Wanna Party at Marilyn Monroe's Place? Venue Matching Eventup Adds San Francisco
It's two days before the big party to end all parties. You've got three cases of 1995 Louis Cristal Rose chilling in your basement and two competing sushi caterers who plan to duke it out to the adoring palettes of all your peeps. Your DJ is so damn good even he is jealous of you having hired him.
Then the phone call comes in; your venue has to cancel on you - a broken water main down the street, or was it a fire in the kitchen? Either way, your reputation is destroyed, right?
Thanks to venue matching service EventUp, not if you live in New York, Los Angeles, and as of today, San Francisco.
EventUp is an online service connecting the owners of uniquely interesting venues, those not normally available for just anyone, with, well, anyone. Venues you never thought you'd get your paws on include sweet NY locales like a "mini mansion", a penthouse suite, and LA-based hotspots like a real castle in Hollywood, a tuscan villa in the mountains above Los Angeles, and even a home used in the TV reality show "The Bachelor".
Venues range from entire restaurants to cozy cafes, from sporting facilities to museums, hotel suites to homes. Prices range from a few hundred into the thousands for half-day affairs. For venue owners, listing their locale is free, with a 10% fee for any events that actually get booked using EventUp's service.
Following the bi-coastal success of their New York and Los Angeles venue-matching services, EventUp has put another big city filled with interesting, historical locations under their combined belts. As of today, people in San Francisco looking to wow their friends, family, colleagues and others ought to sneak a peek at what's available to them.
Okay, I'll come clean. You can't actually have a big soiree at Marilyn Monroe's place. Not every venue is open for any type or size of gathering. While the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel allows weddings, parties and social events for up to 400 for just $500, a cool grand only gets you a small, short photo or video session at the Marina District love nest that Monroe and baseball legend Joe DiMaggio shared for a time, or at the Haight area apartment once owned by rock icon Jimi Hendrix.
Seriously, I think Hendrix would want us to have big parties at his home, am I right? After all, we've got these three cases of champagne just waiting to be opened...