Hollywood Glamour at Sony Studios with BBJ Linen

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!

sony studios marquee with pink balloons
Photos by: Villa Visuals

Sony Studios

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!

sony studios marquee sign at night

The balloons drew the guest’s attention up to the sign and the message that it projected.

gold bar and chairs with pink florals
Blueprint Studios

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”!

colorful mural painting on sony studios backlot
Lights For Nights

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!

sony studios cocktail hour seating and tables

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!

plates of mini appetizers from wolfgang puck catering
Wolfgang Puck Catering

Fun Fact!

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.

Cocktail Hour

two people talking at a bar

Lights For Nights added market lighting outside for the cocktail hour and a glowing uplight design inside the dining room.

sony studios marquee with balloons at night

Fun Fact!

Culver City’s first movie studio began to take shape in 1915.

four people standing together smiling
crowd of people at sony studios at night

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.

champagne on a tray and tour sign

All tours should have passed champagne!

a group of people walking at sony studios tour

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.

people standing around laughing at night

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?

the ghostbusters movie car and green cocktail
BBJ Linen

Guests toured the “working” stages for shows like The Goldbergs and a little show called Jeopardy. Ever heard of it?

people sitting in jeopardy audience

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

pink balloon display with women in floral dress
Balloonzilla

You know wherever I can add balloons I will! They just make everything more exciting!

rita hayworth dining room at sony studios

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.

Fun Fact!

Sony means sound based on the Latin word – sonus.

pink chairs and dining tables
Blueprint Studios Harlow Chairs

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.

Rita Hayworth and Hans Conried

VIPs Entertainment wowed guests with live music throughout the evening of Hollywood and Jazz standards.

three african american musicians playing instruments
VIPs Entertainment
art deco dinner menu with dancers
Gilded Swan Paperie

Art Deco-inspired menu cards by Gilded Swan Paperie menus featuring Wolf Gang Puck Catering complimented the La Piñata Party Rentals and BBJ Linens.

menu card on maroon napkin on dining table

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!

piano with flowers spilling out from inside

A very special thanks to BBJ Linen team for trusting Anything But Gray Events to plan and design this event!

leadership team from bbj linen

Vendor Dream Team:

people standing at sony studios

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