Thank you for thinking of us as the destination for your special event! The Strand House and StrandBar, with its breathtaking and unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean, makes it the perfect location for a business dinner for 12, a wedding reception for 200 and everything in between. Offering several distinct spaces with its premiere location in downtown Manhattan Beach, The Strand House along with their in-house celebration specialists are dedicated to making each event seamless from the first phone call!
SHANNA LIEN, Director of Operations and Events
Shanna Lien hails from the Black Hills of South Dakota and landed in the beach enclave of Manhattan Beach, California in 2002. Leveraging her 25+ years of restaurant experience, Shanna joined Michael Zislis in 2011, as she developed his new vision for The Strand House.
Shanna works closely alongside Chef Greg Hozinsky and General Manager Michael Morrisette putting systems in place creating a consistent and seamless experience for guests of The Strand House. Along with operational duties, Shanna oversees all on site events, including private dinners and The Strand House’s famed Culinary Masters Series.
Shanna graduated from Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) with a degree in Criminal Justice, and a minor in Psychology. On her down time, Shanna’s wanderlust spirit carries her around the world experiencing new cultures, unique cuisines and interesting wines.
From the first phone call, to when the last event guest leaves the restaurant, Shanna helps ensure each detail is thoughtfully considered. She looks forward to welcoming you to The Strand House soon.
JOLISE TRACEY, Senior Director of Events
Born in Iowa, JoLise has mid-western values with LA street smarts and style!
JoLise started in the hospitality business when she was 16. With over a ten-year history of planning and orchestrating unforgettable weddings, corporate get-togethers and other outstanding social events for Shade Hotel and The Strand House, as well as previous experience at other hospitality venues, JoLise just can’t wait to produce your perfect “happening.” She strives to relate to all clients corporate and social alike and end goal is to make friends out of the amazing experiences.
Throw in a great view and just the right vibe and you’ve described something very special – An event at The Strand House. And with our equally special Director of Events, JoLise Tracey, you’ve got the consummate professional whose devotion to planning and coordinating that very perfect event just won’t quit; she lives with every detail from start to finish, so you don’t have to. Talk to her about your event—and enjoy it every bit as much as your guests do!