JoLise Vought, Director of Events
Laure Melton, Event Coordinator
1221 North Valley Drive
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Good morning. I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of Landmark Dividend for taking care of us with our holiday party. Every employee of our company that was in attendance had a wonderful time and were impressed with how things went throughout the night without a hitch. Both JoLise and Shaunna made sure that we were comfortable and that we had everything that we need. Every member of Shade’s wait staff, along with the bartenders, kept the food coming and the glasses full.
Thank you again for making this a magical night for Landmark Dividend and our employees (at such short notice).
Ferdinand “Ferdy” Williams
Vice President of Acquisitions
We really enjoyed our event. Leading up to the day, lots of friends kept asking us if there was anything they could do to help. I was very pleased to tell them that everything was handled and on track. I appreciate that peace of mind. Good luck with Shade’s 6th birthday party tonight!
Thank you so much for all of your help and hard work. You had SO much to do with making our wedding a complete success and we are so grateful. We are sad to be back in reality at work but thank you for making our time away to get married such a memorable occasion. All of our friends and family loved it too and had a great time. We wouldn't change a thing if we were to do it all over again! Perhaps we will have other events at Shade in the future since it holds such a dear place in our hearts now and forever, and we will have the opportunity to work with you again!!!
Thank you SOOOOOOO much for everything you did to make the event a spectacular event. Shade was truly the perfect venue and the guests were all buzzing about it! You truly provide first class service and the gorgeous setting is hard to beat. I truly love working with you and Alyssa!!
Thank you again!!!!
Founder & CEO
Dubblee Media, Inc.
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July 18, 2011
We would like to thank you for all the help you have provided during our whole wedding process. You were totally amazing and we couldn't have picked a better place to have our wedding!
We would also like to thank the entire staff at Shade Hotel for the excellent services that were provided on our wedding day. The service was beyond professional! The food was excellent! We have received many compliments from our family and friends. It was a great experience for everyone! Special thanks to Ty, the security, for taking care of us at Zinc during the evening.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and stay at Shade Hotel. As you have said, we are now part of the Shade Hotel family and we look forward to going back to the hotel again in the future.
Annie & Junior
Greenbrook/Foreman Wedding - September 9, 2010
Thank you so much! Sorry for not being in touch sooner.. We landed in the UK yesterday afternoon and today is my first day back at work. I resisted checking any work e mails whilst I was away - so this is the first chance to see your mail.
We had the most wonderful time at the Shade and you, Alyssa and your team on the day were absolutely brilliant. Myself, Jon and my parents are so grateful to you all for making the day so amazing. I really cannot thank you enough, and it was more than I ever dreamed off. Each part of your organization made the day run so smoothly and I cannot put into words how overwhelmed I was.. You guys helped make the best day of my life.
Am feeling a little sad today its all over! I have loved the planning over the past year (its in my nature to organize! Ha ha.. )and am missing being away on holiday! Nothing like a reality check coming straight back to work! We had a great honeymoon, taking in Texas, New Orleans and Miami.. But as Jon said - we are always drawn back to California and Manhattan Beach. Thank you for asking - his wrist appears not be broken - but he is off to the doctors today for a check up.
Sorry we didn't get a chance to see you before we left... And sorry to hear you had such sad news. We will definitely be back in the States as soon as we can - so will stay in touch for sure.
I will pass the e mail onto my dad - as he will take care of the invoice and final billing! I will get him to drop you an e mail if he has any queries, and confirm payment details etc
You take care.. And would love to keep in touch.
Thank you again for everything.
Jo Foreman (just trying out my new name!)
Williams/Dedeyn Wedding - August 28, 2010
I attended the wedding for Pia Williams a few weeks back and I must say it was exquisite. Your hotel provided one of the most gorgeous parties I have attended with food being amazing and ambience beautiful ending in service for all your staff being impeccable. I had to email you as it is always good to hear feedback and I will be telling everyone how spectacular your hotel is for anyone looking to get away or for planning an event.
Subject: 2010 Global Positioning System Partnership Council Social
We would like to express our deepest appreciation for your assistance in executing our social event to the 2010 GPS Partnership Council. The feedback we have received has been very favorable. The event enabled attendees with unprecedented networking opportunities in first-rate facilities, with delicious food. The event also provided a key forum for GPS stakeholders to share their capabilities and concerns in a very friendly setting.
We currently anticipate holding the next Partnership Council at Los Angeles Air Force Base during the first week in May of 2011. We will let our planning staff recommend to us a repeat performance based on the positive experiences the stakeholders provided us and look forward to our future engagements at Shade.
Once again, we are grateful for your support of this year's GPS Partnership Council social and your potential support in 2011.
Steve A. Scott
David W. Madden, Col, USAF
Global Positioning Systems Wing
Carranza Wedding - January 7, 2010
We recently had the pleasure of having our wedding at Shade on January 7, 2010. We wanted to let you know how amazing every aspect of the experience was. From planning the event with Jolise, to choosing our menu with the chef, the service at your hotel was first class. We especially wanted to recognize Jolise for going above and beyond what was necessary to make sure this day went as smoothly as possible for the both of us. With the help of Jolise and her staff, every detail was perfect.
We have received numerous compliments from our family and friends after our wedding about how great the service and food was in addition to the beauty of the hotel. Guests mentioned that during the tray passed food portion of the night, they never had to look twice to find a server with a tray of food passing through the crowd. Any requests they had were promptly tended to all night long. The service was impeccable. It was a great feeling to hear how much our guests enjoyed every detail.
And we will never forget what Jolise had done for us on our wedding night when we returned to our room. We walked into our room with suprise...there was a bottle of wine and a note from Jolise accompanied with a few cupcakes from our wedding for us to enjoy. And our flowers were beautifully displayed thoughout the room. It truly made us feel special.
The purpose of this letter is to recognize all the people who worked so hard to make sure our night was memorable not only for us but for all our guests as well. Jolise’s attention to detail in planning our event was perfect. We are so happy that we chose Shade Hotel as our wedding venue. It will truly be a memory that will last us a lifetime.
We highly recommend Shade to all of our family and friends for events and a place to get-a-way for a night or two.
Karen and Brian Carranza
October 22, 2009
I have nothing but praise for Shade Hotel and everyone I met there that worked on Rachael's wedding. The food was definitely the best I have ever had at a wedding, and the desserts were lovely. The staff are the nicest I have ever come across at any hotel. When people that weren't at the wedding ask me how it went, I tell them, "it was perfection".
I can't thank you enough for helping to make my daughter's wedding day everything she could have hoped for and more and for running it so smoothly.
Thank you so much!
What an outstanding event! The Director of Events and the Chef made our evening so memorable. What a great team! Everything was perfect from the bartender to our security guard and all other assistants who shared in making everyone happy. I was pleased and that is a difficult task to accomplish. The food was delicious and the presentation excellent. We received so many compliments because of your efforts to make the event run smoothly.
Norma and Jim Naber
I wanted to let you know what a success our party was. Everything was so beautiful. The food choices were fantastic and the service outstanding. Thank you for all you did to make this event a very special one. And who knows maybe will do it again next year!
I just want to thank you for everything that you did for us on our wedding day and leading up to. We had such a wonderful time and so did everyone else. We keep hearing how great the food was and how beautiful the atmosphere was. People really had a great time! It was truly perfect!
The Noble Wedding Ceremony and Reception
March 25, 2008
Roland and I want to thank you for all your help in making his 40th birthday party a success. I've been bombarded by emails and calls from those who were there on Saturday saying that they loved the food, the drinks and the overall atmosphere of Shade and best of all, they had a great time. Everything just worked out great and your staff was the best.
From the bartender, to the security, to your servers; You all made it a success. Thank you for being there every step of the way and helping pull everything together for us. And thank you for your wonderful suggestions on the food and the overall atmosphere. You two make planning an event effortless in my book.
But the best part is seeing Roland very happy surrounded by his friends and family who were all happy to be there and celebrating with him. Thanks again for everything!!
March 7, 2008
On behalf of the Donegan family and their guests, I would like to thank you and all the staff of Shade Hotel for all your efforts on the occasion of the funeral reception honoring Dr. Patrick Donegan on February 12th. You and your excellent staff took everything into consideration and in a caring comforting manner helped us through a difficult time.
The ambience was intimate and luxurious and was impressive to all in attendance. The world class food is still a topic of discussion and we received many phone calls praising us for such wonderful food and surroundings. One such friend of my Father's said to me, "You did your Dad proud".
The Shade experience turned out to be a very special and unique celebration of our Father's life.
The entire Donegan Family