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. Led by Swiss trained Director Gabrielle Dowding, the award team of Black Swan brings these stories to life. From intimate to grand, from traditional or in a cathedral of trees, couples entrust Black Swan with one of the most significant moments of their lives. "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, all weddings have one thing in common: Everyone wants their wedding to be remembered fondly for years...and we absolutely will push the limits of what we can afford to do that.
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.
What if you could distill down your wedding to 3 Keys that would ensure you the celebration of a life time without putting the couple in crushing debt? And what if I told you that the answer to every question and concern you will have, you already hold and you can unlock them by referring back to these 3 Keys?
It really is that simple. Here are the 3 Keys.

1) Honor your story 2) Honor your budget 3) Honor your guest

Because every couple is different, Black Swan offers fully customized planning. From intimate to grand, wether you exchange vows in the most traditional setting or in a cathedral of trees, your unique wedding story is the foundation. Bringing the production, logistical and financial expertise of over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Black Swan is committed to exceeding their clients expectations.

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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25 Reviews for Black Swan Events

Recommended by 100% of couples


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  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Tayler Barnett · Married on 09/29/2018

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    Gabrielle is one of the most wonderful people I have ever met. She is easy to work with and had an enormous amount of knowledge about the industry.

    Planning my wedding in less than 4 months was a breeze thanks to Gabrielle. She is quick on her feet, very articulate and easy to work with. My happiest day was bliss because of her amazing work. I had not a single worry in the world that day.

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    Katie · Married on 09/15/2018

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    A wealth of experience- everything you could ask for in a wedding planner!

    Gabrielle of Black Swan Events is the wedding planner of your dreams!

    She’s not only incredible at managing every technical detail of your big day - she is emapathetic and an incredible manager of people (from vendors to in-laws). She has the ability to anticipate everyone’s needs, especially those of the couple.

    Our wedding was a two-day affair, complete with multiple event sites and an overnight camp-out. When I first started planning, I was so overwhelmed and stressed out, I didn’t think I was going to be able to do it all.

    Once I had Gabrielle in my corner, all those worries disappeared, and all I had to do was look forward to getting married! Every bride should be so lucky! Book her while you can - her schedule fills up fast!

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Black Swan Events FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination? $ 1,757.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning? $ 1,500.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning? $ 3,500.00
  • Do you offer an hourly rate? Yes
  • What is the hourly rate? $ 65.00
  • 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

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  • Courtyard by Marriott Portland North
    Courtyard by Marriott 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!

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    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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    360-727-0469 (Phone number)
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