GETDOWNTO Business Avalon’s great for corporate and family gatherings W hether you’re planning a wedding, family reunion or corporate gathering, Catalina has facilities that will help you create a memorable event. You can party in a 1930s-era Art Deco ballroom, dine in an ocean-view pavilion, or enjoy a barbecue under the stars in a private cove. Thinking about a wedding on the beach? Call the City of Avalon at 310.510.0220 for permits and information. And remember, you can travel as a group with Catalina Express, riding in style with seat upgrades or in a private lounge. Call 310.519.7971, ext. 4, email groups@CatalinaExpress.com or visit CatalinaExpress.com HERE’S A SAMPLING OF THE VENUES AVAILABLE: Catalina Casino has drawn Hollywood’s rich and famous since its opening in 1929. Its unique circular grand ballroom and Art Deco theater can accommodate up to 1,200 people. 1 Casino Way 888.510.3300 VisitCatalinaIsland.com Catalina Country Club offers golf course access, plus the option of moving meetings to the green. Seats 25–200 guests. 1 Country Club Dr. 888.510.3300 VisitCatalinaIsland.com Catalina Island Conservancy has a variety of venues, including its new Trailhead Visitor Center, plus secluded coves along the coast and cliffside viewpoints in the interior that provide unique venues for a wedding or family gathering. The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden is also available. 125 Clarissa Ave. 310.510.1445 CatalinaConservancy.org Catalina Island Museum, at the Ada Blanche Wrigley Schreiner Building, has oceanview pavilions perfect for meetings, weddings or parties. The 18,000-square- foot building has five event spaces that can accommodate up to 300 people. 217 Metropole Ave. 310.510.2414 CatalinaMuseum.org Catherine’s Terrace is one of the Island’s newer venues, an oceanfront building with canopied outdoor balconies, a large indoor fireplace and views of the bay. Groups of 20 to 200. 1 St. Catherine Way 888.510.3300 VisitCatalinaIsland.com Descanso Beach Club offers fun and adaptable spaces for relaxed corporate or group retreats. The terraced lawn can be used for picnics and weddings or barbecues under the stars. Accommodates up to 3,500. 1 Descanso Ave. 888.510.3300 VisitCatalinaIsland.com The M Restaurant by Zest Catering & Events is open only for special events, offering unique dining experiences. 205 Crescent Ave. 310.510.8404 ZestCateringCatalina.com Overlook Hall, built in 1929, was originally designed to look like an Italian chapel. It was restored in 2010 and offers hillside views of Avalon Bay. It is perfect for a wedding, reunion, art show or meetings. Accommodates up to 120 people. 209 E Whittley Ave. 310.427.2450 OverlookHall.com