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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • 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
  • Although I am literally buried alive, I wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much you meant to ALL of us. Every member of my family told me how remarkable you are… I know I told you throughout the process, but I would like to say once again that you are a true professional and EXCELLENT at what you do. You came along and saved the day for me. I consider you a good friend as well. See you in December for a drink!

    Beverly
  • All of us want you to know how much we appreciated you this past weekend.  I can only imagine how much work it is dealing with brides and their mothers….so many details to have in order.  You worked effortlessly and quietly… I noticed your calmness and attention to details which made the evening so enjoyable for me.  It was wonderful to be a guest at our own party.  Thank you for being a great communicator with Kyle, she appreciated you as well.  Please give our thanks to Cassie and Chris as well, they were delightful.
    Kudos to Super Sitters, the parents LOVED them!  Flowers were beauty-ful, catering staff was impressive, and Fat Burger was, well….FAT….people loved it!

    Robin
  • 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
  • Thanks so much for everything!  We absolutely loved our wedding and everyone was totally blown away by the ODonnell House.  I couldn’t have done this without you, and I was deeply impressed with the amazing vendors you guys work with for this venue.  It was truly a perfect day.

    Abby
  • Hi ladies!

    Cassie and Laurie, it was so nice to finally meet you yesterday!! Lisa, again thank you for coordinating the most perfect evening I could have ever dreamed of! Everything was absolutely perfect! Here are a few of the pictures of the day from Katie Geiberger’s blog:
    To view wedding photos click here

    Wish I james and I could have a wedding every year at the O’Donnell house just so I could keep emailing you all!!

    Big hugs and a million thank yous,

     

    Elise
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hello Laurie,
    I want you to know about all the praise and the glowing “thank you’s” I’m receiving after our fabulous party last Saturday night. Everyone is still so happy as they recount all the elements of the evening. They’ve even commented on the flowers attached to the golf carts. Your golf cart drivers also received compliments because they were so polite and careful.
    Lisa was amazing!
    She had everything running so smoothly. She is such a considerate and thoughtful manager. She seemed to be everywhere and always smiling and positive. I was able to enjoy every moment because of her professionalism.
    When the cloudburst happened, Lisa, Kelli and the staff quickly protected the dance floor and band equipment.
    The vendors you recommended were each so professional and wonderful. Randy is a real jewel and everyone complimented the food.
    My husband loved the party! We and our guests had the very best time. Even our band, The Dreamboats, said it was the best private party in the most beautiful setting they had ever done. They described the view from their “green room” as being close to Heaven.
    Thank you, Laurie for your great advice and support during all the planning. Because of you and your staff, we will never forget our beautiful night at the O’Donnell House.
    Sincerely,
    Cee Cee

    Cee Cee – May 2019
  • As you can see from the emails that I have copied you on, I have taken a few moments to thank people who played a role in making Devin and Tim’s wedding pretty darn perfect. Although I am emailing you last, you are the main reason why we feel their wedding was everything we could have imagined. Thank you Laurie! You helped us settle on the best possible venue; you coordinated countless details for us; you gently pushed us to get things done; and, you worked with us through a crisis that threatened to derail the entire wedding. You did all of this with style and grace. We could not have asked for a more professional event planner. Your patience, expertise, availability and warmth meant a great deal to us. You were the perfect consultant, mentor, crisis manager and friend. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You were wonderful to work with and we credit you with making our daughter’s wedding an memory that we will forever treasure.

    Lynn
  • I don’t even know how to put into words how to thank you for how amazing you and the girls were! The day and weekend were more perfect and amazing than I could ever have imagined. You were a dream to work with and we are all sooooooo appreciative of all the energy, time and care that was put into making it absolutely wonderful!We head off tonight for our big adventure but cannot wait to share the pictures and video with you!

    Taylor and Adam

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.