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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • The Hall and Pereira families want to thank all of you so much for helping us put on as many of our friends said “the wedding of the century”!Everything was wonderful and beautifully executed.  We are still having people calling and telling us that this was the best wedding ever. The food was delicious, service was outstanding, the most beautiful of venues and so many personal touches. Although we were sorry that Laurie was unable to be with us on the wedding day,  we couldn’t have been more fortunate than to have Lisa take over.  Lisa really earned her pay, she and Chris worked so hard especially cleaning up at the end of the very long day.  Lisa was just great to work with, keeping her cool and her sense of humor throughout the day.  Everything went smoothly or at least all the guests thought so and
    they never knew we were “sweating” it at times!!!   Thanks again for making
    Shannon and Raphael’s wedding day a dream come true.

    Lilly
  • We just returned from our honeymoon to raining Northern California. I wanted to tell you that we couldn’t have had a better time in Palm Springs at Smoke Tree Ranch. Everyone is raving about it and you were a HUGE part of that!
    I thought you enjoy seeing a few of the wedding photos. I can’t thank you enough for all the work you did to make our wedding the best day. We truly had an amazing time, as well as the rest of the guests.

    Lindsey
  • Thank you so much for all you did to make John and Briana’s wedding so wonderful!  The had the most amazing weekend and it was all thanks to you.  Your team was incredible and we will forever be grateful to you!  Happy Holidays!

    Emily
  • Dear Laurie,We are still basking in the after glow of the glorious wedding weekend Michele and Augie enjoyed!  Your staff and you are just amazing.  thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the “wedding of the year” according to my friends and family!Your professionalism combined with your warm personality made it all go so smoothly!  Please send my thanks and best regards to your amazing Cassie and Chris.  Both so excellent at keeping things moving!!I can never thank you enough for a perfect event!

    Denise (Mother of the Bride)
  • Michael and I wanted to say THANK YOU so very much for an amazing weekend.

    You and your assistant Lisa made our day phenomenal but most of all, stress free! If you have a boss, please give us his name and number or email because you two definitely need a raise!!! Haha. We just couldn’t hold back any praises for you so we had to email you. Have a great rest of the week!!

    Mr. And Mrs. Kintzle
  • I know that you’ve already spoken to Bill, but I wanted to thank you as well for all your amazing help and expertise both in the planning and execution of Liz and Azil’s wedding. You are not only a dream to work with, you ROCK! I think if we hadn’t had you we would have been totally nuts and Liz would have been very uptight on her wedding day worrying about how everything was going to work. The change in location at the site would have been enough to unravel us.

    Raye
  • Thank you so much for being such a big part of making our wedding day a huge success! It was everything we hoped it would be and more! We truly enjoyed working with you and fabulous team!!

    Many thanks to all of you. Wishing you and your family happy holidays!

    Erica & James
  • We are on our way to the airport but couldn’t leave without telling you thank you SO much. You are the absolute best and we appreciate you (and your staff) making out wedding perfect. It was an incredible time for us and we thank you!I will give you a call when we get back

    Meg
  • Hi there!!I realized today that I never said a BIG THANK YOU to you and the entire team.
    Our night was magical and we loved working your team so much!!
    We truly appreciated everyone and their support so much…..
    The house was gorgeous and our guests were blown away by the setting!!THANK YOU SO MUCH

    Jim
  • ,I will send you a proper thank you snail mail after this week of family but I wanted you to know how indispensable you proved to be. I was so happy to leave you to take care of the behind the scenes and last minute details and you did a SUPER job of it. I was not worried but Is see how minute last minute details there are! Finding a mike…finding Nancy and Taylor….getting things set up for the guests…greeting all the vendors….WOW You did it all and probably much more that I did not see! I felt safe knowing that you were there and keeping things moving. As far as I can tell, it went without a hitch and we have gotten RAVE reviews from our friends and family for everything from flowers to food to cupcakes to dancing! And I loved the ceremony with the harp and Reverend Jim. Also loved the fact that somehow…everything got back to my room!Thanks so much for all your efforts on behalf of our family and Nancy and Taylor. You did a fantastic job!

    Mary (Mother of the Bride)
  • A week ago today we were anxiously anticipating the joy of Tasha and Sammy’s wedding. We had high expectations and with your help, they were exceeded. You were with us every step of the way from the moment we selected you as our wedding planner until the last box was packed into our cars at the end of the wedding. This was the first wedding that we planned and there were a lot of things that we did not know, with your help every step was seamless and without stress…well except for the endless spreadsheets…All of the vendors you recommended were outstanding, professional and worked as a team with you.Tasha and Sammy’s wedding was the best day of all of our lives. You were a major part of our joy and we will be forever grateful.We stand ready to provide a reference for you at anytime. In addition, please feel free to share these comments with your clients or on your website.

    Beth
  • I’m sure if you are like us, you are suffering from withdrawals from our wedding, which was totally like the best wedding ever.  Duh.  Everyone said so.  Anyway, thanks so much for all your work in helping us to put it all together.  I must admit that when the Smoke Tree Ranch told us that we HAD to use their wedding planner, we were skeptical.  But you turned out to be more than awesome…. UBER-awesome if you will.  Hopefully we can connect again sometime when we are down there.  Jeff has a Drankgon with your name on it.  We love you!Thanks for Everything

    Jeff and Sara

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.