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Leslie-Manning Events, LLC

Washington , DC
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Washington, DC 20007 US (map)

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202-337-0496

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ABOUT US

Leslie-Manning Events is a boutique event planning company, based in New York City and Washington, DC. We produce undeniably elegant events!
Leslie-Manning Events is a boutique event planning company, based in New York City and Washington, DC. We produce undeniably elegant events! Read less
Wedding Planning

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What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Partial Planning, Timelines
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Leslie was a godsend for us. She helped make the wedding of our dreams come true on a tight budget, and we couldn't have done it without her. Her advice was spot on and she and Jen made sure everything went smoothly the day of so that we could fully enjoy our wedding day with minimal stress. They really went above and beyond. I am so thankful, and highly HIGHLY recommend hiring them for your wedding or event!!
Leslie was a godsend for us. She helped make the wedding of our dreams come true on a tight budget, and we couldn't have Read more...
Leslie was a godsend for us. She helped make the wedding of our dreams come true on a tight budget, and we couldn't have done it without her. Her advice was spot on and she and Jen made sure everything went smoothly the day of so that we could fully enjoy our wedding day with minimal stress. They really went above and beyond. I am so thankful, and highly HIGHLY recommend hiring them for your wedding or event!! Read less
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Renée
Wedding:
8/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Leslie and Jenniffer are amazing. I don't know what we would have done without them. Both professional and fun, creative and flexible. There are ways they helped me that I probably don't even know about! I only used them for day-of coordinating, but they helped me find vendors, answered my random questions (always extremely quickly), and provided much-needed security that everything was under control. The day went off without a hitch (as far as I know!). They are also priced very fairly compared to other vendors and planners I researched. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Leslie-Manning Events to anyone! You NEED them!
Leslie and Jenniffer are amazing. I don't know what we would have done without them. Both professional and fun, creative Read more...
Leslie and Jenniffer are amazing. I don't know what we would have done without them. Both professional and fun, creative and flexible. There are ways they helped me that I probably don't even know about! I only used them for day-of coordinating, but they helped me find vendors, answered my random questions (always extremely quickly), and provided much-needed security that everything was under control. The day went off without a hitch (as far as I know!). They are also priced very fairly compared to other vendors and planners I researched. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Leslie-Manning Events to anyone! You NEED them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
My wedding was at Woodend and I was planning it from Australia. I came across Leslie & Jennifer as a planning team that had planned many weddings at the venue and were therefore familiar with it. I used their partial planning package. In the beginning I was mainly in contact with Leslie. Because I had to plan this from abroad I relied heavily on her expertise with vendors and it was incredibly valuable for me. She was able to connect me with the right vendors that were in line with my overall vision (from my celebrant to my florist). It was particularly challenging for me because it was an interfaith/multi-cultural wedding but they were able to help me navigate through the process and keep me on top of things. She was incredibly responsive even from abroad to matching up times to speak with me and would respond almost immediately to my emails. Jennifer designed and amazing outdoor furniture set up that worked really well on the day, and did it on a budget. Once I got on the ground in the US we only needed to meet a few times to pull everything off. They ran a very comprehensive rehearsal that prepared us for all things on the day. On the day itself I felt 100% comfortable letting them take control and truly did not have to worry about at thing. I was very impressed with how well they run logistics for the day of. They also planned my rehearsal cocktail hour. Both events were top notch and I'd highly recommend their services, they are worth every penny.
My wedding was at Woodend and I was planning it from Australia. I came across Leslie & Jennifer as a planning team that Read more...
My wedding was at Woodend and I was planning it from Australia. I came across Leslie & Jennifer as a planning team that had planned many weddings at the venue and were therefore familiar with it. I used their partial planning package. In the beginning I was mainly in contact with Leslie. Because I had to plan this from abroad I relied heavily on her expertise with vendors and it was incredibly valuable for me. She was able to connect me with the right vendors that were in line with my overall vision (from my celebrant to my florist). It was particularly challenging for me because it was an interfaith/multi-cultural wedding but they were able to help me navigate through the process and keep me on top of things. She was incredibly responsive even from abroad to matching up times to speak with me and would respond almost immediately to my emails. Jennifer designed and amazing outdoor furniture set up that worked really well on the day, and did it on a budget. Once I got on the ground in the US we only needed to meet a few times to pull everything off. They ran a very comprehensive rehearsal that prepared us for all things on the day. On the day itself I felt 100% comfortable letting them take control and truly did not have to worry about at thing. I was very impressed with how well they run logistics for the day of. They also planned my rehearsal cocktail hour. Both events were top notch and I'd highly recommend their services, they are worth every penny. Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Leslie and Jennifer were attentive, focused, and really listened to what we wanted. We were both widowed previously, and were thinking clearly outside the box in terms of doing something less traditional. They were very much able to get on the same page with us, and the result was a joy to be a part of.
Leslie and Jennifer were attentive, focused, and really listened to what we wanted. We were both widowed previously, and Read more...
Leslie and Jennifer were attentive, focused, and really listened to what we wanted. We were both widowed previously, and were thinking clearly outside the box in terms of doing something less traditional. They were very much able to get on the same page with us, and the result was a joy to be a part of. Read less
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Noel
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Leslie was our Day of Coordinator. We have worked with Leslie before in DC for our May nuptuals (we're a same sex couple and got the legal wedding done there). We hired Leslie for our Ohio wedding which was 6X larger than the DC wedding to help coordinate the day of events and help with day of set up. I love how Leslie first listens to our vision of the day and then takes charge to ensure it happens. Her leadership of her team (which was made up of family members helping) was impressive and the end result was amazing. She has a natural eye for organization and making things come together. For example, she helped me improve our center pieces with items we already had and organized vendor start / end time, took care of payments, and made sure the day went smoothly (even with plan B should it have rained!). Thank you Leslie!
Leslie was our Day of Coordinator. We have worked with Leslie before in DC for our May nuptuals (we're a same sex couple Read more...
Leslie was our Day of Coordinator. We have worked with Leslie before in DC for our May nuptuals (we're a same sex couple and got the legal wedding done there). We hired Leslie for our Ohio wedding which was 6X larger than the DC wedding to help coordinate the day of events and help with day of set up. I love how Leslie first listens to our vision of the day and then takes charge to ensure it happens. Her leadership of her team (which was made up of family members helping) was impressive and the end result was amazing. She has a natural eye for organization and making things come together. For example, she helped me improve our center pieces with items we already had and organized vendor start / end time, took care of payments, and made sure the day went smoothly (even with plan B should it have rained!). Thank you Leslie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
My wedding day could not have gone more smoothly, and Leslie had a big role in that! She was responsive, provided vendor recommendations throughout my planning (even though she was only the month-of coordinator), and I highly recommend her!
My wedding day could not have gone more smoothly, and Leslie had a big role in that! She was responsive, provided vendor Read more...
My wedding day could not have gone more smoothly, and Leslie had a big role in that! She was responsive, provided vendor recommendations throughout my planning (even though she was only the month-of coordinator), and I highly recommend her! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/28/2012
5.0/5.0
If I could recommend one thing to all brides, it would be to have a day of coordinator. It takes away SO much of your stress. Leslie Weekes of Leslie-Manning Events was AMAZING to work with. She also knew my venue, so she knew exactly what to do. She was on top of everything; she asked me things I hadn't even thought of! She also made great recommendations (e.g., hanging the lanterns from the trees outside rather than in the tent). Whenever I had a question, she answered in IMMEDIATELY (emailed me within the hour, no joke). She was so easy going but organized. I was relaxed because of her. I HIGHLY suggest you book Leslie now for at least day of planner!!
If I could recommend one thing to all brides, it would be to have a day of coordinator. It takes away SO much of your Read more...
If I could recommend one thing to all brides, it would be to have a day of coordinator. It takes away SO much of your stress. Leslie Weekes of Leslie-Manning Events was AMAZING to work with. She also knew my venue, so she knew exactly what to do. She was on top of everything; she asked me things I hadn't even thought of! She also made great recommendations (e.g., hanging the lanterns from the trees outside rather than in the tent). Whenever I had a question, she answered in IMMEDIATELY (emailed me within the hour, no joke). She was so easy going but organized. I was relaxed because of her. I HIGHLY suggest you book Leslie now for at least day of planner!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Leslie was a pleasure to work with during my 10 months of planning. I hired her for partial planning services and she went above and beyond to make my day go smoothly. She listened to my ideas, provided suggestions and advice, and served as a wedding etiquette resource to me throughout the planning process. I am a very hands-on bride so she respected my need to have more detail than I probably needed at times. Leslie was always professional and very accessible by e-mail, phone, or text. A few weeks before the wedding, I probably e-mailed her at least 10 times a day and she always responded promptly. She was always patient and accommodating with my requests no matter how demanding I was. When I looked for a wedding planner, I spoke to several planners who were professional and experienced but they seemed high strung, a little egotistical, and more concerned about my wedding budget. Leslie was professional and experienced but I think what sets her apart from other wedding planners is she is down-to-earth and uncomplicated.
Leslie was a pleasure to work with during my 10 months of planning. I hired her for partial planning services and she went Read more...
Leslie was a pleasure to work with during my 10 months of planning. I hired her for partial planning services and she went above and beyond to make my day go smoothly. She listened to my ideas, provided suggestions and advice, and served as a wedding etiquette resource to me throughout the planning process. I am a very hands-on bride so she respected my need to have more detail than I probably needed at times. Leslie was always professional and very accessible by e-mail, phone, or text. A few weeks before the wedding, I probably e-mailed her at least 10 times a day and she always responded promptly. She was always patient and accommodating with my requests no matter how demanding I was. When I looked for a wedding planner, I spoke to several planners who were professional and experienced but they seemed high strung, a little egotistical, and more concerned about my wedding budget. Leslie was professional and experienced but I think what sets her apart from other wedding planners is she is down-to-earth and uncomplicated. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Leslie-Manning Events (LME) is the only reason I survived until my wedding day. Leslie Weekes was absolutely amazing to work with. She is kind but honest, and funny but direct. She has a sense of calm that actually makes you believe that no matter how much goes wrong during your wedding planning (and things will go horrifically wrong at least once) that you are still in control, and you will not hurt yourself or others. Leslie provided me with a wealth of recommendations for my wedding vendors, and EVERY SINGLE ONE came with a good review from her. If LME hadn't worked with them before and had a good experience, LME didn't recommend them.

Leslie has become a part of my family during this planning process. She was my rock when I found out I would be moving my wedding during an unexpected deployment. She checked in on me during one of my groom's longer deployments during the engagement. Every once in a while, when she knew I needed a laugh, I'd get an email with the subject line "Don't do this" and it would be a picture of some horrendous 80's style wedding dress or a wedding party picture where the bridesmaids looked like ladies of the night. She kept me laughing through the entire process. Leslie listens to what you want. She answers any question, no matter how stupid (and I asked some really stupid ones) and makes you feel like you're in good hands the entire time. She's not interested in giving you a cookie cutter wedding, she's interested in giving you your dream wedding. I wanted trees as centerpieces, and she was one of the many people who looked at me sideways when I said that originally, but by the next day I had an email with a florist she had worked with who had done something similar for another wedding, and she knew they were within my budget and would work with me. The trees came out beautifully (I TOLD YOU SO) and I am very grateful that even with the doubts, she was able to guide me in such a great direction. She would also send me random emails with helpful links to seating chart programs, guest list managers, etc that helped make my life a lot easier.

In the weeks leading up to my wedding, she really took the reigns. She went over all my contracts meticulously. I got a call one night because she noticed that my floral contract only had 4 groomsmen boutonnieres instead of 7 (at the time I made the contract, my groom had not yet finalized his number of groomsmen). If she had not caught that, I definitely would have been short on the day of, because I simply didn't have the time to go through and do what she did with all the contracts. She contacted each vendor and finalized set up and delivery times with them, and we had 10 different vendors that needed to be coordinated with. Each of them mentioned to me afterwards that she was such a joy to work with because she was so well informed and had all the information they needed. I think it bears mentioning that when you hire a planner, you want a planner with experience. LME's years of experience is what made it possible to answer each question with confidence. They knew what to expect and how to react to it when anything got changed at the last minute.

Leslie's team of coordinators that came to my wedding were fantastic. They were aggressive with some of the groomsmen who had a bit too much to drink before the ceremony enough so that the boys knew to behave (they all had gum thanks to LME, so the Reverend didn't know that half of them were three sheets to the wind). One planner stays with the groomsmen, one planner stays with the bride and her bridesmaids, and there are at least two others who are standing with the musicians and coordinating with other vendors while the ceremony takes place. Leslie talks to everyone on her team with these discreet headsets they all wear. It's an impressive sight to see them undertake a wedding with military precision. By the end of the night, my groomsmen who were initially referring to her as Drill Sergeant Weekes, were trying to drag her onto the dance floor.

If you are looking for a planner, I cannot recommend this team more highly. They are a dedicated team of true professionals. Leslie Weekes and Jennifer Manning will make your wedding day everything you dream it could be and more. Listen to them. They have seasoned advice and they refuse to steer you wrong. They can answer ANY question you send them, and they do it quickly. They also smile through EVERYTHING. They are the glue that kept my wedding together in the 1.5 years it took to come to fruition. I love each and every one of the fabulous women of LME, and I'm pushing every engaged friend I have in their direction just so I can see them in action again.
Leslie-Manning Events (LME) is the only reason I survived until my wedding day. Leslie Weekes was absolutely amazing to Read more...
Leslie-Manning Events (LME) is the only reason I survived until my wedding day. Leslie Weekes was absolutely amazing to work with. She is kind but honest, and funny but direct. She has a sense of calm that actually makes you believe that no matter how much goes wrong during your wedding planning (and things will go horrifically wrong at least once) that you are still in control, and you will not hurt yourself or others. Leslie provided me with a wealth of recommendations for my wedding vendors, and EVERY SINGLE ONE came with a good review from her. If LME hadn't worked with them before and had a good experience, LME didn't recommend them.

Leslie has become a part of my family during this planning process. She was my rock when I found out I would be moving my wedding during an unexpected deployment. She checked in on me during one of my groom's longer deployments during the engagement. Every once in a while, when she knew I needed a laugh, I'd get an email with the subject line "Don't do this" and it would be a picture of some horrendous 80's style wedding dress or a wedding party picture where the bridesmaids looked like ladies of the night. She kept me laughing through the entire process. Leslie listens to what you want. She answers any question, no matter how stupid (and I asked some really stupid ones) and makes you feel like you're in good hands the entire time. She's not interested in giving you a cookie cutter wedding, she's interested in giving you your dream wedding. I wanted trees as centerpieces, and she was one of the many people who looked at me sideways when I said that originally, but by the next day I had an email with a florist she had worked with who had done something similar for another wedding, and she knew they were within my budget and would work with me. The trees came out beautifully (I TOLD YOU SO) and I am very grateful that even with the doubts, she was able to guide me in such a great direction. She would also send me random emails with helpful links to seating chart programs, guest list managers, etc that helped make my life a lot easier.

In the weeks leading up to my wedding, she really took the reigns. She went over all my contracts meticulously. I got a call one night because she noticed that my floral contract only had 4 groomsmen boutonnieres instead of 7 (at the time I made the contract, my groom had not yet finalized his number of groomsmen). If she had not caught that, I definitely would have been short on the day of, because I simply didn't have the time to go through and do what she did with all the contracts. She contacted each vendor and finalized set up and delivery times with them, and we had 10 different vendors that needed to be coordinated with. Each of them mentioned to me afterwards that she was such a joy to work with because she was so well informed and had all the information they needed. I think it bears mentioning that when you hire a planner, you want a planner with experience. LME's years of experience is what made it possible to answer each question with confidence. They knew what to expect and how to react to it when anything got changed at the last minute.

Leslie's team of coordinators that came to my wedding were fantastic. They were aggressive with some of the groomsmen who had a bit too much to drink before the ceremony enough so that the boys knew to behave (they all had gum thanks to LME, so the Reverend didn't know that half of them were three sheets to the wind). One planner stays with the groomsmen, one planner stays with the bride and her bridesmaids, and there are at least two others who are standing with the musicians and coordinating with other vendors while the ceremony takes place. Leslie talks to everyone on her team with these discreet headsets they all wear. It's an impressive sight to see them undertake a wedding with military precision. By the end of the night, my groomsmen who were initially referring to her as Drill Sergeant Weekes, were trying to drag her onto the dance floor.

If you are looking for a planner, I cannot recommend this team more highly. They are a dedicated team of true professionals. Leslie Weekes and Jennifer Manning will make your wedding day everything you dream it could be and more. Listen to them. They have seasoned advice and they refuse to steer you wrong. They can answer ANY question you send them, and they do it quickly. They also smile through EVERYTHING. They are the glue that kept my wedding together in the 1.5 years it took to come to fruition. I love each and every one of the fabulous women of LME, and I'm pushing every engaged friend I have in their direction just so I can see them in action again. Read less
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Neil
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Leslie was cool, calm and professional throughout my daughter's wedding week and was one of the main reasons everything was so beautiful. She ran a great rehearsal that assured everyone knew what they were supposed to do. Her experience, especially with our venue Woodend, enabled her to suggest wedding ceremony details that helped with the music, set up great shots for the photographer, and gave the whole wedding an elegant yet relaxed feel. We had a great time! She is also an incredible bargain.

ADVICE to Fathers and Mothers - My daughter is a pretty unflappable organizer who is used to making decisions and she's not sure how things would have turned out without Leslie. If you or your daughter might be a little more overwhelmed handling 6 to 12 contracts, planning an event with 100 or more people, scheduling all the day's traditonal moments into a few fleeting hours and making absolutely, positively sure that your daughter's big day is perfect, you should see if Leslie is available.
Leslie was cool, calm and professional throughout my daughter's wedding week and was one of the main reasons everything Read more...
Leslie was cool, calm and professional throughout my daughter's wedding week and was one of the main reasons everything was so beautiful. She ran a great rehearsal that assured everyone knew what they were supposed to do. Her experience, especially with our venue Woodend, enabled her to suggest wedding ceremony details that helped with the music, set up great shots for the photographer, and gave the whole wedding an elegant yet relaxed feel. We had a great time! She is also an incredible bargain.

ADVICE to Fathers and Mothers - My daughter is a pretty unflappable organizer who is used to making decisions and she's not sure how things would have turned out without Leslie. If you or your daughter might be a little more overwhelmed handling 6 to 12 contracts, planning an event with 100 or more people, scheduling all the day's traditonal moments into a few fleeting hours and making absolutely, positively sure that your daughter's big day is perfect, you should see if Leslie is available. Read less
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