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Le Foyer Hosts Special Needs Prom For Djanai’s Angels

He plays a rough and tough boxer on Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” but in real life, Pooch Hall doles out nothing but love for his family.  Last month, the actor and his wife Linda hosted a Special Needs Family Prom (which doubled as a Sweet 16 for their daughter Djanai) at Le Foyer Ballroom to benefit their charity, Djanai’s Angels.  The organization prides itself on offering a “one stop shop” for parents of children with special needs. The charity offers a diverse range of services to support the many needs of these families, ranging from social and developmental to entertainment and…


Brandview Ballroom Hosts CSUN’s 9th Annual Red Dress Ball

Dinner, drinks, dancing, a silent auction, and a chance to wear your finest. What’s not to love about attending a gala? But when the proceeds benefit thousands of women across the nation and support a foundation as wonderful as that of Alpha Phi, the event takes on a whole new meaning. Since its inception in 2004, the CSUN Red Dress Ball has been raising funds to support women’s cardiac care. Once a year, members of the sorority along with mothers, fathers, sisters, aunts, alumni and friends gather to garner awareness about a subject that hits close to home for many…


Real Weddings: Cristale and Azad’s Date with Fate

Many couples think that destiny plays a part in meeting their soulmate. For Cristale and Azad, fate most certainly brought them together. The two initially met at Azad’s jewelry store (perfectly appropriate!) but they went about their separate ways. It wasn’t until they bumped into each other during a college class that they reconnected. Soon thereafter, they started dating, and the rest, they say, is history.  For Cristale, the most exciting part of the planning process was watching the details meld together and “come to life!” She teamed up with Petals LA for the floral arrangements and incorporated whites, purples,…


It certainly was! Check out ABC’s “Super Fun Night” at Le Foyer Ballroom

We’re always excited to host events at our venues, but we are particularly thrilled to share that Le Foyer Ballroom recently welcomed a TV production crew, along with Rebel Wilson and Ashley Tisdale, to film an episode of “Super Fun Night,” airing Wednesday October 23rd on ABC. The show stars Rebel Wilson as Kimmie Boubier, a bumbling attorney trying to navigate the roads of friendship, family, and romance. In this episode, Kimmie plans an engagement party for her sister Jazmine (played by Tisdale) but their mom (guest star Jacki Weaver) relinquishes control and plans the party her way. (Think coconut…


Real Weddings: Michael & Stella’s Elegant Affair at Brandview Ballroom

  On the last weekend of August, Stella and Michael said “I do” in the presence of hundreds of family and friends. The pair combined their Armenian and Greek heritages for a cross-cultural picture-perfect ceremony and reception that elegantly highlighted food, family, fun and tradition.  Stella confides that the best part of the wedding was not planning it. She left the grand task in the capable hands of Kristine from Chic Sparkles. And for good reason. Though nestled in New York, Stella and Michael chose to wed in Stella’s hometown, Los Angeles. Looking to avoid the hurdles of planning a…


How to Make a Large Wedding Feel Like an Intimate Party

by Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of LA Banquets What’s your definition of a large wedding? 100 guests? 200? How about 300 or 400? The most spacious of our LA Banquets venues easily accommodate 500 guests, and weddings that size are a weekly occurrence. When your guest list swells in size, it doesn’t mean you have to let go of the intimate wedding you always envisioned. Over the hundreds of weddings I’ve seen at our venues, here’s what I’ve learned about making large weddings feel intimate and fun. 1. Facetime: Meet and greet with your guests I can’t stress how important it…


When You’ve Got a Lot of Love, But Not a Lot of Time: Planning a Last Minute Event

–by Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of LA Banquets–   After the excitement of your engagement dies down, you and your partner may decide, why wait? With 40% of couples waiting over a year after their engagement to marry (and spending some 15 hours a week planning the wedding!), you may realize that married sooner, rather than later, is the best course for your relationship. But a last minute wedding, doesn’t mean you have to nix your dreams of an elegant ballroom affair and run down to the courthouse. In fact, a last-minute wedding, or any special event, can be just as…


What to Consider Before Saying “I Do” to an Unplugged Wedding

—by Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of LA Banquets— The newest wedding trend has nothing to do with flowers, dresses or decor. Not even food, or going green. Brides and grooms now increasingly want “unplugged weddings.” At the unplugged wedding, guests are asked to put away their phones and cameras during the wedding ceremony, and often during the reception. Some couples even enforce the “no tech” rule by confiscating phones before the ceremony begins. This trend is already common practice at high-profile weddings, where celebrities don’t want images leaking out to the media, which either destroy their illusions of privacy, or void…


Rolling Out the New Carpet: Brandview Ballroom

by Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of LA Banquets At LA Banquets, we strive to keep our venues looking fresh, modern and elegant. So even when we’re not actively changing or updating some aspect of the ballrooms, you can be sure we’re planning our next renovation. All this work gives our guests a new experience at each event they attend at LA Banquets. But from time to time, it does put us in a bit of a scheduling situation. When bride and groom Maggie and Hovnan were touring Brandview Ballroom to decide whether they wanted to book the venue, we were already…


Real Events: A Family Affair With CMC Party Rentals

by Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of L.A. Banquets. We want to introduce a new feature on our blog and bring you real weddings from our L.A. Banquets reception venues. For the first post in this series, we have Ana and Grigor’s wedding that transformed Le Foyer Ballroom into a dreamy white wonderland. This was a particularly special wedding for L.A. Banquets as the bride, Ana, is the daughter of one of our vendors, CMC Party Rentals. We’ve worked closely with CMC Party Rentals on countless events, so Ana’s wedding felt like a family affair for us too. With anything she could…


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