Home to more than 150 events per year
The Lane Victory is one of the top event spaces in the Port of Los Angeles near Long Beach to host you and your guests for a special event, meeting, picnic, party or outing.
Filming a movie, video, or commercial?
We offer the ideal nautical location for your filming project, and have appeared in a long list of featured films and television series!

Plan Your Event

Why at the Lane Victory?
Home to more than 150 events per year, the Lane Victory is one of the top event spaces in the Port of Los Angeles near Long Beach to host you and your guests for a special event, meeting, picnic, party or outing. The ship creates a memorable experience for you and your special event guests.

Groups of all sizes are easily accommodated onboard the Lane Victory, and your private or public event guests will long savor their memories and experience with you aboard the ship.

We have experience hosting weddings, reunions, business meetings, classes, fundraisers, corporate retreats, corporate parties and dinners, as well as personal/family events.

When you host an event on Lane Victory, you help by bringing this iconic ship to life, as your guests are treated to a unique venue in the heart of San Pedro.

Proceeds earned from events held aboard Lane Victory are invested by the Lane Victory Maritime Center in the restoration and preservation of the ship’s proud heritage.

Event Fees

Event fees usually start at $1,000. Depending on the type of event you plan to host aboard the ship, fees may be arranged per person.

The many advantages of renting the Lane Victory for your event:

Event Spaces:

Cargo Hold No. 4 of our WWII Victory Ship has been converted into the perfect space for your gathering.

The large dance floor is flanked by tables where guests can dine or mingle. Space and electrical connections are available for a small band or to accommodate an MC or presenter.

The Officer’s Wardroom on the Lane Victory is virtually unchanged since the ship was launched in 1945.

This compartment was used by the ship’s officers for dining and for meetings and now you can do the same. The space is ideal for intimate dinners or business meetings for up to 15 people.

Considerations for your event:


Given the Lane Victory Museum’s popularity and location, book as early as possible.

Reservations must be confirmed no later than 30 days prior to the event.

Please be advised that popular dates book as early as a year in advance.

Due to the sensitivity of our collections and vessel, we must prohibit: Flames, potted plants/trees, live animals, helium balloons, confetti, glitter, smoke/fog machines, weapons, and the attachment of anything to the museum walls, ceilings, displays, or other fixtures.

Everything brought in for your event must be free-standing.

The Lane Victory museum is open from 10 AM to 4 PM three days per week — However, early daytime events may begin at 6 AM (such as breakfast events).

Evening events begin at 4:30 PM and must end before sunset.

Night events are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Yes, a certificate of insurance naming the SS Lane Victory and Lane Victory Maritime Center as additionally insured is required at no cost to Lane Victory for all events.

For non-profit fundraiser events, the Lane Victory Maritime Center offers other 501(c)(3) organizations a special 10% discount.

If you’re ready to send us a request for an event, please use our online form to get started.

Or, if you need any more information to plan your event with us, contact our experienced event staff!

Filming & Photography

Thank you for your interest in filming aboard
the SS Lane Victory!
Please review the following before submitting a media request:

All shoots including commercial filming, photo shoots, fashion photo shoots, television series, major motion pictures, documentaries, televised sporting events, advertisements, etc. are approved on a case-by-case basis, and are subject to availability and content.

Proposals for photography/filming must be submitted at least three (3) weeks in advance for consideration.

Photography/filming fees are determined on a case-by-case basis based on a number of factors, including impact on the guest experience.

Once your proposal is received we will review internally and contact you with any follow-up questions.

We offer the ideal nautical location for your filming project!

How to submit a request for filming and photography:

All requests must be pre-approved by the Events/Filming Department.
Please contact [email protected] for additional information regarding contracting/fees.

You may have seen The SS Lane Victory in:

Feature Films

American Carol
Black Ops: Deadwater
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Deep Cover
Don Juan de Marco
Double Impact
Flags of Our Fathers

GI Jane
Gone in 60 Seconds
Jonah Hex
The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear
Ninja Turtles
Pearl Harbor

The Pest
The Relic
The Thin Red Line
Three Ninjas


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
State of affairs
The Last Ship
The Burning Zone
Buffy, The Vampire Slayer
California Gold

Cold Case
General Hospital
It’s a Miracle
Lost Voyage (TV movie)
Lansky (TV movie)
Mail Call (episode #70)
Murder She Wrote
My Own Worst Enemy (episode #109)

The National Geographic Channel
Party of Five
Port Chicago Mutiny (TV movie)
Quantum Leap
Return of the Pirates (History Channel)
Special Ops Mission
Unsolved Mysteries
The X Files

Short Films, Videos & Commercials

Budweiser’s “Abandon Ship” Commercial
Ford’s “Truck tows Ship” Commercial
Janet Jackson’s “I Want You” music video
Disney’s “Golden Dreams”