Hosting an Event for Your Sports Teams? We've Got the Perfect Spaces

Are you a coach or an athletic staff member responsible for planning an event for your sports teams? Sports events can be tricky, but Best Catering and Events is perfectly situated to host them. Here are a few reasons why.

The Right Level of Formality

Sports events, like awards programs or team banquets, can be tricky because the level of formality is confusing. Depending on the nature of your organization and the event you’re throwing, a formal dinner at the country club might just be too much. But on the other side of the coin, simply setting up some tables in your gym might be far too casual.

Best Catering and Events has the solution, no matter your desired level of formality. With seven event spaces to choose from and a variety of setup options, we can meet you where you want to be.

Access to Playing Surface

At a gala or banquet, your players are coming all dressed up. But that’s not necessarily the case for all events. If you’re hosting an event where some attendees will be demonstrating their abilities, you need access to a playing surface or green space. You likely also want access to an indoor space for the event itself.

Here, too, we’ve got you covered. Several of our spaces boast an indoor event space with access to an outdoor green space. And because we’re partnered with the SilverLakes complex, we have plenty of athletic field surface to go around.

Spaces that Understand Athletes

Let’s be real: athletes can sometimes be a different breed than the groups that typically rent event spaces. Some space owners don’t really “get” athletes. They may not even like them! But again, because we’re connected to a sports complex, you can be assured we speak the language of sports and athletics. It’s in our DNA!


Winter Wedding in SoCal? Here's What You Need to Know

Here at Best Catering and Events, we love weddings! And winter weddings are something particularly special. Of course, winter weddings can bring some complications, but with proper planning we’re confident you can pull off the winter wedding of your dreams. If you’re planning a winter wedding in Southern California, here’s what you need to know.

Weather: Not Cold, But Colder

One of the great things about Southern California is the weather. It’s pretty nice almost all the time here! You don’t need to worry about your winter wedding getting snowed out.

That said, January and February are two of the coldest months of the year for us. Expect daily highs around 68 degrees, according to the NOAA, with lows around 40.

Also, if you’re not from around here, please understand that the locals find these temperatures quite cold!

One more tip about the weather: on average it rains about 5 days out of the month in January. Not too high, but higher than most of the year. If you’re planning a winter wedding, it’s best to have a rain contingency. (Several of our venues give you access to indoor spaces, by the way!)

Lean into Guest Expectations

It’s important to take care of your guests’ expectations at your winter wedding. In short, they don’t want to be cold. If you’re planning for an outdoor event—especially if your wedding will extend into the evening—provide options for warmth.

One easy option is outdoor warmers, and we provide those for our clients. You could also consider providing blankets or throws that match the theme of your wedding (flannels and tartans are really cool!). A warm beverage bar is another nice touch.

Ready to Book?

If you’re ready to book a winter wedding, contact one of our experts to learn how we can serve you.

Better Than Take-Out: Why You Should Cater Your Next On-Site Business Lunch

At Best Catering and Events, we love hosting events at one of our seven on-site venues. But did you know that we’re not just an events space? We also offer world-class catering thanks to the team at our restaurant, The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar.

In addition to our on-site catering at our many event spaces, off-site catering is another option we hope you’ll consider.

On-Site Business Lunches

Think about your next on-site business meeting that spans the lunch hour. How have you handled these in the past? Do you dismiss everyone for a lunch hour where everyone rushes out for take-out? Maybe you bring in pizza or sandwich platters from the grocery store.

We submit there’s a better way.

Catering Business Lunches Keeps Your Team Together

When you “break for lunch,” the team scatters. Everyone disengages from the task at hand (not to mention from each other). When you resume, you’ve got to get everyone back on board. You may even have to wait for stragglers who got stuck with bad service or hit traffic.

When you cater in, you keep the momentum going. Team members will naturally keep communicating during lunch, strengthening relationships. You may even be able to keep working while people eat.

Better Food Speaks Volumes

What is your team worth to you? When you get them lukewarm pizza, you’re communicating something. The same goes for cold sandwiches.

Here’s the truth: better food speaks volumes. If you want to communicate that you value your team, then spring for innovative, delicious on-site catering from a restaurant that cooks real food.

Don’t settle for something basic for your next business lunch. By ordering on-site catering, you’ll impress your staff — not to mention vendors or clients — much more. And you’ll get a great lunch, too.

Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding

A well-executed outdoor wedding can be a joy to attend. Here at Best Catering and Events in Southern California, we have the perk of great weather pretty much all year round. But what other aspects might you need to plan for?

Cover: Consider It

Whether you’re concerned about rain or merely the hot sun, it’s always a good idea to consider cover for your wedding— especially for the reception area. Coverings can be done in a very elegant fashion and can add to the mood of your space.

Check to see if your venue offers shaded areas or tent rentals. Several of our spaces do offer cover, by the way.

Footwear: Think Safety First

As you walk down the aisle or through your reception area, the last thing you want to worry about are your stiletto heels sinking into the ground. Plan proper footwear that includes a chunky heel, wedge or even flats. This way you’ll greatly increase both your mobility and your peace of mind on your big day.

Transportation: Plan for All Guests

In planning your event, keep in mind that some outdoor locations may be difficult for certain guests to access. Scope out pathways and distances with your elderly and disabled guests in mind. Check with your venue to see if they offer a golf cart to transport guests with extra needs.

Looking for a Stunning Outdoor Location?

Best Catering and Events is pleased to offer you not one, but six beautiful outdoor locations for your wedding! Whether you’re looking for a more intimate indoor/outdoor space like The FieldHouse Veranda or a wide-open green space like The Village Greens, Best Catering and Events has a setup that you will love.

We partner with our on-site restaurant, The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar, to bring you sophisticated fare that will have your guests talking about your reception for weeks afterwards.

If you’re interested in booking your event, contact us today!

Upcoming Wedding? Let Us Take Care of Everything

If you’re planning an upcoming wedding in Southern California, you’ve got plenty on your mind. The process is maddeningly complicated, no matter how small you intend to keep the ceremony. You have to find a venue of course, but that’s just the start. There are countless other details to sort out, like the caterer and the decorator and the DJ. And the list goes on.

Here’s an audacious suggestion: why not forget about most of that and let Best Catering and Events handle everything for you? (Well, almost everything. We can’t find your spouse for you, and you’re on your own for a minister.)

What Sets Us Apart?

We get it. We’re not the only events space in town. There are plenty of events spaces out there. So why are we so confident you should book with us? What sets us apart?

A Different Level of All-In Service

With many events venues, your booking fee gets you just one thing: a particular space on a particular date. But with us, it’s different. We provide a different level of all-in service. With so many spaces and setups available, you can get a customized furniture setup for your space. Whether bistro tables or formal reception tables are your style, we’ve got you covered. Our size also allows us to staff events generously, something boutique operations can’t match.

You’ll also have access to outdoor space heaters if you need them, and most of our spaces come equipped with advanced A/V capability.

No need to book one space for the ceremony and another for the reception. Many of our venues offer space for both in one.

Legendary Catering

In addition to our stellar all-in service, we also have legendary catering available. When you book your wedding with us, you gain access to the stellar catering available through our on-site restaurant, The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar. Our catering team will create a memorable menu that will please the pickiest guests.

Planning a Southern California Wedding? Check Us Out!

Are you recently engaged? First off, congratulations! We wish you and your significant other a lifetime of happiness together! Now that you’re engaged, it’s time to start planning the wedding, of course. And if you’re looking for an ideal Southern California wedding venue, we hope you’ll take a look at what Best Catering and Events has to offer.

We’re one of Southern California’s premier events destinations, and yes, that includes weddings. Read on to learn what makes Best Catering and Events the perfect place to celebrate your special day.

Venues to Suit Every Preference, Guest List and Budget

One of the great draws to choosing us for your wedding is the number of options we have at our disposal. Many event spaces are singular: no matter the size of your guest list or your style preferences, they have just one option.

That’s not how we roll. We have multiple venues, each with its own style, capacity and price tag. Opting for a smaller or more casual ceremony? Then the FieldHouse Veranda might be perfect for you. Looking for something more suited for a larger wedding, perhaps with an outdoor patio for the ceremony and a climate-controlled indoor space for a formal reception? You just described the FieldHouse Terrace!

Whatever your goals are for style, size and budget, we can make it happen.

Professional Service All Around

Boutique events spaces have their perks, but often they are run by an individual or family, with temp help brought in as needed. The service can be a bit lacking. Not so here at Best Catering and Events! With our size and multiple venues, we have the professional staff necessary to provide all-around professional service.

Want to Learn More?

Are you ready to learn more about hosting your wedding with Best Catering and Events? Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation where you’ll learn how we can serve you.

Host Your Business’s New Year Retreat Here

How was 2019 for your business? We hope it was a fantastic year filled with new levels of success and growth. Maybe that was the case for your business and you’re looking to keep the good times rolling.

Or perhaps 2019 was a frustrating year for your organization, with its fair share of miscues and mistakes. In that case, you might be looking for a reset going into 2020.

Whether it was the best or the worst of times — or just somewhere in between — a New Year’s retreat could be just the ticket to setting up a successful 2020. If your Southern California business is considering an off-site retreat, refresher, celebration or intensive, Best Catering and Events has you covered. Hold your 2020 kickoff event here.

Venues to Match Your Size and Scope

One of the things that makes Best Catering and Events unique is the number of distinct venues we have on offer. Our spaces are roughly divided into two areas: The Village and The FieldHouse.

The FieldHouse Collection: For Groups up to 350

We can accommodate groups from 30 to 350 in a variety of spaces connected to The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar. The smallest groups can reserve a private room inside the restaurant, while groups up to 350 can enjoy The FieldHouse Terrace, our modern and rustic banquet room with its large courtyard terrace and event lawn space.

There’s also the Courtyard (up to 100 guests) and Veranda (up to 250), each with its own flavor.

The Village Collection: Up to 25,000 Guests

If The FieldHouse Collection venues aren’t big enough for you, check out our Village collection. These spaces have amenities galore and can accommodate as many as 25,000 people!

Stellar Catering from The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar

Catering at any of our spaces can be provided by our on-site restaurant, The FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar. Your staff will be energized by the quality, delicious offerings available.

Last-Minute Holiday Party? It’s Not Too Late to Party in Style!

So it’s early December. You go to a meeting at work. Someone asks you: “Hey, how’s the planning for the company holiday party going?”

You blink for a moment, and it hits you. Planning the party was your responsibility this year, and you’ve done absolutely nothing to prepare.

What happens next? Are you doomed to a Michael Scott-level office party disaster? Limited to red and green cupcakes and big box store decorations?

Absolutely not! Here at Best Catering and Events, it’s not too late to book an epic off-site holiday party for your office or business.

Venues for Every Size Group (and Budget)

When you partner with Best Catering and Events for your holiday party, you gain access to venues of every size and price point, throughout our FieldHouse Restaurant and Bar and the broader SilverLakes property.

If you’re a small business with fewer than 50 people attending, rent a private room in our restaurant for a great holiday meal courtesy of the company. If your crowd is slightly larger, consider our FieldHouse Courtyard or FieldHouse Veranda spaces, perfect for groups up to 100 and 250, respectively.

And if you’re responsible for a massive, company-wide shindig at a larger corporation, we’ve got you covered with spaces ranging from 350 to 8,000 guests. Whatever you need, chances are we can accommodate you.

Space Is Filling Fast

It’s not too late to book a holiday event, but you don’t want to wait any longer. The holidays are rapidly approaching, and our event spaces are filling quickly. We still have available spaces throughout much of the holiday season, but contact us right away to reserve your optimal date and venue.