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About

On WeddingWire since 2009

Napa Valley Custom Events is a wedding planning company based in Napa Valley, CA, the heart of Northern California’s wine country. Owner Sharon Burns is a WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award-winning wedding planner with over 20 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. Sharon’s passion is in planning weddings, and with over 100 customized weddings under her belt, she will assist you in creating a memorable and seamless day for you and your guests.

Services Offered

Napa Valley Custom Events is a full-service boutique wedding planning company that provides the following services:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Budget analysis
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Partial planning
  • Referrals
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Civil
  • Cultural
  • Destination
  • Double weddings
  • Eco-friendly
  • Military
  • Non-religious
  • Religious
  • Woman-owned

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?

Day-of Coordination
Full Planning
Partial Planning

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?

2
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Talia A. Sent on 03/16/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The Most WONDERFUL Wedding Planner

I cannot put into words how amazing Sharon was throughout our entire wedding planning process. As an initial 2020 bride, Sharon helped us through seamlessly as we had to postpone and reschedule our wedding. From rebooking vendors, booking new vendors, and all the logistical nightmares that COVID brought, Sharon made it an absolute breeze. It is clear that Sharon is so well respected in the wedding planning community - her connections are unparalleled and make for a wonderful wedding. Sharon is top notch - her kindness, understanding, advice, willingness to just listen and talk are unmatched. She doesn't only make the wedding planning process smooth and seamless, but she does everything she can to make your wedding day calm and stress free - I did not have to worry about one thing, make one decision, address one issue - Sharon had it all covered. You will not be disappointed if you hire Sharon and NVCE. She is unmatched and a truly wonderful person to work with. Our dream wedding would not have been what it was without Sharon's expertise.
Sara
Sara Sent on 03/14/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Seamless Support from Start to Finish

We were very fortunate to have had a wedding planning guardian angel that supported and guided us throughout our journey to 'I Do', and her name was Sharon!

From the beginning of our working together, Sharon was helpful with ideas, respectful of our budget and thorough in her communications. Our engagement was not long (just 6 months), and our jobs did not allow a lot of time for taking on the planning process ourselves, so we were looking for a moderate level of logistical support and creativity. We spoke to several planners in the area, and Sharon stood out immediately because of experience level, clear communication style and professional enthusiasm aka we knew she'd be fun to work with, but she'd also get things done! Plus, she respected our budget, and worked with us to find a proposal that was fair for both parties, so we knew we were in good hands with someone we felt we could trust.

Sharon's years of experience means she has built an incredible network of vendor relationships, so she was able to quickly connect us with her network - particularly our florist Julie Stevens (who we also recommend!). If we found a vendor on our own, Sharon was fair in reviewing them and giving an unbiased assessment.

Sharon is also talented creatively, and helped us come up with several guest experience perks that made the day special without having to break the bank.

However, where Sharon really excels is communications (and patience!). She is incredibly thorough, so she kept us on track. She also navigated constant questions from our family, even taking extra calls with parents to help ensure everyone felt comfortable with the plan. She also worked tirelessly as an advocate for us with our venue regarding gift bag logistics, wedding block needs and overall set up details. Without her, we don't know how we could have tackled it all.

Needless to day, the day was a success, and our wedding was a dream come true for us. It was seamless, and everything went smoothly like a well-oiled machine. All of that credit goes to Sharon. She made it possible for us to focus on the moment, ourselves and our guests while she made the magic happen - truly like a guardian angel. Plus, the cherry on top of the sundae was our other vendors telling us after what a tremendous job she did to keep them coordinated (and family members of ours also in the event coordination business sharing how mind blown they were by her service/professionalism).

We can't speak highly enough of Sharon, and can't thank her enough for the tremendous job she did making our wedding the best day of our lives!

Note: It should be noted that our wedding was at the Silverado Resort & Spa. Sharon would be an excellent planner regardless of venue, but if you have booked that venue/or are considering it, Sharon is a expert at navigating the Silverado! She has both worked there previously, and done tons of weddings there afterward, making her the absolute go-to for the venue. She knows it like the back of her hand, and it made all of the difference when it came to the final touches regarding day of logistics!
Rachel
Rachel M. Sent on 11/17/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!

Sharon was amazing and I am so glad I hired her! We had our wedding at the Hills Private Estate, a venue where only Sharon has exclusive access. The venue was amazing and Sharon had every detail nailed down to a T. We had some unexpected surprised come up, but Sharon was right on top of it and quick to think on her feet and keep our day moving. She was truly amazing and very communicative throughout the entire planning process, as well, and was always happy to take my phone calls to talk through whatever new detail I wanted to discuss. We truly bonded with Sharon throughout the entire process and threw her plenty of curve balls (aka. a bounce house), and she did an amazing job at working around the clock to make our vision come true and capturing our day perfectly. She is fun, funny, smart, patient, and incredibly kind, and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. Thank you for everything, Sharon!!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Fleurs de France Fleurs de France Wedding Florists

I have know & worked with Sharon for years and it is always a great pleasure to work with her! Her attention to detail, experience, knowledge and calm demeanor will ensure your wedding or event is flawless.

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