Always crucial to your events success is where your event will be held. Due to limited availability at premium venues, when choosing the setting for your ceremony and reception, consider the following choices;

Spacious banquet halls are often used for large weddings with traditional settings. Most banquet halls let you assemble a reception with your own caterer, florist, and a band or disc jockey (DJ).

Chico Ca. has rustic charm
Providing you have the room, home settings are intimate and cozy, letting you customize each piece of your wedding.

Redding, Ca weather always warm
Backyards can quickly become crowded and the kind neighbor cross so weigh your options as I've seen Law Enforcement shut down many a party or enforce such sound restrictions that all momentum was lost.

Sacramento, Ca. has many choices
Hotel ballrooms offer convenience to out-of-town guests. Most hotels will offer packages that can include everything from the catering to discounted rooms.

Garden weddings prove a romantic alternative to indoor receptions. Many forest preserves, arboretums, and parks offer wedding accommodations.

Many country clubs offer non-members elegant rooms combined with lawn settings.

I often suggest settling for off days such as Friday or Sunday when you find your dream location booked. Discounted rates are often available and can make this sacrifice worthwhile.

Call me for examples as I have lots of photos of various layouts from many venues.

Mike Flanagan
Cell (530) 941-2167

Halloween is days away. I always enjoy this time of the year as these parties are always a blast as people wearing masks are just so much more relaxed and ready to dance. I think it crucial to participate in theme parties so sometimes as an actor I often get left overs for my own costumes.

I think late October is about a lot more than just trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns and scare tactics. It's a season to be merry and fun. Not exactly Christmas, but good times always show up around Halloween. What better way to spruce up the season than to dig up some diabolically devilish Halloween tunes to motivate you in a monstrous manner. These should top your play-lists...

  1. Thriller by Michael Jackson – This was the most-requested Halloween song all the way from 1984
  2. Disco Inferno by Trammps – Halloween classic song from 1977
  3. Black Magic Woman by Santana – Halloween classic song from 1971
  4. Spooky by the Classics IV – Halloween pop favorite song from 1968
  5. Abracadabra by the Steve Miller Band – Halloween pop favorite song from 1982
  6. I Put a Spell on you by the Creedence Clearwater Revival – Halloween pop favorite song from 1968
  7. Martian Hop by the Ran-Dells – Halloween classic song from 1963
  8. The Devil Went Down To Georgia by the Charlie Daniels Band – Halloween classic song from 1979.
  9. Love Potion Number Nine by the Searchers – Halloween classic song from 1965
  10. Ghost Riders in the Sky by The Outlaws – Halloween classic song from 1981
  11. Somebody's Watching Me by Rockwell – Halloween pop favorite song from 1984
  12. Don't Fear the Reaper by the Blue Oyster Cult – Halloween classic song from 1976
  13. Witchy Woman by the legendary Eagles – Halloween classic song from 1972
  14. Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads – Halloween classic song from 1978
  15. Hell by the Squirrel Nut Zippers – Halloween classic song from 1997
  16. Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Group – Halloween classic song from 1973
  17. Riders on the Storm by the Doors – Halloween classic song from 1971
  18. Ghost Riders in the Sky by the Ramrods – Halloween classic song from 1961
  19. Dead Man's Curve by Jan and Dean – Halloween classic song from 1964
  20. People Are Strange by the Doors (again!) – Halloween classic song from 1967
  21. Dead Man's Party by Oingo Boingo- Halloween classic song from 1986