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The Odyssey Restaurant

Granada Hills , CA

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15600 Odyssey Dr.
Granada Hills, CA 91344 US (map)

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818-366-6444

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Paul
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
The Odyssey turned out to be the perfect setting for both our ceremony and the reception for our wedding. Margot and Megan were our helpful contacts for The Odyssey. They were responsive and refreshingly straightforward about any questions or concerns we had along the way. There was a deposit required when we signed the agreement, but the amount was not burdensome. And it allowed us time to determine the actual number of guests so that the final cost was fair. The bride was treated like a queen and picked up by a Limo service as part of the package. The wedding cake was included as well. And every server was friendly and attentive. We were thrilled with The Odyssey and so were all of our guests.
The Odyssey turned out to be the perfect setting for both our ceremony and the reception for our wedding. Margot and Megan Read more...
The Odyssey turned out to be the perfect setting for both our ceremony and the reception for our wedding. Margot and Megan were our helpful contacts for The Odyssey. They were responsive and refreshingly straightforward about any questions or concerns we had along the way. There was a deposit required when we signed the agreement, but the amount was not burdensome. And it allowed us time to determine the actual number of guests so that the final cost was fair. The bride was treated like a queen and picked up by a Limo service as part of the package. The wedding cake was included as well. And every server was friendly and attentive. We were thrilled with The Odyssey and so were all of our guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
This was hands-down the most affordable, yet beautiful and convenient venue that I could have chosen in which to celebrate such a special day. We used the Athena Ballroom, which is great because of its separate bar area which was great for our cocktail hour. There is a room minimum, and they are flexible in which way you meet the minimum; through guest count, beverages, appetizers, chair covers and sashes, appetizers, and cocktail tables. We had 130 guests, and there was ample space to comfortably seat all the guests (10-person round tables), as well as a spacious dance floor. The view was AMAZING. Parking was super convenient, and there's convenient freeway access. All of my guests were impressed with the food, the service, and the look of the venue. I'm coming back to celebrate an anniversary down the road!
This was hands-down the most affordable, yet beautiful and convenient venue that I could have chosen in which to celebrate Read more...
This was hands-down the most affordable, yet beautiful and convenient venue that I could have chosen in which to celebrate such a special day. We used the Athena Ballroom, which is great because of its separate bar area which was great for our cocktail hour. There is a room minimum, and they are flexible in which way you meet the minimum; through guest count, beverages, appetizers, chair covers and sashes, appetizers, and cocktail tables. We had 130 guests, and there was ample space to comfortably seat all the guests (10-person round tables), as well as a spacious dance floor. The view was AMAZING. Parking was super convenient, and there's convenient freeway access. All of my guests were impressed with the food, the service, and the look of the venue. I'm coming back to celebrate an anniversary down the road! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
The Odyssey was just incredible for our wedding reception. The customer service was phenomenal! Every question I had prior to our wedding day they answered promptly. All the details I had envisioned was set in our banquet room. Pricing was very reasonable. I can't wait to go back for their Sunday brunch! Thanks again, Odyssey and team!!
The Odyssey was just incredible for our wedding reception. The customer service was phenomenal! Every question I had prior Read more...
The Odyssey was just incredible for our wedding reception. The customer service was phenomenal! Every question I had prior to our wedding day they answered promptly. All the details I had envisioned was set in our banquet room. Pricing was very reasonable. I can't wait to go back for their Sunday brunch! Thanks again, Odyssey and team!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.0/5.0
I had my wedding at the Odyssey on March 23, 2013. Everything went very smoothly the day of my event. Things were set up and ready to go and everything looked beautiful. When dealing with the Odyssey after my contract was signed, there were a few small issues. The date for the second payment was wrong on my contract, so that was kind of rushed in order to get that since we thought we had another month before it was due. A few things that I wish were done differently, was being able to confirm a date for rehearsal so it was easier to book a place for rehearsal dinner, and plan for family that was coming from out of town who needed to arrive by a certain time. They can only confirm a date two weeks out, which made it kind of difficult for my bridesmaid who lives in Washington. These were just little things that occurred. Everything else went very well and I was very at ease having the coordinator as part of the ceremony package. I liked knowing everything was being taken care of. I would hold another event at the Odyssey
I had my wedding at the Odyssey on March 23, 2013. Everything went very smoothly the day of my event. Things were set up Read more...
I had my wedding at the Odyssey on March 23, 2013. Everything went very smoothly the day of my event. Things were set up and ready to go and everything looked beautiful. When dealing with the Odyssey after my contract was signed, there were a few small issues. The date for the second payment was wrong on my contract, so that was kind of rushed in order to get that since we thought we had another month before it was due. A few things that I wish were done differently, was being able to confirm a date for rehearsal so it was easier to book a place for rehearsal dinner, and plan for family that was coming from out of town who needed to arrive by a certain time. They can only confirm a date two weeks out, which made it kind of difficult for my bridesmaid who lives in Washington. These were just little things that occurred. Everything else went very well and I was very at ease having the coordinator as part of the ceremony package. I liked knowing everything was being taken care of. I would hold another event at the Odyssey Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
3/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We had the Athena Rooms for our recent mid day wedding. The view is beautiful to begin with and with the perfect weather it was even more spectacular. Everything from the set up, the food the attentive staff made our day truly enjoyable. Many of of guests had not had the experience to enjoy this place before, and were so satisfied with everything. Meredith, our contact made everything so easy to plan. Can't wait to use them again!
We had the Athena Rooms for our recent mid day wedding. The view is beautiful to begin with and with the perfect weather Read more...
We had the Athena Rooms for our recent mid day wedding. The view is beautiful to begin with and with the perfect weather it was even more spectacular. Everything from the set up, the food the attentive staff made our day truly enjoyable. Many of of guests had not had the experience to enjoy this place before, and were so satisfied with everything. Meredith, our contact made everything so easy to plan. Can't wait to use them again! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/8/2012
4.0/5.0
We booked the Apollo room (west & east) for our wedding reception. This is the biggest room that they have in the restaurant. The view is amazing but there is a $$$$ minimum to be able to book both the Apollo east & west rooms. If you don't reach the minimum, you can only have either the east or west room or a different room.
Before we booked Odyssey for our wedding, we attended their food tasting/expo. The food tasting event is for those who booked their event at the Odyssey. They serve the food buffet style (appetizers, salads, entree's) and event vendors also participate in the expo ( cake bakery, dj, florist, photographer, videographer). We also did a personal food tasting and another expo food tasting to choose our appetizers.
The restaurant manager on the day of our wedding did a great job! We were taking pictures outside and they gave us drinks. They also came to our table very often asking if we need something or we want a drink. There were appetizers waiting for us at our table when we arrived at the reception. The reception was amazing and the view is breath taking. The guests loved the place. I loved that we have a really big dance floor. The food was hit and miss. Some guests loved their food and some said it's just ok. Me and my husband loved our food my only concern was I ordered a rice pilaf and not basmati rice to go with my Chicken Scalloppini. I personally love the Portabello mushroom ravioli. We asked for a side of the ravioli and they gave us a plate of ravioli. We also requested a passed hors d'oeuvres but they serve it buffet style.
Overall I had a great wedding experience.
We booked the Apollo room (west & east) for our wedding reception. This is the biggest room that they have in the Read more...
We booked the Apollo room (west & east) for our wedding reception. This is the biggest room that they have in the restaurant. The view is amazing but there is a $$$$ minimum to be able to book both the Apollo east & west rooms. If you don't reach the minimum, you can only have either the east or west room or a different room.
Before we booked Odyssey for our wedding, we attended their food tasting/expo. The food tasting event is for those who booked their event at the Odyssey. They serve the food buffet style (appetizers, salads, entree's) and event vendors also participate in the expo ( cake bakery, dj, florist, photographer, videographer). We also did a personal food tasting and another expo food tasting to choose our appetizers.
The restaurant manager on the day of our wedding did a great job! We were taking pictures outside and they gave us drinks. They also came to our table very often asking if we need something or we want a drink. There were appetizers waiting for us at our table when we arrived at the reception. The reception was amazing and the view is breath taking. The guests loved the place. I loved that we have a really big dance floor. The food was hit and miss. Some guests loved their food and some said it's just ok. Me and my husband loved our food my only concern was I ordered a rice pilaf and not basmati rice to go with my Chicken Scalloppini. I personally love the Portabello mushroom ravioli. We asked for a side of the ravioli and they gave us a plate of ravioli. We also requested a passed hors d'oeuvres but they serve it buffet style.
Overall I had a great wedding experience. Read less
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torreshyssong
Wedding:
7/18/2010
4.6/5.0
I really enjoyed having my wedding at the Odyssey. If you can request Emily Meyers, she was fantastic. The venue is rather strict about candles, but they are up in a dry area so you can't really blame them for that. Just make sure you check with the Fire Marshal before you buy your centerpeices or do LED candles like we did. Can't tell in any of the pictures and really isn't that all that matters? The Garden room was beautiful, and the bartenders and wait staff were great! We used the gazebo area for the ceremony and they got those chairs our super fast after the ceremony so we had that whole area for pictures and such. Overall a great value for the money!
I really enjoyed having my wedding at the Odyssey. If you can request Emily Meyers, she was fantastic. The venue is rather Read more...
I really enjoyed having my wedding at the Odyssey. If you can request Emily Meyers, she was fantastic. The venue is rather strict about candles, but they are up in a dry area so you can't really blame them for that. Just make sure you check with the Fire Marshal before you buy your centerpeices or do LED candles like we did. Can't tell in any of the pictures and really isn't that all that matters? The Garden room was beautiful, and the bartenders and wait staff were great! We used the gazebo area for the ceremony and they got those chairs our super fast after the ceremony so we had that whole area for pictures and such. Overall a great value for the money! Read less
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Antonia
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.6/5.0
This review is for my April 17, 2010 wedding reception. Overall, their level of service was impeccable. Here are the things they did right:

1. They worked with us to get the room we wanted. Once we assured them we would have the minimum amount to secure the room, they were fine with us having a slightly lower occupancy.

2. Value: we got a 3 entree buffet, with dessert and our cake, a 3 hour bar, champagne toast and a dessert bar for under $70 per person(not including gratuity--that's pretty darn competitive for Los Angeles).

3. They were willing to set up the special linens that I had ordered for the event. They were also willing to work with me and let me fold their napkins and have them placed on my chargers so that the staff would only have to place the chargers with the napkins already folded on them(so they didn't have to work twice).

4. When it turned out that the candy for my candy buffet would melt if stored in my coordinator's car, I was able to call them and they let my MOH and Fiancee(at the time) set up the candy buffet early the morning of the wedding.

5. They augmented our decor with additional buffet linens and lighting which made the room look even more spectacular with the uplighting I ordered along with the gobo projection on the dance floor.

6. Hospitality. They greeted our wedding party with champagne and hors d'oeuvres upon arrival. We had two waiters filling our plates when my husband and I went up to the buffet and they could trip over themselves fast enough to make us feel comfortable.

7. The food was excellent. Period.

Here are the things that they really need to work on:

1. They didn't cut our wedding cake to be served to our guests!!!! This really ticked me off. I went with the bakery that they told me to go with, and I paid $11 per slice over what was included in the package for this spectacular-looking cake that few or none of my guests even tried because no one bothered to cut it! And this was a service that was supposedly included in the package! Not only that it they ended up wasting over 40 hours of hard work I could have put in elsewhere other than my DIYed menus when I added in a diagram of my cake so my guests could know which flavor each tier was so they could tell the server which flavor they wanted. All of this work was wasted because they didn't cut my cake and serve it!

I actually have to have this cake served to my guests at my church one week later(no thanks to them).

2. Communication. They should have told me when I booked(almost a year beforehand, May 2, 2009) that the Garden Room's wiring was not up to code to handle the uplighting I had ordered. It was a "little detail" they left out of their documentation until they finally dropped it on me like a ton of bricks one month before the wedding when I met with them to finalize everything(and yes, my coordinator was there when they told me, so I wasn't the only one who heard it). It actually took two weeks me nagging and waiting after that for them to give me and my DJ a straight answer as to whether I would need a generator or not along with where to put said generator.

This left me scrambling the last week to let my lighting person know to get a generator which cost me an additional $120 to rent. This leaves us to issue #3

3. Building maintenance. Now I may be a clueless bride that doesn't know anything, but my darling husband and I bought a house two months prior to our wedding and last I looked in to the way real estate works, it is the responsibility of the owner of a building to maintain the wiring up to code. It's really a shameful they have neglected to do that on such a beautiful location! Seriously, this is a matter of pride and common sense.

Would I book another event with them? Yes, absolutely. But I would seriously watch my banquet manager like a hawk and insist that they cut the freaking cake like there were supposed to have done on the basis of our contract(yeah watching them was my my coordinator's job which I will go into detail later)! And I would insist on them telling me upfront on whether or not the wiring can handle extra stuff like lighting.
The second issue is extremely important to know so you don't end up scrambling at the last minute trying to throw more money into an already expensive event.
This review is for my April 17, 2010 wedding reception. Overall, their level of service was impeccable. Here are the Read more...
This review is for my April 17, 2010 wedding reception. Overall, their level of service was impeccable. Here are the things they did right:

1. They worked with us to get the room we wanted. Once we assured them we would have the minimum amount to secure the room, they were fine with us having a slightly lower occupancy.

2. Value: we got a 3 entree buffet, with dessert and our cake, a 3 hour bar, champagne toast and a dessert bar for under $70 per person(not including gratuity--that's pretty darn competitive for Los Angeles).

3. They were willing to set up the special linens that I had ordered for the event. They were also willing to work with me and let me fold their napkins and have them placed on my chargers so that the staff would only have to place the chargers with the napkins already folded on them(so they didn't have to work twice).

4. When it turned out that the candy for my candy buffet would melt if stored in my coordinator's car, I was able to call them and they let my MOH and Fiancee(at the time) set up the candy buffet early the morning of the wedding.

5. They augmented our decor with additional buffet linens and lighting which made the room look even more spectacular with the uplighting I ordered along with the gobo projection on the dance floor.

6. Hospitality. They greeted our wedding party with champagne and hors d'oeuvres upon arrival. We had two waiters filling our plates when my husband and I went up to the buffet and they could trip over themselves fast enough to make us feel comfortable.

7. The food was excellent. Period.

Here are the things that they really need to work on:

1. They didn't cut our wedding cake to be served to our guests!!!! This really ticked me off. I went with the bakery that they told me to go with, and I paid $11 per slice over what was included in the package for this spectacular-looking cake that few or none of my guests even tried because no one bothered to cut it! And this was a service that was supposedly included in the package! Not only that it they ended up wasting over 40 hours of hard work I could have put in elsewhere other than my DIYed menus when I added in a diagram of my cake so my guests could know which flavor each tier was so they could tell the server which flavor they wanted. All of this work was wasted because they didn't cut my cake and serve it!

I actually have to have this cake served to my guests at my church one week later(no thanks to them).

2. Communication. They should have told me when I booked(almost a year beforehand, May 2, 2009) that the Garden Room's wiring was not up to code to handle the uplighting I had ordered. It was a "little detail" they left out of their documentation until they finally dropped it on me like a ton of bricks one month before the wedding when I met with them to finalize everything(and yes, my coordinator was there when they told me, so I wasn't the only one who heard it). It actually took two weeks me nagging and waiting after that for them to give me and my DJ a straight answer as to whether I would need a generator or not along with where to put said generator.

This left me scrambling the last week to let my lighting person know to get a generator which cost me an additional $120 to rent. This leaves us to issue #3

3. Building maintenance. Now I may be a clueless bride that doesn't know anything, but my darling husband and I bought a house two months prior to our wedding and last I looked in to the way real estate works, it is the responsibility of the owner of a building to maintain the wiring up to code. It's really a shameful they have neglected to do that on such a beautiful location! Seriously, this is a matter of pride and common sense.

Would I book another event with them? Yes, absolutely. But I would seriously watch my banquet manager like a hawk and insist that they cut the freaking cake like there were supposed to have done on the basis of our contract(yeah watching them was my my coordinator's job which I will go into detail later)! And I would insist on them telling me upfront on whether or not the wiring can handle extra stuff like lighting.
The second issue is extremely important to know so you don't end up scrambling at the last minute trying to throw more money into an already expensive event. Read less
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marina
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
They were great! We had a lot of requests, and they worked with us on everything! We got a ton of food for the price! Just loved it!
They were great! We had a lot of requests, and they worked with us on everything! We got a ton of food for the price! Just Read more...
They were great! We had a lot of requests, and they worked with us on everything! We got a ton of food for the price! Just loved it! Read less
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Theresa and Bryan
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Top quality service and the food was amazing!
Top quality service and the food was amazing!
Top quality service and the food was amazing! Read less
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