Kick up your heels and celebrate with us at an elegant New Year’s Eve party on the lake in Lake Oswego! Tom Grant and Shelly will be opening up the evening, followed by DJ Event Team Entertainment.
All event proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for Hurricane 2012 relief efforts. We will be “dressing up” the Brewery to create an elegant evening for those who would like to stay in town for the night. Join us for an amazing night of dancing, hors d’oeuvres, a photobooth, a champagne toast and surprise celebration at midnight.
We are excited about the great team we have put together for the event:
Whitney Werts Events
Event Team Entertainment
Stickmen Brewery & Skewery
La Tavola Linen
The Party Place
It’s not too late to plan the most memorable party yet!
Mt. Hood Meadows makes it easy to plan your event from creative holiday menus and drink options, to gorgeous indoor venues with Mt. Hood views, and fireside seating. We take away the stress of traveling to the resort, and provide a luxury motor coach. Show a holiday movie, or sing along to carols on your way. This time together will build the excitement for the fun to come out on the slopes.
Your guests will strengthen their relationships and create memories that will last a life time. With group events starting at just 15 people, you can take advantage of special deals up to 40% off of lift passes, beginner packages, lessons, rentals, etc.
Contact our Group Sales Team @ 971-373-8100 or GroupSales@skihood.com
The Compass Room – Now Available Evenings!
We are pleased to announce that as of December 1st, the Compass Room at McMenamins Grand Lodge is available for private rental until 11:00pm, making it the perfect venue for business meetings and dinners, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more. Tucked into the second floor of the historic lodge, this beautiful and versatile 1500 square foot event space boasts large windows, elegant chandeliers, a dance floor, a stage with a large theater screen, full sound system, LCD projector and complimentary wifi. There are two smaller rooms on either end of the hallways leading to the Compass Room that function as perfect breakout spaces for business meetings or changing rooms for brides and grooms. And should you need overnight accommodations, guest rooms are mere footsteps away. Find more information at mcmenamins.com and contact the Grand Lodge Sales Office at 503.992.9530 to book your next event!
What a crazy couple of weeks it’s been! We’ve hardly had time to breathe let alone soak in the success of our very first Willamette Valley Event Showcase. Looking back we can see just how great the event went and how wonderful all of our vendors were- we couldn’t have done it without them and their hard work! This success makes us even more motivated to put on killer Bravo! Live and Bravo! Wedding Affair shows and seeing how well our vendors operated we have no doubt they’ll be a hit.
The day started early at 6:30 a.m. as Konect Aviation flew in a helicopter as the sun was barely rising. What a way to kick off the day, right? Mary Lou Burton, owner at Bravo! Publications even went for a ride!
The variety and quality of each vendor was simply immense and for being one of our smaller shows it reflects the amount of detail that goes into it. More importantly, you could tell that the event was fun for both vendors and attendees! We really can’t say enough kind things about our vendors and we’re so excited to be having some of them return for our next events and judging by how successful the Willamette Valley Event Showcase went, there’s no doubt in our minds it will be an event to remember. Below are more pictures from the WVES and information on our two upcoming events on October 19th and November 6th.
For information on Bravo! Live on Wednesday october 19th at the Oregon Convention Center-Hall D and who will be there and how to register go to www.BravoEvent.com
For more information on Bravo! Wedding Affair on Sunday November 6th at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland and how to purchase tickets go to www.BravoWedding.com
Only a few more days until the Willamette Valley Event Showcase at the Salem Conference Center! This will be a culmination of hard work from a fantastic group of people and vendors and we simply can’t wait to see it all come together. This is such a fantastic opportunity for event planners and vendors of the Willamette Valley to meet face to face and do business with each other. For event planners, this show is free, allowing them to preview the services of vendors from all different categories. Caterers? Check. Transportation? Yup. Live entertainment? Oh yeah. Every little detail that goes into throwing an amazing event will be there at your disposal.
Bravo! Publications and the Willamette Valley Showcase was recently featured in the Salem Business Journal and we’re glowing with pride. One of our main efforts is to help stimulate the economy of the Willamette Valley and inspire event planners to throw fantastic events for companies which could in turn, motivate employees. We also want to highlight the amazing companies that are so integral in event planning.
If you’re interested in this event and would like to register for free, you still can up until noon today (October 4th) or on-site at the Salem Conference Center on Thursday October 6th starting at 11 a.m. When you register you will also be able to snag one of our new 2012 Bravo! Event Resource Guide for free.
Come hungry and ready to meet great vendors and other event planners in the area! Below is more information on the event, where to register and some of the vendors that will be there.
Complete information here
Konect Aviation (on display outside)
The Trolley (on display outside)
Have you ever stopped and imagined what a wedding would be like without “The Dress?” For some, it’s merely secondary and for others, it’s absolutely necessary. For the latter brides-to-be, sample sales are the way to go because you can get your dream dress at a price that doesn’t send you running for the hills. Anna’s Bridal Boutique in Lake Oswego is hosting their designer gown sample sale featuring brands like Priscilla of Boston, Jewel, Melissa Sweet, Vineyard, Matthew Christopher, Pronovia and more. Did we mention that Anna’s Bridal Boutique was voted Best of 2010 by Oregon Bride Magazine? Now imagine a store full of beautiful designer gowns for your picking that are an additional 25 percent off their already discounted prices. This sale goes from October 1-October 31 and is by appointment only, so we suggest you call ahead. Additional info is below!
Anna’s Bridal Boutique designer sample sale
October 1-October 31
17050 Pilkington #210, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
As the anticipation for the October 6th Willamette Valley Event Showcase builds, we quietly remind ourselves that the selection and quality of the vendors at the event reaffirms how great we think it will be. These vendors represent the Willamette Valley and we couldn’t be more proud to be partners with them, including United Way of the Mid Willamette Valley. United Way is an amazing organization that aims to empower children and adults of the Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties by improving financial independence and health.
Established in 1937, United Way focuses on three areas: education, income and health. Seeing the effects of things like bankruptcy, low birth weight and declining percentages of reading proficiency had on people of Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties, United Way aims to alleviate these stresses. By united people and resources, they are able to focus on community building toward a healthier, more financial stable and educated population.
United Way has more than 6,000 individual donors and their 2009 campaign helped raise $2 million. They also have more than 500 volunteers who participate in their annual “Days of Caring.” Additionally, Hands On Mid-Willamette Valley, part of United Way, connects people to volunteer opportunities that directly help the surrounding communities. Hands On MWV helped facilitate more than 4,682 volunteer connections completing 271,850 hours of volunteer work.
If that isn’t sweat equity, we don’t know what is! The amount of work these volunteers put in is simply astounding and truly reaffirms how excited we are to have United Way be part of our Willamette Valley Event Showcase. For more information on United Way and how to get involved, please see below. There are also links to more info on the WVES on October 6 at the Salem Conference Center below.
You’ve probably been to a restaurant that has a cute little vase with one or two flowers or some other type of garnish, right? Well, the International Special Events Society- Portland Chapter (ISES) is taking table toppers to a whole new level. From 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday September 27th, ISES is holding the second annual “Art of the Party” Table Top Competition at the Portland Art Museum.
Last year’s event was so popular that it received a write up in Northwest Meetings & Events Magazine and last year’s winners included The Party Place, Wish Upon a Wedding and Peter Corvallis Productions. The guest judges will critique the designs on four categories: Best Use of Theme, Best Use of Alternative Materials, Peoples Choice and Best Overall. Winners will receive a gift certificate to a Portland restaurant, an ISES plaque and serious bragging rights for the next year!
Tickets are $25 for ISES members and $35 for non-members and can be purchased here