The 2000 sq ft flagstone patio sets the tone for an upscale event with a dramatic oversized coral tree, setting the tone for your event.
Miramar Park, Torrance Beach
A scenic grassy park on the bluffs, overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Torrance Beach.
Pine Wind Garden (SHO FU EN), Torrance Cultural Arts Center
A tranquil setting for wedding ceremonies or restful intermissions during other events. When used in conjunction with other Center facilities, the Garden adds a charming highlight to any occasion. Its aesthetic scenery also makes a picturesque backdrop for group or individual photography. Features include an authentic Japanese landscaping and architecture, including a waterfall, koi pond, and stone pathways and a two-tiered amphitheater with seating for up to 25 people. When additional chairs are added the total seating capacity in the garden is 60 people.
Torino Festival Plaza, Torrance Cultural Arts Center
The 14,000 venue is an attractive outdoor setting for festivals, performances, exhibits, or receptions taking place in the adjacent James R. Armstrong Theatre, Toyota Meeting Hall and Ken Miller Recreation Center. Features include: A 36 x 22 foot semi-circular, open air, elevated concrete stage with proscenium, two entrances and crossover passage; Accommodations for up to 530 people in a dining arrangement; and Front lighting from two light towers on either side of the stage.
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
The Gonpachi beer garden seats 50 persons. It is heated, with music and a fountain.
Miyako Hybrid Hotel
The Kyoto Garden is 2500 square feet of flexible outdoor space with beautiful lighting, heating and sound system.