Seacliff Country Club is a hidden gem in Huntington Beach. Their reception halls are to some extent plain, but in very good repair and a perfect canvas for lighting work. They have the ceremonies on the back ledge overlooking the golf course, which is very pretty.
I totally missed getting footage in the cocktail hour foyer. I also did music in there, but no biggie.
The catering captain and venue coordinator were awesome to work with. It makes a huge difference when you’re working with professionals that really care about the event. Everybody was on board to make the night seamless, and I can tell you this is quite rare and very valuable.
The clients had Pinkberry Frozen Yogurts and In-N-Out burgers and fries delivered the last hour of the reception, which brought a lot of charm to the wedding I think. I love having light hearted and laid back couples like this. I seem to get many of these in Huntington Beach; which is Surf City after all. Hope to be back soon!
Book this package for $1420* (Normally $1520; you MUST mention this post at the time of inquiry).
6 total hours of sound, lighting, DJ & MC services
Ceremony Music & Microphoning Package:
- 2 Speakers (150 watt rms each; appropriate for congregations of up to 180)
- 1 Countryman Wireless Microphone (discreet headset worn by officiant)
- 1 Lapel Wireless Microphone (worn by groom for vows)
- 1 Handheld Wireless Microphone on Stand (for readings by bridal party / guest)
Cocktail Hour Music
- Stand-alone sound system
- 1 handheld microphone for addressing crowd
- 800watt PA system (appropriate for crowds up to 180 guests)
- DJ console (Media Used: MIDI, Vinyl, MP3s)
- 10 channel mixer
- 1 wireless microphone for toasts
- 4 piece dance lighting
- Up to 18 fixtures of static, one color uplights (Par38 Halogens or Par64 LEDs, depending on color) (appropriate for Up to 180 guests)
*Offer may not be combined with any other offers.
The Summit House in Fullerton is one of the prettier venues in Orange County. The structure is white with windows all over; it’s begs for uplighting. I get to DJ here about twice a year, and it’s always a pleasure lighting it up!
The couple was really sweet as well. The bride had me meet them at Starbucks by their house for our first meeting, and so there would be no confusion, she came decked out in her “Bride” (in reign stone) outfit. As soon as I saw her, I knew I wanted to work with this couple! I love couples who are obviously enthusiastic about their wedding; it adds another level of satisfaction, and frankly, makes me want to work harder for them. The groom made a special edit with two songs for their first dance, and they choreographer a dance routine which they hammered perfectly.
I’m sure this will be one of the most memorable weddings the crowd will ever attended. Can’t wait to do another like this!
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!