The Sky Room
THE SKY ROOM MADE MY WEDDING ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!...I LEFT WITH THE BIGGEST SMILE ON MY FACE!....THIS IS A VENUE THAT YOUR GUESTS WILL CONTINUE TO TALK ABOUT FOR MANY YEARS TO COME....WHEN YOU BOOK AT THE SKY ROOM YOU GET A PRIVATE ELEVATOR ATTENDANT IN A TUX TO ESCORT YOUR GUESTS TO YOUR WEDDING.....THE VIEWS FROM THE SKY ROOM WERE EXQUISITE, SERVICE WAS PROFESSIONAL AND FABULOUS, AMBIANCE WAS VERY ROMANTIC, AND THE FOOD WAS EXTRAORDINARY!!!....MY GUESTS ARE GOING BACK FOR THEIR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!
The Empire Grand Ballroom (The Sky Room) is a great location that provides front door valet service for your guest. The ballroom is elegant and the bar that is attached to the ballroom was the perfect place for our guests to get away. Some would say, the bar was a party within a party.
We were fortunate enough to find Yesenia Guevara two years ago as we shopped around for a venue. Once we met with Yesenia, we knew this was our venue. Yesenia was a pleasure to work with. She was instrumental in planning and budgeting for our wedding. She put together a great package for us and assured us that she would provide support day of. She accommodated a tasting several months before our big day and helped us narrow down our menu selection. She worked well with all of our vendors and made sure that we were well taken care of. Yesenia is truly a gem. She knows her field well and makes great suggestions. The food service was well orchestrated and dinner was a hit! We can not wait to have dinner at The Sky Room for our 1 year anniversary. We are two very satisfied...
We found the Skyroom to be the best fit for us. The food was fabulous, since it is a well established and highly rated restaurant. The fact that our guests could order off the menu was a surprise to the guests and a breeze for us to organize! The chapel downstairs was really convenient...the guests didn't have to leave the venue for the reception. Beyond a doubt though our highest recommendation is for the positive interaction we had with the staff and their expertise. Hats off to Yesenia, she made the entire experience really positive.
The Sky Room was by far the best venue to choose for professionalism and values. Yesenia was my wedding coordinator and she abosolutely made my dreams come true. She went above and beyound the call of duty. The Chapel was exquisite. The reception was lovely. The wait staff was extremely kind and extremely professional. I would absolute recommed The Skyroom to any couple look for an outstanding wediding venue.
The Sky Room was beautiful & elegant !! We had looked at many different places but nothing compared to the professionalism of the staff. We can't say enough wonderful things about Yesenia. She is AMAZING & made the wedding so special and wonderful!!! Things would not have been the same without her !! We also love Jonathan & Marty. Whenever we stopped in without an appointment Jonathan would stop what he was doing and help us with whatever we asked. You will never find a better waiter than Marty!! Our Daughters wedding was a month ago & we are still getting calls telling us that it was the best wedding that people had ever been to. The food was beyond delicious & everyone loved being able to place their orders. Everyone said that the filet mignon was one of the best that they've had. The venue & staff exceeded our expectations!!! Yesenia provided wonderful advice & made us feel as tho she cared about us rather than trying to get us to spend unnecessary money. The view is spectacular & the evening lights were beautiful. We will celebrate all of our special moments at the Sky Room. Yesenia, Jonathan & Marty have forever left their prints in our hearts. We will never forget them or that day & hope to stay in touch with them!!!!!
Yesenia, the wedding coordinator, is AMAZING! She was very nice, honest, professional and helpful, overall GREAT. I can't imagine having had my wedding anywhere else. The food is great, best value for your money. The Empire Ballroom is beautiful. Wouldn't have had it any other way.
All my guests loved the view. Things didn't go exactly as planned but overall, we had a great time. Yesenia was so accomodating to our requests, with our last meeting before the wedding.. we felt confident that she was taking care of everything. Wonderful person to work with :)
First I must say, if you have ANY reservations about this place, don't. Yesenia is past amazing. I planned my wedding for a year and a half and Yesenia was helpful from beginning to end. She was always easy to get a hold of, very accommodating, and just all around a great person to deal with. I feel like she's more of a friend now than a vendor. The day of the event went smoothly and without a hitch. Yesenia was out of town the weekend of my wedding but she made sure I felt comfortable before I left and even told me I could email her and she promised to get back to me immediately. She's absolutely a pleasure to deal with. Mario also helped me the day of the wedding. This guy is an angel. He got me whatever I wanted or needed. He heard I hadn't eaten and he brought me a salad and demanded I eat something (in a nice concerned way). Then he setup my tent cards b/c I was going to do them myself. These people are genuinely great people. The food was delicious, the wait staff was amazing, the view is always great, the other coordinator Yesenia left us with, Maria, was great. I had an awesome wedding and everyone enjoyed themselves. I don't have one complaint at all. I had my fairytale wedding and it was a pleasure to do business with The Sky Room.
What a night! This was the second venue we visited and as soon as we stepped off the elevator at the top we both knew we'd found the spot! It has a very swanky old Hollywood vibe to it-the only additional decor we added was candles, a couple vases throughout the place, and some black satin table cloths, as the decor of the restaurant is plenty in itself! Not for someone who has a very specific vision because not a lot of color schemes/decor styles will work here but if you are ok with a very cozy, sophisticated restaurant vibe (versus a blank banquet hall or ballroom) this is the spot. Food was incredible, bar service was amazing (we got many compliments ) and like I said, the vibe of the place was incredible!
Couldn't ask more. Excellent service.....
Staff was very helpful, easy to work with. Food was GREAT & the venue sells itself, beautiful views everywhere your eyes wander.
We booked our Reception here a year in advance because we had picked a date near the holidays and wanted to ensure we got our date. However, picking a date near the holidays was probably not a good idea because it doesn't seem like there is enough staff for them make sure everything is set up on time and running as planned. Your event planner, the person you hash out all the details with before your wedding will NOT be at the reception coordinating--she wont even be on site. Of course this was not disclosed to us until a few days before the wedding, which was disappointing because NO ONE seemed to know what was going on that day (nor that we were having a wedding--I had to call while I was getting ready to tell them that we were having our wedding there that day and that my sister had had tried to leave our guest sign-in book that morning but whoever was present had no clue what was going on.) Also, its clear that as with any business, they are there really to take care of themselves and not you the Bride. With that said, it is a good value as you are free to spend the amount required however you want, in terms of food and alcohol, and can bring in a number of people for a good price. The food is delicious, and the room is beautiful and spacious. If you can afford a wedding planner to handle all the nitty-gritty of the day, then I would say definitely hire one because you won't have someone to take care of things at the Sky Room and you will probably need someone to remind them what is taking place there that day.
Perfect venue. The food was amazing!
We were very pleased with our Sky Room wedding ceremony and reception. The food, cocktails/wine, and service were great. Yesenia was responsive, easy to work with, and totally on top of things. The Sky Room does a lot of weddings and special events, so they were prepared for everything, already established with vendors, etc. In other words -- NO SURPRISES. That's a good thing on your big day.
We shopped a lot of venues and were aghast at the prices most places were asking -- in this modern era of absurdly priced wedding/reception venues, the Sky Room delivers a better value than the vast majority of other venues. Highly recommended.
I has the pleasure of working with Yesenia Guevara for over a year to plan my daughter's wedding at the beautiful Sky Room. The venue was spectacular and their service was outstanding. The dining experience was excellent. There are simply not enough good things to say about the food. It was prepared and served like a fine dining experience at a restaurant. We received compliments all evening long.
Yesenia Guevara provided a high level of service and answered all of our questions quickly and when she couldn't she put us in touch with someone who could. Yesenia got every detail of our set up exactly perfect. She told me to enjoy the day getting ready with my daughter and check the room just before the wedding. When I went up to see the room I couldn't have been more impressed. I am very impressed with the entire experience at the Sky Room.
In the chapel, Yesenia made sure everything was perfect before my daughter walked down the aisle and never made us feel rushed. She brought us water and even coaxed a reluctant 3 yr old ring barer into taking the pillow down the aisle instead of a camera!
I would highly recommend this venue and requesting Yesenia as your coordinator. She is a dream to work with! Highest compliments!!
( I LOVED the vendors she recommended, above all the florist was my favorite. Tom at Bixby Knolls Florist went out of his way to decorate the chapel and restaurant beautifully. It was over the top!!)
When we were looking for a nice, elegant venue to have our wedding, we found everything we wanted at the sky room. We didn't want to go into debt for a wedding, however we also wanted a touch of sophistication and simplicity. The sky room, located in the historical Hilton building made it even more charming. The Chapel was very nice and not cheesy. Large enough to accommodate our family and friends. The best part was following the ceremony we didn't have to go too far for the celebration,because everything was waiting for us right up the elevators to the sky room. The view was spectacular, the perfect setting for romance. Cocktails and appetizers were great, finished with a champagne toast. We danced and had a great time. All of our guest commented on how we had the "perfect" wedding. The service was impeccable and Yesenia was soo super nice and VERY organized. She is a true professional. Thank you for a wonderful memory.
Danny and Janice
Service was the best I've seen in a long time. Our Catering sales manager Yesenia is the nicest helpful person I've ever dealt with as for as planning an event. She was available for us anytime we needed her. The venue itself was amazing and I would encourage anyone to have a wedding or just a party there and you are sure to impress your guest. To be able to look 360 degrees around and get a great view was awesome.
The Sky Room is a hidden treasure in Long Beach. Along with a view to die for, the personal service was beyond exceptional. The catering manager went over and beyond the call of duty to make my wedding day the best day of my life. Every aspect of the planning; from food tasting, to flowers, room set up, and parking were taken care of with the highest level of professionalism. To date, everyone has raved about the attentive service they recieved before, during, and after the reception. My husband and I look forward to going back each year to say hello to the staff and experience the magic all over again. The food, service and location make The Sky Room my pic for anyone who is looking for an exceptional event experience.
Having performed tons of wedding ceremonies at the skyroom I know it to an awesome place. It is so elegant and it makes for an awesome wedding.
As a photographer, I love this venue. It is a very unique place. There is a 20's vibe once the elevator doors open to this swanky venue. The view is incredible, definitely worth looking at as your possible venue! I have great pictures of this venue and awesome romantics with the view!
Beautiful venue, great service
With a breathtaking 360 view of the city, The Sky Room is an exceptional place for your event. The stellar service along with the historic setting make this place unique for the area. I've always enjoyed working here because the guests always feel like it's a very special occasion.
Established in 1926, the Breakers Hotel was described by a Los Angeles Times staff writer as a “structure of ultra-Spanish architecture.” It was adorned with lavish decorations surrounding the doorway and lobby, a rooftop garden, a saltwater pool at basement level and a broadcasting station located in the tower. Standing 15 stories tall as the most prominent building in the area, the original Breakers Hotel was later sold to Conrad Hilton.
As the eighth Hilton chain, the 1938 reopening occurred in time to entertain the servicemen brought to Long Beach by World War II. In preparation of possible enemy invasions, a concrete machine gun bunker was installed in the red tile-roofed tower that still remains. The most remarkable change Hilton made was adding a restaurant and nightclub covering the entire top floor, appropriately calling it “The Sky Room.”
Today, The Sky Room has preserved history by encompassing an art-deco design, live entertainment on the dance floor, a romantic ambience and a
spectacular 360-degree view of the city’s skyline and Long Beach harbor. Celebrating the restaurant’s 50th Anniversary, The Sky Room is one of Long Beach’s most historic landmarks and valued treasures.
The Sky Room reception package includes black linen with a white overlay, a complimentary bud rose and votive candle centerpiece and the use of the dance floor. In addition, your guests would have their option of entree based on the menu that you select. The Sky Room offers a custom wedding cake as part of the menu package. Once contracted, you would go to Rossmoor Pastries for a tasting and they would create the custom wedding cake of your dreams. Our service staff is our A-list and therefore completely responsible to the manager for ensuring your event runs smoothly. The views from the Sky Room are peerless; on the one hand you can see clear to the Hollywood sign and on the other, the beautiful Catalina Island.
Along with our positive history of successful weddings, the Sky Room has been recognized with the following awards
The AAA Four Diamond Award in 2007. The Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRONA) in 2006. Wine Spectator Magazine has recognized the Sky Room with their Award of Excellence. The North American Restaurant Association Five Star Award of Excellence. Zagat Guide recognizes us as Extraordinary.