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So Eventful

Healdsburg , CA
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107 North Street, Suite E
Healdsburg, CA 95448 US

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707-385-9632

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ABOUT US

Marisa M. Manna
Certified Beverly Clark Wedding Professional Anyone can try to plan a wedding. But not everyone has the training, experience, connections and natural ability to do... Read more
Marisa M. Manna
Certified Beverly Clark Wedding Professional Anyone can try to plan a wedding. But not everyone has the training, experience, connections and natural ability to do it as well as Marisa Manna.
With more than 10 years experience in the hospitality industry, Marisa understands the traditions and protocols behind successful event planning. These include expertise in decorating, etiquette, product and service selection, ceremony and receptions, trends and traditions.

Unlike many planners, Marisa has completed formal training and holds a certification as a Beverly Clark Wedding Professional. This demanding 14-part program exposes wedding planners to the many diverse aspects of planning a modern wedding. It also requires that they pass proficiency testing before being awarded the course certification.

As a professional wedding and event coordinator, Marisa has a great sense of fashion, color and design. She puts this talent to work for you, creating an event that is the perfect complement to your own style and desires. You’ll enjoy creating with Marisa as you collaborate on colors, styles, fabrics, tastes, sounds, ambience and more. Whether you want dramatic beauty or just elegant simplicity, she weaves the various elements together to create a work of art that says “you” on your special day.

Marisa has worked hard to establish a sterling reputation for well organized, successful and beautiful events. She is known locally as a business owner who respects the other industry professionals with whom she works, treating them with courtesy and diplomacy. This helps her gain the extra cooperation and effort required to produce flawless events—which are always result from a team effort.
What it’s Like Working with Marisa When working with So Eventful, you will always work directly with Marisa Manna. All other coordinators on staff will assist Marisa on your events.

Marisa believes weddings should be fun, and brides report that it’s fun to work with her. Of course, there is a lot of hard work and serious decisions to be made. But this should NOT be a grim, stressful time. Enjoy yourself, and we’ll help!

Marisa is expertly qualified to plan an event or wedding. In addition to her experience, she is organized, detail-oriented, imaginative and a wonderful people-person. She always possesses a mature judgment, patience and the knowledge to orchestrate your special day.
What We Believe No matter what level of service you engage us, you can count on us to be:

• Your Advocate. Our job is to take the burden off your shoulders. We want you to feel like a guest at your own event!
• Open Minded. This is your special day, not ours. We have a broad clientele and have entertained some very creative and unusual requests. Tell us your vision!
• Accessible. You’re our client, and we work for you. We try to answer your calls and questions promptly.
• On Budget. No matter how much you plan to spend, it’s our job to help you create an event within the budget you set. Once you’ve set it, we won’t spend a penny more without your approval.
Specialist in Wine Country Weddings Marisa Manna has worked in the wine industry for years and is familiar with many wineries in Sonoma, Napa and San Joaquin counties. Her extensive network was developed through many relationships with wineries, wedding and event venues, vendors, lodging facilities and much more.

Wine Country is a gorgeous place for a special event. Whether you’re local to this area or have been attracted here from out of town, Marisa will educate and connect you with the people, places and activities you need to make your wedding a stunning success.

Don’t miss our Gallery that includes some spectacular Wine Country Wedding venues.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Professional Wedding Planning and Event Coordination Services by So Eventful Sometimes when people ask us what we do exactly, we’re tempted to say, “We do everything!” Our duties certainly run the gamut as we plan, organize, coordinate, promote, and facilitate weddings and special events.

The bottom line: we do as much or as little as you want to help you stage a highly successful event. With weddings, for example, you may want full-service planning, “day of” coordination or something in between. No matter what level of assistance you require, you’ll receive prompt, professional service based on years of experience, special training and abundant local connections with high-quality providers.

We never forget that it’s your wedding (or special event), and no two events should be the same. We’ll help you add those special touches that reflect you and make your day unforgettable for both you and your guests. About

So Eventful Services

We can help you plan and manage any event, activity or place where people gather, eat, sleep, celebrate, learn, etc. Here’s a partial list of things we can help plan or arrange:

• Lodging
• Transportation
• Venue Selection
• Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
• Engagement Party
• Holiday Party
• Team Building
• Conference
• “Green” Events
• Seminar / Workshop
• Corporate Luncheons and Dinners
• Employee Recognition Events
• Company Launches
• Fundraisers and Non-Profit Events
• Charity Galas
• Cocktail and Dinner Parties
• Rehearsal Dinners
• Rentals
• Event Design / Décor Selection
• Entertainment
• Save the Dates
• Family Reunions
• Invitations
• Catering and Menu Selections
• Corporate Events
• Wine Tasting
• Weddings and Receptions (see packages below)
Wedding Services and Packages So Eventful offers you flexible service options to consider based on your preference and budget. For couples that want destination planning or green weddings, please ask for details.

• Full Coordination- Our full-service “manage it all for you from the start” service. This is the essential luxury package for a busy couple that wants to enjoy the planning process, but not worry about all the stressful details. You can relax and enjoy your fabulous event in style knowing that every detail will be in place.
• Partial Coordination- Partial coordination provides you with strong support and guidance, but with less hands-on assistance. You benefit with an initial planning consultation, unlimited access for questions and advice, rehearsal and day of coordination.

• Day of Coordination- This package is designed for the bride and groom that have done most of the research and planning themselves. Our role is to take over and make sure all the details of your plan fall into place on the actual days, beginning with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, ceremony and reception. Truly lets you be a guest at your own wedding.

• A La Carte Services- The a la carte services can be added to any package, and depend on what you need. Ask for details.

For more information about So Eventful’s services, call us at (70) 322-4133. Or email us your questions.
What About Pricing? Pricing is typically provided on a custom quotation since there are many variables, such as location of the event(s), number of guests and other factors.

Want an estimate? Email us with some key information about your event. We’ll by happy to respond as quickly as possible with a general idea of what’s involved and the range of pricing you can expect. Please include your name and phone number. Read less
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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

REVIEWS

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Christina
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
So thankful for Pilar at So Eventful!! She went above and beyond to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. She is very organized and easy to get ahold of. Planning a wedding from afar is a task all it's own, but having Pilar as our planner put my mind at ease. We can't thank her enough for making our dream day a reality!!!!
So thankful for Pilar at So Eventful!! She went above and beyond to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. She is Read more...
So thankful for Pilar at So Eventful!! She went above and beyond to make our wedding day exactly what we wanted. She is very organized and easy to get ahold of. Planning a wedding from afar is a task all it's own, but having Pilar as our planner put my mind at ease. We can't thank her enough for making our dream day a reality!!!! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning a wedding is a daunting experience, and I can say with absolute certainty there is no way possible we could have done it without Pilar and the SE team. From the first time we meet she mapped out the entire production with a detailed timeline and plan of attack. He organization, familiarity with process, persistence, passion, and sense of humor were invaluable to making our day special. I can say with certainly I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is taking the plunge. On a personal note she was so much fun to get to know and put my wife at ease during the most stressful parts! Our wedding could not have gone smoother or looked more elegant and I gave SE all the credit in the world for that!
Planning a wedding is a daunting experience, and I can say with absolute certainty there is no way possible we could have Read more...
Planning a wedding is a daunting experience, and I can say with absolute certainty there is no way possible we could have done it without Pilar and the SE team. From the first time we meet she mapped out the entire production with a detailed timeline and plan of attack. He organization, familiarity with process, persistence, passion, and sense of humor were invaluable to making our day special. I can say with certainly I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone who is taking the plunge. On a personal note she was so much fun to get to know and put my wife at ease during the most stressful parts! Our wedding could not have gone smoother or looked more elegant and I gave SE all the credit in the world for that! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We simply adored working with So Eventful and especially Pilar Mustafa for our wedding! I cannot thank her enough for the tremendous job she did in helping us to plan and implement our gorgeous wedding day. From the moment we met Pilar, she listened carefully and helped us shape our vision for the event. She helped turn our rough ideas and questions into a magical day.

Over the months of planning, Pilar was responsive and made fantastic rental and decorative suggestions to tie together our ideas. She guided us through our vendor appointments and decision making.

I highly recommend that you hire an expert like Pilar Mustafa when planning your wedding! The expertise and help in decision-making is certainly critical, but even more importantly -- on the day of the event, having Pilar's kind, calm, and happy presence meant the world to me.
We simply adored working with So Eventful and especially Pilar Mustafa for our wedding! I cannot thank her enough for the Read more...
We simply adored working with So Eventful and especially Pilar Mustafa for our wedding! I cannot thank her enough for the tremendous job she did in helping us to plan and implement our gorgeous wedding day. From the moment we met Pilar, she listened carefully and helped us shape our vision for the event. She helped turn our rough ideas and questions into a magical day.

Over the months of planning, Pilar was responsive and made fantastic rental and decorative suggestions to tie together our ideas. She guided us through our vendor appointments and decision making.

I highly recommend that you hire an expert like Pilar Mustafa when planning your wedding! The expertise and help in decision-making is certainly critical, but even more importantly -- on the day of the event, having Pilar's kind, calm, and happy presence meant the world to me. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
10/17/2014
3.8/5.0
We paid for the entire wedding ourselves and needed to stick to a budget. So Eventful worked with us to create a custom package within our price range. We live in Australia but were married in Napa. It was really helpful to be able to ship things to Monica in Napa so that we didn’t have to lug everything with us in suitcases. Monica met with us late a couple of nights before the wedding to deliver some things to us and to pick up a few items the venue needed for the wedding day. Since we are so far away and the difference in time zones is significant, we communicated mostly via e-mail in the months leading up to the wedding. Monica was very prompt in her replies and always checked in with me if we hadn’t spoken in a couple of weeks. About a month before the wedding, we had to find a new officiant. Monica did a great job of finding out who was still available and getting recommendations to find us the best celebrant on such short notice.

During the event, I would have liked to see Monica coordinate things more. The first bridesmaid to walk down the aisle asked her where to go (it’s a long walk and she was unsure if she should go through the pergola or around) – unfortunately, she didn’t get any specifics from Monica except to keep walking and she would see it. At the scheduled time, Monica approached my Matron of Honor and told her that she needed to get guests to line up and get sparklers. Our guests wanted to be outside enjoying the weather rather than in the barn for dancing. When I asked Monica if we could move him outside, she told me that my groom and I should go inside and start dancing and then people will go in and dance. After telling her that we weren’t going to force people to dance inside and asked again to have the DJ moved, she brought him outside.

It was helpful to have a coordinator - especially because we were so far away but I would have liked things to have gone a little more smoothly.
We paid for the entire wedding ourselves and needed to stick to a budget. So Eventful worked with us to create a custom Read more...
We paid for the entire wedding ourselves and needed to stick to a budget. So Eventful worked with us to create a custom package within our price range. We live in Australia but were married in Napa. It was really helpful to be able to ship things to Monica in Napa so that we didn’t have to lug everything with us in suitcases. Monica met with us late a couple of nights before the wedding to deliver some things to us and to pick up a few items the venue needed for the wedding day. Since we are so far away and the difference in time zones is significant, we communicated mostly via e-mail in the months leading up to the wedding. Monica was very prompt in her replies and always checked in with me if we hadn’t spoken in a couple of weeks. About a month before the wedding, we had to find a new officiant. Monica did a great job of finding out who was still available and getting recommendations to find us the best celebrant on such short notice.

During the event, I would have liked to see Monica coordinate things more. The first bridesmaid to walk down the aisle asked her where to go (it’s a long walk and she was unsure if she should go through the pergola or around) – unfortunately, she didn’t get any specifics from Monica except to keep walking and she would see it. At the scheduled time, Monica approached my Matron of Honor and told her that she needed to get guests to line up and get sparklers. Our guests wanted to be outside enjoying the weather rather than in the barn for dancing. When I asked Monica if we could move him outside, she told me that my groom and I should go inside and start dancing and then people will go in and dance. After telling her that we weren’t going to force people to dance inside and asked again to have the DJ moved, she brought him outside.

It was helpful to have a coordinator - especially because we were so far away but I would have liked things to have gone a little more smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We worked with Jessica from So Eventful and could not have been happier. I have no doubt that the day would not have turned out as well without her. We were traveling to CA from MA and were unable to meet with most of our vendors. She was on top of everything, kept everything on schedule while keeping everyone at ease because she never seemed stressed. A wedding morning without stress is every brides dream.

I would highly recommend Jessica! I can't count the amount of compliments from family members, wedding guests as well as many of our vendors. They all enjoyed working with her as much as we did. There was an answer for every question we asked and everything went perfectly.
We worked with Jessica from So Eventful and could not have been happier. I have no doubt that the day would not have Read more...
We worked with Jessica from So Eventful and could not have been happier. I have no doubt that the day would not have turned out as well without her. We were traveling to CA from MA and were unable to meet with most of our vendors. She was on top of everything, kept everything on schedule while keeping everyone at ease because she never seemed stressed. A wedding morning without stress is every brides dream.

I would highly recommend Jessica! I can't count the amount of compliments from family members, wedding guests as well as many of our vendors. They all enjoyed working with her as much as we did. There was an answer for every question we asked and everything went perfectly. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy with Ashley Mauritson and So Eventful - we would not have had the amazing wedding we did without her. Ashley is knowledgeable about the area and knows all of the vendors we needed to work with. She was flexible, pleasant, thorough and organized - full service!

When shopping for a planner, we definitely made the right decision with Ashley as she provided far more for the money than many of the other recommended planners.

We would highly recommend Ashley and So Eventful!
We were so happy with Ashley Mauritson and So Eventful - we would not have had the amazing wedding we did without her. Read more...
We were so happy with Ashley Mauritson and So Eventful - we would not have had the amazing wedding we did without her. Ashley is knowledgeable about the area and knows all of the vendors we needed to work with. She was flexible, pleasant, thorough and organized - full service!

When shopping for a planner, we definitely made the right decision with Ashley as she provided far more for the money than many of the other recommended planners.

We would highly recommend Ashley and So Eventful! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not even begin to tell what a fabulous job Ashley Mauritson did with our wedding up in Healdsburg. We hired her as our day of coordinator and she did an AMAZING job!! She went way above and beyond her duties and did so with a smile on her face and always stayed very calm. We could not have picked a better company/person to help us with our big day. It truly was the most perfect day and I owe a lot of it to Ashley. THANK YOU sooo very much again for all of your amazing, hard work, help, and advise. You will be HIGHLY recommended to all of my friends! Best, Luigi and Andrea
I can not even begin to tell what a fabulous job Ashley Mauritson did with our wedding up in Healdsburg. We hired her as Read more...
I can not even begin to tell what a fabulous job Ashley Mauritson did with our wedding up in Healdsburg. We hired her as our day of coordinator and she did an AMAZING job!! She went way above and beyond her duties and did so with a smile on her face and always stayed very calm. We could not have picked a better company/person to help us with our big day. It truly was the most perfect day and I owe a lot of it to Ashley. THANK YOU sooo very much again for all of your amazing, hard work, help, and advise. You will be HIGHLY recommended to all of my friends! Best, Luigi and Andrea Read less
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Jessy
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.9/5.0
Marisa was our wedding planner for our winery wedding in September and I cannot thank her enough for how amazing she was! We hired her for month of coordination as I liked doing my own research and communication with vendors, but we used her help along the way as we were picking vendors. She was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with over emails and was helpful throughout the whole year we were planning. She knows, and has a great reputation, with lots of local vendor. She helped step in on communication when I needed some help.
The last couple of weeks leading up to the wedding day she took over vendor communication and made sure everyone knew where to be and when. She also proactively did a walk through with our caterer at the event space which made me feel more relaxed.
Most importantly, on the day of she was absolutely amazing. Our wedding was beautiful and perfect! I was really able to just sit back and enjoy my own wedding because I knew Marisa was handling everything. We had a last minute issue with our candle vases not being delivered, but Marisa was still able to make our tables look perfect. There was an issue with the buses and some of our guests got left behind at the hotel, but even though the wedding started a bit late she was able to fix up the schedule so that we didn’t miss any time dancing (the most important part!)
All I can say is HIRE MARISA! Whether you are bride that wants to handle/thinks you can handle everything for your wedding or you are a bride that wants to hire someone to plan the whole wedding, either way you should hire her. I think I made lots of good choices for our wedding, but she was one of the best choices and definitely the best value out of all the vendors we hired.
Marisa, I can’t thank you enough for making the most important day (so far) of our lives so perfect!
Marisa was our wedding planner for our winery wedding in September and I cannot thank her enough for how amazing she was! Read more...
Marisa was our wedding planner for our winery wedding in September and I cannot thank her enough for how amazing she was! We hired her for month of coordination as I liked doing my own research and communication with vendors, but we used her help along the way as we were picking vendors. She was extremely responsive and easy to communicate with over emails and was helpful throughout the whole year we were planning. She knows, and has a great reputation, with lots of local vendor. She helped step in on communication when I needed some help.
The last couple of weeks leading up to the wedding day she took over vendor communication and made sure everyone knew where to be and when. She also proactively did a walk through with our caterer at the event space which made me feel more relaxed.
Most importantly, on the day of she was absolutely amazing. Our wedding was beautiful and perfect! I was really able to just sit back and enjoy my own wedding because I knew Marisa was handling everything. We had a last minute issue with our candle vases not being delivered, but Marisa was still able to make our tables look perfect. There was an issue with the buses and some of our guests got left behind at the hotel, but even though the wedding started a bit late she was able to fix up the schedule so that we didn’t miss any time dancing (the most important part!)
All I can say is HIRE MARISA! Whether you are bride that wants to handle/thinks you can handle everything for your wedding or you are a bride that wants to hire someone to plan the whole wedding, either way you should hire her. I think I made lots of good choices for our wedding, but she was one of the best choices and definitely the best value out of all the vendors we hired.
Marisa, I can’t thank you enough for making the most important day (so far) of our lives so perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Our experience with Pilar Mustafa from So Eventful was nothing short of exceptional. Her contributions were instrumental in creating a stress-free environment the day-of, and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone else with an interest in using a wedding planner for their special day.

At one point our Officiant took us aside and commended us on the quality of her work. This said a lot considering he's been involved in the wedding business for over 25+ years. Another attribute of Pilar that I appreciated most was her ability to effectively manage situations while absorbing our collective input.

I plan on referring her services to anyone I know that is in the planning stages of their wedding, and considering a wedding planner.
Our experience with Pilar Mustafa from So Eventful was nothing short of exceptional. Her contributions were instrumental Read more...
Our experience with Pilar Mustafa from So Eventful was nothing short of exceptional. Her contributions were instrumental in creating a stress-free environment the day-of, and I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone else with an interest in using a wedding planner for their special day.

At one point our Officiant took us aside and commended us on the quality of her work. This said a lot considering he's been involved in the wedding business for over 25+ years. Another attribute of Pilar that I appreciated most was her ability to effectively manage situations while absorbing our collective input.

I plan on referring her services to anyone I know that is in the planning stages of their wedding, and considering a wedding planner. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
From the first time I emailed So Eventful and Marisa responded, I knew they were the ones I wanted to help coordinate my wedding. Jennifer Verdon was the local coordinator I mostly worked with and there are not enough stars to rate how amazing she is. Her punctuality and organization skills were a HUGE hit for me since I am an organized freak. She understood my vision and although I have a horrible time letting go, she executed it perfectly. Not only is she an amazing planner, she became a good friend of mine during the process and I felt completely at ease knowing the was at the steering wheel which allowed me to enjoy not only the days leading up to my wedding, but made our wedding day SO much fun! Although not everything went perfect, which is not Jennifer’s fault but some of our vendors; she was a true advocate on behalf of us and made the day perfect anyways. I would recommend So Eventful, specifically Jennifer or Marisa to coordinate any event. Thank you so much for making our Wedding day, The Best Day Ever!
From the first time I emailed So Eventful and Marisa responded, I knew they were the ones I wanted to help coordinate my Read more...
From the first time I emailed So Eventful and Marisa responded, I knew they were the ones I wanted to help coordinate my wedding. Jennifer Verdon was the local coordinator I mostly worked with and there are not enough stars to rate how amazing she is. Her punctuality and organization skills were a HUGE hit for me since I am an organized freak. She understood my vision and although I have a horrible time letting go, she executed it perfectly. Not only is she an amazing planner, she became a good friend of mine during the process and I felt completely at ease knowing the was at the steering wheel which allowed me to enjoy not only the days leading up to my wedding, but made our wedding day SO much fun! Although not everything went perfect, which is not Jennifer’s fault but some of our vendors; she was a true advocate on behalf of us and made the day perfect anyways. I would recommend So Eventful, specifically Jennifer or Marisa to coordinate any event. Thank you so much for making our Wedding day, The Best Day Ever! Read less
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