Summer #Wedding in #La Jolla

Last week it was a great day to have a wedding! We took a few photo’s to share.  Let us know what you think!

Here’s a shot of our ceremony site right before the ceremony.  The Bougainvilleas are in full boom and ready for a great wedding season here in La Jolla!
Our Champagne Tree held some delicious mimosas to kickstart coctail hour!
We really enjoyed these name place holders.  Save you’re wine corks and have a unique DIY project you can use at your wedding!
Simple, easy, yet these flipped over wine glasses made some neat centerpieces.
These cupcakes looked almost too perfect to eat!
“I Spy” was at every table.  What a terrific idea idea to get the conversation flowing.
The final moments right before the ceremony started. Take your seats!
By |May 25th, 2014|Categories: Outdoor|0 Comments

Staying Well Before the Wedding Bells

                You’ve shed blood, sweat and tears and waited countless months, maybe years, for this day to come.  You wake up, ready to tackle the day and finally marry the person of your dreams, but find you have an unwelcome visitor:  a nasty cold or flu.  So what are you going to do?

                Well, I’m not a doctor, so if you’re trying to find some get-well-quick-cure, you’re reading the wrong blog.  But Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” so here are some tips from WebMD on keeping yourself healthy, so you look and feel your best on your special day:

  1. Wash your hands regularly.  This should be a no-brainer.
  2. If you need to sneeze or cough, then do it into a tissue or the inside of your elbow (rather than your hands).  This helps prevent the spread of germs.
  3. Avoid touching your face, since germs usually enter your body through the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  4. Jump on a treadmill regularly (or any kind of aerobic exercise), because this type of activity helps your body produce more germ-fighting cells.
  5. Eat more fruits and veggies, especially those that are dark green, red, and yellow.  These kinds of plants have naturally-occuring chemicals that give vitamins in food an extra kick.
  6. If you smoke cigarettes, then stop.  If you don’t smoke, then pat yourself on the back.  Smoking can weaken the immune system and make your little nose hairs incapable of sweeping away germs from your nasal passages.

It may be the night of your bachelor or bachelorette party, but think twice about ordering that last martini.  Heavy alcohol use also weakens the immune system and leaves you dehydrated.

  1. Last but not least, just relax.  Studies have shown that when you’re actually able to relax, you can stimulate cold and flu-fighting cells in your immune system.
By |January 14th, 2014|Categories: Parties|0 Comments

Stretch Your Dollar At The Cuvier Club

If you haven’t yet considered The Cuvier Club for your upcoming event, you need to sit up and take notice; the club was recently voted the #1 wedding venue by ABC News “A-List” for the second year in a row!  Born as a USO club in 1942, the Cuvier boasts vaulted ceilings, original hardwood floors and state of the art upgrades that will make your San Diego wedding one your guests will never forget.

Here are a few tips to make your experience as value driven as possible when considering your venue selection:

The Cuvier Club is a tremendous value when compared to other San Diego reception halls as many decor rentals are included complimentary! Not only that, the in house catering company, The Abbey Catering & Event Design, includes complimentary up to 60” round guest tables & 150 chivari chairs. The venue also features everyone’s favorite upgrade for decor: Italian wedding lights inside and outside. You can even further your savings by selecting the equally award-winning Abbey All Inclusive Event Package. Utilizing this inclusive discounted yet vetted vendor package provides for the greatest stress free, perfectly planned, and extraordinary event.

Consider being flexible when choosing what day of the week you’d like the event to be on because on less frequently requested days of the week, the Cuvier Club is offered at even lower rates.

A general rule in planning, and budget balance is only achieved by persistently pursuing your vision while staying mindful of what concessions you may need to make. Think about hosting your wedding the Sunday before a holiday.

One growing trend is to book a venue for the Sunday before Labor Day or Memorial Day. In fact, the club is already interviewing couples that are hoping to book a discounted Sunday, or as I like to call them, “second Saturday.”

Lastly, don’t forget to bundle. Wireless and cable companies offer them, and so does the Cuvier Club, so why not take advantage? Select items as needed “a-la-carte” or you can bundle them for even greater savings. Everything from décor items, to wedding planning professionals, can be obtained through the Club and usually at a discounted price.

Get in touch with one of our team members and learn more about why you should host your wedding or event at San Diego’s #1 Boutique Venue today!

By |January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Come check out #CuvierClubs beautiful cherrywood baby grand #Piano!

Being one of San Diego’s top private event and wedding venues, The Cuvier Club is always striving for excellence, in part by maintaining the integrity of and improving upon our facility. For example, one aspect of The Cuvier Club we are so proud of are the original hard wood floors that are still intact from the venue’s days as a USO Hall. As an addition option we make available to our venue, we were able to acquire a beautiful cherrywood baby grand piano that can be used (by one of our great pianist) for all types of entertainment purposes:

The piano is a great complement to any cocktail hour, whether someone is playing background music inside the front foyer or on the upper deck of the bougainvillea courtyard.

Use the piano as the main source of music inside the grand ballroom for a corporate function, intimate dinner, or elegant wedding.

The Abbey Catering & Event Design Company, the main in-house caterer, also has talented musicians we can hire for you to play for any special occasion.

An Era Gone But Never Forgotten

Those who lived through the 70’s remember it largely as a wonderful celebration of peace following a decade of chaos and turmoil. It was a chance to hit the dance floor and boogie oogie oogie ‘til you just couldn’t boogie any more. It was an era full of changing fashion trends, from brightly colored flared trousers and tie-dyed tees to leisure suits and peasant blouses.

It was a time when Americans looked back and celebrated 200 years of freedom and looked forward to a future filled with the excitement of space exploration and new inventions that would make life easier and more interesting.

La Jolla Elementary School came in with guns a blazing with a flashback 70’s party; they transformed the Cuvier Club into a groovy nightclub on par with Studio 54! They threw this blast from the past for a special cause. This special event was to raise money allowing the school to supplement some budget costs.  The fundraiser provides the nursing of arts and teachers with large numbers of children in classrooms and their supplies, and much more.

A theme is always an amazing way to get everyone involved and make sure everyone has a truly special event.  Some things to remember and key to a successful event:

  • Have a vision that will appeal to all involved
  • Have a team that will help you execute the vision
  • Provide a your guests a plan and ideas of what is to be expected
  • Provide your guests several stores where they can shop for the theme that is requested
  • Always think of the little details, they make all the difference
  • Stay true to the theme and remember it’s alright to go over board