Whether you’re looking to hire a top-tier event planner or just looking for inspiration from the best in the business, you’re in the right place!
These world-renowned event organizers set the bar year after year. Their thoughtful, stage-stealing events leave guests with only the best impressions of their hosts.
Here are 10 of the most famous event planning companies from around the world.
1. Bassett Events, Inc. – Toronto
Location: Toronto, Canada
What they plan: Social events, charitable events, weddings
What they offer: Full event production and design, vendor contract negotiation, staffing, sponsor and media management, video production, and much more.
Who they’ve worked for: The World Wildlife Fun, Fours Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Toronto Zoo, Jeremy Piven, Carrie Underwood, John Legend, and many more.
If you’re planning high-profile private parties, charitable events, or an off-the-charts wedding, look no further than Bassett Events. The small team, led by Jennifer Bassett, specializes in bringing an element of surprise to the most elegant of events.
Location: New York City & Los Angeles
What they plan: Immersive “brand experiences”
What they offer: Insights research, experiential strategy, creative campaign development, exhibit and environment design, event production, and more.
Who they’ve worked for: BarkBox, ShopBop, Google, Audi, Delta Air Lines, and other big-name brands.
Big brands turn to MKG when they need to create spectacular product launches, Instagram-worthy environments, and unforgettable “brand experiences.” This agency doesn’t produce run-of-the-mill events. Glance at their website and you’ll see hot dog seesaws, ball pits for adults, and life-size art installations.
3. Colin Cowie
Location: New York City, Los Angeles & Las Vegas
What they plan: Private and corporate events, weddings
What they offer: Venue sourcing, event design, floral and decor, event coordination, guest list management, social media, and more.
Who they’ve worked for: Oprah, Jennifer Aniston, Elton John, Kim Kardashian, American Express, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Hard Rock Hotels and more.
You might know Colin Cowie as a book author, designer, and TV celebrity — and he earned his renown by planning exclusive, extravagant events. He’s best known for planning luxurious weddings for celebrity couples, but his work also includes non-profit events and grand openings.
4. David Tutera
Location: Los Angeles
What they plan: Weddings, non-profit events, and more
What they offer: Event concept and design, decor, planning, production, vendor management and more.
Who they’ve worked for: The White House, The Alzheimers Association, The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Prince Charles, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey and more.
As a wedding dress designer and TV host, David Tutera surely knows how to plan a luxury wedding. The team aims to deliver experiences that draw on your wildest imagination and make your big dreams come to life.
5. A Perfect Event
What they plan: Weddings, galas, corporate events, birthday parties and more
What they offer: Event management, florals, stationery, styling, favors, and more.
Who they’ve worked for: The Chicago Cubs, Dom Perignon, Kendra Scott, Louis Vuitton, Oprah, and more.
With an extensive career in events, Debi Lilly created this Chicago event company to help client escapes from reality with their masterful event design. Beyond event production and design, the company also owns an intimate event spaced called the DL Lounge. Debi is known for serving high-profile clients. Her most renowned event? Oprah’s on-air birthday party.
6. Rafanelli Events
Location: Boston, New York City, and Palm Beach.
What they plan: Weddings; non-profit, private, and corporate events
What they offer: End-to-end event planning, plus branding and consulting
Who they’ve worked for: Allison Williams, Chelsea Clinton, Matt Damon, Barack & Michell Obama
Founder, President, and CCO Bryan Rafanelli is one of the top celebrity wedding planners — he’s best-known for organizing Chelsea Clinton’s top-secret 2010. His company plans over 100 events in a year, paying attention to all the details and giving their high-profile clients peace of mind. In his own words, the goal is to “try to tell a story.”
7. Oren Co
Location: New York City and Los Angeles
What they plan: Private celebrity events and weddings.
What they offer: Full-service event planning, design, and management.
Who they’ve worked for: Reese Witherspoon, Natalie Portman, Adam Levine, Jason Bateman, and more.
For luxury experiences and trend-setting events, turn to Yifat Oren and the team at Oren Co. This team is highly regarded as one of the top tastemakers in A-list events. They’ve set the standard for particularly private events — in fact, clients hire Oren Co to avoid the limelight.
8. Quintessentially Events
Location: London, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles
What they plan: Corporate events, private events, and weddings
What they offer: Complete event planning.
Who they’ve worked for: Facebook, Google, Beats by Dr. Dre, Audi, L’Oreal, and more.
An international company with offices all over the world, Quintessentially Events works with high-profile clients and leading companies. They create memorable weddings, meaningful corporate events, and dazzling private events. Founded in 2005 by Anabel Fielding and Caroline Villamizar Duque, this team is a sure bet if you’d like to partner with tirelessly detail-oriented event planners.
Location: London, New York City, and Miami
What they plan: Brand-forward experiences
What they offer: Brand strategy, event Design & production, experiential marketing, social media, and more.
Who they’ve worked for: ASOS, Topshop, Ariana Grande, Häagen-Dazs, and more.
Events by Wonderland have more upbeat, modern, and young vibe than some other tenured companies. Wonderland is a “creative-led experiential” event company that’s worked with luxury, travel, retail, technology, and other brand verticals for over 15 years.
Location: New York City
What they plan: Product launches, brand experiences.
What they offer: Branding, marketing & event production.
Who they’ve worked for: Purina, Kellogg’s, Rihanna, Welch’s, NFL
Eventive focuses on brand management and brings brands to life with events. With a special focus on breaking boundaries for their corporate clients, Eventive’s creativity highlights the company mission while delivering a fantastic event experience.
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