A STARR Events is a "boutique style" event planning company based in Monterey Bay, California. Anita Starr is an event specialist with more than two decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Aside from being a wedding planning company, A STARR Events is also experienced when it comes to flower arrangements, offering locally grown California flowers. The company works as a one-stop shop with its connections to the local community who offer specialty services couples may need. The company offers à-la-carte service, helping couples solidify their last-minute vision. A STARR Events works closely with their list of trusted and talented vendors or the couple's chosen vendors in orchestrating the ideal wedding day.
In addition to weddings, A STARR Events has experience in planning traditional quinceanera balls or Sweet 16 events. Their event planning services include:
38 Reviews for A STARR Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Haley T. · Getting married on 04/03/2022
If you're looking for a wedding planner, Anita is all that and more!
I'm a very organized person who originally thought I'd plan and coordinate my own wedding. Trying to plan a California wedding from Colorado was challenging, so we reached out to Anita. Working with Anita was the best decision we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. She predicts needs / questions that you didn't even know you had!
You should know that Anita is incredibly personable and professional. Since our first conversation with Anita, we felt like we'd known her for years. She's inquisitive, caring, and takes the time to get to know you. She'll remember pieces of your conversations months later as you're making decisions and planning your big day.
Our wedding was slated for March 2020, and as that time approached and we didn't yet have all our vendors, Anita went the extra mile to find them. This wasn't in our original contract, but she was there for us to solve the challenges we were facing. Due to COVID, we had to cancel our original wedding, and once again, we were so happy to have Anita on our team. She coordinated with all our vendors and helped us understand ramifications in our contracts. She made a really hard decision and time much better.
We'd give Anita 6/5 stars in this rating if we could. Thank you, Anita, for all the hard work, compassion, and fun you brought into our wedding planning process.Sent on 04/04/2021
Lee K. · Married on 08/29/2020
A Starr Events Is Amazing!
We used A Starr Events for a 50th Birthday party and from the consultation, coordination, and most importantly the execution of our party was absolutely flawless.Sent on 08/30/2020
We dealt directly with Anita the Owner and she was the perfect combination of super friendly and consummate professional. We gave her a rough outline of what we had in mind and she put our vision into action.
Anita had great ideas and suggestions and as soon as you talk to Anita you will feel all of your party planning stress melt away as she takes the reigns and puts everything together with zero stress - she is Super Professional (Super sweet as well!). Basically she listens and then it’s like ..
“I Got This!”
Thank you Anita for making our 50th birthday party special and better than we could ever have dreamed of!
Mission Viejo CA
Kayla G. · Married on 11/09/2019
Anita was the best!!
Let me tell you first and foremost that a wedding event coordinator should fall with as much priority as obtaining all other vendors i.e caterer, photographer, florist AND wedding event coordinator.
About 4 months before our wedding I realized I needed help!! While the knot is great, the ability to pull everything together while planning and enjoying wedding festivities I.e bridal shower, Bachelorette, invites, etc., consider a wedding coordinator will be key towards the end as deadlines are piling.
We were lucky enough to get Anita late in the game just about 4 months before our wedding. Our hesitancy to be honest was money, however Anita was able to modify her services with my budget. I was able to complete most of the pre planning activities with her focusing on ensuring all vendors understood our theme and timeline for the wedding day. Anita helped us think about things that we hadn’t thought to ensure our day would be amazing! I would also encourage couples to think about the day of and the day before and how great it was for us to be able to go to rehearsal dinner and prep for wedding day and know that we were such great hands!
My reception was at our family’s private ranch. While I was lucky to not spend money to rent a venue, it’s important to know that even if you are organizing events at a private home or property that you will need to consider who is coordinating this event. Anita helped make our dreams come true with securing our vendors and making sure everything went well on our day.
The day after our wedding my husband and I were talking about how all in all Anita as our wedding event coordinator was a total must, and she was well worth it! Anita helped ensure that our wedding day went so smooth and kept us on track. Most importantly, our parents and family were able to enjoy our event rather than working it. While our family helped a lot leading up to the event having Anita and her team made sure our day was so perfect!
For those thinking they can’t afford a coordinator consider this, on such a special day that goes by so fast, have the help of someone that can make your day a breeze. Anita and her team made our day so amazing and we got such great comments from our guests!
We are so grateful for Anita and I would HIGHLY recommend her as an event planner!
Sent on 11/21/2019
A STARR Events's reply:Kayla, thank you for your kind words! You were so easy to work with and I miss you already!
Anita is the BEST! Many of my brides have hired her and they're always so happy they did. She takes care of all the details on the big day so that they can relax, knowing everything will come together just how they imagined. Anita's experience, reliability and creativeness make hiring her a great decision.
ASTARR events is amazing too work with! Anita is amazing at communicating with the bride and other vendors and pay attention to all the details. We've worked with her on a few weddings and her work is always quality and consistent!