Garden waterfall magic.

What Is The Mystique Of The Houdini Estate?

This legendary $12 million landmark can be all yours. It provides a unique and exclusive way to escape far-flung venues and the usual hotels, as well as create lifelong remembrances. In addition to enjoying a historic house beautifully decorated according to Houdini's era, you will experience the magic of five acres of romantic gardens tended by 15 gardeners, intriguing artwork in unexpected places, seasonally curated flowers, sunny and shady photographic vistas, multiple locations for meals and ceremonies,  an hour of hiking trails, hidden passageways, a natural spring, a three-story waterfall, and outdoor and indoor jacuzzis. Brilliantly colored koi, regal peacocks, inquisitive turtles, giant bullfrogs, stately blue herons, and wild deer and their babies also add a unique charm to the estate. All of this in famed Laurel Canyon, only six minutes from the Sunset Strip. When your celebration is at The Houdini Estate, people attend with eagerness, and remember it for a lifetime. (See The Wall Street Journal article.)

The Great Lawn.Ample lawn for 400 guests.Showings

We receive many requests, but The Houdini Estate rarely opens its gates to visitors. As a pre-selection, we ask your group for a $100 donation for an exclusive tour and send someone knowledgeable about the Houdini Estate and event planning to open up the property and explain its possibilities. Your $100 is donated entirely to an IRS-recognized charity, and you receive a $100 credit toward your rent. Bring comfortable shoes and reserve an hour for the showing.

Events
CURRENT EVENT RATES, ENTIRE ESTATE, ONE NIGHT INCLUDED, EIGHT-HOUR EVENT, 11 AM GROUNDS CHECK-IN AND HOUSE CHECK-OUT. (Count hosts, guests, vendors, staff, and performers in your total headcount.)

WEEKENDS (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS, 8 HOUR EVENTS)

  • Up to 100 people $12,990
  • 101 to 125 people $14,990
  • 126 to 150 people $16,990
  • 151 to 175 people $18,990
  • 176 to 200 people $19,990
  • 201 to 225 people $21,990
  • 226 to 250 people $23,990
  • 251 to 275 people $25,990
  • 276 to 300 people $27,990
  • 301 to 350 people $28,990
  • 351 to 400 people $29,990
  • 401 to 500 people $34,990
  • 501 to 600 people $41,990

WEEKDAY (SUNDAY TO THURSDAY NIGHTS FOR FAMILY AFFAIRS, 501(c)(3) NONPROFIT GATHERINGS, AND OFFSITE RETREATS. INQUIRE ABOUT CORPORATE PARTIES)

  • Up to 15 people $1,500
  • 16 to 30 people $2,600
  • 31 to 45 people $3,700
  • 46 to 60 people $4,800
  • 61 to 75 people $5,900
  • 76 to 90 people $7,000
  • 91 to 105 people $8,100
  • 106 to 125 people $9,200
  • 126 to 150 people $11,990
  • 151 to 200 people $12,990
  • 201 to 250 people $13,990
  • 251 to 300 people $15,990
  • 301 to 400 people $20,990
  • 401 to 500 people $25,990
  • 501 to 600 people $31,990
Eight people can comfortably sleep in the house’s four bedrooms. Rates are 10% higher during national holidays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Cinco de Mayo along with their related weekends.

The Iconic Houdini Estate Doesn’t Cost You MoreFollowing are the approximate costs for a three-day, two-night stay incorporating a one day, eight-hour event with a mid-morning checkout. These rates are 20% higher during national holidays and Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Cinco de Mayo along with their related weekends. Holidays cost more due to demand, overtime requirements, and hard-to-get support personnel. Current Event Rates for the Entire Estate, Two Nights Included(Please count hosts, guests, vendors, staff, and performers in your total headcount.)Weekends (Friday and Saturday nights, 8-Hour Events)Up to 100 people    $12,990101 to 125 people   $14,990126 to 150 people   $16,990151 to 175 people   $18,990176 to 200 people   $19,990201 to 225 people   $21,990226 to 250 people   $23,990251 to 275 people   $25,990276 to 300 people   $27,990301 to 350 people   $28,990351 to 400 people   $29,990401 to 500 people   $34,990501 to 600 people   $41,990Weekday (Sunday to Thursday nights) family affairs, 501(c)3 nonprofit gatherings, and offsite retreats; corporate parties excludedUp to 15 people      $3,00016 to 30 people       $4,10031 to 45 people       $5,20046 to 60 people       $6,30061 to 75 people       $7,40076 to 90 people       $8,50091 to 105 people     $9,990106 to 125 people   $10,990126 to 150 people   $11,990151 to 200 people   $12,990201 to 250 people   $13,990251 to 300 people   $15,990301 to 400 people   $20,990401 to 500 people   $25,990501 to 600 people   $31,990Wedding couple.For weddings to celebrity events, The Houdini Estate is the most coveted venue.(Photo credit: Heirlume Photography)After booking your event, you receive the right — at no extra charge — to enter the property in mid-afternoon the day before to prepare the estate for your celebration; one day for the event itself; and the next morning to tear down, collect your belongings, rest, and enjoy the property — also at no extra charge. The gated and fenced estate can park 50 cars for a typical gathering and up to 80 cars with a valet. With shuttles, valet, Uber, and Lyft, the ample estate can host up to 1,500 people.Freedom of choice. We only provide the property and support staff; you have the creative freedom to bring your own caterers, musicians, equipment, rentals, and decorations. We’re also happy to make suggestions about vendors and help you plan your event. Please note that outdoor music of moderate volume is allowed until 10:00 p.m. per ordinance; music can be played indoors until 2:00 a.m.The Houdini main house with peacock.Additional event held during the rental period (e.g., rehearsal dinner or brunch):No extra charge for 1 to 15 people;each additional group of up to 15 people is $1,100 per group.Winter Low-budget Event OptionsJanuary and February weekends have a 20% discount with a $9,990 minimum.501(c)3 NonprofitsWeekdays enjoy up to a 20% discount with a $6,990 minimum; weekends have a 20% discount with a $9,990 minimum.Corporate RatesInquire for customized corporate rates.There is a $100 penalty charge per head above the event rate plan you select, 10% of the rental amount extra for each additional hour beyond eight hours, the number of days you stay at the property, and if there is a pre- or after-party. Pre- or after-parties can be arranged at a surcharge.

Vacation Rentals


You’re welcome to stay at The Houdini Estate without booking an event. The minimum vacation rental is three days and two nights. Weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are $1,500 per night; weekend nights (Friday and Saturday) are $2,500 per night. All short-term rentals including those with events are plus city tax if people stay overnight at the house. Eight people can comfortably sleep in the house’s four bedrooms.

You’re welcome to stay at The Houdini Estate without booking an event. The minimum vacation rental is three days and two nights. Weeknights (Sunday through Thursday) are $1,500 per night; weekend nights (Friday and Saturday) are $2,500 per night. All short-term rentals including those with events are plus city tax if people stay overnight at the house. Eight people can comfortably sleep in the house’s four bedrooms, although up to 15 have stayed overnight with the use of sofas, rollaway beds, or air mattresses.

Photography & Filming (Weekdays Only)


Private photography or filming session at the property are available Sunday to Friday. If your desired private photo or filming session is on a Saturday, it can be booked only within 30 days of the desired date, not before. The minimum charge is $1,500 for Sunday to Friday and $2,000 for Saturdays, for one to three hours in the garden. Thereafter, the rate is $399 per hour. If you wish to shoot inside the house, there is an additional $500 charge. Up to 25 people are allowed at the photo session; more than 25 is priced as an event. There is access to two restrooms outside. Professional photography and filming have different payment parameters; please inquire.

Private photography or filming sessions at the property are available Sunday to Friday. If your desired private photo or filming session is on a Saturday, it can be booked only within 30 days of the desired date, not before. The minimum charge is $1,500 for Sunday through Friday and $2,000 for Saturdays for one to three hours in the gardens. Thereafter, the rate is $399 per hour. If you wish to shoot inside the house, there is an additional $500 charge. Up to 25 people are allowed at the photo session; more than 25 is priced as an event. There is access to two restrooms outdoors. Professional photography and filming have different payment parameters; please inquire. 

 

Payment

A 10% reservation fee, with a $2,000 minimum, holds your desired dates. The first third of the remaining balance is due 30 days after paying the reservation fee; the second third is due 120 days before your arrival; and the last payment is due no later than 90 days prior to the rental. Credit cards, checks, wires, and cash are accepted. Weddings need 40% security deposit; other events require a 100% security deposit.

Inquiries

For questions, please fill out the form below, send us an e-mail at info@TheHoudiniEstate.com, or call toll free 844-HOUDINI (844-468-3464) or 323-886-4949. We’ll be glad to hear from you.

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