New Venue – The AVIA Hotel in Long Beach
March 23, 2010

Jessica and I love to scope out new and delightful venues for our bride’s to consider for their ceremony and wedding receptions. We recently had the pleasure of visiting the AVIA Hotel which is located in Long Beach. Can I tell you how much I am in LOVE with this hotel? I’m going to break up this post in a few different blogs so you can fully appreciate this sophisticated yet understated elegant hotel. But for now, I want to focus on what I love about this hotel.  

This Boutique Style Hotel is comprised of 7 Stories with 138 Rooms and 12 Suites.


Level of Service – From the minute you step foot in the lobby, you feel welcome by warm smiling faces. It’s obvious their employees are proud to work at this hotel.  

The Lobby - Check Out the Tree Trunk Vase with Orchids!


 Simplistic Beauty – You can tell much thought went into the design of the hotel with its calming spa colors and natural elements.  

The Lobby - Love the use of driftwood in floral arrangements!


 Appreciation for Local Area – As you enter the lobby, you are reminded that you are not very far from the surrounding waterfront area.  

Stare at the Ceiling and you will find a Painting of an Aquarium.


Culinary Pride – Don’t bother looking for your standard chicken dish here. Chef Tony Maalouf believes in mixing up flavors to create a signature dish for your event. He’s all about the presentation of the dish. Love it!  

The AVIA Kitchen


Special Touches – From 5-7 PM in the AVIA Lounge, the chef offers complimentary small plates which pair well with their wines.  

AVIA Lounge – At the end of the lounge area is a cozy space. Comfortably seating 7 people, it’s an intimate and fun area for the couple to do their menu tasting with their parents.    

Lots to Do! – The AVIA is located in The Pike, a waterfront entertainment district located in the heart of Long Beach. Ideal for your out of town guests looking for something fun to do while in town.  


The Rooftop Pool Terrace  – I think the pictures say it all! Isn’t this amazing?  


  The View – Imagine your friends sipping cocktails for your engagement party while checking out this view from the Rooftop Pool Terrace.  

The Grand Prix is Scheduled for April 16-18, 2010. Looking for a Great Seat? How about the Rooftop Pool Terrace?


 Check back next time for photos of the Gallery, Courtyard, Club Room, rooms and suites. I will also share some beautiful nighttime photos of the hotel.  

Thank you to Jessica Elizabeth Photography for providing these lovely photos.  

Kerry Pulverman