The Ebell Club of Long Beach
Having my wedding at the Ebell Club is one of the best decisions I have ever made in life! I truly mean that! Not only is the venue breathtaking and absolutely beautiful, but the staff is so friendly and helpful. Heather was my coordinator, I can’t even begin to explain how amazing she was before my wedding and on the day of. She made sure everything was absolutely perfect, and she is also very personable and professional. One of the wonderful memories I will have from my wedding day is the feeling of knowing Heather was there making sure everything was perfect. :)
Beautiful location and that is the only reason I chose the Ebell. I feel like at first it seems like a good deal but the costs add up. I gave low marks on flexibility because of the fact that you have to use their caterer, their lighting, and have to have an event coordinator at an additional cost. At first I loved the staff at the Ebell, but my day of coordinator didn't keep me to my timeline well, so I felt like I missed a lot of my own wedding. That wouldn't have been a problem if I had known I should keep my own time before the wedding as I would have a had my MOH keep time for me.
Beautiful, romantic setting ... brilliantly executed!
We found the Ebell Club through a chance family referral, about six months before our January 2012 wedding. We own a business in Long Beach; the location and historic romance of the venue fit us well. More importantly, they allow only one function at a time, and gave us a secure, beautiful place for our January vows and celebration. From our first meeting, Liz Palmer helped us plan a wedding that had heart and soul. Loved her understanding of "what works", her care for who we are and what we wanted and her wonderful connections (especially DJ Bill Lovelace and florist Devynn's Flowers). Then we met her sister Allison, who guided us through an absolutely flawless wedding for 115 people! She brought enthusiasm, understanding, patience, heart and effectiveness to every moment. No detail was missed, and Allison made sure the entire team gave their best. It's been two weeks since our wedding, and our friends and family are still calling to express their "WOW" at Ebell Club and our wedding. Our photos are amazing, and very special. Thank you for the love, care and commitment you brought to our special day!
I can not say enough great things about The Ebell Club of Long Beach. From the minute we walked in to tour the venue, we knew this was the place we wanted to get married. The entire staff that we worked with were so helpful and responsive and easy to work with. A wedding coordinator is required and they provide one for a small fee if you don't have one. Our coordinator was Allison from the Ebell Club and she was the most fabulous coordinator making sure that everything was perfect, setting my mind at ease, and always comforting me in making sure that I knew that everything was taken cared of and would be perfect for our special day. She went above and beyond what I was expecting and I've made a new friend out of the whole experience :)
The Ebell Club partners exclusively with Jay's Catering who was equally impressive (best buffet I've ever had in my life!!!), and have two options for parking depending on your guest count. It was so nice to get married in the main room, then head over to the cocktail room, dine in a separate room and then have the party in the main room. It was so convenient and such a beautiful and romantic setting. It was beyond perfect. I want to do it all over again!!! ;)
Liz and staff at the Ebell Club helped us create a beautiful wedding. It was more amazing than I ever imagined. Leading up to the big day, Liz was always available for questions and replied quickly. She helped us plan out everything and offered her expertise when we were stuck on a decision. The day of, Liz and Makayla were there every step of the way to make it run smoothly. All of our guests commented to us how organized and beautiful everything was. The location is unique and classic and I could not have asked for more. Plus, although we were forced to use Jay's catering, the food was exceptional and we kept getting wonderful comments from our guests on the quality of the food. Thanks so much to the Ebell Club for a beautiful and memorable wedding!
I stumbled across this location on accident; it peaked my curiosity, so I decided to check it out. From the moment I stepped foot in the place, I fell in love. I quickly put down a deposit to book my date.
I let my emotions take over and I didn't think about the price or the fine print. Though, the 2011 prices are much lower than when I first made the deposit in 2010.
I gave the venue subpar ratings for the following reasons:
1. If you book this venue, you are contractually obligated to hire a day-of coordinator. In which, the coordinator is required to have a valid business license and liability insurance. If you do not have a coordinator, guess what? You can hire their in-house staff for an additional $850 fee.
2. You HAVE to use their exclusive catering company. Though the food wasn't all that bad, you have no other options to choose from. In my opinion, if you HAVE to use their catering, they should at least offer more than one vendor so the client can make their own decision.
3. YOU have to hire their shuttle service because parking at the venue is NOT an option. Your guests have to be shuttled to and from a parking lot. So, this is an additional $900 added to your budget; depending on your guest count, it could be even more.
4. After paying $3900 to rent the venue for the day, I had to pay an additional $295 to have the ceremony there as well. I feel like this is a redudant fee as I hired my own team and they handled the ceremony set-up.
The agreement states this fee is for set-up (my vendors set-up the ceremony), an aisle runner (which I didn't need), and to open the doors for the rehearsal. Seriously? That doesn't equal $250 in my book.
5. You can't hire an outside lighting company for up lighting. If you want this, you have pay $650 for lighting that they already have plugged into the wall. WTH?
6. Nothing can be taped, stapled, nailed, or attached to any part of the venue. No bubbles, rice, confetti, or sparklers in or outside of the club.
7. Lastly, the owner, Liz Palmer is unprofessional. The day that I dropped-off my deposit, she showed me a bride's DIY centerpieces and expressed how unappealing they were. Also, at my service appointment, she told me that if you are 30 or older, the money dance is "tacky." :-/ She created so much stress for me weeks before my wedding.
In conclusion, the venue is gorgeous but allows for no flexibility. If I had it alll to do over again, I would book somewhere else.
My husband and I were married at the Ebell in April. Liz, Allison, Jennifer, and the whole team were there for us every single step of the planning process. They were quick to respond with an email or a call to every single question I had along the way, and I had lots! I read they held your hand along the way and that was one of the reasons we chose this beautiful locations. I can tell you, it is so true! Wedding planning is not easy. The staff at the Ebell understands that. They were happy to hear anything I had going on even just to support me through some of the rough spots. The staff absolutely loves weddings and it shows. They are passionate about what they do and you feel it through their heartfelt support.
Our guests are still talking about how beautiful everything was and how smoothly the night flowed. Our guests are still raving about our food from Jay's too. I now know why the Ebell only goes with Jay's. Trust me, you don't want anyone else. Hint: You need the wild cherry macadamia nut salad. It will be a huge hit!
We were a bit concerned about the shuttle and how our guests would feel about it, but they LOVED it. They say the vans were really nice and the transportation was flawless. It was fun to arrive in a lot on the beach and be whisked away to the Ebell. We even had a couple of guests have the shuttle take them back to the lot to pick up their oversized gift. The shuttle driver was happy to help them load and transport a tandem bicycle to the Ebell.
We had Jennifer Alcocer for our day of coordinator. I can not rave enough about her. She put me at ease the whole way through. She was so sweet and calm and reassuring, and at the same time, she got stuff done! Our guests noticed what a wonderful job she did too even though she was mostly behind the scenes, quietly making sure everything was perfect. I am so thankful we went with the Ebell coordinator and happy they assigned Jennifer to us. From what I can tell, we would have been pleased with anyone on that staff as our coordinator.
The location is gorgeous. The flow from one room to the next is seamless. The shuttle was perfect. The food from Jay's was amazing. Our day was a dream come true. The Ebell was the perfect choice for us.
My husband and I just had our wedding at the Ebell Club on 2/26/11 and cannot say enough about how beautiful everything turned out!! The venue is absolutely gorgeous and we loved that we had the entire building to ourselves.......not like a hotel where you have strangers walking by and are limited to just one ballroom. The Ebell has three separate but connected areas to enjoy; one for the ceremony, one for cocktails, and one for dining. All the rooms are fabulous and have the most amazing architecture and design. We loved the historic nature of the building and its architecture. Many places to take great photos.
Liz Palmer is the owner of the Ebell and was there throughout our entire event (and before) to make sure everything ran smoothly and as planned. Liz was wonderful at going over ever every detail with me and putting my mind at ease. She and her entire staff were so great and so helpful. In the months leading up to our wedding, they were always available by phone or email and always quick to respond to my questions.
We had a great experience with Jay's Catering, as well. Jay's is the exclusive caterer for the Ebell Club. All of our guests were raving about how delicious the food was and the service was spectacular. Patti Robledo was our contact at Jay's and she was very helpful and accommodating.
We got our photographer, florist, and DJ off of the Ebell's "preferred vendor" list, which I highly recommend. All three were amazing! We used Deanne Ragusa from Bella Fiore as our florist (flowers were sooooooo beautiful), Ben Aguirre as our photographer, and Tim Benter as our DJ.
I am so so happy that we chose the Ebell to host our wedding and could not have asked for a more perfect dream wedding day. I highly recommend the Ebell Club to anyone who wants to have a wedding to remember!!
We had our wedding at the Ebell Club on 12/26/10. We worked with both Liz and Allison, both are AMAZING. Super helpful, friendly and willing to bend over backwards for you. I was a very particular "hands on" type of bride. As much as I wanted to, I wasn't allowed to help with the set up. They took care of EVERYTHING, all of the extra decor that I brought in, frames, candles etc. And they set it up exactly how I envisioned.
Jay's Catering is the onsite caterer, they were awesome too. The staff was great and the food was delicious. We got so many compliments!! The buffet was perfectly set up.
I hope I can have another event at the Ebell in the future!
We couldn't have been more happy with our Dec. 4th 2010 wedding at the Ebell! The entire staff was AMAZING and so helpful! Liz was always very available and extremely helpful. A few weeks before they set us up with our personal Wedding coordinator Jennifer who was spectacular! Everyone associated with the Ebell made it the perfect day for My wife and I. We could not imagine having our wedding at any other venue and will forever be COMPLETELY ecstatic with our decision to get married at the Ebell
We got married at the Ebell Club on November 6, 2010. We had the most beautiful wedding ever!!! Everything was so perfect and ran so smooth- from the day we booked until we left Ebell Club after our wedding. We worked with Liz througout the planning process and Allison was our "day of" coordinator. Both women were fantastic! There was never a thought in my mind that something may go wrong on our big day. And we have gotten so many compliments from our wedding guests about how beautiful our wedding was. Thank you Liz and Allison; our wedding truley was the best and most excting day of our lives!
We held our August wedding (ceremony & reception) at the Ebell and could not think of a better place to get married! My favorite thing about the Ebell is the venue itself and how it is utilized during the wedding. The ceremony takes place in the indoor courtyard, cocktail hour in the parlor, dinner in the grand hall and dancing in the transformed indoor courtyard. The evening just flows from one area to the other...ending up with everything being open by the time dancing comes along. The historic building is beautiful yet cozy and the Ebell staff is outstanding. Liz, our coordinator, did an excellent job of making sure things ran seamlessly and really went the extra mile to make sure the wedding was exactly how we wanted it. She is so organized and has a lot of great ideas. Liz was easy to get in touch with and made sure that everyting was under control and stress free for us during the planning process and during the wedding itself.
Parking: Parking is an extra expense since it is off site but is handled really well and efficiently by the shuttle service.
Catering & Cake: The only downside with the Ebell is that there is only one caterer (Jay's) and Cake Baker (Rossmoor Pastries) to choose from. We were not impressed with Rossmoor at the tasting and opted to get the cupcakes from Jay's instead. Overall, Jay's did a fantastic job with the menu planning, food, bar service, set-up, food service and clean-up. Although we were happy with Jay's and only encountered a few mishaps with them (they made the wrong cupcakes and forgot to make our gluten free meals for two of our guests), it would have been nice to have another option. That being said, Jay'd did remedy the gluten free meal situation right away but the cupcakes were not what we had ordered (the ones that they brought did taste good but were not what we had planned for).
Not to be missed: One of the best things about the Ebell is the food tasting event they host with Jay's. They set up the venue like a real wedding and treat you to an evening of food tasting and cocktails. You get an opportunity to meet with the vendors and visualize what your wedding will look like. You will love it!
The Ebell club ruined my wedding! Deann was the representative that introduced herself to be in charge of the venue on my wedding day. We booked the club for 2 hours, from 3-5 pm. At 4:30 Deann told us that we had no time left and we needed to get everything out. We argued with her and she told us that she would give us an additional 30 minutes even though it was our contracted time. She complained that she didn't want to wait for our vendors to come by and pick up our flowers, etc. We were forced to get our wedding party to move the large alter flowers and leave them on the curb instead of having the florist move them to the reception site. Since we were given 30 more minutes, we went outside and began taking photos. After about 10 minutes, our photographer tried to go back inside to pick up some of his equipment and found the doors locked.
Deann had decided to lock up and left at 4:45 because she thought everything was removed. She never bothered to check with us to see if this was in fact the case. Our vendors still had their equipment and belongings including car keys inside. She never warned us she was leaving, and didn't tell anyone even though we were nearby. Our photographer, DJ and videographer's equipment were locked inside the Ebell. In fact our videographer still had his car keys inside. When we found out we were locked out, we tried calling Deann on her cell phone. We left numerous messages, if not dozens of messages on her cell phone, asking her to please call us back or come back and let us in. She never returned any of our calls. Our wedding coordinator, videographer, photographer and even my husband and I tried relentlessly begging her to call us back and got no response.
This ended up delaying our wedding photoshoot which delayed our wedding and caused us to rush through much of our reception. We were given only 10 minutes to eat our meal. We spent so much time waiting outside the Ebell club, hoping someone would return our pleas and didn't have any time to shoot our photos. Our videographer spent most of the night making phone calls to Deann and trying to find a ride home to San Diego instead of shooting our wedding. We didn't even get important shots...like the Garter Toss because the time with the photographer ran out because our wedding was so delayed.
I was in shock that anyone could be so "messed up"..for lack of better words. First she locked up and didn't tell a soul and then on top of that, she ignored all of our calls the entire night!
The next day, when I woke up on what was suppose to be my honeymoon, the first phone call I made was to Deann. She finally calls me back! wow!
She had the audacity to ask me nonchalantly...how are you? I was in disbelief!! After she locked us out, locked the supplies I needed for my reception inside along with equipment from my vendors, she began to defend her atrocious actions by saying that she told us to get our stuff out. I pointed out that she personally told me I had another 30 minutes. It was in our contract! She closed up early without telling anyone. She countered with the fact that she felt bad and came back at 9:30 to open the doors for our vendors to retrieve their stuff. When asked why she didn't call us back earlier she lied and said she didn't get any of our many messages and phone calls from 5 different vendors including myself. I am still in shock.
This was suppose to be my big day, my once in a lifetime moment and she stole precious hours from my day..took away valuable time from my photoshoot and made me worried sick about it.
I would not recommend the Ebell to anyone. Please be careful because the Ebell left us stranded and ignored our phone calls. Furthermore, after my review, they disputed it and made me send in tons of verification including the contract. They ended giving me a $200 refund for "unused time" although it was really hijacked time and now they have the audacity to dispute my review! The owner, Liz Palmer, apologized from the start for the representative closing early but now she's completely denying it ever happen. If I had lawyers, I would sue for more money because I felt that since they took 25% of my time away, I should be refunded at least 25% of my payment.
The ebell has been a nightmare to deal with. Please save yourself the headache. Also, when I noticed other bad reviews on this website, I emailed Liz Palmer about it and she never got back to me. Me, being so busy, just decided to ignore the bad review but now I realized this was the single biggest mistake of my wedding!
Our wedding was perfect in every way. The Ebell club worked with us and our budget from start to finish. Deann did our floral arrangements and matched our colors perfectly. Allison walked us through then entire procedure and made our wedding day so relaxing. Jay's catering is the best!!. The guests were raving about the food. American Limo provided the limousine services for my hotel guests and even discounted our bachelorette party the week before. They also provided shuttle services from the parking lot to the Ebell club and their drivers were courteous and professional. What a great wedding. I highly recommend the Ebell club for your wedding.
A very warm, intimate setting with personalized service and an atmosphere of accommodation.
We LOVED LOVED LOVED the Ebell Club. From the moment we went to check out the space to the day after the wedding the Ebell Club was there to help us out in whatever we needed. We paid the extra money to have the coordinator and we chose Alison. The fee was not very much at all when I think back to all the time she put in to make our wedding run so smoothly. She helped us in several stages of planning, the days leading up, the rehearsal, and the Big Day! I really had nothing to worry about on the day of the wedding. Alison kept such great time and was really on top of the ball. They made the day completely stress free and if there was a problem... I didn't know about it, Which is exactly how a wedding should be for the bride and groom. The location offers fantastic pictures for a very romantic and classy setting. The catering company was superb. We loved having the ceremony and reception in the same location especially with all our out of town guests. The transportation company was our only initial worry and it ended up being a non issue. It even worked out better because we set up a shuttle to run from our host hotel and guests could book a room for the night and not need to worry about driving home. The wedding was a dream and all our guests were raving about how fantastic it was. Thank You to everyone at the Ebell Club you really made our day one to remember. We would not change one thing about the day!!!!
A-MAZ-ING! I love this venue. It's absolutely gorgeous. The Ebell Club offers so many options it was simple. Jay's Catering is contracted through them and I can't believe all the compliments we got on the food. Oh, and the cake was included as well. Seriously. Once we decided to go with the Ebell Club we had a caterer, a cake, the lighting, chairs, linens, transportation, etc. It was so easy. Our day of planner was super helpful as well. I bugged her with questions for about 2 weeks before the wedding and she was happy to help. All in all I'd say 5 stars across the board for the Ebell Club.
WHAT A GREAT LOCATION FOR A WEDDING!!! EVERYTHING IS IN ONE PLACE. NOT MANY LOCATIONS THAT HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THE CEREMONY, COCKTAILS AND RECEPTION UNDER ONE ROOF. FOODS GREAT AND THE STAFF IS WONDERFUL.
BLACK TIE EVENTS
I looked everywhere for a ceremony and reception site and couldn't find anything that was quite right. I live up in Sherman Oaks and hadn't seen anything that was perfect for both the ceremony and the reception as I wanted to have them both at the same place and was about to book a different location when I saw the Ebell Club. I hadn't looked down in the South Bay area at all and when I went to see it I knew it was perfect as soon as I walked in. It is a beautiful historical building and the architecture and history and charm was just perfect for my wedding. The staff is amazing and every question I had was answered immediately. They took care of everything and the day of the wedding I was stress and worry free which is exactly how I wanted it! We had a few bumps with the caterer they use, Jay's Catering but it all turned out perfect! The only downsides of the Ebell are the parking offsite and having to have guests shuttle in, but it can't be helped! ( Also a large shuttle fee!) Also the building is beautiful but it is in a slightly strange neighborhood but no one notices anything as soon as you walk in to the Ebell Club it feels like being transported back in time to a historical, elegant evening!
We LOVE the Ebell Club of Long Beach!! The staff and venue were terrific! We only did our reception at the Ebell and when we totally got lucky when we found the Ebell. It was our 1st venue we looked at since we didn't want to do it a hotel. We didn't want to spend a lot of money to NOT make it look like a hotel. The Ebell is perfect. The wood floors in the Grand Hall, the Parlor on the side with a fireplace & piano and the courtyard with a fountain and tile floors. This venue is intimate and really has a feel of elegance. I wish I could relive our reception! FANTASTIC!
We couldn't have been happier with our event at The Ebell Club of Long Beach. From the moment we walked in the venue, we knew it was a special place. The service that the staff provided was amazing. They really made us feel that we didn't have to worry about a thing, and we really didn't. Liz really did an amazing job helping us kick off our planning and we literally were helped every step of the way. The wedding went off with out a hitch and the club was spectacular. My finance and I loved that we could have both the ceremony and the reception in the same venue making it easy for our guests and on us. The fact that they have rental upgrades available on site was fantastic too. They really know how to make each event beautiful. I can't rave enough about the venue and the staff. Our guests tell us still that it was the most amazing wedding that they have ever attended. This is exactly what we intended. Thank you, thank you!!!!
I don't even know where to begin. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience and am so pleased with the way everything turned out! We found the Ebell Club in the Art District of Long Beach and were stunned at how gorgeous and unique the building was. The staff was incredible and helped us out with everything. They personalized my wedding, were there to answer any and all of my questions, and helped with every step of the way leading up to and the day of my wedding. This place is a beautiful venue to hold a ceremony and reception. My favorite part of the entire evening was my grand entrace from the top of the balcony. My guests still talk about how shocked they were to see me up there. The parking is off site but not an issue at all. They have shuttles that take guests to and from the builing in a matter of minutes. Jay's catering is incredible! You've got to get the chocolate chip cookies and shot glasses of milk for your guests. Check it out! You're going to love it!
We went to the tasting and knew right a way that this was the place for our wedding. Parking is difficult but the transportation company that they provide were very efficient and polite. The choice of local hotels were close and excellent What a beautiful place all lit up at night. When you go inside it is like being in another time and place. The Ebell looked gorgeous all lit up at night and the acoustics were fantastic. We were so impressed with Allison and Liz. They really were on top of everthing and made it so nice and easy for us. This place is excellent and I hightly reccomend it.
Nightmare experience! What a huge disappointment! The Ebell Club is beautiful, and from the moment I saw it, I wanted to have my wedding there. These ladies don't know the first thing about events. They made the week before my wedding an absolute nightmare. There was so much unnecessary stress and drama during what was supposed to be the happiest time of my life.
As you can see, I thought this place was an absolute disaster in all of the areas that I could rate it. I felt like I was price gouged every chance they got. Maybe if you have no background in events, you wouldn't know any better. I however work in events and my planner works in events. We are not suckers. We know when we are being lied to and taken advantage of. And when we called them on it, they became completely hostile and unprofessional.
When I booked the venue, I made it clear that I had a very very close friend who would be my coordinator. They said this was fine. Then about 5 months later, they informed me that if my friend coordinated the wedding, he would not be allowed to eat and drink with the rest of my guests. I was told that I would have to spend an extra $900 for a day of coordinator, just so my close friend could toast me at my wedding. I was irritated, but agreed.
They refused to work with my coordinator, mostly because he wanted to do things that they just didn't want to be bothered with like blacking out the skylights (which is easily done and they do it for film crews). When he called to ask them questions, they never knew what he was talking about or had any answers for him. Then they just stopped taking his calls days before the wedding. No one answers when you call the club and neither Liz or Allison would answer their cell phones! They kept calling me, I got calls right in the middle of getting my nails done, getting a massage during my relax time, first thing in the morning while I was still sleeping, while I was entertaining my friends and family that were flying in from all over the country...
At the wedding, even though I paid the $900 for the day of coordinator, AND had paid for my coordinator and his date as guests, he was told that he couldn't eat or drink at the wedding. They even went so far as to pull my father away from dinner to tell him that they were going to call the police if my coordinator had anything to drink! This is one of my dearest friends, whom I have known since I was 15, who has spent two weeks busting his butt to put my wedding together (with no help and only problems from the Ebell Club).
I spent thousands of dollars on this place and they are threatening to call the police on my guests!!! It was outrageous!
Here are some other grievances:
They lied to me about the chairs, they told me that they have to rent them and that is why they charge $13 each, that was a lie, they own them.
They charge $650 just to plug in lights that they already own and are already set up
I paid for the candle package, which they are supposed to make sure that the candles get replaced throughout the night, but all of my candles went out including the ones by my cake. When we went to cut the cake, no candles were lit.
They lied about being able to black out the skylights and about the level of insurance required to do it
They tried to change the time of my rehearsal the day of because Liz needed to go pick up her kid
No one was ever in the office to answer calls, and they were not timely in returning calls, which left us all in a panic
Do you need any more? This beautiful place is so tragically mismanaged. It is my belief that part of the reason they try to gouge their clients so much is because their business is not doing well. I got married in the peak of wedding season and mine was the only wedding booked for the weekend. I guess that says a lot.
The saving grace of the Ebell Club was the vendors they use. I honestly believe that if it were not for Jay's catering and the other vendors they use, this place would already be out of business. I can not say enough good things about Jay's. The staff was wonderful! After all of the drama from the Ebell Club staff, I was really worried about what my wedding day would be like. Luckily, Jay's staff immediately put me at ease. They took wonderful care of all of my guests and everyone told me that it was the best wedding food that they have ever had.
If the Ebell Club is going to charge full service prices for their facility, they really need to give full service. They are trying to run this business on the cheap, but that is not acceptable for the prices they charge. If you don't care about money and are willing to only have the cookie cutter wedding that they offer, this could be a great place for you. If not, RUN AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!!!!!
I didn't think the perfect wedding was possible but we had one at the Ebell Club. The history of the Ebell is just as amazing as the building itself and we knew the minute we saw it, it was where we would be married. The three rooms allowed for intimate conversations in addition to having fun and celebrating. The dinner service was flawless; meals were served hot and by very attentive and polite waiters. Not to mention the food was delicious! The cake options included in the catering allowed for choosing exactly what I wanted. The cake was not only beautiful but delectable too! I interviewed other photographers but decided to go with Nickson. They captured every detail and moment. They were attentive and professional and our pictures are absolutely spectacular! This venue is everything a bride and groom are looking for and still affordable, even with the mandatory requirements.
The wedding was beautiful. Having both the ceremony and reception at one location made it easy. The staff was very good, we had no problems at all. The only negative was we got married in august when it was very hot and the bridal room had no air conditioning so it was difficult to get ready there and wait until the wedding started. I had the wedding planner from them, and she was ok. I met with her once, before the wedding to go over major details, but she kept asking me for help during my wedding which was her responsibility to take care of and she was not really nice to my mother n law when she noticed a tear in a curtain at the location.
I would recommend getting married there. You are required to use their caterer and the food was spectacular. Everyone kept saying I had the best wedding food they have ever had. The set up was beautiful!
Beautiful historical building. Built in 1927, restored in 2003. I am so glad we picked this place to have our wedding. EVERYONE commented how beautiful the place is. It's unique and the building itself is beautiful I didn't have to spend $$$ to decorate the place. I highly recommend this place if you don’t paying parking and day-of-coordination, that are mandatory!(eek!)
Words can't express how amazing the Ebell Club and its staff are. My daughter was married there two years ago, when it was very new as a wedding venue, and I can honestly say I can't tell you a single bad thing about it. And this box isn't big enough to tell you everything good there is to say. Tracey and her staff treated us like royalty. There was not a detail they didn't attend to. They protected us from any stress or interruptions. They handled everything, and I mean everything for us.
We happened to choose Jay's for our catering (they had not become exclusive for Ebell yet at that time), and I understand fully why the Club chose to contract with them. The food was spectacular...our guests still comment on it. Tamera handled everything for us on that end, just as Tracey did with everything else.
I highly recommend the Ebell Club for all your wedding needs. We are so grateful to the staff, to Jay's and to Nickson Photography for making our daughter's special day absolutely flawless.
An architecural gem in Long Beach. Everything about this venue is stunning. The ceremony area feels like an Italian Villa. The reception room is adorned with glistening chandeliers. Did I mention the Bride's room? It has a full length mirror, a gorgeous antique sofa, and another chandelier. It's the perfect backdrop for your "getting ready" photos. My favorite feature of this venue is that bride gets to make her walk across the balcony above the ceremony area. What a dramatic entrance!
Bride and Bloom Wedding Flowers
Wonderful old building! Great staff:) Everyone here is very helpful. I absolutley love doing flower arrangements for this venue:)
What a beautifully unique location for a reception. I love the "feel" of this place.
In 20 years of presiding over wedding ceremonies, we can certainly say that it is more than the beauty of a wedding venue that makes a wedding day dream. Rare is the wedding location that offers old world beauty, elegance, charm and class in companionship with an delightful event coordinating staff. The Ebell Club, a Long Beach historical treasure, restored in 2003 (by experts responsible for remodeling the Hotel Bel Air), brings 25, 858 square feet - from arched colonades to a double story courtyard to a tiled Spanish fountain - of premier wedding venue. From the grand to the cozy, the Ebell Club is a wedding venue of classic beauty, but also of competant, friendly, helpful and attentive event coordinating staff.
The Clergy Network has presided over a number of wedding ceremonies at the Ebell Club, and as wedding professionals can happily recommend this impressive Californian wedding location. Don't select a wedding venue in Los Angeles county until you first visit this welcoming wedding venue to discuss your wedding event with their experienced wedding coordinating staff. For more information on our pleasant professional experiences with the Ebell Club and its event planning staff, feel free to ring us at 714 970 8839.
History. Elegance. Romance.
On a tree-lined street in a residential neighborhood, a Long Beach landmark has been reborn. One of three Southern California women’s clubs built in 1924, the Long Beach building has been privately
purchased and renovated into a splendid special event facity. With its decades-long legacy it has been officially designated a historic venue in Long Beach. The Ebell also has distinctive architectural value as a prime example of the
Spanish-Revival design so favored during the 1920’s. It features the characteristic red-tile roof, and its soaring intricately sculpted portico makes a dramatic statement and beautiful backdrop for photographs.
While the original structure has been carefully restored, the Ebell's 25,858 square feet of event space have been refreshed by the experts responsible for remodeling the Hotel Bel Air. Up a flight of stairs, a hand-crafted iron gate slides open to the foyer, revealing heavy wooden doors topped with a stained-glass transom. When you cross the threshhold, you find yourself in a double-story indoor courtyard, illuminated by skylights. The lovely space is flanked on two sides by arched colonnades, with decorative cornices and moldings. Opposite the entrance, water trickles down a tiled Spanish fountain. At one corner of the courtyard is a stairway trimmed with the original tile, leading to an upper-level messanine that overlooks two sides of the courtyard. A bride with a sense of the theatrical, first walks out onto the mezzanine, gliding above her guests, until she makes her way down the stairway, and passes through the admiring crowd before reaching her groom.
Guests are welcomed with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the elegant Parlor, adjacent to the courtyard. Lofty multi-paned windows let in natrual light. Tapestries and a magnificent hearth the the room’s center contribute to a cozy ambiance. During the social hour, leave the room’s French doors wide open to reveal the sparkling fountain in the background.
When the dinner bell rings, everyone flows into the Grand Hall, located on the other side of the Courtyard. Guests dine beneath crystal chandaliers suspended from the high ceiling while wrought-iron wall sconces and gleaming hardwood floors contribute to the air of refinement.
Meanwhile, the staff has transformed the Courtyard for the evening’s festivities; the first dance and the reception.
Event cuisine is elegantly presented by Jay’s Fine Cuisine and Special Events Company. Jay’s culinary team have over 35 years of experience and have been ovted "Best Orange County Caterer" several years in a row.
Reserving the Ebell Club comes with lots of handholding by the service-oriented staff. They also offer value-price in-house extras such as "day of" coordination, specialty lighting, linens and other decorative enhancements. Dedicated to providing a glorious setting for events, the proprietors of the Ebell live by their philosphy: "It may be grand or simple, but each celebration should, in it’s own way, be imaginative and unique."
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