Catering Planner

The success of your wedding will depend largely on the skill of your caterer. A full-service caterer will provide the food, experienced servers, linens, chair covers, china, glassware, silverware and serving dishes. Find a caterer who will guide you in your menu planning, listen to your ideas, and make innovative suggestions. Aided by your caterer’s creativity and professionalism, you can host a truly delightful and memorable affair.
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Featured Vendor – The Fresno Ballroom

The Fresno Ballroom

As a one of a kind location, The Fresno Ballroom gives you 9,720 square feet of historic elegance to accommodate all your guests and still give you plenty of room for head tables, musicians, and dancing on the marble floor. You’ll have the flexibility you need to make your special event everything you wish. The architectural design of the Fresno Ballroom is elegant, decorated or not. The beautiful, one-of-a kind gold-gilded ceiling and the mezzanine floor overlooking the ballroom make an impressive backdrop for your keepsake photographs. The Security Bank Building, built in the 1920’s, will bring back memories for your older guests and help create new memories for you, your friends, associates, and family. At the appointed hour, our staff members are on hand to help ensure the success of your event. Parking is convenient, affordable and just steps away from the building.

Banker-Ballroom-Fresno-CaBallroom Specifics

  • Capacity: 497
  • Location: 1058 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721 (Map)
  • Pricing :
    • Friday: $3.000.00
    • Saturday: $3,500.00
    • Sun – Thurs: $2,500.00
    • Middle of the week: by arrangement

Prices of our formal Ballroom include use of the Garden Room (between Kitchen and Ballroom), set-up of tables, and chairs for 497 people, stage, and set ups for bar areas for a six hour event. The caterer of your choice may use our Prep Kitchen. If you desire, we can arrange the catering for you with one of our preferred caterers. Also, you can rent chocolate fountains, center pieces, chair covers, chargers, props, and additional tables and chairs from us. Clean-up of the ballroom is included in the price. If you wish to have a wedding ceremony on site, there is an additional $500.00 charge, which includes an another hour of Ballroom use.

A $500.00 deposit is required to reserve your desired date. Please call us to arrange a tour of our facilities as soon as possible as the available dates are disappearing rapidly. We look forward to making your event memorable!

If you have any further questions, please contact:
Banquet Manager
(559) 441-7777

 

Featured Vendor: Lemmon Made

About

Lemmon Made Weddings, Events, and Custom Invitations to bring your dreams of a beautiful, stress-free wedding to life. Lemmon Made Weddings, Events, and Custom Invitations supply creative solutions to your wedding and event needs.
Services include:

Custom Invitations

We design each invitation order not only around the bride but also the event, so you get a one of a kind product.
Have no idea what you want for your invitations? We have samples and ideas to help with the design process.
We can take care of all your stationary need from the invitations and response cards to map cards, programs and table numbers. We can also help with wedding etiquette guidance.

Wedding and Event Decorating
If you are looking for someone to make your wedding or event beautiful but have taken care of the planning your self, Lemmon Made offers decorating services.

These services include but are not limited to:

Cake table
Head table
Back Drops
Draping
Artistic Display
Birthday parties, Baby showers, and special events
Holiday, Home and Business Decorating

Lemmon Made also offers decorating services for the home and business. We can do entire rooms or just the windows, Lemmon Made will provide a beautiful product. For the business, we can dress your window to give it that big city feel. And coming soon Holiday Decorating, both inside and out.Wedding and Event Planning

Lemmon Made offers many wedding and event planning packages including full service coordination, day of coordination, consultation and budgeting services.

Day of Event coordination packages include:

Attend/conduct rehearsal
Supply vendors and wedding party with an outline of event
Instruct and oversee all duties of participants
Oversee set-up and decorating
Assist bride & maids with dressing
Supervise all vendors and professionals (Including photographers, florist, and caterers)
Ensure everything runs as planned
Handle necessary payments
Supervise entire ceremony and reception
Attend to guests’ special needs
Oversee the tear down of event

Full service coordination packages include all services included in the Day of Event Package plus:

Location search and availability
Styling and designing of event
Vendor search and availability
Retail search and retainment
Budget management
Wedding etiquette guidance
Overview and education
Assistance with all details of the event planning process
Full management on event day including setup and tear down of the event

Budgeting and Consulting services include:

Overview and education
Wedding etiquette guidance
Budget guidance
Vendor and Location referrals

For more information about wedding planning, wedding vendors & bridal shows, please visit www.pbcv.com.

Dazzling Productions Inc.

Dazzling Productions Incorporated is family owned & operated, providing our services all over the Central Valley. with over 35 years of sales, management & event coordination experience, they offer a unique approach to designing & executing events. Established in 2010, with the mission of being the Central Valleys Premier Event Production Company. DPI specializes in event planning, audio/video production and music entertainment, taking on a large portion of all event types.

Dazzling Productions, The Central Valley’s Premier Event Planning & Production Solution For Any Of Your Event Needs. Their Team Of Creative And Organized Individuals Can Produce Any Size Or Type Of Event You Have Planned.  From Weddings, Res, Corporate Retreats, Birthdays, Anniversaries, To Fundraisers, Holiday Parties, Fashion Shows Or Conventions, Their Team Will Plan And Execute All Aspects Of Your Event From Start To Finish.

Dazzling Productions Also Focuses On The Big And Little Moments In Life We Love To Remember, Providing Video, Audio Transfer, And Special Montages For All Occasions. They Strive To Make Those Special Memories Last A Lifetime.

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Mancini Emcee & Sound

“MANCINI” Emcee and Sound Production Inc. is the leading entertainment company in Central California.  They have provided service for over 2000 wedding receptions, company functions, community events, birthdays,  anniversaries, and other events.  “MANCINI” has the knowledge and experience to create an event that is personalized to each client.

Special Event Entertainer, Disc Jockey, Emcee, Game Show Host

Debbie Mancini is the ‘heart and soul’ of the company; promoting the business and scheduling all functions. She conducts the consultations, coordinates the events, and is experienced as a sound engineer as well as being comfortable as an emcee. She instructs the inter-activities and teaches the new dance routines.

Greg Mancini is the ‘seasoned veteran’, who has been in and around the music and entertainment all his life. His voice-overs have included Television and radio commercials, corporate documentaries and promotional videos. His experience has gained him confidence with every facet of the business; from consultations, coordinating events to emceeing and sound producing.

“Professional style and grace…” A professional emcee keeps your guests informed, announcing all events with professional style and grace, insuring the events you have selected will be properly presented.

An experienced sound engineer presents the music selected throughout the celebration and maintains a comfortable volume. He is trained to inspire guests with music to dance and enjoy the festivities late into the event.

Your emcee and sound engineer will assure a memorable event.

Choosing the right entertainment for your function is one of the most important decisions you have to make to ensure the success of your event. By hiring “MANCINI”, you can relax and know that your special event will be one to remember.

About Our Bridal Shows – Next Show, Sunday, January 20th 2013

A Bridal Odyssey

All in one place… All in one day.

  • Over 80 wedding professionals
  • Multi-Media Fashion Show
  • ‘Sweet Treasures’ wedding cake dive
  • Wedding Gown giveaway by Elegant Bride of Fresno
  • Cruises and more…

A Bridal Odyssey is the longest running Bridal Show in Central CA.  Over 80 wedding professional to give expert advice and answer your questions.  See displays on what they have to offer to make your day special. Sample catering food and wedding cakes. At 2:30 PM see our exciting Multi media, high energy fashion show showing all the latest new gowns and tuxes for the guys. All registered brides have a chance to win prizes in our national acclaimed “Sweet Treasures” wedding cake dive. A lucky bride will find a cruise hidden in the cake. Lots of gifts and prizes for the brides and grooms given away all day. One lucky bride will win a beautiful wedding gown by Elegant Bride. Grand prize honeymoon cruise of your choice.

Tickets are $10.00 at the door. Buy tickets online at www.abridalodyssey.com and save $2.00 or complete the form for a $2.00 discount to present at the door.

Modern Bride Magazine is giving every registered bride a one year subscription with paid admission to the show.

Don’t want to miss this spectacular Bridal Event!

Produced and Directed by: ‘MANCINI” Emcee & Sound Production, Inc.

Mancini services are extensive and include:

  • Wedding and Reception Coordination
  • Celebration and Event Planning
  • Professional Master of Ceremonies
  • Corporate Challenge-Team Building
  • Producers of ‘A BRIDAL ODYSSEY” bridal shows -January and July

 

  • TV-Style gameshow “MANCINI Mania”
  • Wedding and Celebration Invitations
  • Dances of all venues and music styles
  • Interactive Entertainment Games
  • Custom and personal ‘voice over’ music edits
  • Professional television and radio voiced commercials
  • Professional corporate video voiced promotional tools

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Premier Bride Featured Vendor – Fresno Event Group

Fresno Event group is a full service event and design group that will take you from conception to presentation. They specialize in highly personalized event management, superb attention to detail and creativity. Their team knows how to throw the kind of event that will have people raving.

Simple or elaborate, Fresno Event Group can help you stay within your budget. They pull out all the stops to take your event from ordinary to extraordinary.

  • Weddings
  • Corporate Events
  • Golf Tournamnets
  • Motorcycle Rallies
  • Social Events
  • Fundraisers
  • and much more!

Whether you are wanting help from start to finish or something in between, they are ready to take the weight of planning off your shoulders.

Pricing

Because each event is unique and special, pricing is based individually. Call Fresno Event Group for a one-hour consultation free of charge. They can then help design your vision within your budget.

The most important element in determining the quality of your event is EXPERIENCE!

Barbara Tanimoto – barb@fresnoeventgroup.com

Barbara is the hub of Fresno Event Group and the “go to girl” to make it happen. Prior to launching Fresno Event Group, Barbara was involved with many charitable organizations. With over 15 years of non-profit fundraising she directed and managed numerous corporate events, fundraising luncheons, black tie galas, golf tournaments, charity walks, motorcycle rallies, small intimate parties and grand soirees.

Her passion is to create the most gorgeous event and make it a reality that is enjoyable, exciting and stress-free for her clients. She has built a team of highly respected individuals to be a part of Fresno Event Group. Exceptional management experience, multi-tasking several demanding projects at once and getting it done on time and on budget is what she does best. If you think it, she will create it.

  • Annual Bob Powers Invitational Golf Classic – Central Coast
  • Annual Anlin Windows Charity Golf Tournament – Fresno
  • Annual Realtors Golf Tournament – Central Coast
  • Annual Black Tie Gala for National Charity
  • Coordinator for National Charity involvement in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
  • Creator of Motorcycle Rally for National Charity
  • Director of National Charity Walks for multiple non-profit organizations
  • Gala event planner for local Art Museum
  • Organized Tournament of Dreams for National Charity
  • Produced numerous corporate luncheons and donor recognition dinners

Cindy Bergthold – cindy@fresnoeventgroup.com

Cindy was born and raised right here in Fresno. She is in charge of materials, supplies, and anything else it takes to keep the job running smooth and, of course, whatever Barb tells her to do! Her love of design and color is a passion that she has kept for family and friends, until now.

Ed Bergthold – ed@fresnoeventgroup.com

Local boy done good! Ed was born in Reedley, CA and has lived in the valley his entire life. He served in our armed forces and is retired from the military. Ed is a licensed contractor and builds our sets or special pieces as needed. He also specializes in photography, graphic arts, layout and printing. He does invitations, menus, flyers or whatever you can dream up. Thanks Ed!

Ronnie

Designer Extraordinaire! Need we say more? Ronnie has 23 years of experience in the design world & we are excited to have his talent on board.

The Premier Bride “Top Ten”

What’s your wedding style? After you’re engaged and before you’re knee-deep in wedding planning, take some time with your sweetie and discuss your unique wedding vision. Maybe it isn’t the large, formal, Saturday evening affair. Or, maybe it is. Either way, it should ultimately reflect the two of you.

Marriage license acquired!

Getting the licence!

  • The most critical part of the wedding: the marriage license. Without it, you can’t get married. Call the office in your county that handles marriage licenses, and get all of the important details, such as when you need to apply, how much it costs, and what types of payment are accepted. Do this far in advance of the wedding!
  • Track those gifts and thank you notes. It’s so important to have a fool-proof system to record gifts received and thank you notes sent. With a flood of gifts coming in, and so many notes to write, if you rely solely on memory you’ll become quickly overwhelmed. Thoughts of “did we send Aunt Velma a thank you note yet?” can haunt you.
  • Use the buddy system for out-of-town guests. Try to assign a friendly, outgoing family member or close friend to any out-of-town guests, to act as their ‘ambassador’ for the wedding weekend. The ambassadors can greet guests at the airport, take them to the hotel, and suggest things to do. This makes out-of-towners feel welcome.
  • Know your postage. Once you have a completed invitation available, take it to the post office and get it weighed, so that you’re absolutely positive of the postage required on your invites. And don’t forget that square invites require more postage because the automated machines can’t read them – they don’t know which way is ‘up.’
  • Is your ring insured? As soon as bring your engagement ring home, make sure that you your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy is updated to offer adequate protection in the event of a loss or theft. Take the time needed to learn the details of the coverage – what is and is not covered, etc.
  • Capture your day on video. If your budget is tight, consider hiring a good videographer to get quality ‘raw footage’ of your day. You can always go back later to create an edited summary set to music, but you can’t ever go back to your wedding day!
  • Be a happy bachelorette. Be clear and articulate with your bridesmaids about the type of bachelorette party you would like to have. You don’t have to dictate the details, but if you want an ‘intimate gathering of friends to talk’ and they’re planning a ‘wild night at strip clubs’ you may feel a wee bit disappointed, not to mention uncomfortable.
  • No facials the week before the wedding! Unless you’re a facial-getting regular, don’t get one just before the wedding. It can bring impurities to the surface and you don’t want to break out on your Big Day. Don’t make any major changes to your skin care routine the weeks before, for the same reason.
  • Need a limo? Know the busy seasons! If your wedding is around the holidays or prom time, be sure to book your transportation well in advance, five to six months before the Big Day.