"An upscale venue for any conference or meeting"
Posted on 4/16/2012 by An Eventective User from Atlanta, Georgia
Overall, the Olympic Collection Banquet Hall and Conference Center in Los Angeles, California is a good selection for most company meetings that are more formal. While it does is more upscale, it does not have the professional atmosphere of most conference rooms. However, this does offer a bit more privacy and entertainment for longer meetings since it is not a huge rental suite. Furthermore, the Olympic Collection has a variety of great amenities for any conference. For starters, there is great audio visual equipment. It is not as generic as those at regular conference centers, so it is important to check all of the hookups before renting out the area for a meeting. Also, there is great projections and such, however these are more staged for formal events rather than meetings. Overall, there is a shortage of podiums and the like since the venue is tailored for both special events and meetings. All in all, though, the technology is impressive. Furthermore, there is no dining area on the premises such as a cafe or food area as with most hotels and business centers. This, unfortunately, means that all of the food must be catered in. This is expensive and definitely not really worth the extra cost. However, the venue is located in a great part of Los Angeles and is super affordable otherwise. It is close to transit as well as accommodations. Overall, though, it is not an ideal venue for meetings, as it is more of a banquet type setting. This can be great, though, for formal meetings.
"The Olympic Collection: An Elegant Surprise"
Posted on 4/6/2012 by An Eventective User from 11301 Olympic Blvd Los Angeles Ca 90064
The Olympic Collection was an elegant and gorgeous surprise of a venue! Before a friend of mine had her wedding there she had asked me to come along with her to see the Olympic collection and help her decide. It was conveniently located in LA's westside on 11301 Olympic Blvd LosAngeles, CA. Though it's in the city it felt as though it's in it's on corner of the world. The grounds were spacious and serene with water fountains and manicured lawns. The website does not even do it justice so it is a MUST see in person. I was pleasantly impressed and I been to plenty of events in my day which is why my friend and husband to-be had asked me to come along in the first place.
The wedding was held at The Regency Outdoor Garden. BEAUTIFUL! The chef was there to make sure everything was impeccable. That was a rare occasion as most chefs just stay away while working. The menu was customize. Everything and I mean everything from the appetizers to the entree' to the desert was amazing and unique and just plain delicious. The service went beyond the call of duty for everyone of us. Another highlight for me was the ice carving and wedding cake. The Olympic Collection truly is a full service venue. Even valet parking is provided as an option and that was a breeze to deal with there. My friend who had the wedding really felt she was in good care from the start. There are many places in LosAngeles to choose from to have an event but for five star service, food and accommodations at the best possible expenses The Olympic Collection is it!
"Fancy Ballroom Perfect for Large Conventions"
Posted on 2/16/2012 by An Eventective User from Detroit, Michigan
The Olympic Collection Banquet Hall and Convention Center is a great place to host any event. Based on first impressions, I was in awe. The building is lovely. Located in downtown Los Angeles, California, it is close to transportation and many hotels. This way, the meeting attendants from out of town have a means to get around without a rental car and are in close proximity to accommodations. The best thing about The Olympic Collection Banquet Hall and Convention Center is its versatility. There are a variety of ballrooms and conference rooms to choose from. They range from intimate, round table capable rooms to large scale rooms for presentations and lectures. Overall, the style of the building is great. It is professional yet decorative and opulent. While each room does not come stocked with the appropriate technology, speakers, microphones, televisions and appropriate hookups, projectors and dry erase boards are available as a package deal upon booking. These technologies are a bit dated, but they work fine and appropriately hook up to most computers conveniently. Another great feature of this particular venue is the food. Most convention centers only offer a continental breakfast and lunch bar. However, The Olympic Collection Banquet Hall and Convention Center uses off premise catering. As a result, any catering can be brought in to fit the occasion. If it is a morning meeting, breakfast can be provided. At night, a more up scale meal can be ordered instead. Finally, the staff was fantastic. They whole place was cleaned spotless, our food was kept hot when our time ran over, and the overall booking process was easy and affordable.