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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • 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
  • Dear Lisa,

    Thank your for all your detailed attention and help through this whole process. You made everything so easy. Thank you for being a part of our day and bringing it to life!

    <3 Sharon & Daniel

    Sharon & Daniel – April 2018
  • 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.

  • Thank you for everything! Meeting you was the best thing to happen to our wedding! You are an amazing woman and we appreciate everything so much!

    Katie & Kurt
  • Lisa,
    Now that Kurt and I are back in LA, I wanted to thank you for all your help with the wedding. It has been such a treat working with you and I love how you helped make things happen like our surprise beer pouring ceremony for Kurt and his family. I even heard you drove over some of the alcohol at 12 am to the Ace. You really went above and beyond and it was such a relief to not have to worry about the logistics and actually get to enjoy the party (which we definitely did). And I know we had a lot with all the little details and DIY items we brought in.
    Wedding planning has been a crazy journey – filled with lots of research, anxiety, emotions, second-guessing and over-analyzing and I feel like you were my Sherpa guiding me along and assuring all my concerns and crazy questions about all the little details. It really paid off. Obviously I am biased, but I don’t think I would have changed a single thing from the day (other than that I wish it would never have ended). All of our guests were just blown away and many said it was the best wedding they had ever attended.
    Thank you and the Events Department for helping making this such a memorable moment in our lives.


    Brittany & Kurt – October 2019
  • Lisa,

    Thank you so much for all you have done for us over these last almost TWO years! I feel so lucky that we were able to get married at The O’Donnell House and have you as our coordinator! You are the best and we cannot thank you enough!

    Love, Matt + Sam

    Sam & Matt – June 2021
  • Good Afternoon Everyone,

    Jess and I just wanted to send a huge thank you for setting up the different vendors this past weekend. We are blown away by how easy things were this weekend and how seamless it felt. Everyone seemed to really take the time to walk us through their process and role to make sure we could see what their end “product” would look like and the fit for the overall wedding. We were blown away by Samantha’s cakes and frosting flavors as well as Randy’s options for appetizers and entrees! We felt like we could have sat and chatted with Chris about music and bantered back and forth for hours over coffee. Mary was so patient in sitting with us and extremely helpful in putting together floral ideas from our very raw (lack of) ideas. Finally, Lisa was so helpfully in tying it all together to begin to understand the vision of how all the roles come together, from vendor logistics, setup, and break down, to create a wedding. At each step, it really felt like everyone we met with empowered us to make choices that we representative of us and have a wedding that reflected us and we felt like each vendor really took the time to sit with us. We know we still have a ways to go until Oct. 3 but we wanted to share our gratitude.

    Thank you!
    Peter & Jess

    Peter & Jess
  • 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
  • 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.


    Jane & Jon


    Jane & Jon
  • 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.

  • Dear Laurie,

    I’d hoped to have a photo to send along with this note…but they haven’t quite arrived and I cant wait any longer to send a note in. You are just divine! You truly made the wedding feel so easy, so calm…and so very perfect. I am still just shaking my head. The whole weekend was truly a dream come true. Thank you so very much for all your hard work, your -I’m sure- sore feet, your lack of sleep, it was all so fun. You really were amazing!

    When all the planning began I had no appreciation for the vast difference between “dreaming” of the perfect wedding and actually living that dream. There were so many details, so many pieces to the puzzle, so many “if’s”…and you made it all happen. We are all still floating in wedding clouds. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    With a big hug,



    Michelle- MOB- January 2019
  • 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)

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.