5 Best Event Planning Services In NYC

October 7, 2015 6:00 AM

Whether you’re gearing up for your annual office holiday party or the big wedding day is just months away, these five event planning businesses will help you get the ball rolling. By Carly Petrone.

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(credit: The Chosen Few)

(credit: The Chosen Few)

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Those looking for the best of the best in event planning should head to The Chosen Few, a luxury event collective. This selective service unites its elite member base with those who want the assurance of an event that delivers the ultimate in excellence and creativity. Founder Harriette Rose Katz has been involved in the luxury event industry since 1978 and she has developed relationships with some of the biggest names in catering, photography, event design, floral artistry, live music, lighting & production, and tents & structures. Whether you’re planning a high-end wedding or a launch party, all it takes is one quick search on their new website to connect with your own personal representative. It’s the kind of one-on-one service that’s hard to find these days in the heart of New York City. Learn more here.

(credit: splacer.co)

(credit: splacer.co)

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Searching for a new and inventive space to throw a party? Head over to splicer.co, the event space listings platform that connects owners who have underutilized space with event hosts, or anyone looking to create a corporate or social experience. Think of it as the Airbnb of event spaces. Enjoy a private dining experience on an urban rooftop farm or how about a fashion industry press conference in an inflatable bubble within a public garage? You can even have your corporate offsite meeting inside a residential brownstone. Gone are the days of stuffy conference rooms because splacer.co is changing the game. Learn more here.

(credit: Save the Date)

(credit: Save the Date)

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Save the Date is another great option when it comes to online planning. Skip that google search and head over to http://www.savethedate.com to find your perfect space, vendors, and planners. You’ll be able to enjoy perks like immediate turnaround on quotes and personalized proposals for events and vendor inquiries, discounts, and you’ll have to option to choose from venus that are not available to the public. Hire planners to help with everything from corporate and nonprofit events to wedding and coming of age parties. From a logistical side, Save the Date makes it easy to find a last-minute DJ, set up online RSVPs, and set up custom staging. It’s a one-stop shop. Learn more here.

(credit: Party Poopers)

(credit: Party Poopers)

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Everyone knows that kids live for a good birthday party. Let organizers from Party Poopers help plan your little one’s big day. The company has been around since 1991 and founder Marla Mase makes sure every space is turned into a magical and whimsical backdrop for you to play in. You can hire Party Pooper to do everything from set-up to clean-up or pick and choose where you’d like their expertise by hiring them for event consultation or a la carte planning. They’re also a great resource when it comes to decor, entertainment bookings, and catering. Want an Alice in Wonderland theme? No problem. Think you need an MC for the evening? They’ve got you covered. They can even provide green screen photo booths and fun themes like murder mysteries and scavenger hunts. NYC just got even more fun.

(credit: Karen Brown)

(credit: Karen Brown)

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Karen Brown knows a thing or two about planning a fantastic party. This Southern Belle turned New Yorker lives for a good soiree, whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime wedding or a birthday bash. She and her staff are available for day-of management as well as a la carte services. They can create a customized package that fits your budget (and your guest size). If you have a destination event that needs a little extra attention, they’ll make sure every last detail is taken care of. The best part is that when you hire Karen Brown New York, 5% of the planning fee for your event will go to a charity of your choice. This means you get to participate in “An Event that Gives Back.” Learn more here. So start planning that perfect wedding, birthday, or corporate event. You can feel good about providing for your guests and beyond.

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Carly Petrone is a freelance writer living in New York City.

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