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Cole Drake Events is a wedding planning company located in Napa, California, that services the entire wine country region. The WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award-winning company specializes in luxury destination weddings. Cole Drake Events’ team of professional planners have a combined 24 years of event and wedding planning experience. They will use their creativity and determination to assist you in creating a seamless wedding day that you and your guests will always remember.

Services Offered
Cole Drake Events is a full-service company that tailors their events to fit the unique needs of the couples they work with. They offer the following wedding planning services:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Civil
  • Cultural
  • Destination
  • Eco-friendly
  • Elopement
  • Military
  • Non-religious
  • Religious
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$15,000

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$15,000

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$15,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What is the hourly rate?

$250

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Double Weddings
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

4
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Reviews of Cole Drake Events

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Melissa M. Sent on 10/25/2023
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Top notch in every way! Took all the stress out of wedding planning!

Can’t say enough great things about Cole Drake events and Stephanie! I watched my sister transform from anxious and stressed about planning her wedding to completely calm “Bride-chilla” once Cole Drake came into the picture. Stephanie’s professionalism, work ethic and communication skills made it so easy to just relax and enjoy the process and most importantly, the wedding day! She orchestrated the most beautiful and flawless day that went off without a hitch. She worked hand in hand with vendors to make sure every detail was in place, and gave recommendations where needed.
As a wedding photographer myself, I’ve been to many, many weddings and wish they could all run as smoothly and stress free as this one. As the matron of honor, I’ll be forever grateful that my baby sister got to have the wedding of her dreams and actually enjoy every part of it, because she knew Stephanie had it handled. That is priceless! Thank you, thank you!
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Andrew M. Sent on 06/06/2019
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The absolute best - highly recommend

Stephanie Cole from ColeDrake events was our wedding planner for our May 2019 wedding in Napa, CA and we recommend her with the highest regard. Stephanie is a true subject matter expert in wine country wedding planning. Working with her for over one year, Stephanie exhibited the following qualities that truly make her the best:

Personable - Stephanie’s gregarious personality is contagious. She loves what she does and that made working with her all the more enjoyable. You will spend a lot of time with your wedding planner. Whether it’s corresponding over hundreds of emails or discussing details over hour long calls. With Stephanie’s can-do energetic attitude I don’t know how you can’t not love her.

Meticulous - As to be expected, Stephanie pays attention to every detail. On your big day, her goal is for you to be stress free and that was truly the case with Stephanie. As my own mother said to me (who is extremely hard to please), “your wedding planner is incredible, she is always where she needs to be exactly when she needs to be there.” In addition, With her deep experience comes an intimate knowledge of every possible outcome and how to plan for it. Stephanie’s attention to detail and ability to plan for any mishap (i.e. rain) was incredible. Two thirds of our wedding was planned to be outdoors. When our wedding week rolled around, heavy rain was in the forecast for our big day. Within 5 days Stephanie put together an entire plan B that was executed without mishap. Our guests were none the wiser that the entire flow and the location of our wedding had changed 5 days before they arrived.

Connected - Napa is a luxury destination wedding location filled with vendors that are difficult to navigate. As someone that lives and plans weddings in the Napa region, Stephanie is connected to the best of the best of wedding vendors. From florists to photographers Stephanie will ensure that you have an ample selection of the most talented people to bring your big day to life (within your budget).

Honesty - We think one of the best qualities of Stephanie is her honesty. She will give you her true opinion and tell you what you need to hear, even when you don’t want to hear it. From telling you that those farm tables you want won’t add much and are not in budget, to delivering the tough news that we need to plan for rain, Stephanie ensures that her honesty is delivered with your best interest in mind. She really cares about her couples and this honesty is sometimes the thing you need the most.

If you are planning a wedding or event in Wine Country (Napa/Sonoma), then we could not recommend more that you use Stephnie or ColeDrake events for your special day.
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Madison Sent on 01/12/2019
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Great Communication and Direction

We loved working with Cole Drake Events! They were very helpful and organized, making the wedding run seamlessly from start to finish!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Solage Calistoga Solage Calistoga Hotel Weddings

One of the best of the best! Cole Drake Events will take care of you from start to finish and make sure to bring your perfect wedding day vision to life. Professional, timely, creative, experiences, and having relationships with everyone you need to build your perfect wedding team, Cole Drake will ensure you are always in the best of hands!

Edge Fog films Edge Fog films Wedding Videographers

You cannot go wrong with Cole Drake Events. There's seemingly nothing under the sun that this crew cannot handle. They're one of the best in the business. Bottom line.

Perfect Day Events Perfect Day Events Wedding DJs

I would like to offer our highest recommendation to the Cole Drake Events team. Its simple, they employee the best staff and the results speak for themselves. Every wedding we work with Cole Drake is a huge success. They make Happy Brides and Grooms.. DJ Noel Plumb

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