Who We Are

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Welcome to RENDER Event Design, a full-service special event planning and meeting management production company based in Los Angeles. With almost 20 years of industry experience, RENDER was launched in 2016 as a one-stop resource for businesses and individuals seeking creative, impeccably designed and expertly executed events.

There are rarely second chances with events. Assembling the right people with the know-how, can-do attitude, flexibility and poise under pressure is crucial to the success of any project. RENDER Event Design has the ideal team to create environments that wow guests, surpass expectations and create lasting memories.

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What We Can Do

OUR SERVICES

There is a saying in the special event industry, “You are only as good as your last event.” New ideas, fresh thinking and a desire to avoid the ordinary are essential in event planning and meeting production.

Our industry is continually evolving. To be relevant you must not rely only on what has worked in the past, but actively pursue new trends and technological advances. Not just from the meeting and event industry, but others as well like; interior design, fashion, lifestyle marketing, social media and emerging technology.  All of these have crossover elements that are compelling inspirations for event design, décor, theming, scenic staging, marketing, content creation, audio/visual and lighting.

Planning & Ideation

Determine Goals & Objectives | Timeline Management | Location & Venue Selection | Sourcing Goods & Services | Vendor Selection | Insurance & Permits | Budgeting | Sponsorship | Production Schedule Development | Sustainability Compliance | Pre & Post Event Surveys

Creative Services

Graphic Design | Animated Video Graphics | Event Photography & Videography | Content Creation | RSVP Website Creation | Custom PowerPoint Presentations | Invitation Design | Printing Services including large format printing | Renderings & CAD Drawings | Promotional Items & Giveaways

Event & Meeting Management

Online Event Registration | Onsite Management | Onsite Attendee Registration | Staffing | Security | VIP Management | Venue Management | Food & Beverage Management | Group Transportation | Valet Services | Tradeshow Exposition Services | Lead Retrieval | Audience Engagement Apps

Entertainment

Live Theatrical Shows | Bands & Musicians | DJs | Strolling Entertainers | Social Media Photo Booths | Speakers Bureau | Team Building Activities | Costuming & Special Effects Make-up | Brand Ambassadors

Event Design & Themed Décor

Theme Development | Props | Scenic Fabrication | Floral Design & Tablescapes | Tradeshow Booth Exhibit Design | Event Rentals | Specialty Furniture & Dance Floors | Red Carpet | Step & Repeat Backdrops | Tenting | Branding & Promotion | Interactive Kiosks

Production & AV Services

Live Show Production | Complete Audio Visual Services | Event Sound Design | HD Projectors | Staging | Lighting & Special Effects | Lasers & Pyrotechnics | Video Gaming Consoles & Monitors | Social Media Live Feeds | Video Mapping | Internet/WiFi Services | Technical Directors & Stage Managers

Travel & Transportation

Destination Management Services (DMC) | Airline & Hotel Bookings | Hotel Sourcing | Hotel Contract Negotiating & Room Blocks | Chartered Buses | Limo, Sedan & Party Buses | Group Activities | Tours & Leisure Activities | Spouse/Partner Activities

Food & Beverage

Menu Development | Catering | Buffet Table Design | Specialty Cakes & Dessert Tables | Themed Food Stations | Mixology Cocktails | Food Trucks | Servers & Bartenders

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

TESTIMONIALS

TYPES OF EVENTS

UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES
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CORPORATE & NONPROFIT

  • Media & Press Events
  • Product Launches
  • Video Game Industry Events
  • Corporate Holiday Parties & Picnics
  • Grand Openings & Open Houses
  • Community Festivals & Street Fairs
  • Award Shows & Red Carpet Events
  • Hospitality Suites
  • Upfronts & Screenings
  • Movie Premieres & Film Festivals
  • Fundraising Galas & Silent Auctions
  • Experiential Marketing Tours
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BUSINESS MEETINGS

  • Conferences & Conventions
  • Business Summits
  • Tradeshow Exhibits
  • Destination Management Services
  • Company Offsites & Retreats
  • General Sessions
  • Social Media Meetups
  • Teambuilding Activities
  • Group Tours & Leisure Activities
  • Employee Recognition Events
  • Incentive Trips
  • Keynote Speakers
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SOCIAL & MILESTONE

  • Theme Parties
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Holiday Parties
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • Weddings
  • Cocktail Receptions
  • Baby Showers
  • Family Trips
  • Graduations
  • Celebrations of Life

BUSINESS MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Our team has proven experience producing meetings and conferences of all sizes nationwide at major hotel brands. A skilled team well-versed in contract negotiating to ensure best pricing and concessions is the vital first step in planning. Securing the appropriate amount of meeting space runs an important second.

We take the lead with the hotel or conference center on key production decisions, as well as the minutia of details involved in meeting planning, to free up time for our clients to focus on content and messaging to reach their audience. Secure in knowing that they have a strong partner managing the overall production.

OUR CLIENT PHILOSOPHY

With personalized service, relentless resolve, integrity and unwavering commitment, we partner with our clients to bring ideas to life.

WHERE WE SHINE

MANAGEMENT

There is much more to events than just great design. The overall management and production value is what will stick in minds well after the event is over. Comments on something as simple as not enough food buffets leading to long lines, or about more complex audio/video issues are unfortunately what is talked about following the event. Whether an event is for 15 or 5,000 guests, RENDER implements the same proven strategies and management expertise to produce first class productions.

Hours of planning, creativity and hard work are lost on a poorly managed event.

Meet the Founder, CEO

CRAIG WEIDA

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Over the past 17 years, Craig Weida has acquired extensive experience and developed long-standing relationships with the best players in the special event industry by creating and managing productions for some of the largest companies in the world including; McDonald’s, EA, Warner Bros, Ubisoft, THQ, Disney ABC Television Group, RIOT Games, Ernst & Young, GM, 2K, and Telemundo to name a few.

Craig had an interesting start in the special event industry. Having a BA in Psychology is atypical for an event planner, but Craig joked that it is pretty darn helpful at times with some clients and former bosses. After college he worked in the nonprofit sector for the LA Department Health Services with a focus on alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention programs where he created a public information campaign, mobilized a community advocacy council, and developed conferences and community events. The last two is where he got his passion for event planning. He soon realized his creativity, attention to detail and ability to pull together elements to deliver memorable experiences, combined with his professional demeanor, light-hearted personality and his ability to keep cool under high-pressure situations, perfectly suited him for this career.

Following his stint in the nonprofit world, Craig joined Pacific Park, the amusement park on the Santa Monica Pier, creating special events, developing an in-park entertainment program, and managing film/photo shoots. He then went on to successful careers at two highly regarded event production companies in Los Angeles developing and managing events for Fortune 500 companies, private clients and the entertainment industry. After almost two decades of producing events of all types and sizes, primarily behind the scenes, Craig felt he could offer so much more if he ventured out on his own. With his drive and this motivation, RENDER Event Design was launched in 2016.

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