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Black Swan Events

Portland, OR View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
44 reviews
$2,700 Package Price

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,700 Package Price

Every couple has a story. What makes a wedding memorable is when that story is woven into the celebration. Creating over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Gabrielle and the award team of Black Swan brings these stories to life. From intimate to grand, marrying in a cathedral of trees or weaving their personality into 4000 yrs of tradition, couples trust Black Swan to exceed their expectations. "Look in the mirror. That is beauty. Look at your fiance. That is your story. When we infuse those elements into a client's wedding, then we create brilliance." Gabrielle Dowding, Director

What is your story?

Services Offered

No matter the couple, culture or tradition, everyone wants their wedding to be remembered fondly for years.
The wedding industry, social media and cultural pressures can quickly turn one of the most joyful times in a couples life into one fraught with unrealistic expectations and unmanaged cost. Gabrielle and the award winning Black Swan team deliver celebrations that ignite the imagination while honoring the couple’s budget.

Ignite your imagination.

Embrace your authenticity.

Celebrate your story.

Black Swan Events - Amazing Starts Here!

Other Services

Black Swan works on many different types of weddings. We specialize in fusion and cultural weddings.

Other wedding types we plan:

  • Civil
  • Destination
  • Double weddings
  • Eco-friendly
  • Elopement
  • Military
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1,757

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2,700

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3,500

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$65

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

44 Reviews

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    Lenin F. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Overall amazing

    Through this pandemic they managed to keep the magic of our wedding alive, giving us more than we could've ever imagined.
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    Taryn Y. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Amazing experience

    We were so fortunate to get to work with Gabrielle and Black Swan Events. I truly can't say enough good things about our experience. I am not a planner and have a very busy more than full time job, so the thought of a wedding was daunting. Gabrielle made it so doable and even fun. The vendors she found for us to work with were second to none and the day of was stunning and from my perspective seamless!! She was easy to communicate with and willing to talk to not only me but our parents through the process. She was quick to reach out to vendors to help keep us on task and on time. I can't say enough good things, we had a backyard wedding and it felt like we had rented a venue with how smoothly it ran and the decor was beyond my dreams! Many people approached me the following days simply to say it was the best wedding they had been to! I highly recommend Gabrielle!!
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    Kathleen E. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Gabrielle and Black Swan Events Help Make Wedding Dreams Come True

    Gabrielle is a wealth of knowledge and ideas that was so helpful in the wedding planning. Her vast experience and professionalism were vital through the planning process and the joyous wedding day. Our son and his bride were married in our backyard with about 70 guests. Gabrielle and her team coordinated everything the wedding day, allowing all of us to just enjoy the beautiful moments. We so appreciated Gabrielle's energy and attention to detail, and that was a crucial to the huge success of the ceremony and reception. We had so many guests say it was one of the most enjoyable weddings they had ever attended.

Awards

  • 44
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Courtyard Portland North Courtyard Portland North Hotel Weddings

Gabrielle at Black Swan Events is an amazing planner and never disappoints. She is a very hard worker and always goes above and beyond for her clients to ensure they are very happy. The Riverside Verandah loves working with Black Swan Events and we appreciate the great relationship we have together.

Designs by Muse Designs by Muse Banquet Halls

We have had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Black Swan Events and they are excellant at making certain that you will be 100% taken care of, there is no stress, and all of the details are seen to before they even show up on the day of the event!

Abacus Event Rental Abacus Event Rental Wedding Rentals

Gabrielle and her team are easy to work with and have more experience than anyone in the field. Gabrielle knows what she's doing, who to work with, limitations, and bringing visions to life. She will create the event of your dreams and manage every tiny detail in order to bring perfection to the table. She is generous with her wisdom and her time. Black Swan will always be our go to partner for elaborate visions and spectacular events!

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25200 NW St. Helens Rd #56 Portland, OR, 97231
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