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Weddings / Receptions / Anniversaries

Testimonials – Praise From our Clients

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

  • Lisa, thank you. Saturday was absolutely perfect. We had the best time and couldn’t have pulled it off without you. Our sincerest gratitude to you and the events dept team. So much love, so much fun!! – Katharine

    You really made the day (and those leading up to it) go seamlessly. Can’t thank you enough! -Jack

    Katharine & Jack- March 2019
  • 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.

    Carmina
  • Dear Lisa,

    I had intended to write you a “real” thank you note after the wedding but with seeing guests and family off, assembling and dispersing all of the wedding paraphernalia, etc. time got away from me. So I’m back to email, our favored form of communication in the last year.

    The testimonial was not difficult to write because, really, I could not say enough good things. The girls were deliriously happy with their wedding—as were Winston and I and Lucy’s parents, the Clarks. Virtually all of our family and friends—from England, east coast, mid-west, even southern California—were wowed by the O’Donnell House. And you: you are truly the best—organized, efficient, responsive, good humored, and SUCH a hard worker. All qualities that are so rare in combination. I enjoyed working with you so much and already miss you.

    I wish you all the best.

    Debbie (MOB)

    Debbie – April 2018
  • 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
  • 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
  • We will never begin to ever thank you enough for all your help this past year! You truly were my saving grace in planning our wedding. It was the most special day of our lives, and we owe most of that to you! We wish you all the best in the new year!

    Ali and Justin
  • 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
  • Hey Girlfriend,I cannot thank you enough for an absolutely perfect wedding day.  I enjoyed every minute of it, as well as the journey you and I shared putting it together.  It was everything I had hoped for, and more. I’ve had people tell me it was the best wedding they had ever been to.  And I heard that people at the high school reunion down below at the O’Donnell Golf Club that night wanted to come up and party with us when they heard our band.  So many people have asked me about New Sensations — they were fantastic! Jack and I keep talking about how everything  was amazing! You and your staff did a terrific job. You made it seem seamless, but I know you worked hard. You wowed us and the crowd! Thanks so much for making my fairy tale wedding come true!

    Lee
  • Thank you so much for all the attention and effort that went into our wedding celebration. It was wonderful in great part thanks to you both. Laurie, our countless emails and conversations were invaluable to pulling it all off without a hitch and Lisa, your Day of Powerhouse energy and skills, knowledge and effort, really shined! You are lovely and everyone loved working with you.

    Thanks again—will never forget our day.

    Rebecca and Lisa
  • We can’t thank you enough for all the time, effort and heart you have put in to making our wedding beautiful! You were so helpful and endcourageing, making a very busy time feel less stressfuol. It was a please working with you, thank you again!

    Tracy and Cathy
  • Good morning. Now that the COD State of the College event is over, and we have a minute to breathe, I wanted to say thank you for all you did to help produce and deliver when we really needed you. We were all given impossible timeframes and expectations to perform, but thanks to a great creative and production team and some truly herculean efforts, the first-time event was a terrific success. What seems like a miracle was made possible in large part because of your efforts. Your team was responsive, professional and great to work with. Please know how much we appreciate you.Thank you.

    Kay
  • Lisa that was an incredible experience. Thank you so much for all your help and sage planning wisdom.

    Sara

    Sara- March 2019

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.