The Woolsey Fire consumed almost 100,000 acres in Ventura and Los Angeles counties, including Malibu, Thousand Oaks, and Topanga leading to short notice evacuation orders. In addition to ensuring people and animals were safely evacuated, several weddings and events scheduled at popular venues such as Villa Sancti, Malibu Rocky Oaks, Cielo Farms and Triunfo Creek had to be relocated or rescheduled to 2019.
BizBash reached out to Sandy for her experience: “Sandy Radicevic, the president of event rental firm Premiere Party Rents, has a similar story: Her team was scheduled to work on five weddings in the area last weekend. Three were able to move to locations in Newport Beach, Rolling Hills, and Santa Monica, while two were postponed until 2019.
“We had trucks dispatched at 5:30 a.m. [on Friday] on the way to Malibu Rocky Oaks Vineyard and Cielo Farms,” she says, explaining that they first thought the crew would simply need to use a different freeway to access the venues. “Within 10 minutes we realized the severity of what was happening and did not want to send our crews into the fire evacuation zone. … We called them at 5:45 a.m. and instructed the trucks to turn around. As it turns out, within two hours the flames had already made it to these locations. The owners of these properties barely made it out.” (Both venues ultimately survived the fires.)” – via BizBash
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