Thank you for thinking of us as the destination for your special event! The Strand House and StrandBar, with its breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, makes it the perfect location for a business dinner for 12, a wedding reception for 150 and everything in between. Offering several distinct spaces with its premiere location in downtown Manhattan Beach, The Strand House along with their in-house celebration specialists are dedicated to making each event seamless from the first phone call!

Please click “Request for Proposal” for your inquiry or call our Events line at 310-545-7470 x3.

JOLISE TRACEY, Event Sales Manager


Born in Iowa, JoLise has mid-western values with LA street smarts and style!

JoLise started in the hospitality business when she was 16. With over a ten-year history of planning and orchestrating unforgettable weddings, corporate get-togethers and other outstanding social events for Shade Hotel and The Strand House, as well as previous experience at other hospitality venues, JoLise just can’t wait to produce your perfect “happening.” She strives to relate to all clients corporate and social alike and end goal is to make friends out of the amazing experiences.

Throw in a great view and just the right vibe and you’ve described something very special – An event at The Strand House. And with our equally special Director of Events, JoLise Tracey, you’ve got the consummate professional whose devotion to planning and coordinating that very perfect event just won’t quit; she lives with every detail from start to finish, so you don’t have to. Talk to her about your event—and enjoy it every bit as much as your guests do!

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JoLise Tracey

AUDREY COLOSSI, Event Coordinator

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Born in the City of Angels, Audrey made her way to the South Bay and joined The Strand House Team in 2012. She began her career as a hostess, then became the lead front desk agent, and eventually worked her way up to the Event Coordinator.

Audrey’s love for cooking and entertaining started at a young age. She spent a large part of her childhood in Brazil cooking and learning alongside her mother and grandmother, as well as going to school. Audrey is trilingual with her first language being Portuguese.

Audrey graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a degree in Political Science + Global Peace and Security. Her experience in hospitality is reflected in the care and attention she gives to each group that walks in the door. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a company event, Audrey adds a creative flair and takes great pride in creating an event that will be remembered for years to come. When Audrey’s not at The Strand House, she loves traveling, learning about different cultures, and using this knowledge to bring people together.

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Audrey Colossi