Black Swan Events

25200 NW St. Helens Rd #56, Portland, OR 97231 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Black Swan Events

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

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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
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37 Reviews for Black Swan Events

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kylie Brunger · Getting married on 05/08/2022

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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Covid-bride

    HIRE GABRIELLE! I planned a wedding of 35 people at the end of August 2020 during all the corona virus craziness. Gabrielle was fantastic to work with. I was very skeptical that I needed a day of coordinator but once we hired her we decided it was the best decision we made. Her communication was top-notch, very consistent, extremely detailed. Her knowledge and advice about weddings was incredible. She brought things up that I would never think about, down to the very last detail. Gabrielle went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of and our wedding went extremely smooth. When you hire Gabrielle you are hiring someone who truly cares about you and your wedding, you will not regret it!

    Sent on 08/31/2020

    Black Swan Events's reply:

    Dear Kylie and Ryan,
    It was a joy to work with you and your family! One of the coolest things you did was how you brought so many personal elements to the celebration. You where wonderfully organized and your and Ryan's sense of fun infused every element of the celebration. No wonder your guest where literally dancing on the roof! Your ability to balance personal touches with delegating tasks has inspired Black Swan's article Boutique Wedding Brilliance - When and Why to DIY.
    Thank you so much for an incredible experience!
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    Lenin Flores · Getting 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.

    Sent on 11/08/2020

Awards

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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

Black Swan Events Pricing

Black Swan Events Price Rates

Black Swan Events FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 1757
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 2700
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 3500
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Black Swan Events 1
    10% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 10% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • Black Swan Events 2
    Wedding Essentials - 3 Keys to Planning Your Best Wedding

    " Wedding Confidential "

    3 Keys to a wedding of a lifetime, without incurring crazy debt.

    6 hour planning intensive empowers couples with knowledge and tools to plan the wedding of a life time without incurring prohibitive debt. 

    Includes : * 6 month planning timeline
    * Wedding Day Timeline * Vendor recommendation
    * Budget * Cost savings strategies.

    Ideal for couples just beginning or those overwhelmed and need help getting back on track.

    Bringing the production, logistical and financial expertise of over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Gabrielle Dowding works with each couple to crystallize their vision, access their needs, and create actionable next steps.
    We have one opportunity to make your wedding extraordinary.
    Let’s create something brilliant !

    Winter Engagament Special $500
    Credited in full to coordination pricing if couple selects Black Swan as their planner.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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.

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    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 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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