The expansive venue has earned a reputation for event spaces that are far from cookie-cutter. Its four distinct entertainment spaces can be rented individually or combined to accommodate events of a significant scale.
The spacious restaurant and bar area welcomes attendees with multiple rooms, a tiered floor plan and small stage that can accommodate a solo musical act or awards presentation. Also on the main level is The Parish. This smaller, more versatile option can serve as a seated dining space for up to 150 guests or a live performance venue.
Upstairs, the ultra-exclusive Foundation Room is a swanky, intimate space that can host up to 180 executives or VIPs—perfect for wining and dining the most important clients. The space connects to the multilevel Music Hall, where the real House of Blues magic happens. With its tiered bandstand, open dance floor and 1,700-person capacity that includes a three-sided balcony flanking the stage, the Music Hall is perfect for large meetings and celebrations.
While still maintaining the traditional world cultural aesthetic with original sculptures and artifacts from other locations, House of Blues Anaheim takes a larger focus on immersing guests in the moment through stunning art and contemporary design. Near the entrance of the Music Hall, a 25-foot original mural from pop artist Johnny Rodriguez, titled “Robots and Bird Houses”, is a bold declaration of the location’s creative vision.
Each space in the venue has its own carefully crafted identity. The restaurant and bar’s polished industrial style is juxtaposed with more blues-inspired folk pieces and a commissioned mural of two women done in an art nouveau style by L.A.-based artist Audrey Kawasaki. Meanwhile, the Foundation Room makes a very different statement with intricate woodwork and figures of Buddha, Hindu goddesses and other exotic figures.
As the only House of Blues built in the last 10 years, the Anaheim location is also the most technologically advanced. The latest bells and whistle are a big draw for companies such as Taco Bell, which hosted 1,500 guests last December for an end-of-year celebration featuring musical headliner Train. Along with the musical entertainment, the company’s new promotional materials were showcased throughout the venue on video feeds and behind the stage. What could have been a basic presentation of new visuals was taken to the next level with additional features like programmable lighting and a stellar sound system. No matter the event space selected, the state-of-the-art technology throughout the venue allows companies like Taco Bell to make bold statements with their brands.
House of Blues Anaheim is located at 400 W. Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, CA 92802. Contact [email protected] or 310.360.3077 to book a private event.