Ambrosia Event Services

About us

Our philosophy - it takes a team to make it happen...

"Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail."

Leonardo Da Vinci

Our primary focus is to imagine and create beautiful, meaningful and unforgettable, timeless special occasions not only for the Bride & Groom but also for their guests. The events reflect our clients as individuals, as couples, and state something about their shared values and sense of style. This is why we work alongside you, providing world-class bespoke services. There's no question too many, and no detail spared. Over the years, we have selected the best vendors to ensure your satisfaction & happiness, and produce the event you envision.

Ambrosia Event Services is founded on an unwavering passion for delivering outstanding and heartfelt celebrations. Each bringing over a decade of experience working in luxury weddings and events, this extensive knowledge and proven capability underpins our commitment to immaculate attention to detail for every celebration. We have nurtured relationships with the best suppliers in the industry, allowing us to handpick a team of experts to create truly remarkable events. Ambrosia creates refined and tailor-made events that offer the highest level of Fine- art Elopement, Couture Wedding, Private, and Gala Events. Combining style and creativity with experience and dedication, we are incredibly humbled that our clients predominantly find us through a recommendation from past events.

Professional Experience

Mother of two amazing sons and her feisty chihuahua, Koko, Lee enjoys her beach walks and hiking with friends in her spare time. Her passion is mentoring people to live out there best life by recognizing their inner gifts.

Lee has a print manufacturing background of 26 years in Graphic Design, Digital Prepress and Executive Management. Her professional background drives her constantly to be creative and innovative with ideas that are inspiring and trendsetting.

Lee Cruz

Administrative Director

Francine Veracruz

Event Manager

Francine was born in Costa Rica and came to America when she was 4 years old. Francine is married to her best friend, Frank, and spending time with her two beautiful daughters, Sophie, and Camila. She loves walks on the beach with her family and their Golden Lab, Alfie. Francine and her husband and enjoy visiting wineries in the Napa Valley and watching their favorite soccer team, L.A. Galaxy.

Professional Experience

Francine's professional experience includes working as an event planner and coordinator for ten years for several non-profits. She has extensive experience working as a catering manager for two hotels before coming to Ambrosia. She has a B.A. in hotel management.

Jennifer is admittedly emotional when it comes to love. She says, "I'll never forget the first wedding I coordinated. I felt as if I was getting married. I knew then I was born to be in this business of emotions, I'm well suited for it". Jennifer's other passions are taking time to relax with a good book, sipping a fine glass wine, and doing this alongside my boyfriend Jack, and our cat fluff.

Professional Experience

Jennifer has years of professional experience working as a banker. She was an assistant manager in a startup company for five years. Jennifer feels her expertise has come from her years working as an intern at one of the top event planning companies in Europe. Jennifer is a wedding planner and event coordinator. Favorite Quote: "To find joy in the joy of others: that is the secret of happiness." George Bernanos

Jennifer Hughes

Administration Manager

Melody Kerns

Corporate Event Manager

Melody is deeply concerned with those who need a helping hand. On her off days, you can find her serving the homeless down at the rescue mission. Melody is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, especially watching her favorite player Cody Bellinger. Melody loves sports and plays women's soccer, and plays center field on a co-ed softball league. Melody is originally from Minnesota, moving to Southern California 17 years ago.

Professional Experience

Melody studied tourism and hotel management and worked as an event manager for a five-star hotel for five years. She also has an extensive background as a wedding and event planner working in her own wedding planning company. Favorite quote: "No way is too far to arrive where the heart is at home.

Penny appreciates good food and wine, traveling, and exploring new locations with her family. She enjoys discovering new destinations and enjoys hiking and indulging her inner foodie!

Professional Experience

Penny is a real problem-solver, and hands-on event expert has organized events at the highest levels and managed teams within luxury properties. Her focus is always on customer satisfaction, implementing skilled solutions behind the scenes to produce seamless events.

Favorite Quote:

“There is nothing better than to be loved, loved for his own sake, or rather, in spite of himself.” Victor Hugo

Penny Henderson

Prop and Rental Manager

Reviews from our customers

Think about it, would you like to cooperate with a company about which its customers respond so wonderful. If you have already used our services, and you have something to say to other people about us - write your honest feedback and it will appear on the feedback page.

It says a lot about the core value of a company when they go way and above the call of duty. Ambrosia chronicled the day we along with Bright View launched our Miracle. The overall services they provided was so appreciated and the kids at Choc hospital will always remember the wonderful images they captured for our Miracle Manor. Thank you Ambrosia Autumn CEO

Ambrosia was called on to design an old fashion ice cream social as part of my memorial celebration for my recently departed husband. We held it in a large open blah space in my church. I was hoping they would make my vision for a fun loving old fashion social an experience my family, and friends would enjoy as they remembered how much my husband, Don loved ice cream. When I walked into that blah space I was amazed! They went well above the call of duty. They set up a station that resembled an ice cream parlor, they had stations with all types of ice cream favorites, one station for banana slits, another for floats, another for shakes, another for cones, another for hot fudge and other types of sundaes, and then they had a wide assortment of toppings, 8 varieties of ice cream selections. A full soft drink section and coffee and tea section plus they brought the tables and chairs, table coverings, set up and take down crew, they made old fashion ice cream social signage as well. I wanted to write this review for Ambrosia (which I rarely write for anyone) because I’ve had nothing but compliments from my guests on how wonderful an experience they had.Thank you for your hard work. Sincerely, Mary Clemmons

Michael I wanted to send you a big thank you for your bus service to our VIP’s this past August. Your support, the bus, and the driver were outstanding. Whenever there’s a need for transportation while we are in the Long Beach area I will certainly call on you. Best, Erika Lohmar, CSEP Executive Producer – USA Fifth Element Group

Axios media is a Washington D.C. based media company, I was assigned to find a company that would meet the demanding needs for the national neurosurgeons forum held in Culver City and the national Mayors forum held at the Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. We have used Ambrosia twice for our Southern California events. We hosted two national events that were very demanding requiring Ambrosia’s catering, furnishing, wait staffing, staging, food and beverage service, and more. Both events had to feature “specific menu items that were highly technical and needed a chef who knew how to execute these specified food items. Ambrosia’s chef provided every item on our menu and it was delicious, well executed, and delightfully served. Each event started at 8 A.M. to 9:00 A.M. which meant that Ambrosia needed to have everything prepped, setup and ready to go promptly for the one hundred guest service for each event.  They were also instructed that they needed to provide a specific type of china and specific type of cutlery which they did. Ambrosia set up well ahead of time with all the service staff and food items arranged in a very creative way at both of our events. Their service to our guests was in a word “world class” as our guest were leaving they were asking me for their business card. Everything Ambrosia did was amazingly completed, professionally executed, with total attention to the demanding details these events required. It is m y pleasure to highly recommend Ambrosia Event Services. Karina Carlson Event Manager/Coordinator Axios Media Washington D.C

GO RAMS! It was awesome to meet your photo team and thanks for the publicity photos. Rams all they way!! Warm Regards, Tammy Los Angeles Rams Cheer

Hey there Ambrosia. Loved the photos you captured for our publicity photos. Your photographer was very professional and he did a great job. Go Chargers! Mindy and Terri L.A. Chargers Cheer

We had our wedding at the Japanese Garden in Long Beach California. My husband and I fell in love with the garden the minute we walked through the gate. The garden staff highly recommended Ambrosia Event Services to us so we arranged a meeting with Allen and Amanda and met at their Long Beach offices. The minute we sat down and began to discuss our vision with Allen we knew we had come to the right place. Not only did he make us feel very comfortable, they listened intently to what we wanted for our wedding and made us believe they could make it happen. Our wedding was a fusion of two cultures. Mine being Spanish and my husbands being from India. We wanted our wedding to reflect these two cultures. We hired Ambrosia to provide the lighting, flowers, photography, video, hair and makeup, DJ, Photo booth, and coordination. To say our wedding was a huge success would honestly be an understatement. Every aspect of our wedding from every event service Ambrosia provided was flawless. Their staff is absolutely amazing, their decor and lighting exceeded our dreams, the flower design and table settings were awesome, and once we received our photos and video we were overjoyed. I can’t say enough accolades about everyone who works at Ambrosia. They are simply the best! Anna and Anoop May 2017

We hired Ambrosia for pretty much everything we needed for our wedding. They provided the catering, bar service, event planner, set up crew, facilitating services, design decor, decor lighting, reception tables, chairs, and wait staffing. All they did was in one work AMAZING! We are so overwhelmed by their expertise and attention to our every need. I HIGHLY recommend Ambrosia if you are looking for any of their services. They truly are experts in the execution of a flawless event. Derek and Ellie Munchow October 2017

Seagate’s annual awards conference was held at the Marriott hotel in Santa Monica, California. This event was hosting the top VIP’s from around the world and we wanted to provide them with a royal treatment.  We hired Ambrosia Event Services to provide shuttle services from Los Angeles Airport to the hotels of our VIP’s, and limousine transportation for our top executives after the conference. We also hired Ambrosia to provide the music for our social gathering, Karaoke, their photo booth, photography, and video coverage.

As event planning manager for Seagate west coast I hire event companies frequently. After several conference calls to a man named Allen I felt confident that Ambrosia was the right company to provide the services I needed for this very important event. On the day of the conference I was immediately impressed with how professional each of their team members were. Their drivers were very well dressed, courteous, and arrived on time and delivered our VIP’s without a hitch. Our video we needed turned out better than we expected and was creatively edited for our soon after meeting. The DJ, was fun, had the right kind of music, and our VIP’s from China loved the karaoke system they brought. Everyone loved their photo booth with all the props, and our photography was top notch.

Whenever I’m in need of Ambrosia’s services you can be sure I’ll be calling them.

Cindy Tay

Event Coordinator and Executive Assistant to:

Michael Small EVP & CFO International

Seagate Technology

Thanks for your photography for the Strikes for Kids LA bowling classic featuring a few of the Los Angeles Charges giving back to the community as they bowled with kids from the boys and girls club of Long Beach and Carson. I really liked your photographers and their work. I’ll be reaching out to you once again when the need arises.Thanks for the donations you provided as well. I greatly appreciate your support, Joe Allen Founder Strikes for Kids

We hired Ambrosia for their photography and video services for our annual conference in Anaheim. They sent three of their team members who provided exceptional attention to details, were very skilled and professional, and responded to every need we had. I am very pleased to recommend Ambrosia’s team to anyone who needs top notch corporate event coverage. Anna Salisbury Assistant to the President Ecco Labs, Inc.

Hey you guys are all so awesome. I can’t tell you in mere words how much you help us with your services. The photos, video, time lapse work was fantastic. I look forward to having your team work with us again in the future. Best, Mark Mloritze National Sales Manager Bright View Landscaping

Hi Ambrosia team we wanted to write you and say how much we were happy with everything you did for our wedding. Our guests were so amazed with how many services we purchased from you, but they also said that you all seemed to know what you were doing. They were absolutely right. We were pretty much leaving everything up to you for our wedding buying your photography, video, photo booth DJ, instant photo booth, coordinator, flowers, Gobo, and lighting and decor services.But you made it so easy for us with your amazing bundled deal we could not refuse. We are so glad we hired your company not just because you helped us with our wedding budget,but because everything you did was awesome. We have been telling all our friends and anyone we know who is planning a wedding to go talk to Ambrosia. Thank you for everything. Yours truly, Hoan and Trinh

If anyone is looking for an amazing event company you’ve got to have Ambrosia do the work for you. Our wedding was in Temecula California in November. We hired their video, photography, photo booth and had them bring their drone. We are ecstatic at the outcome!! Everything they did from beginning to end was truly impressive. We strongly encourage anyone who needs event services to go see Ambrosia. Jayson and Yu-Ting November 2018

Once again thank you for your fine work as you photographed our awards banquet.

Working along side Axios Media – Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti along with New Orleans Mayor Landrieu high fiving we would like to believe it was because of the decor, furnishings, and catering with our excellent wait staff, along with our video coverage, and delicious food we provided at the annual national Mayors convention.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. We know the planning is challenging that’s why Ambrosia has been a wonderful asset to all our clients. We will make your dream wedding a reality.

Wow what didn’t we do with Ambrosia! 
We booked them for our 9/8/18 wedding for:
1955 Ford Thunderbird
Tent w/ swag and chandeliers
Dance floor
Photo booth
Hair & Makeup
Everything on that list went so smoothly! I didn’t have a single stressful moment my wedding day and it was all because of Allen and his amazing team. 
Tent was set up the day before and Allen was there to make sure of it and even sent me a sneak peak to get me all excited. 
Natalie, the hair and make up artist, was on time and followed exactly what I wanted. My hair and make up lasted ALL NIGHT! The fact that she is the friendliest sweetest person is just the cherry on top. 
Flowers: had to be delivered to 3 different locations by a certain time, and of course they delivered amazing flowers. We did mock a few months before and changed a few things, and the talented Amanda followed that exactly! 
One of the most memorable experiences was having the time alone with my husband in the Tbird! So much fun driving with the top down! It was delivered at the chapel as requested and picked up at the venue and arranged, all by Allen! 
Photo booth was maned at all times and set up was quick! So many fun pictures we got from our guest! It was a wonderful idea! 
The DJ answered all my questions before the wedding and had great recommendations for songs we hand’t picked. Also his jokes and lightness kept the wedding fun! 
Andrew the video-cameraman was on time and always shooting. 
They really make my wedding day amazing. It would not have been the same without them. Also, you can imagine how great it is to have a single detailed and caring vendor for almost everything!

If I could give a million stars to this company I would. Allen, Andrew, and Adam are ROCK STARS!! They worked with us on our engagement video shoot, and our same day edit wedding day video. Andrew went above and beyond to make our video soooooo good! I would Highly recommend Ambrosia Event Services to anyone in need of videography. I have no words to express how grateful my husband and I are for all you did to capture the memories of such an amazing day! Thank you so so so much!  Lisa and Brian

My names Connor and my wife’s name is Amanda. I want to let anyone whose having either a wedding or any eventto call Ambrosia. We had a great experience working with Ambrosia during both planning and the day of our wedding. They have had many years of experience working with our venue in Long Beach but at the same time were willing to create a unique experience for us catered to our vision of the big day. The pictures and video turned out better than we imagined, our guests had a blast in the photo booth, and the bridal party’s hair and makeup turned out great. They even offered free photo workshops leading up to the wedding so we could practice and get the most out of our wedding photos. The entire staff was friendly, enthusiastic, and generally seemed ecstatic to be working our wedding. Ambrosia was quick to respond to us when we had questions or concerns. Highly recommend especially if you are having your wedding at the Japanese Gardens at Cal State University Long Beach.

Awesome company!! They help me in creating an amazing stress-free corporate event. Every detail was handled flawlessly in a very limited time frame. This event AXIOs media hired Ambrosia to handle was for the Conferences of Mayors featuring Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti and New Orleans Mayor Trudeau. We hired Ambrosia for their catering and decor services. This was the second time we hired them and each time they did an exceptional job under very stressful circumstances. I strongly recommend if anyone needs catering, staff servicing, Event management, exceptional furnishing, or whatever your event needs are. Contact Ambrosia they will make sure your event is a huge success.

Live testimonial from our clients about all the services they booked from Ambrosia Event Services and how thrilled they are about each of our services. They booked our DJ, Florist, Photographers, Video, Decor and Lighting, Photo-booth, Event Planning and Coordination. As you can hear they found everything we did for them seamless and stress free. All the hassles and strenuous tasks planning your big event is removed when Ambrosia helps you take on the heavy load.

Our guarantees

Our guarantee to you is this: All the services we provide will be carried out at the highest level, within the framework of the contractual agreements on time. Ambrosia Event Services with each client enters into a contract that describes the details of the organization of the planned event, the deadlines, and the cost. We assure you that all arrangements for the provision of all the services you have secured. Having received the offer, our company coordinates and agrees with a detailed parametric estimate, where all costs incurred by the organization of your project will become transparent to you.