Ultimate Wedding Collection Launches “California Experience” at La Valencia Hotel

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Iconic Seaside Resort Becomes Wedding Party’s Exclusive “Private Villa” Partnering with Alchemy Fine Events, Net Jets, Uber & Prestige Yachts. Future UWC locations include: Monaco, Tuscany, St. Tropez, Ibiza, St. Barths

Ultimate Wedding Collection at La Valencia Hotel

What makes a bride the most anxious about her wedding day? The weather? The catering? The location? Her hair? Her dress? Keeping all the relatives entertained? Depending on others to make her dreams a reality? Making it all memorable? With the new Ultimate Wedding Collection offering at the iconic La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, there is now an antidote to those worries.

As the launch site for this new international, destination wedding collection, the historic, 112-room oceanfront Southern California resort – that has entertained everyone from Mary Pickford to Madonna – is “bought out” for up to 200 guests and literally becomes the bridal party’s seaside Mediterranean style villa for the weekend. The hotel’s chefs, housekeepers, waiters, concierge, rooms, pool, lounges and restaurants are there for the sole purpose of servicing the wedding. And, the wide array of attractions in the area – from shopping to art galleries; from yachting to scuba diving – are made available for the entertainment of you and your guests.

Future UWC locations include: Monaco, Tuscany, St. Tropez, Ibiza, St. Barths and more.

This is a truly exclusive wedding destination option, with all of the design and personal customizations that high-profile clients want, but with one difference. The producers – La Valencia Hotel and Alchemy Fine Events – have a full team of wedding experts – entertainment producers, event stylists, culinary artists, couture bridal gown designers, Hollywood hair & makeup artists, musicians, florists, photographers and videographers – ready to deploy, with budgets and timelines in place. This takes weeks and weeks off the planning process and items off the couple’s wedding “To-Do List;” encourages a stress-free, positive experience; and offers a range of smart options from some of the best wedding vendors in Southern California. The “hotel-of-your-own” wedding also includes strategic partnerships with the likes of Net Jets and Uber for bridal party and guest transportation as well as Prestige Motor Sports & Yachts.

Couples can then relax and enjoy the fun side of customizing their luxury wedding weekend options with the team in place, or opt to use their own “entourage of style.”

“This ultra-customized wedding experience is designed for the couple who want effortless luxury,” explains Rita Moore, La Valencia’s Director of Sales & Marketing. “Our carefully selected design team leverages the art of listening while working closely with the bride and groom to actually create a brand for your wedding. From the big picture to the tiniest details –luxury invitations, guest welcome notes, picnic baskets, excursion maps, bespoke furniture, custom place settings; even parting gifts at the Farewell Brunch – everything will be designed to express your wedding vision. All you’ll need to do is arrive and enjoy.”

This “hotel-as-private-villa” custom wedding starts at $1 million and includes the following services provided for both the bridal party & guests:

  •      Villa for Bride & Groom
  •     Hotel accommodations for up to 125 guests
  •     Transportation coordination into and around San Diego
  •     Onsite Concierge Services
  •     Gift Cards to neighboring restaurants and shops
  •     Watersports – surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding – and Golfing
  •     Spa Services and Yoga classes
  •     Rehearsal dinner celebration on a private yacht in San Diego Bay followed by a welcome

     reception on the lawn of Ellen Scripps Browning Park overlooking La Jolla Cove

  •     5-Star chefs preparing custom menus for each of your gatherings
  •     Top wedding vendors including design, planning, photography, videography, beauty,

     fashion styling and entertainment.

  •     Custom designed furniture and tablescape décor
  •     Bon Voyage Brunch

With a cathedral-like lobby lounge complete with hand painted ceiling murals, wrought iron chandeliers, colorful mosaics and a picture window with full ocean views…a Romeo & Juliet mezzanine balcony idea for a musical trio … a garden terrace suspended over the ocean…a centerpiece signature pool…a street facing European bistro … and a great room style fine dining restaurant…La V is a wedding destination unto itself.

“Everyone in the area knows that La Valencia epitomizes the ultimate bridal backdrop,” explains Vanessa Van Wieren, founder of Alchemy Fine Events. “This unique wedding offering will set the standard for a personalized, user-friendly luxury event. It is designed to appeal to international taste makers whether they live an hour or a world away.”

For booking questions, please contact: Rita Moore, Director of Sales & Marketing, La Valencia rmoore(at)lavalencia(dot)com

About La Valencia: Owned and managed by Pacifica Host Hotels – a division of Pacifica Companies – La V features 112 completely renovated guest rooms and villas overlooking Ellen Browning Scripps Park and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Dining options at La V have all been enhanced with the hotel’s recent $10 million “reimagining” and include THE MED, a signature ocean facing restaurant and terrace featuring New American Cuisine, with the adjoining La Sala Lounge and the brand new street facing European bistro, Café La Rue. Ocean view banquet rooms accommodate 10 to 175 guests and the property includes terraced gardens, heated pool & spa, fitness room and business center. La V is located in the center of the Village of La Jolla and steps away to premier retail and dining.

Renowned leisure destinations are minutes away and include the La Jolla Cove, Torrey Pines State Park, Scripps Ocean Institute, the Birch Aquarium as well as UCSD / La Jolla Playhouse and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.

About Alchemy Fine Events: With a comprehensive art background including interior design, fashion, art direction, and graphic design, Vanessa Van Wieren, the creator of Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations, followed her artistic passion to an industry where it’s possible to bring together her love of all the arts into one creative outlet. She’s worked with clients ranging from celebrities, politicians and members of the Forbes list and understands what luxury clientele want and expect. From La Jolla to Manhattan, Ibiza to Italy, Mexico to Monaco, she crosses the globe to wherever her skills are needed and the utmost level of design and sophisticated services are appreciated.

About Ultimate Wedding Collection: The Ultimate Wedding Collection is an exclusive portfolio of the finest properties in the most sought after destination wedding locations around the world offering luxury turn-key weddings with bespoke designs produced by Alchemy Fine Events in collaboration with the wedding industry’s premier vendors, artists & designers.

Packages include every possible want and desire a couple could have with the complete itinerary, vendor list and budget presorted for a fraction of the time and effort needed in traditional planning while including couture customized design elements tailored to each couple.


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