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:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Julie · Married on 04/28/2017
Best decision we ever made! Hands down – no questions. ASTARR Events is absolutely amazing. Words cannot describe how perfect our wedding day was and it was the creative, organized, experienced and reliable services from Anita and her team. For months leading up to the wedding we would throw ideas and boxes of decorations at her and she rolled with it. She combined our cluttered ideas with her organized experience and created the most beautiful event ever. The day of our wedding after the ceremony was complete and the anxious nervousness was gone, as we sat at our sweetheart table looking out towards our guests in this gorgeous garden - we saw MAGIC. (I have goosebumps writing this and thinking about that moment.) Every little detail Anita knew we would appreciate was brought to light. She really took the time to get to know my husband and I which made our wedding even more personal and intimate. ASTARR Events killed it; Anita blew us away. I would hire Anita and her team over and over and over again. She's very responsive, she confirms and reconfirms, her team was awesome and moved around heaters (with smiles on their faces) over and over for some guests. With Anita - I stopped stressing - I knew she had it covered. And believe me, she did. Brides/Grooms in the Monterey County area - ASTARR Events is a MUST BOOK.
Chris · Married on 11/17/2018
Anita was absolutely awesome to work with! She saved my wedding by coming on board with only weeks remaining until my wedding and she was a total pro! We initially started working with another planner who wasn’t doing anything and seemed really lackluster. She was also planning her own wedding, but I took a risk because she was used to working at the venue where I had my reception (big mistake). Three weeks until the wedding we had no banquet order, no structure and no service from our planner. When we emailed her it would literally take a week or more to hear back for simple questions. It was awful, so awful. My fiancé who is the most easy going guy said he couldn’t handle the previous planner and neither could I, she was ruining our day before it started. We fired her so she could go off and plan her own wedding. We took a risk that our dream planner would materialize.
Enter Anita, she was so organized and excited, a true professional who enjoys what she does. She always has a smile on her face and does a great job and staying focused and organized. I had no doubt things would be beautiful. She listens and plans the wedding as if it were her own family getting married. My only wish is that I had her from the very beginning, but thank goodness we found her regardless. Since my wedding was in November a couple of other planners were available, but honestly, you can’t go wrong with Anita, just trust me she’s going to make your day shine :). Answer her questions and giver her everything you want to see on the day off, she listens..guest books, special toasts etc. don’t assume that she reads minds or that anything is standard because all weddings are different and she will make it happen. Her husband is a really cool guy as well.
If you’re getting married in Monterey/ Pebble Beach, go with a solid pro. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations who barely have any reviews but claim to be pros, Anita is the real deal ladies :).
Brittany Balestreri · Married on 09/29/2018
Yes to A Starr Events!
Working with A STARR Events was truly one of the best decisions I made throughout my entire wedding planning process. Anita made it easy from the very beginning and really helped me navigate through my visions for the day and help make them a reality. She put my wants and needs first but also helped to lead me with her experience and expertise. She provided me with checklists and checked-in with me to help keep me on track and feel relaxed. I could feel her years of experience when I would call her overwhelmed and she would just walk me through it step-by-step until I was clear on what needed to be done and she would help me do it. We had A STARR staff at our wedding and they were dressed professionally and knew what they were doing. If I had this wonderful of an experience with A STARR Events planning a wedding, I'm sure there is no event they could not tackle. I would recommend them over and over again!
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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!