Apr 25, 2009
Los Angeles River Center and Gardens
Beautiful grounds. Reasonable fee. Some tight restrictions, but understandable since they need to preserve the grounds for the future. Great space for our afternoon ceremony, dusk cocktails, and evening reception. Beautiful at each turn and looks like a different space in each light. Our contact Zenia was a pleasure to work with. As mentioned, you need to bring in your own rentals, caterer, etc., so while the site fee is reasonable, depending on your tastes it can quickly add up and bringing in your own day of coordinator is pretty much a must to ensure everyone works together smoothly. This venue also have a list of preferred vendors so, while it's not impossible to work with a vendor on this list, there are quite a few vendors who are banned (like the first caterers we were looking to hire). Prepare to be flexible. We had to call in Feb 08 to book our April 09 wedding. Dates open in early Jan/Feb for calendar year that follows. Off season and Friday/Sunday dates have more availability.
Services used: Wedding Venue
Vini's Party Rentals
We used Vini's for our lounge furniture (modern white leather sofa + cube seating). The best rates for the best quality, and reasonable delivery fees. Friendly staff with prompt delivery and pickup. What more could you ask for?
Services used: Rentals & Photobooths
Fantastic! Cannot say enough great things about Yana. Not only is she a sweetheart with a great work ethic, she made me feel like a model. More than I had budgeted but worth every penny.
Services used: Beauty & Health
Fabulous food (if you need a vegetarian caterer and like Indian food, these guys are for you!) Reasonably priced. Really, we could not have made a better choice here. I feel like I tried every Indian restaurant in the LA basin and these guys really are the best. Got so many comments on the food (no doubt in large part due to the uniquenes of it, but seriously, it was great!)
Services used: Catering
Ted Nichelson, Harpist
Very pleasant and professional. Played our chosen selections and did a lovely job with choosing other pieces in the same mood.
Services used: Unique Services
The Image is Found Photography
What can I say? This was our big splurge. We went with an associate photographer at this studio Michael Chan and he was T-R-E-M-E-N-D-O-U-S. We are sooooo happy with our photos. You have to like their style they are creative, artistic, and fun. We really got meshed with Michael - very easy going and fun to be around. And his nighttime outdoor photography was stunning (key for us since our reception was outdoors and, yes, at night).
Services used: Photography