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

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.
What if you could distill down your wedding to 3 Keys that would ensure you the celebration of a life time without encuring crushing debt? 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.

You are not a package. Nether should your wedding be.

Bringing the production, logistical and financial expertise of over 700 weddings nationally and internationally, Black Swan is committed to exceeding their clients expectations. We invite you to bring your vision, skills, knowledge and passion to the table. Together we will create and event that celebrates your story.

Let's create something brilliant!

Congradultaions on love well found.

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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29 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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    Marti Dell · Getting married on 08/07/2020

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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Wedding Revisited

    Gabrielle from Black Swan events was a partner from the beginning. We always knew that we wanted a wedding redo with an intimate feel and hosted at our home, because when we originally go married we just eloped. She listened to us, and did amazing things with the parameters we gave her. A formal sit down type reception wasn't our style. Gabrielle helped us create a flowing open house reception, which was just perfect for us.
    The planning process was extensive, from figuring out parking, where and what seating we could have, menus, decorations, and music.
    She helped us solve every problem and anticipated others before they even happened. Gabrielle has a seemingly endless supply of vendors, all of whom love to work with her, and she had wonderful ideas for getting the most out of our budget. We loved every idea she proposed, and she was so good working with us for tweaking any ideas so they fit for us.
    We wanted to take a really active role in our planning. Gabrielle completely respected that and worked with us along every step of the planning as well as on the day of the event. Her expertise and guidance allowed us do what we were comfortable with and she handled the rest.
    Our wedding revisited was exactly what we wanted and we could not have done it without her.

    Sent on 12/12/2019

    Black Swan Events's reply:

    Thank you Marti and Jay! You home, garden, personal journey and artistry gave us so many great elements to weave into your day. When you opened your gardeners shed and Jay revealed his wood shop, it was like opening a treasure chest! Thank you for choosing Black Swan.
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    Laura Caldwell · Married on 02/09/2020

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    Gabrielle was a fantastic wedding planner!!

    Gabrielle Lennartz with Black Swan Events was so professional, knowledgeable, and personable. She supported us each step of the way, brainstormed ideas to create the wedding that fit us, thought of so many details, and handled vendors before and day of wedding to make it all go seamlessly. We got to just be immersed in the moment and didn't have to worry about anything. It was the perfect day. I would highly recommend Gabrielle to anyone planning a special event. She is also very reasonably priced, and makes herself completely available.

    Sent on 12/03/2019

    Black Swan Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Laura and Al. A love story, shared in a autumn vineyard, surround by people who celebrate you. You gave me the perfect ingredients to make an incredible wedding day.

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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Black Swan Events FAQ

  • What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?
    $ 1757.00
  • What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?
    $ 1500.00
  • What is the starting price for full wedding planning?
    $ 3500.00
  • 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

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Black Swan Events 1
    -10%
    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
    * Day of 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 !

    Cost $500.00 - Covid 19 Special $395.00 pricing
    Credited in full to coordination pricing if couple selects Black Swan as their planner.

Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements

  • 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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  • 25200 NW St. Helens Rd #56 Portland, Oregon, 97231 See on map
    360-727-0469 (Phone number)
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