OUE Skyspace L.A. Events Manager Stephanie Estes sat down with us for a chat about the space's new partnership with Mindy Weiss and what it means for you.
Tell us a little about your partnership with Mindy Weiss, and what it means for those who want to have their special event at OUE Skyspace L.A. STEPHANIE ESTES: Our paths crossed with Mindy Weiss earlier this year. She came by OUE Skyspace L.A. with a client who was looking for a wedding venue. Mindy asked why she never heard of this place before—"it’s amazing." Towards the end of our visit, she said, “we should do an event together,” to which I replied, “that would be incredible, we will be in touch soon!” Several weeks later, I ran into Sandy Hammer, the founder of AllSeated, at The Special Event tradeshow where she inquired about doing her launch event in Los Angeles. Sandy and I connected later on and after further discussion, I came to learn that Mindy Weiss is on the board of AllSeated. Needless to say, the stars aligned perfectly!
Under Mindy’s direction, our venders and stylists transformed an event into an experience! They leveraged our bright, elegant space as a canvas to tell the story of a cinema-worthy romance, narrated through a series of vignettes that utilized our stunning interiors and uncompromising views. Hosting your special event at OUE Skyspace L.A. brings good vibes, will leave guests with a wow factor they won’t soon forget, and also offers a quintessential “LA experience.”
Obviously, there are some great amenities being offered at OUE Skyspace L.A., how did you manage to build such a large portfolio of offerings and packages? SE: I’ve been in the events industry for over 10 years, built great relationships with people and I’m conscious of the amenities I curate that appeal to a variety of clientele. At Skyspace, we have an incredible roster of features at our disposal. From a terrace with unequaled vantage points, to floor-to-ceiling windows that bask the interiors with a rosy glow during our city’s iconic “magic hour,” to a first of its kind attraction (the Skyslide), there is literally something for everyone!
Has anyone taken you up on that helicopter tour or Skyslide experience? SE: Both! My friend Esteban runs CopterPilot, he flew me around the city last year, it was wonderful! We ride the Skyslide daily—it offers a nice, energy-pumping alternative to your typical “coffee break.”
I can imagine, for any couple planning a wedding, that it must be stressful, how does OUE Skyspace L.A. approach each experience? SE: Everyone in the Events Department has been in the hospitality industry for years. We make all guests feel welcome and comfortable talking to us. We like to learn about each couple by asking discovery questions such as: How did you meet? How did he or she propose? What are the most important elements for your wedding?
Our event specialists can paint the picture for the couple by using photos of past weddings, mock-floor plans, and sometimes even stage the event space!
What's next for OUE Skyspace L.A.? SE: An in-house food and beverage service!
To plan your next event at OUE Skyspace or to learn more, visit oue-skyspace.com.