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Wedding help . . . venue Twin Palms has closed

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PD Girl Oct 5, 2009 07:43 PM

I am posting this for a friend. She and her fiance were scheduled to get married at Twin Palms next year, but the untimely closing is causing them new problems. They are looking for a venue at about the same idea and price point. They live in Long Beach but are wiling to consider anything from Orange County to the Valley. Any ideas chowhounders??? I am trying to do something to save her sanity.

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    Burger Boy Oct 5, 2009 08:17 PM

    Twin Palms Pasadena closed?

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      chowchi1 Oct 5, 2009 11:08 PM

      http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_13...

    2. ipsedixit Oct 5, 2009 11:15 PM

      What was it that attracted your friend to Twin Palms in the first place? The food? The ambiance (the big tent)? The location? Something else?

      For a similar type of restaurant in the general vicinity, might want to consider Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. www.eatatfirefly.com

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        parmamom Oct 5, 2009 11:22 PM

        Unfortunately, this is going to happen more and more as restaurants continue to go out of business. Do you happen to know the size of the group? And like mentioned earlier, what was most appealing about Twin Palms?

        As much as I love to support smaller operators, when planning an event with a long lead time, I always suggest going with a location that will be there for the long haul - museumss and hotels (although some will also go out of business or change owners) are usually safe.

        I know too many people who have lost deposits given months in advance, so better safe than sorry.

        1. JEN10 Oct 6, 2009 07:50 AM

          La Venta Inn Palos Verdes Estates?

          1. perk Oct 6, 2009 02:42 PM

            Why not book with a caterer...and have them help you secure the venue? Auntie Em's does a fabulous job with weddings, and they have a number of lovely locations they work with.
            They do a terrific job of working with you to create the style and menu you want....and, of course, the budget. I've been to lots of their events....and they've all been wonderful.
            And they'll do a tasting for you. I'd highly recommend giving them a call.

            1. janetms383 Oct 7, 2009 09:00 AM

              The Orange Hill Restaurant in Orange. Up in the hills, beautiful view.

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