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Castiglione Events is a Point Pleasant based wedding planner specializing in the logistics and design of custom tented events and non-traditional, raw spaces. With a decade of experience, owner and principal planner, Dara Castiglione-Watson is meticulous in honing in on what really matters to you as a couple throughout the entire planning process, while also being transparent and honest with clients the whole way through when it comes to budget, timing, ideas, and decision making.

It's understood how stressful putting together a completely custom wedding from scratch can be, and Castiglione Events lays out the framework for navigating through the process of tent decisions, rentals, floral design, floor and site plans, etc. with utterly organized shared virtual worksheets, folders, and design boards.

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Leah Married on 09/08/2023
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Look no further for your wedding planner!

My husband and I worked with Dara for the duration of our 2 year engagement before getting married this past weekend. From the start, Dara was incredibly easy to talk to, approachable, and organized. The website she builds for each couple keeps you on track of things you should be doing and when. We scheduled calls with her multiple times throughout the years to catch up and to talk design/planning. On these calls she listened to our comments, opinions, and thoughts on the overall design and vibe as we continued to perfect it. She worked with us and our vendors on adjusting our reception timeline to what we had hoped it would look like. The vendors she recommended for day of signage and paperwork produced incredible products that are now wedding keepsakes.

After those 2 years, we were so excited to see everything come together. Dara and her team worked behind the scenes that morning setting up our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception spaces. She and her team then had to flip our ceremony space from one location to another due to inclement weather in about 30 minutes all without *seemingly* breaking a sweat. The entire day, for us, was stress free and enjoyable. Dara's bridal attendant, Steph, was with me all day and had everything my bridesmaids and I could possibly need along with a wonderful and calming demeanor.

Working with Dara was such an enjoyable experience and the final product her and her team put together was incredibly us. All of our guests commented on how everything in our design felt like a true representation of us and how no small detail was overlooked. Dara and her team are top of the top and I could not recommend them more!!
Alex P. Married on 04/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dream wedding day thanks to Dara & Team

We cannot say enough about how amazing Dara and her team were throughout our entire 1.5 year engagement and our our big day in Asbury Park, NJ. From our kick off call through the day of, Dara was there to help us every step of the way including answering many many questions, having regular check-ins with us, making sure we didn't forget any detail and making our vision come to life. We told Dara we were inspired by a mix of funky and classic Jersey Shore vibes, bright colors and making sure everyone had a great time and she delivered our vision 1000%. Thanks to the Castiglione Team, we could enjoy our big day and focus on getting married because we knew they had everything handled. 10/10 would recommend!
Adri Married on 04/01/2023
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Dream wedding

Our wedding was absolutely perfect because of Dara and the Castiglione team. They made the entire process essentially stress-free for my husband and me which was our top priority. I was amazed that we could explain the type of vibe we wanted and she knew exactly what to deliver. When we wanted something specific, like hanging flowers and disco balls, they made it happen. Her vendors are also outstanding. When I couldn't decide on little details or had doubts about the guest book, Dara offered suggestions and guidance that pulled the whole wedding together. They are kind, creative, organized, communicative, and seamless experts that you can trust. We couldn't be happier. Thank you SO much Castiglione events!!
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Cassie Barber
Cassie Barber
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Cassie has been with Castiglione Events as Dara's right hand since 2017. She proved herself capabale of becoming the team's event management leader and proposal planning leader and understands, aces and puts first the importance of detail and is able to handle any situation with zero sense of stress about her. Cassie is probably the first person you are hearing from when reaching out and is a scheduling afficianado.


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