Scottsdale Award Program Honors Achievement
SCOTTSDALE May 29, 2021 — Avalon Meetings & Entertainment has been selected for the 2021 Best of Scottsdale Award in the Entertainers category by the Scottsdale Award Program.
“Each year, the Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.
One of our “Santa” characters will be at Pinnacle Peak Dog Park Sunday, November 8, 2020, 8am to 12noon, to pose for pix with your pets. The bulk of the donations will go to “Home Fur Good,” a no kill animal rescue in Phoenix. The park is located at 20900 N Black Mountain Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 right by highway 51.
Use your smart phones and cameras for the photos. “Santa” requests a donation of $10. or more by PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, or Square. No cash payment can be made at the park, so just take the picture and then send your donation. $5. of each donation goes to “Santa” so he can get his suit cleaned. The balance of each donation goes to help the pets. We at Avalon love animals and are grateful for “no-kill” shelters so we hope you can take advantage of this photo op, use the pix for memories and/or holiday cards, and support a worthy cause.
With a large service portfolio, we love doing it all! The following short video features some 2019 programs orchestrated by Avalon. Featuring decor, branding, and an off-site evening in the desert .
We love doing theme events. Our client requested a “Day of the Dead” Mexican motif. We strung 750 feet of picado flags, placed small exhibits in the event area, and used table centerpieces to complete the motif. Mariachis provided just the right touch to complement the ambiance. In the video, notice the stunning difference in the look as the sun sets and our bistro lights bring dramatic highlights to the decor.
Many client’s ask for a balloon drop to enhance an important moment, often the highlight of an event. In the following video, you’ll get a brief glimpse of what goes into creating this fun and exciting effect.
When background music is requested for an event, a client will often request something that is unique and particular to the area. In Arizona, we offer “Southwest” music which blends Latin rhythms with jazz and New Age. The Avalon Southwest combo features guitar, flute, and electric violin doubling percussion. The sound is pleasant, upbeat, interesting, and yet, appropriately in the background. This video of the combo at a cocktail reception provides a sense of the performance.
Of course, all elements of an event are important to its success. One of our favorite resorts, the “Talking Stick” in Scottsdale, was the host hotel for this reception. The ambiance, great food, and an amazing banquet staff were “five star” and made for a perfect evening.
The Valley of the Sun features many wonderful hotels and resorts. Avalon was privileged to have a great event at this Phoenix area resort. From the banquet staff to the General Manager, all were friendly, accommodating, and service driven. Thank you Marriott Buttes for a 5 star evening!
Avalon was voted “Best Entertainment Service Provider 2018 – USA by LUX, a magazine for global influencers, collectors, and high net worth individuals. It is published out of London, sold on news stands in London, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Milan, Nice, New York, LA, Singapore and Hong Kong, and distributed through a proprietary VIP system that includes selected global events, locations, and clients of some of the world’s leading private banks and luxury brands.
While entertainment and theming is only one component or our portfolio, it is a core competency and a passion for our team. We are honored to receive this award which recognizes our success and dedication to providing “wow” events for clients in the US and worldwide.
Karaoke is fun, but, when you’re looking for something different, Lip-Sync à la the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, is the new way to take the stage and be a star. This corporate group had an absolute blast!
We produced an amazing program at the Hilton Anaheim in California. Adjacent to Disneyland, this 1500 room hotel had a huge amount of event space. We needed to provide a program for three different ballroom areas on the first and second floors of the property.
The first was a VIP room with very limited guest list. A delicious buffet was complemented by our very entertaining strolling magician and a superb caricature artist. For the large number of other guests, one ballroom featured our “Green Screen Video” process which enables each guest to be a dance superstar. The lines to participate were out the door all night. Those waiting for their turn were able to enjoy the performance on two giant video screens on either side of the room.
The third ballroom featured Avalon’s “San Diego Band”. We only wish the video could truly capture the electricity and excitement of throngs of people responding to the band’s energy. Needless to say, the evening was a huge success and the client was thrilled that we exceeded expectations.
We really appreciate our clients who allow us to pursue our passion for great events. It is so rewarding to provide amazing experiences to attendees in markets across the country and worldwide.