From Kenny G in a clock tower to parties in Pacific Heights castles, these 11 event planners have created unique experiences throughout San Francisco. On numerous, less-fortunate occasions, poorly planned events have turned into public spectacles. Lest we forget the tragic comedy of Fyre Festival or the much more grave outcome of the Altamonte Festival of 1969, the importance of hiring experienced and well-prepared event planners can make or break your day.

Glow Events
#1 of 11 Best Event Planners
★★★★★

The Glow Events team recognizes that the most special days are the ones spent with our friends, family and business associates. However, they also understand that they can be the most headache-inducing. Offering a full range of services, they assure that they will take care of even the most minute detail. From the venue to budget, start up to clean up, they have got it taken care of. They customize their pricing and never approach a wedding, special holiday, or social occasion the same way. Working on a timeline and budget that works best for you. Glow prides themselves on being able to work with even the fragmented design ideas you might have in your head. Why? Because they are dedicated to giving you an event that both looks great, and works flawlessly.

Bravo Weddings & Events
#2 of 11 Top Event Planning Companies
★★★★★

We all know that weddings are one of the most stressful events to plan for. Everywhere you look there seems to be new details that need ironing out, or additional items on the budget that you didn’t plan for. Not with Bravo Weddings. They make sure that your special day is as stress free and enjoyable as you always dreamed. With over 20 years of experience between then, this team of 3 is able to give your wedding the personal touches that other larger event planning firms might not be able to. Bravo prides themselves on their versatility of design and adaptability to any size of problem. Whether it be a full wedding, or you just need access to their wide selection of vendors, they have the tools to help you. Bravo Weddings & Events serves the San Francisco Bay Area, with a special focus on weddings in the Sonoma / Napa wine country.

Shannon Leahy Events
#3 of 11 Leading Wedding & Event Planners
★★★★★

While everyone knows that wedding planning is one of the most stressful undertakings out there, it is all for a good cause. So you can have a beautiful and fun party to celebrate the beginning of your new life! No one understands that more than Shannon Leahy of Shannon Leahy Event Design & Planning. Renowned for her calm and relaxed demeanor, she vows that you will have stress-free experience that you can look back on with joy for the rest of your life. She can back up these claims too. She has been featured in numerous magazines and blogs praising her for her ability to completely transform any space into the most magical place on earth, all while making sure you and your guests have the time of your lives.

Alison Events
#4 of 11 Top-Notch Events Coordinators
★★★★★

Alison Events Planning and Design know that it is nearly impossible to enjoy your event while still managing to make sure that things are running smoothly. That’s why they take care of all the behind the scenes things and let you enjoy the party that you deserve. Whether you are seeking a destination wedding across the world, or have a local business party that needs sprucing up, this global event planning firm will work tirelessly to ensure that your every need has been met. They consider you and their vendors as their friends, and they work like it. Ensuring that no compromise is made, and that you get the best event for your budget with any aesthetic you want.

Event Solutions
#5 of 11 Top Event Planners
★★★★★

By listening to your objectives and expectations, Event Solutions is able to provide a customized product that both meets your expectation and saves you money. Offering a wide service of event planning, they are prepared for the unique, intimate destination wedding, or the largest, most impressive corporate party. With their specialty in floral design, they are able to create certain aesthetics that other’s outsourcing can’t possibly match. They pride themselves on their creativity and ability to handle every detail so you can rest easy and have fun surrounded by the vision that you started with not that long ago. From beginning to end, Event Solutions offers a seamless and enjoyable experience at even the most fixed budget.

The staff at SFist is regularly invited to events throughout the SF Bay Area. From product launch parties to restaurant openings to the occasional socialite gathering held in a rich guy's Pacific Heights castle (if that's your thing), we've seen events range from grungy to 'Kenny G at the top of a clock tower.' Regardless, of the purpose or intended aesthetic, the best events are always managed by one of SF's many talented event planners.

Besides the obvious, there is a multitude of reasons that events with experienced planners turn out better than their amateur equivalents.

  1. Budget Management
  2. Vision Mapping
  3. Cost Savings
  4. Risk (And Disaster) Mitigation
  5. Aesthetic Attainment
  6. Day-of Relaxation

Inspire
#6 of 11 Leading Event Planning Companies
★★★★☆

Inspire have been named as the number 6 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. Inspire serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

Kennedy Events
#7 of 11 Top-Notch Wedding & Event Planners
★★★★☆

Kennedy Events have been named as the number 7 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. Kennedy Events serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

Anna Marie
#8 of 11 Best Events Coordinators
★★★★☆

Anna Marie have been named as the number 8 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. Anna Marie serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

ABCey
#9 of 11 Leading Event Planners
★★★★☆

ABCey have been named as the number 9 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. ABCey serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mandy Scott
#10 of 11 Top-Notch Event Planning Companies
★★★★☆

Mandy Scott have been named as the number 10 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. Mandy Scott serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alicia K Design
#11 of 11 Best Wedding & Event Planners
★★★★☆

Alicia K Design have been named as the number 11 of the 11 Best Event Planners due to their ability to provide services in a timely fashion and to client specifications. Alicia K Design serves the San Francisco Bay Area.

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