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Magnum Opus Events is a wedding-planning company operating out of North Arlington, New Jersey, also serving the New York City area. Owners Patrick Butler and Glenn Klein together have more than 30 years of experience in events and hospitality and specialize in providing full-service planning services. They work carefully with to-be-weds to craft unforgettable experiences that accurately reflect the couple’s one-of-a-kind love.

Services Offered

Magnum Opus Events has numerous customizable wedding packages available to accommodate various requirements and pricing preferences. Patrick and Glenn are able to assist with a range of wedding-related events, including rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. Their vast wedding-planning experience involves organizing civil, cultural, destination, eco-friendly, military, non-religious, religious, and other celebrations. Besides full and partial planning, these wedding planners offer services such as budget analysis, day-of coordination, event design, guest-list creation, timelines, vendor referrals, and more.

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Calvin W. Married on 07/01/2023
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Simply the Best!

I'm not sure our wedding would have turned out as perfect as it was without Patrick. He was organized, honest, and an absolute delight to work with. His knowledge of local vendors is extensive, and his ability to to understand our vision helped make our day unforgettable. There is no better planner out there. Everything on our big day ran smoothly, all thanks to Patrick.
Bryn T. Married on 03/04/2023
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A true partner in planning

My wedding was an actual dream come true, and it would not have been without Patrick and Magnum Opus. As a bride with a very specific and untraditional vision, but a hands-off family and bridal party, I fully leaned on Patrick to be my one & only partner in planning and he went above and beyond from Day 1.

Patrick fully understood the assignment, he embraced all my loose ideas & made them concrete and beautiful, and he advocated for us every step of the way. He offered useful advice where needed but was never overbearing and seemed to instinctually understand what felt “us”. We did not have the largest budget for an NYC wedding but he never made it seem like an issue and was able to guide us on how to spend and where to save. He’s also just genuinely fun and funny and cool.

I had almost no exact inspiration photos to share, just general ideas of the vibe I hoped to capture, and walking into the venue felt like walking right into the day I was imagining. Our wedding went off without one single hitch (or if there was one, he hid it expertly) and was an entirely stress-free, beautiful experience.

Magnum Opus was the best thing we invested in for our wedding. I have already recommended Patrick to every engaged person I know — I truly believe he’s among the best in NYC.
Mary K. Married on 10/14/2022
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Best decision I made for my wedding!!

Hiring Patrick Butler as my partial planner was by far the BEST decision I made for my wedding!! I was a little naive when I first started the wedding planning process. I didn't think I needed a planner or partial planner. My mom & I were both organized and liked planning so I saw no need. Thankfully my venue required the minimum of a "day of planner" which seemed to no longer exist post COVID. I started researching & interviewing planners. I knew within the first 3 minutes of talking with Patrick that he was the one. My mom and fiancé both said, "You can't put a price tag on the peace of mind knowing your day was going to be executed exactly how you wanted it". They were so right and Patrick is the only person you should consider to PERFECTLY execute your dream wedding... If I were to put a price tag on it, Patrick is worth at least 10x of what he charges. He is incredibly talented, organized, and his attention to detail is flawless. The planning process was so easy with no stress thanks to him. He helped navigate hiring vendors & the steps of planning a wedding. We had monthly check-ins which turned into weekly meetings after our 30 day walkthrough. 6 weeks out from the wedding he took control (which I thought would be difficult for two "type A" women like my mom and I but rest assured, Patrick had it covered). I cannot speak highly enough of Patrick Butler from Magnum Opus Events. From the pre-wedding planning, to everything he did in the weeks, days leading up to the wedding, and during the day of.. Patrick made everything stress free and flawless. If you want a perfect dream wedding, you need to hire Patrick Butler as your planner!
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