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Sarah Ward Events

Monterey , CA
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Monterey, CA 93940 US (map)

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831-641-9067

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Hosting an event gives those closest to you an invitation to see your true style and personality. Sarah Ward Events will ensure not only that your guests will be extended the hospitality... Read more
Hosting an event gives those closest to you an invitation to see your true style and personality. Sarah Ward Events will ensure not only that your guests will be extended the hospitality that you expect, but will also allow you to enjoy the planning process, and most importantly, the event itself.

Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday, holiday party, or even a private dinner, Sarah Ward Events will turn your vision into a beautiful reality.

Sarah Ward Events is a full service event planning company that offers unique design, planning and event coordination. With several years worth of experience as a wedding coordinator for a 4-Star hotel, Sarah Ward has learned that the keys to a successful event include organization, professionalism and an understanding disposition.

The namesake of the company, Sarah Ward, has had a long standing passion with events, specifically weddings. In her experience she has been responsible for the coordination of successful events ranging from 10 to 300 guests. It was evident after working within the hotel industry that her true talents lie with coordination and design.

She believes strongly that the hosts of a any event, big or small, should be able to enjoy their day knowing that every aspect is planned and executed to their specifications while also reflecting their personality and style. Read less
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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, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

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Melissa
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
From the first meeting with Sarah over coffee, to the final moments when she was letting me know that all of my belongings were packed away in my MIL's car and I was free to head to the after-party completely care-free and without my hands full, Sarah was our saving grace. As other reviews said it so well, Sarah does her job so effortlessly that you can't even tell she's working. She has a very sweet and nurturing charm that puts everyone at ease. I have a very hard time letting go of the details, and Sarah is the one person that I felt comfortable surrendering the wedding to. Her taste and style helped keep my dream design centered all the way through the end. She is professional, responsive, detail-oriented, and very results-oriented. I can't say enough. I hope to have the opportunity to recommend her a thousand times.
From the first meeting with Sarah over coffee, to the final moments when she was letting me know that all of my belongings Read more...
From the first meeting with Sarah over coffee, to the final moments when she was letting me know that all of my belongings were packed away in my MIL's car and I was free to head to the after-party completely care-free and without my hands full, Sarah was our saving grace. As other reviews said it so well, Sarah does her job so effortlessly that you can't even tell she's working. She has a very sweet and nurturing charm that puts everyone at ease. I have a very hard time letting go of the details, and Sarah is the one person that I felt comfortable surrendering the wedding to. Her taste and style helped keep my dream design centered all the way through the end. She is professional, responsive, detail-oriented, and very results-oriented. I can't say enough. I hope to have the opportunity to recommend her a thousand times. Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
8/8/2015
5.0/5.0
Sarah is a gem!! My husband and I needed help planning our destination wedding in Monterey from our home in New York and are so glad we found Sarah Ward. All of her vendor recommendations were spot-on and we ended up having a dream-team of individuals that worked so well together to make our day even more special. She coordinated all details with the vendors while conveying a professional, warm and calming tone that was very helpful. I would send e-mails with many bullet points of issues or questions and she made sure to timely respond to every detail. When I suggested bad ideas out of bridal naivete, she was so patient while explaining the problems in feasibility and kindly suggesting alternatives. As a bride, wedding planning can feel very personal so it's important to have a caring professional who can support your vision, give guidance all the while being sensitive and knowledgeable. She organized a very detailed wedding weekend timeline and coordinated with all vendors on their responsibilities. As a result, the wedding day was a completely stress-free smooth operation from start to finish. I would highly recommend her to coordinate your event in Monterey/Carmel! Thank you, Sarah!
Sarah is a gem!! My husband and I needed help planning our destination wedding in Monterey from our home in New York and Read more...
Sarah is a gem!! My husband and I needed help planning our destination wedding in Monterey from our home in New York and are so glad we found Sarah Ward. All of her vendor recommendations were spot-on and we ended up having a dream-team of individuals that worked so well together to make our day even more special. She coordinated all details with the vendors while conveying a professional, warm and calming tone that was very helpful. I would send e-mails with many bullet points of issues or questions and she made sure to timely respond to every detail. When I suggested bad ideas out of bridal naivete, she was so patient while explaining the problems in feasibility and kindly suggesting alternatives. As a bride, wedding planning can feel very personal so it's important to have a caring professional who can support your vision, give guidance all the while being sensitive and knowledgeable. She organized a very detailed wedding weekend timeline and coordinated with all vendors on their responsibilities. As a result, the wedding day was a completely stress-free smooth operation from start to finish. I would highly recommend her to coordinate your event in Monterey/Carmel! Thank you, Sarah! Read less
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sara@onelove-photo.com
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Sarah is a professional - she does her job so effortlessly you can hardly tells she is working, the wedding was so fun and schedule so smooth. She coordinated a wedding I was hired as the photographer for at the Monterey Plaza Hotel last fall. As a photographer, there is nothing more important than a coordinator who mans the schedule with respect to everyone involved: the guests entertainment AND those vendors involved to make the event run without a hitch. She made it so easy for me to step in and get the photos I needed where some weddings we are crunched for time, I didn't feel that way with Sarah's management of the schedule. Wonderful coordination!!
Sarah is a professional - she does her job so effortlessly you can hardly tells she is working, the wedding was so fun and Read more...
Sarah is a professional - she does her job so effortlessly you can hardly tells she is working, the wedding was so fun and schedule so smooth. She coordinated a wedding I was hired as the photographer for at the Monterey Plaza Hotel last fall. As a photographer, there is nothing more important than a coordinator who mans the schedule with respect to everyone involved: the guests entertainment AND those vendors involved to make the event run without a hitch. She made it so easy for me to step in and get the photos I needed where some weddings we are crunched for time, I didn't feel that way with Sarah's management of the schedule. Wonderful coordination!! Read less
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Ginny
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
When my fiance and I decided to elope in Big Sur, we still wanted to have all the bells and whistles associated with a traditional wedding, even though it would just be the two of us on our big day. We're from North Carolina and had never been to Big Sur before, so we thought it might be helpful to have someone help us secure local vendors. We weren't sure if we needed a wedding planner, but after a phone screening with Sarah, we knew we had to hire her. During the call, she asked us so many questions about what we envisioned for our wedding day, and she made suggestions of special touches we never would have thought of on our own. Hiring her was the best decision we made, she single handedly made our day more special by tending to every detail, allowing us to have a worry-free day.

After we hired her, Sarah was a life line for us. She handled all the details (flowers, catering, cake, decorating, and more). In the months before our wedding, any time we had a question or request, we just shot her an email, and she answered it and/or took care of what we needed.

Our elopement would not have gone nearly as smoothly had it not been for Sarah. Since it was just the two of us, she took care of every detail - from helping me into my dress, to arranging my train so it would be perfect in photos, to shooting cell phone photos that we could text our family afterwards (we had a professional photographer, but wanted some pics on our phone), she did it all. And she was as sweet as can be. She was so kind-hearted and enthusiastic, it felt special sharing our day with her, even though we had never met her before we arrived in Big Sur.

Finally, when we arrived back at our cabin, Sarah had transformed our porch into a beautiful, romantic oasis. She decorated the deck so beautifully, it looked like it was torn out of the pages of a wedding magazine. If you are considering an elopement, and want it to be extra special, you must hire Sarah. She will make all the difference.
When my fiance and I decided to elope in Big Sur, we still wanted to have all the bells and whistles associated with a Read more...
When my fiance and I decided to elope in Big Sur, we still wanted to have all the bells and whistles associated with a traditional wedding, even though it would just be the two of us on our big day. We're from North Carolina and had never been to Big Sur before, so we thought it might be helpful to have someone help us secure local vendors. We weren't sure if we needed a wedding planner, but after a phone screening with Sarah, we knew we had to hire her. During the call, she asked us so many questions about what we envisioned for our wedding day, and she made suggestions of special touches we never would have thought of on our own. Hiring her was the best decision we made, she single handedly made our day more special by tending to every detail, allowing us to have a worry-free day.

After we hired her, Sarah was a life line for us. She handled all the details (flowers, catering, cake, decorating, and more). In the months before our wedding, any time we had a question or request, we just shot her an email, and she answered it and/or took care of what we needed.

Our elopement would not have gone nearly as smoothly had it not been for Sarah. Since it was just the two of us, she took care of every detail - from helping me into my dress, to arranging my train so it would be perfect in photos, to shooting cell phone photos that we could text our family afterwards (we had a professional photographer, but wanted some pics on our phone), she did it all. And she was as sweet as can be. She was so kind-hearted and enthusiastic, it felt special sharing our day with her, even though we had never met her before we arrived in Big Sur.

Finally, when we arrived back at our cabin, Sarah had transformed our porch into a beautiful, romantic oasis. She decorated the deck so beautifully, it looked like it was torn out of the pages of a wedding magazine. If you are considering an elopement, and want it to be extra special, you must hire Sarah. She will make all the difference. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Sarah was an amazing event coordinator! Since we were having a destination wedding she helped us pick out our vendors which was so helpful! She was also amazing the day of the wedding making sure everything went smoothly!
Sarah was an amazing event coordinator! Since we were having a destination wedding she helped us pick out our vendors Read more...
Sarah was an amazing event coordinator! Since we were having a destination wedding she helped us pick out our vendors which was so helpful! She was also amazing the day of the wedding making sure everything went smoothly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I will keep this short and sweet because hiring Sarah was the smartest decision I made for my wedding. She was our day-of coordinator, and made everything run smoothly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a day-of coordinator or full time planner.
I will keep this short and sweet because hiring Sarah was the smartest decision I made for my wedding. She was our day-of Read more...
I will keep this short and sweet because hiring Sarah was the smartest decision I made for my wedding. She was our day-of coordinator, and made everything run smoothly. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a day-of coordinator or full time planner. Read less
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Caroline
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Oh boy, this review is long overdue! I was referred to Sarah by my wedding photographer who is also fabulous, Auey Santos, of Photograffiti. When I first met Sarah to talk about her services, I instantly knew I liked her. It was a relief because I had interviewed probably 5 other wedding planners that I can say were not that great. She is extremely sweet, informative of the wedding business and genuine. I chose Sarah because she is so knowledgeable of working with hotels as I held my wedding at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. I only hired Sarah for day-of services due to my tight budget, but she went above and beyond for me.

Sarah was always responsive to my emails and was very flexible in how I wanted to do things. She was so patient with me when I had A LOT of questions and asked for her opinion about certain wedding details that she really didn't have to help me on. But she was so gracious with her time. She has a very calm, easy-going demeanor which made a nervous bride feel zen. All of our vendors liked working with her, especially our hotel Catering Manager who found Sarah so easy to work with and helpful. The Catering Manager said she would even recommend Sarah to other brides. She made sure all of our vendors knew what time to show up, where to set up and they were able to get a hold of her regarding all logistics. She even kept to our wedding timeline and made sure every speech, music, etc. was on cue. It was such a smooth operation! I never had to worry. The wedding day was pain-free. I didn't have to stress out about any wedding details other than getting ready and enjoying my special day. I put my entire trust in Sarah and she did not let me down. She is the best. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone. She is fantastic at what she does and is worth every dollar. Please hire her. You won't regret it!
Oh boy, this review is long overdue! I was referred to Sarah by my wedding photographer who is also fabulous, Auey Santos, Read more...
Oh boy, this review is long overdue! I was referred to Sarah by my wedding photographer who is also fabulous, Auey Santos, of Photograffiti. When I first met Sarah to talk about her services, I instantly knew I liked her. It was a relief because I had interviewed probably 5 other wedding planners that I can say were not that great. She is extremely sweet, informative of the wedding business and genuine. I chose Sarah because she is so knowledgeable of working with hotels as I held my wedding at The Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. I only hired Sarah for day-of services due to my tight budget, but she went above and beyond for me.

Sarah was always responsive to my emails and was very flexible in how I wanted to do things. She was so patient with me when I had A LOT of questions and asked for her opinion about certain wedding details that she really didn't have to help me on. But she was so gracious with her time. She has a very calm, easy-going demeanor which made a nervous bride feel zen. All of our vendors liked working with her, especially our hotel Catering Manager who found Sarah so easy to work with and helpful. The Catering Manager said she would even recommend Sarah to other brides. She made sure all of our vendors knew what time to show up, where to set up and they were able to get a hold of her regarding all logistics. She even kept to our wedding timeline and made sure every speech, music, etc. was on cue. It was such a smooth operation! I never had to worry. The wedding day was pain-free. I didn't have to stress out about any wedding details other than getting ready and enjoying my special day. I put my entire trust in Sarah and she did not let me down. She is the best. I highly recommend Sarah to anyone. She is fantastic at what she does and is worth every dollar. Please hire her. You won't regret it! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Sarah was fantastic helping plan my wedding. This was a destination wedding for us so all contact with her was done via phone and email. Sarah was so very helpful and prompt in responding to my questions and requests. She made the day of the wedding a breeze, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Definitely worth the money!
Sarah was fantastic helping plan my wedding. This was a destination wedding for us so all contact with her was done via Read more...
Sarah was fantastic helping plan my wedding. This was a destination wedding for us so all contact with her was done via phone and email. Sarah was so very helpful and prompt in responding to my questions and requests. She made the day of the wedding a breeze, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Definitely worth the money! Read less
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mob monterey
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I found Sarah for my daughter's wedding through a provider list at a local venue. We had the venue picked out but still needed day of services. Sarah was not only available day of but we used her ahead of time for input and ideas via phone and email. I always received prompt replies and helpful answers to my many questions. She attended the rehearsal and took charge of herding the many attendants and family members. The day of went off without a hitch, I did not have to worry about any detail. Sarah even went so far as to give a ride back to the hotel for the MOB/FOB as we missed the shuttle! That is service above and beyond. We would definatley recommend her service to anyone.
I found Sarah for my daughter's wedding through a provider list at a local venue. We had the venue picked out but still Read more...
I found Sarah for my daughter's wedding through a provider list at a local venue. We had the venue picked out but still needed day of services. Sarah was not only available day of but we used her ahead of time for input and ideas via phone and email. I always received prompt replies and helpful answers to my many questions. She attended the rehearsal and took charge of herding the many attendants and family members. The day of went off without a hitch, I did not have to worry about any detail. Sarah even went so far as to give a ride back to the hotel for the MOB/FOB as we missed the shuttle! That is service above and beyond. We would definatley recommend her service to anyone. Read less
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Rina
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We had a destination wedding and when the one month mark came I knew I had to get a day off planner to be able to enjoy the day. I interviewed a few event planners in the Carmel area and while they all sounded very capable, I liked Sarah because of her sweet, calm and positive demeanor. She drove up to our house which is 1.5 hours away to meet with us, none of the others I interviewed offered to do that.

Sarah has great taste and really understood how we wanted our day to be. Even though we had already booked most of our vendors, she offered to review the venue contract and made great suggestions on the linens / rentals and worked with the venue to ensure it was implemented as we requested. She also recommended Connie Moore (florist) and worked with her to create stunning flower decorations for the ceremony and reception. They were beautiful and really made the place feel as we wanted...classy but uplifting and fun. Everyone raved about the flower arrangements.

Sarah is great at what she does and I'm so glad we found her. I was able to relax and truly have fun on our special day. Thank you Sarah!!
We had a destination wedding and when the one month mark came I knew I had to get a day off planner to be able to enjoy Read more...
We had a destination wedding and when the one month mark came I knew I had to get a day off planner to be able to enjoy the day. I interviewed a few event planners in the Carmel area and while they all sounded very capable, I liked Sarah because of her sweet, calm and positive demeanor. She drove up to our house which is 1.5 hours away to meet with us, none of the others I interviewed offered to do that.

Sarah has great taste and really understood how we wanted our day to be. Even though we had already booked most of our vendors, she offered to review the venue contract and made great suggestions on the linens / rentals and worked with the venue to ensure it was implemented as we requested. She also recommended Connie Moore (florist) and worked with her to create stunning flower decorations for the ceremony and reception. They were beautiful and really made the place feel as we wanted...classy but uplifting and fun. Everyone raved about the flower arrangements.

Sarah is great at what she does and I'm so glad we found her. I was able to relax and truly have fun on our special day. Thank you Sarah!! Read less
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