Thursday, December 30, 2010

Syle Unveiled

Vikki and Octavian's wedding was so unique and memorable, that it was featured in Style Unveiled! 
We are so proud to have been a part of this breathtaking wedding!   Check out the link below for photos and details on everything from the wedding dress, the florist, and of course, yours truly, the caterer!

Words of Wisdom

When it comes to getting great deals for your wedding reception and finding the right vendor to fit your budget, we have a few suggestions, which will help you in great SAVINGS!  Most vendors have great discounts for events being held on Fridays, Saturday afternoons and Sundays.  So when you are getting a quote ask if there are any discounts available for those days.  This can save you anywhere from 5% - 20%!

Engagement Season
The holiday season seems to be a popular time to get engaged, and Thanksgiving is the kick off for many couples.  Venues and vendors get reserved very quickly after November.  Christmas, New Years and Valentines Day are also times that couples tend to get engaged.  So if you planning to get married in 2011, start looking at venues and other vendors for your reception.  Get a head start so you have plenty of time planning your wedding.  GOOOOOOOOOD LUCK!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Orange Wedding

Rochelle and William's wedding color was Orange, a color which is very different than the decor we have had at weddings here.  The venue looked beautiful with orange table covers, and yellow and orange floral centerpieces.  The wonderful flowers were provided by Alison from  Just as Rochelle and William did on their special day, we always suggest that couples utilize their reception flowers for the ceremony as well.  After the ceremony is complete, we can bring the floral pieces back in the reception room since both rooms are conveniently located next to each other.  

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ocean Blue

Seong-Hye and Yvan wanted a simple wedding which would reflect both their personalities.  Since they enjoyed to spend time by the ocean together, they chose ivory and blue as their wedding colors, and although they achieved the simplicity that they desired, it was definitely nothing short of breathtaking!  They handled all the decor themselves with the help of some very creative family members, and as you can see they not only captured the serenity and peacefulness of the ocean, but also the beauty!  Seong-Hye and Yvan rented our tall vases as centerpieces and filled them with blue crystal, white flowers, and added that extra touch with LED lighting in each vase!
In addition to the great decor, this sweet couple also customized menu cards for each guest and also provided adorable boxed favors which contained a tasty treat for their guests!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thank You to Everyone!

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank all the brides and grooms for their positive reviews and feedback which was provided on  We appreciate you choosing Pacific Hills Banquet Hall for your catering needs and thank you for rating us one of the BEST venues in Orange County!!!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010


Clients are always asking us for suggestions and reviews about various vendors.  Our favorite website for reviews is   Here, you will not only find numerous wedding vendors, but also reviews from brides who have used them for their wedding!  This way, you can see how a particular vendor did on the day of the event and also hear how it was working with them, as a bride.  Click on the icon below for reviews of Pacific Hills!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Featured Event

A while ago, the crew here at Pacific Hills put together an extravagant wedding for Teddy and Toyin at the Vibiana in Los Angeles.   We are so excited to see this wedding featured in California Wedding Wave.   Check out the article here: 
You will see how picture perfect everything turned out on their special day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Group Picture Tip

 A great way to capture the reception with all of your guests in one shot is by having your DJ announce for everyone to get on the dance floor for a group picture.  This is another way to get everyone dancing after the photographer takes some great pictures.  DJ Daniel from Special Event Entertainment ( had everyone rocking on the dance floor at Kiki and Tyler's reception after the group picture.  The fabulous pictures were taken by Chloe at (   Chloe did a great job capturing the moments and the beautiful LED lights that we offer with our packages.  It really gives the room a personalized touch and truly makes the colors of a wedding come out.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Black White and Yellow

Putting together a family member's event can be loads of fun when everyone gets involved.  This was the case when we were planning Fatema and Zack's wedding!  Immediate family, in-laws and friends all pitched in their ideas, time and energy when it came to putting this beautiful event together.  This couple knew exactly what they wanted for their big day and as a result, they transformed Pacific Hills Banquet Hall into an completely modern and ultra posh venue.  
No details were left untouched.  From crystal napkin treatments, to centerpieces in an array of sizes and arrangements.  They ranged from breathtaking candelabras wrapped in yellow and white roses which were accented with candles, to beautiful urns which gave a more traditional feel.  Presentation was everything at this event and you will see what we mean when you take a glimpse at the photos below!
The amazing dinner menu consisted  of eclectic tastes whipped up by our very own chef.  Guests enjoyed everything from appetizers to a wedding cake provided by Cinderella Cakes.
Lets not forget to mention the amazing dessert station!  Sweet treats included personalized candy stations with monochromatic candy colors, an assortment of delectable pastries and a fruit table that left guests in awe!  
As if all this was not enough, the couple added an extra WOW factor to their wedding - a photo booth, as a "thank you" to all their guests!  This was a big hit and loads of fun as guests could each get their picture as a favor!  
Fatema's beautiful dress was a Monique Lhullier, and we won't go into how much the dress cost but lets just say it would be a nice down payment on a condo!  The flowers were arranged by none other than Square Root Designs ( and the pictures were provided by Michelle Photography where she also has a blog of the event: 
One final and special thanks goes to Robles Video ( for going above and beyond in order to capture Fatema and Zack's special day!  We have worked with many videographers in the past however no one captures the event quiet like Robles Video.  Check out this great same day edit they created, password is: David.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Some Tequila and Lots of Dancing

"A picture is worth a thousand words"  This saying is especially true when looking at pictures from Anel and Raul's wedding reception.  Check them out at!  As you will see in one of the photographs, a relative is pouring Tequila into Raul's shoe!  Needless to say, this was not a boring wedding reception by any means!  You KNOW the bride is ready to dance when she changes into her Converse shoes! 
Julie Irene ( really captured the mood of the reception and also did an amazing job with the ceremony pictures at San Juan Capistrano Mission Bascilica.  "This church was absolutely amazing!" exclaimed Julie.  "I am so happy to have had the opportunity to shoot a wedding here!"
The mission was built in 1886 and was designed after the Great Stone Church.  Dr. Norman Neuerberg designed and painted the motif's in the interior.
Check out all the breathtaking pictures from this amazing day as it was featured in

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Festive Indian Wedding

Indy and Vanda's wedding was an assortment of great ideas and was a fusion of traditional as well as modern concepts.  The ceremony and reception were held on two different days and the couple wanted to make sure that both events were very different!  Yogi ( stepped in to assure that both events had their own vibe and feel and  did an amazing job.
Having the groom's grand entrance on a horse is typical of traditional Indian weddings, however Indy wanted to change things a bit.  He was brought out in a yellow Lamborghini Diablo!  the groom and family were then escorted by the bride's family to our Grand Ballroom for the ceremony which we set up for 550 guests.
South Indian cuisine was served at the ceremony and provided by Jay Bhrat.
Family and friends returned to our venue the following day for the reception.  Indy made sure that the bar was fully stacked with Johnny Walker Black Label and Patron Tequila to ensure that his guests had a great time.  Lets just say that by the end of the night, people did not want to leave the dance floor, yet alone the place!  
Food was provided by Manohar's Delhi Palace, which happens to be our favorite Indian caterer.  Amazing pictures were photographed by Robin (  She did an incredible job at capturing the day to it's fullest!  It was a pleasure working with you Robin and thank you for all the wonderful photos!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Outdoor Ceremony

Bernie and Nirali have been together for seven years and their love showed every time we met with them!   They always wanted an outdoor ceremony and we had the perfect location for them!  One venue which we coordinate our special events through is Soka University in Aliso Viejo.  This venue is beautiful and has the best outdoor areas for wedding ceremonies.  Our favorite location at the university is in front of Peace Lake.  Here, there is a gorgeous fountain where couples can "tie the knot" and also a mini lake with runways that go through it, which is a favorite area for photographers! 
Bernie and Nirali had a very simple yet beautiful wedding ceremony and they looked great.  After the ceremony at Soka University, guests arrived at Pacific Hills for the reception.  Bernie and Nirali had mentioned that they had a "partying" crowd and that was definitely the case.  After all the formalities the party got started and their was barely any room left on the dance floor.  The highlight of the event was definitely the grand entrance, we have never seen guests welcome a bride and groom with so much enthusiasm!

Go to to check out more pictures from Sam Lims Photography, they did a FABULOUS job!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Richard Blade in the House

The most important thing to Marc and Sandra was to make sure that their guests had an amazing time at their wedding and we made sure that they got what they wanted!
Their special day began with a beautiful ceremony in our Laguna Ballroom.  The room was draped in white and our LED lights were color coordinated with their wedding colors.  The ceremony was performed by the very characteristic and funny Rev. Todd G. Rodarmel (  He entertained the guests with his humor yet also made sure that the ceremony was performed without a hitch.  
Friends and family were then treated to a phenomenal eight piece Mariachi Band and fully hosted can never go wrong with a hosted bar!
The ceremony was followed by the reception which was pumped up by none other than Richard Blade from KROQ on the turn tables (  We have been fortunate enough to have had Richard DJ at our venue a few times and he never fails to ROCK the party!  As a result, Marc and Sandra spent most of their evening on the dance floor partying with their guests. 
Check out their fun filled wedding slide show at  Slide show and photography was provided by Edna from


Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy Couples!!!

On August 6th, 2010 Kelly and Matt got married.  They had their ceremony at one of our favorite churches, South Shores Church.  Kelly's sister and two of her other friends had gotten married at Pacific Hills as well.  Not only were we honored of hosting Kelly and Matt's wedding but we were even more excited to have all the couples that had gotten married together at our venue. 

Britney, Kelly's sister, and Patrick got married on August 6th, 2005
Jennifer and Jeremy got married on August 19th, 2007
Jessica and Craig got married on November 11th, 2007

It was a pleasure seeing the lovely couples and thrilled to have coordinated the events.  Congrats to Jennifer and Jeremy...they are expecting to be parents this year!!!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Simple and Elegant

Stephanie and Walter preferred a very simple wedding with a unique touch of elegance.  They chose purple and champagne as their wedding colors and this was represented through all their wedding decor. 
Our guests and clients are constantly inquiring about great photo locations on our venue, and we have plenty areas to show them!  Stephanie and Walter took the opportunity prior to their ceremony to take some amazing pictures at the venue and as you can see below, they came out breath taking!  Our newly redesigned lobby is also highlighted in the pictures below.  Their pictures were taken by one of our favorite photographers, Kevin Derek (  He has photographed many weddings at our venue and is definitely on our preferred list.  Great images, as always Kevin!