Thank you for your interest in private events at Los Poblanos.
It has been our honor and delight to be part of so many special days throughout the years, from beautiful weddings and destination retreats to joyful birthday celebrations and baby showers. It is with heavy hearts we must inform you that our medium and large event and wedding reception business is on hold indefinitely. This was an incredibly difficult decision to make, yet with our state officials announcing that mass gatherings may not be possible for another 12-18 months, combined with restrictive social distancing protocols, the challenge to host these events has become insurmountable. What worried us the most was the challenge of keeping our community safe with the celebratory nature of larger events – with dancing, hugging, drinking, lounging, and close-talking all being natural components of gathering in celebration. It would have been extremely challenging to meet client expectations and keep our team safe.
For couples who are interested, we are offering an intimate, elopement-style celebration for a small number of guests, allowing for a special ceremony on the farm followed by a memorable culinary experience with their closest friends and family. Currently, under state mandate, these elopements are limited to five people, and we are hopeful that limit will be increased in the near future. As the future of large gatherings is unclear, our vision of memorable weddings at Los Poblanos consists of intimate outdoor ceremonies in nature followed by a special culinary experience shared with the people that are closest to you, with a maximum capacity of 18 guests, given state permissions.
As we wait for new state mandates on gathering sizes, all currently booked social and corporate events are also on hold. We are accepting inquiries for social and corporate events of five people or fewer at this time, and envision these types of gatherings to remain small in the future, with a maximum capacity of 18 guests, given state permissions.
Looking forward, we are evaluating opportunities to utilize La Quinta for more cultural and well-being programming related to our mission, such as culinary events, book talks, art shows, yoga, music, lectures on art and architecture and small-scale private dining experiences. This more sustainable direction is part of our long-term strategy to become more of a destination for well-being experiences and transformative travel.
All our decisions have been driven by trying to do the right thing for our clients, our staff, and the long-term sustainability of our business. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these new challenges, and are grateful for your continued support. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.