The Houdini Estate

Los angeles Wedding Venue

The Houdini Estate is a historic Los Angeles wedding venue known for its multi-levels of intricate gardens and romantic gazebos. Its mysterious past makes it a unique gem of a wedding venue for couples looking to host their LA wedding somewhere that is both beautiful and offers a magical past. 

Why I Love It

The Houdini Estate offers numerous areas for taking wedding portraits and offers a wide range of creative angles from which to capture each couple‚Äôs love story. Whether posing for photos on a bridge overlooking the garden, by a fountain, in front of a gazebo, or on a stone staircase with a vine-covered backdrop, each area is uniquely beautiful. I love that each corner of this venue holds a story, making it more than just a wedding venue, but an alluring journey into a bygone era of history that delights and surprises at every turn. 

The main house also has a bridal suite for getting ready, as well as a spacious upstairs area for groom preparation that is full of unique Houdini touches making it a convenient venue where both bride, groom, and their loved ones can feel at home. 

History of the The Houdini Estate

Nestled in the Hollywood Hills, The Houdini Estate holds an enchanting history that dates back to the early 20th century. Once the residence of the world-renowned magician Harry Houdini, this legendary estate spans across five acres of lush, terraced grounds. The property is known for its breathtaking gardens and rustic stone structures, and is still home to caves, hidden tunnels, and a deep-water tank where Houdini himself used to practice for his grand illusions and magical escapes. After Houdini's time, the estate endured several transformations, each adding to its unique charm and mystique.

Despite being partially destroyed by a fire in the 1950s, it was meticulously restored, preserving its historical essence while infusing it with a sense of modern luxury. 

Today, the Houdini Estate stands as a captivating Los Angeles wedding venue that offers a blend of historical allure and natural beauty. Its mystical presence, combined with the luxurious gardens and waterfalls, creates an unforgettable backdrop for weddings. It's an ideal choice for couples seeking an LA wedding venue with a magical history and presence.

Wedding Spaces

This secluded 5-acre estate is exclusively rented for private events. Couples planning a Houdini Estate wedding have versatile options for where throughout the property to host their ceremony and reception. 

CAPACITY: The venue's various areas can comfortably accommodate 200-300 guests for a seated reception, but as a whole the venue can host up to 1,200 guests for a lavish social event throughout the grounds.

grand Lawn +

An expansive, lush green lawn surrounded by trees and gorgeous floral displays creates the feeling of a natural amphitheater. Perfect for larger ceremonies, the lawn provides ample space for guests and a picturesque gazebo backdrop for vows. It is also a popular option for outdoor receptions as it allows plenty of space for a dance floor and a long winding ramp for an impactful grand entrance. 

mosaic terrace +

The main entryway to the house is a popular spot for both ceremony and receptions at The Houdini Estate. Couples can stand under an archway of greenery while to the side, the front of the house is adorned with flowering bougainvillea.

Formal Gardens +

MAX CAPACITY: 275 standing / 220 seated
The Living Room serves as an inviting and multi-functional space. With its grand piano, panoramic windows showing off the expansive ocean views, and multiple seating areas, it offers an area for guests to relax indoors during the cocktail reception. It is also a gorgeous indoor option for ceremonies incase of inclement weather, and can also host dinner and dancing if you choose. 

Additional Information



Getting ready

all fees are an estimate, please contact the venue directly for more information on Houdini Estate wedding costs

$$$ (roughly $20k - $35k for events with 100-300 guests)

not included with venue rental fees

provided onsite

All proceeds go to charity + the property has several guest rooms that can comfortably accommodate a total of 8 guests onsite



Rachel Stelter Photography specializes in creating refined and vibrant wedding photos. With more than a decade of experience, her style exudes warmth, joy, and all the feels of each wedding she captures.