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800MAIN Base Photos :: The building with decorations but no people, this collection of photos shows the rooms and areas which are available for present use.

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Chris & Polly Wedding :: After a long and romantic courtship, our prior tenants and good friends decided to tie the knot. A traditional storybook celebration that was officiated by their friend Luke, an Australian news cameraman turned justice of the peace for the day (also a prior tenant and neighbor). With friends and relatives from around the world, this festive occasion was catered by Master Chef, Tony Mure of Ado restaurant. Besides the formal Italian dinner, the hors d'oeuvres and snacks were only topped by a late night rooftop fire pit where marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers created s'mores while the stories were told. The dance floor really rocked well into the night with music and stage lighting provided by DJ Herick Hell. But it was not easy planning the first event at 800MAIN; the invitations were in the mail before there was a City approved Certificate of Occupancy allowing the building to be used. With the backup plan to tent the parking lot at the neighbor's restaurant, event planner Brooke Avishay of Orange Blossom flowed with the uncertainty and pulled all the staging and personal staffing together perfectly at the last minute. Thank you, Chris and Polly, for inaugurating our new endeavor by bringing together all these wonderful and intimate memories… with love!

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Clark's Birthday Party :: Home style twilight garden party celebrating Clark McCutchen's 50th birthday. Much to the surprise of the guests, Clark and Shelton (about 7-1/2 month's pregnant) decided to wed, this time officially, in front of all their close friends. Rooftop sunset cocktails were followed by a Mexican taco dinner served on the second floor. The building was fitted with two bars served by Sean Murphy, and a lounge on the third floor with a photo booth. DJ Heidi played dance tunes and provided lighting. Decorations and staging were installed by Amy Davis of Janus et Cie. Attendance was 80-100 guests who were valet parked. Photography provided by Abby and friends.

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Halloween 2013 :: Held on Nov 1, this event was pitched as a Halloween / Day of the Dead Party. As it turned out it was also the BDay party for Morgan Tobias whose costume of the Black Swan was by far the cutest of the night. The music was provided by DJ Loboman (Eduardo Manilla) dressed as Robin of Batman and Robin. Refreshments were yummy for a BYOB event. Lots of dancing and getting to know many of the locals.

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Company Party :: The American Film Market (AFM) comes to Santa Monica in the Fall of each year and brings many industry leaders in film, music and financing. 800MAIN was used to host the annual William Morris Endeavor talent agency brunch gathering. Site preparations were made by Danielle Pelland of Brilliant Consulting Group, and catering was provided by Kimberly Roussel of Twenty Four Catering & Events.

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New Year's Eve 2013 :: The Yale a cappella group The Baker's Dozen are in LA to open for the Lakers Game on New Year's Eve. Two days prior we got our ticketing system online, so they asked our son, a fellow alumni, if we could throw a fundraiser party for them after their performance. Word spread quickly and in a matter of a few hours we sold over 175 tickets, enough to pay for all the refreshments and a small donation to the guys. Beer was donated by Golden Road Brewery who is also an alumni. The DJ was 6ixSeven who got a lot of feet a tapping for hours of fun. After the party, sleeping bags unrolled and the floors were covered by undergrads. The following morning everyone feasted on bacon, sausage and eggs along with fresh squeezed orange juice that was donated from the Venice Farmers' Market. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this a great vacation and party for these very talented guys.

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We Are Eclectik :: A First Friday private party produced by Nicole Muyingo and Artistic Director Olivier Chatard in support of Venice Art Crawl and the Venice Symphony Orchestra.

Life is an art exhibition celebrating the beauty that surrounds us. The eclectic artists that have creatively captured life included Johan Anderson, Sarah Abbot, Rowynn Dumont, Mark Andrew Allen, TY Cummings, Olivier Pozman, and Marianne Magne.

Refreshments were sponsored by Fiji Water, JustChill, TastingPro USA and Firestone-Walker Brewery.


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UCLA, Dress for Success :: Lead by Anna Accorsi and Lindsay Todd who are both students of Anderson School of Business, three hundred students and alumni enjoyed this fashion show, while supporting the Dress for Success Worldwide organization.

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Jennifer's Birthday :: Celebrating Jennifer Robyn Laskeys 33rd birthday was such a shout out... what a fun group of wonderful friends. The entire event was put together in less than a week by LA's Key + RedLight Special Events & Promotions. The event included lavish decorations, a very playful photo booth, two full bars stocked by Bacardi USA, food by Lido Di Manhattan and music by Audiomoe and Beat VentriloQuists. There was even a fabulous mermaid by Virginia Hankins who was captivating all night. Photos by: Brandon Peters, Odessy Barbu, Jim Donnelly, Jane Evgeniya, Shalakhova and Eugeneshoots.

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Open Temple :: Open Temple through Rabbi Lorie Shapiro hosted a Passover Seder for about 80 people. Not at all a tradition service with a cartoon video hagadda, and a live skit preformed by Dr. Joel Shapiro.

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DV19 Filming Location :: In the future, jails are turned into online portals allowing the public to view what prisoners eat, wear and watch. The jail complex is rolled out to a whole New Town, where the public votes on who to release. So successful is Panopticon TV, they are now launching an interactive version, where the public gets to do more than watch. Cast includes: Alison Doody, Jamie Draven, Clarke Peters, Lotte Verbeek and Luke Tester. Crew includes: Suzie Halewood, Christina Verotsis, Ben Moulden, John Collins and Jessica Brunetto.

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Fox Network Business Meeting :: This was a small company meeting for 30 plus business executives. Lunch was catered by Bread and Water catering and at the end of the day, the rooftop was used to relax, enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun set.

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The Endless Summer 50th :: Celebrating 50 years since the making of the movie The Endless Summer, Bruce Brown Films, Esquire Magizine and ArtSeen hosted a week long gallery of art. The opening party included several of the original people including John Van Hamersveld who created the iconic poster. Other artists included Woody Risk, James Verbicky, Dev N Gosha, Ryan Snow and Miguel Osuna. Food was hosted by the Venice Ale House. A new sound system was installed by Orb Audio. The DJ was KCRW's Raul Campos. Four days later after a long holiday weekend and a lot of art gallery visitors, ArtSeen hosted a closing event that included an open pool party and BBQ with Chef Wes Brown.