Shutters on The Beach - Wedding Planner Dinner

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Wedding Planners descended upon Hotel Casa Del Mar and Shutters on The Beach for an evening of pampering, inspired cuisine and networking. These two beach front hotels are sister properties and wanted to share all that they have to offer with the best wedding planners in Southern California.

The evening began at Hotel Casa Del Mar in their Cabana Casa Lobby with appetizers and free flowing champagne and French 95 cocktails, made with Bourbon, OJ, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Champagne, and garnished with a Rosemary Sprig. These were so delicious and I'm coming back for more soon. We took a short stroll down the beach to Shutters on The Beach for dinner in the Grand Salon Ballroom. Upon entering the room, we were surprised with a stunning room. With a gleaming white dance floor and black, white and rose gold furnishings, the room was gleaming. Food stations were spread around the room and were filled with an abundance of regional cuisines from Executive Chef of Casa Del Mar, Gemma Gray, and Executive Chef of Shutters on The Beach Vittorio Lucariello. The creative food stations included a Poke Station with Tuna, Salmon, and Hamachi with every possible topping you could imagine; Pasta Station with Ravioli, Tagliatelli, and Spaghetti, prepared onsite with Brown Butter, Fried Sage, Assorted Cheeses and fresh meats and vegetables. It was lovely to choose all of your favorites for a customized dish. The Charcuterie Table seemed to go on forever. There are too many items to mention but the photos tell the story.

Representatives from both properties were on hand to greet and mingle with the hand selected planners in attendance. They included Laura McIver, General Manager of Shutters on The Beach, and Charlie Lopez-Quintana, General Manager of Hotel Casa Del Mar, Leslie McCammon, Catering Sales Manager of Shutters on The Beach, and Kimberly Garcia, Director of Catering and Event Services of Shutters on The Beach and Hotel Casa Del Mar.

The gracious staff put together an event that inspired all of our senses. The decor was simply stunning, the cuisine was inspired, and the company was wonderful. Added touches were a jazz quartet, a beauty bar, a dessert buffet, a coffee bar, and an oh so stylish photo booth.

Kudos to both hotels for showing off their properties in such a beautiful way. I was thrilled to be attendance and to experience the exemplary service both of the beach properties had to offer. I'm very confident in referring both venues to wedding clients. Thank you Leslie McCammon for inviting me to a wonderful event.

Photographs were provided by: David Fray for David Michael Photography and the full list of talented sponsors included: Decor, Lighting and Furniture: Luna Party Rentals | Floral Design: CJ Matsumoto | Beauty Bar: Bre Luxe Beauty | Photo Booth: Smile Lounge | Music: Luxury Entertainment Group | Coffee Bar: Conscious Bean | Dessert Buffet: Vanilla Bake Shop

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