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!
Showcase the ombre with a stunning centerpiece arrangement.
Customize each of your bridesmaids’ bouquets with a gorgeous color fade.
Keep it subtle, yet fashionable, in a single ombre-inspired bouquet.What better way to give your special day that added “WOW” factor than with this stylish use of color?
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.
Some couples opt for the more playful shots to give their wedding album a more fun-loving personal flair. From golf play to cart rides, there are endless ways to show off your adventurous side! Close up shots are another essential for putting together a memorable wedding album, focusing in on special moments and highlights that might otherwise go unnoticed. These final two photographs use close ups to sum up the special day by focusing in on two very familiar golf traits; the tee’d up golf ball and the bunker.
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