A little more than a year after its opening, the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica has been named “Best New Venue” for 2010 by BizBash, a leader in the event industry trade media.

The award was announced at a ceremony during the BizBash Expo on June 9th.

The Annenberg Community Beach House, on the site of the former Marion Davies Estate at 415 Pacific Coast Highway, is a distinctive event venue blending modern California style with historic Hollywood glamour, according to BizBash. The beach house offers a collection of indoor and outdoor oceanfront settings and has versatile rooms, most with floor-to-ceiling ocean views as well as outdoor courtyards and decks.

The beach house facility also provides space for corporate meetings, retreats, team building and social gatherings.

Since opening in April 2009, the facility has received several prestigious awards, including a Preservation Design Award from the Los Angeles Conservancy, additionally receiving an LEED Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

For more information on Event Services at the beach house, (310) 458-4934, or www.annenbergbeachhouse.com/plan-your-event/.