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Joyous Events LLC

Alexandria , VA

LOCATION

1034 Woods Place
Alexandria, VA 22302 US (map)

PHONE

703-229-6569

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Greetings, You are in the right place!!!

Joyous Events, one of Northern Virginia's top wedding and event management teams for over 13 years, delivers truly memorable... Read more
Greetings, You are in the right place!!!

Joyous Events, one of Northern Virginia's top wedding and event management teams for over 13 years, delivers truly memorable experiences! It would be our pleasure to do the same for you on your wedding day.

Services with you in mind:
Full Service Planning and Design Consultation and Coordination Short Planning Cycles (6 months and less!) Package options Custom and Personalized services


We're here for you - Busy Executives and Professional Couples, Mature Couples, Creative DIY Couples - providing "On-Point Coordination" and "Flawless Execution".

At times, wedding planning can be a true emotional roller coaster. You can trust the Joyous Events Wedding Planners to be the calm, solutions-focused, professional advocates that you desire to support you through this season.

Let's talk today, assess your situation and discover how your dream day can be a Joyous Event! Ask for Marilyn Patterson at 703.229.6569.

Experience Matters. Experience the Joyous Difference. Your family and friends will praise you for it!

"Calling Joyous Events was the best decision that I made!" A Joyous Couple...

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
7

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Shonte
Wedding:
12/4/2016
5.0/5.0
If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner. Please choose Marilyn of Joyous events. She coordinated my husband and I 10 year vow renewal. Not only did she do a spectacular job overall, she also made sure we had everything we desired. She has connections to other vendors such as a florist, sugar artist, hair/makeup stylist, DJ, officiant, photographer/videographer, etc. which takes away all the guessing work and makes planning that much easier. We left everything in her hands giving her and the other vendors free range to be as creative as they desired. It worked out for us, the vow renewal was more than we could have ever imagined. Marilyn created a stress free planning process by maintaining constant communication. We will do this over and over again if we had the opportunity. So it’s safe to say that we will only recommend her for all events from here on out. It felt like 1:1 care. She was always available and her staff is so nice. Everything went smoothly with zero complaints. Thank you for making our night a very special event.

-Drake & Shonte
If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner. Please choose Marilyn of Joyous Read more...
If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner. Please choose Marilyn of Joyous events. She coordinated my husband and I 10 year vow renewal. Not only did she do a spectacular job overall, she also made sure we had everything we desired. She has connections to other vendors such as a florist, sugar artist, hair/makeup stylist, DJ, officiant, photographer/videographer, etc. which takes away all the guessing work and makes planning that much easier. We left everything in her hands giving her and the other vendors free range to be as creative as they desired. It worked out for us, the vow renewal was more than we could have ever imagined. Marilyn created a stress free planning process by maintaining constant communication. We will do this over and over again if we had the opportunity. So it’s safe to say that we will only recommend her for all events from here on out. It felt like 1:1 care. She was always available and her staff is so nice. Everything went smoothly with zero complaints. Thank you for making our night a very special event.

-Drake & Shonte Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:

Shonte and Drake it was such a pleasure to be part of your celebration. Thank you for trusting me to always work with your best interest as my only priority. By allowing us to do what we do best, we were able to create for you everything that you dreamed of and more. May God continue to bless and keep you both through it all!
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Michele
Wedding:
8/13/2016
5.0/5.0
Marilyn and her team were absolutely phenomenal. We had the exciting, unique, yet challenging situation of getting married on board The Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas before embarkation - with the majority of our guests getting off before we set sail. With this came a set of special circumstances regarding security clearance for guests, delicately orchestrating getting on and off the ship, staying on schedule, and dealing with the ship's crew and staff. The entire Wedding coordination team effortlessly took control, and I never felt like anything was off - I mean the entire day went off without a hitch and I have Joyous Events to thank!
Marilyn and her team were absolutely phenomenal. We had the exciting, unique, yet challenging situation of getting married Read more...
Marilyn and her team were absolutely phenomenal. We had the exciting, unique, yet challenging situation of getting married on board The Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas before embarkation - with the majority of our guests getting off before we set sail. With this came a set of special circumstances regarding security clearance for guests, delicately orchestrating getting on and off the ship, staying on schedule, and dealing with the ship's crew and staff. The entire Wedding coordination team effortlessly took control, and I never felt like anything was off - I mean the entire day went off without a hitch and I have Joyous Events to thank! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:

Michele and RJ you were such a joy to work with! Thank you for entrusting us with executing the wedding day of your dreams. From the "First Look" to the farewell song at the piano, your day was filled with special moments that were so emotionally inspiring. The entire Joyous Events Team wishes you the best for a lifetime filled with wedding day joy!
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
Booking Joyous Events was a blessing. Although my wife did not want any wedding planner help, I knew we needed help. So many moving pieces go into planning a wedding all the way through the big day. I contacted Joyous Events and knew from the first phone call with Marilyn that we were in great hands. Wedding planning can be really stressful but with Marilyn, we always felt secure. She was such a calming influence in stressful times and knew what we needed before we did. She was unbelievable in helping us secure vendors and negotiated on our behalf. We cannot say enough about how pleased we were. Marilyn is like family and we will always stay in touch. Excellent service!!

Justin and Andrea Evans
Booking Joyous Events was a blessing. Although my wife did not want any wedding planner help, I knew we needed help. So Read more...
Booking Joyous Events was a blessing. Although my wife did not want any wedding planner help, I knew we needed help. So many moving pieces go into planning a wedding all the way through the big day. I contacted Joyous Events and knew from the first phone call with Marilyn that we were in great hands. Wedding planning can be really stressful but with Marilyn, we always felt secure. She was such a calming influence in stressful times and knew what we needed before we did. She was unbelievable in helping us secure vendors and negotiated on our behalf. We cannot say enough about how pleased we were. Marilyn is like family and we will always stay in touch. Excellent service!!

Justin and Andrea Evans Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kristen
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
Our wedding prepared by Joyous Events LLC. They were really helpfully Thanks
Our wedding prepared by Joyous Events LLC. They were really helpfully Thanks
Our wedding prepared by Joyous Events LLC. They were really helpfully Thanks Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Dan
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
We initially hired Marilyn and her staff to plan only our rehearsal dinner. As wedding planning logistics piled up and more details and decisions arose, we decided that we needed a professional wedding planner. We booked Joyous Events for wedding coordination services four months before our wedding.

Choosing Joyous Events was one of the best decisions we made. Marilyn and her staff were able to work seamlessly with the vendors that we had already hired, despite never having worked with them before. She also reviewed our contracts and made sure the equipment we rented would meet our needs. In fact, she helped us change rental vendors due to delivery time constraints, and she made sure that our deposit was refunded. She also recommended and worked with a florist to order flowers for the cake, and when neither vendor decorated the cake, she placed the flowers herself!

On the day of our wedding, thanks to Marilyn and her staff, all we had to worry about was enjoying the day with family and friends. At no point did anyone seem unclear as to where they were supposed to be or what was happening. Throughout our wedding weekend, Marilyn and her staff were prepared for every possible contingency and had a plan to deal with it. They were consistently gracious and patient, and many of our guests have commented on how great they were. Our wedding will always bring happy memories to us, and that's in large part due to Marilyn and her staff's hard work, preparation, and experience. We cannot recommend Joyous Events enough... if we could give them more stars, we would!
We initially hired Marilyn and her staff to plan only our rehearsal dinner. As wedding planning logistics piled up and Read more...
We initially hired Marilyn and her staff to plan only our rehearsal dinner. As wedding planning logistics piled up and more details and decisions arose, we decided that we needed a professional wedding planner. We booked Joyous Events for wedding coordination services four months before our wedding.

Choosing Joyous Events was one of the best decisions we made. Marilyn and her staff were able to work seamlessly with the vendors that we had already hired, despite never having worked with them before. She also reviewed our contracts and made sure the equipment we rented would meet our needs. In fact, she helped us change rental vendors due to delivery time constraints, and she made sure that our deposit was refunded. She also recommended and worked with a florist to order flowers for the cake, and when neither vendor decorated the cake, she placed the flowers herself!

On the day of our wedding, thanks to Marilyn and her staff, all we had to worry about was enjoying the day with family and friends. At no point did anyone seem unclear as to where they were supposed to be or what was happening. Throughout our wedding weekend, Marilyn and her staff were prepared for every possible contingency and had a plan to deal with it. They were consistently gracious and patient, and many of our guests have commented on how great they were. Our wedding will always bring happy memories to us, and that's in large part due to Marilyn and her staff's hard work, preparation, and experience. We cannot recommend Joyous Events enough... if we could give them more stars, we would! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths
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Karen
Wedding:
1/16/2016
5.0/5.0
It was a bit wild having a wedding on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship in the Port of Baltimore. As the mother of the bride I would personally like to thank everyone from Joyous Events so much, as they did such an amazing job placing our wedding flowers and decor exactly where I had suggested, and even better. You all were wonderful and I thank you so very much. The lovely minister (I am sorry to have forgotten her name) who performed the ceremony was marvelous and I heard lots of compliments on the service. The DJ was fun too. The guys thought the kind gentleman (again, forgive me with names) who attended to them and made sure they were where they were supposed to be, doing what they were supposed to be doing, was terrific. Thank you again for all of your personal attention and care.
It was a bit wild having a wedding on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship in the Port of Baltimore. As the mother of the Read more...
It was a bit wild having a wedding on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship in the Port of Baltimore. As the mother of the bride I would personally like to thank everyone from Joyous Events so much, as they did such an amazing job placing our wedding flowers and decor exactly where I had suggested, and even better. You all were wonderful and I thank you so very much. The lovely minister (I am sorry to have forgotten her name) who performed the ceremony was marvelous and I heard lots of compliments on the service. The DJ was fun too. The guys thought the kind gentleman (again, forgive me with names) who attended to them and made sure they were where they were supposed to be, doing what they were supposed to be doing, was terrific. Thank you again for all of your personal attention and care. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jewel
Wedding:
12/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Patterson and her staff are superb! Reliable! Detailed oriented! And absolutely charming!!!
Marilyn Patterson and her staff are superb! Reliable! Detailed oriented! And absolutely charming!!!
Marilyn Patterson and her staff are superb! Reliable! Detailed oriented! And absolutely charming!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Gabrielle
Wedding:
9/11/2015
5.0/5.0
My first conversation with Marilyn lasted 2 hours - I knew she was the person to make my dream wedding come true. Book her!
My first conversation with Marilyn lasted 2 hours - I knew she was the person to make my dream wedding come true. Book Read more...
My first conversation with Marilyn lasted 2 hours - I knew she was the person to make my dream wedding come true. Book her! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Marie
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
The service's provided by Ms Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events proved to be the best decision we made in planning our Valentine's Day Party. Our guest were delighted with the arrangements from the time they exited their vehicles where soft lit lanterns met them walking up to our home followed by the friendly and professional staff greeting them at the front door. Our guest were pleasantly surprised at the level of service, attentiveness, and entertainment which made the evening special for everyone.
The music provided by the band recommended by Marilyn was nothing short of smooth and entertaining. The services provided by The Joyous Event Team was excellent and and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend and utilize Joyous Events again. Thank you for ensuring the success of our event and making it a memorable affair. JC & M Copeland
The service's provided by Ms Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events proved to be the best decision we made in planning our Read more...
The service's provided by Ms Marilyn Patterson of Joyous Events proved to be the best decision we made in planning our Valentine's Day Party. Our guest were delighted with the arrangements from the time they exited their vehicles where soft lit lanterns met them walking up to our home followed by the friendly and professional staff greeting them at the front door. Our guest were pleasantly surprised at the level of service, attentiveness, and entertainment which made the evening special for everyone.
The music provided by the band recommended by Marilyn was nothing short of smooth and entertaining. The services provided by The Joyous Event Team was excellent and and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend and utilize Joyous Events again. Thank you for ensuring the success of our event and making it a memorable affair. JC & M Copeland Read less
Services Used: Band, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Unique Services
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend the Joyous Events team. In addition to the professionalism and attention to detail exhibited by Marilyn Patterson during our first meeting, she and the other team members -- Valerie Connors, Lillian Patterson, Sharon Bunch and Jessica Clark -- put our minds at ease as soon as we arrived at the venue. They really made it possible for us to relax and have the wedding we envisioned. We can not thank them enough for helping to make our special day worry free and lots of fun. We will cherish the beautiful memories of our wedding for a lifetime.
I would highly recommend the Joyous Events team. In addition to the professionalism and attention to detail exhibited by Read more...
I would highly recommend the Joyous Events team. In addition to the professionalism and attention to detail exhibited by Marilyn Patterson during our first meeting, she and the other team members -- Valerie Connors, Lillian Patterson, Sharon Bunch and Jessica Clark -- put our minds at ease as soon as we arrived at the venue. They really made it possible for us to relax and have the wedding we envisioned. We can not thank them enough for helping to make our special day worry free and lots of fun. We will cherish the beautiful memories of our wedding for a lifetime. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Joyous Events LLC responded with the following comments:

Karen and James you were a pleasure to work with. As your Wedding Day Coordination Team aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas in Baltimore, it was wonderful to see all of the family and friends that traveled near and far to celebrate your new beginning. As trends go, 110 guests for a cruise ship destination wedding is a rather large crowd. The ceremony was so moving, intimate and engaging - Rev. Scott was awesome! Looking forward to working with you again as we plan a grand milestone birthday celebration for James!

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