• Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel Unveils Celebrity Wedding Amenities Menu

     
    POSTED June 26, 2019
     
  • Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel Unveils Celebrity Wedding Amenities Menu

     
    POSTED June 26, 2019
     
  • Sportsmen’s Lodge Hotel Unveils Celebrity Wedding Amenities Menu

     
    POSTED June 26, 2019
     

Lovebirds looking to tie the knot can now experience the pompous features of celebrity Hollywood weddings at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City. 

The 7,000 square feet of event space will now include wedding add-ons. Options include exiting in a horse-drawn carriage (inspired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle), a burger bar with the couple's initials toasted into the bun (Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook), and a massive flower wall that will prove to be the “most Instagrammable” backdrop (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West). 

“Anyone who knows Studio City knows that it's 'Old Hollywood,' and actors such as John Wayne or Bette Davis would come to the Sportsmen's Lodge after filming their movies to grab a drink or to lounge by the historic Olympic-sized swimming pool," says Zee Bell Drury, director of catering, events and group sales at Sportsmen's Lodge. “It’s natural to take Old Hollywood or celebrity inspired wedding amenities and roll out lavish options that a couple can experience.” 

The addition is just one of many trends that Bell has pursued. Other Sportsmen’s Lodge wedding amenities include cotton candy bouquets and cereal or English biscuit stations.  

“I’ve noticed trends in terms of creative dessert stations in place of traditional cakes or in addition to a cake,” says Drury. “I think you can take any trend and make it into a station or a bar because people like to have fun with their food.” 

The amenities menu comes to a venue already filled with dignified wedding grandeur with a fireplace, outdoor tents with lighting and rustic surroundings.  

The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.