Mamma Mia, here we go again! We had the pleasure of hosting an epic party to launch downtown San Luis Obispo's newest private events venue, The Carrisa! It was truly a magical night to remember as we got together with all our friends in the wedding industry but we couldn't have hosted this event without our favorite dancing queens! Planning and floral design were graciously done by none other than San Luis Obispo Wedding Designer MDL Events, the bar service with delicious themed cocktails were crafted by Slo Brew Gatherings, pictures were snapped by husband and wife duo, Poppy & Vine Photo, the most impressive balloon install was done by Glitz & Gather, light bites were provided by Danior Catering, sweet bites by Seabreeze Cupcakes, rentals and lounges were provided by All About Events and Curated Sol Rentals, and lastly, the dance floor was lit up by Alpha Lit Central Coast! It was truly a collection of talented San Luis Obispo Wedding Vendors and the outcome was "chefs kiss"!

When you get enough Mamma Margaritas or Honey, Honey's in our system, our inner Donna comes out and let's you know that " You can dance and you can jive"! Keep scrolling to see how the wedding industry throws a party!

We spoke to the venue managers of San Luis Obispo Wedding Venue, The Carrisa and San Luis Obispo Wedding Planner and Florist, Mark from MDL Events on what this beautiful space has to offer and the design behind showcasing the venue. 

We are in partnership with SLO Brew Lofts, SLO Brew The Rock, Rod and Hammer's SLO Stills, MarFarm, and SLO Brew Gatherings. We are eager to create custom bundles with couples that love SLO, good beer, good cocktails, good music and good times! -The Carrisa

Describe your atmos­phere and feel.
Charming, historic creekside venue in the heart of Downtown SLO. An elevated ambiance with potential for events ranging from intimate fine dining to large late night dance parties.

What amenities come with the venue?
We have the longest and largest bar in town stocked with SLO Brew beers on tap and Rod and Hammer SLO Stills whiskey, a lovely creekside patio with heating and lighting, can stay open until 2 am, equip with an upstairs lounge and game room, an epic catering kitchen, sound system, dance floor, and centrally located in the heart of Downtown SLO on Higuera, just a walk across the bridge from Mission San Luis Obispo.

Describe your options for ceremony locations.
Indoor amongst the historic brick walls and pops of color in the unique tiles, or outside on the classic creekside patio with views of the Mission.

Do you have a bridal suite for getting ready?
Not included with the Carrisa, but ask us about SLO Brew Lofts!

Who or what continues to inspires you?
The tight-knit wedding industry in SLO that magically comes together for each couple in their own unique way. We are excited to see all the special life events brought to life within the walls of this ever-evolving historic space.

What makes your venue unique?
Late night luxury open until 2 am, full bar included, SLO Brew Lofts upstairs for potential full buyout, the magical creekside patio, dance party sound system ready to go, catering kitchen like no other, located centrally on Higuera Street

Mamma Mia, here we go again!

-Mark Dillon Luna

Can you describe your vision for this shoot?
A Part Of Greece comes to the Heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo.

As one who contributed to the design what was your inspiration?
My Inspiration took from the movie Mamma Mia that takes place in Skopelos, Greece. The blue waters the white buildings and beautiful bright florals adorned in this town and that is how we came up with the design concept.

What were 1 or 2 details that you were the most excited about?
A few details I was excited about was the blank canvas the venue gave me. I knew I could do so much in this space. Another detail was the blue and white tile the venue on the flooring. After seeing it, I knew I had to incorporate it into the design of the event.

The Carrisa Venue Launch

The Carrisa Venue Launch

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