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CCS EVENTS

Richmond , VA
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1009 Lafayette Street
Richmond, VA 23221 US (map)

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804-330-4445

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CCS Events is one of Virginia’s largest event planning firms; we tailor to your taste of conception, design and logistics. Founded 12 years ago, we are comprised of 5 event designers... Read more
CCS Events is one of Virginia’s largest event planning firms; we tailor to your taste of conception, design and logistics. Founded 12 years ago, we are comprised of 5 event designers dedicated to the needs of our clients. Read less
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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

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Katie
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I had decided I could do everything myself for the our October wedding (reception at the Science Museum of VA) when we starting planning in December. Come June - I was STRESSED about every little detail and needed help. I had read about CCS Events and had called to get a quote. My first conversation with Colleen confirmed that she would make my life 100 times less stressful. I asked her every single question that I had on my mind from June to October and she answered them and didn't make me feel like a loon for asking all these questions (like 'is it okay to have a goldish table cloth and silver frames?!'
Colleen and Melissa made every meeting super fun and most importantly - made my wedding day go off without a hitch. Every bridesmaids (and even some groomsmen) said that 'Colleen was so amazing and so organized - how would you have done all that without her?' And I couldn't agree more.
I had decided I could do everything myself for the our October wedding (reception at the Science Museum of VA) when we Read more...
I had decided I could do everything myself for the our October wedding (reception at the Science Museum of VA) when we starting planning in December. Come June - I was STRESSED about every little detail and needed help. I had read about CCS Events and had called to get a quote. My first conversation with Colleen confirmed that she would make my life 100 times less stressful. I asked her every single question that I had on my mind from June to October and she answered them and didn't make me feel like a loon for asking all these questions (like 'is it okay to have a goldish table cloth and silver frames?!'
Colleen and Melissa made every meeting super fun and most importantly - made my wedding day go off without a hitch. Every bridesmaids (and even some groomsmen) said that 'Colleen was so amazing and so organized - how would you have done all that without her?' And I couldn't agree more. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I was attempting to plan my wedding long distance and I had every intention of doing it by myself. After a very discouraging first attempt at booking a venue I realized there was no way I could do it and still be a sane person 10 months later. I had always thought a wedding planner was an unnecessary luxury that I couldn't afford, but I decided to look into it out of pure desperation. Sitting in an airport on my way out of VA, I found Colleen in a wedding magazine, saw she was well rated and gave her a call. After a 15 minute conversation with her I knew I was going to enjoy every minute of working with her...she immediately helped calm my nerves and gave me advice on what direction we should head. I felt very confident that this was the best wedding-planning decision I would make, and boy was I right! Colleen made everything so easy and stress-free. Honestly, I've seen a lot of girls go crazy the 2 weeks leading up to their weddings; I on the other hand had nothing to do...everything was done already or being taken care of for me. On top of that, Colleen helped me pull off the best wedding I've ever been to (maybe I'm a bit biased!) for extremely close to my initial budget - I would have spent double that if I had kept trying to do things alone. Wedding day went off without a hitch and it was so nice to not have to worry about anything. My mom loved the fact that she didn't have to do anything for set-up and clean-up..she got to be a guest and enjoy the day too. I could keep writing forever about how much I love CCS and giving examples of how she helped me, but I think the point has been made. Bottom line: you CAN afford a wedding planner (Colleen's cost was way less than others I've seen) and CCS should be your first phone call so that you can actually enjoy the months leading up to your big day and not turn into a crazy person like I was for the first month!
I was attempting to plan my wedding long distance and I had every intention of doing it by myself. After a very Read more...
I was attempting to plan my wedding long distance and I had every intention of doing it by myself. After a very discouraging first attempt at booking a venue I realized there was no way I could do it and still be a sane person 10 months later. I had always thought a wedding planner was an unnecessary luxury that I couldn't afford, but I decided to look into it out of pure desperation. Sitting in an airport on my way out of VA, I found Colleen in a wedding magazine, saw she was well rated and gave her a call. After a 15 minute conversation with her I knew I was going to enjoy every minute of working with her...she immediately helped calm my nerves and gave me advice on what direction we should head. I felt very confident that this was the best wedding-planning decision I would make, and boy was I right! Colleen made everything so easy and stress-free. Honestly, I've seen a lot of girls go crazy the 2 weeks leading up to their weddings; I on the other hand had nothing to do...everything was done already or being taken care of for me. On top of that, Colleen helped me pull off the best wedding I've ever been to (maybe I'm a bit biased!) for extremely close to my initial budget - I would have spent double that if I had kept trying to do things alone. Wedding day went off without a hitch and it was so nice to not have to worry about anything. My mom loved the fact that she didn't have to do anything for set-up and clean-up..she got to be a guest and enjoy the day too. I could keep writing forever about how much I love CCS and giving examples of how she helped me, but I think the point has been made. Bottom line: you CAN afford a wedding planner (Colleen's cost was way less than others I've seen) and CCS should be your first phone call so that you can actually enjoy the months leading up to your big day and not turn into a crazy person like I was for the first month! Read less
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Kristie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
CCS Events went above and beyond in planning the wedding of my dreams. Colleen and Melissa are just pure Angels with the gifts of planning events. They did full event plannig for me from being to end. I live in MD and was planning a wedding in VA, with lots of details and moving parts!! Colleen was so flexible and accommodating when it came to meetings to work with my travel schedule! During the 10 months we worked together we developed an amazing relationship; and I'm so sad not to have her in my daily life (we still
Email even though my wedding is over). There was honestly no limit on emails, phone calls, and face to face meetings. If I sent an email it was literally replied to with in minutes no matter the day or time. CCS Events took all the worrying and hassle of planning a wedding out of the equation. Due to the hard work they put in I was able to enjoy the journey to my wedding day. My wedding was outside at a historic VA plantation, the Berkeley plantation. It rained on my wedding day and Colleen made sure that myself and my guest had the time of our lives. No one even really knew it was raining and actually we had fun embracing the rain and dancing it! Colleen approached every aspect of the event with ease and pure professionalism. She is the very very beat at what she does and I honestly can't find the appropriate way to thank her for all she did for us. I shout it from the mountain top if you need an event planner you have to go to CCS Events! I can't wait to plan my wedding anniversary party with these fine ladies in the future!!
CCS Events went above and beyond in planning the wedding of my dreams. Colleen and Melissa are just pure Angels with the Read more...
CCS Events went above and beyond in planning the wedding of my dreams. Colleen and Melissa are just pure Angels with the gifts of planning events. They did full event plannig for me from being to end. I live in MD and was planning a wedding in VA, with lots of details and moving parts!! Colleen was so flexible and accommodating when it came to meetings to work with my travel schedule! During the 10 months we worked together we developed an amazing relationship; and I'm so sad not to have her in my daily life (we still
Email even though my wedding is over). There was honestly no limit on emails, phone calls, and face to face meetings. If I sent an email it was literally replied to with in minutes no matter the day or time. CCS Events took all the worrying and hassle of planning a wedding out of the equation. Due to the hard work they put in I was able to enjoy the journey to my wedding day. My wedding was outside at a historic VA plantation, the Berkeley plantation. It rained on my wedding day and Colleen made sure that myself and my guest had the time of our lives. No one even really knew it was raining and actually we had fun embracing the rain and dancing it! Colleen approached every aspect of the event with ease and pure professionalism. She is the very very beat at what she does and I honestly can't find the appropriate way to thank her for all she did for us. I shout it from the mountain top if you need an event planner you have to go to CCS Events! I can't wait to plan my wedding anniversary party with these fine ladies in the future!! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/5/2014
5.0/5.0
CCS Events is the best! I cannot even count the number of times when I've said to myself, to my husband, to family and friends, even to strangers on the street, how thankful I was to have CCS as our wedding planner. We decided early on that we were going to get married in Richmond. But being that we live in New York, we knew that to maintain our sanity we needed a planner. Colleen and I clicked immediately when we first met, but besides being super easy to get along with, here is a list of other reasons she was a great planner:

1) Responsive- from the get go, Colleen and her office manager, Melissa, were super responsive to all of my emails. When you are a crazy bride and have a random thought jump into your head at some odd hour of the day, it's wonderful to get an answer or feedback right away.

2) Organized- They always knew what was going on when we met with vendors. Me... not so much.

3) Expert- When your time is money and there are a million wedding vendors out there, its crucial to have a planner who knows the business, has the connections, and will share her expertise. Not only did this save us from major headaches, but we never had to question whether or not we were getting a fair deal.

4) Patient- Colleen was so patient with us. I was incredibly indecisive throughout the planning process and would be adamant about something one second, then change my mind the next. I never felt pressured or perceived annoyance from her.

I truly believe, seriously, that had Colleen not entered our lives, we would not have had our dream wedding. We would have freaked out when picking a venue and eloped in Vegas. So, really, we owe Colleen (or Melissa) our first born... if they want it, lol.
CCS Events is the best! I cannot even count the number of times when I've said to myself, to my husband, to family and Read more...
CCS Events is the best! I cannot even count the number of times when I've said to myself, to my husband, to family and friends, even to strangers on the street, how thankful I was to have CCS as our wedding planner. We decided early on that we were going to get married in Richmond. But being that we live in New York, we knew that to maintain our sanity we needed a planner. Colleen and I clicked immediately when we first met, but besides being super easy to get along with, here is a list of other reasons she was a great planner:

1) Responsive- from the get go, Colleen and her office manager, Melissa, were super responsive to all of my emails. When you are a crazy bride and have a random thought jump into your head at some odd hour of the day, it's wonderful to get an answer or feedback right away.

2) Organized- They always knew what was going on when we met with vendors. Me... not so much.

3) Expert- When your time is money and there are a million wedding vendors out there, its crucial to have a planner who knows the business, has the connections, and will share her expertise. Not only did this save us from major headaches, but we never had to question whether or not we were getting a fair deal.

4) Patient- Colleen was so patient with us. I was incredibly indecisive throughout the planning process and would be adamant about something one second, then change my mind the next. I never felt pressured or perceived annoyance from her.

I truly believe, seriously, that had Colleen not entered our lives, we would not have had our dream wedding. We would have freaked out when picking a venue and eloped in Vegas. So, really, we owe Colleen (or Melissa) our first born... if they want it, lol. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We used Colleen and Nicole as "Day Of" coordinators. They were great from the first phone call to end of the wedding day! Colleen made us feel so relaxed before the "big" day working out all the details and the time line. Nicole made sure everything on the wedding day went as planned, we got to enjoy the party without a worry. They lived up to the slogan "tying the knot ...not being one"!
We used Colleen and Nicole as "Day Of" coordinators. They were great from the first phone call to end of the wedding day! Read more...
We used Colleen and Nicole as "Day Of" coordinators. They were great from the first phone call to end of the wedding day! Colleen made us feel so relaxed before the "big" day working out all the details and the time line. Nicole made sure everything on the wedding day went as planned, we got to enjoy the party without a worry. They lived up to the slogan "tying the knot ...not being one"! Read less
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Sherry
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
When we started our planning we didn't think we would need an event planner but what a difference to have CCS Events involved. We were planning for an event away from home and Colleen and her staff had great relationships with vendors that helped make the planning much easier. End result - we got to enjoy the ceremony and reception without worry and walked away with only great memories! Our DJ and band loved her as well as our caterer. Everything flowed smoothly and Colleen met and exceeded our needs. Colleen was very perceptive in assessing what we wanted for our daughter's ceremony and reception. All our thanks to Colleen and her staff for a great job!
When we started our planning we didn't think we would need an event planner but what a difference to have CCS Events Read more...
When we started our planning we didn't think we would need an event planner but what a difference to have CCS Events involved. We were planning for an event away from home and Colleen and her staff had great relationships with vendors that helped make the planning much easier. End result - we got to enjoy the ceremony and reception without worry and walked away with only great memories! Our DJ and band loved her as well as our caterer. Everything flowed smoothly and Colleen met and exceeded our needs. Colleen was very perceptive in assessing what we wanted for our daughter's ceremony and reception. All our thanks to Colleen and her staff for a great job! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We hired Colleen for our wedding day, and it was easily the best decision we made! Not only did she plan the entire wedding, she set up vendor meetings, scheduling tastings, handled the decor, and then made sure everything went according to schedule on the day of our wedding. She helped keep me calm while I was studying for my exams and planning a wedding at the same time. Colleen and her staff set everything at the reception hall, and also took everything down - we didn't have to do a thing! Her staff was very professional and accommodating as well. I would highly recommend using her if you want to have a totally stress free wedding!!
We hired Colleen for our wedding day, and it was easily the best decision we made! Not only did she plan the entire Read more...
We hired Colleen for our wedding day, and it was easily the best decision we made! Not only did she plan the entire wedding, she set up vendor meetings, scheduling tastings, handled the decor, and then made sure everything went according to schedule on the day of our wedding. She helped keep me calm while I was studying for my exams and planning a wedding at the same time. Colleen and her staff set everything at the reception hall, and also took everything down - we didn't have to do a thing! Her staff was very professional and accommodating as well. I would highly recommend using her if you want to have a totally stress free wedding!! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Colleen did an OUTSTANDING job at planning my wedding! My wedding day was flawless and stress free thanks to Colleen! I don’t know how anyone could get married without Colleen! She is truly talented at what she does.

There were COUNTLESS things that Colleen made so much better - the tent, the layout, my vendors, the rehearsal - my wedding would have been so different without Colleen! I am so thankful for her professional advice.

Not only is she talented but she is extremely fun and fabulous to work with! My maid of honors and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our wedding planning appointments and found them to be the highlights of our wedding planning get-togethers.

I’m a professional wedding photographer so I had been to hundreds of weddings and thought I knew a lot about planning a wedding - I think the only thing I was right about when it came to planning was hiring an AMAZING planner. She helped execute ALL my wedding dreams and fixed a few things that would have been a mess without her (like the floor plan for the wedding tent!).

I had a big, outdoor, farm / plantation wedding. Lot’s of small details I had worked on for months that Colleen magically put together and made happen. She truly exceeded my expectations for my wedding and I couldn’t believe what an amazing day it was, thanks to her.
Colleen did an OUTSTANDING job at planning my wedding! My wedding day was flawless and stress free thanks to Colleen! I Read more...
Colleen did an OUTSTANDING job at planning my wedding! My wedding day was flawless and stress free thanks to Colleen! I don’t know how anyone could get married without Colleen! She is truly talented at what she does.

There were COUNTLESS things that Colleen made so much better - the tent, the layout, my vendors, the rehearsal - my wedding would have been so different without Colleen! I am so thankful for her professional advice.

Not only is she talented but she is extremely fun and fabulous to work with! My maid of honors and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our wedding planning appointments and found them to be the highlights of our wedding planning get-togethers.

I’m a professional wedding photographer so I had been to hundreds of weddings and thought I knew a lot about planning a wedding - I think the only thing I was right about when it came to planning was hiring an AMAZING planner. She helped execute ALL my wedding dreams and fixed a few things that would have been a mess without her (like the floor plan for the wedding tent!).

I had a big, outdoor, farm / plantation wedding. Lot’s of small details I had worked on for months that Colleen magically put together and made happen. She truly exceeded my expectations for my wedding and I couldn’t believe what an amazing day it was, thanks to her. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I worked with Colleen, Melissa, and Nicole 2 months into my planning process (my wedding was only 6 months after my engagement), and they SAVED my sanity. I was going to plan it myself to start off and it all started to pile on with my work and home life, I wasn't sure if I could afford a planner, but once we found them they worked with me on payments, and they were EXTREMELY reasonable for the amazing work they did. I couldn't have asked for more from them, and they exceeded my expectations. I told them I was pretty open and told them little details I wanted and every single one was completed. I made most of my decor for my wedding and everything I created was placed in the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception. They had plenty of props for me to borrow for my wedding at no additional cost, which made each detail I wanted work out amazingly. A few days before my wedding my make-up artist fell through and Colleen found me an AMAZING one the next day, they also introduced me to my amazing DJ for the wedding. I had Nicole with me on my wedding day and she was AMAZING. If there was any major problems I didn't know about it, she approached me with with anything in a positive attitude and she took in every detail I expressed was important and emphasized it perfectly! I couldn't have done it without them! I would tell ANY bride to work with them!!!
I worked with Colleen, Melissa, and Nicole 2 months into my planning process (my wedding was only 6 months after my Read more...
I worked with Colleen, Melissa, and Nicole 2 months into my planning process (my wedding was only 6 months after my engagement), and they SAVED my sanity. I was going to plan it myself to start off and it all started to pile on with my work and home life, I wasn't sure if I could afford a planner, but once we found them they worked with me on payments, and they were EXTREMELY reasonable for the amazing work they did. I couldn't have asked for more from them, and they exceeded my expectations. I told them I was pretty open and told them little details I wanted and every single one was completed. I made most of my decor for my wedding and everything I created was placed in the perfect spot for the ceremony and reception. They had plenty of props for me to borrow for my wedding at no additional cost, which made each detail I wanted work out amazingly. A few days before my wedding my make-up artist fell through and Colleen found me an AMAZING one the next day, they also introduced me to my amazing DJ for the wedding. I had Nicole with me on my wedding day and she was AMAZING. If there was any major problems I didn't know about it, she approached me with with anything in a positive attitude and she took in every detail I expressed was important and emphasized it perfectly! I couldn't have done it without them! I would tell ANY bride to work with them!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Colleen and Melissa at CCS Events are dream makers. They must have magical powers because everything we dreamed our wedding would be...happened...and then some. After searching through 8 event/wedding planners in the Richmond metro area, I knew Colleen was made for me. Her infectious laugh, attention to detail, and 12 years of experience made me and my groom feel comfortable and confident. It doesn't hurt that she's a native Richmond resident! We were planning our wedding long-distance and Colleen was available for everything from quick questions to lengthy conversations. I could only get to Richmond 3 times before the wedding week, and everything was handled and executed perfectly. I had many crazy ideas, and Colleen was a great sounding board, encouraging my creativity along the way. Colleen knows so many other vendors in and around the area, so it really helped us flesh out our vendor team (we still needed a baker, florist, rental company, caterer, and DJ when we hired CCS). My parents, my groom's parents, and all our guests were blown away by the level of professionalism (yet warmness) she and her staff had during the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day. If someone had a question (even something we'd already addressed a million times) she would handle it, no problem. The team was friendly and approachable, seeing to our guests' needs. We had our wedding reception at a private estate, so there were a lot of moving parts and things to be cautious of. No worries, Colleen to the rescue! She is superwoman! I can't say enough good things about Colleen and her team!
Colleen and Melissa at CCS Events are dream makers. They must have magical powers because everything we dreamed our Read more...
Colleen and Melissa at CCS Events are dream makers. They must have magical powers because everything we dreamed our wedding would be...happened...and then some. After searching through 8 event/wedding planners in the Richmond metro area, I knew Colleen was made for me. Her infectious laugh, attention to detail, and 12 years of experience made me and my groom feel comfortable and confident. It doesn't hurt that she's a native Richmond resident! We were planning our wedding long-distance and Colleen was available for everything from quick questions to lengthy conversations. I could only get to Richmond 3 times before the wedding week, and everything was handled and executed perfectly. I had many crazy ideas, and Colleen was a great sounding board, encouraging my creativity along the way. Colleen knows so many other vendors in and around the area, so it really helped us flesh out our vendor team (we still needed a baker, florist, rental company, caterer, and DJ when we hired CCS). My parents, my groom's parents, and all our guests were blown away by the level of professionalism (yet warmness) she and her staff had during the rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and wedding day. If someone had a question (even something we'd already addressed a million times) she would handle it, no problem. The team was friendly and approachable, seeing to our guests' needs. We had our wedding reception at a private estate, so there were a lot of moving parts and things to be cautious of. No worries, Colleen to the rescue! She is superwoman! I can't say enough good things about Colleen and her team! Read less
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