Choosing Your Menu Style

Choosing Your Menu Style

Buffet Stations, Family Style, or Plated Service? This is the question that most venues and catering companies will ask you prior to creating a proposal for you. To help you figure out which style works best for you, we broke it down for you with a pro and con list of each. So the next time you are asked this very question, you will be armed with the best answer possible.

Quinceañeras and Sweet Sixteen Parties


While it's possible to celebrate several weddings over the course of a lifetime, and while every birthday or anniversary can be a just cause for a lavish reception, Quinceañeras and Sweet 16 parties are unique in that they can only happen once. Time doesn't go backwards; once a member of the fairer sex transitions from girl to woman, it is a moment that can never be revisited. For this reason, we at Vertigo delight in making sure that this momentous day is quite truly the party of a lifetime.

We begin with the space itself. The personality of your young debutante might be a perfect match for our White Ballroom—pure, graceful, and symbolic of a new tier of adult sophistication. Imagine how the pristine tones of white might envelope and magnify a flowing, royal blue dress. On the other hand, perhaps the young one has something of a devilish personality. If she's the sort to throw caution and tradition into the wind, our Black Banquet and her edgy nature may just be a perfect match. Whatever her style, our spaces will accommodate.

What you may not realize is that our experience as event planners throughout Los Angeles has allowed us to perfect many a Quince and Sweet 16 party. Both occasions lean quite heavily on tradition and ceremony. Here, Vertigo delivers. Our state-of-the-art, in-house speakers ensure absolute clarity throughout the evening, from toasts given to the young lady of honor to the sound levels and mix of each song played on the dance floor.

Additionally, Vertigo's event spaces are immensely flexible when it comes to adding the colors of your choice. If pink happens to be the young lady's favorite color, we can supply pink linens, pink curtains, and pink table decorations. In other cases, our theatrical lighting system allows us to project a huge array of colors against the walls and tables themselves. In just a few minutes, we can transform our space to make any debutante's vision a reality.

Of course, our network of preferred vendors is at your disposal if you wish to make certain that every detail is immaculate. If needed, our florists can supply fresh-cut roses and petals of just the right color. Our DJs are adept at controlling the energy level of the room, as if it were only another slider on their turntables. Just as importantly, a superior photographer from our network could be taking the snapshots that allow the magic and excitement to live on years into the future—always a wise decision, considering such moments happen but once. Even if you need tiaras, dresses, or the perfect pair of shoes, our vendors have you covered.

This is to say nothing of the food, which makes every Quinceañera or Sweet Sixteen a knockout, no matter what the ages of your various guests. Our kitchen staff prides themselves in being able to prepare a number of Mexican staples the traditional way, including handmade tortillas and salsas made fresh for the event. On the other hand, if you'd like your loved one's Sweet Sixteen party to include dishes that elevate foods beloved by children to an adult's level of taste and refinement, we'd be delighted to plan a menu that can be enjoyed by the whole of the event venue.

Both the Quinceañera and the Sweet 16 are timeless celebrations made all the more important because the event they mark is so fleeting. For that reason, we work tirelessly to make the day as beautiful and memorable as the woman they commemorate. We hope that you'll agree, and if so, Vertigo is just a phone call or email away.

Corporate Events and Holiday Parties

Every truly successful business knows the importance of image. Each choice an executive makes—whether at work or at play—is at the same time a statement about how that organization operates and where it wants to go. To communicate that your business is surrounded by an aura of unquestionable sophistication, and to bestow a lavish reward upon the very people who make your business' success possible, Vertigo is standing by.

Corporate Events

As inveterate organizers and producers of high-profile events all throughout Southern California, our standard of service and construction of our event spaces were designed to surpass the expectations of Fortune 500 executives used to the best.

Whatever your agenda for the day—from celebrating milestones, thanking vendors, or calling an all-hands meeting—Vertigo offers the perfect tone. For most, our White Ballroom will provide a graceful and sophisticated template to compliment your level of professionalism. However, for those who wish to mix business with an additional level of pleasure, our alluring Black Ballroom is a bold and sleek alternative.

For every manner of corporate event, both our event spaces are equipped with the amenities to ensure that your message is heard and appreciated. Each speech, commendation, and presentation will benefit from 24 in-ceiling, 8” speakers in each ballroom, ensuring that all voices are heard crystal-clear throughout the space with a minimum of echo and reverberation.

Naturally, Vertigo's acclaimed kitchen brigade is at your disposal if you require them, allowing you to offer a five-star dining experience or wine pairing that will enthrall your VIPs and elevate the character of your meeting to something considerably more sublime. Say the word, and we're there.

Holiday Parties

A timeless corporate tradition in America, the holiday party is a moment when your team can finally let their hair down, loosen their ties, and luxuriate in the glow that accompanies a job well done. If your employees have been unyielding to pressure and are irrepressible in their drive to help your company succeed, treat them to the very best this upcoming holiday.

With 66 tables and an occupancy of 300 people in each of our event spaces, Vertigo accommodates offices of all sizes. And, for those who wish to truly ramp up the energy level of this not-so-typical holiday party, our White Ballroom's massive 20-by-40 foot dance floor and array of theatrical lights draws people in like a magnet. As soon needle meets vinyl, people will want to move—we guarantee it.

And regardless of the holiday—be it Christmas, New Year's, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, or Halloween—rest assured that Vertigo's culinary geniuses and trendsetting mixologists have something tantalizing planned in the kitchen or behind the bar, with colors and tastes that enhance the mood and embrace the season.

Whether you want to give your team the gift of playing with the same level of zest and passion to which they work, or if your goal is to communicate your organization's superior taste to guests that are not easily impressed, let Vertigo take the wheel. Contact us today, and we'll show you how your next event can reflect an organization on its way to the top.

Rock and Roll Weddings


The rock & roll wedding isn't just about making a splash—it's about creating a coastal tsunami. Most of our clients come to us with an unmistakable sense of style that's uniquely them. Our brides arrive with intricate tattoo sleeves and hair colors that couldn't possibly be duplicated by nature in a million years. Our grooms are rough-and-tumble bad boys with plugged ears and a penchant for dark colors. Just like yourself, these are not “one-size-fits-all” kinds of people.

When rock is more than just a label, but something that's etched on your skin and flows through your veins, a white wedding can feel just a bit stuffy. And if so, there's no limit to the ways that Vertigo can help you shatter the mold when it comes to to celebrating your love for one another.

For your wedding, perhaps you'd prefer that black take the place of white, creating a mood that's sexy and edgy, rather than formal and virginal? Perhaps the groom would feel more at home in a vintage suit, with a fresh pair of Converse tennis shoes replacing the traditional pair of oxfords? Rather than the expected battery of cheery love songs, would you prefer a soundtrack culled from the golden ages of punk rock? We can make it happen.

The amenities of our event spaces are a perfect match for the day we'll build together. First, we'll select the right foundation. Our White Ballroom provides a neutral template for striking color choices and offers a 20 by 42-foot dance floor. Alternately, choose our Black Banquet hall as the starting point for a new kind of sleek, ultra-modern wedding elegance. In both event spaces, you and your guests will benefit from our cutting-edge sound system, allowing every riff and snare hit to sound its absolute best.

For the food, Vertigo's top-flight hospitality service is at your beck and call. Considering that the rock and roll wedding is such a uniquely American tradition, we like to reconceptualize party food staples, with our chefs elevating the profile of hamburgers, wings, and fries with locally-sourced ingredients and exotic combinations of flavor and spice. In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, let us show you what we can do with single-serve cupcakes, each coated with housemade frosting that melts in the mouth with buttery-sweet perfection. Such dishes are familiar on the one hand, but utterly delectable from the first bite.

In our humble opinion, the spirit of rock and roll has always been about gleeful defiance, about having the guts to go your own way and the integrity to stand against established traditions. Rock and roll is a high-octane, all-out party—and despite what some stuffed shirts might think, it's a great match for a wedding.

With Vertigo's expertise, we'll help you tear off a piece of the Sunset Strip and bring it to Glendale, creating a reception conveying the vision and energy that's uniquely you. Contact us today to get the party started.