CATEGORY: VRV (Venue Report Verified Venues)

Field / Forest / Orchard
Host a Holiday Clambake on an Orchard
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Sweet Berry Farm

Sweet Berry Farm, 3rd Beach Road, Middletown, RI, United States

Are you in a holidaze from spiked cider galore and one too many servings of grandma's mashed potatoes? Well this fruit farm fête filled with pumpkins is chock full of holiday goodness that should take your mind off of your food coma and shopping craze. Seasons eatings! We can just smell the scents of pine needles and pumpkins wafting through these pics, which is appropriate because you can even pick out your own Christmas tree at this venue! Imagine throwing an event right before the holidays and allowing your guests to nab their trees at the same time. What a unique and unforgettable touch that would be!

 

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Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Palm Springs Venue Tour | Cocktails, Caftans, Cannonballs
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

A few months ago we were invited by The Wedding Artists Collective (a talented crew of photographers) to organize a venue tour in Palm SpringsCalifornia.  Any place with over 350 days of sunshine, endless blue skies and a mecca of Mid-Century Modern homes is our kinda place. Hollywood’s playground never gets old. Hillary Angel from Visit Palm Springs was our tour operator and planner extraordinaire. 

 

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Loft / Warehouse Building
An Urban Garden Gathering at Brooklyn Venue Wythe Hotel
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner
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Wythe Hotel

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY, United States

The Wedding Artists Collective is composed of a crew of photographers who consistently take photos that are cooler than cute cat pics. And that is no easy feat.  They recently hosted a soiree at historical Brooklyn venue, Wythe Hotel. This renovated factory on the Brooklyn waterfront was originally built in 1901, and today is used as a glorious gathering space.

 

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Loft / Warehouse Building
100 Year Old Brick Bakery Turned Industrial Event Space
Cortnie Fausner
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Moniker Warehouse

705 16th Street, San Diego, California

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This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Reporter Cortnie has personally visited this venue. Deep in the heart of downtown San Diego, a city known for its pristine beaches, surf culture and proximity to the Mexican border, lies this super chic industrial warehouse space or as it’s posh proprietors, The Moniker Group refer to it, “dream factory.” High on character and charm, low on pretention, whatever your fantasy fete may be, you can be sure it will come alive at the Moniker Warehouse.

Chief designers The Moniker Group, who own and operate this lovely locale say, “Design is more than bits and pixels, more than pretty lines, more than a magazine dream. At the heart of design is great human experience. And the greatest human experience is the kind that expands your vision of the world. The kind that shows you what a better world might look like, and what it will take to build it.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. It’s why we clink our glasses. Pore over inspiring invitations. Create fabulous florals. Play with words, themes and memes. Each element contributes to the larger whole. We’re setting a scene and for one day or night, creating an experience that won’t fade off into the ether. True human experience is the collection of small, nameless moments that in the end, stitch the fabric of our lives.

The heartbeat of this place echoes within this urban setting, or quite possibly what we’re feeling is the thoughtful care and craft from Moniker founders, James & Ryan who truly believe Moniker’s goal is to help people live out their stories and to make every far-fetched idea or mental image a tangible reality. We instantly loved their passion for the community and revitalization of downtown San Diego the moment we met them. We gathered around a super cool new whiteboard table they had just constructed and immediately felt like old buddies.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Fly into nearby San Diego International Airport (approx. 10 miles away) and take a car. Or the train. San Diego is known for its extremely convenient (and fun!) trolley system.

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Private Dining / Restaurant
Throw a Minimalistic Garden Party on Abbott Kinney
Katie David Bush
by Katie David Bush

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This venue is VRV (Venue Report Verified); Venue Reporter Katie has personally visited this venue and thrown a party here!

Axe (pronounced AXE (ă • shay) is a salutation borrowed from Yoruba (where Nigeria is today) that means, "go with the power of the Gods and Goddesses.” Oft confused with the pronunciation akin to the tool of choice wielded by plaid-clad lumberjacks whose attire has now been appropriated by many of the so-called hipsters lining Venice’s famed Abbott Kinney Boulevard. Yet god, goddess or lumberjack would all find a place at the table in the backyard of Venice’s quiet, superb Axe Restaurant.

Located in a city bathed in the shadow of the entertainment industry and renowned for its excess of glitz and glamour, lies this gem in the heart of what was once an enclave for hippies and bodybuilders but now sits at a crossroads of a a new food and design revolution. Minimalist chic prevails in the restaurant proper, as it is clear the food is the star and any aforementioned glitz and glamour is checked at the door and/or adorns the restaurant’s patrons. Tables are reclaimed wood, the plates simple, white, modern. With a menu that changes based on the seasons and served family style by friendly, knowledgeable wait staff it is the perfect setting for a first-date, anniversary, birthday or special night out. Patrons vary from Venice locals to entertainment industry creative types, designers, artists and craftsmen, yet all have that look  as each new patron darkens the doorstep…. “This is my secret, tell your friends and I end you.” To all of those people… well, I really hope you aren’t reading this.

HOW WILL MY GUESTS GET HERE?: Axe Restaurant is right off the (405) freeway at the Venice exit or approx. (15) minutes from the LAX airport by taxi. Should you choose to boat in, it's approximately (10) minutes from Marina del Rey if that is your fabulous, nautical form of transport (go you)

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