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EJP Events's mission is to co-create with our clients, a joyful planning process and an authentic, unforgettable event experience. Our core values are hospitality, community, and inclusion.

We offer event planning services including weddings, special events, corporate events, parties, and galas.

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J
11 September 2019

The weddings I've officiated where Emee was in charge have always been well organized and have started on time!

R
8 August 2019

I am so thankful that I had Emee at EJP Events as my wedding planner, I truly could not have done it without her! I asked her about a million questions along the way and she was so kind and patient with me every step of the way. The last few weeks before my wedding could have been so stressful, but I knew Emee had it all under control. The day of my wedding I literally did not have to think about or worry about one single thing. All of the other vendors commented to me how amazing it was to be working with her. She is professional, calm, kind and absolutely knows what she is doing! More...

R
5 August 2019

I couldn't be happier that I chose to work with Emee at EJP events. She was professional, fun, and so incredibly helpful. Honestly, my wedding would not have happened without her help. I highly recommend!!

S
11 September 2018

So worth every penny having a wedding planner. Emee and Virginia were great to work with, so kind and helpful and responsive. I have never planned a wedding, obviously, so I do wish there were some things they had walked me through a bit more that I didn't think to ask about or get feedback on- mostly just having to do with the decor or overall set up. Overall, it was a great experience, especially having them deal with all the set up/take down and delivery of rentals, flowers, etc. More...

E
25 July 2018

Extremely talented, very professional and easy to communicate with. Every event I worked with Emee has been a success. She is one of the most experienced and professional planners I worked with.

J
25 July 2018

Emee is a dream to work with. She has a wonderful team of assistants who were easy to work with and together they made my day unforgettable. Her hard work was a huge load off for me during a very busy time...I can't thank her enough for providing such a wonderful service. More...

R
25 July 2018

We had a wonderful experience working with Emee & The EJP team . We were looking for organized , detailed oriented & professional team and we got them.
Must say they made it successful with a planning of four months for a Big fat Indian wedding of 250 people....A destination wedding & a beautiful one in Portland !!
Much thanks & gratitude.
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B
25 July 2018

Because we live on the east coast, my daughter and her fiance needed to make most of the decisions for her beautiful Mt. Hood wedding. Working with Emee was far and above one of the most important and best decisions they made. Emee is incredibly organized, creative, and professional; her calm demeanor allowed all of us to relax and enjoy every minute of that special day. More...

K
25 July 2018

Emee was the lynch pin of my wedding planning process. I decided to plan an out of town ceremony and reception and if it wasn't for her and Katherine and the rest of EJP Events myself and my mother (who lives in PDX) would have gone bananas. She was absolutely up for entertaining all of my quirky additions and totally talked both myself and my mom off some serious pre-wedding cliffs before the big day. Planning a wedding, especially an out of town one, is a monumental task and you really cannot put a price on sanity. What we paid Emee seems like a relative steal for being able to have the wedding I always wanted and walk away without ever having had a Bridezilla-style meltdown. Emee and EJP Events are a vital part of any wedding planning process! More...

C
25 July 2018

Emee and her team did a fabulous job helping us organize and stay focused for our conference. They went above and beyond duty to help us deliver a very successful event. Best event manager ever!

A
15 July 2018

Emee and her team were amazing.  If I can give them more stars I would.  They did everything they could to ensure we had our dream wedding.  She was calm, professional and flexible with all of our requests.  The day of the wedding, it felt like she was multiple places at once, and was thinking alongside or ahead of us to make sure that we did not need to worry about anything.   Choosing her as our wedding coordinator was one of the best choices we made to ensure that we were able to enjoy our wedding. More...

E
11 July 2018

Emee was amazing. This group is worth every penny. Our wedding was perfect beyond my wildest dreams. If you are debating doing a wedding coordinator or not - do it and get Emee to run your show. She was amazingly helpful in the planning phase asking questions I didn't consider, managing all of our vendors, and keeping us on schedule. The day of was amazing because I didn't have to worry about anything. Emee set up everything, kept it rolling all night, and gave me and my husband the best experience we could have possibly had. More...

M
26 May 2018

Emee was amazing through our whole event timeline. She was always prepared and had things very thought out. During our event, I had so much confidence that everything was under control. She is very poised and good at what she does. More...

C
26 May 2018

Emee and her team did a fantastic job keeping our conference organized and running smoothly. 5 plus stars for this brilliant and highly talented team!

W
26 May 2018

Emee is exceptionally well organized and brings an air of ease to even the most elaborate of celebrations. I’ve had the privilege of providing music for some of the events that Emee has coordinated for nearly 15 years and they are always top notch. She is an incredibly well respected member of the Portland wedding community. More...

C
2 May 2018

EJP Events gets 5 stars and earned every one of those stars. The team did everything to make our conference a success, going above and beyond to make sure the conference ran smoothly and that everyone attending had what they needed, and they were there to answer all questions and provide services to all who needed them. I can't say enough about this fantastic event management company! We couldn't have done it without them! EJP is a treasure! More...

M
25 September 2017

Emee was amazing through our whole event timeline. She was always prepared and had things very thought out. During our event, I had so much confidence that everything was under control. She is very poised and good at what she does. We had EJP for our corporate event which can have different challenges than weddings, she is well-rounded in her knowledge and preparation for all events. She went out of her way to make sure our event was in line with our company mission. I was impressed with her high level of excellence to make our event great. She also had great logic in timing, event program, and ideas. She was great! More...

U
3 June 2017

Emee and her team were great to work with. They helped us out with day-of coordination when I contacted them about a month before our wedding. On the day of, they made sure everything ran smooth, and offered priceless suggestions about decor and the flow of the event, because I really had no idea what I was doing. I can't even picture what the day would have been without them. I might be lucky, as I don't know if this is a normal part of their services, but Katherine had experience with flower arrangement, and she and Marisol busted out the most amazing bouquets with flowers we had bought at the farmer's market that morning. I am sure every bride will understand how amazing that was!! Thanks, guys! More...

U
3 June 2017

Emee and her team were amazing to work with for our wedding planning! She was prompt in returning emails and phone calls, had great ideas for venues, vendors, and design, and was very organized. The day of the wedding went extremely smoothly thanks to her team! I had a couple frustrations along the way with things not going as I had hoped (venue availability, weather, etc), and Emee was always ready with a plan B and plan C, and was very positive and reassuring. I would absolutely recommend EJP events to anyone planning a wedding! More...

C
26 May 2017

Emee and her team are amazing! They are professional, responsive, creative, and wedding life savers! The first thing on the wedding list was to find a coordinator and Emee was the first choice out of 4 interviews and countless reviews of other coordinators. She had a very calm and collected demeanor while also being enthusiastic and provided a lot of ideas that fit within our budget. Emee also acted as a mediator between the differing ideas my husband and I had, in a very compassionate way. We really wanted a coordinator that would take care of the craziness that can happen behind the scenes so that my husband and I, as well as our family members, wouldn't have to worry about it. Intuitively, I knew there were things that Emee was probably saving from fires that I didn't have to deal with, and that was a God send. She even moved twinkle lights from another area to cover a window and it became a very cute back drop. It was obvious that she has a lot of experiences with planning events and is able to think outside of the box and be quick in action. She really worked with our budget and helped to create something that was unique to us. A lot of the vendors we used were through her suggestions and those turned out fantastic as well. We are overwhelmed with joy at how amazing our wedding turned out and reflected us as a couple, and Emee and her team were key components to making that possible. More...

A
26 May 2017

I'm a wedding photographer and I had the honor of working along side Emee & Katherine at the beginning of the month. They were such a blast to work with. I normally have such bad experiences working with wedding coordinators. Emee and Katherine were very professional and helped keep the wedding together. They were never in my way or telling me what to, which is normally what I experience with other coordinators. They were also fun. I got photos of them on the dance floor with the bride and guests! That's what I call awesome wedding planners! If you're getting married and considering EJP Events, I highly recommend them. They're hands down the best! More...

E
26 May 2017

I worked many times with EJP Events, and her whole staff is friendly, efficient and gets the job done. Great communication before the event translates to an event that runs without stress.

A
26 May 2017

Emee and her team were incredible, silent assassins at their finest. I opted for the "day of" service since I really just needed help at the end, paying vendors, set up and the overall orchestration of the day. Emee was able to wrangle our family using stern, but likeable demeanor. I can't imagine how stressful the day would have been without their help. My husband and I were married at The Hotel DeLuxe on 9/5/15. We returned home from our 1-year anniversary trip to find a card from EJP, congratulating us on our first year of marriage. Class act all the way around, hire them. More...

A
13 May 2017

I spoke to 2 vendors before finding EJP Events. I spoke to Emee over the phone initially and then in person and decided on "day-of" service. She is by far, the most professional and responsive vendor I had throughout the whole process. EJP also provided a web-platform to upload documents like contracts and receipts and correspond (similar to email/ social media posting). EJP also provided a dated check-list that helped me stay independent with my planning and when I did have a question or concern-- Emee was right there, same-day, with an answer or advice. Our wedding day was flawless, and I mean FLAWLESS! I did exactly what EJP recommended last two weeks-- any vendor or "drama" that came to me, I forwarded to EJP via phone/ text/ email, and the concern was handled by EJP. The day of the wedding I was 100% stress free, I actually spent most of the day relaxing. We left the next morning for our honeymoon and she continued to close-out the event without a hitch. I would go as far as paying for EJP services as a gift for someone if given the chance, it made that big of a difference. More...

C
23 April 2017

Emee at EJP Events made our wedding planning process fun and easy. She has extensive experience with vendors, scheduling, narrowing down options, traditions, setup, even wrangling the wedding party! I never felt lost or confused along the way with her guidance and communication. She and Katherine orchestrated our wedding day like an elegant ballet so that magically all we had to do was show up and enjoy ourselves. I would definitely recommend EJP Events for wedding coordination. More...

S
20 February 2017

EJP is a fantastic company that did wonders for our wedding.  We made the decision to hire a coordinator pretty late in the planning process - about a month before the wedding date - and in that short time, EJP seemingly did a million things to make everything run smoothly and let us just enjoy the wedding. Among the many services EJP provided were:-Created a master plan document with detailed timelines, vendor contact information, and instructions-Coordinated with all of our other vendors and smoothed out any issues-Dealt with a misinformed audio vendor who thought we had hired them (could've been stressful, but Katherine took care of the whole thing)-Worked with the venue to make ensure proper set-up of chairs, tables, etc.-Brought us a snack before the ceremony-Led the rehearsal-Provided general advise and showed amazing patience as we asked ten thousand questions about various wedding minutiae.The people at EJP know the wedding industry backwards and forwards.  For example, when my wife had a dress emergency just days before the wedding, they knew the perfect seamstress who could come to the rescue.  Whatever bumps in the road your wedding plans might hit, EJP will be there to fix them. More...

D
26 December 2016

I would absolutely recommend this company. Emee and her able assistant Katherine were so helpful , so awesome, so calm. My daughter and I and her father had such fun planning the wedding along with our wonderful son in law no small part due to having Emee and her team. The first time I met with Emee, we said, absolutely can't do this without her. At all times, she was positive, reassuring and helpful with her recommending vendors, suggesting ideas that worked, to providing the tea lights we forgot for the candles at the church. At the reception, to know we could enjoy the music and the whole event without worrying about the favors, the voodoo donuts, the who and what and when . And at the end of the evening, to walk out of the venue with everything packed and ready to go in our car. What a gift! We enthusiastically recommend EJP More...

A
9 October 2016

Very helpful and made the event go smoothly. Excellent job!

J
9 October 2016

Thank you so much for being my right arm in the planning of my daughter's wedding. Your presence made it possible for me to forget about the details and enjoy the day.

E
25 August 2016

Ten stars for Emee and Katherine. My wedding was chaotic and stressful BUT I didn't have to deal with any of it because Emee had it covered. ..my maid of honor didn't show up so Emee rearranged the main table and had my new maid of honor walk down the isle with two escorts. Genius! I got horrible anxiety and wanted a flat iron right before my wedding .... Why? No idea I think it was pre wedding jitters! Demanding a flat iron was my bridezilla moment and I'm not proud of it. Emee had a flat iron AND curling iron both ready to go waiting for me. I nearly cried it was the best feeling to know you are in good hands. Emee was there to remind me to breathe before I walked down the isle and everything was planned so gracefully and thoughtfully. She really thought of everything! a true professional. Katherine brings a fun vibe to the mix she genuinely cares about your big day and want to help makes it special. They were both so amazing and I couldn't have done it with out them. More...

S
14 August 2016

EJP is a fantastic company that did wonders for our wedding. We made the decision to hire a coordinator pretty late in the planning process - about a month before the wedding date - and in that short time, EJP seemingly did a million things to make everything run smoothly and let us just enjoy the wedding.

Among the many services EJP provided were:
-Created a master plan document with detailed timelines, vendor contact information, and instructions
-Coordinated with all of our other vendors and smoothed out any issues
-Dealt with a misinformed audio vendor who thought we had hired them (could've been stressful, but Katherine took care of the whole thing)
-Worked with the venue to make ensure proper set-up of chairs, tables, etc.
-Brought us a snack before the ceremony
-Led the rehearsal
-Provided general advise and showed amazing patience as we asked ten thousand questions about various wedding minutiae.

The people at EJP know the wedding industry backwards and forwards. For example, when my wife had a dress emergency just days before the wedding, they knew the perfect seamstress who could come to the rescue. Whatever bumps in the road your wedding plans might hit, EJP will be there to fix them.
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M
31 July 2016

Having EJP Events coordinate our wedding last year was probably the best decision we made for ensuring an unforgettable, worry-free experience.  From our first meeting with Emee, her calm demeanor, knowledge and very personalized approach reassured us that we'd be in very good hands.  Emee and her team exceeded all our expectations. In so many ways--she truly went above and beyond. Unlike other coordinators we had checked out, EJP's fees were very reasonable and comprehensive. She was great about identifying cost-saving options and helping us remain close to our budget.  We especailly appreciated her responsiveness and availability, as well as her proactive and creative approach to identifying and resolving potential problems. On the day of the event, Emee and her team were great about addressing unexpected glitches quickly and discreetly. They worked especially well coordinating all the various vendors and helper friends thoughtfully and efficiently. Thanks to Emee's involvement and coordination, everyone had a fantastic time. We continue hearing from friends and family about this having been one of their most memorable wedding experiences.  We couldn't be more grateful!Mauro & Ken More...

K
16 July 2016

I was asked to help coordinate a wedding and reception just a mere 2 months before the actual wedding date. As I live in Southern California and the wedding was in Oregon, I searched Yelp and came across EJP Events that seemed to have some outstanding ratings. I soon found out that these ratings were well deserved. I contacted EJP and Emee got back to me within a day or so. She quickly put my mind at ease by letting me know that she could handle the wedding within the allotted time and quickly set out to find out what exactly I was looking for. I gave her a brief rundown on my thoughts for the event and she took over from there. With just a couple of e-mails and a phone call or two, we showed up in Oregon on the wedding date and everything was EXACTLY as we wanted it. Although we already had the venue for the wedding, Emee put together a fabulous caterer that served excellent food, a baker that created a best cake I have ever seen, along with cookies, cakepops and cupcakes for a sweets table, delivered a photo booth that was a real hit, brought in one of the best string quartets I've ever heard, arranged for flowers, hired a DJ, set up limousine transportation, handled all the table decorations according to our colors.... the amount of "stuff" she did to make this day fabulous is endless. I could not be more impressed with the work that EJP and Emee did for us....even if we'd given her a year's notice I could not have asked for more. Thank you, Emee, for making this one of the nicest weddings I have ever been to (and I heard this same sentiment from the wedding party and the guests at the event). You rocked this one and I could not be more thankful for your time and effort to make this day wonderful!!! More...

D
4 June 2016

I decided to hire Emee 7 months before my wedding date after meeting with 2 other wedding coordinators in Portland, OR. With a shorter runway than most and the added complexity of planning my wedding from Boston, MA, I knew I needed someone who was reliable, responsive, and considerate of my ideas. After meeting with her, I knew she embodied all 3! Additionally, Emee had great packages and several a la carte options to fit any kind of budget. I chose the month of service given my budget and I found that package to be super beneficial. Where Emee and her team shined was honestly the week and day of the wedding. While I made most of the decisions with back and forth consultations by phone and email, vendor selection with her provided recommendations, what I couldn't have done without was the extensive knowledge and experience that Emee brought to the table. She made sure we didn't forget a thing! And trust me--there IS something you didn't think of! I highly recommend Emee for your wedding planning needs! More...

P
26 May 2016

EJP Events is well respected within the wedding community for the exceptional quality of the events and weddings that they coordinate. Emee is extremely knowledgeable and very passionate about the wedding industry and providing her clients with the best options for fulfilling the vision they have for their wedding or event. As a fellow vendor within the wedding industry, I can offer the insight that Emee works tirelessly not only to fulfill the needs of her clients but to also make sure that the team of vendors that have been hired to work the event are all on the same page and working in a manner that produces optimum results. More...

D
30 December 2015

December 12, 2015 Wedding in Portland.Emee and her able assistant Katherine were so helpful , so awesome, so calm. My daughter and I and her father had such fun planning the wedding along with our wonderful son in law no small part due to having Emee and her team. The first time I met with Emee, we said, absolutely can't do this without her. At all times, she was positive, reassuring when we were puzzled from her  recommending vendors, suggesting ideas that worked,  to providing the tea lights we forgot for the candles at the church. At the reception, to know we could enjoy the music and the whole event without worrying about the favors, the voodoo donuts, the who and what and when . And at the end of the evening, to walk out of the venue with everything packed and ready to go in our car. What a gift!  We enthusiastically recommend EJP More...

S
5 September 2015

Emee and her team were incredible, silent assassins at their finest. I opted for the "day of" service since I really just needed help at the end, paying vendors, set up and the overall orchestration of the day. Emee was able to wrangle our family using stern, but likeable demeanor. I can't imagine how stressful the day would have been without their help. My husband and I were married at The Hotel DeLuxe on 9/5/15. We returned home from our 1-year anniversary trip to find a card from EJP, congratulating us on our first year of marriage. Class act all the way around, hire them. More...

S
26 January 2015

EJP did an excellent job pulling together all of the final details for a large birthday party I threw. I did not expect to need as much help as I ended up needing, but EJP took it all in stride with grace and quality service when I threw most of the last minute details their way. The on-site day of event services were perfect and delivered just as I hoped. I highly recommend EJP for their quality service, diligence, professionalism and creativity! More...

K
5 July 2014

Emee and Katherine at EJP Events were one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning and execution process. When I settled on Portland as the site for the wedding, I found and interviewed three planners. Emee was the last I met with and I left sure that she was the one. She had a great energy, was very attentive during our meeting and knew every blog reference I made (and made a few suggestions of new blogs that I fell in love with). For all you pinning/blog-obsessed brides, EJP is for you.No idea during the process was too weird (wanting to block off a city street for the ceremony or having a shotski for the guest book) and no task too mundane (assembling and getting welcome bags to the rehearsal dinner for out of town guests). During the actual event Emee and her team were key in making the event run smoothly. The next morning my mom, stepdad and myself were discussing how we were not sure how we would have done it without her! She set the event up, conducted the ceremony (timing for walking, etc), ran the reception and then cleaned up, only stepping in to ask a question here or there when she needed input from myself or my mom (if the photographer could stay over their allotted time, if we were ready to do our big exit, etc).I am truly impressed with Emee's attention to detail and care in the planning process and I would trust her to plan any other event of mine, hands down. Towards the end I got very stressed with all the details (I was planning an out of town wedding) and Emee has a special approach for frazzled brides. She was the glue that held my crazy glitter-filled, funfetti cake wedding together and I highly recommend her and the EJP staff to anyone getting married (in a Portland or otherwise)! More...

K
28 June 2014

Emee and EJP Events are a must if you want a wedding that is as imaginative and fun as every last pin on your Pinterest board. I was planning an out of town ceremony/reception with lots of quirky details and Emee and her team are absolutely the reason my mom and I were able to pull everything off. From the funfetti wedding cakes to the shotski guest book to the fact that gold glitter was one of the wedding colors, Emee was there to make every wish a reality (while staying within budget).

I really appreciated Emee's attention to detail, calming approach and thoroughness. We absolutely could not have pulled this wedding off without her. When I dreamt of my wedding day I truly could not have pictured everything coming together as beautifully as it did, and it was all because of Emee's careful and flexible orchestration of the planning and execution process.
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H
20 January 2014

I really enjoyed working with Emee as a wedding coordinator, and highly recommend her and EJP.  I have a really demanding job and was traveling a lot.  I was able to get the big picture items done like choosing the location and vendors, but I really needed help with the details, the coordination and the day of. I had really complicated wedding day plans and Emee was super calm and pleasant in helping me pull it all together.  She asked all the right questions and made good recommendations to help fill in the gaps, including bring on awesome day of staff and organizing other helpers. Her best piece of advice I didn't follow and regretted it (write out table cards ahead of time ... ).  Emee's experience with the sites and vendors was invaluable.  She helped organize the walk through with the vendors so that everything was thought out in advance and everyone is on the same page.  The day of I didn't have to worry about a thing because she took care of all payments, and vendor setups. More...

M
23 November 2013

I interviewed and hired Emee at EJP Events approximately 8 weeks before my wedding. I was interested in a small simple wedding of app. 30 people. Emee and her team provided excellent support before the wedding by supplying vendor options for me to interview and hire, excellent communications throughout reminding me of deadlines, payments and overall progress on our very tight timeframe. On the day of the wedding, Emee was one of the first people to arrive and I knew that I would not have to concern myself with any of the details of the day. Her calm demeanor and smiling face added to the joy of my special day. I highly recommend her services. More...

J
5 February 2012

I contacted EJP Events, left a voicemail, and received a phone call from Emee (the owner!) later that night. Very responsive! She was very kind and professional and spoke with me on the phone for ~20 minutes about my wedding and then emailed me some sample budget information. She helped me realize that based on my needs, I really didn't need a wedding planner. Yet I am reviewing the company here based on the fact that they were honest, did not try to convince me that I needed their services no matter what, and were extremely helpful, even though I used only their complimentary services. I highly recommend this company for just trying to decide if you need a wedding planner and I'm sure they would do a great job if you decide you do need a wedding planner! More...

E
27 January 2012

Emee and EJP event do a great job at weddings. She is very organized and efficient. She is one of the most experienced planners in the area and I highly recommend her as a wedding professional.

D
2 October 2011

We had a pre-planning session with Emee and she gave us all the right vendors, ideas and concepts we needed for a Portland wedding. She is in the "know" and is a great resource for whatever day you're trying to plan for. More...

C
20 August 2011

Working with Emee was a dream! We have a "divided" family on the groom's side and she navigated those trecherous waters with grace. She added so much to the wedding - bring out things we hadn't thought of, keeping everyone on track and guiding us through the day of the wedding. She met with us at our convenience, helped everyone to relax and was so professional. Couldn't have done it without her. She was wonderful! More...

C
4 February 2011

I thought that I could plan everything myself. I thought that a wedding planner would be too expensive for us. I thought wrong! Emee was such a pleasure to work with. Her rates are more than fair (and better than her competitors!). Emee listened to everything that I said and was able to help us find a venue that was exactly what we were looking for. We never would have found this venue if it weren't for Emee! She knows all the cool/new/wonderful venues in the Portland area that you won't find on any wedding search site.I cannot gush about her enough. She never made me feel bad for having a small wedding on the cheap. She has been so flexible and accessible. She's sharp as a tack, too - I've never had to tell her the same thing twice. I knew the minute she made a Tardis joke that she was going to be the one for us! Do yourself a favor and give her a call! You'll be so glad you did. More...

A
13 June 2010

Emee is really fantastic.  She has been a tremendous help to us as a consultant.  She is very knowledgeable and experienced.  Our needs from her have been slightly non-traditional and she has adapted perfectly.  Her advice regarding the logistics of our wedding has tremendously reduced both me and my fiance's stress levels regarding the ceremony.  I recommend her for anyone planning and type of wedding. More...

M
9 June 2010

Emee is amazing. We only hired her as a consultant for a single hour, and she produced a comprehensive "to-do" checklist, an estimated line-item budget, AND a great list of possible locations. I cannot overstate the value of the last part for us. She waited to send us her final suggestion list until she'd checked out several of the locations- and we're getting married on the coast (she had another event out there, but still). This allowed us to do much more informed research and have a perfect "shortlist" when we actually had time to get out there ourselves. And while we didn't go with any of the exact locations she suggested, we never would have found our dream spot without one of her ideas.She also completely understood our particular needs and desires, which range the "traditional to weirdo" spectrum. It was immediately clear that she had experience with all types of weddings and tons of good ideas for all possible scenarios at the tip of her tongue.Oh, and did I already mention that she only charged us for the initial hour?If we need more help, we'll definitely go back to her, and I would recommend her to anyone. More...

T
20 March 2010

We were so satisfied with ejp events. they really went above and beyond for us. we had several bridal party members who had left photo id at the hotel and couldn’t order drinks and Lauren went back to the hotel to get them. They really helped the day go so smoothly and perfectly! I had many comments from guests who noticed how amazing and helpful they were. More...

S
15 August 2009

I am so glad I chose EJP Events to plan my wedding! I decided to hire EJP Events six weeks before the wedding and even with this short notice they were able to pull it off. They are professional and really know what they are doing, I would recommend them to anyone planning a wedding. My planner Emee was dedicated and dependable and sincerely cared about the final results. Through all the craziness of planning a wedding she was able to keep my mind at ease as she had everything taken care of! When the final day arrived my husband and I were able to enjoy the day and didn't have to worry about anything, making it a more than memorable experience! Our family and friends are still talking about how awesome our wedding was, one of the best they have been to ; ) Thanks EJP!! More...

E
29 July 2009

My advice to anyone who wants to enjoy their wedding day....HIRE A WEDDING COORDINATOR. In fact, hire EJP Events. I am a project manager who is detail oriented and all to familiar with how to coordinate events, so I wanted to plan most of the wedding myself. However, I did not want ANY responsibilities the day of my wedding...I just wanted to have a good time. So, I hired Emee for "day of" coordination services, which means she starts planning with you 2 months ahead of the wedding and then swoops in to pull it all together on the actual wedding day. Emee was very calm, organized and professional from the get go, which is why we hired her. She knows the business like the back of her hand and brought up details that I never even thought of. On the wedding day, everything ran smoothly, Emee was calm and collected as always, and we had an incredible event. All I had to do was enjoy this special day with friends and family. EJP handled the rest. More...

E
27 June 2009

My advice to anyone who wants to enjoy their wedding day....HIRE A WEDDING COORDINATOR. If you want the best, hire EJP Events.

I am a project manager who is detail oriented and all to familiar with how to coordinate events, so I wanted to plan most of the wedding myself. However, I did not want ANY responsibilities the day of my wedding...I just wanted to have a good time. So, I hired Emee for "day of" coordination services, which means she starts planning with you 2 months ahead of the wedding and then swoops in to pull it all together on the actual wedding day.

Emee was very calm, organized and professional from the get go, which is why we hired her. She knows the business like the back of her hand and brought up details that I never even thought of. On the wedding day, everything ran smoothly, Emee was calm and collected as always, and we had an incredible event. All I had to do was enjoy this special day with friends and family. EJP handled the rest.
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M
13 September 2008

Emee was great. She showed us the way and the light.  Because of her our wedding ended up happy and fun rather then in fist fights and arrests. Whenever we had a problem she was on the phone to the vendor making things right. We couldn't have asked for a better coordinator. More...

T
30 May 2008

Emee was fantastic! She really got the ball rolling, wasn't ever pushy when it came time to do things before or during the wedding. She participated in EVERYTHING talked with all our vendors, asked just about every question she could, set things up, very punctual and professional. A few of my friends have hired her as well and every wedding she's involved in is equisite! HIRE HER!!! More...

L
12 June 2007

Owner Emee Pumarega has the experience, class, taste, decorum, and smarts to make events and weddings truly as spectacular as you can imagine.  She provided expert guidance in the planning and implementation of our wedding, which was the truly unique and special event that we desired. More...

L
18 November 2006

Emee is highly recommended - not only does she have a wealth of experience, but she has incredible taste. Additionally, she is willing and open to working with either traditional or alternative weddings. I did a lot of things myself, and although she offered sage advice (do you really want to spend that much time making your own invitations?), she was also supportive when I chose to do my own thing. More...

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I love that moment when everything fits together like a puzzle piece dropping into place. I love watching from the wings while yet another successful event unfolds, and guests are happy, well-fed, and connected -- having a wonderful experience they'll remember always.

I saw an opportunity in the hospitality industry to bring my knowledge of hotels and catering together with a calm and logical bearing that was very different at the time from the highly dramatic and performative events services that existed in 1999. It has worked because there is definitely a client base out there that values our calm, logical, systematic approach that is coupled with a loving attention to authenticity and the details of each client's personal story and what they're bringing to the event.

You should choose EJP Events if you are interested in a high quality event and getting the best outcome; and if you care about what your memory of the event 25 years down the road will be. If you appreciate a thoughtful, educated approach to event planning, we'll be a great fit! Our clients understand that their event is an investment in memory making. Our clients care deeply about how their event turns out, and are emotionally and financially invested in offering a great experience for their guests.

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Let's face it, finding an event venue can be very confusing. Some locations charge a seemingly-low rental fee, but then you have to bring in (and coordinate!) a lot of rental equipment like tables, chairs, dishes and linens, and the ever-growing list of hidden costs is worrying. Some locations seem to have everything, but have a food and beverage minimum and you wonder if you’re going to be able to meet it. And some locations have a high rental fee, off-site catering and you still need to get rentals, kitchen equipment and Lord knows what – making these sites seem undesirable...Or are they? Enter EJP Events. We are an event and wedding planning company based in Portland, Oregon since 2002. We have a vast resource network of venues all over the Pacific Northwest, Texas, NY/CT, and beyond; and have planned events at hundreds of locations, so we know what things cost and what a real wedding budget looks like. Most importantly, after a short consultation with you, we’ll be able to suggest your perfect wedding or event venue based on your purpose and budget. Name your budget and we give you the right locations to consider. Imagine having everything done for you. Imagine getting a list of venues that would be just right for you, without having to spend dozens of hours on the internet and playing phone tag trying to get a hold of the right person at the right venue. Imagine having a trusted advisor create a spreadsheet for you comparing all your venues side by side so you can see down to the last dollar and criterion, which venue will be the best one for your needs. It sounds great, but what does all this cost? - If you will need a hotel for your group using 50 or more room nights over the course of your event (for example, 25 total out-of-town couples, singles, or families for 2 weekend nights), and you will allow EJP Events to coordinate and commission your hotel contract, then there is no cost for our venue search services, even if the wedding or event does not take place at the hotel. EJP Events is a member of American Express Global Business Travel’s Independent Consultant network, so just like a travel agent, we can book hotel rooms and other travel services for you at no charge to you. - If you don’t need a hotel, we can provide an up to 2-hour consultation to go over your budget and wedding vision, and then provide you with a researched list of venues that will be perfect for you, for just $250. You are then well-equipped to go out and get the best venue and do the rest of your planning on your own. - If you plan on using EJP Events for partial or full wedding or event planning, then venue search is included in our planning duties. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call or send a quick email today!

Fantasy and reality… happily married. You’re both busy managing your careers, relationship, and social lives. Yet you want to take the time to put your special touch on your wedding day, and make it truly reflect your tastes and personalities. With our help, you can accomplish this and more. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to create the look you want for your wedding, but not to have to deal with the pesky details? To leave the boring minutiae to a wedding planner, but still get to do the fun stuff? Then finally, on the day of your wedding, to rest easy, knowing that your precious day is in the hands of an experienced wedding coordinator, while you enjoy the day with family and friends.

Meetings and events with style and substance - for conferences, incentive meetings, board meetings, conventions, fundraisers, expos, and corporate special events. You’re in charge of creating a special event. Whether it’s a corporate, social, or nonprofit event, this is an exciting time. However, you’ve got a budget to follow, deadlines to meet, return on investment to document, and on top of all this, you’ve got your normal job to do! How can you create an exciting event that will wow your donors and/or clients, promote it, register guests for it, and manage your own work responsibilities at the same time? With our help, you can accomplish this and more. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to order up the event of your dreams, but not to have to deal with the pesky details? To leave the boring minutiae to a Certified Meeting Professional, and still get to make all of the critical decisions? Then finally, when the event rolls around, to rest easy, knowing that your important event is in the hands of an experienced coordinator, while you sit back and enjoy. Call EJP Events today and find out how easy it can be to create your special event.

PARTY PLANNING SERVICES FROM EJP EVENTS GRADUATIONS – ANNIVERSARIES – MILESTONE BIRTHDAYS BAR/BAT MITZVAHS - ENGAGEMENT PARTIES – PROPOSALS A few reasons to consider event planning and coordination for your upcoming special event: - You know what you want, but don’t have time to investigate every option - You have ideas and some vendors, but nothing has “come together” yet - You are busy with work and can’t commit a lot of time to work on this party – but you still want to make it special! - You want to make sure that all the I’s are dotted and T’s crossed - You would like to enjoy the event yourself, rather than feel you are working during it PARTY SERVICES Design and Theme Invitations Site Selection / Venue Search Contract Negotiation Safety Advisory Insurance Security Liquor Liability Accessibility Production / Coordination Hosts and Greeting Overseeing Setup to Teardown Food and Beverage Entertainment Décor and props Signage Printing Event Photography Audiovisual, PA Parking FEES AND BUDGETING Most clients who work with us will set a total party budget per person to include invitations, venue, food and drink, staffing, entertainment, decor, and planning services. Planner fees are custom quoted on a per project basis. In general, full-service planning from six to twelve months prior to the event is charged as a flat fee in the form of a retainer; plus any costs of materials and labor. Day-of coordination programs are available as well. Individual consultations only (without coordination presence on the day of) are available at an hourly rate, with a 2-hour “kickoff” consultation starting at $250. We are happy to design any combination of the above systems that will work best for you. No two events are alike, so we love to customize! BENEFITS We work with you and your venue, and any service providers you have already picked out, to support and execute exactly the type of party you want to have. We collaborate with your vendors of choice, or we can help you find the products and services you need from our slate of trusted providers. You stay in complete control, but get to have fun and enjoy the party with family and friends We are available to do as many or as few tasks as you desire.