Classic Occasions by Caitlin is a full-service event company run by Caitlin McGrew and started in 2014 to serve the Maryland and Nothern Virginia areas. Since graduating with her Hospitality and Business Degree from Virgnia Tech, Caitlin immediately continued her work in the event planning industry. Her experience has included planning weddings and events at a historic hotel and a country club, coordinating wine and beer festivals, consulting with a non-profit organization, and corporate event planning for a high-end steakhouse.
Caitlin has always been extremely passionate about planning events, and her creativity and attention to detail ensures that the event planning process will be effortless and enjoyable for her clients. She loves truly getting to know her clients, so by the day of the big event, there is no detail left to chance. Over the years, Caitlin has developed relationships with vendors from all over the industry, and has the perfect knack for matching clients with the perfect vendors.
There is no event (or budget) too small or too large, and Caitlin is happy to work with you to make sure that every event is exactly how you envision it to be and within your planned budget.
Caitlin's customer service and industry knowledge is unmatched, and she can't wait to meet with you!
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Julia · Married on 05/04/2018
We were led to Caitlin after the planner we originally hired had a career change. While this was an unexpected and somewhat stressful event, it worked out so well because Caitlin took such good care of us! She served as our "day of" coordinator, and met with us several times before the big day to make sure we were all on the same page. I fully admit that I am a type A person who likes to be in control, and Caitlin totally got that. She did a great job of balancing my need to plan everything and be in the loop, but also taking ideas and running with them to make them even better. She coordinated with all of our vendors in advance and on the day of the wedding. She and her assistant set up all of our decorations, greeted our vendors, coordinated our guests, kept the evening on schedule, and so much more. Her warm and calm personality really made me relax on what could have been a very stressful day!Sent on 06/03/2018
User7967280 · 1+ year ago
We hired Caitlin for our 'day of' wedding coordination. Simply put, she was excellent - capable, confident, and calming! A perfect 'insurance plan' to ensure that we enjoyed the wedding.Sent on 11/13/2017
We had a pretty challenging wedding to execute with a lot of vendors and moving pieces - it had been stressing us out for quite some time, but when the day before the wedding came and we handed everything off to Caitlin, we felt at ease. She understood everything that had to be done and had a confidence about her that put us at ease.
It's not easy to hand your 'baby' off to someone else, and after all the sweat and tears that went into planning our wedding, we would have been nervous to trust just about anyone else with it. Caitlin gave us all the reason in the world to trust her, and we're glad she did - she did a fantastic job.
Hire her with confidence! We'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Kailee · Married on 10/14/2017
Hiring Caitlin as our Wedding Planner was one of the best decisions we made for our Wedding!! Let me start with the year in advanced for planning our wedding! She was always an email or phone call away answering my hundreds of questions by directing me back to what I wanted but helping me feel confident in my decision with her expertise! She truly helped calm so many nerves with the whole planning process! Then to be able to hand off all of my decorations (and the worries and stress that those things carry lol) days before my wedding and not need to worry about a single thing the day of was beyond amazing! The day of the wedding she surpassed every expectation that I had for how great a wedding planner could be! She set up and coordinated everything for the day of so myself nor any family or friends had to do a single thing. And then the cherry on top was how she made every small detail flow with such ease and care! She was somehow everywhere at all times throughout the day making sure every small detail played out according to my vision! To be able to have the faith and confidence that your wedding planner knows your vision and will deliver and then surpasses your expectations is the best feeling ever on your wedding day!! She truly helped our wedding be the best day of our life!Sent on 11/11/2017
My husband and I have worked with Caitlin both professionally and personally. After getting the chance to work with her on a wedding last year I referred a college friend and my sister-in-law to her business. My sister-in-law's wedding was during an epic blizzard (#snowzilla #blizzard2016) and Caitlin was her savior. She and her assistant spent the night before and the night of the wedding at the hotel we were staying in to make sure they would be there for the wedding. They fulfilled every assignment with a smile and went above and beyond in every way. If that's not professionalism to the max I don't know what is. We passionately endorse Classic Occasions by Caitlin!