Events by Gayle
When did your passion for throwing fabulous events begin?
"My passion for events started with an internship at Sony Music in the publicity department when I was a senior in college. I assisted with publicity events for artists such as Earth Wind & Fire & Harry Connick, Jr. That experience combined with being an obsessively organized, detail-oriented person with a love for entertaining, made event planning a natural choice for me. I have many years of New York City experience, including Assistant Director of Event & Conference Services at the American Museum of Natural History.
I have organized and executed events in venues such as the Waldorf Astoria, the Maritime Aquarium in South Norwalk, the Inn at Longshore in Westport and private homes throughout Fairfield County."
While you worked at the American Museum of Natural History, I understand you did some events with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson?
"I worked with Neil when he first came on-board at the Hayden Planetarium in NYC. I planned some of his first fundraising events. I thought he was exciting, charismatic, a super nice guy and of course brilliant. I tremendously enjoyed working with him and am grateful I had that opportunity."
Why Are you based out of Fairfield County, Connecticut?
"I have been Fairfield County based for approximately 18 years and feel blessed to live in this beautiful area of the country. We are lucky to have so many great venues and talented vendors for special events. Another key market I work in is Westchester County. I can help clients narrow down the choices and chose the best selections for their particular event."
What event planning services do you offer?
* Social Events
* Corporate Events
* Non Profit Events
* Wine Tastings
"I am a professional special events planner, offering personalized, seamless, event planning services for your social, corporate and non-profit events. From intimate weddings to large scale corporate holiday parties, I can provide you with the assistance you need to make your event successful and memorable. I can assist in many different capacities. I can plan, design and manage your event, from concept to completion. I will research and contract vendors, coordinate caterers, find and secure fresh entertainment and provide on-site coordination and supervision.
I hear you are quite skilled at wine tastings?
"In addition to event planning, I conduct wine tastings on a frequent basis. I have the CSW designation,
Certified Specialist of Wine.
I love that wines, event planning and travel/tourism are intertwined. Knowledge of the "terroir" of each wine region around the world has reinforced my passion for international wines, cuisine and travel that began when I was in the Masters program of Tourism and Travel Management at NYU. Serving select wines, that complement an event, contributes to an even more memorable occasion. "
Do you do events in people's homes?
"I have worked with many clients to plan events at their home. I can help client's transform their home into a one of a kind party space, with any size budget."
Who should look for your services?
"If you are looking for a professional, creative, organized planner with NYC flair, please contact me.
We will work together to make your upcoming event a great success!"
- 5/5 stars
Dear Gayle, I want to thank you so much. Your professionalism and down to earth attitude made me feel very comfortable. Everyone commented how fun and unique the party was. You are a brilliant planner and so much fun to work with, can't wait to plan something else with you!!!
Gloria G. on January 12, 2016
- 5/5 stars Party Planning Verified Review
Gayle was so sweet and helpful! She came to my husband's graduation party and I was really able to enjoy the party because I knew everything was in good hands. Thanks so much, Gayle.
Jaime P. on May 18, 2015
- 5/5 stars
Gayle was chair of our school committee. In that role she coordinated many events and directly chaired several of them. They were fabulous! She created a vibe that made people happy and got them to interact with one another. Everyone enjoyed each event, and the flow was perfect!
Ira W. on February 4, 2015
- 5/5 stars
Gayle assisted me with my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I needed her at the event site to set-up the decorations and oversee the vendors, including the caterer. She also coordinated a brunch for me at my home the next day. She supervised the caterer and the set-up for me that day so I could relax and enjoy my guests. She is reliable, creative, and a wonderful addition to my party needs!
What Went Well:
Gayle was extremely organized and professional. The B'nai Mitzvah set-up had a tight time schedule and she had everything ready on time. She was very responsive and everything went very smoothly.
I would highly recommend Gayle for all your event planning needs.
Melissa E. on February 2, 2015