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Located on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Los Angeles, the Ebell is home to a historic Clubhouse which includes two ballrooms, art salon, enchanting courtyard garden and Wilshire Ebell Theatre.  The Ebell is the perfect setting for any corporate event, celebration, fashion show or film premiere.

What you get

  • An unforgettable celebration set in a historic landmark and architectural masterpiece
  • Central location in the heart of Los Angeles
  • Expert event manager to collaborate through the planning process
  • Exceptional culinary craftsmanship
  • Premium brands bar selections
  • Outstanding service staff
  • Choice of event start time
  • On-sight parking
  • Ebell banquet table and chairs
  • Original hardwood floors in all event spaces

What you can add

  • Custom menu design with Executive Chef
  • Specialty event lighting
  • Luxury table linens and napkins
  • Ebell Collection of vintage club furniture
  • Valet parking
  • Qualified recommendations of event professionals
  • What do you envision? Let us help you obtain that goal…!

Special Events Team

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Anessa Birkemeier
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Director of Catering & Special Events

Catering Genius, Problem solver, Event Magician, Counselor, Enforcer, Cake cutter extraordinaire
Favorite event moment – When we are ahead of schedule, relaxed and ready for guest arrival
Party pet peeve – When a group of guests stand where the waiters exit to grab food before it can reach the other guests
Dream party guest – Buzz Aldrin
Random fact about you – My pet bird has his own Facebook Fan page
Beverage of choice – Old Fashioned, Jameson & Ginger or Kentucky Mule – depends on the day
Favorite Quote – “All Crackerjacks are Cookaroos but not all Cookaroos are Crackerjacks.” – Me

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Kristina "Krissy" Allegra
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Events & Filming Coordinator

Coordinator Extraordinaire, Exercise Queen, Music Connoisseur, Social Media Maven, and Certified Shopaholic.
Favorite event moment – When the client’s vision becomes a moving and lively reality – that’s a magical moment.
Party pet peeve – When guests take pictures and block the view of the professional photographer!!
Dream party guest – Kerri Washington is welcome to come here any day!!!
Random fact about you – I collect the destination Starbucks mug from every city I’ve been to; exploring new cities is my favorite pastime. Traveling and Starbucks: what a great mix!
Beverage of choice – A nice glass of Pinot Noir.
Favorite Quote – “…there will be sleeping enough in the grave….” – Benjamin Franklin

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Jenny Young
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Special Events Manager

Customer Focused, Detailed, Warm and Friendly, Cool under Pressure, Problem Solver
Favorite event moment – When many months of hard work all comes together: the event lighting goes on, the music starts and I get to see the clients’ smiling faces – I think to myself- “YES! This is why I love what I do!”
Party pet peeve – People who take cell phone pictures during a wedding ceremony
Dream party guest – I would love to have a dinner party with Grace Jones, Dorothy Parker, John Waters, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, and Nigel from Spinal Tap
Random fact about you – I love Iron Maiden
Beverage of choice – A gorgeous Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Favorite quote – “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

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Kaitlyn Furst
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Special Events Administrative Coordinator

Detail Oriented, Energetic, Problem Solver, Driven, and Passionate about events
Favorite event moment – Seeing the love shared between a wedding couple on their special day
Party pet peeve – When guests don’t enjoy all there is to offer – Photo booth, DJ, Dessert Station – come on and participate!
Dream party guest – Neil Patrick Harris
Random fact about you – My favorite hobby is going to music festivals and seeing concerts
Beverage of choice – A glass of Malbec wine
Favorite quote“Work Hard, Play Hard”

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Duane Davidson
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Banquet Manager

As a special event manager / banquet manager, I’m guided by these three quotes / life philosophy by Dr. Maya Angelou:

 

1 – “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 

2 – “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.”

 

3 – “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.”

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