Annual Garden Party
June 22nd 2014, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Print your reservation form here and mail with your check to:
David Moffett, 190 Arroyo Terrace, #203, Pasadena, CA 91103-3505
This year the annual Garden Party will make a donation through funds raised from our traditional raffle and auction to Enable Scotland. Enable Scotland is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
If you have an item you would like to donate please contact us.
Examples of past donations include tickets to a sporting event or theatre, whisky, framed pictures, autographed books, and art treasures.
We can arrange to collect the item from you so that it may be displayed on the day.
Sportsmen's Lodge Event Center
12833 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
Easy access and ample parking
Beautiful gardens with running water, waterfalls and an expansive lake leads to the North Garden (above right as set-up for a wedding ceremony) where our party will be held. Individual round tables and chairs will surround the stage where our musicians will perform. A canopy of overhanging trees will diffuse the light and protect you from the sun's rays.
A delightful setting. And following the garden party you can explore the bars and restaurants (if you are still hungry) of the hotel, or even check-in and make a night of it!
The rich history of the Sportsmen's Lodge reads like a classic-Hollywood movie script. Rural attraction frequented by local farmers and their families soon finds itself at the center of a burgeoning film industry and the hang-out of choice for newly minted celebrities such as Clark Gable, Bette Davis, John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
The original Sportsmen's Lodge opened its doors in the 1880’s and thrived with its central proximity to the San Fernando Valley's river, canyons and watering holes. Lodge regulars would bring fishing gear to try their hand at trout-fishing the manmade ponds. Those lucky enough to hook a fish would take their prize directly over to the restaurant for our Chef to cook them up for dinner.
As Studio City grew up around Sportsmen's Lodge many film crew and cast made the lodge their unofficial hang out and could be spotted sitting quietly along the banks of the trout ponds, enjoying a meal or simply lazing about. Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne are rumored to have taught their children to fish here, while silver screen royalty such as Tallulah Bankhead, Lena Horne and Bette Davis are said to have lounged around the pond picnic-style, eating dinner on white linens and drinking martinis.
No other landmark hotel in Los Angeles pre-dates the conception of the Sportsmen's Lodge - and the end is yet to be written.