With summer coming soon, we’ve been thinking about weddings held in the open air, on beautiful green lawns, and garden party-themed receptions.
Outdoor seating arrangements can be both elegant and kid and family friendly. Consider creating a beautiful outdoor environment with banquet-style seating as your guests enjoy beautiful scenery outside.
At the Los Amigos Golf Course, we offer two outdoor venues and a ballroom for your wedding, vow renewal, quinceañera, or party. Our lakeside site seats up to 250 guests, and our garden site seats up to 400. Contact Brenda, our events specialist, at (562)923-9696 extension 3, to discuss planning for your exciting event!
As an event specialist, I’m constantly asked for insider tips and tricks when it comes to event planning. With 14 years of experience under my belt, I’m more than happy to share what I know of the industry with clients and friends who ask. As a way to welcome new friends to the renovated Los Amigos Golf Course, I’ve compiled a top ten list of my most frequently asked questions to help guide anyone looking to plan an event; and have answered them per Los Amigos’ own event policies. This list should be universally applicable to any event venue and I hope it’ll be handy for those looking for a foundation in which to plan their special event.
1. How many guests do I have on my list?
Before you attempt to contact vendors, you should know how many people you’re planning on hosting. Knowing how many people are on your guest list (including children) can give venues a better idea of what room would best accommodate your event and give you a more accurate quote.
2. What dates are available? How can I choose an alternative?
Date preferences will be one of the first things I ask any potential client. If you have a specific date in mind, please don’t hesitate to let us know! We are more than happy to check for available dates and alternatives over the phone or through email to ensure we can accommodate your event before asking you to come visit us.
3. What are the rates for different days, times and months of the year – and is there a month of the year that is less expensive?
Yes, historically Friday and Sunday events are less expensive than a Saturday event. An event held during the day will also be less expensive than an event held in the evening. During the months of January, February and March, Saturday events are offered at a lower price.
4. What are the time blocks allowed for the room?
The Ballroom is available from 9:00am to 3:00pm for Lunch or 5:00pm to 12:00am for Dinner. The Garden is available from 9:00am to 3:00pm for Lunch or 4:00pm to 11:00pm for Dinner.
5. Are there any hidden costs like service charge, gratuity, cleaning fees, etc.?
We charge a California sales tax as well as 20% service charge. It’s necessary to have one security guard for every 75 guests in your party. You can choose to add an additional hour to the ballroom for an additional fee as well. All quotes we provide to clients will reflect and include all applicable costs listed above.
6. Are there any noise restrictions?
For the ballroom, there are none. For the Garden site, music must be stopped at 11pm and live bands must have a moderate volume to their instruments and must be stopped at 10pm.
7. Are there any additional fees for taking pictures at Los Amigos Golf Course?
No, you are free to take pictures anywhere you want at our golf course. We have two picturesque lakes we encourage you to use and will provide you with shuttle service for the bride and groom and the photographer the day of the event.
8. Is the bar, alcohol included in my package?
Floral Backdrops – unlike your bouquets or centerpiece arrangements, flower backdrops can be made of inexpensive, yet cute flowers for a vivid pop of color and texture
Christmas Lights Backdrops – everyone has Christmas lights or knows someone with Christmas lights, what better way to re-purpose something so overlooked that can add a warm glow to your special day
Craft Paper Backdrops – with the help of a few bridesmaids, DIY crafts can transform regular paper into the perfect, customized background
Ribbon Backdrops – ribbons add a light-hearted touch to any wedding backdrop through color and whimsy. Ideal for outdoor and destination weddings, this medium is easy to purchase, transport and set up – plus it looks great with a breeze!
So for your next wedding or event, try your hand at crafting something one of a kind for your special day. Our experts at Los Amigos are more than willing to accommodate any backdrop you have in mind! For more information on our event spaces please visit our website at www.losamigosgc.com or click here.
Setting your event menu is oftentimes one of the most difficult things to do when it comes to hosting a large get-together with guests of varying tastes. In your attempt to please everyone’s tastes buds don’t forget to put your own touch on your special day! Even if you can’t control what your guests eat, take back control of your menu design! Even the most simple and impersonal event menus can be transformed with a bit of creativity into art that complements your personal style.
By utilizing unique materials and creative fonts, any menu can have the chance of being customized into a spectacular and festive physical menu. Here at Los Amigos, we encourage you to let your imagination run wild with a few ideas to spice up your next menu.
Chalkboard Menus – write your menu on an over-sized chalkboard using various colors
Unique Placement – Be bold and juxtapose various fonts and colors into one seemless menu
Circular Menus – think outside the box and go with an original circular menu
Paper Bag Menus – why not let some items do double duty?
From pescetarian friends to your great-uncle who eats nothing but red meat, Los Amigos is proud to offer various preset menu items that can be mixed and matched to suit the needs of your guests and event. Take some of the above ideas and incorporate them into your own special event here at Los Amigos. For more information on Los Amigos’ menu packages please call 562-923-9696.Tweet
It seems at one point in time, every girl has dreamed of a huge fantastic wedding to their Prince Charming. The ladies here at Los Amigos share your sentiments in this and would like to help you implement a wedding as close to a fairy tale as we can. If fiscal realities are hindering your quest for the prefect wedding, here’s an idea that can help you curb wedding-debt later on- small wedding cakes! That’s right ladies, an area where you can save money while still provide big bang is in the wedding cake department. New trends have given birth to smaller cakes packed with or surrounded by big, intricate design.
In true fashion to prove that bigger is not always better, the wedding industry has set a trend of constructing smaller more intimate cakes with detailed designs catered to each individual bride. If you’re contemplating a small wedding with just your closest family and and friends, these types of cakes are perfect as they will pragmatically feed all your guests with no room for waste and more room for other necessities in your budget.
That wallop of impression can also be translated into your surrounding designs. Rather than incorporate those details into your cake, you can coordinate it into your venue design to set off your cake (as seen in our ballroom below!) For those with more simplistic tastes in cake, you can set off any cake with the correct accessories and cake table design.
For more information on letting Los Amigos help host your perfect wedding (and wedding cake!) , please visit the Weddings section of our website here.
At Los Amigos, we understand that organizing a time-honored tradition is difficult especially at the beginning stages of planning. From considering what color your theme should be to what type of venue you should choose, the possibilities are both endless and sometimes exhausting! A good way to help narrow down your choices and finalize selections is to consider the season your Quinceanera will fall under. Following the seasons alone will help you determine what choices will make for the best overall Quinceanera look and atmosphere!
For the darker, colder seasons of Fall and Winter, we suggest complementing your favorite color with a color suited for that time of year like gold or silver. Such contrasts brings a twist to your color scheme but will also work in seamlessly pairing your quince dress and accessories to your event venue. Our indoor ballroom is perfect for those chilly months as it offers protection from the cold so your guests may comfortably enjoy our amenities. Your atmosphere will perfectly match this time of year as a room of gold or silver will definitely get your guests in the mood for a good time!
For those notoriously sunny California days, we recommend choosing a bright and vibrant color like yellow or turquoise to set off your event. Take advantage of the beautiful California weather by hosting your Quinceanera outside at one of our two outdoor venues. The lush greens of our lakeside and garden sites paired with a vibrant pop of color make for the perfect place to host your closest family and friends. Everything that is readily available in our indoor venue can be brought outside to your Quinceanera from food to entertainment! Nothing gets a party going quite like good company paired with perfect SoCal weather!
At Los Amigos, we work to ensure that every young girl is given the chance to have a Quinceanera as unique as she is. Our team of specialists can cater everything from the event menus to the theme colors (see below!) to the specifications of our clients. Whether you prefer blue or green, indoors or outdoors, Los Amigos has a selection to suit every taste!
For more information on hosting your Quinceanera at Los Amigos, please visit the Quincenaeras section of our website here.