AMBROSIA RECOMMENDED VENUES
AMBROSIA'S TEAM HAS HAD THE PLEASURE WORKING WITH MANY OUTSTANDING VENUES OVER THE YEARS. WE RATE THESE VENUES ON THE BASIS OF SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTORS THAT WE BELIEVE ARE THE ESSENTIALS OUR CLIENTS ARE LOOKING FOR. A. FLEXIBILITY - A VENUE THAT IS WILLING TO BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO HELP MEET OUR CLIENTS NEEDS AND EXPECTATIONS B. SEATING SIZE - WILL THE VENUE HAVE THE SPACE TO MEET OUR CLIENTS GUEST LIST. C. PARKING ACCOMMODATION - WILL THERE BE ENOUGH PARKING FOR THE ENTIRE GUEST LIST OR WILL THERE BE SHUTTLE SERVICES PROVIDED. IF SHUTTLE SERVICE IS REQUIRED WHO PAYS FOR THIS ADDITIONAL SERVICE. D. FOOD - DOES THE VENUE HAVE A LARGE ARRAY OF FOOD CHOICES. DOES THE VENUE ONLY ALLOW THEIR IN-HOUSE CATERERS OR WILL THE VENUE ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERERS TO SERVICE THE EVENT. WE PUT A ** NEXT TO VENUE IF THEY ALLOW OUTSIDE CATERING C. STAFFING -DOES THE VENUE HAVE SUFFICIENT STAFFING TO SUPPORT THE SIZE OF OUR CLIENTS EVENTS D. LOCATION - IS THE LOCATION OF VENUE LOCATED IN A SAFE AREA. DOES THE VENUE REQUIRE SECURITY. E. HOW EASY IS IT TO FIND THE VENUE FOR OUT OF TOWN GUESTS F. IS BAR SERVICE INCLUDED WITH THE PRICING G. DOES VENUE PROVIDE BOTH SIT DOWN AND OR BUFFET STYLE SERVICE H. WHAT IS THE CURFEW HOURS OF OPERATION I. DOES THE VENUE PROVIDE UBER SERVICES J. WHAT TIME DOES VENUE ALLOW FOR SET UP K. WHAT ARE THE INSURANCE POLICY REQUIREMENTS L. PRICE RANGE - DOES VENUE HAVE A FLEXIBLE PRICE RANGE OR IS THE PRICES LOCKED. AS WE HAVE EVALUATED THESE IMPORTANT CRITERIA TO HELP OUR CLIENTS FIND THAT PERFECT VENUE. THE FOLLOWING LIST OF OUR HIGHLY RECOMMENDED VENUES HAVE IN MANY WAYS MET THESE IMPORTANT FACTORS. ALWAYS CALL THE VENUE AND DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS BEFORE YOU DECIDE. NEVER BASE YOUR FINAL DECISION SOLELY BASED ON OUR RECOMMENDATIONS.
THE JAPANESE GARDEN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
A unique and romantic setting for your most memorable occasions! The intimate perfection of the Japanese Garden in Long Beach creates a romantic setting for weddings, receptions and photo sessions. The site’s privacy and impeccably maintained grounds attract discerning couples seeking a unique outdoor setting for their wedding. Surrounded by tall trees, the elegant 1.3-acre garden features a lush green landscape, the perfect foil for a gracefully arched bridge, shimmering koi pond, and sparkling waterfalls. The garden’s natural beauty inspires dreams of love and provides the ideal backdrop for the wedding ceremony.After the ceremony, guests will enjoy strolling the garden paths, feeding the friendly koi fish and viewing the garden’s extensive bonsai collection. Receptions at the garden are elegant and carefree. The attentive staff take care of every detail so the bride and groom can relax and enjoy their special day. Weddings may be scheduled at various times and sunset weddings followed by an evening reception are a popular option. As evening falls dramatic lighting transforms the garden into a scene from a fairy-tale.In addition to wedding events, the Japanese Garden may be reserved for rehearsal dinners, afternoon teas, business receptions, dinner for two and dinner parties. On-site coordination services make it simple to plan a memorable event for up to 150 guests. For more information regarding the use of the Japanese Garden for private events, please call the Garden office at (562) 985-8889 or visit their website: http://web.csulb.edu/~jgarden/
VERANDA MANHATTAN BEACH CALIFORNIA
For the chic, modern bride, there is no better location than Verandas Beach House for your momentous day. The private, two-story venue just steps from the sand in Manhattan Beach offers the best of both worlds for the bride who wants elegance with a contemporary beach-house feel. Your ceremony will take place in a lush garden (or on the beach if you prefer) before guests move to the chic indoor space for the celebration. Your reception will be filled with exceptional food and beverage, tailored to your preferences by New York Food Company, and excellent service that will leave your guests impressed and raving about your wedding for years to come.Contrary to a typical hotel space, guests are free to wander the indoor and outdoor spaces of Verandas, creating a spacious and airy venue for your celebration. The entire venue is yours for your wedding, with access to various amenities including parking, tables, chairs, glassware and more. With accommodations for 250 guests both outdoors and indoors, this chic venue provides a one-of-a-kind beach wedding experience. The lush and blooming garden space flaunts a koi pond, serene waterfall, fabulous lighting and a romantic wooden gazebo all among a beautiful abundance of greenery. The pretty arched trellis provides the picture-perfect place to say “I do.” Your ceremony in the garden, both intimate and inclusive, will make every guest’s heart flutter as you tie the knot beneath the clear blue skies. If you desire a more organic beach wedding, head down to the luxurious Manhattan Beach where gorgeous ocean views set the scene for your day, giving every guest a true taste of southern California landscape. Me Dec 25, 11:54 AM The ocean waves and salty sea breeze envelop everything a traditional beach wedding should be and more. Wedding receptions can be held outdoors or inside the newly remodeled rooms. The first floor houses a large dining space perfect for a sit-down dinner as well as access to the garden. On the second floor of the house, large windows overlook the beauty of the sea, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your celebration. A small lounge space with a stage, granite bar and dance floor is the perfect party space, and opens up to a stunning veranda overlooking the shore. The space can be easily transformed to your preferences, whether it be a party scene or a relaxing space for guests. Catering is provided by the New York Food Company, ensuring that no two menus will ever be the same. Cocktail, buffer, stations, family style and white glove service are all available for your unique food selection. Work with the helpful event coordinators to create a menu that suites your preferred style and price. Verandas Beach House 401 Rosecrans Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
THE MODERN LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA
Imagine flying in by private jet …. having the most fantastic celebration … then flying out at the end of the evening without ever touching public space. All of this is possible at The MODERN. Uniquely perched on the top floor of The Sky Harbor Hangar, this 11,000 sq. ft event space is accessed by two private elevators. The Terrace enjoys an unparalleled exclusive view of the private jet runway at award winning Long Beach Airport. Uniquely modern and sophisticated. Design opportunities are endless.
THE LA VENTA INN
SEASIDE ESTATE WITH PANORAMIC VIEWS AT LA VENTA INN SPONSORED CONTENT La Venta Inn is an exquisitely restored 1920’s Spanish Villa perched in the hills of the Palos Verdes peninsula. The historical estate showcases a luxe, intimate ambiance and impressive views of the Los Angeles skyline and Pacific Ocean, perfect for your magical day. La Venta Inn’s onsite, professional event designers take pride in bringing your unique vision to life and fulfilling your every desire. From outstanding cuisine, artistic presentation and impeccable service by the culinary team, to picture perfect views, you will feel pampered and special. The best part? Every inch of the estate property, including the courtyard entry, private bridal cottage, groom’s room, Great Room with domed ceiling, and the outdoor ocean view ceremony area, is exclusively yours for your wedding celebration. Palos Verdes is the place to be with its dazzling ocean views, city skyline and rolling hills. La Venta Inn captures the essence of California and all of the beautiful surroundings it has to offer, showcasing historical charm and modern touches. This vintage chic venue is sure to stun every guest as you celebrate on your big day. Classic Spanish architecture, including the notorious grand tower and eye-catching red-tiled roofs, accented with bougainvillea blooms and natural beauty make this venue effortlessly beautiful. A bubbling fountain surrounded by potted plants in the awe-inspiring courtyard adds the sweetest hint of personality. The charismatic details present at La Venta Inn provide a comfortable feel while maintaining an elegant and sophisticated aura. No other venue has seen history quite like La Venta Inn. The land was recognized as a California Point of Historical Interest and dates back to the early 1920’s when it acted as clubhouse for realtors and prospective land holders. La Venta Inn served as both a black-tie restaurant and tourist retreat before becoming a watch tower during World War II for use by the US Coast Guard. By 1944, the land was made a private estate but was soon opened as an event venue for the event of your dreams. The estate partnered with the New York Food Company in 1992 to create the finest food for every event. With both an indoor and outdoor capacity of 250 guests, La Venta Inn has the dream spaces for your wedding day. The grand ballroom boasts open, lofty ceilings with antique accents such as wrought-iron chandeliers and a classic fireplace ,as well as French doors opening up to a stone patio where sweeping California views await. At the edge of the lawn stands a lovely white gazebo overlooking the coast surrounded by blooming flowers and greenery, the most scenic spot to say “I do.” Following your vows, guests are treated with dinner and drinks provided by New York Food Company. Impeccably styled cuisine accompanied by cocktails and dancing make for the perfect reception scene. Every menu can be tailored to your wedding style and desires and every dish is guaranteed to please. Every event can expect a plethora of amenities, including complimentary parking, on-site event coordinator, dining and cocktail tables, tablescape rentals, dance floor and much more. These accessible features make wedding planning a breeze all while ensuring your absolute satisfaction. From event design to food service, let the professional staff at La Venta Inn take care of you on your wedding day. With exclusive access to the property for the duration of your event, you’ll find yourself wanting to stay a little longer at this luxury ocean-side estate. La Venta Inn 796 Via Del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 310.373.0123 a Me Oct 08, 6:18 PM FACILITY AND AMENITIES BAR FACILITIES: Full Service
THE JAZZ KITCHEN DISNEYLAND
Southern Hospitality meets southern California Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen, a savvy representation of New Orleans’ dual legacies – food and music – serves up festive, ‘Big Easy-themed’ indoor and outdoor private party facilities and comprehensive event planning services. For over fifty years, Ralph Brennan and his family have proudly served the finest Louisiana cuisine. Jazz Kitchen’s Chef Darrin Finkel prepares mouthwatering Gumbo Ya-Ya, Coconut Shrimp, Pasta Jambalaya and Double Chocolate Bread Pudding Soufflé. Imagine your guests savoring classic New Orleans cuisine while enjoying the beat of live Jazz. Begin your evening with a signature “Hurricane” cocktail and finish the night on our balcony overlooking the revelry of the Downtown Disney® District and the seasonal firework display over the Disneyland® theme park. Each of Jazz’s Kitchen’s eight distinct event spaces (many of which can be combined for a bigger place to party!) celebrates the charm and beauty of historic and contemporary New Orleans. Our QUEEN’S room boasts six floor-to-ceiling Mardi Gras-inspired oil portraits. The elegant PARLOR room appears transplanted from a New Orleans garden district mansion and the intimate WINE room is the best kept secret in the Downtown Disney® District. The rollicking FLAMBEAUX Room anchored by an outrageously beaded piano is the perfect backdrop for a festive, live music event. Our outdoor PATIO, COURTYARD, VERANDA and JAZZ BALCONY are the perfect backdrop for beautiful So Cal days and nights.
THE FEDERAL BAR LONG BEACH
The Federal, Long Beach is housed in the 1924 Security Pacific National Bank building, which is a designated historic landmark in the city of Long Beach. The remodeled downstairs is comprised of The Parlor and The Federal Underground, where the bank’s original vault is still located. The restaurant will leave both you and your guests with unforgettable memories set against an incredibly breathtaking backdrop. Boasting 30 foot-high vaulted ceilings perfectly punctuated by imported crystal chandeliers, and many of the timeless architectural elements originally installed in 1924, it is easy to see why The Federal Bar has quickly become one of Long Beach’s most sought-after event spaces. Two full service bars offering over 30 drought beers and an extensive whiskey selection, along with signature Federal Bar Catering complete your experience. The Federal Underground is The Federal Bar’s full-production event space which features the bank’s original vault door as the centerpiece of the room. Intelligent lighting, integrated sound, an elevated stage, and a built in-projection system allow you to create a highly polished event without all of the effort.
THE MAJESTIC DOWNTOWN
The Majestic Downtown is an iconic filming location and event venue that is recognized as being an historical masterpiece in DTLA since 1924. With a combined 20,000+ square feet and stunning historically preserved ambiance, The Majestic is the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Built during the reign of the Beaux Arts movement in 1924 by architectural firm Schultze and Weaver, it served as the Hellman Commercial Trust and Savings Bank for four years before becoming the national headquarters of Bank of America. Elements of the bank are preserved exactly as they were built. The Majestic Downtown is a historically preserved building, protected by the National Register of Historic Places. It’s Indiana limestone facade, crystal chandeliers, high hand painted Italian ceilings, arched windows, sculpted marble columns and original marble floors lend a rich historical beauty to any event or film set.
OLD RANCH COUNTRY CLUB
Old ranch is literally the best option we made out of all the venues we visited! Our day was perfect thanks to the AMAZING staff that made our day extra special for us! I am so thankful for Old Ranch for completely listening to what we wanted, and for being there for us through all the little changes we had and really accommodated us for everything we needed. Staff made sure we were good throughout this whole process and I couldn’t have asked for a better support at Old Ranch. Definitely recommend this venue, professional, super friendly and made it so easy to work with them and most of all, BEAUTIFUL location!! Thank you Old Ranch for making our day everything I dreamed of! Working with Kathleen, Andrea, and Alyssa was such a joy. They made the entire planning/coordination process a breeze and were always very quick to respond to my emails and calls. The venue itself is the perfect indoor/outdoor setting for weddings. The ceremony site with the gazebo with the lush greens and lake in the background and the staircase that every bride must come down is amazing for photos. The long terrace facing the lake is wonderful for cocktails before dinner, and the reception hall with its endless glass wall really makes the space open and brings the outdoors in. Our wedding was truly amazing. Thank You! Weddings at Old Ranch Only at Old Ranch can couples experience a Ceremony like nothing else. A pergola crown made of hand crafted wrought iron, sits at the end of a manicured lawn that leans into the Seal Beach sky. The Earth seems to fall away, and on all sides a panoramic view of lush greens, sparkling fountains, distant mountains and sky forms around the bride and groom. There is a natural majesty of the surroundings and the feeling that the whole world has taken pause for this special moment. This is the outdoor ceremony that every couple dreams of for their special day. Spacious and inviting ballrooms with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors transform your reception in our Grand Salons to a magical indoor-outdoor experience. At Old Ranch Country Club, a dedication to the culinary arts and exquisite cuisine lends the ideal menu selection for your perfect day. Our wedding professionals, are part of a team of dedicated people who assist you every step of the way. In our capable hands, the biggest day of your life will be one of the easiest. KATHLEEN MESINAS | PRIVATE EVENTS DIRECTOR | 562.596.4425 Ext. 137
THE GREAT WOLF LODGE
Great Wolf Lodge is the perfect setting to start your new lives together. Our warm, personable and experienced staff is ready to assist you in planning all the details of your special day. Masterful chefs, an elegant setting, guest accommodations, and plenty of space for fun will set the stage for the wedding of your dreams. Kit Gutierrez| Catering Sales Manager Great Wolf Lodge Southern California 12681 Harbor Boulevard | Garden Grove, CA 92840 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: 657-250-2117 | Direct: 657-667-5025 | Resort: 714-530-9653
THE TAGLYAN COMPLEX
At Taglyan Complex, we strive to be the best event venue and catering company in the world by creating an inimitable experience replete with world-class service, five-star cuisine, and awe-inspiring ambiance. Though this goal would be admirable—perhaps even a bit too ambitious—for most event venues, we believe it is not only attainable, but incomplete; for Taglyan Complex to meet my family’s visionary criteria for success, business mastery must go hand-in-hand with a steadfast commitment to bettering the community in which we live and work. The desire to improve our surroundings, on both a local and global scale, is one of my family’s core ideologies. For decades, the Taglyans have been some of Los Angeles’ most generous philanthropists, making large donations to local community organizations, supporting international charities, and giving to community-focused political institutions. By volunteering our time and resources to helping the hungry and needy here at home, we also embrace the belief that direct action, not monetary donation alone, is necessary for enacting real social change. This Philosophy of Excellence expressed most visibly in our passionate, caring approach and uncompromising pursuit of perfection is the driving force underpinning every event within Taglyan Complex and every charitable action without. Because my family’s reputation—indeed, our very name—rests on our proficiency, professionalism, and moral conduct, you can be sure that my staff and I will give nothing less than our best to every client, event, and fundraising opportunity. – Gary Taglyan
BUSINESS EXPO CENTER
Business Expo Center – We’re Orange County’s premier event venue and a leader in producing specialized expos, conferences and special events. Our experienced event specialist staff works closely with organizations to create effective events and we are committed to providing the highest value in event space and services at the best price. Venue Location – We are located in Anaheim, California, the heart of Orange County alongside the I-5 freeway, with easy access to all major freeways. We are just minutes away from Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, Honda Center, and the Anaheim Resort area. See map Conference and Event Center – With a 36,000 Square Foot facility, our one of a kind event center and convention facility offers multiple connected spaces, ranging from small to large meeting rooms and open event spaces. We are able to accommodate events of most types and sizes. We proudly offer flexible space and affordable rates for business meetings, trade shows, themed expos, conferences, auto clinics, research clinics, focus groups, sporting events, celebrations, wedding receptions, birthday parties, school, and special events. Our event specialists provide our customers with the proper guidance to ensure your event is a success. Facility Technology – Our venue offers the latest capabilities in technology with ultra hi-speed 100 meg symmetrical fiber Wi-Fi (1 gig options available) with access points throughout our facility. Large groups utilizing our venue can now have simultaneous Ultra Hi-Speed access. Electrical outlets are easily accessible throughout the entire facility. In addition to many electrical outlets provided in each space, we offer a separate electrical connection with 120/208-volt capabilities, 300 amp 4-wire 3-phase for larger event requirements. Event Specialists – We offer event planning services to assist clients with coordinating business and social events from beginning to completion. We Promote Events to Boost Attendance – In addition to our many services, we offer a marketing team that can assist our clients in increasing awareness and attendance for their events. Our marketing services offer a variety of promotional services including data base e-mail marketing, social media exposure, search engine marketing and a welcoming message on our electronic message board, which is highly visible by 250,000 daily highway commuters. Alliance Partners – We partner with individuals and companies in the event business to host events at our venue and to provide their services, such as event planning, catering, music, audio visual. lighting, decorations, flowers, and other event services. Outside Catering Options – Our venue has a list of preferred caterers with a wide selection ranging from American, Latin, Italian, Greek, and Mexican foods. Outside caterers are welcome. Our Commitment – To meet your event budget and exceed your expectations. Contact – Call us at 714.978.9000 or stop in to see why flexibility makes us the ideal venue to host your events.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES
First Congregational Church of Los Angeles was founded in 1867 and is the oldest Protestant church in continuous service in Los Angeles. The present cathedral style building is the church’s fifth home and was completed in 1932. It was designed by Los Angeles architects James E. and David C. Allison in the gothic revival style and built of reinforced concrete. The construction was very forward-looking for its day. Imbedded in the concrete are over 500 tons of steel bars. The entire structure, including Shatto Chapel and the Seaver Building, encompasses an area of 157,000 square feet. At its apex is a massive tower, which rises to a height of 157 feet. Its design is reminiscent of the tower of Oxford University’s Magdalen College. The Sanctuary The Sanctuary, with its graceful arches and cruciform shape, is 198 feet long and 76 feet high at the crossing. It was modeled on the worship spaces of the great cathedrals of France and England. The spaciousness, dignity and tranquility of this room is complemented by carved oak pews, doors, organ cases and chancel furniture, as well as many beautiful accoutrements given by parishioners or friends as memorials to loved ones. The Reredos The reredos, a beautiful hand-carved oak screen surrounding and supporting the altar, was added to the chancel in 1949. Its soft color, the scale of the cross, the paneling and tracery add greatly to the aesthetic of the chancel and embellish the altar. The main elements of the carving are the vine and grapes, symbolic of Christ and his followers, and the rose, a symbol of new life, new birth. Our reredos was designed by Allison and Rible of Los Angeles, who based their design on the reredos of Winchester Cathedral in England. The cross, the most expressive and honored symbol of the Christian faith, dominates the reredos. Four large shields duplicate some of the carvings you may have noticed outside over the entrance of the church. On the left is the peacock, a symbol of the Resurrection. It is one of the earliest symbols which appear on the tombs and catacombs preserved in Europe. Next is the ship, symbol of the church beset by waves of persecution and schism. On the right the crown of thorns and nails remind us of the Crucifixion. The last is the Agnus Dei, or Lamb of God, the symbol of Christ. Stained Glass Windows When you enter the nave from the narthex, you see ahead of you a beautiful slender window on the east chancel wall. It depicts the life of Christ in a series of 15 medallions and is topped by the trefoil with the traditional symbols of the Trinity — the hand of God, the Lamb of God, and the Dove — grouped about the Bible. The other two chancel windows also show scenes from Christ’s life.