Meridian Annual Holiday Party
As the holiday season approaches, we invite you to join us for a spectacular evening of celebration and camaraderie at our annual corporate holiday dinner. This year, we're taking it up a notch by hosting the event on a private yacht, where we'll set sail from Marina del Rey and enjoy breathtaking views, delectable dining, and an open bar. It's a time to unwind, reflect on our collective achievements, and toast to the successes that we've accomplished together. We're excited to share this special night with our dedicated team and look forward to raising a glass with you as we sail into a bright and festive holiday season.
board A Private Yacht
Marina Hornblower’s main deck features a parquet dance floor, three heads, a full galley, a full bar, and an outside promenade. The second deck serves as the main dining area and can seat 116 guests comfortably, with a forward bar. Twenty-five feet above the water, the Captain’s lounge offers intimate accommodations for 10 guests. Aft of the Captain’s lounge, a wonderful open-air observation deck allows guests to enjoy a glass of wine under a moonlit sky.
Eat, drink, and be merry
To ensure that our holiday dinner is a truly personalized experience, this year, we are delighted to offer two delectable main course options. You have the choice of either Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Thyme or Coriander Crusted Salmon. Please take a moment to select your preferred entrée by visiting our Holiday Menu link, and kindly submit your choice no later than November 16. This will enable the catering team to create a memorable dining experience tailored to your preferences.
Meridian is excited to host an open bar at the event, offering a selection of non-alcoholic beverages, beer, and wine to ensure a delightful and enjoyable evening. As the event is a bit of a journey for many of our guests, your safety is our top priority. We encourage responsible consumption and want to ensure that everyone gets home safely. Please remember to plan your transportation accordingly.
To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, please note that the boat will not be docked and will venture out into the harbor for our festive celebration. Therefore, it is of utmost importance that all guests arrive no later than 5:15 PM to complete the check-in process. The boat will set sail promptly at 5:30 PM, and unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that late-arriving guests will be allowed to board once we've departed. We look forward to sharing this unique adventure with you and appreciate your punctuality to ensure everyone's safety and enjoyment.
See below for agenda and departure time. Additional FAQ are below the agenda.
Questions? Concerns? Contact Lisa Maturkanic at 805-814-5323 (text okay).
Gratitude to our Partners
We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Partners of Meridian for their unwavering generosity in making this elegant event possible. Their commitment to creating memorable experiences for our staff is a testament to their dedication and care for our team. We are fortunate to have partners who continuously strive to support and uplift our staff, and we look forward to celebrating this special occasion with the Meridian family. Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
To help you make the most of our special evening, please take a moment to review the detailed agenda provided below. While we have planned an exciting program, please note that the agenda is subject to change.
We recommend checking the event website for any updates to ensure you stay informed about the evening's activities and highlights. We look forward to creating unforgettable memories together.
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
5:30 PM - 6:20 PM
7:30 - 8:15 PM
Arrival and Check-in
Please park in the Fisherman's Village parking lot. Parking tickets will be provided at the check-in desk.
Board the Yacht
We will begin boarding at 5:15 PM, but please arrive prior to this time to allow for parking and check-in.
Self-guided tour of the ship.
Boat Returns to Dock/Disembarkment
What is the parking situation?Parking is located in the Fisherman's Village parking lot right next to the marina. The company will pay for parking passes - you can pick them up at check-in by the yacht (but you will have to return to your car to display the ticket on your dash). If you want to pay for your own parking, it's only $4 for 2-4 hours. You can purchase directly from the kiosk. Cash only!
What's on the menu?We have opted for a split entree catering package where each guest will be able to pre-order the main entree of their choice. The two options are: Oven Roasted Chicken Breast with Rosemary and Thyme in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce Coriander Crusted Salmon with Lemon Herb Beurre Blanc All dinner guests will also be served the following: Caesar Salad accompanied by assorted fresh breads and butter With Dinner: Farm Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Garlic Mashed Potatoes Dessert: Hornblower Signature Dessert Station Menu Selections Due Date All main entree selections are due November 16. A menu link was included in the email invite that went out on November 1. For your convenience, the link is also provided here: Menu Selection Dietary Restrictions: If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know as soon as possible. You can also indicate diet restrictions when you submit meal selections.
What should I wear?Attire should be semi-formal. Be sure to bring a warm jacket or coat because it gets cold at night - especially at the beach! Men: Suit (with or without tie), dress shoes. Women: Dress, pantsuit, or jumpsuit. Heels or dressy flats.
What if I'm running late?The yacht is scheduled to leave no later than 5:30 PM with boarding beginning at 5:15 PM. It is crucial you get to the loading dock no later than 5:30. Due to a tight agenda, we cannot guarantee that we will wait for late guests. Try to arrive by 4:15 PM, that way if you run into additional traffic or get delayed, you have extra time to spare. Google maps has a feature where you can check average traffic flows for any given time or day of the week. In the event you are running late, please call or text Lisa at (805) 814-5323 as soon as possible! If she is busy you can also try Tony at (805) 444-7896.