The hills above Avalon are home to a cornucopia of quaint cottages, expansive estates, historic churches and tempting vacation homes. Nearly all of them feature beautiful views and intriguing architectural character. One of those historic churches has been recently reimagined into one of Catalina Island’s premier event venues.
Perched on a hill on the west side of Avalon, Overlook Hall was for decades the home of Avalon’s Christian Science Church. It was originally built in 1929 and features classic European style and decadent woodwork. It was completely renovated in 2010 and reopened as a dramatic spot for weddings, corporate retreats and other special events.
The main space, which served as the church’s chapel, has 1200 square feet of open space with wood beams, Douglas fir flooring and a raised stage. Occupancy in the main space is limited to 125, making it ideal for all but the largest of gatherings. An outdoor deck has breath-taking views of Avalon Harbor and the Catalina Island hills. Downstairs, formerly the home of Sunday School classes, has a large lounging area. Facilities include a full kitchen and restrooms. For more information about Overlook Hall, visit their website.