Fandango has extensive experience with all types of events including black tie galas, corporate events, outdoor festivals, social and charity events, holiday parties, product launches, and trade shows. Fandango has worked in a wide variety of venues, including convention centers, five star hotels, country clubs, arenas, outdoor locations, and private estates.
Marie Anderson founded Fandango in 1984, after working for several years as a consultant for United Way of Ventura County and the Arthritis Foundation of the San Fernando Valley for whom she created invitations, graphics, centerpieces and décor, and planned events.
Marie's background included work in the entertainment industry as a singer / songwriter, as well as experience in both fine and commercial art. Her realistic painting is featured in many of the Fandango scenery flats and backdrops. She has also studied floral design.
The first prop that Fandango built was a pair of pink flamingos, inspiring the "party flamingo" logo.
By 1989 Fandango had its first Fortune 500 client. Fandango moved to its current industrial location in 1991, and has expanded twice. Fandango was officially registered as a US trademark in 1996, and became a California Corporation in 2002.
Fandango has grown to include offices, a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse, full-time employees, a fleet of trucks, and a list of clients ranging from the Fortune 500 to the Entertainment Industry.
Fandango’s props have been seen on TV shows such as Access Hollywood, Gilmore Girls, and in TV commercials for Mercury Insurance.
Fandango’s warehouse features hundreds of scenery flats, backdrops, curtains, facades, 3-dimensional figures, columns, arches, carpet, stanchions, lighting, trussing, lattice, and more.
Fandango has props and décor for dozens of unique event themes, including Hollywood, International, Historic Eras, Tropical, Art Deco, Holiday, Western, and many more. Fandango can coordinate a vast array of outside services including tables, chairs, tents, staging, catering,floral, transportation, venues and entertainment.
Fandango’s wholly owned subsidiary, Standzall® Display Systems, supplies stands for press walls, scenery, lattice panels and dividers. Clients include major motion picture studios, rental companies and graphics companies from coast to coast.
Fandango is located in Newbury Park, California, approximately 45 minutes northwest of Los Angeles.
Fandango® Special Events Inc. is a full-service special event design and coordination company with 28 years of experience in planning and decorating corporate and social events.