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James Abel Events is a full-service boutique wedding planning and event design company based in New York, New York. With over 25 years producing bespoke events, they bring an unparalleled level of expertise to every wedding they design. What sets James Abel Events apart from the rest is his experience, industry knowledge, long-standing relationships, and creativity to handle every single aspect of event planning.

Known for his impeccable taste and exquisite style, owner James Abel works meticulously to incorporate your aesthetic into his vision. His calm demeanor, combined with his hospitable attitude make the planning journey enjoyable. James enjoys transforming spaces and has worked in unique destinations such as the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a historic barn in Texas, and the sandy beaches of Anguilla.

Services Offered
James Abel Events specializes in elegant and sophisticated weddings and special events worldwide. This one-stop shop offers planning packages for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners specifically designed to fit your needs and budget. Wedding services offered include the following:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full-service planning
  • Guest list management
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Vendor referral
  • Willingness to travel

Other services
James Abel Events has an in-house creative team in charge of florals, invitations, and design. Whether your wedding is an intimate affair or an elaborate celebration, James and his staff manage every step to the last detail. Additional services available include:

  • Florals
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Invitations
  • Lighting
  • Linens
  • Party favors

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Full Planning

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Double Weddings

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Bobby B. Married on 10/27/2023
5 out of 5 rating

James is amazing!

James and his team were on top of everything. He made the process extremely easy and helped get us everything we needed. He even managed to add details to the wedding that we didn’t even expect (just through talking with him he added special details to the ceremony and other events).
Betsy F. Married on 10/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

On top of every detail and a pleasure to work with!

James was easy to work with, responsive, resourceful, and creative. His attention to detail was impeccable. He actively guided us through planning of a rehearsal dinner with 50-people and welcome party that fit seamlessly into a beautiful wedding weekend. The outcome was a celebration that felt incredibly welcoming and intimate.
Carson G. Married on 10/14/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Spectacular, memorable, and true to us

A perfect wedding weekend! James quickly understood our priorities and taste, and then suggested elements that were perfect but which we'd never have thought of. He made it easy to enjoy the process, stay on track, and not worry. Flowers, decor and invitations are in his contract, which means more flexibility and more certainity around communications. His suggested vendors were top quality, and respectful of our budget and tone. We all want him to plan the rest of our lives!
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