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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • 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)
  • Thank you so much for the amazing work you did for our wedding. I appeciate all the time you took to hlep us organize, and then make sure eerything went smoothly. Your help with my family drama was amazing and you made it all worth it. I know my family was happy to have you. I will recoommend you to anyone i ever hear getting married in Palm Springs.

    Thanks to your team! ?

    Kasey and Pavi
  • 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
  • Dear Lisa,

    Words can’t express how grateful we are to have you through the hectic wedding planning and day process.  The pre-planning and actual day was flawless.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us to make such sweet memories.  Enjoy this small gift of gratitude.

    Pati and Antonio
  • 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
  • Oh my goodness, can I just say how amazing you all are over there?  The day was amazing and we will never stop raving about you guys to everyone we know who wants to get married in Palm Springs.  It was just magic and your team made the day run so smoothly…everyone kept telling me that they didn’t think weddings were supposed to feel so easy like ours did.  I know you all work so hard and we can’t thank you enough.

  • Posted on The Knot:

    Laurie Lund & her team at The Events Department were the best coordinating team we could’ve ever asked for. We got married at Smoke Tree Ranch and they required that we hire Laurie and thank God they did!! From the very beginning, Laurie was a dream coordinator to work with. She was on top of EVERYTHING, answered all of my questions, gave me advice when I needed it and was well prepared for everything. We never had a single worry throughout the whole process because Laurie was always on top of everything. She even saved the day when my husband had a last minute shirt malfunction as he was getting ready for our first look! She also was so helpful and supportive when we had a last minute weather scare, luckily everything went our way weather wise but Laurie was prepared either way!! Laurie’s also just the nicest person ever. She’s so calm, easy to work with and so knowledgable about everything wedding related. She never made me feel crazy or bad for emailing her a bunch of times in a day or coming to her with a million questions. She also made sure to help us keep our budget on track. I’m not kidding when I say that now that it’s all over I miss my daily emails with Laurie! Laurie, we love you, thank you for bringing our dream wedding to life and keeping us sane and keeping everything running smoothly! You’re THE BEST!



    Danielle & Mikey – February 2019
  • 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

  • Lisa,

    We can’t thank you enough for your help with our wedding. You helped us create a beautiful and memorable celebration. We couldn’t have done it without you. You and your team allowed us to relax and have a worry-free day, so we could focus on what was most important – each other! We are so lucky we found you and the O’Donnell House. Our wedding was everything we wanted!

    Marissa & Casey
  • Thank you for being there to share, and be such an integral part of our special day and family. Peggy and I enjoyed our wedding day more than we could have ever imagined and your presence only added to the color and joy of the festivities.

    Thank you for being there for us both and for your love and support.

    James, Peggy and Grace
  • I wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you to your entire incredible team last weekend!  Our wedding was a dream and all of the vendors were amazing.  Lisa was so incredibly helpful and we were so grateful for her!  And the event at the O’Donnell golf course wasn’t an issue at all!

  • We just got back from our honeymoon this week. I wanted to thank you again for helping to make our wedding day so perfect – I wouldn’t have changed a single thing and I thought it all went perfectly. Thank you so much for your help and hard work!!Thanks again!


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.