Sheraton Cerritos Weddings and Special Events
Julie and Prasanth's Wedding Reception
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 30, 2012 - 7:52pm
Wow! Can you believe that we're almost finished with the first month of 2012? January has flown by with an unbelievable amount of inquiries we've received for weddings and other special events. If you are interested in the Sheraton Cerritos for your own celebration, definitely contact myself or Yazmin soon as our 2012 dates are booking up fast. We are already even booking into 2013!
Switching gears, I wanted to share with you a "Real Wedding" that had the distinction of being our last wedding of 2011. Due to our convenient location in the middle of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, as well as being the closest full service Hotel to Little India in Artesia, the Sheraton Cerritos is host to many fabulous multi-ethnic and Indian Weddings. One of the benefits of holding your ethnic celebration here with us is that we permit the use of ethnic outside caterers. Julie and Prasanth came from two different backgrounds but decided to hold an Indian Wedding Reception here with us to celebrate Prasanth’s cultural heritage. Take a look at some of their wedding day images complete with a gorgeous mandap (ceremony altar) and a horse and carriage for the baraat (Groom’s processional).
The Mother of the Groom was also kind enough to send the following thank you note after the wedding:
"Dear Cathy Cheng, Lisa Lifton and All Staff at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, Thank you for providing finest, friendly & comfortable services for Prasanth and Julie's wedding reception on November 19, 2011. Thank you again for everything."
Photographer: Kristine Marie Ambrose www.ambroseweddings.com
Outside Indian Caterer: Woodlands of Chatsworth www.woodlandsinla.com
Florist and Mandap: Deepti's Floral Designs and Mandaps www.deeptisfloralandmandaps.com
Horse and Carriage: Enchanted Carriages www.yourenchantedcarriage.com
Photos Courtesy of Ambrose Weddings
The New 2012 Wedding Package Is Now Available!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 19, 2012 - 6:43pm
The Sheraton Cerritos is proud to debut its brand new 2012 Wedding Package, offering an extensive list of inclusions with every wedding such as hors d’oeuvres and appetizer displays, fruit infused lemonade station, champagne toast, gourmet 3 course meal with wedding cake, chaircovers with organza sash and honeymoon suite! For more information on how to begin your wedding bliss at the Sheraton Cerritos, contact Cathy Cheng, Catering Manager at (562) 403-2005 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let Them Eat Cake!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 19, 2012 - 2:56pm
Undoubtedly one of my favorite parts of a wedding or birthday celebration is the cake! Wedding and birthday cakes of today are truly edible works of art. We are lucky to be partners with two awesome cake bakeries here at the Sheraton Cerritos, who create delicious cakes for all our special occasions. They are Rossmoor Pastries of Signal Hill www.rossmoorpastries.com and Amazing Cakes of Anaheim www.amazingcakesofcalifornia.com. Take a look at some of their creations below!
I am a sucker for lemon and tres leches cakes (hint hint...gift ideas!). Share with me your favorite cake flavors!
New Wedding Web Advertisements Are Online!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 07, 2012 - 7:18pm
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 06, 2012 - 8:50pm
Hello everyone! Yazmin and I are proud to introduce another integral member of our team, Lisa Lifton, Sales and Catering Coordinator. Having worked the last two years in the hospitality industry and at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, Lisa has earned the respect of our entire Hotel staff as someone they can rely on to ensure all details of a Client’s big day go smoothly and as planned. Lisa can handle anything that comes her way, whether it is for a wedding, corporate gala dinner, birthday party or overseeing a multi-million dollar real estate conference group. However, her heart does have a special fondness for weddings and social events and is our right hand gal to assist in the planning process and overseeing our events on the day of.
As a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Initially working in public relations and the entertainment industry, she decided to shift directions when she happened upon the opening at the Sheraton Cerritos by chance. Not only does Lisa have a great work ethic, having been awarded Associate of the Month twice here at the Hotel, but she also is involved in the local community by becoming a Miss Cerritos Princess and establishing great contacts within the city.
In her free time, Lisa loves watching movies, trying new restaurants and of course, traveling, which is great when working in this industry as there are Starwood hotels all throughout the world!
Lisa is eager to see where her career in hospitality leads and knows that each day is a chance to learn something new and to become better at what she loves doing. She truly enjoys working with people, and especially looks forward to being there on your event day to make sure that day is as special as the Client imagined!
Hello From Yazmin...
Submitted by Yazmin Carreno on Jan 06, 2012 - 8:29pm
Hi, I’m Yazmin Carreño, the Social Catering Manager at Sheraton Cerritos.
I was born and raised in Mexico City, until I was 15 years old... and I have been living in California since then, so I am definitely a Cali girl and yes I speak Spanglish.
So what’s a Social Catering Manager? People always ask me, do you cook? Pero la respuesta es siempre NO… but I finally got the right answer - my job is to book anything that has a dance floor (besides weddings… that’s Cathy)!
I started working in the hotel industry in 2001 and I can tell you that I don’t see myself doing anything else…Bueno despues de tratar el Front desk, Reservations, Food and Beverage, Revenue and Group sales… I finally found one of my biggest passions (besides shoes)… to help plan life’s most important events.
A quien no le gusta tener un evento... right? Quinceañeras, Sweet Sixteens, Debutantes, Class Reunions… o simplemente una fiesta. Los eventos son parte of our lives and it is essential to enjoy them from the beginning. I enjoy creating an atmosphere in which people can have a good time without worries or distractions… Needless to say how fun they can be!
I have been quite lucky to work with some of the finest staff and learned under some outstanding management teams such as Holiday Inn, Furama Hotel and most recently the Four Points by Sheraton in Culver City. I believe that I have a wealth of experience and innovative ideas that I have collected during the last 11 years… I look forward to sharing them with you!
Happy New Year!
Submitted by Cathy Cheng on Jan 06, 2012 - 3:13pm
Happy New Year and welcome to the brand new Sheraton Cerritos Weddings and Special Events Blog! I am so excited to be able to share with you the latest and greatest happening here at the Hotel in 2012 via this blog. You will be able to get to know us and learn why the Sheraton Cerritos is such a great venue to hold your own celebratory events.
To kick off my very first post, I thought I would start by introducing myself! As the Catering Manager specializing exclusively in weddings here at the Sheraton Cerritos, I have the pleasure of introducing our lovely property to prospective Brides and Grooms. Once the couple decides to hold their wedding with us, I then have the honor of assisting them throughout the planning process with finalizing the details of their wedding day. Finally, I oversee the wedding day itself along with our amazing Banquet and Kitchen team to ensure all that the carefully planned details come to fruition for the newlyweds!
A wedding is one of the most important days of a person's life, and I felt the same about mine when I was married back on June 2, 2007. However, I actually began my obsession with weddings over a decade ago when a dear friend asked me to assist with her wedding plans. At the time, I was in the entertainment industry as a Distribution Sales Manager for an independent movie production company. But once I entered the magical world of weddings, I changed careers and never looked back!
Prior to joining the Sheraton Cerritos, I was a Meetings and Special Events Manager with The Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena and transitioned to Catering Sales Manager after the property became The Langham, Huntington. During my tenure there, my focus was also on booking and servicing weddings, which routinely exceeded over 100 per year!
I am a graduate of the University of California, Irvine with a BA in English. I am also a native of Cerritos, so it's wonderful to be able to return home and work in the City I grew up in and raise my 8 month old baby boy. Besides my family and weddings, the other loves of my life are good food, bestselling novels, movies in general, traveling around the world and, I'm not embarrassed to admit it, reality TV!
Looking forward to sharing more in the coming year with you... Cathy