Sodexo Conferencing Blog

Reservations Now Open for Easter

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Pickwick Gardens Easter Brunch is now accepting reservations! The menu will include an omelet bar, fresh seafood, and carving stations. The kids will enjoy train rides, Easter Bunny pictures, and face painting. To make a reservation for this Easter hot spot in Burbank, California, contact 818-845-5300.

Event Spotlight: California Garden Wedding

Mandy Volpe - Monday, October 24, 2016

Today's event spotlight is located at the Pickwick Gardens Venue. They recently held a garden wedding that turned out beautifully. Check out the sequin linens, four tier cake, luxury place settings and cafe lights. All of these elements, plus the beautiful bride and groom, created the perfect setting for an October wedding in California.

BBQ at Sodexo Property

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, September 28, 2016


The sky is the limit when it comes to choosing a theme for your event. For the fall, the perfect theme is a mix of rustic, white pumpkins, and BBQ. Check out this interesting set up at Pickwick Gardens for a BBQ affair. The tables were set up with cowboy hats, twinkle lights, and bandanas. Pickwick Gardens accented the event with a BBQ. The menu consisted of delicious brisket, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, sausage, and corn on the cob.  Guests enjoyed the atmosphere and food which made for a perfect event.

Terrace Room at Pickwick Gardens

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Pickwick Gardens offers outdoor venues for various events across the property. The Terrace Room is one of the most popular and can hold 300 guests. For more information on this room or the other locations throughout the property, visit

Pickwick Gardens Goes Vintage

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pickwick Vintage will be taking place this weekend, August 30th, at Pickwick Gardens. Over 50 vendors will be at the gardens offering an assortment of clothing and textiles, jewelry, and design inspiration from all eras. Ticket information and details about the event can be found on our Facebook. We hope to see you at this great event. 

Celebrate Easter in California

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's that time of year again! The time when Pickwick Gardens holds their annual Easter Brunch. Reservations are filling up fast for the day. Call the main office to reserve your table. 818-845-5300 ext. 171. Event will take place April 5th from 10am-3pm and will include train rides, easter bunny fun, and face painting. The menu includes carved roast beef, omelet bar, and a chocolate fountain!

Sodexo Pinspiration

Mandy Volpe - Monday, July 14, 2014

We have been pinnin’ up a storm of good ideas for you over on our Sodexo Pinterest page. There is a combination of great food ideas to make your event special along with décor ideas that meeting planners can incorporate at our venues. Keep in mind that many of our properties are in great locations that you can draw inspiration from in terms of decor and themes. You could incorporate a green or outdoor theme for locations like Pickwick Gardens or San Ramon Valley Conference Center. Tap into a varsity theme centered on football when choosing a location like The Millennium Centre. Whatever you decide for your theme, make sure it is "Pin Worthy" and will leave your guests talking about the atmosphere for months to come. 

Building a Team at Pickwick Gardens

Mandy Volpe - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to plan a corporate retreat filled with a little business and a lot of team building.  The perfect venue would be one that includes a great meeting room surrounded by space for breaks along with on-site activities to keep coworkers engaged. Pickwick Gardens features this exact combination. The meeting facilities alone at Pickwick Garden will create a wow experience for your meeting attendees. Team building exercises can be held outdoors in the green space or at the ice skating rink. That’s right, an ice skating rink in Burbank California is located on our property! In addition to ice skating, there is bowling at Pickwick Bowl.

Challenge coworkers to see who can get a turkey before the end of the day! This combination will surely leave your coworkers energized and connected, truly creating a work-life balance. 

Bloody Mary, Bunny, and Brunch Oh My: Easter Recap

Mandy Volpe - Wednesday, April 23, 2014

We first told you about the Brunch at Pickwick Gardens last month on the blog. This past Sunday was the big event, complete with a special furry guest.The 200 guests were greeted by the bunny in Burbank, California for an afternoon of Easter egg hunting and face painting. There was even a train for the kiddos. Brunch was delicious and included roasted prime rib, honey baked ham, shrimp cocktail, and a chocolate fountain! Adults were just as giddy as the kids with the mimosa and all you can drink Bloody Mary Bar. The event was a hit and Pickwick Gardens thanks everyone who spent their Easter at the Gardens. 

Easter Brunch in California

Mandy Volpe - Thursday, March 20, 2014

Are you looking for Easter plans in Burbank California? If so, Pickwick Gardens has hatched up a unique special event experience for your family on April 20th. From 10am-3pm they will offer a champagne brunch and egg hunt. Reservations for brunch can be made by calling 818*845*5300 ext. 171.