With its architectural beauty, exceptional cuisine and warm, personable service, The Ebell of Los Angeles is an ideal location for both the traditional and unconventional wedding celebration.

Special Events Team

Anessa Birkemeier
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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Jenny Young
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
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
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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