What better way to unveil our new venue, The Richland, than by sharing it with those who patiently awaited our transformation? Our neighbors in Orange have tracked our progress in their regular walks and daily commute, cheering us on from the sidelines as we added every final detail, and it was our honor to welcome that very community in for an exclusive sneak peek of the finished project!
Complete with a ribbon cutting ceremony and photo booth, our Community Open House at The Richland was full of friends, families, and fun bites of food.
Bright and merry balloons could be seen in every direction, complementing The Richland’s front steps in a grand display and being handed out to children and adults alike from the balloon cart stationed inside the ballroom. Live music set the mood as The Moody Crooners filled the space with their sweet and soothing covers of many a familiar song. As guests bustled around, miniature versions of some of The Richland’s menu items – now featured full-size in The Richland Living Room Bar and Lounge – acted as tray-passed hors d’ouevres.
Little hands were kept busy at the adorable kids’ tables where stickers, crayons, and coloring sheets of The Richland were the main attraction. Outside in the porte cochère, guests of all ages were entertained by The Richland-branded cornhole and jumbo Jenga and Connect-4 games.
There were house-made cookies and fresh-squeezed lemonade for all and a specialty cocktail and Chapman Crafted beers for some in this showing of local love. Lemonade was poured and passed by our “baby carrots”, the children of our employees here at 24 Carrots, and all donations from the stand were paid forward to support Orange Home Grown. Guests could also step outside to grab a cup of locally brewed Chapman Crafted Coffee from the coffee counter propped in the courtyard. We are so lucky to have the support and partnership of local businesses as we welcome guests to The Richland.
We are incredibly grateful to be received so warmly by our neighbors in the City of Orange and look forward to greeting many more guests through our (now open) doors!
Creative Partner Credits
Production & Catering: 24 Carrots Catering & Events
Venue: The Richland
Beer & Coffee: Chapman Crafted
Florals: The Bloom of Time
Balloons: Balloon Babes OC
Entertainment: The Moody Crooners
Photography: Lovisa Photo
Photobooth: Pixster Photo Booth