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Venue News for Dec. 9, 2009

Venue News for Dec. 9, 2009

Renovated Doheny Mansion in L.A. Open for Events
Following its first extensive renovation in 70 years, the Doheny Mansion at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles is available for private events. Built in 1899, the former estate of oil baron Edward L. Doheny has appeared in films including "Catch Me If You Can," "The Princess Diaries" and "SpiderMan 3." Event spaces include the Pompeian Room, which can accommodate 140 for receptions, 100 for seated dinners, and 80 for dinner and dancing. Planners can also reserve the Pompeian Room with the Great Hall walk-through, or the entire first floor.

Manhattan's Metropolitan Pavilion Offers Security Services
In light of the party-crasher scandal at a White House event last month, management at New York's Metropolitan Pavilion stresses the venue's security capabilities for holiday parties and other events. The venue, which features North and South Pavilions accentuated by 19th century architectural highlights, offers nearly 30 professional security staffers at any given time. Venue management conducts mandatory walk-throughs with each client before the event begins; higher level security protocols are available. Other spaces include the Level, a contemporary area, and the upper-story Gallery, featuring a glossy white floor.

London's Brewery Offers Holiday Party Packages
Located in the heart of the City of London, the The Brewery offers two holiday party packages. Both include costumed characters to greet guests, frosty cocktails at arrival, a three-course dinner or buffet with coffee and petits fours, and after-dinner entertainment. The venue features eight distinctive event spaces, including the Porter Tun—one of the largest unobstructed rooms in London, capable of holding up to 1,000 guests under a King Post timber roof. The two-story Sugar Room overlooks the courtyard through arched windows. Sophisticated AV equipment is available.

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