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Celebrate Your Same-Sex Wedding With L.A. Banquets

It’s always cause for joy when two people find each other and fall in love, not always an easy thing to do in this world. Now that laws are changing with the times, and marriage in California and other states is available to same-sex couples, we’d like to help you celebrate. To begin, we have a staff of wedding planners committed to making your wedding everything you want it to be. Our collaborative team and hand-picked vendors will work with you to get every detail just right, from flower arrangements to table settings, from food to décor, from the lighting…


Welcome to the Patio at Brandview!

If you’ve been looking for the perfect outdoor location for a wedding or party, you’ll find what you’ve been hoping for at the new Patio at Brandview. Already known for its elegant ballrooms, L.A. Banquets has expanded to include this spacious open-air deck that takes advantage of our spectacular year-round weather. It’s such a natural, we don’t know why we didn’t think of it sooner. Accommodating 100 guests, an event on the Patio combines L.A. Banquet’s know-how with the best of Southern California living. Whatever kind of event you’re thinking of, the Patio can be adapted to suit it. Imagine…


Bringing Winter to Your Holiday Party

Weather doesn’t get much better than what we’ve got here in Southern California. Even in December, it’s likely to be sunny and warm. However, if you were raised on the classic winter images from magazines, greeting cards, and the movies, the holidays just don’t seem right if it’s not snowy, hot-chocolate weather. You can’t change the temperature outside, but you can create a winter wonderland inside to surprise and delight your guests. Whether it’s a year-end company party or your annual holiday event, here are some tricks that will have people believing that Jack Frost is nipping at their noses….


Catering Conundrum: Maintain Your Budget and Let Your Reception Shine

So you’re engaged, you’ve chosen your bridal party, you have a thousand and one dress ideas, you’ve hired a planner, and you’ve established a budget. While everything may seem as if it’s falling into place, the fun — and the potential headaches — are just beginning. Sticking to your budget may be the most difficult part of the planning process, especially when it comes time to choose your menu. With so many delectable choices of cuisine and your desire to give your guests the best possible experience, it can be easy to become tempted to increase your budget. However, if…


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…


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