"John and the entire team at OCLA Events are exceptional. We held our 41st annual fundraising event at the OC Fairgrounds and I had to pleasure of working with John over the course of about 6 months. He is always quick to respond to emails and never blinked an eye when we went through dozens and dozen of changes to our event. He came to every walk through we had and brought ideas from his team that benefited our event. Our event was three days long and each day I heard from John to make sure there was nothing I needed last minute - and when I did need some last minute draping after his entire crew had left for the day - it was delivered and set up within two hours! As a non-profit, we have to be very diligent about the money we spend.
John was always willing to help us get the best deal and make the most out of our budget. His customer service, prices, and great staff cannot be beat by any other event/rental company out there! We look forward to using him for our events and rentals going forward. Thanks John!"
Junior League of Orange County
"When talent and dependability come together, you get the perfect formula. As an event producer, I am thankful that I have this with my "go to" team: OCLA Events. Once they are on board, the stress level dissipates and we are full steam ahead to the finish line. Thank you John & Jose. You two are awesome!"
Bridal/Wedding Connoisseur, Luxury Wedding Abassador
Consultant/Speaker, Star of TLC's Brides of Beverly Hills
"John from OCLA Events is without a doubt a true professional! He truly cares about his clients and will continuously go over and beyond to meet their expectations. It is important for me to only refer professional and qualified vendors to my clients. I know when John is working with one of my clients; we are in store for a fabulous event! I've worked with John for several years now and I can rely on him every time!"
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
"I first worked with John at OCLA events in May of 2012 - and a few projects since than. It was such a blessing to work with someone so professional and passionate and exceed everything I had invisioned my event to be. Every event I do in the future i will continue to use his expertise. He is amazingly professional and such a fun person to work with. OCLA events is simply the best. I look forward to all of our future events together!"
“We interviewed Classic Party Rentals, Town and Country and OCLA Events to help us launch and support the Sunset Strip Market in June 2012. We chose OCLA Events because we knew we would not be just another client with them; we worked side by side with John and his great team for 25 consecutive weeks. With a half a year of Sunset Strip events still ahead of us when we started, we also solicited their help with the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
OCLA Events far exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend them to anyone.”
Sunset Strip Business Association
"OCLA Events provides support for our West Coast sponsorship events. They always provide professional service and outstanding concepts. They are always on time, set-up and ready to roll no matter what our requests could be. They are a great team and we really enjoy working with them!"
Overstreet Events & PR
"Words cannot describe the way that I feel right now. Yesterday, could not be more perfect. I married my best friend in front of those who I love the most and there is no greater joy at this moment in my life. I just really wanted to tell everyone thank you for celebrating this moment with us. Damond and I are were so happy to see those that we love the most come out and celebrate this beautiful day with us.
Last but not least, I must thank the wonderful people (who you don't see) that made this day AMAZING for me. These are some of the most kind, considerate, selfless, and talented people that I have ever come across John Sugrue, and Chef-Jennifer Story, I cannot thank all of you enough for bringing my dream to life. This was 1.5 years of planning and you all really made this day more than I could have ever imagined, so I want to say THANK YOU.John and Jen, you both have been working with me from Day 1 and I'm so grateful for you two.
Anytime I needed you, you were there and I can't thank both of you enough because I know how much you put your hearts into my wedding day and you have no idea of how much I'm appreciative of all of your hard work and efforts. THANK YOU !!!!"
Culver City CA
"Where do I start? I remember calling John about a month and a half before my wedding. I had been trying to find a decor company that could give a special touch to my wedding. I either was told I had to spend a minimum or they couldn't meet with me until 2-3 weeks out. When I called John and told him my problems, he was so happy to help me.
We set up an appointment right away at my venue location! He was extremely professional. I thought I was going to come in and just tell him what I wanted, but instead gave me great suggestions and gave me his expert opinion. I had a walk through with another company and all they wanted to do was what they wanted and what will work for them. I did not feel this was with John at all. He immediately saw my vision and quickly put a quote together for me. We had another meeting at their warehouse and they spent a good amount of time going over all my options. I changed my mind about color and different decor furniture, and John was always there ready with another quote. John even helped me out the day before the wedding when I had a root canal and couldn't go shopping for the candy bar items. A quote was quickly put together for me to rent cupcake stands, trays etc.
Unlike other vendors that were asking for their money as soon as I arrived, John not once asked me about money instead told me just send me a check. A bride doesn't have time to think about payments or money on one of their most important day of their lives and John made sure I felt no stress. When I arrived everything was ready to go. The ceremony area looked beautiful and the inside decor was everything I had envisioned.
Thank you to you John and your team for an amazing job!!! I am already referring my friends and family to OCLA Events!!!"
Sue Lay Chang
"This is my first review and I'm writing it because John and OCLA are a great events company.
They helped my team host an event at the Petersen Auto Museum with an attendance of about 800 people.
They assisted us in the layout, rental furniture, kitchen and electrical setup. John and his team were total professionals. We couldn't have been happier with their service.
John is very prompt, accommodating (did a lot of walkthroughs with us), and willing to go the extra mile to make your event a success. His pricing is also very reasonable. John is a very nice guy with integrity! Thanks John and OCLA Events!"
Director of Events, LA Chapter
Project by Project
"I was looking for decor company to make my wedding day look the way I envisioned it. My reception was going to be in a pavilion tent and I needed it to look elegant with ceiling swags and chandeliers. I went through several vendors on theknot.com and WeddingWire.com, explained what I wanted, and received quotes from most of them. John's company was the one that gave me the most assurance that he can get the job done within my budget.
We had several emails and phone calls back and forth to get the exact picture then had our first in-person meeting at the venue. He brought sample materials to show me and provided me with honest insights on how to make things look best in cost-effective manner.
My husband and I had adjustments on the guest number until very last minute and John was flexible and adjusted our contract accordingly.
On the day of the wedding, John and his team arrived early to give ample amount of time to set up. They independently worked with the venue staff to solve any issues so that I didn't have worry about a thing that day since I was preoccupied with many other things.
The final product was beautiful beyond my expectation. Many of the guests complimented how gorgeous the place looked and how impressed they were. Lighting for the guest tables created elegant and romantic ambiance. The chandeliers and high-quality, sage green (my theme color) table overlay completed the elegant look that I was going for. My husband and I were highly satisfied with their service and will recommend to friends who will need decor for their wedding in the future."
"I've had the pleasure of working with John for several years now and he is simply the best! My recent client loved how "no" was never an option no matter what they requested (like a giant shark hovering over the entrance). OCLA has a huge selection of inventory and the most wonderful staff as well. If you're looking for professional, hard working and all around good people you've found them!"
“John was amazing to work with from the first phone call to delivery at our wedding. He helped create a gorgeous event and was so flexible, attentive, responsive, and efficient. We had changing needs throughout the past few months and each time he was patient, communicative, and gave us exactly what we asked for. I highly recommend him and his team for your wedding and party needs. You will not get better service than you do with John. We knew he would deliver exactly as he promised and didn't have to worry knowing we were in excellent hands!!!”
Dr. Judy Ho
CNN Clinical Psychologist
"I met John at OCCACC's event 3 years ago, he was the manager of the program. We have been worked with several fashion show together, I like his personality, responsibility and he is a very good team player.
Thank you for helping our event for the last few years. John is amazing at helping charities save money and have incredible events!"
Chinese American Senior Citizens Center
"Thanks so much for all the great work. We truly are very appreciative of everything that you did for our event, you truly went above and beyond helping us with all the little things. Your team was extremely professional and great!
Everyone was very impressed with the turnout of the conference. We look forward to working with you in the future."
"I just want to say that we had another successful event! And we couldn't have done it without your amazing company! The VIP lounge area was a big hit and everyone loved it!
Its been such a great pleasure working with you! Hope we'll get to work together again in the future!"
Manager of Event Production, LA Chapter
Project by Project
"My husband and I got married in August 2014 in San Clemente and worked with OCLA for lighting, decor, and a number of rentals for our medium/large sized wedding. We were referred to OCLA by chance and are so thrilled we called and worked with them! John, his team and partners are extremely professional, have a wide range of experience with different events and different cultural weddings (we had an Indian/fusion one), have a large stock of rentals, linens, furniture and fantastic/competitive lighting. They also offer great value while delivering high quality results.
John and his team were the first to arrive and last to leave, but they are so smooth you barely even realise they are there! When you meet John, from OCLA, you feel like you are working with a friend and someone who genuinely cares. He worked so well with my parents (who helped a lot with planning) and was very responsive, patient, and generous with his time. He and his team also gave great advise on how to optimise the look and feel of our venue (both outdoors & indoors) and make the best use of our space. I can confidently recommend working with OCLA -- my only regret is that we didn't begin working with him sooner in the process!"
"I was referred to OCLA events by my best friend, who worked with John previously. I needed additional lighting for my wedding venue and so I reached out to OCLA. John was so quick to respond. He was so flexible with everything! I had seen their work a month before at another wedding, which they completely enhanced the ambiance.
So, before all my guests came into my wedding reception area, my husband and I were able to take a peak at the space. The OCLA team came up to me to make sure I was happy with the colors I chose and were very tactful to make suggestions. I gladly trusted their insight and it turned out perfectly! I am not one to initially been receptive to extra lighting, but now looking back at my video and pictures, it was a wonderful decision. It amplified the already lovely venue appeal without breaking too much into my wallet. They were such a great group to work with. Payment was easy as well! I couldnt have asked for a better group to have done my lighting.
Completely satisfied! I would use and refer them to anyone anytime!"
"John was a pleasure to work with! I had never hired a company for lighting, but now that I realize what a difference lighting makes I will use them for every party! The value was great, they arrived on time, but most of all my teenager loved the pink lights! John is very friendly and easy to communicate with."