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The two most popular wedding veunes in Los Angeles are The Smog Shoppe and The Marvimon House. Both are managed by the friendy gentleman at TACT Event Managment.
These guys are fantastic people to work with and oversee two of LA’s hottest wedding/event spots: The Marvimon House (located just east of downtown LA), and the Smog Shoppe (located right across the street from our LA office in Culver City). If its style you seek then these up-cycled locations will surely fit your fancy. All three buildings have ample space, outdoor courtyards, reclaimed wood tables and chairs, and style style style.
Ashley and Aaron held their wedding ceremony and reception at the fashionable Smog Shoppe (just south of I-10 on La Cienega Blvd). The Smog Shoppe also happens to be right across the street from our Office! Score! As a Los Angeles wedding caterer, we cater tons of events at the Smog Shoppe and since our kitchen is only thirty steps away event planning is a breeze.
The couple wanted to go all out on appetizers for their guests during cocktail hour and since our headquarters was so close Eco Caters was able to take advantage of our full kitchen and prepare some special treats.
Our organic Los Angeles catering company shucked three choice oysters of differing origins: our local California oyster, a northern west coast variety and a popular Japanese oyster. The trio was complimented with our hot and savory horseradish sauce, a traditional mignonette, and a zippy cocktail sauce.
Along with the oyster bar our Los Angeles caterers offered hummus, tabouli, a colorful olive salad, grilled flatbread, marinated artichoke, and our seared Albacore with an orange grapefruit slaw. But the true crowd pleaser of the night was our fresh-from-the-oven Mini Beef Wellingtons with house-made ketchup and our sweet apricot mustard. These juicy morsels do a wonderful job of tiding guests over until dinner and pair well with hoppy beers or a glass of pinot noir.
Pictured Right: The couple decided on some fun wedding cake alternatives by offering guests waffel cones filled with fresh creme and in season berries, and fun popcorn tubs drizzled with carmel and chocolate. These are the kinds of unique detail we love as a Los Angeles caterer.
Ashley and Aaron did a wonderful job putting their wedding together. Planning their wedding in late autumn instead of the high season of spring and summer is a great way to take advantage of lowered rates and a more flexible schedule for wedding vendors. The weather in southern California is just right too! Last weekend was one of those mild weathered weekends perfectly tailored for an outdoor wedding; just warm enough to enjoy the sunshine yet cool enough to avoid sweating like a Coke bottle at a BBQ. We want to thank Ashley and Aaron for choosing Eco Caters as their Los Angeles caterers! (Photos of the event courtesy of Dana Strommen, Event Coordinator at Eco Caters.)
Smog Shoppe is a 6,500 square foot, solar powered urban oasis located in Culver City with a plethora of plants, gardens, vintage furnishings and eco-friendly features, which pair great with our Los Angeles catering company. Using less energy than a two bedroom home and with over 90% of Green salvaged and locally produced materials, Smog Shoppe supports green events and will introduce clients to green caterers, planners, stylists and other resources. Similar to Marvimon, this space can be used for anything from a production studio to a community center. Built out of an old automotive center in a central location, Smog Shoppe can be accessed by bike or public transport. If you are looking for one of the most sustailably designed green venues in the United States for any sort of eco-friendly green event, consider Smog Shoppe for your event. And if you are looking for one of the most organic, local http://www.smogshoppe.com/.
Eco Caters has been doing organic catering events at the Smog Shoppe for a while now and we are a perfect match. Eco-friendly, high end, modern yet rustic could describe both Eco Caters and the Smog Shoppe. What the attracts the Smog Shoppe customers to Eco Caters is our philosophy and our great tasting well thought out menus. So if your event is being held at the Smog Shoppe, the greenest venue for Los Angeles catering, then consider Eco Caters, the greenest caterer, for all organic catering sourced from local farms.
Marvimon is an exquisite eco-friendly venue in downtown Los Angeles open to events, exhibitions, productions and fine living. Seven thousand square feet and a versitility like none other makes it possible for any type of event- from a production studio to a gallery. This centrally located space is convinient to access from any type of public transport and is actually a reinvented, almost abandoned old building. In addition to this, Marvimon Productions strives to be energy efficient by utilizing as much sunlight as possible, and in 2008 will be solar powered making it quite an amazing green venue. It supports green, eco friendly events and of course, recycles. So if you are an eco friendly company looking for a fantastic venue, or just a company looking to go a little greener, consider Marvimon Productions. Check it out at http://www.marvimon.com/.
Eco Caters has been providing organic catering events at the Marvimon and it has become a great partnership between a green and organic catering company and a green venue. In addition to just being green, both of us are very modern and high end, making our clients very much aligned. We hope to do many more green events at the Marvimon and will recommend this venue to all of our Los Angeles clients! If your are considering the Marvimon for your next event then consider Eco Caters to provide all organic catering.