best banquet halls in California

One of the best banquet halls in California, that’s us!

At MGM banquet halls in Glendale, CA, we regard ourselves as dream weavers. We share your vision for your celebration event – whether a wedding, birthday party, anniversary, or quinceanera – and then take custodianship of that dream on your behalf. In other words, we meet (and surpass) your design expectations while looking after all the details that might otherwise cause stress and pre-event jitters. Our track record of wildly happy clients puts us among the best California banquet halls.

The MGM Ballroom itself is one of Glendale’s crown jewels and has hosted parties for up to 300 people since 1990. Measuring over 6,000 square feet, the banquet hall is large, airy, and sophisticated – and adaptable to any theme to match the shape of your dream. One of the secrets to casting a spell over the event is our state-of-the-art lighting, which can inspire any mood, from a sense of wonderment to a more refined, classic ambiance.

For all the magic and romance, however, we pride ourselves on balancing the elegance of our venue with responsive, personalized customer service. That means carefully stage-managing every step of the process, including the planning, theme choice, catering, music, flower arrangements, and the smooth running of the event itself.

This starts with a tour of the venue. An online ‘virtual tour’ may be your first step, followed by a walk-through. Time and again, clients have remarked on the beauty of our banquet hall in California and the professionalism of our staff, who spare no effort and time responding to queries and concerns. Vendors, too, have praised our seamless, integrated approach to running events. Why is this important? Because all links in the chain of delivery – such as caterers, photographers, and DJs – are treated with the utmost respect. A happy vendor means a happy service.

Design features and amenities

As specialists in providing a magical space for your big event, and as one of the best banquet halls in Glendale, CA, we know the value of evolving with modern trends while remaining classic. The large head table is built into the staging, our tall ceilings and sophisticated drapings create an elegant backdrop in keeping with your theme, and the huge white dance floor is built for magic and memories. Chandeliers, the cutting-edge lighting, and a custom bar are all standout features in our package. MGM’s convenient bridal suite and executive changing suite are the perfect places for your party to prepare, whether for one of our weddings, or a quinceañera. 

Indeed, there’s a crossover between our organization and the delivery of weddings and quinceañeras. Both require adaptability and attention to detail and tradition. For the rite-of-passage quinceañeras, we serve custom-named non-alcoholic beverages, as well as cocktails for the adults. All design elements are modified to fit the Quinceañera’s theme, complete with props and personalizations such as digital place cards, a photo booth, and customized catering.

As one of the best California banquet halls, our history of successful events speaks for itself.  We have a five-star rating on Yelp (from 85 reviews and counting).  Here are just a few examples:

Independent testimonials

“The venue itself is gorgeous! It has that romantic and elegant feel. They even have an on-site bridal suite that’s perfect!” 

“The venue itself was beyond beautiful with the dim lighting and the drapes. Love the updated modern vibe.” 

“All of our guests raved about the FOOD, the beauty of the salon and the incredibly professional service!”

“I really loved the bridal suite, gave the wedding party some space to relax before the grand entrance.” 

“I was so blown away how beautiful it turned out. I had my ceremony and reception at the same place (best decision ever).” 

“Wedding planning itself can be a nightmare but our venue was one of the few things I didn’t have to worry about at all. Every little bridezilla question I had that popped into my head, I’d email and [receive a response] very quickly.” 

We take your dreams very seriously. As one of the best banquet halls in California, MGM welcomes your trust and promises to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime event that weaves a spell in your memory.