South Bay Serenity at the Torrance Marriott

The Torrance Marriott South Bay recently landscaped a portion of their property and converted it for outdoor events.  The Rain Wine Bar and Lounge services this area and Bryan had an opportunity to attend the grand opening of the latest South Bay outdoor dining venue.

I’ve been to The Torrance Marriott South Bay a number of times.  In fact, they are a generous donor of Riviera Elementary School in Torrance where my daughter attends.  The Torrance Marriott held a grand opening of their new Serenity Garden which featured food and drink from the Rain Wine Bar.

Nice comfy counches in the Serenity Garden

Nice comfy counches in the Serenity Garden

As you enter the Rain Wine Bar, there are double doors which lead to the Serenity Garden.  The hotel has attractively landscaped the area and walking into it; it feels like a peaceful oasis in a bustling city.  Beautiful stone pavers border the entrance and comfortable couches are spread throughout the garden.   A huge tree borders the rear of the garden and provides shade for sunny days.

Fountain in the Serenity Garden

Fountain in the Serenity Garden

Huge Canopy Tent in the Serenity Garden offers shade

Huge Canopy Tent in the Serenity Garden offers shade

A huge canopy framed the center of the Serenity Garden which offered shade for the guests.  Seeing the gazebo at the rear of the canopy, it made me realize that it would be an ideal place for a wedding, reception or a large corporate function.   That night a jazz ensemble was performing from the gazebo.  A fountain in the middle of the garden was a nice touch and added to the serenity.

Scallop on a bed of polenta topped with marinated red onion

Scallop on a bed of polenta topped with marinated red onion

Ahi poke with won ton strips & cucumber

Ahi poke with won ton strips & cucumber

Executive Chef David Macias

Executive Chef David Macias

The Serenity Garden hosts Happy Hour from 3:00pm – 6:00pm daily except for Saturday.  Small bites, wine and beer are offered at a discount during this time.  Their Asian influenced menu may be found here.

Summary

The Serenity Garden is an excellent venue to hold a corporate event, wedding or a social event.  The area can house up to 250 people and the Marriott staff is more than happy to work with you to make your event successful.  The Serenity Garden is appropriately named as I had a difficult time leaving this tranquil place.  Be sure to give it a try during Happy Hour to find out what it’s all about!

Torrance Marriott South Bay
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/laxtr-torrance-marriott-south-bay/

Rain Wine Bar and Lounge
http://rainwinebar.com/

Serenity Garden
http://rainwinebar.com/serenity.html

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