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Redbird | Vibiana: Exclusive Private Dining Portfolio First Look Event

Redbird | Vibiana recently hosted an exclusive First Look  dinner event with 50 of LA’s top producers and planners to debut the  East and West Redbird private dining rooms as well as the newly renovated NestCardinal’s Quarters, and Bishop’s Perch.

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Chef Neal Fraser prepared a custom menu for the event:

Hors d’oeuvres
Hiramasa, Coconut Milk, Lime, Cilantro
Thai Pork Meatballs, Green Curry
Chicken Liver Mousse, Crostini, Pickled Mustard

First Course
Burrata Salad, Cara Cara Orange, Duck Prosciutto, Cress, Pistachio

Second Course
John Dory, Chanterelles, Confit Fingerlings, Wild Broccoli, Green Garlic

New York “Cheesecake” caramelized olives, citrus, blood orange sorbet




Tobin Shea, Redbird | Vibiana Bar Director presented two of Redbird’s most popular cocktails for guests to enjoy during the cocktail reception – “Russian Spring” and “Thai Julep”.


The East Room is a versatile event space with a modern layout. The rectangular main hall runs parallel to an open JennAir kitchen, with sleek design and top of the line appliances, a 65” TV and SONOS sound system. The room leads to a patio with up-close views of Vibiana. The East Room is a perfect place to host a spirited cocktail party, a daytime corporate meeting and post-meeting fete, or an immersive Chef’s Table dining experience. The East Room can accommodate 30 guests for a seated dinner and 70 guests for a standing cocktail reception.

The Cardinal’s Quarters is our most historic room, as it is the renovated salon that once belonged to the Rectory’s former Cardinals. These private quarters breathe romance into the space, with a working fireplace, hand-carved detailing, and deep teal-hued walls. The Cardinal’s Quarters also features an en-suite restroom, a wide balcony, perched atop the Redbird Courtyard, with vistas of Vibiana and Downtown’s architectural backdrop enhancing the majestic quality of the space. The Cardinal’s Quarters can accommodate 44 seated, and 70 for a standing cocktail reception.

The Bishop’s Perch is the speakeasy of Redbird’s private dining spaces. This suite is on our top floor and sits above the rest of our private rooms. The Bishop’s Perch is the perfect spot for intimate celebrations—engagement parties, birthday or business dinners—of 20 or less. The Bishop’s Perch features modern décor in the square dining room, flanked by its own en-suite restroom and a cozy garden patio, where Vibiana’s belfry and the Financial District skyscrapers illuminate the evening sky. The Bishop’s Perch can accommodate 20 seated and 30 for a standing cocktail reception.

The Nest evokes the feeling of hosting guests in your own home. Upon entering, guests are greeted into an open JennAir kitchen, leading out onto our portico lounge and patio dining spaces. The Nest lives up to its name, giving guests a bird’s eye view of the entire Vibiana and Redbird compound, with the LA skyline as its backdrop. Its breathtaking urban views make The Nest a perfect fit for rehearsal dinners and intimate family receptions. The Nest also functions as an excellent space for corporate meetings and receptions, with a SONOS sound system and full audio/visual capabilities. The Nest can accommodate 36 seated, and 50 for a standing cocktail reception.

Our largest private dining space is found in The West Room. This spacious dining hall features high ceilings, with hand-painted original beams, a 65” TV, SONOS sound system and a petite balcony overlooking Redbird’s restaurant. Several table arrangements are available, based on your party’s size. The West Room can accommodate a seated dinner of 85 guests, and a standing cocktail reception of up to 150.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and partners who helped make the event so beautiful:

Photography: Maya Myers Photography
Linen: Luxe Linen
Florals: Wisteria Lane
DJ: Red Shoe LA

Vibiana Real Wedding | Krystal + Robert

A modern, Vibiana wedding covered in green trees and romantic details.  Thank you Callaway Gable for the beautiful photos.

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Venue: Redbird | Vibiana
Food & Beverage: Chef Neal Fraser, Tobin Shea
Planner: Beth Helmstetter
Photographer: Callaway Gable
Cake: Cake Studio LA
Entertainment: Red Shoe LA
Floral: Hollyflora
Trees: Greenset

Luxe Launch 2016 at Vibiana

LUXE Linen’s LUXE Launch is one of the wedding and event industry’s most anticipated annual events. The LUXE Launch serves as a trend setting, networking function of the industry’s top planners and designers.

Now in its third year, The 2016 launch was recently held at Vibiana, where twelve incredible design and floral teams were brought into our Main Hall to create pure beauty using LUXE Linen‘s newest line of gorgeous linen.  Each chosen designer pairs up with a florist of their choice to create any tabletop and theme they dream up. Having LUXE Linen‘s latest collection of linens and napkins to choose from, the teams love the feeling of competition.

We will be sharing each individual tabletop in the near future but, until then, here are a few party photos and some of Chef Neal Fraser’s delicious plates served at this years event.

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Host: LUXE Linen
Venue/Catering: Vibiana
Lighting/Sound: High Voltage Lighting
Rentals: Revelry Event Designers
Rentals: 204 Events
China: Dish Wish Events
Photography: Krista Mason Photography
Photo Booth: Smile Lounge Photo Booth
Dessert: Bottega Louie
Dessert: Sprinkles
Dessert Bar: Candybar Couture
Champagne: Wiens Family Cellars
Wine: ONEHOPE Wine
Coffee: Conscious Bean
DJ: Vox DJs
HMUA: Face It Sugar
HMUA: Design Visage
PR: Rayce PR & Marketing