The 14 Best Event Planners in Calgary

By Julia Leblanc

Event planning can be confusing and overwhelming—the planning, logistics, and the venue reservations are all hard to manage. Thankfully, we went looking for the best event planners in Calgary to help you get any party going!

The ones we found have been working with Calgary for years. They know how to make a good event great by setting you up with unforgettable venues and getting scrumptious food for your guests.

Let’s go over them now:

1.  Boom Goes The Drum

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SERVICES Services
WEBSITEBoom Goes The Drum
ADDRESSBay 5, 2501 Alyth Rd SE Unit B, Calgary, AB T2G 1P7, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 587-316-5292 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon – Fri 8:30am–4:30pm

Make every moment count and make your hearts go boom with Boom Goes the Drum! If you don’t know where to start with your plans and want a solid foundation for a great and successful event, reach out to them.

They give you strategic and creative event planning services that can accommodate your specific needs. Whether it’s a corporate or culture event, calling them assures you that one of the best event planning services in Calgary is on the job!

Highlights

  • Winner of the Canadian Event Industry’s Award in 2017
  • Prioritises budget development and risk management in all the events they plan

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Boom Goes The Drum’s clients:

“I hire Boom Goes The Drum whenever I need an elevate an event. Derek and his team are masters of production and planning, but more than that, they understand storytelling, vibe and theatricality. Proud to see that some of the events we’ve been able to create together have gone on to be included in their portfolio and win awards! They deserve ALL the praise. No ego. All fun. Constant collaboration.

I HIGHLY recommend working the Boom Goes The Drum team.”

Here’s another one:

“If you’re looking for people who can help you create a truly world-class event (check out their awards), you’ve found them. If you’re looking for wonderful, brilliant people to take care of every facet of your important gathering or show, you’ve found them. If you’re looking for some of the kindest, coolest, (dare I say sexiest?) smartest people who will invest all of themselves and match even your own passion about your event. You guessed it; you’ve found them.”

 

2.  Jennifer James Events

Jennifer James Events' Logo

SERVICES Services
WEBSITEJennifer James Events
ADDRESSSuite 808, 234 5149 Country Hills Blvd NW, Calgary, AB T3A 5K8
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-294-1644 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSDaily 6am–7pm

Jennifer James Events has incredibly contagious enthusiasm. They passionately plan, design, organize, and execute their events in a timely, professional, and affordable manner too.

They have built their entire reputation by staying outside the box and planning events that push the boundaries—all while exceeding clients’ expectations. Just as you’d expect from one of the best event planning services in Calgary!

Highlights

  • Certified Special Events Professional, and one of the 250 Most Influential Event Professionals in The BizBash Canada
  • Have been serving Calgarians for 17 long successful years

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Jennifer James Events’ clients:

“I recently had the pleasure of working with Jennifer James on a fundraising event in Toronto. As an event professional myself, I was blown away by Jennifer’s efficiency, professionalism, and charisma! Her attention to detail and grace under pressure were exemplary. There were a ton of moving parts and parties involved with this event, and Jennifer handled them all with finesse and aplomb. I would be happy to work with Jennifer again, and happy to recommend her services to anyone planning an event on any scale.”

Here’s another one:

Jennifer is great to work with! She has great ideas and delivers on everything she promises. I would highly recommend Jennifer James to anyone looking for an event planner that is easy to work with, friendly, and delivers exceptional results.”

 

3.  Onewest Event Design

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SERVICES Event design, event logistics, event rentals, etc.
WEBSITEOnewest Event Design
ADDRESS3620 50 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2B 3N9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]

1.877.598.9378

OPERATING HOURSMon – Fri 9am–5pm

Onewest Event Design is the jack of all trades when it comes to event planning and execution. They can manage large scale events, or they can just provide you with all the support you need in one aspect of the event.

They do consultations, designs, logistics, rentals, and even event photography services! They ensure that you’ll feel the entire breadth of their creative capabilities for a successful celebration, making them one of the best event planners in Calgary.

Highlights

  • Recipient of the Canadian Event Industry Award for three years. (2017-2019)
  • Also actively involved in the International Live Event Association, and integrates Health and Safety Plans into all of their events

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Onewest Event Design’s clients:

We have worked with OneWest in several capacities over the past few years both as a client and a vendor. The quality of the work they did constructing our SWIRL Custom Cakes & Desserts trade show booth was awesome. I like that everything we need is under one roof- from initially design of a concept to their in house graphic design and print shop -it is a seemless process. Not only are their managers and production team creative geniuses but the rest of the crew are hard working and a delight to deal with- everyone from the warehouse manager to the strike team. We have had the pleasure of being a vendor on events they have created as well and when the team is as great to work with behind the scenes as when you are a client you know you’ve hit gold! The other aspect of this business I like is they are leaders within the event industry- giving back with their time, mentorship and sponsorship elevating everyone in the Canadian event industry. We will continue to work with this group of authentic event professionals who are amongst the most creative and hardworking. If you an event, conference or creative project I highly recommend OneWest.”

Here’s another one:

“An incredible team that takes creative and innovation to the next level.  If you are looking for an event to remember – OneWest is your answer.

Everyone at OneWest is really wonderful to work with.  You guys ROCK.”

 

4.  The Event Group

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SERVICES Event production with keynote speakers, world renowned magicians, A-list comedians, chart-topping bands
WEBSITEThe Event Group
ADDRESS2424 4 St SW Suite #900, Calgary, AB T2S 2T4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS403-543-1509 | [email protected] 
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

The Event Group team specialises in producing live performance events like keynotes, concerts, and even comedy shows! They have been working for some time with the best talent managers and agents to get Calgary world-class live performances.

They are one of the best event planning services in Calgary, and also the only one that specialises in looking for talent for you. They direct and manage the venue, and direct and produce all the audio and visual requirements as well.

Highlights

  • Have been providing great live performances in Calgary since 1997
  • Certified and accredited by the International Event Producers Association

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of The Event Group’s clients:

“The Event Group based out of CALGARY Alberta has consistently gone above and beyond in bringing tremendous talent to our great city. Whether working for not for profits to bring amazing talent to a fantastic venue or simply organizing an incredible team building event handling all the little details to ensure success – The Event Group leaves no detail overlooked.

Jerry Seinfeld, Alec Baldwin, amazing bands – the list goes on and on!  You will not be disappointed.”

Here’s another one:

“Professional and great to work with! It has been an honor to work with a company of this calibre. Event Group is deliberate with marketing tactics and implements with great attention to every detail. I am humbled to have worked with a company of such high integrity and so committed to our mutual success. A truly great business partner.”

 

5.  E=mc2 Events

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SERVICES Services
WEBSITEE=mc2 events
ADDRESS510, 110 – 12 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G7
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]

Office: 403.770.1383

1.866.851.3517

OPERATING HOURSMon – Fri 8:30am–5pm

E=MC2 specializes in giving you a full service event planning service so you can just kick back on the day of your event. They are one of the best event planners in Calgary, and their customers back this up with testimonials!

They design your whole experience. They take care of the production and design—and of course, the event itself.

They keep their clients in the loop so as to lessen possible communication gaps. They also give you consulting services to help you proceed with events, with minimal risk and maximum profit.

Highlights

  • They have been getting awards since 2003, from the International Live Events Association and Special Events Magazine Gala
  • Also provide a comprehensive consulting service that give you a grasp of their capabilities

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of E=MC2’s clients:

“e=mc2 Events were the planners for the Singularity U Conference in Edmonton in 2019.  They were very diligent, professional, creative and personable, they put on a fantastic event that left the attendees WOWed! Our team at Edmonton Tourism loved working with them!  I would highly recommend their team for your next conference.”

Here’s another one:

“Love the entire E team! Impeccable events with superb service. As a fellow event producer, I consistently see them support and encourage others in the industry and admire the leadership standards they have set for us all to strive toward..  I appreciate their professional friendship and always know that Jocelyn and Keri are there anytime I ďont need them. Xo”

 

6. Kate Colman Weddings + Events

SERVICESWedding and Event Planner
WEBSITEKate Colman Weddings + Events
ADDRESSCalgary, AB
CONTACT DETAILS(587)-586-4235 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSSat – Sun 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Kate Colman Weddings + Events is a full-service event management company with a philosophy to design stunning weddings and events with flawless planning and seamless execution of every single moment.

From the first meeting with Kate Colman Wedding + Events, to your last dance of the night, the company aims to always give you a wonderful experience and execute your vision flawlessly!

Highlights

  • Specializes in logistics and going over the details, plans, and contingencies so you don’t have to
  • Extensive experience from weddings to corporate meetings, large-scale conferences, galas, and fundraisers
  • Brings professionalism and creativity to each event that’s arranged by Kate Colman Weddings + Events

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Kate Colman Weddings + Events’ clients:

“Kate was amazing! She brings so much knowledge to the table. She is calm and has problems fixed before you even know! I had her coordination package and it was such a relief to have her in our corner. Our parents and friends could enjoy the day, as everything went so smooth. If you are looking for a wedding/event planner you’ve found the perfect one in Kate!”

Here’s another one:

“Kate is an outstanding planner in all respects. It starts with her fantastic energy, creative vision and drive and carries through to her dedication and memorable delivery. I have had the pleasure working with Kate on some key events for our company and can’t say enough about her attention to detail, her ability to manage and problem-solve and just her overall ability to create fantastic experiences.”

 

7. Boutiq Weddings & Events

Boutiq Weddings & Events - Calgary Wedding Planner

SERVICESWedding and Event Planner 
WEBSITEBoutiq Weddings & Events
ADDRESS 109 Valley Crest Ct NW, Calgary, AB T3B 5Y9
CONTACT DETAILS(403)-519-7731 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMon – Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm | Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Boutiq Weddings & Events is Calgary’s premier wedding and event planning studio that brings both events and weddings to life with finesse and charm. This weddings and events company guarantees that your event is timeless yet unique, and flawlessly organized.

Highlights

  • Free initial consultation to go over all the details
  • Offers a number of different and affordable collections to fit your specific needs
  • Will help you achieve a unique and creative way of reflecting yourselves by being up-to-date with the latest trends

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Boutiq Weddings & Events’ clients:

“We hired Alexandra for the ‘Partial Planning’ package and it was some of the best money we spent for the wedding. Alexandra is extremely professional, kind, creative, and so easy to work with. Her communication skills are excellent – she responded to all emails within a day. She provided a list of her preferred vendors which all turned out amazing. Her suggestions were always respectful and never pushy. She listened to what we envisioned for our day and brought it to life. Finally, the actual day of the wedding could not have gone any better!!! Everything ran right on time and she ensured that my husband and I didn’t have to worry about a thing!! It was truly the best day of our lives and we credit Alexandra for this. If you are considering hiring a wedding planner for your big day, I wholeheartedly recommend Boutiq Weddings – you won’t regret it. Thank you, Alexandra, for being so fabulous!”

Here’s another one:

“Alexandra was INCREDIBLE! I cannot recommend her enough!! She worked with us from day one, always checked in with us and double checked everything. Everyone always says never expect your wedding day to be perfect, but it ACTUALLY was and I attribute that to Alexandra. She worked her tail off, she was the one who dealt with any issues that came up (which I didn’t need to worry about) and made sure absolutely everything was flawless!! I am so grateful and cannot say enough good things!”

 

8. Moments By Madeleine

SERVICEShttps://momentsbymadeleine.com/
WEBSITEhttps://momentsbymadeleine.com/
ADDRESSCalgary, AB
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +1 403-437-6234

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

At Moments By Madeleine we wholeheartedly believe that you should live in the moments you want to remember forever. We work with you to ensure you and your loved ones can be fully present on your special day. While creating every detail to be a representation of the both of you, making every wedding perfectly unique.

Highlights

  • Full Wedding planning
  • Curated experience
  • Professional wedding planner

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Moments By Madeleine Weddings & Events’ clients:

“Our wedding was everything we could have wanted AND more because we were able to be in the moment and enjoy every second of it; a fact we are incredibly grateful to Madeleine for creating. She made our vision for the day come alive, she answered all of our questions and offered guidance when we weren’t sure what to do. Every time I spoke or met with Madeleine I became more excited about our day, a gift I’ll remember forever!

We highly recommend Moments by Madeleine to any and all bride and grooms to ensure you can enjoy every part of your day… it only happens once! :)”

Here’s another one:

“As a wedding and event florist I have worked with the team at Moments by Madeleine many times. If you are looking for a professional wedding planner I highly recommend Moments by Madeleine. My couples have had nothing but positive experiences with Moments by Madeleine and they treat their clients and vendors like gold. I always received timely communication about any weddings we are working on together and they are kind, respectful and professional. Moments by Madeleine is working non-stop to make sure their couples and vendors are taken care of now more than ever. I am so grateful to work with such a caring wedding planning team! Thank you Moments by Madeleine for being so amazing to work with and going above and beyond for your clients and vendor team! xo”

 

9. Spark Event Management

SERVICESEvent Management
WEBSITESpark Event Management
ADDRESS1110 7 St SW Unit #200, Calgary, AB T2R 1A2
CONTACT DETAILS587-880-2672 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Spark is a full service event management firm based in Calgary, Alberta that was created by pairing together their passion for business and events. They bring a fresh, unique approach to the event management industry and their team understands that a properly executed event can be leveraged to support an organization’s strategic vision, incorporated into a company’s marketing plan, or used to build networks and client loyalty.

Regardless of size and scope, they treat your event like a business with clear strategic goals, defined milestones, and a comprehensive plan to ensure that your event is delivered on time and on budget. At Spark, your organization is always the priority.

Highlights

  • 20% average increase in sponsorship revenue
  • 15% average increase in attendees
  • Over 53 years of collective industry experience
  • Over 200 successful events

Customer Reviews

Spark Event Management undoubtedly always puts your business first and they do this by learning about your business, focusing on your challenges, and planning events to support your goals. With this client-first attitude, they earned the trust of over a hundred clients who enlist their services again when they need another quality event planned and organized.

 

10. Everlasting Impressions

SERVICESWedding Planner
WEBSITEEverlasting Impressions
ADDRESS2005 Luxstone Link SW Airdrie, AB T4B-OA5 Canada
CONTACT DETAILS587-897-4342 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSMonday-Friday: 9am-10pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

For over 15 years, Everlasting Impressions has been making their customer’s dream wedding a reality. Their dedicated team works towards getting to know each and every couple, promising a one of a kind celebration.

Their readily available planning packages and decor options also help create a hassle-free experience for their clients. With Everlasting Impressions, planning the perfect wedding has been made possible at a reasonable price.

Highlights

  • Offers a personalized service to get to know each couples wishes
  • Have been serving Calgarians for 15 years

Customer Reviews

Their intensive customer care and attention to detail has not gone unnoticed. Here’s what people have to say about Everlasting Impressions:

“Lisa and her team were a pleasure to work with! They took a lot of stress and pressure off my husband and I. They made everything we visualized come to life and so much more! From a last minute changing out of a coors light canopy to one that was less conspicuous in our wedding pictures, to setting up the tables, chairs, linen, and decor! All questions went to her on the day of. Even weeks before she was in contact with all of our vendors to ensure everyone was going to be on time and on the same page. Worth every cent!”

Here’s another one:

“Lisa and her team were so fantastic and made our wedding day run so smoothly! Lisa has a heart of gold and it is very evident that she loves her job. She was there for us during all of the planning and went above and beyond on our wedding day. The whole everlasting impressions team worked so hard to bring our dream wedding to life. We were so so pleased with everything and would recommend Lisa to anyone planning a wedding. Whether you need the full planning service or just a day of coordinator, Lisa is fantastic at what she does. Our day would not be the same without her.”

 

11. Event Core YYC

SERVICESGlam Grad, Destination Weddings, Corporate Party, Wedding, Christmas Parties, Other Events
WEBSITEEvent Core YYC
ADDRESS11651 40 St SE Unit 9, Calgary, AB T2Z 4M8, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 587-349-4771
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSM – F : 8am – 10pm – appointment only
S – S : 10am – 8pm – appointment only

Through the power of partnerships, Event Core will make your events successful. They work together to make life easier for their clients.

They also make vendors’ life easier by working with them like family. They have a convenient showroom where the best vendors are there.

Highlights

  • Partnered with different groups
  • Professional
  • Credible

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Event Core YYC’s clients:

“A fantastic collection of vendors. it’s like a one stop shop for your event and makes it so easy to plan a spectacular party or event.” – Samantha Cross

 

12. High Style Events

SERVICESCorporate Events, Milestone Events, Specialty Events, Fundraising Events
WEBSITEHigh Style Events
ADDRESSCalgary, Alberta, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS(403) 512-5171
[email protected]
[email protected]ghStyleEvents.ca
OPERATING HOURSWeekdays, 9AM – 7PM
Weekends, 9AM – 5PM

High Style Events will make sure that your events will be planned and executed perfectly. Whether corporate or personal events, they got you covered.

They specialize in making every event a success by making it unique and memorable. Book a free consultation with them to make your plans into reality.

Highlights

  • BBB Accredited Business (Rating A+)
  • Professional
  • Highly organized

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of High Style’s clients:

“I know Rashi personally. She is very dedicated to what she does and loves to ensure her clients are over the moon with her events. If you like beer check out her high style brewery tours.” – Wes Kowalchuk – Business Impact Coaching Inc.

Here’s another one:

“Rashi is an outstanding professional in the area of event planning. Whatever you may have coming up – big or small – Rashi is your expert and she takes all the hassle and worry out of the equation. I have been to several events she has been the creative architect for and she really does cover ALL the bases. Call her today! ” – Marina Geronazzo -Greatway Financial Services

 

13. LP Events

SERVICESWedding, Sporting, Corporate, Event Management, Event Design, Destination Events
WEBSITELP Events
ADDRESS311 Woodvale Crescent SW, Calgary, AB T2W 3L3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS+1 403-685-7694
OPERATING HOURSWeekdays, 9AM – 5PM

With over a decade of event management experience, LP Events is an award-wining event management company with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. The team at LP Events pays great attention to every detail of their client’s event ensuring a successful outcome.

The key to creating lasting memories is bringing the experience to life. From the largest to smallest of details, we make sure that your event provides guests and participants with a 360 degree experience. Our team of experts can start with a crumb of an idea and make it into a phenomenal experience. LP Events has a proven track record for innovation and creativity, while launching events on time and on budget.

Large or intimate events, LP Evens will create lasting memories for you and your guests.

Highlights

  • Professional
  • Goes above and beyond
  • Communicates well

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of LP Events’ clients:

“Lesley from LP Events is one of the best wedding planners! I’ve worked with her many times and her years of experience and service to others is unparallel. She helped my sister plan her wedding and navigate/guide them when covid hit. Lesley is kind, considerate, professional, and respected among her peers. I appreciate how she goes above and beyond with every event and wedding. Her commitment and dedication is one of a kind. Lesley, you are an amazing lady! Thank you for all that you do!” – Kelly D

Here’s another one:

“Lesley is incredible! She goes above and beyond what is expected of an event planner, she becomes your friend, your person, she makes you feel so comfortable, well respected and loved. She is one of the best people to know and someone who will always have your back.

In event situations, when things/planning/decor/contract situations get tough she is someone who will have a solution/plan of action to solve all of your problems. She is a fantastic listener, she is well respected in the event/wedding community, many vendors and venues love their communication with her as she is so comforting and gets right down to the point. She will do anything for her friends and her clients. I highly recommend Lesley Plumley for all of your event needs.” – Lisa Rosengarten

 

14. Black Licorice Weddings

SERVICESWedding Planning
WEBSITEBlack Licorice Weddings
ADDRESSCalgary, AB
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: (403) 863-5443
Email: [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS

Black Licorice Weddings is a Calgary Alberta based extension of the Wedding Planning services offered from the Victoria founding office of Designer Weddings Inc. They are a team of Wedding Planners who are educated, trained and certified to coordinate your non-traditional wedding.

Their Packaged Weddings and Packaged Stags take out the stress and continuous decision making but leave all the fun and excitement, making us the Specialty Wedding Planner you are looking for. Their dedicated team has over 40 years of event planning experience resulting in a high standard of service.

Highlights

  • Free 30-minute consultations
  • Will keep an eye on every detail to make your day run smoothly
  • Will create a memory like no other

Customer Reviews

Here’s a review from one of Black Licorice Weddings’ clients:

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Kristy for all your wedding needs! I went to her with just minimal ideas for my wedding day. We did have a small ceremony and lunch reception. Everything that Kristy recommended and executed was beyond my expectations! From the venue, guitarist, flowers to the commissioner! If you don’t want to worry (or lift a finger) but want a well organized and thought out planned day – Kristy is your gal! I got so many compliments on the day, and I didn’t do a thing!! Thanks Kristy
​~Angela~”

Here’s another one:

“Kristy was incredible! She took care of everything and we are so happy we had her plan our wedding. It was a stress free experience and I just have too many great things to say about her! She was friendly, organized and very responsive to every email or phone call. If you are looking for a wedding planner I would suggest Kristy every time!
~Jacqueline~”

 

These companies give you the courage to get out there and arrange parties or events of all sizes. They’ll take care of all the tedious parts for you so that you can enjoy your event like a guest, even!

These best event planners in Calgary will make sure you won’t be bothered on the day of your event. That’s why we know we can wholeheartedly suggest them to people in need of planners!

By the way, if you’d like to promote your event online to convince more people to attend, the best digital marketing agencies in Calgary can help you plan an online campaign. You can get in touch with them and make yours the event of the year!

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