The New Children's Museum

The New Children’s Museum – San Diego

An exciting space, perfect for the creative eye. Looking forward to seeing the events that will be curated at this space! -David Merrell The New Children’s Museum in San Diego is 50,000 square feet of creative and ever-changing and urban space perfect for corporate meetings, weddings and other special eventsof up to 1,000 guests. Or, […]

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The LINE Hotel – Los Angeles

The LINE is a Los Angeles hotel with one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor event spaces, an outdoor pool, three restaurants, two bars, a speakeasy and floor-to-ceiling views from every guestroom. Located in Koreatown, the historic building underwent a complete restoration before opening its doors in 2015. The venue is half-mile away from LA’s iconic art deco theater The […]

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ellis island

New York City: Ellis Island

Ellis Island exudes a deep feeling of old world America. The historical landmark, remembered as the canvas for new opportunity, now serves as a canvas for events while overlooking the Statue of Liberty. The nuances Ellis Island brings include fond memories of travel, freedom, new opportunities and patriotism. Swank Productions, based in New York City, recently took advantage […]

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Downtown LA: The Millwick

The Millwick, located in the heart of the Arts District in downtown Los Angeles, was originally built as a livery and then used as a cold-storage warehouse. Millwick has reinvented itself as a unique stand alone, super-loft open to private events, outdoor wedding ceremonies and receptions, exhibitions and productions. It now boasts a flowing 7,000 […]

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Los Angeles event venues

Los Angeles Event Venue: Vibiana

Locations We Love! By David E. Merrell Vibiana is a stunning wedding, events and performing arts venue located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Originally the City’s first Archdiocese Catholic Cathedral, Vibiana has been beautifully transformed into a full-service event facility. It was AOO Event’s first time working in the Los Angeles event venue, […]

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clgary stampede

Calgary Stampede: Spirit of the West

Another in our Designer’s Notebook series, a finalist for Event Solutions Spotlights, Event Site of the Year, 2015 Contributed by the Calgary Stampede A venue that celebrates western heritage, cultures and community spirit — that’s Calgary Stampede. This unique Canadian venue has hosted some rousing events this past year that have allowed planners and staff […]

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keep memory alive

Venue: Keep Memory Alive

This is the latest in our Designer’s Notebooks series in which designers turn back the pages of their “notebooks” to revisit their favorite events or awards. In this case, Keep Memory Alive was a finalist under Best Event Venue for the 2015 Event Solutions Spotlights. Contributed By Keep Memory Alive Designed by legendary architect Frank […]

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Seattle Venue: Urban Light Studios

A Seattle venue, Urban Light Studios offers 4,000 square feet of eclectic architectural event space that can accommodate up to 200 guests. We heard about it from our friend, planner Kelli Bielema of Shindig Events in Seattle who likes it for its artistic qualities. The main space is lined with brick from the 1920s and […]

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the huntington

The Huntington in Southern California

A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington in Southern California was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman and a man of vision, with a special interest in books, art, and gardens. During his lifetime, he amassed the core of one of the finest research libraries in the world, established a splendid art […]

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Mandarin Oriental New York

The Mandarin Oriental New York aptly represents the lively atmosphere and cultural diversity of The Big Apple. The five-star hotel has locations all over the world from Bangkok to Prague and a solid reputation for great service and attention to detail. Their website also boasts a celebrity fan page, which includes members such as Morgan Freeman, Lucy […]

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The Intercontinental Hotel

With a total of 16,650 square feet of flexible event space, The Intercontinental Hotel in the Century City area of Los Angeles can accommodate professional gatherings and personal celebrations of any size. Its intimate boardrooms are perfect for smaller group meetings, and the renovated Grand Salon Ballroom has a capacity of up to 300 people. […]

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Three Ways to Maximize a Sports Venue

By Carol McKibben AT&T Park, home of the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants, is open for anything – from elegant sit-down dinners for hundreds to intimate board meetings and gala receptions and events on the field for thousands. Why? Because the San Francisco Giants organization realized in the late nineties that the baseball […]

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Lexus at Sofitel

Lexus at the Sofitel Los Angeles

Lexus presented Sabor De Lujo at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills with the intent to showcase its automobiles to the Latin community, drawing a comparison between their cars with the the hotel’s unparalleled luxury and technological advances. Truth be told, the first technology applied was outside the hotel — that of cranes that lifted […]

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