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SmogShoppe's Grand Courtyard is an enclosed space with plenty of character.  Stairs lead to the crow's nest

SmogShoppe | Culver City

Recommended Event Venue - Ask Us to Design Your Catered Event @ SmogShoppe

SmogShoppe | Culver City

Recommended Event Venue - Ask Us to Design Your Catered Event @ SmogShoppe

SmogShoppe - Event Space Overview

Once a 1980s smog-check center, SmogShoppe is now a 100% solar-powered, private 6,500 square foot indoor/outdoor haven for desert plants, vertical gardens and chic vintage furnishings. A catering kitchen build-out is also available upon request. The combined interior and exterior areas allow for quintessential California entertaining and the generous floor plan can accommodate up to 175 person garden ceremonies, 175 person formal sit down dinners, 250 person cocktail parties, and 100 person film screenings. Experienced, professional site management is offered. SmogShoppe is conveniently located at the heart of the Culver City art/design district, we are located off the 10 freeway and are just minutes to Santa Monica, LAX, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

The Greenest...SmogShoppe is one of the most sustainably designed urban spaces in the United States. The space exceeds (in many cases by more than double!) nearly every requirement in every category for the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Certification (qualifying for up to 55 points of our 57). We limited the impact from demolition and construction by using over 80% of the existing structure and then used over 90% Green certified or salvaged and/or locally produced building materials. Salvaged metal and wood was scrapped from the demolition and recycled to make our furniture.

Only the most efficient heating/cooling and mechanical systems were incorporated along with enough solar panels to generate over 100% of our annual electrical energy needs. A 10,000 gallon storm water management system, a 1,500 gallon rainwater tank, and over 2,000 sq ft of drought tolerant vertical gardens keep us water-wise. As a result, it uses less energy than a typical 2 bedroom home.

Strategically located over-sized courtyard doors and skylights are passive lighting, cooling and heating elements that not only improve the quality of being here, but also help minimize energy usage throughout the year by taking full advantage of our sunny, breezy southern California climate.

SmogShoppe encourages and supports green events and introduce clients to green planners, stylists and other resources. SmogShoppe also diligently recycles.

SmogShoppe’s multi-use nature lowers it’s environmental footprint - one building performing as three or more: production studio, gallery event space, community center, etc.

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Culver City, CA 90034

SmogShoppe Spaces

SmogShoppe Photos

Site Plan @ SmogShoppe
Magic Closet @ SmogShoppe
Grand Courtyard @ SmogShoppe
Grand Hall @ SmogShoppe
Cinema room @ Smogshoppe
Cinema and DJ @ SmogShoppe
Appetizer Bites for Film Screening @ SmogShoppe
Stationary hors d'oeuvres on contemporary display
Dessert Assortment on Wooden Table
Courtyard Outdoors @ SmogShoppe
Crow's Nest @ SmogShoppe
Welcome to SmogShoppe!
Burgers in the Photo Booth @ Wedding
Elaine and Jeff @ Smog Shoppe on stairs
Asian Display with Individually Boxed Noodles
Tables are Set
Green Altar
Endive and Arugula salad  with seasonal fruit, gorgonzola and agave chipotle vinaigrette - Garnished with edible flowers

Example SmogShoppe Events

Welcome to SmogShoppe!

Elaine and Jeff's SmogShoppe Wedding featured in Style Me Pretty: Flashback Friday

TGI-Flashback Friday! Today, we are remembering the wedding of one of our clients most near and dear to our hearts. Elaine & Jeff's super fun a...(click on highlighted event's name for more details)

Burgers in the Photo Booth @ Wedding

Mini Burgers having a little too much fun in the photo booth at Smog Shoppe

Check out Chris posing with our mini burgers at Elaine and Jeff's wedding at Smog Shoppe! Thanks Elaine for sending the fun picture!(click on highlighted event's name for more details)

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