My daughter (Lauren Pomerantz) had her Bat Mitzvah party at Guys North last night. The night exceeded what my wife Hali and I hoped it would be for Lauren. I feel compelled to write to you and let you know that Billy Friedman’s efforts had a lot to do with the evening being so special. Billy led my wife Hali and me through the entire process. From our initial contact with Billy in October of last year, to the day of the event, he was professional, courteous, accommodating and very knowledgeable. He knew all of the critical elements of the party, including the proper timing and order. He worked extremely well with all of our vendors, including some who knew him (and spoke highly of him and your facility) from previous events (Marcia Perel – photographer; and the DJs from CheckOne2). Most importantly, Billy was responsible. Whether during in-person meetings, phone calls or communicating by e-mail, Billy was there for us (he even responded to e-mails and returned telephone calls on days he was not working. It was, pun intended, a “blessing” to have Billy help guide us through the process.
My reputation is very important to me. And I would not think twice about recommending my friends and colleagues to have events at Guys North, particularly with Billy handling their event.
-- Jason Pomerantz
Thanks for helping make our wrap party on Saturday night such a success! The food and service were great.
You and your team did a great job at Jonathan’s Bar Mitzvah event. Both the kids and adult food was great and far better than we expected; Really !!
The room came to life when the lights went down and the DJ did his thing. Every adult was so happy to have the opportunity to be in the “other room” and I believe the kids had an even better time because they owned the entire main room and dance floor; the kids kept saying it is “the best one yet”.
Much better format for a party than the old fashioned sit-down dinner.
Again, thanks again for a great event.
Darcy and Jeff Silver
Just a quick note to say thank you for making Saturday night a huge success! Everyone seemed to have a good time and Alana was very happy. You made everything so easy for me – and I actually had the chance to enjoy the party!
Many thanks for all your help, support and talent in getting me through the "big event"!!
Thank you for making Zoe's Bat Mitzvah the best night of our lives! Throughout the year long planning process you were always available to answer my questions, make suggestions, refer me to vendors and keep me on track with my budget. Every detail we planned was carried out impeccably, the venue was set up exactly as we discussed, your staff was friendly and professional and the food was delicious! The greatest gift of all, was that I was able to be a guest at my own party and enjoy every minute.
In a world full of people and companies that over-promise and under-deliver, you are a shining star, who has set the bar well beyond the reach of any competitor!
Again, thank you for everything
Thanks again for a spectacular evening for Hayley’s Sweet 16 party. The kids had a blast. They loved the food, cake, sundae bar, party room – everything. Noelle did an amazing job on the photo montage and the wall montage. People cried during the photo montage and we played it multiple times. The staff was gracious and attentive, including the security guard. We cannot thank you enough. Hayley was thrilled and will remember the evening with wonderful memories forever!
Dianne & Jeff Cohn
I wanted to thank you and your amazing staff at Guy's North for helping me throw Riley as he put it, "the best party ever!!". Your attention to every detail made the evening flow seamlessly. I felt so calm throughout this entire party planning process because I knew you had everything under control. Please give my heartfelt thank you to your entire staff, they were all so wonderfully helpful and friendly.
Most of all Billy, thank you for making Riley's Bar Mitzvah a night he will never forget. You were really a pleasure to work with and I appreciate all the little things you did to make Riley's night special, the ice cream bar was AMAZING and a huge hit.
Thank you so much!!!
Dear Billy and all the crew at Jerry's and Guys North,
On behalf of everyone at A Place Called Home, especially the youth and families we serve, I send greetings and thanks for all your support and hospitality for our 6th Annual Stars & Strikes Celebrity Bowling and Poker Tournament! What a night!
The event supports programs in education, counseling, fitness, the arts and college scholarships for inner city youth, and the stakes were high for us this year. There were a lot of moving parts and we occupied your entire facility and you made it easy. The turnout was fantastic and ultimately we had a very successful event.
Thanks for your support and attention to detail every year.
We look forward to seeing you again in 2013 and beyond!
Jonathan Zeichner, Executive Director
A Place Called Home
Billy & Staff,
Thank you so much for all the hard work that you put into our son's thirteenth birthday party. Words cannot express my family's gratitude for you and your staff. You were the first one there helping to set up and the last to leave. You treated our party as if it was your own. The personal touch was amazing. Not to mention the food was delicious and the venue was beautiful. You and your staff are true professionals. Everyone at the party was raving about the overall atmosphere. You did a phenomenal job and we are forever in your debt. This is a party that we will never forget. Anyone that wants to have a one of a kind party look no further. I would and have highly recommended you to my family and friends. You are the BEST!!!
Linda & Harry Chorbajian
Thank you so much for everything you did for our party last Friday night. It was a tremendous success; the staff had a blast, everyone loved the space and the owner says it was the best party we've ever had in the history of the company. I can definitely see us coming back to Guy's North next Christmas -- if not before.
Thanks for making the party such a success -- for convincing Katsu-ya to stay longer and make their signature crispy rice & albacore dish -- and for making me look good to my boss & colleagues.
You are a prince and I can't wait to work with you again!
Happy holidays and all the best,
Director of Operations
Thanks so much for everything. Everybody just loved the venue and the party! The kids were telling their parents how great the venue was, and they've asked me about it. I've given some of them your number.
thank you for all you did for us!
P.S. Here's a note from Caroline
First of all, THANK YOU for a great Sweet 16! My friends and I couldn't believe how cool the club was and the food was incredible. Everybody's been talking about how much fun they had. I was so happy with everything - and my name on the wall was amazing! I will remember this party forever....
Thank you so much!
Hello Billy: I must say it feels as if I've known you a long time. It must be the east coast thing. It was a wonderful time last night. Once the program got started, the warmth and high energy was great. You and facility made our time special. I truly appreciated your caring about all the details of the event and being so gracious with everything else. I will recommend it to everyone. You should come to the Walk on June 10th, in honor of your aunt. You and the family can register at: www.alz.org/californiasouthland. A little self promotion never hurt anyone. I will come in for lunch and see you soon. Arden
Co-Chair, Walk To End Alzheimer's
Woodley Park, June 10, 2012
My wife and I just want to thank you again for the wonderful job you and your staff did to make this special event so special. The venue; Guy's Lounge could not have been better and the catering your chefs provided was perfect for this age group. My daughter and her friends had an amazing time dancing away to the beats of the DJ you recommended. The chocolate bar I thought was a big hit and the cake your bakery provided was perfect for the occasion. I will highly recommend your establishment to anyone I know that is looking to do a private event. Thanks again.
The Place looked perfect !!!!!! we Loved the Club atmosphere , The Gobo , her pictures playing on the screens defiantly place the spot light on her special day !!! Thanks to you I didn't have to worry about a thing all night !!!!
We would like to thank you and your staff for helping us arrange and run a fabulous party. Everything from helping us with the arrangements, recommending vendors, providing amazing food and even the clean up process you and your staff was professional, efficient and friendly. The entire process went absolutely smoothly. The venue was perfect in size for our party of about 70 people, even though it could have easily accommodated more people. We also liked having the foyer and the balcony area for the photo booth which was a fantastic addition to the great DJ. The food was excellent and plentiful. Planning a party is a stressful experience, but you made it clean and simple and you delivered! Rachel thanks you for a great party! We will certainly be back with future events.
Rita and Gene Rubinstein
I am so sorry that it's taken me this long to sending you a proper thank you email. I was absolutely THRILLED with the way everything went the other night for my wife's surprise birthday party. Thank you so very much for giving me such a fair deal and for all the wonderful care everybody gave this event.
We are already regular Jerry's customers but I will be sure to mention this event whenever possible.
Again, many, many thanks!!!
Thoughtful, kind, detail oriented, classy, seasoned, compassionate, a great listener, a good communicator. a true professional with a superb team in front of as well as behind the scenes. Food that leaves you wanting more with an extensive menu that can be designed to order.The room is trendy and hip and so perfect that you don't need to spend any extra on decor. Billy puts on a flawless party and works well with your vendors as it was clear that they respect and admire him. Our daughter's Bat Mitzvah celebration was the event of a lifetime as many of our friends said it was one of the best Bat Mitzvah celebrations that they've ever attended, so much so that they've now booked their child's party with Billy. The only thing wrong with Billy and Guy's is that the party ended and we had to go home.
Just wanted to say thanks for everything last night! Your servers were great and way on top of everything. Everyone was super happy and had a really great time. Thanks so much for working with us and hopefully we can use you guys again in the future!
Dr. Drew's Lifechangers
On behalf of the Dunn Family, and Team Teala, we would like send our warmest thanks for a smooth turn of events regarding Teala Dunn's Birthday Bash! It was an Amazing Evening! We will definitely recommend Guys' North for the future! Have a wonderful week!
The party turned out great, thank you so much! We have been receiving compliments all week. You and your staff were a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job. We will absolutely recommend you to our friends on other shows and hopefully we can come back in the near future.
"Austin and Ally"
Billy – I wanted to thank you and your staff for the professionalism exhibited for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah party. As a Jewish day school family in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah year, both my daughter and I have had the occasion to witness many parties. None could match Guy's North for locale. We were able to create an environment for Lindsay that made for a party that we are still kvelling over months later. You and your staff attending meticulously to every detail, including most importantly the safety of the children. Your security guy walked ever child downstairs to a car and made sure that the child left the party safely. I would highly recommend Guy's North to anyone thinks of a simcha. Feel free to use me as a reference and to have any prospective clients contact either Brenda or me.
Douglas J. Workman
Attorney at Law
I was completely happy with my event at Guys. It is an ideal place to hold an event and your management was excellent. Everyone raved about the food (I barely ate but those mini Reubens were AMAZING). Thanks so much for partnering with Margot – she was really critical to my sanity. You really came through on all you promised. Thanks so much – I would refer people to you and Guys anytime.
Senior Vice President & Co-Director, Westcoast Healthcare Practice
I just wanted to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to have my son, Aviv Vered's, Bar Mitzvah Dance Party at "Guys North." You are a genuine, kind, and caring man who took a part in my son's beyond fun and successful Bar Mitzvah Party. Besides the fact that you were amazingly attentive throughout the entire evening, your security couldn't be better and the food was delicious. All of my girlfriend's kids along with my small group of adult friends raved about your place and how much fun everyone had.
So, again thank you Billy for making our son's Bar Mitzvah Party a wonderful night to remember.
Hi Billy & Shauna,
We just got the link to our Wedding Entrance Video. I wanted to send you the link, I thought you might enjoy it :)
Thanks again for everything! All we've been hearing over the last month was that it was "the best wedding ever!" You two helped in a big way to make it all happen.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
City Post Media
Thank you so much for a great party on Saturday. Karenne and Maya had a blast, and so did we. It all came together beautifully!!!
Sharon Mashiach, CSR, RPR
Wow we are still on such a high from last week's amazing event and part of our success is because of you and your staff. Your team once again came through for us and your attention to every detail is so appreciated. We are looking forward to a very long relationship with Jerry's and can't imagine a better venue to hold our annual Stars and Strikes Event.
I have produced many fundraisers and want to commend you for your professionalism and support all these years.
Here's to another successful event and looking forward to next year.
I just wanted to express to you what a wonderful job you did as well as your entire staff. The party was so much fun. Everyone had a great time. You made sure every detail was perfect. You are an absolute gem to work with. Guy's is fortunate to have you. Emily had the time of her life.
Take care and hope to see you soon.
Thanks so much. It was lovely to meet you, too, and your crew did an excellent job. Please thank them for me. Hope to work with you again soon.
Director of Marketing & Special Events
UCLA Medical Sciences Development
Dear Billy & The Great Guy's North Staff,
Thank you all for helping to complete such a wonderful event for my son's Bar Mitzvah. You all were attentive, helpful and knew sometimes
before I did what I needed. You are all fantastic! The food was outragously delicious, the venue was beautiful and the event was perfect. Thank
you, thank you, thank you!
Ali ( Jesse's mom)
Larry and I wanted to thank you for all that you and your staff did to make Josh's night so fabulous! The food was delicious and we loved the
"J" latkes!! The night went so smoothly and Josh enjoyed every minute of it. Thank you again for everything.
Jill and Larry
Thanks for all your efforts -- We had a wonderful event at Guys North! You really went "above and beyond" and we are most grateful.
Nomi Wallace and Family
I wanted to tell you how much we appreciate everything you did. You did such an amazing job with the party. The food was great. The place looked perfect. The gobo and loops worked out thanks to you. You made it run so smooth, I didn't have to worry about a thing all night. It was a more relaxing party then my kids regular birthday parties.
Thanks for everything, you really made our party perfect.
It was truly the perfect party, thank you!
Guy's North was the ideal venue for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah and you and your staff made the party fantastic. Your employees were professional and courteous, the food was delicious and everything ran like clockwork. I also want to comment upon what a pleasure you were to work with. Billy, you could not have been more accommodating and I appreciate all that you did to make our party fabulous. I can't wait until my other daughter becomes a Bat Mitzvah so we can have another great party at Guy's North.
Thank you, thank you,
We wanted to Thank you so much for a wonderful Bat Mitzvah party for our daughter. We had so much fun and you made everyone feel so welcomed. You made sure all was running perfectly and your professionalism was appreciated. Your staff as well were great.
In all it was a spectacular evening one we will never forget!
See you in 2010 for Noah's Bar Mitzvah....
All our best,
Joel and Jodi Mendelsohn
When I got into the car last night I asked my daughter to rate the party from one to ten. She gave it a 999(that's not nine point nine). You made everything SO easy and seamless for us all. Thank you for thinking through every little detail right down to the "wizard of Oz"
playing on the monitor.
Your staff was wonderful, but I have you to thank the most. I know I waited until the last minute -in bat mitzvah land- but it sure didn't
feel like it with you in charge!
mother of a teenager (almost)
Thank you soooooo much for making last night a great evening. Your staff was great, everyone loved the food and the room was a big hit,
too. Thanks for my first glass of wine (definitely needed) and for making things easy. You're the best!
Elisa and Michael
You are the BEST! Madison's bat-mitzvah rocked! You were a love to work with...I have NEVER felt so taken care of in my life. The food, the setting and your fantastic staff made the party! I would recommend your club to anyone who ever wanted to have a party...daytime, nighttime, young, old...everyone loved it.
Thank you for all your hard work! I am still tingling with joy from how well it all went.
With love and gratitude,
Jackie de Crinis
Senior Vice-President Original Scripted Series
Billy and Kim,
I want to express my appreciation for everything you all did to make this event the huge success that it was.
I have been to many Bar and Bat Mitzvah's, as well as many conferences and other big events. Never have I been to one where I raved about the food. It seems impossible to be able to provide quality to large numbers of people. That being said, however, you and your team delivered the impossible.
We had in excess of 200 people at our party. I heard nothing but rave reviews about the food, that night. Not one complaint. How do you get 200 Jews in a room where not one of them complains? It hasn't been done in over 5000 years. but it was done at Guy's North, last Saturday night.
Billy, you orchestrated the evening, perfectly. I put everything in your hands and it moved smoothly. I didn't even think for one second "what happens next", because you took charge and I, like our guests, was able to go along for the ride. What a great ride it was.
Thank you so much,
On behalf of my entire family we want to thank you for helping to make Niki's Bat Mitzvah all we ever dreamed of...and so much more. It has been the talk of the town and everyone could not get over how amazing Guy's North is ("Oh Sandy, it was the perfect location!") and how it completely transformed into Club Niki! Your staff was wonderful ("The guys behind the bar were cute!"), and the food was delicious!! Keep my info handy - you may be hearing from me in 3 1/2 years when it's Ally's turn!!
Thank you again!
It was my pleasure working with you on preparing Bar Mitzvah celebration party for my son. We had spend enormous amount of time looking for the place to make this event unique and unforgettable for my son and his friends while leaving some opportunities for adults to socialize and have good time as well. When we met you for the first time, we were impressed by the facility and by your thoughtful approach to planning every detail for the party and exploring various entertainment combinations that would fit our
We were probably not the easiest clients but you have managed to handle everything well. The party went really great and all of our guests had a lot of fun. Both, our "kids" and our "not-so-kids" told me that the party was "cooooool"
You, 'Guys', have the best place! I would definitely recommend your services to my friends and relatives. Thank you so much!!!
I can't thank you enough for making my party the best ever. Billy, everything about the place was fabulous. Gil, it was so much fun rocking out to the 80's.
All my friends were impressed and I would recommend both of your services to them or anyone in a heartbeat.
I truly had the time of my life and I am so grateful for your help in making it an amazing evening.
Thank you so much for what was a great event. Our guys are still talking about it. We appreciate all that you did for us.
Director of Discipleship and Recovery