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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

Here’s what our clients are saying about The Events Department:

  • I am just so very grateful for all of your help with our wedding. (And Marko is too!!!).  As you remember, I was a little hesitant about using the Events Department’s full services.  And now I just look back and laugh.  I can’t imagine our wedding without you or your fabulous team.  From the small details to your ability to say yes to my last minute requests, I felt like no matter what you were going to make sure that Marko and I had the wedding we envisioned from the beginning.

    I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews from ALL our guests to how great the venue looked to how smoothly the entire night went.  And it truly did!  Marko and I look at our pictures with such tremendous fondness (and there’s not a single picture with a worried look on my face).  I was able to really enjoy the day and “be present” during the ceremony and reception because of all you had covered.

    I wish you so much success ahead.  I will recommend you to ANY couple even considering hiring a wedding coordinator.

    I will forever remember our wedding as one of my best days.  And I know that you were instrumental in making that happen.

    Sarah
  • Hi you guys!Dan and I just wanted to let you know that we had the most amazing weekend with all of our friends and family. We are totally so happy with how everything turned out and we just wanted to reach out to you guys to thank you for everything that you did for us to make it so great. We are over the moon. Thank you thank you thank you

    Robbie and Dan
  • Laurie,

    THANK YOU so much!  Emily and I truly felt like the entire weekend, particularly Saturday, went by so perfectly and beyond our highest expectation.  And that had everything to do with you and your team.  I enjoyed speaking with and working with Robert while he was attached to me (and when the after-party was in his care), and while I did not interact with the other assistant who I believe was attached to Emily, I did get to meet her and she seemed very poised and collected when we dealt with the veil situation after the first look.  And if there were any other members of the team, I don’t believe I met them, but they obviously contributed to an excellent event, so kudos to your entire team!

    And you were absolutely right, the crane on each plate was something that many people came up to us and said was a tremendous, even though little, touch to the visual of the tables.

    We are also grateful that you were able to handle the non-RSVP extra heads situation so seamlessly and quickly that it was barely a blip on the radar!  We truly felt like we were in good hands and being taken care of throughout the entire day, so thank you so much for that.

    In any case, if we don’t bug you with a follow-up question before, we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well!

    Take care,
    Walter

    Walter & Emily – November 2017
  • Lisa- it’s finally here!

    We are so grateful for YOU!

    You have been so incredible throughout this entire process and have made this so fun and easy for us. We are forever indebted to you.

    xx,

    Jane & Jon

     

    Jane & Jon
  • Thank you, thank you again for everything. You and Laurie were nothing short of amazing and I really appreciate all of the time and effort you guys put in to making our wedding wonderful. I wanted to ask our photographer first, but she got some amazing shots of the house– if she gives it the okay (and you want them) you’re free to use them for promotional whatever. I’m also happy to write a rave review for the venue, you guys…really any way I can be helpful to you guys now or in the future, please just let me know. .I hope you had a really nice Thanksgiving!

    Raisa
  • Lisa that was an incredible experience. Thank you so much for all your help and sage planning wisdom.

    Sara

    Sara- March 2019
  • Lisa,

    Thank you so much for everything you did to make mine and Bejan’s wedding day so perfect. You were incredibly helpful and supportive from the day we booked the venue to the big day on September 23rd. The day would not have been the same if it weren’t you! Myself and so many other brides will be eternally grateful towards you 🙂

    Thank you again,

    Megan & Bejan

    Megan & Bejan – September 2017
  • Hi Lisa,

    You were AMAZING!!!  I couldn’t have asked for a better wedding if I had planned it myself, which I did not.  Without you, none of this could have happened with such a level of efficiency, kindness, and grace.  Thank you a million times over.  The kids are in snow in Banff enjoying their honeymoon so you might not hear from Mel for a week or so, but I know she felt the same way.  The wedding she had always dreamed of came true!
    I will happily stay in touch.  You guys are the best.
    xo,
    Kitty

    Kitty (MOB) – May 2018
  • Thank you so very much for all that you did to make Jill and Brian’s Wedding day a most special day for them. I’m sure we’ll never know all of the “behind the scenes”! The challenges on their day…the bridal bracelet, the quick but determined decision to test Mother Nature, not-so-ready seating chart…you were amazing!! Most of all, your caring, understanding, patiences and creativity are what make you so incredibly special and fun to work with! We also wish for you and your family many “aha” moments. Enjoy Westin – send photos ?

    It goes by quickly!

    Nancy and Tom
  • We have just wrapped up a wonderful month of travel; four countries in four weeks was so much fun!!!
    We have received our wedding photos from our amazingly talented photographer, Tana Gandhi.Thank you again for making our dreams come true on our wedding day.
    We hope you are all doing fantastic!

    Nicole
  • Laurie (and your staff!),

    I know this card is very delayed but we really want you to know how thankful we are for everything you did to make our wedding day so special. You were great to work with and made our lives very easy. We also thought this card was very appropriate to remind you of the world’s biggest donut board! Thank you again, and we hope to see you at STR when we come back every year for our anniversary!

    Love,

    Casey & Cody

    Casey & Cody – January 2018
  • Dear Lisa,

    I had intended to write you a “real” thank you note after the wedding but with seeing guests and family off, assembling and dispersing all of the wedding paraphernalia, etc. time got away from me. So I’m back to email, our favored form of communication in the last year.

    The testimonial was not difficult to write because, really, I could not say enough good things. The girls were deliriously happy with their wedding—as were Winston and I and Lucy’s parents, the Clarks. Virtually all of our family and friends—from England, east coast, mid-west, even southern California—were wowed by the O’Donnell House. And you: you are truly the best—organized, efficient, responsive, good humored, and SUCH a hard worker. All qualities that are so rare in combination. I enjoyed working with you so much and already miss you.

    I wish you all the best.

    Debbie (MOB)

    Debbie – April 2018

Your Personal Care Team

Right from the start, we listen to You. We tend to everything for You, following the detailed proposal and your budget requirements, your every need will be exquisitely planned and executed for your memories.

As a full event management company, we have the ability to provide every element you need for the wedding you desire.

  • Flowers to Flatware and Fine Linens,
  • Ice Sculptures, Decor and Centerpieces,
  • Photographers and Videographers
  • Complete Rehearsal Dinner and Brunch planning,
  • Finding Your Perfect Location
  • Elegant, Classic Transportation
  • Music
  • Invitations
  • Accommodations
  • Activities and more
  • Size Does Not Matter
  • and more!

Most brides dream of a traditional wedding and reception, while some consider alternatives. From small and intimate, to large and lavish, casual or themed, we can handle it all for you. You CAN have it all with The Events Department. Unique combinations of traditional, alternative, universal locations, ceremonies, receptions and sites may also include personal “quirky nuances” relevant only to you, your family and friends.

Traditional or Themed Wedding / Receptions

Traditional weddings will always be very popular, as will receptions. You will be in warm, experienced hands when the Events Department plans and produces your wedding.

Want Something Different?

Imagine a wedding or reception that takes everyone away to another place and time. Transport your wedding party and guests into a magical, mysterious time of celebration and delight. Creative Lighting, Floral Arrangements and Fabrics, Backdrops, Accents, Music and Delicious Food all contribute to transforming the wedding and/or reception into Your Unique Wedding Experience.

Share your ideas with us, we can make it happen.

Your Choice

You really can have it your way. If you desire, we can handle every detail from start to finish, relieving you of the stress that inevitably increases as the big day gets closer. You can also select the areas and details where you would like to devote your own personal attention. Your Personal Care Team will work closely with you all the way through so that your big day is sweetly memorable.

Your Ideas – Our Expertise

Even after looking over our web site, you still may not see quite what you are thinking about. No problem! Jot down any questions you may have, make a few notes and Contact the Events Department. We are here, eager to turn your dreams into reality.