Wedding Reception Catering At Valentine DTLA

Wedding Reception Catering At Valentine DTLA
SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Grilling In The Courtyard Area

Grilling in the back patio area of Valentine DTLA for a beautiful wedding reception as the newlyweds get tantalized by the hypnotic aromas.

Last weekend we had the great pleasure of catering for a beautiful wedding the the premier event space of downtown Los Angeles called the Valentine DTLA and we had a terrific time!

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Another Exterior Shot of Venue

Located in the heart of DTLA, the Valentine a good sized special event venue with plenty of space for 200+ attendees & staff. 

Operated by wonderful folks at Marvimon, whose portfolio includes some of the hottest venues in Los Angeles such The Smog Shoppe, The Millwick and among others, The Valentine clocks in at 9,000 sq ft and is easily their largest offering.

To help give you an idea of all the fun we had that evening, here’s a quick video that we whipped up showcasing the good times:

Here’s the official description of the venue:

“Valentine is our grandest location, and features a flowing 9,000 square-foot site plan designed for private events, courtyard weddings, receptions, exhibitions and productions. The venue is fully amenitized, and we provide experienced, professional site management, plus a commercial kitchen for client-selected catering teams.

Originally built in the 1920’s in an area that has long served as the city’s seafood market east of Downtown, the building has lived many lives in its century of use; it’s been a hotel, a brothel, a fish and oyster company, and a commercial site for everything from glass blowing to marijuana cultivation. This mysterious history subtly informed our re-invention of the space.”

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Main Banquet Hall

The main banquet hall is bathed with beautiful natural lighting during the day.

Easily entrenched in LA history, it’s clear this venue’s background is just as colorful as it’s exterior, which lends it it’s charm and allure.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Getting Ready To Serve The Tacos

A busser carefully balances a tray full of tasty delights for the wedding guests.

For this occasion our taco carts were situated in the back patio or courtyard area where our skilled cooks were free to grill up a storm. From savory carne asada, to juicy pollo asado and much more we brought with us our premier package menu and the aromas permeating the vicinity was absolutely intoxicating.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Seasoning the Veggies

Seasoning the grilled veggies in the courtyard area of the special event venue.

Since there was some time between the ceremony and dinner service, we also had the opportunity to tantalize palates with our terrific selection of appetizers such as our Tostadita de Ceviche, Rebanadas de Uva, mini bean and cheese burritos and much, much more.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Preparing Meals in the Kitchen

As the orders came our crew worked super hard to prepare each plate in the kitchen.

For this occasion we had a wonderful team of bussers, bartenders and cooks that swiftly make their rounds and served all 200+ guests quickly, efficiently and, of course, with outstanding customer service.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Grilling Carne Asada

One of the mouth-watering delights on the menu was our classic carne asada tacos.

To help make service even more efficient we laid out all of our condiments and salsas on the table beforehand. Once guests approached their seating assignments, they were greeted with our creamy salsa de guacamole, pico de gallo, salsa roja, farm fresh onions, cilantro and limes. It was a beautiful and colorful showcase of the good eats to come.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Exterior of Venue

Like an oasis in the desert, the exterior of the Valentine gave only subtle hints of the beauty of the interior.

Soon dinner service came upon us we were ready, willing and able to serve! On this evening the set up was similar to a restaurant situation where guest indicated their orders on a small sheet of paper which they passed to the busser. The busser then rushed to the kitchen to retrieve the piping hot orders and quickly returned to each table with large trays of tacos.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Grilling In The Patio

Surrounded by rich foliage like this wall of bamboo, our crew had a great time grilling among the beautiful decor.

There are several methods we use serve large number of guests, like simultaneous taco carts, pre-making certain items and other techniques. This order taking method worked out pretty well for this location and set up and many of the guest were served quickly and efficiently.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Atrium Area

The actual exchanging of the vows took place in the vast atrium, which was wonderfully appointed with rich foliage.

In the end, dinner service went wonderfully as planned. We heard some great feedback from the newlyweds and their guests and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Ceviche

To help kick off the festivities on a mouth-watering note, the menu for the evening featured delectable appetizers like our Tostadita de Ceviche.

We want to thanks the lovely couple for selecting SOHO TACO for their special day. We understand they had several choices for catering and we couldn’t be more honored to have been part of this momentous occasion.

SOHO TACO Gourmet Taco Catering - Valentine DTLA - Los Angeles CA - Wedding Reception - Cleaning The Taco Cart

Once all the grilling was done, it was time to clean up the taco cart and make sure the area was left as tidy if not better than when we first encountered it.

We would also like to thank the wonderful folks at Marvimon for hosting and of course we couldn’t forget all the hard working cooks, bussers, bartenders & banquet captain. Your contribution to the success of the evening was immeasurable and greatly appreciated.

If you have any questions about this venue and more details on how this special occasion was executed feel free to drop us a line at (714) 793-9392 or email us at info@sohotaco and we’d love to help make your wedding reception absolutely unforgettable.

Buen provecho!

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