Sandra and Zachary's Wedding

Our wedding was wonderful. Getting married in Long Beach was fun, laid back and elegant but a little pricey. August can be warm in So. California but we were blessed with weather in the balmy low 80's and blue skies - perfect weather.

Vendors & Venues Reviews

Ultimate Entertainment DJ Service
Long Beach, CA

Great DJ! Husband & wife team who are friendly & cool. Great value for their level of professionalism.

As the Emcee she took the lead on moving us along & keeping us on schedule. She did the announcements as well which really catered to my inner feminist - why are DJ's always guys?

He kept the dance floor moving - was responsive to requests and keeping the tempo up.

She was super friendly, accommodating & responsive. Worked well on email - which was critical to this wedding planning process.

They worked within our budget & traveled to our wedding from their home base in the Inland Empire. She even put up with other stressed out vendors & kept her cool. I call that being a team player. Moreover, she worked with the mariachi on the sound system with their requests that I had no clue on how to handle.

I recommend them highly. Would love to work with them again for any other party.

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First Congregational Church UCC
Long Beach, CA
Ceremony Sites

When I return to SoCal I plan on joining this church! I was impressed by the friendliness, attentiveness, and dedication of the entire FCC staff during our wedding planning and on the actual "day of."

Our folks who helped us:
Robert Stapp was a treasure to work with - as our minister we really enjoyed being married by him. Lelani is a diligent coordinator & kept us on track - we really appreciated it. Marc on the organ was wonderful - so helpful & talented. I am still getting compliments on the beauty of the church & the wonderful organ. And Ruth, in the office, was been instrumental in making our booking for the FCC and Patterson Hall for our rehearsal dinner just as easy as it could be.

We treasured our wedding day and the ceremony at the FCC was a highlight in that day.

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Long Beach Renaissance Hotel
Long Beach, CA
Reception Sites

Love this property. Cool modern sleek elegance. We had our wedding reception for 150 here in August 2008.

Great location, layout, aesthetic and environment for a modern reception venue. It's right off Ocean Blvd and Pine Ave it lays amidst the cool Pine Street scene in Long Beach .

Our reception in the Grand Ballroom was perfect - contemporary, sleek with clean line that set up a simple elegant palette that we wanted. We want to thank our wedding coordinator - Claudia Ruiz - she's very responsive, friendly & professional. As a person who planned this wedding long distance - I appreciated all she did to accommodate our meeting requests and tastings. We were upgraded to the Grand Ballroom to accommodate our setup and it was a WONDERFUL surprise. This hotel has a pretty good wedding package that kept our planning simple - included centerpieces and cake.

We hope to return soon. It was a wonderful day - I wish we could say more but I want to keep this brief. Highly recommended for your wedding or special occasion venue.

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