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Cathy’s Elegant Events, based in Catskill, New York, is an award-winning full-service wedding planning and design company dedicated to creating memorable weddings & events. All of our clients receive the same unparalleled service and incomparable attention to detail that makes us a leader in the industry. With an emphasis on listening and understanding each client’s needs, we develop exquisite concepts and bring them to fruition.

Through innovative ideas, creativity, and attention to detail, we ensure that each undertaking is seamlessly executed. Cathy is the founder and creative force of Cathy’s Elegant Events. With 12+ years of experience and a resourceful approach, she provides the utmost in service and industry expertise.

There are planners who are designers, and then there are planners who are masters of the plan.

We do not believe in ‘cookie-cutter’!

  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Double Weddings
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Katherine K. Married on 07/09/2022
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Cathy is Amazing!

Cathy planned our July 2022 wedding in the Hudson Valley and was an absolute dream to work with. With both my husband and I working busy jobs, we needed someone who could keep us on track and look after every detail. Cathy does exactly that. One of our vendors said it best: There are planners who are designers, and then there are planners who are masters of the plan. Cathy is the latter - she knows seemingly every vendor in the NY area, and they all know her and respect her. She sourced tons of quotes and options for us and thought of (and planned for) everything. We didn't have to worry about a THING. When things went wrong (e.g., suddenly our napkins weren't available in the fabric/color way we requested), Cathy would come to us with a solution in place before we ever had to worry about a problem. If you need someone who knows everyone and everything, who will make sure every i is dotted and t is crossed, Cathy is your person. We couldn't recommend her enough!
Tiffany H. Married on 05/20/2023
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Cathy is simply the best!

Just as Atlas holds the world on his shoulders at 30 Rock, so too did Cathy carry our wedding on our shoulders with grace, excitement, and professionalism. Cathy was by far the single biggest reason our wedding was an epic, heartfelt day to remember for us and our families and guests. Throughout the planning process and the wedding day, Cathy and her team put us and our needs first and did everything they could to make the day special for us.

Cathy was super organized and kept us on track with her “To do” list and “Agenda & Checklist” docs, which she modified based on feedback we gave during the planning process. Cathy took on virtually all of the vendor research, contracting, and payment tracking, which made our lives a lot easier. She also worked around our schedules when scheduling our check-in calls and calls with vendors.

During the weekend of the wedding, Cathy’s heroics made a huge impact. When our rehearsal dinner venue had issues with parking, Cathy drove over to speak with the venue management and sort it out, even though she was not originally planning to be at the rehearsal dinner! On our wedding day, Cathy and her team worked tirelessly and discreetly to solve issues that came up with our venue and shuttle vendor. We didn’t notice these issues at all and that is a big testament to Cathy and her team’s professionalism and poise under pressure.

Last but not least, Cathy was very kind, laid back, and brought a levity and humor to the wedding planning process that really cut down on the stress of it all. We feel like we became friends with Cathy and we’d highly recommend her to plan your wedding!
Clara M. Married on 11/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Hiring Cathy was the BEST decision we made for our special day!

I have nothing but kind things to say about Cathy and her team. Cathy stood by us through the pandemic, 2 canceled weddings and a complete location, country and theme swift. We went from Upstate New York to New York City, and eventually Tulum, Mexico where the wedding was finally celebrated. Cathy is a superhero and she truly goes above and beyond for her clients. Cathy has a waiting list of clients, but made us feel like we were her only priority which was such a nice feeling. Our special day was better than we could ever have imagined, thanks to Cathy. She is always five steps ahead, extremely organized and amazing under pressure. It didn't take long for Cathy to figure out our vision and priorities, which is why Cathy is so good at what she does. I could use a daily dose of Cathy to keep my life in order. We miss her.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

13 Endorsements
Bo Shim Bo Shim Wedding Photographers

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!

Adena Orchard & Vine Adena Orchard & Vine Barn & Farm Weddings

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.

Bennett Miller Entertainment Bennett Miller Entertainment Wedding Bands

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!


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