Get together somewhere better 

Our Mission 

To connect our venues with clients & clients with venues looking for unique and inspiring spaces that engage and excite.  To partner with new and existing venues to help guide them thru the eyes of a potential client and the eyes of a experienced vendor.   We are an experienced team with a restless desire to collaborate,  connect with, and explore event spaces throughout New England and to foster relationships that will help our clients to grow and become profitable.


What we do

Let us help you avoid potentially costly mistakes and avoid missed opportunities. We know what your customers are looking for in a venue and know how they want you to connect with them. Let our expert team coach you or work for you as your venue broker. 
LA Blue is proud to be partners with these venues. Our goal is get them up and running for the first few years and then be able to look back at the properties like several others we helped get started and say "we are honored to be a part of their success"
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Meet our resident experts


Laurie Andrews 

Interior & Event Design

Event Production & Staging

Venue Coach 

Laurie opened her first flower shop at the age of 24 and has been going strong in the events and design industry ever since. As a business owner and designer for over three decades there is not much that Laurie has not done or seen as an event industry leader. Her passion to connect her clients with that perfect look is a reflection of her personality and style. 

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Hospitality, Catering and Design 

Venue Coach

Fausto Pifferrer/Vice President

Co-Founder of Blue Elephant and Catering, Fausto began his career in catering and event planning nearly 25 years ago in Philadelphia. He has an eye for detail and production, and is passionate about creating high-quality memorable events for his wedding and corporate clients. Fausto currently sits on the board of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club and is a member of the board of directors of the International Caterers Association.


Reuben Bell 

Hospitality, Catering, and Editorial 

Reuben Bell/President, Blue Elephant Events and Catering
Co-Founder of Blue Elephant Events and Catering, Reuben began his career in event management in the museum and publishing worlds in Philadelphia before returning to Maine to open Blue Elephant in 2007. He enjoys guiding his clients through the event planning process and helping create unique experiences for their guests. Reuben is a past President of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and recently joined the board of the Institute for Family Run Business.


Christine Parker 

Sage Solutions Marketing 

Every great company needs a marketing confidant. How about the publisher of Real Maine Weddings. She knows a thing or two about how to market your venue! Christine will guide you and your budget in the right direction to get you noticed. 


Lucia & Will 

Photography & Drone Video

Lucia has put up with Will for far longer than either of them are willing to admit. They started Focus Photography in 2005 when they moved back to New England from Southern California, with Lucia leaving a career in corporate training and development because Will begged her to spend every hour of her life with him (probably not those exact words…) They both avoided sending over text for this page, saying something about meeting clients I hadn’t heard of as they hurried out the door.  I chose a transcript of a podcast interview they did with Wedding Photographers International a while back so this page wouldn’t be empty.  The transcript is abbreviated a little bit, because it featured hours of Will and Lucia gushing about how great their team is, and how they couldn’t function without me, and honestly, after the first hour of that it just got embarrassing.  

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Meg Poulin


With over 28 years at the Marriott hotel, Meg has met all the challenges with business meetings, social events and weddings. Her experience with hospitalty will get your venue noticed. Catering and hospitalty training is her specialty. Let her help you and your staff become recongized as industry 


Melissa Wirth 

Staging and Merchandising, Design 

Spread sheet expert

As the former owner of Minott's Flowers, Melissa's experience is invaluable. Not only is her attitude fun and engaging, she is smart and has 25 years experience in the events industry. 

Her knowledge of P&L's will help you to become profitable and will make your job easier so can take on other tasks you enjoy. 




We'd love to hear from you


La Blue Venue Brokers & Maine Venue Partners 

364 Maine Mall Rd. Box 207  So. Portland, ME 04106  & 12 Pepperrel square, Saco