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"I did one event with John a few years back & have been hooked on him ever since! His diligence, professionalism, knowledge & experience are unmarked! I use his company for all my events from small private in-home dinner parties to huge off-site events for hundreds of people! As a chef/caterer, there are so many responsibilities I have in putting an event together and John takes a lot of that stress away from me...I can always count on OCLA to provide top-notch service!"

Jennifer Story
Cooking Thyme

“The Genlux Magazine BritWeek event at Smashbox Studios was a success thanks to the dedication, skilled precision and personable working style of John Sugrue and his OCLA Events team. It was a pleasure to work with such professionals and we look forward to working with OCLA Events on future events."

Tamaki Niole
Studio Events + Bookings Coordinator
Smashbox Studios

Our event client testimonial Smash Box Studios. Call us: 949.374.7258

“John Sugrue and his crew at OCLA Events are the most honest, professional, expedient and hard-working team I’ve ever worked with. Every aspect of our event was well planned and organized, and best of all, John kept it within our budget guidelines. On behalf of Genlux Magazine, I would like to give our stamp of approval to OCLA Events for a job well done.”

Stephen Kamifuji 

Creative Director
Genlux Magazine

Our event client testimonial Genlux. Call us: 949.374.7258

To Prospective OCLA EVENTS Customers:

Please accept this letter as the highest possible endorsement of John Sugrue and the OCLA Events team. As fundraising Co-Chairman for A Wish For Animals, a non-profit animal shelter in Orange County, maintaining a tight budget while maximizing our events aesthetic, was critical to our success. We used OCLA to style and design a “White Party” event held at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, and then followed up with a Casino Night six months later. John planned both events which were absolutely gorgeous and truly exceeding our expectations! He had excellent resources, brought in vendors that were sympathetic to our budget, coordinated the set up, managed his team during the event and oversaw the conclusion of the evening. During this year that we worked with John, he always maintained the highest levels of integrity and honesty with our organization and became beloved by all. Thank you John, again, for your incredible heart, fantastic ideas, and great work ethic!

Rebecca L Raff
Fundraising Co-Chairman
A Wish For Animals


Our event client testimonial A Wish for Animals. Call us: 949.374.7258

"I have worked with many skilled and experienced professionals during my 25 year career in the entertainment and event production industry. In the past 5 years, it has been with great pleasure to have worked with John Sugrue; a real professional, personable and creative guy. During the many events we have worked on together, John has always maintained his positive attitude and confident persona. No problem or challenge is too big or too small for John’s attention and he prides himself on the detail, beauty and efficiency of the finished product. It’s always a pleasure to work with professionals as dedicated to the event as you are – with John Sugrue you have that person. John’s experience, knowledge, communication skills and vision combine to create a powerhouse in the events industry."

Joe Arbour
Vice President – Production Services
Gail & Rice, Inc.


Our event client testimonial Gail & Rice. Call us: 949.374.7258

"I have worked with John Sugrue on many different events over the last 8 years and he is one of the most honest and hard working people I have ever met. You will be in the best of hands if John and his OCLA team plan and manage your event. Details, details, details to perfection is all that John knows. When it comes to event planning, there is no other firm I would choose than OCLA Events. They are the elite and best of breed. If you want your event done to your expectations and beyond, then you money will be well spent. John will take an idea and run to the moon and back to be sure his client’s vision comes full circle. Feel free to reach out to me should you have any questions. Once again, OCLA Events is the best event planning firm to hit Southern California…”

Samantha Wright
VP of Marketing
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