About

We believe you should love your event as much as you love the reason for it.

With the abundance of options out there, choosing a wedding or professional event planner for your next soirée can leave you feeling overwhelmed and asking, quite frankly, “What makes you different?”

 

“It all comes down to three main factors: calm under pressure, diverse experience, and a focus on you,” says Founder Patricia Simitakos. “Let me explain.”

1. Calm Under Pressure

 

Whether working on a high-profile society wedding, a corporate meeting or a family milestone celebration, I am passionate about fulfilling my clients’ needs and helping them make a positive impact.

 

My global design perspective, eco-friendly solutions and “get it done” approach are hallmarks that have followed me from New York City to Washington, D.C. and beyond.

 

But what really sets my career apart from the pack is my willingness to take on the role of adviser and helpful guide.

2. Diverse Experience

 

While living in New York, I gained experience producing events with Forbes 100 companies American Express Centurion, and the InterContinental Hotel Group. These positions each provided an additional layer to my education and experience in the worlds of luxury concierge services and hospitality and event management.

 

After more than 20 years of successful execution of events in domestic and international locations while in those roles, I decided to branch out on my own in 2014 to bring the lessons I learned to the greater Washington DC area.

3. A Focus on YOU

 

Throughout the planning stages, I listen to my client’s ideas and translate them into a truly memorable event experience.

 

My history reflects my commitment to exceptional professionalism, and I do not consider customer service to be optional. As a personal event specialist, I design and manifest my clients hearts desire.

 

But what really sets my career apart from the pack is my willingness to take on the role of adviser and helpful guide.

Her attention to detail was lifesaving…


 

I first met Patricia when she planned a very special birthday party for me in NYC. Her attention to detail was life saving and her niche for finding the perfect location was breathtaking. Everyone had a wonderful time that night and the memories have lasted on.

That is what I think [she] does best with the events she plans: creating memories that people will talk about for years to come.

 

Sean Brennan

2019-11-27T10:28:37-05:00

Sean Brennan

  I first met Patricia when she planned a very special birthday party for me in NYC. Her attention to detail was life saving and her niche for finding the perfect location was breathtaking. Everyone had a wonderful time that night and the memories have lasted on. That is what I think [she] does best with the events she plans: creating memories that people will talk about for years to come.  

5 stars all the way!


 

Five stars all the way. Patricia worked with us for about a year to make my daughter’s wedding flawless. Our guests had only to nod and someone was there to take care of their needs.

 

 

Laura K.

2019-11-27T10:30:34-05:00

Laura K.

  Five stars all the way. Patricia worked with us for about a year to make my daughter’s wedding flawless. Our guests had only to nod and someone was there to take care of their needs.    

Patricia was professional, responsive, and provided superb customer service


 

To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. From the initial proposal process, to the tasting, site walk-through, ongoing communications, and day-of execution, they knocked it out of the park.

Patricia was professional, responsive, and provided superb customer service and consultation. She always made us feel that we were her #1 priority. Guests are still raving about how elegant everything turned out.

Without hesitation, I would recommend to any bride-to-be, and frankly, to anyone looking to have an event planned with class.

 

Kara Johnson

2019-11-27T10:34:06-05:00

Kara Johnson

  To say that I was impressed would be an understatement. From the initial proposal process, to the tasting, site walk-through, ongoing communications, and day-of execution, they knocked it out of the park. Patricia was professional, responsive, and provided superb customer service and consultation. She always made us feel that we were her #1 priority. Guests are still raving about how elegant everything turned out. Without hesitation, I would recommend to any bride-to-be, and frankly, to anyone looking to have an event planned with class.  

She was incredibly responsive and very engaged in our planning process.


 

Our wedding was at the Winery at Bull Run in October 2013. We could not have been happier. One of the biggest reasons for that was our coordinator, Patricia… she is incredible!!

She made our entire process so simple and she was on top of every detail. She provided guidance and advice to help us make our decisions, but always highlighted that our wedding was for us and she was willing to make anything happen. She was incredibly responsive and very engaged in our planning process. Thank you Patricia!

 

Amber Jones

2019-11-27T10:36:07-05:00

Amber Jones

  Our wedding was at the Winery at Bull Run in October 2013. We could not have been happier. One of the biggest reasons for that was our coordinator, Patricia… she is incredible!! She made our entire process so simple and she was on top of every detail. She provided guidance and advice to help us make our decisions, but always highlighted that our wedding was for us and she was willing to make anything happen. She was incredibly responsive and very engaged in our planning process. Thank you Patricia!  

She understood my vision and offered great suggestions to add to it.


 

I cannot say enough. From the very beginning of the planning process was wonderful. She understood my vision and offered great suggestions to add to it. Patricia handled our day-of planning and was fantastic. She was responsive and flexible. She and the staff (along with the Winery at Bull Run) set up everything beautifully and were great during the whole day. I highly recommend!!

 

Leslie Petterson

2019-11-27T10:37:13-05:00

Leslie Petterson

  I cannot say enough. From the very beginning of the planning process was wonderful. She understood my vision and offered great suggestions to add to it. Patricia handled our day-of planning and was fantastic. She was responsive and flexible. She and the staff (along with the Winery at Bull Run) set up everything beautifully and were great during the whole day. I highly recommend!!  

Patricia went above and beyond…


 

The best part of [our wedding] was finding Patricia Simitakos. From day number one, she was there with me every step of the way. Always available for my questions, concerns, my two tastings and EVERYTHING!! She made the whole experience pleasant and easier. Patricia went above and beyond and was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process as well. Never pushy, went at my pace 100% of the time.

 

Kelly (Dexter) Coupe

2019-11-27T10:34:55-05:00

Kelly (Dexter) Coupe

  The best part of [our wedding] was finding Patricia Simitakos. From day number one, she was there with me every step of the way. Always available for my questions, concerns, my two tastings and EVERYTHING!! She made the whole experience pleasant and easier. Patricia went above and beyond and was extremely accommodating throughout the entire process as well. Never pushy, went at my pace 100% of the time.  

Patricia is an event planner extraordinaire!


 

Patricia is an event planner extraordinaire. She is an amazing organizer who truly can create a successful fundraiser/party/event. She has wonderful connections and exemplary taste.

She remains calm and unruffled in the most difficult of situations–a joy to work with. I highly recommend her.

 

Cathy DeMatto

2019-11-27T10:29:21-05:00

Cathy DeMatto

  Patricia is an event planner extraordinaire. She is an amazing organizer who truly can create a successful fundraiser/party/event. She has wonderful connections and exemplary taste. She remains calm and unruffled in the most difficult of situations–a joy to work with. I highly recommend her.