Sunday, August 17, 2008

Venues of the Southland. Greystone Mansion.

These two photos are courtesy of the Greystone Website.

Today I am going to talk about Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. I know it is a little ways away from Long Beach, but I just had to share. It is also called the Doheny Mansion. Vern Roscoe in There Will Be Blood is loosely based on Edward Doheny.

Weddings and special events are only held on the grounds and not inside the mansion. The grounds comprise 18 1/2 acres and they are beautiful. You can have your event on the Terrace, Inner Courtyard or Pool area. You can have your ceremony in the Formal Gardens. There is a site fee and you do have to bring a caterer here. If you reside in Beverly Hills they give you a discount. It is a beautiful site to have your outdoor ceremony & reception.

Quite a few films have been filmed at the mansion. Here are a few besides There Will Be Blood. National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Spiderman 3, The Prestige, X-Men Batman & Robin and Austin Powers: Goldmember. Also, for those of you who are General Hospital fans. Luke & Laura's wedding was filmed at Greystone. It was the 'Mayor's Mansion'.

Here are some photos that I took while I was there on Wednesday.

The gate & address

The front of the house as seen from the street

The house from the gardens.

The Front Terrace

Views from the terrace. Not an especially clear day, but I could see the outline of the Palos Verdes peninsula.

The pool area. They filled in the pool.

Cypress Lane

The photos below are of the Formal Garden area. (ceremony area)

Happy Reading,

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