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Lia Adams Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. We plan and create fabulous weddings for couples looking for an unforgettable experience and distinctive, customized service that will fit your needs, budget, vision, and style.

Based, born, and raised in Santa Cruz, Lia knows all the great venues and off-the-beaten-path spots to host any events leading up to and including your ceremony and reception. From lavish Carmel Valley events to rustic barn-chic celebrations in Santa Cruz, she will plan the dream wedding you have always wanted.

With over 10 years of experience in wedding and event planning and an additional 15 years in hospitality management, Lia is passionate about creating sensational events making sure your planning experience is fun, friendly, and stress-free.

She believes your wedding should go beyond the dazzling Instagram photos, working hard to create thoughtful and memorable experiences that you and your guests will savor and speak about for years to come.

Lia’s network of vendors and event professionals, as well as her own enthusiastic hospitality crew, allows couples and hosts to choose from countless unique food and beverage options. She also specializes in private estate and off-site events to ensure your wedding or event is as unique as you and your guests.

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Kate F. Married on 08/04/2023
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You Won't Regret Hiring Lia Adams Events!

My husband and I worked with Lia over the past year to plan our wedding. We are so thankful that we had Lia to guide us through the crazy process that is wedding planning. She was down-to-earth, honest, thorough, and made amazing vendor recommendations. She was able to help us answer the myriad of questions that came up as we planned our event, and we both felt like we were able to trust her and her judgment throughout the entire process. I can't stress enough how much you will appreciate that in a planner as you navigate the planning process. She listened to our vision, pivoted easily when things changed here and there with our budget, and did a great job of ensuring we understood the timeline for planning and to-dos.

Because of Lia, our wedding flowed effortlessly from start to finish. I felt like once the ceremony began, we didn't think once about anything planning related the rest of the evening. I am still looking back and smiling about our day, grateful that we got to spend quality time with our loved ones. When considering all of the factors that go in to hosting a wedding, I prepared myself that there would probably be a few things here or there that come up. But honestly, it all felt magical and will always be one of the best days of our lives. I highly recommend Lia Adams Events for any event that you're planning.
Andrea S. Married on 07/08/2023
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Wonderful Wedding Coordinator!

Lia was the kind, knowledgeable, and professional force that made our wedding day come together beautifully and seamlessly. She worked with us from the very early planning stages, keeping us on track and serving as an invaluable resource throughout the entire process. My husband and I had virtually zero event planning experience going into this, and Lia was able to provide us with excellent support in putting together our rental order and our drink shopping list (we would have had NO idea how much of everything to order otherwise!) and gave us great vendor recommendations that were professional and trustworthy yet also reasonably priced. She even helped us plan our drink purchases for our welcome dinner event. She also offered an additional support team package that helped provide bartending and set-up/clean-up services throughout the day of the wedding, which was extremely helpful and convenient. Lia was also very responsive to our questions throughout the process and our check-in meetings were always instructive and grounding. It's said that something always goes wrong at weddings, but Lia somehow managed to shield us from that rule. We, and all our guests, were simply blown away by how smoothly everything went. I spent 0% of my wedding solving last-minute problems, which allowed me to spend my time fully with the people I love. We just can't thank Lia enough for her work, and recommend her wholeheartedly!
Nick A. Married on 06/18/2023
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Lia is the perfect wedding coordinator!

We looked far and wide for the right wedding coordinator, and I can say without a doubt that Lia is everything we could have possible hoped for in one.
She worked with us leading up to the wedding, offering her time, patience, and expertise in the wedding business. On the weekend of the wedding, she effortlessly executed on our vision and took care of every detail. The wedding day was perfect, from start to finish.

Her prices are also very reasonable, especially considering the level of service offered. She's been in the business for many years, and her deep connections to other local vendors made our life even easier.

I would wholeheartedly recommend her to help with your wedding - would work with her again in a heartbeat! Thanks so much Lia!
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Lia Adams
Lia Adams
Event Planner/Owner

From her early beginnings serving in and managing restaurants, to planning and running exceptional weddings and events, hospitality is in Lia’s DNA.

Lia began her career in weddings in 2006 working with Coastside Couture living and breathing all things wedding planning. From there, Lia combined her love of food and event planning taking the lead as Events Manager for Feast For a King Catering.

Having enjoyed her time private cheffing and catering, Lia wanted to take her expertise out of the kitchen and focus on her passion for producing events from start to finish. In 2017 she started Lia Adams Events and her business and capability have continued to grow ever since.

When she’s not orchestrating memorable events for her clients, she loves cooking dinner at home with her beau Adam, adventures with her pup Joey, and visiting her beloved nephew Kaleb in San Diego.


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