March 19th, 2012 - By Jamie Ehrsam Comments Off
Luxurious Manhattan Penthouse for your next Event
Just walking into the Reception Room at Manhattan Penthouse is a surprise for guests who are struck by the immediacy of dramatic views.
Manhattan Penthouse stands tall in the center of Manhattan on Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, boasting perhaps the best 360 degree views of any banquet facility anywhere. Its 8000 sq. ft. provide ample room for dining and dancing for 50 to 225 guests, while huge arched windows frame vast panoramas from Wall Street to Times Square and Brooklyn to Jersey City of skyscrapers, towers, and roof terraces. At night, the Empire StateBuilding and many other dramatic skyscrapers light up all around.
Inside lies an amazing penthouse aerie, elegantly tailored and adorned with rich details, a model for trendy loft spaces, causing entering guests to exclaim, “I’d like to live here!” and Avenue Magazine to declare Manhattan Penthouse “the latest ’in’ space” at its grand opening.
Outstanding features in the Reception Room, Ballroom, and Executive Lounge include a magnificent oak and stained glass bar, paneled window seats, tall ficus trees, mirrored band area, special lighting, Baldwin grand piano, custom stereo, the finest catering equipment, beautiful oak floors, and those giant windows framing panoramic Manhattan views.
The beginning of a celebration has a special feeling as guests are treated to extraordinary cuisine and services in a magical, non-commercial setting. We look forward to helping you plan your magnificent event!
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Schwartz House
The 4 bedroom 2 1/2 bath Schwartz House is yours to live in as if it were your own. Whether it’s two days or two weeks, you will experience the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright in a way that a typical tour cannot provide. Imagine watching the sun rising over the marsh ushering in the morning light show as the clerestory patterns are projected onto the interior brick and cypress walls.
Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision for how the average american family could live. Relax, slow down and let Wright’s genius unfold before you in a manner that is not possible on a typical house tour. The brilliance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s vision can only be experienced fully by living in one of his creations. There is something magical, almost spiritual. about being in a Wright space that leaves one transformed.
Breathtaking Oceanfront Estate In Big Sur
A beautiful modern 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 3000 square foot custom home sits on six acres of Big Sur’s premium coastline. This Modern Oceanfront estate is the perfect location for a corporate retreat, family reunion or intimate wedding reception.
The Wind and Sea Big Sur offers amazingly scenic views of the ocean and of California’s famously beautiful Central Coast. This intimate and private six acre property has a 3,000 square foot house, decks overlooking the sea, and an outdoor yoga studio and fireplace. The Wind and Sea provides an ideal setting for an intimate wedding celebration, a corporate retreat, or a simple family vacation.
The Wind and Sea Big Sur estate offers some of the best views of all the properties on California’s famously scenic Central Coast. The 3,000 square foot house and surrounding six acre grounds are ideal for hosting small wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, corporate retreats, or other special events. The reasonable daily rates also make the Wind and Sea a good choice for a family vacation.
As with most oceanfront estates, the first thing guests will notice at the Wind and Sea is the stunning view of the sea and of the scenically rugged coastline that the Central Coast is famous for. With six acres of water-side property, the estate boasts more than one scenic overlook spot. However, this fully equipped wedding and event venue is more than a place to see pretty panoramas. The house itself has three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a kitchen and living area. These features mean that besides being an obvious place to host an intimate wedding, the Wind and Sea is a great place for an oceanfront retreat for business or pleasure.
The Wind and Sea’s outdoor features are as attractive as its indoor amenities. An outdoor exercise area is located on the water-front side of the property. Though it is called a “yoga studio,” it is actually more of an onsite spa, with a dry sauna, copper tubs, and a full shower. All of these special amenities overlook the water. Beyond the house, the well-manicured gardens and lawns, designed with subtle Eastern influences in mind, bring an extra feel of luxury and tranquility to this property.
The best views on the entire property are found in an amphitheater-like area that sits on a rocky outcropping above the sea. A fireplace sits at the center of the seating area. This particular feature personifies the attractiveness of Wind and Sea: an intimate estate with stunning views and romantic settings.
The Wind and Sea Big Sur estate provides an atmosphere of privacy and remoteness. The remoteness is real, but the estate can actually be reached quite easily. It sits less than a hour from Monterrey and Carmel, and two hours from San Luis Obispo.
-Location: Big Sur, California
-Indoor area: 3,000 square feet
-Property area: 6 acres
-Outdoor yoga studio with shower and dry sauna
-Outdoor amphitheater with fireplace
-Maximum event capacity: 50 people
-50 minutes from Monterey, California
-Standard rate: from $1,750 per day
-Wedding fee: add $1,500
-$400 cleaning fee
March 16th, 2012 - By Jamie Ehrsam Comments Off
Virginia Estate Wedding Venues
Ash Lawn Highland is an important historic site in Charlottesville, Virginia. It finds its way onto many tourists’ itineraries because it has a museum that is dedicated to James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States. Monroe actually lived at Ash Lawn for nearly 30 years before his time in the White House.
Though it features onsite exhibit halls and occasional visits from living history actors, Ash Lawn is certainly not the typical stuffy, dated museum. The well-preserved centuries-old buildings, 55 acres of farmland, well manicured lawns, and pristine gardens give the property a romantic feel and a classic atmosphere that is seldom found in more-modern estates.
Because of these qualities, the estate is a perfect place to host a wedding. Ash Lawn has been hosting ceremonies and receptions for the past twenty five years. The estate is ideal for people who want to either enjoy a spread-out wedding reception that takes full advantage of the spacious property or who want a smaller reception that takes place in the perfect setting.
Like most early politicians, Monroe was a wealthy man, and his estate is anything but small and cramped. It features multiple lawns and gardens, each with a very distinct flavor. Yards and gardens are covered with colorful flowers, impeccably groomed hedges, and towering trees. Roses, a welcome decoration at any wedding, abound in a green-space known as John’s Garden. This spot is a favorite for many brides and grooms because of its attractive flora and because it is located near the outdoor event facilities that many couples choose as the main venue for their wedding ceremony and celebration.
The Hilltop Pavilion, built next to the garden mentioned above, overlooks the rolling terrain that characterizes the property. The Pavilion is a permanent structure that is perfect for seating during a ceremony or as a covered reception area. It can hold up to 400 people and is a welcome change from the standard temporary tents that many outdoor weddings have to rely on. A large barn site is also an option for people who want an indoor/outdoor party and are looking for a slightly more casual ambiance.
Ash Lawn Highland works with local caterers and suppliers to provide hassle-free food service and bar service to wedding parties. Ash Lawn’s event coordinators are especially adept at bringing alive Monroe’s era by providing period food, tours of the estates grounds and buildings, and even classical music performances. It is even possible to add even more historic flavor to a wedding at the estate. A troupe of living history actors, dressed in period costumes, are available to perform at receptions. Ash Lawn’s carriage rides, an option for all wedding celebrations, are a nice touch not only for people who want to maintain a classic ambiance but anyone who has the desire to increase the level of romance for all the guests who attend the wedding.
The estate can also accommodate other events such as family reunions, meetings, or luncheons. These parties can take place in one of the outdoor or open air settings mentioned above or in a smaller indoor conference center located on the premises. The center can hold up to sixty guests and features a separate kitchen and fireplace. This is the best option for hosting celebrations or meetings during the cooler months of the year. Despite its label, the “conference center” is located in one of the original buildings and carries the same historic feel as the other areas of the estate.
James Monroe’s Ash Lawn Highland estate is a great venue for an East Coast wedding or for a destination wedding for a bride and groom who want the historic ambiance and timeless class of this estate to be the backdrop for their most special day.
March 14th, 2012 - By Jamie Ehrsam Comments Off
Scottsdale Luxury Vacation Home and Corporate Event Venue
The Camelback House is located in a stunning setting among the red cliffs of the famous Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona. Celebrities, VIPs, and glamor-seekers have been flocking to the luxury hotels and world-class restaurants, bars, and golf courses of the Camelback District since the 1930s. The Camelback House is an estate that carries on this age-old tradition of luxury and style. Its unmistakably modern design and amenity-filled rooms mean that guests are treated to nothing but the finest. The amazing views of the rugged mountain terrain and the urban setting in the valley below make Camelback House guests feel certain that they are in one of the most exclusive properties in the entire Phoenix area.
The Camelback House does not host weddings, but it is ideal for a Luxury Vacation Rentals, honeymoon or a post or pre-wedding getaway with close friends or relatives. The estate sits high above Phoenix, close enough to reach the city’s cosmopolitan attractions with ease but far enough away that guests can appreciate an unmistakable atmosphere of serenity. Natural landscapes sit right outside the gates of Camelback House, making it possible to experience the rugged beauty of the area without having to sacrifice any comforts. Guests can take in the fresh, cool mountain air and panoramic views from a number of patios that are located on the property.
The Camelback House has seven bedrooms, including two master suites, and a total of eight bathrooms. The estate is equipped to host up to 14 people per night. A pool and spa are also located inside the spacious 12,000 square foot property. A fully-equipped kitchen and formal dining area make it possible to entertain at the Camelback House. Though weddings are not allowed, people hosting small events and dinner parties are welcome at the estate. A special pricing plan exists for people interested in hosting their event at the luxury estate .
The Camelback House is not all opulent amenities and grand views. It has a cozy, welcoming side as well. Multiple fireplaces are found throughout the estate, including inside the master suites. A game room also gives the property a “comforts of home” quality. The estate is not quite as remote as it feels. The famous shopping area of the Camelback District is only a short distance away, as are some of the Phoenix area’s finest eateries, nightlife attractions and golf courses.
- Location: Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Total area of property: 12,000 square feet
- 7 bedrooms (including 2 master suites)
- 8 bathrooms
- Pool and spa
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Formal dining area
- 14-seat theater
- Maximum capacity: sleeps up to 14
- Standard rate: from $3,500 per day
- Special events and parties (no weddings allowed): from $8,000
- Photo-shoots: from $2,000
February 13th, 2012 - By Jamie Ehrsam Comments Off
EXCLUSIVE ESTATE DESCRIPTION What is an exclusive estate?
Downtown San Diego Penthouse
Marina 5 is a luxury penthouse located in Little Italy area of San Diego. Floor to ceiling windows surrounding the penthouse provide breathtaking views of downtown San Diego, The Marina and downtown little Italy. The contemporary design provides a unique setting for any type of event. The penthouse is equipped with a private elevator, grand piano, private indoor courtyard, custom furnishings,and much more. Marina 5 is available for filming, photo shoots and special events. Modern, luxurious, open floor plan makes this penthouse venue the perfect backdrop for a film, photo shoot or spacial event.
If you are planning a special event for Comic Con, this penthouse is less than 2 miles away from the San Diego Convention Center.