Last week we had the honor of welcoming the newest venue to the 24 Carrots family, the Huntington Bay Club. Anchored along a private cove in a picture-perfect seaside marina, we officially opened our doors to the newly renovated waterfront oasis.
With an expansive space and endless possibilities, we approached this grand opening embracing the California chic elements, showcasing our favorite parts of the venue. Playful details like song lyrics and pop culture references were nods to the lively tone of the venue, while elegant displays of impressive floral and design showcased the grandeur of the grounds.
Guests were welcomed to the venue with a beach bike entrance, already setting the tone of a waterfront destination. Upon entering, the Davenport ballroom’s sliding glass doors were wide open, as a seamless extension of the Terrace, the largest space on property. The Davenport welcomed guests with a “You Can Sit With Us” photo environment, and a bar stocked with our favorite lyric-inspired cocktails.
Carefully curated moments on the Terrace included a 20 foot long styled bar table, with immaculately designed florals by Lavenders Flowers and tabletop by The Ark and Tono + Co, a classic ceremony set up with the venue’s in-house chairs, and inviting lounge set-ups by Found Vintage Rentals.
Interactive elements on the Terrace for guests to enjoy were a photo/GIF halo booth by NEffect Productions and a taco carving station, complete with a custom created swing to hang Leg of Lamb, House-Made Beef Chorizo, and Crispy Pork Shank over a wood-fired grill.
Nautical lanterns lit the path, inviting guests to explore the rest of the outdoor property, starting with the Bayfront Beach. Adorned with festive cabanas and daybeds, the white sand beach makes for the perfect backdrop for a playful cocktail hour or sweet ceremony.
The fan-favorite Barefoot Bar was styled for this event as a masculine groom’s lounge, paired with a “Mussels on the Beach” food station. Steamed Mussels in Rose Wine were served in custom tin cans, a nod to Chef Nick’s time at The Cannery. The Barefoot Bar was adorned with a textured lounge, trophies, and leather-bound books, to complement the gorgeous view of the bay and the amazing sunset we had that evening.
Back inside the venue, the Humbolt Room boasted colorful lounge vignettes with beautiful poufs of flowers adorning each architectural column. The room was also host to a Corn Station, styled festively:
Upstairs in the Trinidad Ballroom, the wrap-around windows with sweeping harbor views were no match for the incredible beauty that Lavenders Flowers presented. A suspended installation of a floral ceiling complemented the high ceilings of the space but beyond anything, was truly eye catching and breath taking. Epic tunes by DJ Steve of Elevated Pulse and a Cereal + Milk dessert bar with coffee station completed the experience that had us dancing well into the night!
Special details that truly made the experience complete were sea salt favors for guests to remember us by, star-inspired stir sticks to channel your inner Beyonce, Kanye, or Drake (by the amazing Delovely Details), and custom over-sized menu boards, with calligraphy by A Fabulous Fete (fabrication and painting done in-house at 24C). All of the above was showcased stunningly with gorgeous lighting by Premier Lighting and Event Production, with purposeful care and thoughtful design.
Our vendor team delivered nothing short of perfection, and we are forever thankful to them for showing up in an incredible way. We are honored to share this adventure with so many amazing people, and will cheers to many more to come. Huntington Bay Club, welcome to the family.
(For venue questions and calendar availability, please visit http://huntingtonbayclub.com/contact/)
Catering + Bar: @24carrotscatering
Floral Design: @lavendersflowers
Furniture + Lounge: @foundrentals
Tabletop: @theark_, @tonoandco
Supporting Rentals: @classicparty, @bakerparty
Menu Design + Calligraphy: @afabulousfete
Laser Cut Details: @delovelydetails
Halo Booth: @neffectdjs