Venue: Sherman Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens is a botanical wonderland. Here you’re surrounded with foliage of all kinds, from the spiny cacti of desert regions to the most exotic flowers of tropical climates. The courtyards, tiled patios, greenhouse, arbor-shaded walks and fountains, and the fern-covered waterfall accented with orchids, create the ideal background for any special event.
A wisteria-covered arbor on the Tea Garden Patio provides a sublime location for ceremonies. Baskets swelling over with fuchsias and impatiens in the warmer tones of pastel pink and white hang overhead. The adjacent Pepper Tree Patio shaded by a large and delicate-leafed pepper tree, is a lovely spot for serving beverages and hors d-oeuvres.
For indoor receptions/events, Sherman Gardens offers the Central Patio Room, a vintage space with a cathedral ceiling, gray wood beams and skylights. A large white-brick fireplace and terra-cotta tiled floors create a warm and cozy atmosphere. On a warm evening french doors that line two sides can be opened to allow the party to overflow onto the covered terrace. It’s not surprising that Sherman Gardens has become a sought-after location for weddings and private parties; even those with a green thumb will be impressed with this little piece of paradise.
Coordinator: Patti McHone-Brienza of Events by Patti
Patti McHone-Brienza is an Event Planner that does not know the words ‘NO’ or ‘Can’t’. She has more than a decade of hands-on experience in event production, design concept, coordination, catering and logistics & also having worked in and about the Southern California area; Orange County, LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, Santa Barbara, she has a lot of resources to pull from.
Her Clients have included such prestigious companies as: Tiffany & CO., Lexus, Toyota & Mercedes Benz. She has also produced and/or helped organize events at The Parker Palm Springs, St. Regis Resort, The Ritz Carlton, The Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach, The Sundance Film Festival and The Palm Springs International Film Festival to name a few. Patti’s expertise includes Weddings, Corporate Events, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, as well as Soiree’s for Two. Her passion to please is her ultimate niche, and it’s contagious.
With artistic curiosity and calm confidence, she will create an event that reflects your sensibilities. She will emphasize what is special to you, and make the event uniquely yours. This individualized service has become her signature.
Whether your event is a small intimate gathering, or a large gathering, Patti will put 150% into the occasion. Combining years of experience and knowledge, with a true love and passion for the industry, Events by Patti guarantees professionalism and reliability on your special day.