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Preferred Vendor List

Information regarding the following local businesses are presented as a courtesy only. CSULB assumes no responsibility for the quality of these services nor liability for any services provided.

Our current Wedding Event Vendor List (PDF)

Catering and Cake Services

Beach Catering

Beach Catering's website

Becky Drouin

(562) 985-4039

becky.drouin@csulb.edu

Wedding Menu (PDF) | Catering Menu (PDF)

The 49ers Shops Beach Catering welcomes the opportunity to assist you plan and host your special day on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The following catering guide offers you a variety of menu options. We can also customize your event to meet your unique needs and tastes. To schedule an appointment or make inquiries please contact us at (562) 985-4039 or becky.drouin@csulb.edu. We appreciate the opportunity of becoming your Caterer of Choice. We are a division of the 49er Shops Inc., a not-for-profit organization and your business directly supports the University.

Grand Food & Beverage

Grand Food & Beverage's website

Devin Wright

(562) 426-0555

devin@grandfandb.com

Wedding Menu (PDF)

Based in Long Beach, California, Grand Food & Beverage is a family owned and operated catering company which serves corporate, wedding, and social events throughout Southern California. Whether you're planning a continental breakfast for ten or a 5-star sit-down dinner for 1,500, we bring over 40 years of passionate experience to exceeding your expectations at every level.

Jay's Catering

Jay's Catering website

Brandon Harris

(714) 636-6045

richelle@jayscatering.com

Social Menu (PDF)

When hiring a caterer, you're not just buying food, you're hiring a team to create an experience. Jay's has a boutique style approach and an unwavering commitment to individuality and excellence. From your very first phone call to the last guest walking out the door, you'll see the difference it makes to work with a team that really cares.

Naples Rib Company

Naples / Newport Rib Company's website

Dave Ursini

(562) 439-7427

Catering Menu (PDF)

The Newport/Naples Rib Company caters over 1,000 events a year, from intimate gatherings of 25 to huge groups of 5,000. NRC has mastered the art of providing delicious food delivered to your location of choice. Many of our catering events include bringing mobile grills with our fleet of vans. Once on site, our professional and friendly staff cook food on site and provide exceptional service to your guests. Our catering clients include recognizable organizations such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, UCI, Long Beach State, UCLA and USC athletic teams, Boeing and Bank of America. We would love to make your event a delicious success.

TGIS: Thank Goodness It's Sofia

TGIS: Thank Goodness It's Sofia website

Adrienne Newell

(562) 492-9555

Catering Menu (PDF)

THANK GOODNESS IT’S SOFIA CATERING was founded in 1989. Since then, the brother/sister team of Sofia Riley and George Marinos have taken TGIS Catering from a 1,000 square foot kitchen in Long Beach to the forefront of event planning and catering in Southern California. Every event is an opportunity to savor outstanding cuisine, experience innovative designs and leave your guests anticipating.

Experiment and excite your senses as our culinary team fuses, invents and architects fine cuisine using only the freshest of ingredients. Our design team can style your space with unique lighting and chic furnishings. From culinary treats to full service event planning and design TGIS is the one element you should not miss on the way to a fabulous event.

Officiant Services

Great Officiants

Great Officiants line upGreat Officiants' website

Alan Katz

(562) 435-4000

We provide Non-Denominational Ministers, Non Religious Officiants, Christian Pastors, Priests, Rabbis Bilingual (Spanish), Themed Wedding and of course Elvis.

Florists

Lei of Love

Beth Gates

(562) 594-6199

We are a family owned florist specializing in Weddings and Events, Fresh Floral Leis and Tropical Floral Designs.
The Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden is such a lovely venue that often less is more and our clients rely on our experience to create exactly what they are looking for! We design all types of flowers from leis, Japanese Garden Bridge designs, bouquets, boutonnières, corsages, centerpieces and more. Bridge flower designs can always be taken down after your ceremony at your request and placed on your sweetheart table or on a buffet table at your reception, they make great sweetheart table designs or buffet centerpieces. We truly believe in reuse so that you never pay for more than you really need. Please visit our website leioflove.com and know that we custom design leis and flowers for every style, color palate and budget. Please do not hesitate to call our toll free number 1-877-500-5347(leis) or our local number 1-562-594-6199 at your convenience with any inquiries. We can set a meeting to discuss floral designs in person, via phone or via Skype.

Romance Etc.

Romance Etc's website

5407 E Village Rd, Long Beach, CA 90808

(562) 439-5372

We'd love to be your wedding consultant and help you make sure your wedding day is perfect. Using our experience of many years and happy brides, we work within your budget to provide the best advice possible so your event goes smoothly! Let us take the stress out of planning your special event!

Photographs / Photo booth

Ambrosia Event Services

Ambrosia Event Services' website

Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 200, Long Beach, CA 90806

(562) 256-7093

We provide all your event services in ONE convenient location as America's Number One Award Winning Premiere Event Concierge Services Company

Ambrosia Event Services has a reputation for excellence and reliability. Serving the Long Beach and surrounding community for more than 30 years. Our photography and video services is unsurpassed in creativity providing memorable and lasting imagery that will tell your love story. We offer also offer these services: hair and makeup, transportation, entertainment, and more. Visit us we are conveniently located 2 miles north from the Japanese Garden in the Target Shopping Center. We do not take walk ins, an appointment is a must.

Caught in the Moment

Caught in the Moment's website

Salvador Farfa'n

(562) 397-5674

Caught in the Moment lives up to its name by delivering beautiful and sincere wedding day images. We create personal relationships, enabling us to capture your true love and affection in our work. As preferred photographers of the finest venues in Long Beach and beyond, Caught in the Moment captures the images you treasure most.

Greycard Photography

Greycard Photography's website

595 Tamarack Ave, Suite C, Brea, CA 92821

(714) 928-9071

info@greycardphotography.com

21 years ago, Harvard Photography began and we became one of the most prominent wedding photographers in the area. Recently however, my sister announced her retirement, so a few of us Harvard photographers took the opportunity to combine what we've learned over the years to take wedding photography to the next level and created Greycard Photography.

That's why we at Greycard are all about being hip and photojournalistic with an artsy flair, all while keeping our pricing surprisingly reasonable. We love being creative, embracing technology like HDR, getting to know our couples, and having a blast! We truly believe that a picture is worth a thousand words and that's why we are so thrilled every time a couple chooses us to narrate the story of their wedding.

Joey Ikemoto Photography

Joey Ikemoto's website

1267 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA, 90501

(310) 212-7366

joey@joeyikemoto.com

Joey Ikemoto is a Master/Craftsman from The Professional Photographers of America. He has been in business for 39 years and owns his beautiful six thousand sq foot retail photographic studio gallery located in the Historical Downtown district of Torrance, CA.

The studio photographs an average of 80-100 weddings as well as 600-800 portraits a year. Joey Ikemoto and his very talented Associate photographers have won several awards including The Knot Hall of Fame and have won The Knot Best of Weddings in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The City of Torrance recognized Joey's achievements by awarding him with the Torrance Performing Arts Consortium Presidents award in 2015 “Living life through the Arts”

We invite you to experience the difference and to understand why we continually win The Knot Best of weddings year after year.

Strike a Pose Fotobooths

Sean & Meg Pennington

(424) 234-6677

Our Foto Booth is about bringing fun to any and every event. It’s not only exciting for the guest to participate, the pictures that the guest receive are also a token for the guest to take home and remember how much fun they had! No matter what the event is, “Strike a Pose” Foto Booth will surely be the life of the party!

Videographers

Caught in the Moment

Caught in the Moment's website

Salvador Farfa'n

(562) 397-5674

Caught in the Moment lives up to its name by delivering beautiful and sincere wedding day images. We create personal relationships, enabling us to capture your true love and affection in our work. As preferred photographers of the finest venues in Long Beach and beyond, Caught in the Moment captures the images you treasure most.

Musicians and DJs

Yoko Awaya

Yoko Awaya's website

(310) 329-5965

Koto Player (Japanese Harp)

American Mobile Music

American Mobile Music's website

(949) 249-8586

American Mobile Music DJ & Entertainment Service. For All Occasions. We'll provide a customized service that fits your sense of style.

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel CURRENT

Hotel CURRENT's website

Nia Eng

(562) 597-8741

nia@hotelcurrent.com

Formerly known as the GuestHouse Hotel Long Beach, Hotel CURRENT is transforming from the top down. Designed to uplift the spirit, Hotel CURRENT features a celebration of the arts found in the talented city of Long Beach. Talents from painters to musicians, writers to performers who share the passion and love of the arts, create the colorful environment of Hotel CURRENT. As our guest, you will enjoy the visuals of local artists, the sound of inviting music, the taste of local restaurants, and the pleasure of various theaters and events. Please join us in sharing the exciting experience of change. We look forward to uplifting your spirit in both body and soul through our services and featured talents.

Other Event Services

Caught in the Moment

Caught in the Moment's website

Salvador Farfa'n

(562) 397-5674

Caught in the Moment lives up to its name by delivering beautiful and sincere wedding day makeup. We create personal relationships, enabling us to capture your true love and affection in our work. As preferred makeup artists of the finest venues in Long Beach and beyond, Caught in the Moment captures the images you treasure most.

American Limousine Inc & Valet Service

American Limousine Inc & Valet Service's website

Lonnie Reynolds

(714) 412-3485

Rehearsal Dinner Locations

Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden

Visit our page for more information on Private Events.

(562) 985-8889

The Grand

The Grand's website

(562) 426-0555

The Grand is the premiere catering company for the campus of Cal State Long Beach. We have been servicing our clients since 1969 with thoughtful presentation, creative menu ideas and a passion for bringing your event to life. With offices on campus we hope to make your planning easy and convenient.

*Please mention the Garden to our preferred vendors for a possible discount.