Hidden Host Events is a wedding planning company based in Newport, Rhode Island that is dedicated to taking over the planning process so that you can relax and enjoy 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 over a decade of experience in the event world. 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. Associate Coordinator Morgan specializes in organization and planning so that every couple can pull off the wedding of their dreams.
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 you a customized package. They specialize in day-of coordination but also provide a variety of packages and services that include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Natalie · Married on 09/02/2017
You cannot make a mistake by going to Amanda for your wedding. Everything about working with her, from her team to her contacts and overall industry knowledge, far exceeded our expectations. Amanda truly cares about her couples and it is easy to see she loves her work. Even if you are unsure that you need or want a planner, trust me and go to Amanda! My only regret is that we did not hire her sooner!
We originally tried to do everything ourselves but once we hit a snag with transportation we turned to Amanda and her team. We handed over terribly unorganized notes, and she somehow turned it into a fantastic plan that operated smoothly, and was cost effective!
Amanda’s organizational system through Google Docs is fantastic, allowing you to plan from anywhere, which was good for us as I was living 10 hours from the wedding site and home, and 8 from my fiancé for all of the planning process. Amanda even came to other vendor meetings and made sure everyone was on the same page. Never mind being phenomenal with my very anxious and overwhelmed mother!
Our wedding day went perfectly. Amanda and her assistants managed to make everything just happen, and I didn't have to think or worry about anything. They were happy, lively people, adding to the tone of the day. They even stayed all night and stopped by after with items we had left at the reception venue. I am actually a little sad now that the wedding is over, because I won’t be working with her anymore.
Maureen · Married on 08/18/2018
As the mother of the bride, I hired Hidden Hosts to help me with my daughter's outdoor tented wedding at our home. I had been advised to hire a wedding planner, so I can relax and enjoy the wedding day. We contracted Amanda to help with decorations, the day before celebrations and the wedding day. Everything went to plan - we had a great rehearsal and day before celebration with Amanda's help. Then the wedding......
What a day! The worst rain event of the summer with potentially catastrophic thunder and lightning deluged my daughter's outdoor tented wedding! So severe was the rain, it washed out the wedding site. With Amanda's calm directions, we postponed the wedding for 15 mins. and relocated the ceremony to inside the tent. Without her calm demeanor and her guidance, it would have been my worst nightmare! She reassured me and calmed me down and buoyed me up!
Amanda and her workers were soaked from running back and forth from the house to the tent - checking with the musicians, caterers, and guests. She made sure everyone was in place and ready to go. She orchestrated the entire ceremony - and it was perfect! She worked so hard, we truly couldn't have done it without her!
If you are going to hire a wedding planner - Amanda will be wonderful! We can't say enough good things about her!
Jeff · Married on 06/01/2018
Amanda surpassed all of our expectations of what a day of coordinator should be. She was the only day of coordinator that didn't have a limitation of how frequently we could speak to her before the month of the wedding. The day of our wedding the weather changed very last minute and we were going to need a rain contingency. She called a friend and asked him to build a trellis we could use inside of the venue as there were not viable options so last minute. She also had her assistant go to a local restaurant to get snacks for the wedding party before the ceremony as we were all hungry after taking pictures for hours, and she did a great job managing all of the vendors as well as all of the family in a smooth and calm manner. We always felt like she was on our side and in our corner when we had questions or needed help and we could not recommend her enough.
Amanda is wonderful at as planner. Highly recommend!