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Colleen Miller Events

Charlottesville , VA
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540-471-6567

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Colleen Miller Events is a central Virginia based wedding planning and design company (available for travel worldwide!). It is our mission to capture the essence of our client’s... Read more
Colleen Miller Events is a central Virginia based wedding planning and design company (available for travel worldwide!). It is our mission to capture the essence of our client’s personalities, exceed expectations, and creatively manage budgets to create a unique, memorable celebration!

From dreaming up a design plan, to choosing between hundreds of vendors, and keeping everyone and everything organized, event planning is often stressful and time consuming! It can be hard to know where to begin. So relax, and let us worry about the details so you can enjoy your celebration!

As planners, it is our goal to help alleviate the stress that often surrounds planning a wedding. Whether you are looking for someone to completely plan your event in its entirety, or just need someone to keep everyone on track the day of, we will help you navigate through the planning and logistics of hosting a large-scale event!

As designers, we draw inspiration from our surroundings; nature, travel, fashion. It’s our job to help hone your vision and make it a reality. We take pride in creating timeless events with a hint of whimsy – a magical, unforgettable celebration for you and your guests.

We are professionals – this is what we do, but more importantly, this is what we LOVE to do.

Click over to our website (www.colleenmillerevents.com) to get a feel of what we are all about. Then, give us a ring so we can chat about the wedding you are envisioning and how we can help. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Eco-Friendly / Green
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

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Nicole
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
When I first began contemplating organizing a wedding, I didn't think I'd need a planner: I'm an organized, details-oriented person myself, and my then-fiance and I were local to the area where we'd be holding the ceremony and reception. However, the venue we chose required a full-time planner, so after interviewing several, we chose to work with Colleen Miller --- and I'm incredibly glad we did.

From helping us meet our budget to answering I've-lost-count-of-how-many emails to steering us to vendors who were a great fit to nudging me to the right logistics and decor choices to being there to shepherd it all on The Day --- Colleen made a process that seems to too easily morph into a maze of confusing craziness stay clean and true throughout. I will look back fondly on not just the wedding day, but the entire process of creation and organization leading up to it because Colleen kept a complicated event feel very simple. (Plus, she kept everything on track!)

I was able to be calm and present in the weeks leading up to our wedding day and on the day itself because I felt so entirely confident in Colleen's capable self and relieved of a myriad of duties. And THAT, more than anything, is why I'd recommend Colleen as a wedding planner. To not be stressed out on your wedding day --- how many brides can genuinely claim that?
When I first began contemplating organizing a wedding, I didn't think I'd need a planner: I'm an organized, Read more...
When I first began contemplating organizing a wedding, I didn't think I'd need a planner: I'm an organized, details-oriented person myself, and my then-fiance and I were local to the area where we'd be holding the ceremony and reception. However, the venue we chose required a full-time planner, so after interviewing several, we chose to work with Colleen Miller --- and I'm incredibly glad we did.

From helping us meet our budget to answering I've-lost-count-of-how-many emails to steering us to vendors who were a great fit to nudging me to the right logistics and decor choices to being there to shepherd it all on The Day --- Colleen made a process that seems to too easily morph into a maze of confusing craziness stay clean and true throughout. I will look back fondly on not just the wedding day, but the entire process of creation and organization leading up to it because Colleen kept a complicated event feel very simple. (Plus, she kept everything on track!)

I was able to be calm and present in the weeks leading up to our wedding day and on the day itself because I felt so entirely confident in Colleen's capable self and relieved of a myriad of duties. And THAT, more than anything, is why I'd recommend Colleen as a wedding planner. To not be stressed out on your wedding day --- how many brides can genuinely claim that? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Colleen and her team were absolutely awesome! Something I did not think about when looking for a wedding planner - but became essential to me over the past year - was the amount of accessibility Colleen afforded to me. She was nearly always available for quick questions or longer chats - and that was a huge help along the way. Colleen also has a great relationship with vendors - and that benefited us throughout the planning process. My husband and I were grateful for Colleen's support and look forward to having her as a friend!
Colleen and her team were absolutely awesome! Something I did not think about when looking for a wedding planner - but Read more...
Colleen and her team were absolutely awesome! Something I did not think about when looking for a wedding planner - but became essential to me over the past year - was the amount of accessibility Colleen afforded to me. She was nearly always available for quick questions or longer chats - and that was a huge help along the way. Colleen also has a great relationship with vendors - and that benefited us throughout the planning process. My husband and I were grateful for Colleen's support and look forward to having her as a friend! Read less
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Chea
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
In the search for “the perfect wedding planner” my husband and I met with four planners. We were getting married in Charlottesville, but lived in Baltimore and so it was important for us to hire someone who really understood the type of couple we are and the type of wedding we wanted. Five minutes after we sat down with Colleen, we both know that she was the right choice.
We immediately decided to go with Colleen Miller Events and are so grateful that we had her as our ally throughout the process. She has a passion for planning weddings that is evident in the excitement she exudes just talking about the details of your day. Colleen was always available to answer questions via text or email (even five months out!), I think I spoke to her more than my friends and family in the weeks leading up to the wedding! She calmed me down when I was nervous and was always there during drama in the planning process to help level it out. Furthermore, Colleen saved us a ton of money by negotiating for us and putting us in contact with a local florist (that we loved to death) who was about half the price.
On the day of the wedding, I did absolutely nothing. Colleen came in throughout the day to check in on us and to update me on how great things were looking, sharing in the excitement as if it were her own wedding day. I was able to spend the day with my friends getting ready, totally stress-free. Our wedding day went off without a single hitch, not one thing could have gone better than it did.
We cannot say enough about Colleen and Colleen Miller Events, she runs a fabulous business and knows how to interact with people. Her design abilities are impeccable, she is very organized, remains calm and collected always, is funny and responsive… all of the things you want in a wedding planner! I would recommend Colleen to anyone who is looking to have an incredible wedding with a planner who is like a really good friend. Thanks Colleen!!!!!!
In the search for “the perfect wedding planner” my husband and I met with four planners. We were getting married in Read more...
In the search for “the perfect wedding planner” my husband and I met with four planners. We were getting married in Charlottesville, but lived in Baltimore and so it was important for us to hire someone who really understood the type of couple we are and the type of wedding we wanted. Five minutes after we sat down with Colleen, we both know that she was the right choice.
We immediately decided to go with Colleen Miller Events and are so grateful that we had her as our ally throughout the process. She has a passion for planning weddings that is evident in the excitement she exudes just talking about the details of your day. Colleen was always available to answer questions via text or email (even five months out!), I think I spoke to her more than my friends and family in the weeks leading up to the wedding! She calmed me down when I was nervous and was always there during drama in the planning process to help level it out. Furthermore, Colleen saved us a ton of money by negotiating for us and putting us in contact with a local florist (that we loved to death) who was about half the price.
On the day of the wedding, I did absolutely nothing. Colleen came in throughout the day to check in on us and to update me on how great things were looking, sharing in the excitement as if it were her own wedding day. I was able to spend the day with my friends getting ready, totally stress-free. Our wedding day went off without a single hitch, not one thing could have gone better than it did.
We cannot say enough about Colleen and Colleen Miller Events, she runs a fabulous business and knows how to interact with people. Her design abilities are impeccable, she is very organized, remains calm and collected always, is funny and responsive… all of the things you want in a wedding planner! I would recommend Colleen to anyone who is looking to have an incredible wedding with a planner who is like a really good friend. Thanks Colleen!!!!!! Read less
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jan
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Kate Phillips with Colleen Miller Events provided us with excellent service for my daughter's destination wedding at Montfair Resort Farm in Charlottesville. Colleen was very flexible with our contract providing us with a Day of /Plus service. In fact, my husband commented that this service was essential and well worth the cost.
Kate not only provided excellent day of coordination, coordination of vendors, countless conference calls but also provided very professional advice on how to selectively make choices to eliminate extraneous expenses. She provided great counsel and reassurance throughout our wedding planning. We even communicated ideas through Pinterest pages!
On the evening of the wedding, when the rainy weather required a quick change of plans, Kate orchestrated everything in an amazingly efficient, seamless way making both the ceremony and reception magical. We were so fortunate to have hired Colleen Miller Events and hope all Charlottesville brides have the opportunity.
Kate Phillips with Colleen Miller Events provided us with excellent service for my daughter's destination wedding at Read more...
Kate Phillips with Colleen Miller Events provided us with excellent service for my daughter's destination wedding at Montfair Resort Farm in Charlottesville. Colleen was very flexible with our contract providing us with a Day of /Plus service. In fact, my husband commented that this service was essential and well worth the cost.
Kate not only provided excellent day of coordination, coordination of vendors, countless conference calls but also provided very professional advice on how to selectively make choices to eliminate extraneous expenses. She provided great counsel and reassurance throughout our wedding planning. We even communicated ideas through Pinterest pages!
On the evening of the wedding, when the rainy weather required a quick change of plans, Kate orchestrated everything in an amazingly efficient, seamless way making both the ceremony and reception magical. We were so fortunate to have hired Colleen Miller Events and hope all Charlottesville brides have the opportunity. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Kate Phillips was incredibly helpful throughout our planning process and on our wedding day. My Husband and I live in Florida, my family lives in Pennsylvania and his family lives in North Carolina. Needless to say, planning a wedding in Virginia was no easy task. We were only able to visit our venue (Trump Winery) twice throughout the planning period. In March, I flew home to PA and drove 4 1/2 hrs. to Charlottesville with my family. Jon's mom and grandmother drove 5 hrs. from North Carolina. When we got there, it snowed all night and Charlottesville was under several inches of snow by morning. We were supposed to meet the caterers, venue event manager and Kate that day to discuss details. The venue closed and the caterers cancelled on us too. Kate drove through the snow to meet us at our hotel so that we could begin planning with her. We knew right away that we could count on her for anything!
The month of the wedding, she handled all of the communication between vendors. It took lots of stress off of us. She made sure everything was in order and that all of our requests were met.
On our wedding day, she made sure everything was set up the way we imagined and it could not have been more beautiful! She helped me to stay relaxed and reassured me when I began to stress about minor things. I don't know what we would have done without her and we are so grateful for all of her help!!

Laura and Jon Teague
Kate Phillips was incredibly helpful throughout our planning process and on our wedding day. My Husband and I live in Read more...
Kate Phillips was incredibly helpful throughout our planning process and on our wedding day. My Husband and I live in Florida, my family lives in Pennsylvania and his family lives in North Carolina. Needless to say, planning a wedding in Virginia was no easy task. We were only able to visit our venue (Trump Winery) twice throughout the planning period. In March, I flew home to PA and drove 4 1/2 hrs. to Charlottesville with my family. Jon's mom and grandmother drove 5 hrs. from North Carolina. When we got there, it snowed all night and Charlottesville was under several inches of snow by morning. We were supposed to meet the caterers, venue event manager and Kate that day to discuss details. The venue closed and the caterers cancelled on us too. Kate drove through the snow to meet us at our hotel so that we could begin planning with her. We knew right away that we could count on her for anything!
The month of the wedding, she handled all of the communication between vendors. It took lots of stress off of us. She made sure everything was in order and that all of our requests were met.
On our wedding day, she made sure everything was set up the way we imagined and it could not have been more beautiful! She helped me to stay relaxed and reassured me when I began to stress about minor things. I don't know what we would have done without her and we are so grateful for all of her help!!

Laura and Jon Teague Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Colleen was (and is) AMAZING. She helped us with our Charlottesville wedding and hiring her was the best decision we made with respect to vendors.

She is wonderful to work with and made our wedding the beautiful success that it was. Colleen made outstanding suggestions, prevented us from pitfalls, responded to surprises quickly and appropriately, and was a complete professional. She's candid, responsive, firm (when she needs to be with vendors) and is an expert in this field. Her team works together seamlessly and made our special day very memorable - we could not have done it without her.
Colleen was (and is) AMAZING. She helped us with our Charlottesville wedding and hiring her was the best decision we made Read more...
Colleen was (and is) AMAZING. She helped us with our Charlottesville wedding and hiring her was the best decision we made with respect to vendors.

She is wonderful to work with and made our wedding the beautiful success that it was. Colleen made outstanding suggestions, prevented us from pitfalls, responded to surprises quickly and appropriately, and was a complete professional. She's candid, responsive, firm (when she needs to be with vendors) and is an expert in this field. Her team works together seamlessly and made our special day very memorable - we could not have done it without her. Read less
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Austin
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Kate with Colleen Miller Events was our day of wedding planner. She was everything we could ask for and more. From the smallest details to the biggest concerns – she covered all of the bases. We recommend her work to weddings of all sizes, spaces, and budgets.

Our wedding was held at the Wilton House Museum in Richmond, VA in November. There were many areas to decorate & lots of details to include. Kate prepared everything the morning of and exceeded our expectations. As guests began to arrive, we had an unforeseen delay with guests travelling from the hotel to the ceremony. Kate managed the situation perfectly. She kept everyone informed, including us, and made everyone feel comfortable and worry free.

Once everyone arrived, the ceremony went off without a glitch. As we moved to taking pictures, Kate was great at moving guests along to the reception area. Even though each vendor was given their instructions, timelines, etc. – we worried that something would be missed. Kate made sure everything moved smoothly and on time. We were introduced, the first dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and thank you’s – were all done without any confusion.

As the reception was winding down, Kate coordinated everything from the band to the catering to the clean up. Another area we worried about was made painless with her diligence. Many of the decorations and furniture used was ours, some was rented, and some belonged to the event space. Kate streamlined the entire process and everything went where it should in an orderly fashion.

Overall our experience with Kate was exceptional. We would warmly recommend her to our friends and anyone else preparing for a wedding. Kate is quick, pleasant, and very thorough. Without her help, we don’t know how we could have pulled off such an amazing day.
Kate with Colleen Miller Events was our day of wedding planner. She was everything we could ask for and more. From the Read more...
Kate with Colleen Miller Events was our day of wedding planner. She was everything we could ask for and more. From the smallest details to the biggest concerns – she covered all of the bases. We recommend her work to weddings of all sizes, spaces, and budgets.

Our wedding was held at the Wilton House Museum in Richmond, VA in November. There were many areas to decorate & lots of details to include. Kate prepared everything the morning of and exceeded our expectations. As guests began to arrive, we had an unforeseen delay with guests travelling from the hotel to the ceremony. Kate managed the situation perfectly. She kept everyone informed, including us, and made everyone feel comfortable and worry free.

Once everyone arrived, the ceremony went off without a glitch. As we moved to taking pictures, Kate was great at moving guests along to the reception area. Even though each vendor was given their instructions, timelines, etc. – we worried that something would be missed. Kate made sure everything moved smoothly and on time. We were introduced, the first dances, cake cutting, bouquet toss, and thank you’s – were all done without any confusion.

As the reception was winding down, Kate coordinated everything from the band to the catering to the clean up. Another area we worried about was made painless with her diligence. Many of the decorations and furniture used was ours, some was rented, and some belonged to the event space. Kate streamlined the entire process and everything went where it should in an orderly fashion.

Overall our experience with Kate was exceptional. We would warmly recommend her to our friends and anyone else preparing for a wedding. Kate is quick, pleasant, and very thorough. Without her help, we don’t know how we could have pulled off such an amazing day. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Colleen Miller Events helped make our wedding day be the most fabulous day we could envision. Everything was beautiful and most of all FUN.

Colleen was our day-of coordinator because we wanted peace of mind leading up to our wedding day. We made all the decisions about vendors and arrangements, but in the few weeks leading up to the wedding Colleen sorted out all the details. Brides - I cannot tell you how important this was for our sanity. It allowed us to focus on the important things like our family and friends arriving in town. Colleen was there for our rehearsal dinner to make sure the family and officiant were organized. On the day-of I hardly saw Colleen and her assistant at all - which I would count as the true marker of success! While we got ready with our wedding party, Colleen put the finishing touches on all the decorations and directed the vendors for setup. I was focused while getting ready, fully in the moment during the ceremony, and having the time of my life during dinner and dancing! What more could you ask for?

I highly recommend Colleen as a day-of coordinator. I'm in favor of the DIY approach to make the event your own and to keep costs lower, but you can't even put a price on the value of the services Colleen offers.
Colleen Miller Events helped make our wedding day be the most fabulous day we could envision. Everything was beautiful and Read more...
Colleen Miller Events helped make our wedding day be the most fabulous day we could envision. Everything was beautiful and most of all FUN.

Colleen was our day-of coordinator because we wanted peace of mind leading up to our wedding day. We made all the decisions about vendors and arrangements, but in the few weeks leading up to the wedding Colleen sorted out all the details. Brides - I cannot tell you how important this was for our sanity. It allowed us to focus on the important things like our family and friends arriving in town. Colleen was there for our rehearsal dinner to make sure the family and officiant were organized. On the day-of I hardly saw Colleen and her assistant at all - which I would count as the true marker of success! While we got ready with our wedding party, Colleen put the finishing touches on all the decorations and directed the vendors for setup. I was focused while getting ready, fully in the moment during the ceremony, and having the time of my life during dinner and dancing! What more could you ask for?

I highly recommend Colleen as a day-of coordinator. I'm in favor of the DIY approach to make the event your own and to keep costs lower, but you can't even put a price on the value of the services Colleen offers. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Colleen Miller was amazing! I hired Colleen for day of coordination services and that service includes at least a month of consultation services prior to the wedding. This was just the support needed, because I was planning our daughter's wedding in Charlottesville from Northern Virginia. She had very quick turnarounds on all of my questions and that turned out to be exceedingly important because I had only 4 months in which to plan the wedding. Colleen managed the wedding day flawlessly. She kept me advised of any potential issues and kept her cool even with a short rain delay on the ceremony! I would not hesitate to recommend Colleen to anyone. She's highly professional and approached her work with a very affirming style. In one word, she's great!
Colleen Miller was amazing! I hired Colleen for day of coordination services and that service includes at least a month of Read more...
Colleen Miller was amazing! I hired Colleen for day of coordination services and that service includes at least a month of consultation services prior to the wedding. This was just the support needed, because I was planning our daughter's wedding in Charlottesville from Northern Virginia. She had very quick turnarounds on all of my questions and that turned out to be exceedingly important because I had only 4 months in which to plan the wedding. Colleen managed the wedding day flawlessly. She kept me advised of any potential issues and kept her cool even with a short rain delay on the ceremony! I would not hesitate to recommend Colleen to anyone. She's highly professional and approached her work with a very affirming style. In one word, she's great! Read less
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George
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have had a better outcome for our daughters wedding. Colleen Miller Events answered every call, email, text quickly and in a very professional manner. Her execution on the day of the event was flawless. We highly reccomend her services.
We could not have had a better outcome for our daughters wedding. Colleen Miller Events answered every call, email, text Read more...
We could not have had a better outcome for our daughters wedding. Colleen Miller Events answered every call, email, text quickly and in a very professional manner. Her execution on the day of the event was flawless. We highly reccomend her services. Read less
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