Hidden Host Events is an award winning wedding planning company based in Newport, Rhode Island that is dedicated to taking over the planning process so that you can relax and enjoy the months leading up to your wedding. They expertly execute your event while also implementing unique details to ensure that your vision comes to life.
Amanda Barker is the owner and creative director of Hidden Host Events who has 14 years of experience in the event world including weddings, corporate events, private events, and catering & event operations. She has worked as a wedding coordinator for a world class wedding venue in Newport, loving every creative aspect that goes into events and decor.
The team at Hidden Host Events aims to make the planning process as simple as possible, making sure to create personal connections with their clients so that they can build customized packages based on their specific event management needs. They provide a variety of packages and services that include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Elisabeth · Married on 12/31/2018
Hire Hidden Host!!
Amanda was the first event coordinator I spoke with and I remember at the end of our first phone conversation saying to her "I mean... I don't really need to think about this at all, I feel like we're really going to get along really well and I like you already so can I just say okay now and we'll get the contract going?". Trust your gut, she is incredible. I will be saying thank you to Amanda for years to come. Not only is she an amazing person, fun to be around and genuinely positive, she knows what she is doing when it comes to wedding planning. I asked for her advice and opinion often and trusted her with everything. She has this amazing app she developed that kept me so organized I was impressed by myself and need it for my life. You hear horror stories about seating charts, I had a blast using her app to create our seating chart. She was on top of EVERYTHING. The timeline she creates for your wedding day is so impressive there is no room for anything to go wrong and nothing did, the day was absolutely perfect. She was there for the rehearsal and many of our wedding party took the time to say "Wow, she's got this covered", yep... listen to Amanda and all will be fine. Same with the wedding day, many people mentioned how amazing she was for various reasons, her hard work did not go unnoticed by us or our family and friends. Amanda was SO attentive day of, making sure we had anything and everything we needed and even bustling my dress many times! I felt so confident passing off all of our decor and trusted her to make many day of decisions on how things looked, she knew what I was going for and she nailed it. Having a team like Amanda's that you trust to ensure your day is perfect takes so much of the stress away, I was truly able to enjoy every second of our wedding day and weekend. I felt confident in the team we had and they proved me right. The entire process would not have been as much fun for me without Amanda as part of it. I highly suggest you book Hidden Host Events for your wedding!Sent on 01/14/2019
Debra Felder · Married on 08/03/2019
Our Daughter's wedding
We can't recommend Amanda highly enough. She was very professional. She had every detail large and small down perfectly. On a personnel level she was warm, engaging and always available to answer our questions. It was reassuring on the day of the wedding to know that she had everything under control. Thank you Amanda!Sent on 08/08/2019
Katie · Married on 07/05/2019
The absolute best
If you are even remotely considering having a planner/day of coordinator, you absolutely need to talk to Amanda at Hidden Host Events. She was outstanding on so many levels, and took so much of the stress and questioning out of the process for my husband and I. Here's the deal- I've been to weddings, but it was a totally different ballgame to be planning one. You can't anticipate all of the questions and little details that will come up. Amanda and her team are absolute pros- it is so reassuring to have someone in your corner to either answer questions or help you find answers- someone who is so familiar with the industry and wedding scene in Rhode Island. We got married in Narragansett, but were planning from across the country. Amanda helped us all along the way, and when crunch time came in the final stages of planning, she was always there when we needed her. She is so organized- she has planning tools and spreadsheets to organize answers to questions you probably haven't thought of. A day-of coordinator is actually the first vendor we started our process with- and we conferenced with many different people to find the right person. I loved Amanda's down-to-earth approach, honesty, and realistic view of planning a wedding. Her pricing and options offer transparent flexibility in the level of help you need. There were many nice planners we spoke to that made us feel like if were weren't planning a $100,000+ wedding, we weren't their target audience. Amanda made it clear that she can plan any type of wedding as long as people are honest and realistic about expectations. Another selling point for Hidden Host was the trove of items they have in storage- I loved the idea of not buying a ton of things I would use once (and then have to ship across the country). In short, Amanda and Hidden Host will make your wedding more organized and awesome and she will take care of you so you actually get to enjoy your wedding!Sent on 07/31/2019
Amanda is wonderful at as planner. Highly recommend!