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Just a few weeks ago Arcularius Events had the pleasure of attending an ISES meeting at Artesa Winery in Napa.  ISES, aka the International Special Events Society, is an organization dedicated to excellence and professionalism in the events industry.  The society focuses on educating and informing events professionals as well as encouraging cooperation and high business standards.  What a great organization!

The meeting couldn’t have been held in a better location.  Called the “Jewel of the Carneros,” Artesa Winery definitely lives up to its nickname – this place is gorgeous!  Artesa has unique, completely modern architecture with very eco-conscious design elements.  Pulling up to the vineyard, the first thing we noticed was the grass rooftop covering the main building.  There are water features everywhere you turn and the views of the valley truly can’t be beat.  
Artesa offers vineyard lunches and courtyard receptions, so it is definitely worth a look if you are planning an event!  Contact Michael McKinley at Michael@artesawinery.com or (707)254-2148 for more info.  


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We recently decided to take the time to introduce the members of our Three-Sister Team, so that you know exactly who you are working with when you hire Arcularius Events.  A few days ago we introduced Marianna, and now we’d like to introduce another sister, the lovely and talented Mairead.

Mairead has worked with Arcularius Events for the past three seasons as our Event Space Designer.  As our space designer, Mairead employs her design expertise to create custom layouts for each event.  She uses precise dimensions to ensure that each event is well-thought-out and perfectly designed.  

Mairead graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and for the past six years has worked with clients in the areas of residential, hospitality, healthcare and corporate design.  From private residences to large scale venues, her layouts provide the team with detailed pre-event planning and day-of organization every event needs to flow smoothly.  Along with her event layouts Mairead brings the knowledge to give your special event the opportunity to be “Green.”  

After a short break to have her second child Mairead is back, bringing with her a new enthusiasm to our Three-Sister Team! Catriona’s unique passion and intuition teamed with Mairead’s attention to detail and Marianna’s thoughtful organization ensures that your event will be everything you dreamed of and more.

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As you may or may not know, Arcularius Events is a Three-Sister Team.  The three of us, Catriona, Mairead, and Marianna, love combining our unique strengths to create events that are truly one of a kind.  We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves, because you are sure to meet (at least) one of us if you hire or work with Arcularius Events!  This week, we’d like to introduce the youngest of the three sisters, Marianna. 

Marianna has worked with Arcularius Events for the past two seasons as our Associate Wedding Planner.  As a recent graduate of UC Berkeley with a double major in Art History and Italian Studies, she is passionate about all things Italian and can assist couples who want this romantic culture to be a part of their celebrations.  
Since graduating, Marianna has been working at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park where she works in customer service and education.  Her specialty is public speaking, so she helps introduce large school groups to the museum and its special exhibitions.
Marianna will soon be joining Arcularius Events full time, where she will assist with day-of coordination and behind-the-scenes organization.  She ensures that design elements are set up according to plan and that every detail is attended to.  Since she loves working with people, Marianna is our go-to girl when guests need direction or assistance.  She is a vital part of our Three-Sister Team, which we will continue to introduce in just a few days!

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