A big thank you to all our participating vendors and guests for attending A1 Party’s Open House! We hope you all had an enjoyable night and made some connections!
The image above shows a trussing rig produced entirely in-house and was constructed in the will call area of our warehouse.
If you couldn’t make it, check out a fun little video we presented to our guests…
Shabby Chic’s still a hit this year! A local couple went all out with loads of burlap, fresh pine accents, tons of rustic furniture and accent décor. The idea was to create a truly theatric and engaging, old timey, pine forest ceremony and reception. Adding even more to the event design was the venue; the remnants of a 1900′s turn-of the century ranch. The compound contains original barns, garages, farm equipment, machinery, and buildings housing artifacts depicting the life and times from the era.
The ceremony was held outside in a courtyard between the old wooden garage and antique tack room. Mahogany chiavari chairs were arranged in front of the garage. Country throw rugs created the aisle runner accompanied by pine creek style row accents. The alter area was backdropped by the large, weathered barn doors and a furniture grouping of a vintage dresser, wall mirrors and two petite pine trees in burlap wrapped pots.
The cocktail area utilized more vintage furniture. Wood tables with themed tablescapes atop more throw rugs were set up for cocktail hour.
The reception was help inside the venues banquet hall. Equally accented as the ceremony and cocktail areas, the round and rectangle tables were all tablescaped with the same decorative elements as the rest of the event; centerpieces were built of woodcraft items, pine cones, white candles, antique books, and more burlap. Round silver chargers and gunmetal grey napkins with flatware and accompanied by a burlap and pine name tag made up each table setting. The grandiose head table had the most elaborate of the décor and set directly behind it was rustic furniture grouping that looked like a scene from a warm, cozy forest cabin.
With so many incredible venues in the Los Angeles area, sometimes its hard to pass one up for a “from the ground up” tent install. This particular client chose a theatre with elaborate sculptural details and state of the art lighting. What the venue did not have were theatre style seating, which theclient’s product launch party called for.
Hundreds of black folding polywood chairs were brought in and arranged meticulously into rows and columns; making the seating arrangement look like a permanent installation. Cocktail tables dressed in iridescent platinum crush linens complimented the venues lighting and décor. The crowning touch were two Lieko lights blasting the clients brand on either side of the stage.
Planning an event at a venue you are absolutely in LOVE with but need can’t stand the in-house linens, chairs, lighting, furniture, or other décor?
What better way to celebrate a prosperous year than an over the top company holiday party?
A local corporate outfit held their holiday bash in downtown Los Angeles.
The hall design was a festive red, blue and white, winter wonderland-themed faux Oscar Awards Ceremony. A 60 x 40 foot stage with box trussing was erected in the back center of the hall. Lining the hall’s towering walls were 15-foot high silver drapery with LED up lighting.
Setup to accommodate 400 people; the dining tables were accompanied by white and silver chiavari chairs. Dressing the table were silver Nova table linens, blue and red nova napkins, and an ornate floral arrangement. The Nova fabric has a metallic lamour-like sheen.
Multiple lounge groupings provided ample soft seating for guests to mingle on. Two white 5-piece sectionals were garnished with vibrant blue pillows and set aside them was an ‘S’-curve row of red lounge benches. Two more groupings consisted of tan ultra suede benches dotted with white pillows and set behind white coffee tables. A VIP grouping was set up right in front of the stage; royalty red sofas and phantom coffee tables provided its occupants a front row view of the show. Two faux croc skinned deco benches sat back stage. Cocktail tables wrapped in festive foil red and blue were placed sporadically around the hall for guests to enjoy their libations on. Holiday props, smart motion winter gobos and lighting made the whole event design come alive with movement. An audio visual crew manned multiple cameras feeding two enormous screens set up on each side of the stage. Out front of the hall’s main entrance, a Santa Clause photo op grouping was designed for guests to have their picture taken in.
Let A1 Party’s Event Directors handle all of your party equipment needs; whether it is an intimate home event or a full on production, we can accommodate all your needs, from floor to ceiling.
Tradeshows and conventions are a big part of any hotel’s business and a great source of revenue; so the more the better, right?
A local hotel/tradeshow venue needed a dedicated banquet hall to satisfy its client’s dining needs during a 3 day tradeshow. The hotel needed a temporary solution.
The A1 Party Tent Division constructed a 40′ x 240′ frame tent adjacent to the venue’s convention center. A firm, comfortable sub-floor was installed beneath the tent to avoid any trip hazards from parking lot beneath. White sidewall with French windows added a perfect combination of privacy, insulation, and daytime lighting; double glass doors at all entrances gave the tent a more permanent feel. HVAC units provided heating during the chilly morning and evening weather.
Furnishing the tent’s inside gave it the temporary hall a truly permanent feel. Tables and banquet chairs were brought in for dining and a stage and dance floor was installed for the event’s celebration.
LED Par Cans uplit all the walls and washed the ceiling. Adding ballroom elegance to the hall were five 6-foot, 3-tiered Platinum Crystal Chandeliers. These intricate lighting fixtures sparkled and glistened amidst the vibrant wash lighting. The convenience of the tents proximity to the venue and the stable, sturdy flooring allowed the venue’s catering team were able to smoothly roll their bars, service carts, and all the serving equipment and china in a proficient manner.
Do you have an ideal convention/tradeshow facility but need just a teenie bit more room to entice clients to hold their functions at your venue? We can install a mobile facility for an extended amount of time just like this one, or bigger!
When your wedding’s guest list grows to 500, the task of planning the grandiose reception rises exponentially. Taking on their first wedding, The Noise Academy production team planned, prepped, and coordinated all the logistics for the event; and everything went off without a hitch.
A 21,000 sq ft banquet hall in the L.A. Convention Center was used as the venue for the large gathering. To transform the look and feel of the event space, 6,500 linear feet of crisp white satin draped the perimeter of the reception area. LED up lighting on the satin created vibrant columns of light, giving a dramatic effect and enhancing the rather humdrum walls . Custom 15-foot high drapery panels were manufactured to properly reach the height of the hall.
The event design consisted of a large dining area, dance floor, elevated head table area and band stage.
Seating was built around round and long banquet tables topped with white linens and accompanied by gold chiavari chairs with white cushions. Topping the center of each round table was a gorgeous 4-foot high cherry blossom branch propped up in a faux moss filled box planter. Hanging from the center pieces were crystals and glowing frosted lanterns.
Across the banquet tables were larger variations of the cherry blossom décor. Large, bamboo arbors running the lengths of the 16-foot, double wide banquet tables supported more branches, blossoms and lanterns.
Hovering above the dance floor were massive, 10-foot orbs which acted as projection canvases for the couples initials and a slideshow.
When planning a reception for hundreds, every task becomes more cumbersome. As a one stop rental support resource, let A1 Party supply all your event equipment and rest assured everything arrives on time.
What better place to host an academic alumni award ceremony than the historic, Los Angeles Museum of Natural History?
The annual ceremony and following reception were held in the African Mammal Hall and the Museum’s iconic main entrance area. Attendees of the ceremony sat on trimly arranged white polywood chairs among peers and colleagues while surrounded by the original turn of the century dioramas of uncannily real depictions of exotic African mammals in their natural environment. The beautiful art deco floor-to-ceiling molding was accented and up lit a warm amber with LED Par Cans. With up lighting being such an aged and traditional theatrical lighting technique, do you think the museum architects imagined LEDs lighting their creation??
20-foot high dinosaur skeletons make great conversation pieces!
Following the ceremony guests enjoyed drinks and gourmet appetizers. Anticipating a thirsty crowd, 4 8-foot light up LED bars were open for business. Dual busing bins, dual pour trays, and double speed racks the 8-foot LED bars are equipped for two bartenders to service large crowds. Their 5-foot little brothers are available for smaller events. Under the looming vaulted ceiling of the Museum’s entrance, guests mingled among the monstrous, ancient fossils and at cocktail tables scattered throughout the hall.
Check out a short vignette of some of the fabulous event designs A1 Party has made a reality. Let this quick video montage of this past season’s events inspire you!
From Cocktails to concerts, A1 Party can provide all the utilities, and decor for your next event. Whether throwing a private, backyard celebration or a corporate event for hundreds, or even thousands, let us help you! From design to install, our professional and experienced coordinators and seasoned field crew can help you make your next event radiate with elegance!
It’s no secret, the better the venue, the less ‘covering up’ you have to do in the prep work. With a view like the one at Vista Manor in the calm foothills of Glendora, Ca, the last thing one would want to do is drape the backyard perimeter. Instead of the problematic trashcan area, unpainted wall, or unkept neighbor’s backyard which would usually require sidewall or drapery to mask; this venue’s back yard sits hillside 250 feet above the Glendora Country Club’s back 9. Nothing but an unobstructed view of a beautifully landscaped golf course makes for a wonderful view, and a picture perfect sunset. If you would like to celebrate your wedding or special occasion at this spectacular venue call our showroom for details.
There’s nothing better than dinner and a show. And what better way to host a fundraiser (to encourage guests to donate) for a good cause than with a fancy, theatrical, ballroom setting; over the top catering; and an elegant orchestra to entertain.
This annual college scholarship fundraiser included over 850 guests. Attendees were welcomed outside the venue at custom sign-in and hors d’oeuvres canopies. The custom tents were draped and ruched with grey voile satin with complimenting Onyx chandeliers. The canopies were grey by day, while LED’s illuminated them vibrant reds and blues after sunset.
The adjoining cocktail area had gunmetal grey linens on hi-boys and tables with black chiavari chairs. The tables were dressed with floating tea lights and fresh cut roses atop mirrors. Later in the evening during intermission, the foliage surrounding the outside cocktail area was up lit a vivacious green and large block letter spelling out ‘DINNER RALLY’ lit crimson red.
Inside the venue, guests were meant to feel as if they were part of the show. The live performers setup ground level in front of the venues stage giving the dining and performance a sense of being one and the same. Engaging and vibrant stage lighting accented both performers and guests alike. Giant Roman centerpieces adorned with ivy and roses sat atop the outer most tables.
Upon arriving at their tables, an almost overwhelming plethora of picture perfect culinary delights greeted guests. All the tables were dressed with Nova silver swirl linens, burgundy crush satin napkins, and silver and black chiavari chairs. To give the floor layout a uniform look, the 72 66″ round tables and over 850 chiavaris were meticulously arranged exactly 5 feet apart from each other. VIPs got a bird’s eye view of the event at equally ornate and catered banquet tables atop the mezzanine.
The spectacular dinner rally had a great turnout. The expected attendance number was only two thirds of the final count. A great time for a good cause with an awesome turnout always ends on a high note.
Thank you so much. The crew was fantastic. we will definitely call you for future events.
Just wanted to give you a super big THANKS for all your help this weekend. Thank you and your staff for always being on-time, being helpful and for always bringing what we needed. Also, a big thanks to you for allowing us to transport the barricades from one location to the next over the weekend. That was extremely helpful.
I just want to thank you for everything that you and your crew did for Cuisines. Your team is awesome and really went above and beyond to make sure the event was successful. We really could not have done it without you. I appreciate all the time, commitment and energy that you gave to this event and I sincerely hope that you get new business from it.
Dawn Nelson, President/CEO – Covina Chamber of Commerce
Everything went great thanks to you and your help with everything!! I can’t tell you how much I appreciated your quick response, your attention to the details, and being so easy to work with. The gentlemen setting up were very cooperative and fast setting up. Everything was ready ahead of time!
Like the rest of the bunch at the base – she obviously has no clue who did what to make all of the Air Show Chalets such a Great Success.
So I wanted you to know:
That I know it was YOU – and I know that without YOU – we couldn’t have done what we did!!!!!
I can’t thank you enough; you, Marcos and the rest of your team are truly the guy’s (and gal) I want on MY team next year – you guy’s not only make me look good (which is really hard to do) – YOU GUY’S “ROCK” !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank all of your TEAM Again for me – please !!
By the way, there were so many raves from the hundreds of people (400!) attending this event…they loved the ambiance of the tents and the lighting. I loved the idea of keeping everyone dry. We could not have pulled it off without the help of you, Rene, Jaime, and all of your crew!
Glendora Unified Schools
I wanted to say thank you for all of your efforts and generosity, with your help Sunday’s event was a great success.
Anne and the A1 Team,
We wanted to thank you and the A-1 team for the giving the Irwindale Speedway four Rolling Stones tickets. It was a thoughtful gesture! If you would like to attend our events as well, please call me.
Jennifer and Irwindale Speedway
It was wonderful working with you on the Walk United Event. Your team did a great job and it was great to work with everyone.
I look forward to many more opportunities to work together.
Rene & Valerie,
Thank you for so promptly working with me in securing the sofa and table for Laura Barrantes- the wedding was great and that light-up table is so cool. I can’t wait to work with you again. Send me your price list so I’ll have it on file .