Cathy’s Elegant Events is a wedding and event planning business in Catskill, New York. Cathy spent several years after high school exploring the outdoors in 49 states and the British Isles. She has a degree in mathematics and statistics and more than seven years of experience in event planning. Cathy started her business in 2011 and specializes in weddings.
Wedding days are bound to have a couple mishaps and Cathy is prepared for the unexpected with her emergency kit worthy of Mary Poppins. She takes your vision seriously and works from the time of your consultation until your grand exit to meet all your needs. She offers partial planning, full-service planning and day-of coordination. Some of their services include creating diagrams, sketches, blueprints and mockups of your spaces, event design, to-do lists, vendor referrals, scheduling, budget creating and tracking and much more.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Katie Burrowes · Married on 08/03/2019
Katie & Michaels boho wedding
What can I say about Cathy, not only is she is an amazing wedding planner but she’s an even better person. Cathy helped us transform our vision into the best day of our lives.Sent on 08/19/2019
We contacted Cathy about 6 months prior to our wedding, I was doubtful we would be able to find a place for the summer of 2019 but Cathy said it was possible. She set up our venue tours not one but two. Drove us all over the Catskills and hudson NY. She listened to what we asked for and after a few fun tours we found the perfect venue.
I will be the first to admit we have high expectations and defiantly threw some weird stuff at Cathy. My husband wanted a field day as part of the wedding weekend and arcade games and space ice cream at the wedding...Cathy was on board for it all, she never made us feel crazy for any odd requests or changes during the planning process. Cathy is organized, experienced, and when we felt any stress, which was rare she assured us we were in a good place. We planned a wedding from scratch in 4 months. Cathy provided us with many great options and all the vendors we met were professional and well oiled machines. She made the vendor process seamless. There is so much that goes on behind the scenes and Cathy with full transparency walked us through it all.
Now for our wedding day. Which for Cathy started Wednesday, organizing delivery’s with our florist and rental companies to name a few. All while working with us daily finalizing last minute items among a million other little things you wouldn’t even know to think of. Cathy and her team were on top of it all, and on the day of I felt so relaxed and happy despite the pending thunder storm headed our way.
As you can guess the storm came earlier than the radar anticipated but Cathy had I all taken care of, we discussed our rain plans(more than 1) earlier. One thing that needs to be said about Cathy, she could have easily gone to rain plan from the beginning of the day but she did everything in her power to deliver our dream wedding. She didn’t take the easy way out and never did throughout the entire process. Cathy exceeded our expectations in the end delivered our dream wedding. The rain made it that much more intimate and felt like it was how it should have been all along. Cathy is a rock star and if you get the opportunity to work with her, you are the lucky ones!
Jessie · Married on 04/27/2019
So much more than a wedding planner..
When I got engaged, I was so surprised, I didn't even know where to start! I was so overwhelmed with planning the event that I didn't even enjoy my engagement! Enter Cathy. From the moment I reached out to her, I knew that I was in good hands. She took the time to listen to my needs and understand what I didn't want, which was a lot more important to acknowledge/understand vs what I did want. She started out as our venue consultant, taking all the leg work out of the exhausting process. She always had a vision, as well as incredible experience at many of these places, so her feedback was invaluable to us. By the time we picked a place, we knew that our wedding day wouldn't be complete without her.Sent on 09/04/2019
After a short 6 month engagement, we pulled off an incredible wedding, which would not be possible without Cathy. She was there for me every step of the way, both as a planner and a friend. She listened to our ideas, helped us to stay on track, and truly made my vision of my big day a reality. On the day of, I didn't have to worry about a thing, which allowed me to be truly present and enjoy every moment. That was probably the best gift of all!
I highly recommend Cathy for any wedding need. She is knowledgeable, incredibly responsive, and very well connected. She did an amazing job of providing referrals and securing vendors, many she has worked with in the past. Additionally, she is a reliable, understanding, and a kind person. She went above and beyond because she really cares. I'm so happy with the decision to hire her and that she is forever a part of this wonderful experience.
Sue · Married on 12/07/2018
Cathy was our "life line" throughout the entire planing process including the wedding day and post wedding wrap up. My daughter and her fiancee lives on the west coast, my husband and I in DC and the wedding was in Rhinebeck. She was so organized from providing valuable information about vendors, to generating list of what needed to be rented for the farm venue to negotiated prices. Her attention to detail is phenomenal - nothing escapes her.. Because of her professional and support, we were able to thoroughly enjoy the wedding day without any distractions. I highly recommend working with Cathy for a wonderful wedding experience.Sent on 10/01/2016
Cathys Elegant Events's reply:Thank you Sue! It was my pleasure!
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It's always a pleasure to work with Cathy and her team! They are professional and so easy to work with. She does a great job in coordinating and bringing your vision to life!
Cathy's Elegant Events thinks of everything. EVERYTHING. Cathy is one of the most organized and professional people in the wedding industry and is always happy to help make connections and introductions. Her follow through is unparalleled and she can make even the most complicated and daunting logistics seem like a piece of cake! We highly recommend Cathy's Elegant Events.
Cathy's Elegant Events does a such great job of coordinating and curating beautiful events! It's always a pleasure to work with Cathy and her team. Her knowledge, professionalism, and positive attitude make for a winning combination!