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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • 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
  • We are approaching our one-year anniversary (7 days!) and I just wanted to say thank you, AGAIN, for making the wedding of my dreams (and maybe my mom’s, too ?) come true. I was not the fairytale-wedding-dreamer type, but you somehow managed to take my hazy vision of the event and truly make something magical for Christian, me, and our families. I cannot thank you enough for your ability to flex-and-flow with our changing plans and for your boundless optimism. I felt completely at ease with you and your team at the helm!!

    We plan to visit Smoke Tree Ranch over this Thanksgiving holiday and hope to make it a yearly routine. Maybe one day we’ll have a ‘wedding reunion’ with all of our friends and family! I watched our highlights video again today and it made me think of you…I hope you and your family are having a wonderful fall and start of winter. And that you are not too busy ?

    No need to write back- I just wanted you to know that I am grateful!

    Katie
  • OMG – when do we begin !?! Thank you so much for being so patient w/ us and making everything happen for our big day. You were so great from the beginning and we were so lucky to have you. Best of luck and I hope you had a great holiday and an even better New Year!

    Dave and Julia
  • Laurie & The Events Department,

    Thank you so much for making our wedding day truly one for the books. From the first email I knew you would help make our day magical! AJ and I are so grateful for you guys and appreciate everything you did so that our wedding weekend went seamless! You are simply the best!

    -AJ & Jana

    AJ & Jana
  • Thank you for all your help & the many months of planning you put into our wedding. Our day was just as we had imagined. It really meant a lot to us to have you there every step of the way. Your true professionalism gave us & our families a sense of calm throughout the entire weekend. We would also like to thank your assistants for all of their hard work as well. We truly enjoyed every moment & detail of our wedding. We hope you were able to enjoy the event as well. Hope we weren’t too much of a burden..

    Ross & Brooke
  • When I think back on my wedding a few weeks ago, I have no idea how I would have gotten through the last few months and most importantly, the day of my wedding, without Lisa at the Events Department. She took care of everything that I asked, even things that were probably  outside of her role. She is an absolute pro at what she does. She was loving and kind to me and strict with vendors which is a perfect mix. I will forever remember Lisa and her team for letting me relax on my wedding day and while letting me enjoy every moment.

    Abbey
  • Hello Peggy,

    A belated thank you for the exceptional job you did during our family wedding. Claire and Jon were so thrilled with the entire weekend. Your attention to detail helped everything run smoothly and allowed us to enjoy the day knowing we were in good hands.

    I am so grateful to you Peggy.

    Many thanks,

    Louise

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    Louise
  • Thank you for your help with the lighting at my wedding at the Cree Estate on May 21, 2013. I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but your work was impecable. The lighting was more than i expected and made such a beautiful impact. Like the topper of a cake!

    Amber and Erick
  • 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
  • I hope you are having a great summer! ? I wanted to send you a long overdue THANK YOU for everything you did for the wedding! Brian, my parents and I just thought the whole day was perfect and couldn’t have gone any better… this certainly could not have been done without you.Thank you so much again for everything. It was so great working with you, and we hope to keep in touch!Hope little Westin is doing well and you’ve had plenty of time with the family in between events. :)Take care and talk to you soon

    Jill
  • Dear Lisa, Bridgette, & The Events Department,

    Thank you so much!

    It was a pleasure to work with you for this wedding. Leading up to the event was a breeze and I always felt that on the day of, you had it handled. We greatly appreciate all of the hard work you did and it was a pleasure to spend this special day with you.

    Thank you,

    Ryan & Jay

    Ryan & Jay – October 2017
  • I’m about to go into major offline honeymoon mode, but I just couldn’t disappear yet without dropping you a quick note to say thank you.

    Brandon and I are still in a daze with the perfection that was our wedding and just smoke tree ranch in general. You are both amazing and I truly, truly thank you for everything you did to make our day so absolutely perfect.

    We’ll keep in touch and I’ll be writing you much more heartfelt thank you’s when we are back in real life mode. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Brandon and Beth

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.