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The Brig Parking Lot Abbot Kinney Blvd: Venice Art Show Venue

THE ART IS ON! The Brig Parking Lot Abbot Kinney Blvd: Venice Art Show Venue. Whether you are all about that vintage life or want to feature your modern art for a show, The Brig Parking Lot Abbot Kinney Blvd: Venice Art Show Venue provides a premier space in Venice! Here are a few more […]

The Brig Parking Lot, Abbot Kinney Blvd: Live Music Event Space

Summer marks late nights and warm days and with it just around the corner, it’s time to press play on your live music events! One of the ultimate marks of summer is live concerts! Here at The Brig Parking Lot, Abbot Kinney Blvd, we’ve got the perfect live music event space – where the crowd […]

Beach Please! Must Visit California Beaches This Summer – The Brig Parking Lot

Beach Please! Must Visit California Beaches This Summer. California is known for amazing weather and some gorgeous beaches that grant both entertainment and serenity all in one! Warm sand, crisp salt sprinkled air, and the cool big blue draw us all in. We are counting down our top 3 Cali beaches to check out this […]

TRENDING NOW: Spring Events 2022 at The Brig Parking Lot

TRENDING NOW: Spring Events 2022 at The Brig Parking Lot Spring is finally here and we are just as excited as you are about all the festivities coming our way! Venice is such a sweet spot to spend spring in and we have some tips for planning your on Spring Events 2022!  Get your color […]

Enter Abbot Kinney Blvd, 3 Top Venice Restaurants

Enter Abbot Kinney Blvd, 3 Top Venice Restaurants Spring is in the air and it’s time to hit the block to tickle your taste buds! Enter Abbot Kinney Blvd, the spot where Venice serves up all the goodies you can dream of, complete with a backdrop of the big blue Pacific. We are counting down […]

The Brig Corporate Event Space – Abbot Kinney

C.O.R.P.O.R.A.T.E. EVENTS at The Brig Corporate Event Space👔  We don’t hold your average corporate event at The Brig Lot … outdoor heaven with blue skies above and Venice Beach as the backdrop – Yes Please! We’ve got plenty of space for your next conference, trade show, charity event, really any outdoor event you want to […]

How Event Pros Are Pivoting During Coronavirus

For event pros, this year essentially is for marketing, not direct selling.  From doing anonymous charity to volunteering, event pros have left no stone unturned. But nothing matters if you haven’t embraced the digital world yet.  That’s where the people are, which explains why 43% of business event owners and hosts are pivoting and will […]

Advantages of Renting an Outdoor Space for Events During COVID-19

After going through the event guidelines released by each state, one thing’s absolutely clear – the event industry is never going to be the same.  There are too many changes that are needed to be made if the industry wants to survive the pandemic. And although there’s some relief, businesses need to ensure that their […]

What Event Pros Are Doing to Adapt to Life During the COVID-19 Crisis

Only 53% of event planners have an emergency plan. The rest never even assessed their risks, so they aren’t prepared for the unforeseen. That’s a large number considering there are about 139,966 event planning companies in the United States. But what’s more alarming is the fact that close to 6 million jobs are in danger […]

Questions to Ask Your Photographer Pre-Event

These days, photography with smartphones is a fad as nearly everyone takes snaps to capture some special moments.   It is a fact that smartphones with high megapixels have made photography easier. However, when it comes to large-scale social or corporate events, you need the skill and aesthetics of a professional photographer. If you are about […]

Best Places To Eat In Venice

Venice is a small and compact beach town near Los Angeles with each place adding a mesmerizing vibe to your touring adventure. Leave aside the map, drop the beach experience you planned, and just explore the streets of this beautiful city. The aura of this city is best suited for families and couples planning to […]

Best Beaches in California

When you hear someone say beach, the mere image that is drawn in your mind appeals to you in a way that nothing else can. It is the calmness that is bundled with a beautiful view, multiplying the feel-good emotions when you are standing on a beach. You must have heard that an ocean breeze […]

Buffet or Served Meal: Pros and Cons

Planning a wedding? Then we are sure you have, by now, booked a venue, decided a theme for the wedding, invited your guests, and planned on how to serve foods and beverages to the attendees. While every part of the wedding planning process requires a touch of creativity to make it unique and great, the […]

Summer Wedding Trends

There is one event in our lives that we often want to celebrate to the core and make it as grand as we could – our wedding. Though making it grand doesn’t always work for some people and they like focusing more on the details, it depends on the type of wedding one wants. However, […]

A List of Overplayed Songs at Wedding Receptions

Music has the power to bring people together… but it also has the power to irritate people beyond belief and possibly completely dismantle previously stable relationships. Okay so maybe that’s a slight exaggeration. However, there are quite a few songs that have overstayed their welcome on wedding reception playlists. When creating a playlist for your […]

Our Favorite Florists Near Venice Beach

Flowers are one of the most popular elements of decor for events. And it’s not hard to see why! They’re fresh, colorful, smell nice, and they make absolutely gorgeous centerpieces, accents, displays, and more. Flower arrangements are eye-catching and dynamic, and can be customized to enhance any event. While you can just buy flowers and […]

Making Your Event “Instagrammable”

If it’s not on Instagram, did it really happen? It sure seems like it these days. With more than a billion monthly active users, Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms with stellar engagement numbers. When you’re planning and hosting an event, it’s important to be thinking about how you can generate […]

Buffet vs. Plated Dinner: Which one is best for your event?

Choosing between having a buffet or plated dinner is one of the many decisions you must make when planning an event. All these little decisions add up, and you can easily get stressed, overwhelmed, and feel unsure over which is the best choice. There are pros and cons to both a buffet and plated dinner, […]

Throwing A Roaring Twenties Themed Event

The Roaring Twenties are back, old sport, and now is a better time than ever to recreate the magic and opulence of the over-the-top parties of the decade. The twenties were a time of skyrocketing wealth for many Americans, who were experiencing the glitz and glam of high-society for the first time, as well as […]

Spring Trends for Events

Spring is a busy season for events, provided you live in a place where the weather is actually getting nice and you’re not still seeing that pesky mid-April snowfall that no one invited to the party. Though we’re kind of in a weird spot with the state of the world right now, we’re crossing our […]

The Biggest Event Planning Mistakes

Planning an event is stressful enough, but things can turn even more chaotic if you neglect to prepare properly. Unfortunately, with all that goes into planning and prepping for an event, there is a lot of room for mistakes. But not to worry! We’ve made a handy list of all the most common event planning […]

Best Cover Bands in California

Cover or tribute bands are the ultimate forms of entertainment at an event. A lot of the best bands specialize in good music and a top-notch production that will delight and captivate guests. There’s such a wide range of cover bands, from impersonators and parody acts, to legit performers with serious pipes. In this article, […]

Must-See Spots in Venice, CA

Venice Beach is one of the most magical places in California (and we think one of the greatest in the U.S.!). There’s just something so pleasant about strolling along the canal’s tree-lined paths, akin to stepping back in time or being transported to the charming streets of Italy. Venice Beach’s laid-back boho vibes give life […]

Questions To Ask A Venue Before Booking

The booking of the venue will be one of the most costly elements of your event. Renting out a huge space for a day isn’t cheap, especially when you add all the bells and whistles on top of the base price. This is why it is absolutely essential that you come prepared with a list […]

Our Favorite Digital Invite Companies

Digital invites are growing in popularity as paper is fading out of style. And for good reason: they’re more affordable, eco-friendly, and can’t be easily misplaced like a paper card can. Not to mention, they’re beautiful and highly customizable. While paper and stationery are a little more finicky, you can create pretty much any style […]

Where to Eat on Abbot Kinney Blvd

Abbot Kinney Blvd is home to some of the best restaurants that L.A. has to offer, and you’re bound to find something you’re into when strolling down the gorgeous palm-lined walkways by the canal. But, there are some must-try spots that you don’t want to miss. Check out our guide on where to eat on […]

2019 Wrap Up: The Most Popular Party Trends

We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up the decade with a review of the hottest party and entertainment trends of the final (and we think BEST) year of the 10’s: 2019! We love looking back on what was “in” the last 10 years and take guesses on what we can expect to […]

Using VR or AR to Enhance Your Event

The future is here people, and it comes in the form of virtual reality! Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) systems have become very popular things in the past decade. Not only has this technology been developed, but it has also found its way into the consumer marketplace. Can you believe this kind of […]

The Best of Christmas In Venice Beach

When we think “Christmas”, images of a gorgeous, sunny beachfront destination aren’t exactly at the forefront of most people’s minds. But the holidays don’t have to be cold, snowy, and miserable. Get all the magic of the holidays without freezing your toes off. We’re talking about Christmas at Venice Beach of course! Here are some […]

How to Design a Cocktail Menu For Your Event

Crafting the perfect cocktail menu is truly an art form. You can’t just throw whatever drinks up on there and hope for the best. Nay. Of course, if you have little to no bartending experience, you’re probably at a loss for what to do. Most people probably just pick a handful of commonly known drinks […]

Venice Beach’s Best Street Art

Street art is a staple of Venice Beach. You’d be hard-pressed to walk more than a couple of streets down without encountering one of the city’s stunning, vibrant murals. And, most of Venice Beach’s most famous murals are actually located right here on Abbot Kinney Boulevard! Each mural has a story and history attached, and […]

Weather: How To Prepare for The Worst

So you’ve planned your event months in advance. The venue is booked, catering ready to go, invites sent out, activities planned… everything set in motion. But then… disaster strikes. You look at the weather. 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. All-day.  You panic! How could this be happening?! You spent months planning this event, and […]

Wedding Reception: Tips & Tricks

It was the best of times… and it was the worst of times. And no, we’re not talking A Tale of Two Cities, we’re talking weddings. It’s no secret, weddings are stressful. There are so many moving parts, so many opportunities for things to go wrong… it’s no wonder that out of 500 recently-married couples, […]

Why Choose An Outdoor Venue

It’s finally fall, and you know what that means? Yes, it means Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner, but more importantly, so is cooler weather! Sure, we’ll miss the warm summer days on Venice Beach, but we can’t complain about the cool, crisp weather that comes along with the fall season. There’s really […]

Corporate Events at The Lot

The term “Corporate Event” may rouse cringe-worthy images of stuffy, boring get-togethers forced upon you by a business that you are a client of or your employer under the guise of “team-building” and “relationship strengthening”. Add the word “corporate” in front of anything really and it instantly sucks the fun right out of whichever word […]

The Brig: Venice’s Go-To Bar

The shining star of The Brig Parking Lot is, well, The Brig itself! (Duh!) This quaint, no-frills Venice bar is the cornerstone of Abbot Kinney Boulevard. The establishment has been serving up the finest adult beverages for 60+ years and has made a name for itself. It has become one of Venice’s quintessential stops to […]

Fall In Love with Abbot Kinney

The air is crisp … the leaves are changing color … the smell of cinnamon and nutmeg wafts through the air … Well, okay, not really, this is Venice Beach after all. We may be by the beach where the weather is warm and the palm trees stay green all year ‘round, but Abbot Kinney […]

Our Best Tips for Hosting a Parking Lot Party

You don’t need to save your tailgate party plans for game day — parking lot parties are great any day, any time of year as long as the weather is nice. And in Venice Beach, California, the weather is always perfect for enjoying time outdoors with your friends and family. Thinking of hosting a parking […]

Our Favorite Local Food Trucks

Imagine a world where all of your favorite, top-rated, premier restaurants are lined up all along one street. You could stroll leisurely, sample a little bit of everything, play games, and enjoy other festivities. On Abbot Kinney Blvd, this is all possible; it’s the best place to try amazing local food trucks. What’s the best […]

The History of Abbot Kinney

Abbot Kinney – The Early Years Many have walked the streets of the beautiful, eclectic Abbot Kinney Blvd in Venice, CA, but many are not aware of the rich history of this famous area. The mile-long, tree-lined stretch was conceived by conservationist and developer, Abbot Kinney. Originally from New Jersey, Kinney had an unsurmountable entrepreneurial […]