Leila Ryan Events is a wedding planning company based in Newport, Rhode Island that services the Northeast and wherever else your celebration takes them. Their team offers an innovative and elegant perspective so that your wedding goes seamlessly.
Katie Ryan McLaughlin and Sarah Leila Dennen make up the team at Leila Ryan Events, having 24 years of experience combined in the events industry. Sarah and Katie have a unqiue mix of expeience both in opperations and plannning making them a dynamic duo planning team! Specializing in weddings their experince in the industry will ensure the success of your celebration!
Leila Ryan Events is dedicated to exceeding your expectations through their creative and passionate approach. They offer many different levels of planning packages that include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lindsay Cohen Keaney · Married on 06/28/2019
THE BEST in the business
Hands down the best thing we ever did was book the full year package with leila ryan events. The first time meeting with katie and sarah there was an instant connection, they were so easy to talk to and were genuinely so excited to hear about our wedding plans. I knew I loved them from the very start...and we booked them very short after ( THANK GOD!) Katie and Sarah are are truly the best in the business, (which every vendor we booked with often expressed when they would find out they were our planners.) LRE works so hard to make your wedding the best day of your life—Katie and sarah did that and MUCH more for us. There is simply not enough praise in the world that I could give them. I worked directly with katie and she became family by the end. She knew what I wanted sometimes more than myself and made everything come together so perfectly. If my mom or fiancé would ever ask me about a wedding decision, I would always say to them “IDK I need to talk to katie- she will know the answer”, which of course she always did. I could email or text katie whenever and she would always be so quick to answer ‘kand she made every decision and meeting SO MUCH FUN and also productive. Everyone in my bridal party expressed very openly how amazing both katie and sarah were. Most of my wedding party has been in multiple weddings and said how much of a better, stress free day this was compared to to the other weddings they have been in, this was all thanks to them. Katie and Sarah had every minute of the ‘day of’ down to a science and nothing was ever stressful. Katie handles every little detail, came to every vendor meeting, talked me off a ledge and calmed me down whenever I was feeling overwhelmed and made sure my wedding day was COMPLETELY stress free. During the first look the train of my wedding dress got a big mud print on it because the grass had been wet and someone stepped on my dress. This is something that would normally stress me out and upset me, especially on my wedding! Katie looked at me and said its already handled, dont worry about it. I trusted katie with everything and was not worried for a second after she said that, and I knew it would be handled. We finished our first look and by the time we got to the venue katie had called someone to meet at the venue to start getting the stain out. The saint who helped get the stain removed was renee, who helps out katie and sarah out. Renee completely got the mud off before I walked down the aisle and you could NOT even tell that anything had ever happened, the dress looked completely perfect. I could go on and on for days about how much I love both katie and sarah and how above and beyond they go in every situation. They both hold such a special place in my heart and I am so sad that this is all over because I miss talking with them everyday! I truly feel like I have gained life long friends in them both after this process! Leila Ryan Events are hands down the best wedding planners of all time! You wont find anyone more hard working, caring, and knowledgeable about all things weddings. BEST OF THE BEST! We love Leila Ryan Events!!!!Sent on 07/15/2019
Sankarsh Ramadas · Married on 07/05/2019
Thoroughly professional. Great response time on all correspondence!
I am writing this review as the groom. We enlisted the help of Sarah & Katie with LeilaRyanEvents about 10-11 months before our big day. I am in an interracial relationship (I am a south Indian and my wife is an east coast caucasian american.) My wife and I wanted both an Indian Wedding and an American Styled one. We ended up picking Castle Hill Inn for the american ceremony and the Newport Marriott for the indian one.Sent on 07/15/2019
When we first enlisted their help, we lived in the Midwest. So communication over phone/email/text with our vendors was of paramount importance. We primarily worked with Sarah and she was phenomenal on that front. She never let our nerves get to us. She always had our back and was working to save us money while still giving us the best experience that our heart could desire. Sarah had a ton of vendors she already worked with whom she recommended throughout the process and they all came through exceeding our expectations. Everything from the band, to the string quartet, to the catering staff for the indian wedding, to the donut vendors, etc.
I would highly recommend Sarah and her business partner Katie for any couple in the east coast area.
Key aspects about our wedding & lead up to it:
- 2 wedding ceremonies in the same weekend.
- 1 American ceremony & 1 Indian Ceremony.
- We did not physically live in the East coast at the time of planning so Sarah was of great help when it came to meeting vendors on our behalf.
- Keeping us on track with a timeline they created just for our special day came in handy.
- Payment reminders were handy when we had double the normal vendors as a 1 ceremony couple.
- Responsiveness of Sarah was great.
- Confirmation and clarification questions from vendors was handled by Sarah.
You will not regret picking Sarah & team for your wedding planning needs.
Carolyn Iyengar · Married on 07/05/2019
I am writing to you as the bride. My husband has also written a review due to the fact that we had a double ceremony (American and traditional South Indian Hindu wedding). Sarah and Katie are truly the most hardworking and trustworthy people.Sent on 07/17/2019
Planning a wedding in and of itself is a hard task, but due to the fact that both my husband and I were living out of state came with its unique challenges. We spent almost an entire year with these ladies and they not only made me feel comfortable, but they also made me feel heard. They wanted the best for me and that’s exactly what they provided!
Along with their amazing support they also provided a list of trusted vendors, which helped immensely when it came time to making decisions. Any questions that came up along the way, they were quick to respond with an answer and always kept me in the loop when it came to their own personal schedules.
I honestly do not think that I could have gotten a better team. To say that I am extremely happy with how everything turned out is an understatement. They helped us plan not one, but TWO wedding ceremonies and I am forever grateful for knowing them!