•Why the Chemistry Between Venue Event Planners and Caterers Matters|
Higher-end catering is about more than fresh ingredients and master chefs. The food and the venue have to work togetherâ€“as do the people running both.
Perhaps a term used in catering and event planning, â€śballet service,â€ť sums up the importance of a well-coordinated event. It specifically refers to synchronized meal service, where a line of servers places a meal in front of each guest at the same time. It takes timing, coordination, planning â€“ and grace. Every guest is treated equally...
•Millwick: Downtown Los Angelesâ€™ Urban Venue for a Fantasy Wedding
In LAâ€™s Arts District, Millwick and its caterers make sure events come off without a hitch â€“ in this building that originally was a livery.
Thereâ€™s something perfect about hosting a wedding in downtown Los Angelesâ€™ Arts District. Just as older generations give way to younger people beginning their own lives together as couples, this is a part of LA that has transformed from its industrial past to a creative, lively, and fresh home to artistsâ€™ lofts, retail, and residential...
•The Ruby Street: A Unique Arts & Crafts Venue for Unique Events
This event venue, ideal for weddings and receptions, bears a history from another era. It has that thing that party planners look for: memorable details.
More than a century ago the Arts & Crafts movement traveled from its birthplace in Great Britain to find a distinctively American expression in the Arroyo Seco area of Los Angeles. The architectural style is evident in the legions of Craftsman homes in NELA (Northeast Los Angeles) towns that include Highland Park, Eagle Rock, and South...
•Nine Questions to Manage Wedding Reception Catering Costs
There are many variables in hosting a wedding reception. This checklist can guide you to make critical decisions the affect the price of your big day.
Planning a wedding sometime soon? The excitement of that should be part of the joy. But if you want to keep control of the costs, and make it a day you will treasure, try this list of questions with your wedding caterers as a way to go about it rationally:
Date? - There are several reasons why the date factors into early planning and...
•Corporate Event? Your Catering Company Should Mean Business
Catering to a business crowd is hospitality on steroids. Because so much work gets done in business socials, food service and incidentals need to be top notch.
The importance of corporate hospitality has risen in recent years, so much so that some of the best universities offer MBAs that have everything to do with the topic. This might relate to the fact that a half-trillion dollars of the American economy is given to hospitality overall. So it stands to reason that economics guide the...
•An Enchanting Wedding at Greystone Mansion: Gardens, Courtyards - and Catering
Holding a wedding at this Beverly Hills landmark is akin to creating your own piece of history. What was exclusive 100 years allows for a grand event today.
Bridal couples who choose to hold their weddings at the Historic Greystone Mansion and Park might do so because of its sumptuous surroundings and rich history. Those are good enough reasons to make any occasion special. But as any good wedding caterer in Los Angeles will attest, the views from the terrace and reflection pond at this...
•The York Manor: LAâ€™s New and Hip Event Venue is Dressed to Impress
In times past, caterers in Los Angeles didnâ€™t serve receptions in this church. Now deconsecrated, ceremonies, cocktails, dinner, and dancing all happen here.
There are several reasons why the Northeast LA (NELA) town of Highland Park has become wildly attractive to young professionals moving there. Itâ€™s the vintage and midcentury modern homes, the coffee shops, restaurants, food trucks, and walkable neighborhoods. Establishments such as The York Manor that provide a venue space for all...
•Castle Green: A Majestic Wedding Venue Demands Lavish Catering
Whatâ€™s beautiful in movies can be breathtaking for weddings. Valentino and Gish once played lovers here, so this is ideal for real 21st century romance.
When the Castle Green annex to Pasadenaâ€™s Hotel Green was opened in 1897, more than 1,000 people attended the first celebration in the grand, palatial venue. It was an auspicious beginning of more than a century of epic parties, galas, and receptions.
Guests werenâ€™t the only people anxious to snap up the chance to be part of a...
•From Catering to Venues, there are Benefits to Friday Weddings
Saturday weddings are most popular, which is reason to consider a Friday wedding instead. For many reasons your guests might thank you.
There is nothing sacred anymore about getting married on a Saturday. Which is why more couples are contacting their wedding caterers about, instead, holding a Friday ceremony and reception.
Before we go into details on why Fridays (or Thursdays, or Sundays) might be a better day to tie the knot, consider how historically other days were the rule. In early...
•The Importance of Hiring a Qualified Los Angeles Event Planner
You only get one shot at putting on a memorable business event or wedding, so donâ€™t gamble on planning. Here is a checklist for identifying a good organizer.
Just about everyone has a general idea of what makes a good event planner: Organized, creative, and attentive to the needs of the client are some of the things that readily come to mind.
But regardless of whether youâ€™re looking for corporate catering or wedding catering in Los Angeles, there are additional characteristics that...
•The Smog Shoppe: LAâ€™s Perfect Vintage Garden Wedding Venue
With the right caterer, this unique venue surrounds guests with greenery, recycled furnishings, great food â€“ and a memorable experience thatâ€™s far from smoggy.
The name is misleading but thatâ€™s what makes the place a pleasant surprise. The Smog Shoppe is in fact a lovely, very green, reuse-recycle event facility that is LEED certified (Platinum). Itâ€™s also an ideal venue for marking major life events such as weddings.
How so? The green, vertical garden walls â€“ this venue at...
•Ten Good Reasons To Buy Hackney Property
Buzzing Hackney has enjoyed a tremendous regeneration in recent years and Hackney property is deservedly one of London’s rising ‘property hotspots’. To the joy of local estate agents Hackney recently gained an underground extension connecting smoothly to the city. However, the area has always had a very frequent bus service to nearby underground stations and not just one but twelve over ground train stations. This rapid tour of Hackney property aims to give you just ten starting reasons why...
•Bankside Property - Ruins to Regeneration
Bankside estate agents today can offer state of the art loft living, new builds with luxurious services; and converted apartments with penthouse views. But Bankside was not always such a sought neighbourhood - like many areas of London, it slid from grace following the Second World War. This article gives you an insider’s glimpse into the regeneration phase from the 1990s and the type of properties you are likely to find there today.
From the late 18th century onwards, Bankside became an...
•Buying Bankside Property From Overseas
Bankside property is currently felt to represent a solid investment strategy for overseas buyers for a number of financial aspects. Bankside has begun to be included in some of the ‘prime central indexes’ for London estate agents. The good news for astute investors is that by 2007, property prices had risen steadily before the economic downturn rather than in the more explosive way seen in many other prime areas of London. And whilst the neighbourhood is now justifiably seen as ‘up and coming’,...
•Bankside Property - A Brief Overview and History
Whilst Bankside estate agents might well propose state of the art contemporary properties, the area is in fact one of the oldest in London. Originally an ancient settlement, it has history millions of years old. This guide to the areas fascinating history gives you a brief glimpse of the past; current attractions; and typical Bankside property today.
Ancient & Medieval Bankside
Many important archaeological finds have been recently discovered underneath Victorian buildings; some date from...