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A Gracious Event

Guilderland , NY
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LOCATION

2261 Western Ave
Guilderland, NY 12084 US (map)

PHONE

518-369-6557

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ABOUT US

Full Event Planning, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons



30 years experience in turning dreams into a reality. We will take the anxiety out of planning
letting... Read more
Full Event Planning, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons



30 years experience in turning dreams into a reality. We will take the anxiety out of planning
letting you relax and enjoy your celebration!



Overwhelmed? New to the Area? No Idea where to start? Let A Gracious Event help send you in the right direction.

Meet with us and we will use our experience and knowledge to clear the cobwebs so you can go on with your plans, having fun and enjoying being engaged - not overwhelmed with all of the directions the Internet can send you.

Outdoor and unique Venues around the corner or around the globe are our Passion. Let myself and my team help you create and amazing experience for you and your guests. We want your vision to become a reality. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
How many planners do you work with?
We have a team of planners to fit your events needs and budgets.
 We also have a special package to get you down the aisle and delivered to your reception - "aisle runner"
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Our passion is unique venues whether outdoor tents, vineyards,museums, barns and more
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
Upstate New York is where we are based- Hudson Valley to Lake Placid. However I will travel.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
anything from 2 to 300

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Angela
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
If you think paying for a wedding planner is an unnecessary expense…think again. With less than five weeks to my wedding, I was left without a wedding venue. My current venue was illegally renting out a space and my fiancée and I were left to relocate everything in short amount of time.

I heard of A Gracious Event in Guilderland and reached out to Laurie for help. Laurie met me the same day I called and reassured me that with a little creativity and her connections we could find a replacement venue. Two days later Laurie showed me a location that was so similar to where we originally planned our wedding, and a much closer distance to our home. Laurie was prompt, responsive and always delivered. Laurie answered all my questions throughout the process and made sure the day of our wedding went off beautifully.

In five years, a year, no one is going to remember the flowers, the cake or even the decorations. What they will remember is how stress-free a bride and groom is, and how much they are enjoying themselves. Laurie had made that possible for me in the most unforeseen situation.

Hiring a wedding planner is not an expense; it’s an investment in your piece of mind for the most important day of your life.
If you think paying for a wedding planner is an unnecessary expense…think again. With less than five weeks to my wedding, Read more...
If you think paying for a wedding planner is an unnecessary expense…think again. With less than five weeks to my wedding, I was left without a wedding venue. My current venue was illegally renting out a space and my fiancée and I were left to relocate everything in short amount of time.

I heard of A Gracious Event in Guilderland and reached out to Laurie for help. Laurie met me the same day I called and reassured me that with a little creativity and her connections we could find a replacement venue. Two days later Laurie showed me a location that was so similar to where we originally planned our wedding, and a much closer distance to our home. Laurie was prompt, responsive and always delivered. Laurie answered all my questions throughout the process and made sure the day of our wedding went off beautifully.

In five years, a year, no one is going to remember the flowers, the cake or even the decorations. What they will remember is how stress-free a bride and groom is, and how much they are enjoying themselves. Laurie had made that possible for me in the most unforeseen situation.

Hiring a wedding planner is not an expense; it’s an investment in your piece of mind for the most important day of your life. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie was absolutely wonderful in accommodating us and helping us with every need and detail.
Laurie was absolutely wonderful in accommodating us and helping us with every need and detail.
Laurie was absolutely wonderful in accommodating us and helping us with every need and detail. Read less
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A Gracious Event responded with the following comments:

Crystal and Anthonio I am thrilled that your Sandals Weddingmoon was everything you were hoping for - I can not wait to see the pictures.
Again Congratulations and thank you so much for letting me play such a great part of your day.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie at A Gracious Event, to book our fabulous honeymoon! My husband and I were looking for a honeymoon spot that was very particular. Laurie truly listened to what we wanted, and, since she had been to all of the places, knew exactly which resort would fit us best! And, it truly did. We had a remarkable time, and Laurie was so fantastic to work with. Very professional, quick responses, and the trip was flawless! She even personalized a letter to us explaining our travel, which was a fantastic piece of mind. I highly recommend booking a honeymoon through A Gracious Event!
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie at A Gracious Event, to book our fabulous honeymoon! My husband and I were Read more...
I had the pleasure of working with Laurie at A Gracious Event, to book our fabulous honeymoon! My husband and I were looking for a honeymoon spot that was very particular. Laurie truly listened to what we wanted, and, since she had been to all of the places, knew exactly which resort would fit us best! And, it truly did. We had a remarkable time, and Laurie was so fantastic to work with. Very professional, quick responses, and the trip was flawless! She even personalized a letter to us explaining our travel, which was a fantastic piece of mind. I highly recommend booking a honeymoon through A Gracious Event! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Laurie made the wedding planning process so simple and stress-free. She knows her stuff and having her by our side while planning and the day of was the best decision we made. We planned our wedding in less than 4 months and Laurie truly impressed me with her professionalism and responsiveness. I couldn't believe how quickly she'd respond to me whenever I contacted her (especially during those crisis moments :)) She made our dream wedding day a reality! We are over the moon with how the day turned out, and our guests are still talking about it. I can't say enough good things about Laurie and the outcome of our wedding day. I don't think our day would have been as perfect if it wasn't for Laurie. :) If you are planning an event, you should absolutely trust in Laurie. She's the best in the biz :)
Working with Laurie made the wedding planning process so simple and stress-free. She knows her stuff and having her by our Read more...
Working with Laurie made the wedding planning process so simple and stress-free. She knows her stuff and having her by our side while planning and the day of was the best decision we made. We planned our wedding in less than 4 months and Laurie truly impressed me with her professionalism and responsiveness. I couldn't believe how quickly she'd respond to me whenever I contacted her (especially during those crisis moments :)) She made our dream wedding day a reality! We are over the moon with how the day turned out, and our guests are still talking about it. I can't say enough good things about Laurie and the outcome of our wedding day. I don't think our day would have been as perfect if it wasn't for Laurie. :) If you are planning an event, you should absolutely trust in Laurie. She's the best in the biz :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie at a gracious event was the best. She helped us book and find the best deal we could for our dream honeymoon. She was always quick to respond no matter what time of day. She was even able to arrange a last minute flight for us to a closer airport so we didn't have to drive. I would highly reccommend working with Laurie. Thank you!
Laurie at a gracious event was the best. She helped us book and find the best deal we could for our dream honeymoon. She Read more...
Laurie at a gracious event was the best. She helped us book and find the best deal we could for our dream honeymoon. She was always quick to respond no matter what time of day. She was even able to arrange a last minute flight for us to a closer airport so we didn't have to drive. I would highly reccommend working with Laurie. Thank you! Read less
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A Gracious Event responded with the following comments:

Lauren and Tyler it was pure pleasure - I am thrilled that you adored Antigua and had a fabulous time - keep me in mind for your anniversary trip
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Kirsten
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her team at A Gracious Event were amazing! Our wedding was one of our dreams!! Not only did she make the entire planning process enjoyable, she made the big day one of relaxation, pampering and fun for us! Once you meet Laurie you will not hesitate to put your full trust in her for something as important as your wedding!! She lsitened to every idea big and small and found a way to incorporate those ideas into our budget. We truly felt as though we were her only priority throughout the entire process. Her knowledge and connections to area vendors was huge for us, and all were very professional and of great quality! If anyone is planning a wedding or event make sure to call Laurie at A Gracious Event to ensure a memorable day!!
Laurie and her team at A Gracious Event were amazing! Our wedding was one of our dreams!! Not only did she make the entire Read more...
Laurie and her team at A Gracious Event were amazing! Our wedding was one of our dreams!! Not only did she make the entire planning process enjoyable, she made the big day one of relaxation, pampering and fun for us! Once you meet Laurie you will not hesitate to put your full trust in her for something as important as your wedding!! She lsitened to every idea big and small and found a way to incorporate those ideas into our budget. We truly felt as though we were her only priority throughout the entire process. Her knowledge and connections to area vendors was huge for us, and all were very professional and of great quality! If anyone is planning a wedding or event make sure to call Laurie at A Gracious Event to ensure a memorable day!! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
10/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Sue made my daughters wedding dress. My daughter couldn't find exactly what she wanted anywhere. She was so easy to work with and really understood my daughters vision. Her workmanship is outstanding.
Sue made my daughters wedding dress. My daughter couldn't find exactly what she wanted anywhere. She was so easy to work Read more...
Sue made my daughters wedding dress. My daughter couldn't find exactly what she wanted anywhere. She was so easy to work with and really understood my daughters vision. Her workmanship is outstanding. Read less
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Regina
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
We contacted Laurie at the beginning of August because we knew we wanted a backyard wedding, but we were worried that it would be too much work for us and our family. What we wanted most was for all our family and friends to be able to just come to our wedding and have a good time. I also did not want us to have to worry about coordinating anything on our wedding day. Laurie and her staff did that for us in 6 weeks. We gave Laurie our ideal wedding date, and she set up meetings for us with the available vendors. She got the photographer, tent company, florist, minister, musician, caterer and the wedding favors. She also recommended the bakery where we got our cake and then picked it up for us the day of the wedding. Because Laurie has so much experience in event planning she was able to assemble a wedding team that seemed to us to work flawlessly together. Laurie and her fellow staff member, Amber, were even at the wedding to set up and coordinate everything throughout the ceremony and reception. We used the same chairs for the ceremony and reception, but I don't even remember seeing them move them because they were so fast. It was a stress free wedding.
Throughout the planning period, Laurie was easily accessible to answer questions that I had. In a short period of time she was able to expand on our few ideas and create a fantastic, relaxing wedding ceremony and reception for us. A Gracious Event was well worth the money.
We contacted Laurie at the beginning of August because we knew we wanted a backyard wedding, but we were worried that it Read more...
We contacted Laurie at the beginning of August because we knew we wanted a backyard wedding, but we were worried that it would be too much work for us and our family. What we wanted most was for all our family and friends to be able to just come to our wedding and have a good time. I also did not want us to have to worry about coordinating anything on our wedding day. Laurie and her staff did that for us in 6 weeks. We gave Laurie our ideal wedding date, and she set up meetings for us with the available vendors. She got the photographer, tent company, florist, minister, musician, caterer and the wedding favors. She also recommended the bakery where we got our cake and then picked it up for us the day of the wedding. Because Laurie has so much experience in event planning she was able to assemble a wedding team that seemed to us to work flawlessly together. Laurie and her fellow staff member, Amber, were even at the wedding to set up and coordinate everything throughout the ceremony and reception. We used the same chairs for the ceremony and reception, but I don't even remember seeing them move them because they were so fast. It was a stress free wedding.
Throughout the planning period, Laurie was easily accessible to answer questions that I had. In a short period of time she was able to expand on our few ideas and create a fantastic, relaxing wedding ceremony and reception for us. A Gracious Event was well worth the money. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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