Photo Credit Carissa Woo Photography
Photo Credit Carissa Woo Photography

Event Planning Not Your Thing? [AV] Irvine Has Your Back

Hold Your Event at [AV] Irvine and It’ll Be the Talk of the Town

Written By: Caroline Thompson AV Irvine

After working in the event industry for over 20 years, Kris Plourde found a gap in the Orange County community. He consistently heard the same complaint from his clients: there were no new venues that offered an out-of-the-box experience completely different from everyone else’s events. Plourde also noticed that his clients were spending two to three times the cost of the venue just to have the audio and visuals brought in. So, Plourde decided to build his own venue called [AV] Irvine, located right next to the entertainment hub that is Irvine Spectrum.

“[AV]’s heart and soul is a multi-million dollar sound, video and lighting system that is truly awe-inspiring,” says Plourde. “Not only are these details completely integrated into the venue, but it also saves on time, labor and overall expense.”

When it comes to the lighting and interior furnishings, Plourde set his sights on a modern and sophisticated look. With high ceilings, clean walls, an abundance of glass and tons of space for custom branding and décor, he provides a blank canvas for clients to create their own vision.

By meshing together features from his favorite venues, [AV] offers a one-of-a-kind space where anything is possible. With the help of N-EFFECT (his event company), the in-house production team and other partner vendors, clients can turn their dream into a reality. Plourde and his team can incorporate projection mapping, moving video projectors, custom themed props and décor,  floral arrangements, drapes and large format printing. There is no project too big or small for this venue.

“[AV] offers a unique experience offered nowhere else, especially if you are looking for something  ‘outside of the ballroom’,” says Plourde. “We take your event to the next level with spectacular special effects, first-class catering and event planning that will leave you and your guests talking about your event for years to come.”

[AV] Irvine
16500 Scientific Way
Irvine, CA 92618

Plan Your Next Event With Some Help From the Pros at [AV] Irvine

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Although she was born and raised in Alabama (roll tide), Caroline Thompson is officially a Newport Beach resident. After quitting her corporate job, Caroline now lives the "digital nomad" life, traveling the world and documenting her every move on her blog, Overcome Ordinary. When she's not jet setting off to foreign countries, you can find her at the dog park with her goldendoodle or at a live indie rock show.


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