Marissa Mortimer is one of the most sought after Event Planners in the New York Metropolitan Area. Marissa realized her calling to plan Special Events back in the early 90s when she sang for Wedding Ceremonies. At 34, she is known for her commitment to surpass her clients' expectations and for creating both intimate weddings and extravagant upscale affairs for a long list of clients, including many of Staten Island's elite. Her specialties “Wedding Planning and “Day of Coordination” have boasted 100% satisfaction in over 300 planned events.
Marissa was named one of the ‘Top Ten Entrepreneurs Under 35’ in the New York metro area by Industry magazine in 2005. Another achievement was being selected to teach her craft at the prestigious Wagner College to hopeful Wedding Planners who would like to become Certified Wedding Planners. She credits her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology for her calming demeanor and good judge of character. Marissa also received rave reviews for her article “10 Great Places for your Lavish Occasion” boasting some of the best facilities in the NY/NJ Metro area while inspiring several couple’s to choose these facilities for their weddings. Marissa has been featured on NJ12, NY1 and is quoted often in the Staten Island Advance and New York Post for her expertise in planning, design and etiquette. She currently teaches three college level courses: Certified Wedding and Event Planning, Preston Bailey’s Signature Wedding and Event Design and Professional Event Coordination.
In between Events, Marissa enjoys her book club, playing cards, swimming and spending time with her family. She gains inspiration from travel, fashion, theatre and her friends and family.
“When I was young my grandfather told me that no matter what, you should ‘aim high’ in all that you do… and you would always be successful. Also to ask yourself two questions: ‘what do you truly love to do and what would you do for free’. You will know that you have made the right choice. That was the best advice I ever received and from the best person I ever knew… and it has brought me great happiness and much success”. Marissa Mortimer
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Victoria P. · Married on 10/13/2019
The Perfect Wedding
Marisa and her team were professional and highly equipped from the moment we met them! We hired her two weeks before the wedding but wished we had them even sooner. I felt at such ease the day of the wedding thanks to her amazing team. I could not have imagined the wedding being the perfect day it was without them!Sent on 12/22/2019
Danielle · Married on 07/27/2019
There are truly no words to describe our experience with Marissa and her team. From the moment we met Marissa, we instantly knew we had to hire her! Marissa is incredibly patient, personable and beyond knowledgeable about planning and coordinating a wedding.Sent on 08/20/2019
Marissa went above and beyond from attending our rehearsal luncheon, to responding to all emails, calls and texts leading up to our wedding day.
Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. From the morning all the way though the evening, we felt beyond supportive by Marissa and her team. They did an incredible job making sure we were on schedule and did not feel one ounce of stress or worry that day. We are so beyond grateful to have had the opportunity to work Marissa and her team and would recommend her in a heartbeat. We truly feel Marissa and her team are as good as it gets! We couldn't imagine my day being more perfect and truly cannot say enough!!! Thank you Marissa for playing a key role in making this the best day of our lives!
Danielle and Alan
Erica M. · Married on 06/29/2019
Marissa and her staff are so professional and sweet! She really helped make my wedding day perfect and stress free.Sent on 12/30/2019
Marissa Morimer understands weddings! She knows how to make the most appropriate referrals, she listens to her clients, and she has the kind of folllow-through you'd expect from a first-class professional. She is the kind of wedding planner who will become your friend!