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Joyous Events LLC

Alexandria , VA
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1034 Woods Place
Alexandria, VA US 22302 (map)

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703-229-6569

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ABOUT US

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!

Love is in the air. Unspeakable Joy fills your hearts. Unchartered waters are ahead. Rest assured -You are in the right place, at the... Read more
CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!

Love is in the air. Unspeakable Joy fills your hearts. Unchartered waters are ahead. Rest assured -You are in the right place, at the right time. Help is available to guide you through your wedding journey.

JOYOUS EVENTS LLC, a boutique Weddings and Event Management company stands ready to represent you from "I Will" to " I Do". Headquartered in Historic Alexandria, VA, we have been serving sophisticated couples in the Greater Washington, DC–Maryland-Virginia area for over a decade. We will partner with you to design, plan, coordinate and execute a one-of-a-kind wedding experience that expresses the sophistication, elegance, and style that you are known for.

Whether you seek ideas, advice, coordination or someone to hold your hand through the entire process, we can meet you at the point of your desire. Our style of wedding management will enable you, your family and your friends to celebrate together on your special day. The end result will be a Joyous day that honors your love for one another - well organized, memorable and fun!

Every detail considered. Everything in order. Your vision realized. Your Peace of Mind guaranteed.

The energy behind Joyous Events is Marilyn Patterson, a skilled and compassionate Event Manager. Along with an established team of professionals, her passion for organization is enthusiastically exercised through each experience.

Contact us today for an appointment to discuss your wedding wishes! Experience the Joyous Difference! 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?
Our services are customized to meet the specific needs of each couple. Typically we will have staff onsite to include a Lead Wedding Manager, a Ceremony Coordinator, a Reception Coordinator and an Wedding Assistant. Additional staff will be used based upon the complexity of the event logistics.
What style of wedding do you specialize in planning?
Our reputation is defined by our exceptional organizational and coordination skills. We have successfully coordinated weddings that vary from Traditional to Destination and weddings aboard Cruise Ships. We have found that couples with demanding professional and personal lives find the Joyous Events staff to be highly equipped to deliver the level of professionalism that they and their guests have come to expect.
Do you support or cater to any specific religions?
We have provided service that supports non-religious to non-denominational to those where multiple religious beliefs were honored. We are prepared to support the requests of most couples and are open to educate ourselves to customs and traditions that we are not intimately knowledgeable about.
What sizes of weddings have you coordinated in the past?
We have coordinated intimate ceremonies for just the couple up to lavish wedding event for upwards of 300. Although our average wedding is approximately 175, we have planned and implemented other gala events with a guest lists of over 800. Likewise, bridal parties have been as large as around 30.
Which venues have you worked at or are familiar with?
Joyous Events has had the privilege to work in many great venues around the Washington Metro area. As a member in several professional organizations this also affords us the opportunity to be in relationship with other professionals in a myriad of venues in the DC and Baltimore Metropolitan areas. A few of our favorites include Churches -Shiloh BC (Alexandria), U of MD Chapel; Hotels - Oxon Hill Manor, Doubletree Crystal City, Renaissance Capital View Crystal City, Hilton Old Town & McLean,VA; Event/ Historic Centers- Waterford Springfield, GW Masonic Temple (Alexandria), Alexandria Black History Museum, Ft. Belvoir Officers Club, Springfield Golf & Country Club, Museum of the Marine Corp (Quantico), Ronald Regan Building, and Cruise Ships - Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas out of Baltimore, MD. We are also familiar with most venues in St. Thomas, USVI. We can explore any venue that you are interested in.

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Patterson and Joyous Events delivered more than I could ever dream of on my special day. Throughout the planning process Marilyn and her staff were professional, friendly, reliable, and an absolute pleasure to work with. Marilyn is a great listener and did a remarkable job of helping me pull together all that I dreamed of for my wedding day. My wedding took place in VA, but I reside in New York City. Thus, many of our communications took place via email, texting, phone calls, and several video conferences. Marilyn is excellent at forging relationships and has a great resources in the DC/ VA/ MD area, and I never once had to worry about what to do or where to go for anything. AdditionalIy, I was especially pleased with the way in which she worked with all of our vendors. I always felt that she had our best interest (and budget) in mind. She was professional and responsive in all communications. Perhaps most impressive is how Marilyn maintained regular communications and extended herself many times to make herself available at the most unreasonable hours. Marilyn takes the time to really get to know her clients. I felt that she invested in getting to know me, my husband, and my family. By the end of the process Marilyn became more than our Wedding Coordinator, she is now a true family friend! She is excellent at her craft, and I highly recommend her services.

Signed,

The new "Mrs. Perry"
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Jamon
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Joyous Events for my wedding was a great experience. Today's grooms are becoming more involved in the planing process. I must say that Marilyn and her staff made this process very comfortable for me. My ideas were taken seriously and I received great feedback. For example, I expressed to Marilyn that I did not want my Mother-Son dance to be the "cookie-cutter" version, rather I wanted to honor several strong women that played significant roles in my life at once via a medley of songs. Initially, I was worried about how to make this work, but Marilyn listened to my vision and executed above and beyond my expectations. She created a very special moment for me that I will never forget. It is often said that it is not good to mix friends and business, but as time went on I found it difficult not to consider Marilyn as our friend. She is someone that truly enjoys their job and is really good at it! Marilyn - thank you for making 11-03-13 a day I will never forget!

Signed,

Your favorite client (and adopted son),

Mr. Perry
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Bobbi
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The event would not have been an eventwithout Joyous events! A coordinator is vital to the planning and implementation of a wedding. Joyous Events, Marilyn Patterson was 'on the job' before the contract was signed. She is engaging, knowlegable and quite tactful in handling awkward and unpleasnt situations, whether business of family. Marilyn is also resourceful, but above all she is reliable!! the wedding would not have been a wedding without Marilyn--Joyous events!!!!!!
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Mitch & Cynthia
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was recently married on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas in the Port of Baltimore. She had an in-port wedding to accommodate guests that chose not to sail. We didn't know until after the event that the Marilyn and the other hosts of Joyous Events weren't employees of the cruise line. A fact that even raises our opinions of their expertise, experience, and value.
We'll say upfront that we highly recommend the professionals of Joyous Events to any cruiseline or business seeking to make an event memorable and special to their guests or employees.
The bridal party, parents, and guests were all treated royally. From the moment we arrived at the terminal to the last guests were being escorted from the ship. They knew their way around the ship. They were escorting guests to the venue; bride, bridesmaids, and moms to a balcony cabin, and the groom and groomsmen to another cabin all over the ship. They took such good care of the all those details that we, as parents of the bride, had no clue as to how it was all going to come together and get executed. They kept us on-time without making anyone feel rushed. When something needed my attention as the father of the bride, they would present it and then took care of it. They kept me posted about the status of late guests but without worrying me about it. They took care of so many details that would have otherwise burdened or distracted me or my wife from the full enjoyment of our daughter's day.
There was a hitch when the pastor's microphone was not powered on when the ceremony began. I started thinking where is someone with a ship's uniform to take care of this. In moments, Marilyn crossed the stage and saved the ceremony. We were so grateful.
We would recommend them to anyone in the VA, DC, MD area for their professionalism, personal attention, knowledge, and skill. Again we thank you from the bottom of hearts. Our daughter told us that her wedding was all she dreamed it would be.
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Candice
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Joyous Events did a phenomenal job with my wedding and I could not have asked for better! Being in the wedding industry myself (venue and coordination), it was hard to turn "my baby" aka wedding over to someone else. But Ms. Marilyn was great at making the transition a smooth one. She asked all the right questions, and even better listened! When interviewing coordinators, and I did quite a few, I knew she was it! Her professionalism and cool demeanor allowed me to become a bride and thoroughly enjoy my wedding day. I often referred to her as the "Olivia Pope" of wedding planning/ coordination! Joyous Events was truly a pleasure to work with and I look forward to working with them professionally. Thank you for making my grand occasion AWESOME and truly a JOYOUS event!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Marylin did an exceptional job orchestrating our wedding. I couldn't have asked for anything better. I would highly recommend her for planning just about any event.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Whitney
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Marilyn was absolutely amazing! She coordinated all of the finicky details for our cruise ship wedding and everything went off without a hitch. We love her and could not have imagined our special day without her help!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Lee
Wedding:
5/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Having this wedding coordinator made our day perfect!!! She took care of everything from start to finish and everyone is still talking about the wedding and how great it really was!!! Highly recommended to anyone out there!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Loren
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't thank Marilyn at Joyous Events enough for making my wedding the best day of me and my husbands life!!! The day was so special, and the individual attention she gave us was amazing. She excuted every detail above and beyond. Marilyn and her coordinators were fabulous. I would recommend Joyous Events LLC to other brides for sure. They are absolutely phenomenal!!! THank you all again so much for everything!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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ackmanl
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Marilyn Patterson and her team at Joyous Events did an incredible job planning and coordinating my daughters wedding. I could not have done it without them. I would highly recommend their services to any bride. There attention to detail and professionalism is unsurpassed. Marilyn's ability to see your vision and make it happen is amazing. My daughters wedding was an unusual setting with unusual limitations to work around yet Joyous Events made it effortless and was able to provide a wedding for my daughter way beyond our expectations. Upon our first meeting my stress was reduced instantly and I had total confidence in their abilities to pull off the perfect event. Not only did we have top notch planning, amazing day-of coordination and oversight, but now have a new friend. 5-Stars!
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Bassoongal
Wedding:
12/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything went very smoothly. I highly recommend this service.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Erika
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I HIGHLY recommend Joyous Events! Marilyn Patterson helped plan just about every aspect of our wedding in about a four and half month time frame we had until our wedding date. She is knowledgeble, caring, innovative and gets things done. On our wedding day, I had no worries because I knew the Joyous Events staff were handling all the details. Our wedding was awesome, everything ran smoothly, and our guests are still talking about how organized and beautiful our event was. We are completely satisfied with the services and attention we received on our wedding day and throughout the planning process.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mia
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.9/5.0
Joyous Events (Marilyn) is the consumate professional! Even when there was a problem she never broke a sweat and always offered great solutions! A great help to a stressed out bride!! Our Wedding day was PERFECT because she handles everything but the I Do's..A resource that was definitely worth every penny. We truly enjoyed our day because of Marilyn and her assistant
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning
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Marvel
Wedding:
12/20/2012
4.9/5.0
Ms. Patterson of Joyous Events was a pleasure to work with. She assisted our agency the Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) for four events. Of particular note was her assistance and coordination of our Santa's Winter Wonderland, December 2012 and our Annual Youth Arts Festival 2010, 2011, and 2012 which is now in its fourth year. Marilyn's skill and ability to handle logistics as well work with details to provide for public officials like the Mayor and Congressman and general public were done in an efficient and professional manner. Key to handling large events is the composure to work under pressure and satisfy everyone but always with a smile. Marilyn does it best!!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kent
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.2/5.0
Our wedding turned out terrific. Joyous Events came through for us on the Big Day. Marilyn, the owner, was helpful with her suggestions and assisting us in completing our desired wedding ceremony.
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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