STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND CALL AND BOOK COURTNEY TO COORDINATE YOUR WEDDING. I guarantee you won't regret $1 of the money you spend with Courtney- she's energetic, organized, and knows what she's doing. She will listen to what you want and try to make it happen, but also tell you if it's not how she'd advise. We were so grateful to have Courtney with us on our wedding day - she was a remarkable buffer for the stress and helped make our day just magical. We love Courtney.
Kait & Liz Hollandberry (June 2019)
Port Costa School House | Port Costa, CA
Working with Courtney for our wedding was one of the best decisions my husband and I made! She is amazing!! From day one she jumped in to rally and organize our vendors into action. She always kept us updated and made us feel happy and confident that everything was on track. When vendors didn’t do what they were supposed to or if there was an issue, she was quick to solve it and get everything back on track. She has great experience and was always available to offer advice when asked. She has fantastic skills and we are so grateful for all her help to make our wedding the success it was!
- Carol & Jason Kutcher (April 2019)
Stone Tree Golf Course | Novato, CA
We couldn't thank Courtney enough for coordinate our wedding. We first picked her over all the others coordinator because she was the most responsive one out of all. We got in touch with her months before the wedding, and based on her responsive professionalism, we recommended her to one of our friends that is going to have her wedding the next year. We made the right choice. Few weeks prior the wedding, she jumps in and handle all the conversations between vendors for us and she took whatever it takes to make thing happen while save us a few bucks. We also went into trouble with Videographer 4 days prior the wedding and Courtney was able to help us bridge to her contacts and made a last minute vendor change while she handled most of the conversation with the canceled vendor. We didn't make our wedding easy for Courtney to coordinate as we had a 7 hours wedding with actives going on every 45 minutes at a very large venue. She was able to coordinate vendors to and staffs to setup all our decoration and exhibitions without messed up anything. We are truly thankful that we hired Courtney to coordinate our wedding.
- Calvin & Michelle Cheng (November 2018)
Montavlo Art Center | Saratoga, CA
Courtney did a fabulous job for our wedding in San Francisco! She helped with selecting and coordinating vendors and setting the day of timeline. Further, she provided amazing feedback and had great, detailed suggestions that made our special day flawless. Admittedly, Courtney kept us on track as well by providing timelines over email, calls, and texts. Day of the wedding, she was present and helpful, which made the day effortless for us, our family and our guests. All 143 of our guests were able to be transported from our ceremony site to the reception venue and enjoyed the decor and activities that happened during the reception. From the beginning, we always felt that Courtney was on our side and helping us maintain our budget - we really appreciate the hard work that she put in through all planning phases. Courtney really did help make our day become a beautiful reality, we would highly recommend her services.
- Bill & Tanya Zajak-Kulkarni (October 2018)
Shakespeare Garden + Tank 18 | San Francisco, CA
Best decision ever! I was planning my wedding by myself in California and feeling a bit overwhelmed...that was until I booked Courtney as my wedding planner! Courtney made the whole process a million times better and was a calming presence throughout it all. My family and guests kept coming up to me and saying how great it was having her there for our big day! She's extremely organized, very enthusiastic, and thinks of everything! My husband and I are so thankful for everything she has done for us!
- Kelsey & Nathan Powell (October 2018)
Joaquin Miller Park + Bridges Golf Course | Oakland, CA + San Ramon, CA
Courtney is a miracle worker! Although my sister's wedding came with a "coordinator", we knew we needed Courtney to make sure everything went smoothly. It is an understatement to say she is a perfectionist. The day would have been night-and-day different without her. She referred us to great vendors that were not on the list of the venue, coached the bride on wedding traditions and etiquette, and even helped negotiate with a tricky vendor that was trying to charge more last minute. She stepped up when just a few days before the wedding the venue coordinator surprised my sister with a list of action items that they had never mentioned and were not in the contract. Looking back at every detail and moment in the photos, i know we have Courtney to thank for all of those beautiful memories. She elevated the event in a way that we could have never imaged. I would highly recommend Courtney for any event.
- Jennie Jacobson (July 2018)
Wildwood Estate | Aptos, CA
Courtney was truly amazing to work with! From the first time I met her she had a warm, approachable, and genuine spirit. Genuine was the one that most resonated with me. From talking about our budget she was very transparent (unlike others coordinators that I was getting quotes from and felt they were hiding something). As the months got closer to the big day she would ensure to reach out to have us fill out necessary questionnaires to share our vision. She was always timely to answer questions I had. Especially those days that I was having bride anxiety at like 11pm, but low and behold she would respond to my texts very fast or emails. (Very important (not to mention comforting) to have your coordinator respond in a timely manner). Fast forward to month of and week of the wedding. We talked almost every day! (No seriously!). She would ask questions or bring up things that I never even thought of. For example, color of napkins, how do I want them folded for presentation purposes. Like down to those fine details she has the skill and vision for it! Count that covered when she coordinates your wedding. If you have a strict budget she is very resourceful and thinks outside of the box to still come up with Pinterest worthy ideas. Day of wedding, she was flawless with execution of the timeline, payment of vendors, and all in between. Still even finding time to bring rounds of drinks to the bridal party after the ceremony while we took family portraits. I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Events by Courtney Ann. Essentially you will have made the best decision of your wedding planning process to hire Courtney!
- Jonathan & Megan Tarabini (October 2018)
The Blue Victoria (Vezer Family Winery) | Fairfield, CA
“Looking back on my wedding day, I can't imagine Courtney not being a part of it! She was there with me every step of the way, checking in on me and offering to do anything she could to make the planning process easier on me. I'm a planner and organizer at heart, so planning a wedding was right up my alley. But it was harder and more stressful than I ever imagined, and Courtney made sure to have every little detail on lock down. She made my big day so smooth, seamless, and stress-free, and I was confident waking up on my wedding day that everything would be perfect. And it was! Not only was she an efficient, detail oriented, professional, and knowledgeable wedding planner, but I also gained a great friend in her! And it was a bonus that our whole wedding party absolutely loved her, too. I highly recommend her!
- Chelsea & Agustin Sanabria (June 2018)
Kenwood Ranch of Sonoma | Kenwood, CA
"I was the kind of bride that contemplated whether I needed a wedding planner or not and I can’t say enough how relieved I am to have hired Courtney! She exceeded our expectations during the planning stages by being responsive, offering suggestions, and just being there when we needed her. She was our month of coordinator but she assisted well in advance to make sure our timeline was perfect. I honestly don’t know what we would’ve done without her!"
- Patrick & Megan Lantin (June 2018)
Bella Montagna | San Jose, CA
"When my boss offered his private estate to us the prospect of a destination wedding with 6 months planning seemed like a daunting if not impossible task. Being an event planner in Austin I briefly considered attempting it myself with the help of some “day of” coordination. As the reality of the logistics grew I’m so happy there was someone to not only keep us on track but also mediate our differences, dissolve conflicts and provide overall emotional support. Out of all your wedding expenses a coordinator isn’t a tangible thing your guests will see so your initial thoughts are to spend a little as possible so you can spend more on your big day, but as soon as you realize how integral she is to the overall success of the event you soon realize she’s the most vital and well spent expenditure of the entire proceedings. Courtney’s level of professionalism really came to light through her punctuality. There was never a second when we thought things weren’t being handled quickly and prompt responses were always there. She was also very thorough in her vetting of potential vendors for our day. She found as many options as possible in our price range and provided her thoughts but ultimately left the decision making process to us. Courtney also did so many extra things and personal touches not required in her contract and it really made us feel her vested interest in our happiness. By rehearsal time we had spent so much time communicating we felt like long time pen pals meeting for the first time. Our families welcomed her like one of our own and she reciprocated with feeling that can’t be faked or purchased. Our day of celebrations went of without a hitch thanks to her experience and amazing timeline. She constantly checked on our well-being and happiness of us and our guests throughout the night and quietly put out any fires that occurred. Her ability to do all of this without hesitation shows that she’s not only good at her job but also an amazing person and to have to say goodbye to that had definitely been the hardest part of this entire venture. We’ve made a friend for life and we’re already dreaming up future celebrations to find an excuse to include her in it again"
- Marshall & Jessica Sabatino (May 2018)
Private Vineyard Estate | Windsor, CA
"Planning a wedding is no easy feat. From the guest list to the decor, there are so many details that can often be overlooked and overpriced. For us, though, one thing we knew that would be extremely important, was having amazing vendors that would not only capture our special moment, but also be a part of our magical day. These vendors would consist of team members - being just as stoked as we were - celebrating all of our love, with us. Courtney was just that. We had done a lot of research on coordinators, and Courtney came recommended from a friend. Not only were her rates competitive, but she embodied the most excitement in the opportunity to be a part of our wedding day - we knew she was the best fit. Courtney was helping coordinate our wedding well-before our wedding day. She was beyond professional with feedback and extremely prompt in email response. More than that though, she was always so quick to provide a solution to an issue or provide an additional hand to help relieve any wedding stress. Courtney went above and beyond to coordinate our vendors and ensure we were having a truly magical and romantic day. She is amazing and beyond poised in any situation - even 30 mph winds on a wedding day). We could not be more happy with how our day went and we owe a lot of that happiness to Courtney! Thank you for helping bring to life our magical wedding day!"
- Ryan & Vanessa McNulty (May 2018)
Park Winters | Winters, CA
My husband and I hired Courtney to coordinate/set-up our wedding reception. Courtney went above and beyond our expectations. Very detail oriented, response time to emails and text is amazingly quick, which puts you at ease. The venue decor set-up was perfect. The coordination of vendors - all vendors were where they were suppose to be. We had no trouble with the vendors or any decor falling apart. I would 100% hire Courtney if I were to have an anniversary party and needs to help with coordination/set-up. My husband and I were very pleased with Courtney's service.
- Cathy & Chris Bustos (November 2017)
Los Meganos Club | Brentwood, CA
"It was a pleasure working with Courtney, very professional and responsive to all of our questions and concerns. She did an amazing job being our coordinator for the month and day of our wedding. We were on time and everything went smooth on our wedding day, couldn't have done it without her!"
- Tim & Diana Ma (October 2017)
Winery SF | San Francisco, CA
"Courtney is detail oriented, organized, & can multitask like no other. From the first meeting with Courtney I knew she would make our wedding dreams a reality. She asked all the right questions and paid close attention to my concerns. Throughout the month she kept me on track and handled arrangements/situations I couldn't get to or felt overwhelmed with. The day of the wedding she executed!! We cannot even believe she pulled it off, it was a ton of work! Having a DIY wedding (venue only) and having to bring in each vendor was daunting, I wasn't sure how the day would turn out, but Courtney handled everything, and I mean everything, we even forgot some mixers for our signature drinks, but didn't even know until later that evening because she handled it. We didn't have to worry about one thing. As a bride I couldn't have asked for a better day, it was stress free and I could concentrate on what mattered most, having fun!!! All my vendors raved about Courtney as well so I know she can work well with others and as a team player. I HIGHLY recommend Courtney and without a doubt would hire her to organize any other large parties or events in the future, she is worth every penny!!!"
-Whitney & Patrick Dolan (June 2017 )
Mitchell’s Mountain Meadow | Truckee, CA