An event space company that expands your perception of what is possible!
Collectively, LA Banquets staff has over 50 years of industry experience in every aspect of selecting event spaces, event planning and banqueting. The team is committed to creative excellence and taking a unique and fresh perspective to each and every event we have the pleasure of taking part in. Our most important focus is on “Your Day, Your Vision” and blending your ideas with our experience to craft truly special, engaging and entertaining affairs.
Vrej Sarkissian CEO of LA BANQUETS
“Happy Wife, Happy Life”
With over 15 years of entertainment and corporate planning experience, Vrej is one of Southern California’s banquet events pioneers. Vrej has been involved is all aspects of the banqueting business and is able to apply his experience to suit a client’s needs perfectly. His combination of entertainment experience, education and entrepreneurial qualities grant him the opportunity to effectively lead LA Banquets and efficiently plan an event. Vrej’s passion for perfection allows his banquet operations to be flawless and memorable.
Vrej holds a J.D. from Loyola Law School and a BA from USC.
Annie Keshishian Director of Human Resources, Founder of Charity Outreach Program
“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor… It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”
As the Director of Human Resources at L.A. Banquets, Annie has assembled a close-knit team that keeps the business operating smoothly. In addition to the business’ success, she places high value on each employee and has established an environment that fosters personal growth.
Annie embraces her personal motto, “the best attitude is gratitude,” in several charities and actively participates in the SAK Foundation, a charity established by her family to better the lives of impoverished children in Armenia. She has recently bridged her charity work with her professional career by founding the Charity Outreach Division at L.A. Banquets which focuses on the local community’s wellness.
Annie earned a BA in Psychology from USC and an MBA from Woodbury University.
Saco Sarkissian CEO of Petals LA
Live Beautifully, Celebrate Glamorously
Saco brings over 10 years of experience of operating venues and catering companies. As the founding member of one of the premier floral companies in LA, Saco’s decorative expertise brings a fresh approach to visually elevating LA Banquets events.
Petals LA is one of the most sought after florists in Southern California. The flowers at Petals LA are always fresh, the colors always vivid, and the end result always inspiring. Their creations are customized to each client and each occasion. Whether it’s a lavish centerpiece or a minimalist bouquet, each handcrafted piece is blended together harmoniously into a simply stunning creation.
Hutch Martirosian CEO of DJ International
Hutch brings over 15 years of entertainment experience to LA Banquets. With a keen understanding of musical timelines, programming, and special entertainment, Hutch’s expertise allows any LA Banquet event to be successful. Since clients have recognized his musical contribution, Hutch has earned a top spot on referral lists at some of the finest venues in Southern California.
Hagop Supikian LA Banquets
Let’s create special memories together.
Hagop provides an experienced and calming touch to every event he is a part of. He is always happy to provide insight on how to produce your ideal event and lend a helping hand to make your dreams come true and with over 20 years of experience he has many ideas to share and help you develop.
Damon Wallace Director of Operations – L.A. Banquets
“Genuine hospitality and a smile, while free to give, the value cannot be measured!”
Damon has over 30 years in the Hospitality Industry and specializes in Culinary Arts, Banquet and Conference, Sales and Marketing and Property Management. He has been part of the Management Teams of major hotel companies including MGM, Hilton, Intercontinental, and Ritz Carlton in 6 countries spanning 4 continents. His hobbies include smiling, working hard, and teaching. He hopes to be an astronaut when he grows up.
Sevada Markosyan Director of Sales – L.A. Banquets
“Theres no exception to perfection”
Sevada has a professional and friendly demeanor with a broad background in event planning, management, and sales. Sevada has planned events ranging from 50 people to 1,000 people with various complexities involved in every event. With an optimistic attitude and a relentless pursuit to perfection you can rest assured that your event will be flawless and exceed all your expectations. Sevada believes each event is unique to itself and each bride should feel like they are the most important person in the world on their Wedding day.
Haik Kerimian Event Manager – L.A. Banquets
“Give without expecting anything in return. “
I am a dedicated husband who loves spending time with my family and friends. I am passionate about sports and competitive in all areas of my life. My friends describe me as loyal and dedicated in both personal and business matters. I believe everything in life happens for a reason; therefore, I live my life to the fullest each day! With that said, I work hard so I can play even harder. Happy Days are ahead of us!
Albert Saakian Event Manager – L.A. Banquets
“Everything you need will come to you, at the perfect time”
Albert Sahakyan was born on August 15 in Armenia. He attended # 20 school and graduated in 2007. After graduation, Albert decided to immigrate to America to search for new opportunities for him and his family. His journey eventually led him to Anoush banquets and has been a part of our team for over 4 years. We are proud to have Albert as a part of our team because with his collaborative and intuitive efforts we are able to reach different heights no one else could.
Nico Gonzalez Event Manager – L.A. Banquets
“Every moment is an experience. “
With over 15 years of hospitality experience, Nico has worked for some of the industry’s leaders in fine dining and other entertainment firms. He has been a part of booking and conceptualizing elite events in North, Central and South America. Dependable professional with proven ability to thrive under pressure, deliver excellence, establish authentic relationships, implement new technology and ideas to ensure cost effective event spending. Proactive with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, experienced in working with different personalities and cultures including clients and vendors as well as working on own initiative.