The backlot at Sony Studios in Culver City was the ideal backdrop for a Hollywood Glam launch party celebrating BBJ Linen’s latest collection. Anything But Gray Events couldn’t wait to add it’s colorful handprint on this vintage classic!
One of the main attractions on the Sony Studios backlot is their iconic marquee sign on First Avenue. It has been seen in hundreds of movies and televisions programs over the years. What I don’t think it has ever had before is a gigantic balloon installation like this one from Balloonzilla!
The balloons drew the guest’s attention up to the sign and the message that it projected.
With the Sony Studios marquee sign already being a shade of pink, we continued the hue throughout the rest of the design in the cocktail hour. Mixed with the rose gold metallic shades of the Blueprint Studios bar and cocktail chairs, everything was coming up just “rosey”!
The Sony Studios backlot is dripping with old Hollywood glamour and nods to legends past! The fully-functioning, multiple facilities, event spaces at Sony Studios are capable of hosting weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, social, and corporate events for up to 700 guests!
Wolfgang Puck Catering
A legendary studio like Sony has to have a legendary catering team to go along with it! Wolfgang Puck Catering elevates the guest experience with creative and culturally diverse dishes that are sure to steal the show!
Harry Culver, the Nebraska- born real estate developer, had interests in the movie business and chose this land to build on half way between downtown Los Angeles and the sea, ultimately becoming known as Culver City.
Lights For Nights added market lighting outside for the cocktail hour and a glowing uplight design inside the dining room.
Culver City’s first movie studio began to take shape in 1915.
Sony Studios Backlot Tour
Guests were treated to a behind the scenes VIP backlot tour of some of the current television shows taping on the Sony Studios lot currently.
All tours should have passed champagne!
The Sony Studios backlot walking tour add-on option is a unique way of giving your guests a true “Hollywood” experience for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs or corporate events.
At each attraction stop, like this one at The Ghostbusters car, guests were treated to a themed cocktail. This bright green concoction has Slimer written all over it! Doesn’t it look great with that sequin Fiesta linen fun BBJ Linen?
Guests toured the “working” stages for shows like The Goldbergs and a little show called Jeopardy. Ever heard of it?
Not all of the sound stages allow photography. There were plenty of opportunities at designated areas for Instragram-worthy photo moments.
Rita Hayworth Dining Room
You know wherever I can add balloons I will! They just make everything more exciting!
The Rita Hayworth Dining Room was the backdrop for dinner. Named for one of Columbia’s biggest stars in the ’40s and ’50s this room is Sony Studio’s version of the former historic MGM commissary, which first opened its doors in the 1930s.
Sony means sound based on the Latin word – sonus.
As coincidence would have it, I discovered my grandfather, actor Hans Conried, had performed with Ms. Hayworth on a CBS radio program in the late 1940s.
VIPs Entertainment wowed guests with live music throughout the evening of Hollywood and Jazz standards.
The focal point of the room was the baby grand piano. When I initially toured Sony Studios while planning this event, I spotted this piano. It was in the tucked away in the corner and was screaming to be front and center dripping in florals created by Winston & Main!
A very special thanks to BBJ Linen team for trusting Anything But Gray Events to plan and design this event!
Vendor Dream Team:
- Venue: Sony Studios
- Planning & Design: Anything But Gray Events
- Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering
- Photography: Villa Visuals
- Entertainment: VIPS Entertainment
- Linens: BBJ Linen
- Florals: Winston & Main
- Tabletop: La Piñata Party Rentals
- Furniture: Blueprint Studios
- Balloons: Balloonzilla
- Lighting: Lights For Nights
- Paper Goods: Gilded Swan Paperie