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The Company

CR Designs & Rentals provides event services and rentals exclusively at the La Cañada Thursday Club. CR Designs & Rentals is owned and operated by a happily married couple, Chris and Betty Rekdahl. They are very grateful to the ladies of the La Cañada Thursday Club for giving them the opportunity to be their preferred and exclusive provider for rentals.


Our Story

We married in the spring of 2011 in beautiful Santa Barbara and about a year later decided to start a rentals business that would focus on making wedding planning at the Thursday Club as stress-free as possible. Our goal is to assist you in making your wedding-day vision a reality.


We are not your ordinary rentals company. We are unique because we are dedicated to serving only one venue and all attention is focused on your special occasion at the Thursday Club. With our rentals we offer a 1-hour complimentary wedding consultation, which includes providing you with a draft of your ceremony and reception floor plans. When we meet with you in person we share ideas and designs that inspire creativity and personalization. We also offer key event services, such as bartending, to complete your event needs.


Chris has over 20 years of venue management experience specializing in managing set ups for weddings and special occasions. Throughout this time he’s developed many relationships with a variety of wedding professionals (i.e., caterers, florists, DJs and wedding planners). Chris joined the Venue Association in 2017 and attends the annual Wedding Merchants Business Academy (MBA) conference to stay attuned with the wedding industry. Chris’ overall experience and knowledge gives him direct insight and hands-on experience to create successful weddings.


Betty joined the wedding industry in April 2014 and has been a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants since 2016. She also attends the annual Wedding MBA conference and enjoys learning about the latest wedding trends and networking with a variety of wedding professionals. Prior to joining the wedding industry Betty worked 13 years at a global professional services firm where she specialized in talent and project management. One of her many responsibilities was coordinating meetings and events. Today she enjoys working in partnership with her husband to create beautiful wedding experiences.


Together, Chris and Betty are wedding and business professionals who are dedicated to making your wedding at the Thursday Club a very memorable experience.

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