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James Abel Events

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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.

Experience
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer an hourly rate?

No

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Event Design
Full Planning
Guest List Creation
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

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

How many planners are on your team?

3+

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    Joe C. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Highly recommend

    We would recommend James to anyone. He has significant experience and relationships with vendors, and does his own floral work. Even though he ultimately would defer to us on decisions about venues, decor, logistics, etc., his input in helping us make decisions was invaluable. He's also incredibly responsive.

    During our rehearsal dinner and on wedding day he seemingly was everywhere, and knew everything that was going on, while somehow also remaining in the background. (I'm pretty sure that's what a good wedding planner is supposed to do). And if you work with him you will find that he's very fun to work with and becomes personally invested in you having the best wedding day. A+
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    Jenna C. Married on 10/02/2021
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    James and his team made our dream wedding a reality and then some. From the thematic designs of the rehearsal dinner and the wedding (ceremony, cocktails and dinner reception) to every detail with the decor, florals, lighting, cuisine selections and even invitation design and printing - there was nothing short of perfection. James brought the most amazing photographers and videographers to document our weekend. It was beyond easy and effortless to put our trust in James from the beginning and even with an initial COVID delay and out of town location, it never wavered. We can’t recommend more!
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    Chris S. Married on 09/25/2021
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    James Able delivers the perfect wedding!!!

    James is a dream wedding planner! His professionalism, creativity, enthusiasm, and "make it work" mentality truly make him an invaluable asset to any event or wedding. He delivered two of the most beautiful, personal, and unforgettable ceremonies and parties imaginable. We couldn't be more thrilled with our choice to use him to plan our wedding and reception.

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

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