VENUE TYPE: Museum

Throw a Gorgeous Gatsby-esque Gala at Muckenthaler Mansion
Jordan Willner
REPORT
No. 26921
VENUE:
The Muckenthaler Mansion
LOCATION:
Fullerton, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Historic Building
Spanish Colonial Meets Italian Renaissance
Hilltop in the OC
REPORTER: Jordan Willner
Throw a Gorgeous Gatsby-esque Gala at Muckenthaler Mansion
Throw a Gorgeous Gatsby-esque Gala at Muckenthaler Mansion
Throw a Gorgeous Gatsby-esque Gala at Muckenthaler Mansion

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Photos by Perpixel Photography

If one were to envision the great works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway brought to life, then Muckenthaler Mansion would, without a doubt, satisfy that thought. Set in the heart of North Orange County, a city replete with perfect climate,grassy parks, and sandy beaches, rests this praiseworthy property that seems to have been torn out of novel. Stretched across nine acres of parkland, the lush garden grounds, towering palms, and European-styled architecture has been presented with several awards and accolades, which to us, only further proves how breathtaking this venue truly is.

Atop a hill in a quiet town stands the eighteen-room Spanish colonial mansion, known today as Muckenthaler Mansion. Built in 1924, husband and wife, Walter and Adella Muckenthaler took up residency with their family at what they considered to be their dream home, and boy is it a dream! With a life having fully developed at this fantasy of a spot, son, Harold spent his days at the mansion even beyond the passing of his parents, Walter and Adella. In 1965 Harold made the decision to donate the property due to his longtime desire of seeing his childhood home used as a cultural center for the public to enjoy (thanks, Harold!). Despite being a public space today, the historic mansion presently still exhibits original and vintage features of the home, which can be found in theItalian-imported iron spiral staircase and the stone house gazebo.

The atmosphere at the mansion sets the perfect tone for a variety of events and celebrations, making for a successful fête filled with good times and happy guests! Presenting a host of views, including, but not limited to the cityscape, lush gardens, and picturesque courtyard, we can guarantee that at every site you will have hearts in your eyes. This spot is beyond fitting for something as special as a wedding, anniversary party, birthday party, holiday party, charity event, social event…you name the occasion, this spot was made for it.  When we heard about the gorgeous rustic wedding that was planned, photographed, and filmed at the mansion, we knew that we HAD to provide you with some details so you could see for yourself how a celebration at the property pans out! Colette, of Colette Events and her team of planners and caterers, Perpixel Photography, and Joseph De Leon Film all came together to make beautiful couple Esther and David’s dream come true! We chatted with Perpixel Photography who gave us the ‘OK’ to share some imagery of the spectacular day, which left us completely breathless, so check out the gorgeous pics that will leave you oohing and ahhing for days!

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Move Over Glamping, we present the new trend,“Champing”
Jake Kilroy
REPORT
No. 26770
VENUE:
Champing in Churches
LOCATION:
England
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Treasured Country Churches
Champing by Candlelight
English Countryside
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

When I was a boy, I’d go camping with my family every summer, and, on hikes, I’d find my father taking moments to stare off into the wild green and soulful brown of the woods. Each year, he was astounded by the solitude, and each year, he’d tell us, “This is my church.”

Camping does that to you. It restrings your heart like a guitar.

 

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Reporter Roundup | Week on Instagram #wherewillyoucelebrate
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 14778
VENUE:
Reporter Roundup
LOCATION:
Worldwide
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
All
Private Island Resort to Manicured Museum Garden
Seaside Cliffs to City Streets
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

This week on instagram was fun! If you haven't joined our insta-party we would love to see you there. Following is our instagram field notes so you can peek at everything from planners sharing their favorite venues (we call this Show & Tell) to our Restaurant Reports of hot private dining venues.  From seaside villas on the cliffs of Bali to private islands, we invite you to grab your notepad and join us!

wedding-venues

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Reporter Roundup | Week on Instagram #wherewillyoucelebrate
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 9783
VENUE:
Reporter Roundup
LOCATION:
Worldwide
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
All
Private Island Resort to Manicured Museum Garden
Seaside Cliffs to City Streets
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner

This week on instagram was fun! If you haven't joined our insta-party we would love to see you there. Following is our instagram field notes so you can peek at everything from planners sharing their favorite venues (we call this Show & Tell) to our Restaurant Reports of hot private dining venues.  From seaside villas on the cliffs of Bali to private islands, we invite you to grab your notepad and join us!

wedding-venues

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A night at the museum
Cortnie Fausner
REPORT
No. 976
VENUE:
Skirball Cultural Center
LOCATION:
Los Angeles, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Museum
Modern Museum meets Noahs Ark
Mountains & Gardens in the City
REPORTER: Cortnie Fausner
A night at the museum
A night at the museum
A night at the museum

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This venue is VRV (Venue Reporter Verified), our venue reporter Eliot has personally visited this venue. One of the best places to host a giant, massive party has to be at the new Guerin Pavilion, tucked away in the larger Skirball Cultural Center. Set in the backwoods of Los Angeles, Skirball has been one of the largest and most well-known sites to both the natives and venue aficionados. It’s not because it’s a 17,500 square feet of event space nor is it because it’s quite simply a dashing space to take your kids on a journey of Jewish history and other Museum Exhibits like Noah's Ark. It’s because the place, on its own, is a mega-house of beautiful and artistic expressions. Though you can’t lodge here, unless you’re some kind of ninja tenant, but you will enter and leave knowing you have a viable venue to plan that fantastical idea of a party you’ve been chewing on.

Designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie, and nestled on a 15 acre campus in the Santa Monica Mountains of Los Angeles, the Skirball has been admired for its sensitivity to the natural environment, modern architectural design and lush landscaping. The peaceful garden patios and a dramatic, contemporary ballroom integrate light, space, water, and sweeping vistas. Flexible exterior and interior spaces accommodate gatherings of all sizes, from intimate groups as small as 15, to gala events of up to 2,000 guests. Events can also be planned so that your guests can view and go on tours of the Skirball exhibitions!

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