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We Found the Top Washington, DC Wedding Planners for Your Chic Celebration

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event planner: Evoke Design & Creative | photographer: Mantas Photography | decor: White Glove Rentals | venue: Willard Intercontinental, Washington D.C.

by PartySlate

When you’re planning a celebration — whether it’s a wedding, corporate party, milestone birthday, gala or other big event — your event planner will become a part of your life — for phone calls, meetings, and to take the tension out of event planning. These top Washington, D.C. planners will not only ensure your special occasion is flawless from start to finish, but will make the planning process stress-free, and dare we say, even enjoyable. From corporate events in treasured D.C. landmarks to swoon-worthy weddings along the Chesapeake Bay, we curated a list of the top wedding and event planners in the Washington, D.C. area to make every last detail of your special occasion perfect.

In alphabetical order.

Anne Book

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Anne Book | photographer: Judy Pak

Specialty: weddings

PartySlate Insight: Anne and her team use their many years of experience to plan dream weddings. We appreciate their ability to design, manage, style and produce — all while serving as a comforting shoulder to lean on for their couples. 

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BASH

purple lit room at BASH
BASH | photographer: Eli Turner Studios

Specialty: corporate events, non-profit fundraisers and galas, and social celebrations

PartySlate Insight: Known for their one-of-a-kind corporate events, we appreciate this team’s expertise in all event styles and sizes. We love their commitment to not only meet their clients’ needs, but to exceed expectations.

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CG & Co Events

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CG & Co Events | photographer: Anny Photography

Specialty: South Asian and multicultural weddings 

PartySlate Insight: From local weddings to over-the-top destination celebrations, this team does it all when it comes to unforgettable “I Dos.” We are blown away by their innovative style and seamless execution.

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Designed Perfectly Events

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Designed Perfectly Events | photographer: Candace Adelle Photography

Specialty: all kinds of social events, but they specialize in classic weddings with bold personalities

PartySlate Insight: Natalie and her team are consistently praised for their commitment to curating flawless events down to the last detail. With over a decade of industry experience, they offer invaluable guidance and advice throughout the entire process.

Share something unique about your company.
“I got started in the event industry about 15 years ago as an intern for a local catering company. I managed to work myself up to Senior Event Designer leaving the company after 10 years and well over 350 weddings later. This massive amount of hands-on experience in event design, logistics, menu development and production is a huge benefit for our clients. I couldn’t think of doing what I am today without this background.”

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Engaging Affairs

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Engaging Affairs | photographer: Greg Gibson Photography

Specialty: glamorous ballroom and museum weddings as well as spectacular South Asian weddings throughout the Washington DC area and in exotic locales

PartySlate Insight: Imagine being able to customize every aspect of not only your wedding day, but your wedding planning services — this team makes that happen. We are impressed by their dedication to meeting their clients’ every need from budget to design to coordination. 

Share something unique about your company.
“Engaging Affairs is unique in the vast amount of experience we bring to the table (23+ years), as well as our individualized planning process. Instead of set packages, we customize our planning to meet each of our couple’s unique situation and needs.”

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Events by Andre Wells

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Events by Andre Wells | photo courtesy of Andre Wells

Specialty: social celebrations, corporate events, and weddings

PartySlate Insight: Andre and his team curate completely original events of all types and sizes. We love how they leave guests buzzing with innovative designs and unique experiences. 

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Evoke Design & Creative

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Evoke Design & Creative | photographer: BrancoPrata Photography Studio

Specialties: everything from weddings and Bar and Bat Mitzvahs to luxury social and corporate events

PartySlate Insight: Praised for their attention to detail and reliability, this team seamlessly executes both local and destination celebrations. We admire their ability to add the perfect degree of personalization to every occasion. 

Tell us about one of your recent events that you loved.

“The NBA All-Stars event in Charlotte, North Carolina.”

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Karson Butler Events

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Karson Butler Events | photographer: Katie Stoops Photography

Specialty: weddings, social and corporate events, celebrations, and destination events

PartySlate Insight: This caring team will take your assorted ideas and turn them into a perfectly-curated celebration. We admire their expertise in both local and destination celebrations.

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Kruse & Vieira Events

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Kruse & Vieira Events | photographer: Krista A. Jones Photography

Specialty: unique and impeccably-executed luxury weddings and social events

PartySlate Insight: We love the level of personalized service this team provides — all with a smile. They bring sophistication and style to boutique celebrations across the DMV and beyond. 

Share something unique about your company.

“We are a boutique, full-service event planning and design firm. We have team members with graphic, floral, and culinary backgrounds, which allows us to work even more seamlessly with event teams and professionals, and propose truly unique ideas and concepts in each of these areas.”

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Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events

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Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events | photographer: Connor Studios

Specialties: weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and corporate experiential events 

PartySlate Insight: Danielle and her sought-after team bring their A-game to every event. We love their passion, creative edge, talent, and ability to bring the most extravagant of event visions to life — down to the very last detail. 

Tell us about one of your recent events that you loved.
“I may be biased, but the Washington, D.C. Launch Party for PartySlate was one of our most recent favorites. It was an exceptional showcase of team work and creative talent by some of the industry’s best vendor partners. The host venue, The LINE DC, is a new hotel property built into a 110-year-old church. We let the walls do the talking and took 125 of DC finest planners, venues, hoteliers, caterers, and production companies on a spiritual event journey with immersive experiences in every space.” See the launch party here.

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Pineapple Productions

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Pineapple Productions | photographer: Kate Headley

Specialty: extraordinary social events set in private homes, unique properties, and historic spaces 

PartySlate Insight: We appreciate how this team makes each client feel at ease with their warmth and calm demeanor. They are a constant go-to for luxe Annapolis weddings and Eastern Shore celebrations.

Share something unique about your company.
“Based in Washington, D.C., Pineapple Productions has earned a reputation for exceptional event design, flawless execution and warm, personal service. From Napa to Nantucket, we go wherever our client’s vision takes us.”

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SOCO Events

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SOCO Events | photographer Justine Ungaro Photography

Specialty: weddings, social events, and celebrations

PartySlate Insight: Known for being responsive, organized, and detail oriented, this in-demand team makes wedding and event planning fun. We appreciate how they put their clients’ needs above all.

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Something Fabulous

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Something Fabulous | photographer: Nicole Wolf

Specialties: corporate, social, non-profit, galas, weddings, and special occasions (birthday parties, graduations, etc.)

PartySlate Insight: We appreciate this professional team’s willingness to go above and beyond in the name of perfection. They offer event design expertise on top of full-service planning to produce swoon-worthy, bespoke celebrations. 

Share something unique about your company.

“We are story-teller designers that inspire our clients to create one-of-a-kind events. We believe in simplifying the planning process, inspiring communication and vision among decision makers, and designing the details that tell your story. The result of this process is a truly unique experience for our clients and their guests. We believe that each moment and every message should be executed authentically. Our award winning celebrity event design team assists in providing inspiration as well as expert design and implementation. We are a women-owned business, comprised of six women that create, design, manage and execute for our clients.”

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Strawberry Milk Events & Styling

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Strawberry Milk Events & Styling | photographer: Clane Gessel Photography

Specialty: large local weddings, multi-day destination weddings, galas, luxury brand events, and any other excuse to throw an epic party

PartySlate Insight: Frequently listed as a top planner, this team boasts invaluable event expertise. We appreciate their ability to bring luxurious, awe-inspiring designs to life with ease. 

Share something unique about your company.

“Our team has a background in top interior design firms as well as big name luxury hospitality brands. This experience and expertise translates into creative, wow-worthy events with superior service — we are constantly exceeding our clients’ expectations.”

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