Another wedding at the Hyatt Regancy in Huntington Beach, CA. This is one of the popular Waterfront properties. It’s usually a zoo on Saturdays during the wedding season, but we lucked out that they didn’t double book the room, and we were able to get in early for setup. The only downside is finishing an hour early, which is not a terrible problem to have I suppose.
This is the Mariner’s ballroom located below the Grand Ballroom. Logistically speaking, it’s the easiest ballroom to access for vendors, because it’s just around the corner from the loading dock. All of the other ballrooms suck, because you have to get in the elevator and go through the kitchen. I hope I get this room more often!
My partner Jason and his understudy Kathy did an awesome job with the uplighting. We used light lavender on three sides plus purple columns during dinner and a simple dancefloor focused color chase during dancing which turned out nicely. Also the monogram (GoBO) setup was super easy in this room because they section off 1/3 of it for staging (depending on the crowd size) with light curtains, and you can toss your speakers, cabling and lighting equipment behind it. Usually we have to drape each stand individually, so this also allowed us to save a heck of a lot of time. Might be an incentive to book this room!
I’m using 4 speakers, basically two stereo fields sitting next to each other in a LR – LR fashion. I would have probably went mono, if I wasn’t able to hide the cables behind the curtain, so there’s another plus. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video!