A vintage event venue retaining all the charm of years gone by!
At Janet Cussler Car Collection cars aren’t beautiful like this anymore. Inside there were three distinctly designed spaces that had their own color palette and vibe. With faux brick to create a speakeasy feel. While the spacious interior can comfortably hold anywhere up to 200 people. Its relative simplicity also means that space can be adapted to suit whatever specific needs you may have. We are, climate-controlled, have indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining. Our library will be completed shortly. and we provide on-sight security.
With the twenties just around the corner, guests will be welcomed into the era of speakeasies, prewar cars, and the perfect ambiance for a truly unique event.
Great Gatsby Party
A venue that delivers delectable cuisine, top-notch service and that has all the glitz and glam that the 1920s represented literally in its roots. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and ended with a crash.
Dial-up the Gatsby Party Debauchery with a 1920s Themed Burlesque Act
The concept of cabaret arrived from Paris, creating illicit clubs where poets, artists, composers, and radicals could swap ideas and perform. The perfect excuse for an exciting, thrilling, and slightly risque act, burlesque ticks all the right boxes. The Roaring Twenties was a time of rebellion, liberation, and cultural evolution. The Roaring Twenties look is all about that wow-factor of glamour. Layering long pearl necklaces and show-stopping jewels against a simplistic gown take any look to the next level. In the Gatsby-esque area of flappers like Zelda Fitzgerald, zuit suits, gangsters, and jazz-like Duke Ellington, old-school glamour reigns supreme. What better place to have an event with some of the finest cars that have ever been made? Even for those who don’t share the passion for autos, an event here may be a surprising and worthwhile venture.
The Jazz Age was all about sparkle and fringe
Mr. Gatsby knew how to throw a helluva party!
F. Scott Fitzgerald called the Jazz Age a time when”The parties were bigger, the pace was faster, the buildings were higher and the morals were looser.” Zelda Fitzgerald — the stimulus for husband F. Scott’s heroines — was a symbol of flapper feminism and a supporter of the era’s risque dances. A renowned writer and dancer herself, Zelda had a flair for glitz and the dramatic and was dubbed by F. Scott as “the first American Flapper.” For a glamorous cocktail evening, think decadence and style. 1920s cocktails like Mint Juleps are sure to go down well, and a champagne tower will make attendees feel like they’re in the home of Jay Gatsby himself.
The 1920s was an era of exuberance. People had a freewheeling sense of spirit. And even though it was the era of prohibition, they figured out plenty of ways to party and get their drink on.
The Janet Cussler Car Collection managed by SPEV is an event venue is devoted to the conservancy of astonishing rare and classic automobiles from around the world. The extensive collection has over 40 momentous automobiles and was started by renowned bestselling author Clive Cussler and his wife Janet Cussler. To paraphrase Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, and sometimes it was the worst of times.” A live jazz band will really let guests get into the swing of things; the 1920s were, after all, known as the Jazz Age. Out of all the event ideas inspired by the 1920s, this is just the thing for music lovers.
Gatsby wouldn’t let his peeps go hungry or thirsty, and neither should you.
Janet Cussler Car Collection has its very own Fab Chefs! Our service has become well known for its FAB take on small bites, our stunning Grazing Tables, and the original live-action chef station concept.
We pride ourselves in sourcing fresh local ingredients to ensure a fusion of flavors to satisfy any palette. No Matter the event, It will be flavorful, and it will be FABULOUS. Fabulous Food is a custom, high-end catering company. We specialize in creating events that are exclusively tailored for each of our client’s specific desires. In an effort to continuously hone his skills and stay on top of the latest food trends, Skip remains a long-standing member of the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The ACF offers educational resources, training, apprenticeships, and programmatic accreditation designed to enhance professional growth for current and future chefs. On a local level, Skip is also a member of the Chefs Collaborative. The Chef Collaborative works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply.
And don’t forget the champagne tower. There’s nothing more Gatsby than a pyramid of champagne glasses filled and flowing with bubbly.
There is absolutely nothing more celebratory than serving Champagne from a Champagne tower – that is unless you also plan to saber the bottles of Champagne before raining the delicious liquid down into the glasses. The glamour of the 1920s; coupe champagne glasses, flapper dresses, and swanky parties. As an anonymous Tribune reporter observed, “The New Years’ Eve celebration is the oldest known to man. The grape was part of it long before the days of the Roman Saturnalia.”1 Once Prohibition hit, however, things changed for the worse.
Here’s to champagne, the drink divine,
That makes us forget our troubles;
It’s made a dollar’s worth of wine,
And three dollars’ worth of bubbles.
The Cussler’s consider these cars works of art and hope they are seen that way by others
The collection is quite diverse, so whether you are enthusiastic about the muscle cars of your younger days, or have a captivation with the artistic and power-driven personalities of antique autos, or grasp the historical progress of the automobile and its impact on American culture, a visit to The Janet Cussler Car Collection is a must.
- 7500′ of climate-controlled space
- Private Exclusive Chef Service in house
- Private Exclusive Bar Service
- Clive Cussler Library with his entire collection
- Period authentic bar
- Minutes from Valley Resorts
- Close to airports
- Indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining
- Amazing Sono’s Sound system throughout
- 2-fully functional 1911 Link player pianos
- Event Lighting included
- Security is included with rental
- 4 Elegant Themed Restrooms
- Cussler Books and original props throughout the venue
- 40- Prewar 100% Authentic Unrivaled collection of cars
- Cars can be photographed
- Period décor
There’s nowhere more perfect to host a gatsby style wedding than this location. If you want your big day to look and feel like a lavish ‘20s bash, this one is for you.
Set against the venues’ charming architecture, this vintage-inspired venue has a relaxed glamour that perfectly suits the most unique and beautiful venues in the heart of Scottsdale. Also known as the Great Gatsby theme, the roaring ’20s has skyrocketed in popularity as a wedding and event over the last few years! Everything needs to be sparkling, over-the-top, and fit within a white, gold, and black color scheme.
Top 1920s-Inspired Wedding Dress Trends to Tap for the Roaring
The Roaring ’20s, or the Jazz Age, was best known for epic parties and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The no-holds-barred era followed the Spanish flu, after people spent two years indoors. A resurgence of the decade’s affinity for celebration is likely to be on the horizon post-pandemic lockdown, and a reinvention of the era’s top trends will likely follow suit as well.
ADD SOME GLITZ
Let your wedding guests know that it’s a 1920s theme and inspire them to wear the part (if they want to). The more guests that get into the theme, the more genuine your reception will look and feel. You can bet that a few of your aunts or girlfriends even Mom will come dressed like jazz-era flappers!
Clive Cussler was married to Janet Cussler of Janet Cussler Car Collection he passed away in 2020 he is the author or co-author of more than 50 previous books in five best-selling series, including Dirk Pitt, NUMA Files, Oregon Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for Adventure: The Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II. They describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than 60 ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Arizona. Clive Cussler is an American novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached the New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times. He is the sole author of more than 60 books. He is one of the richest authors in the U.S.A. He has earned the sum not only by writing alone. Cussler is also the founder and the chairman of the real-life National Underwater and Marine Agency. He has discovered more than sixty shipwreck sites and numerous other notable underwater wrecks.