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NSE provides expert services for weddings, business events, non-profit fundraising events and special celebrations of all varieties. Our offerings include event planning, decor, floral design, linen rental, lighting and ceiling installation.
NSE primarily serves Northern Minnesota & Wisconsin - including Duluth, Cloquet, Two Harbors, Grand Rapids, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Superior, Ashland, Bayfield and surrounding areas. We will travel anywhere upon request.
In our experience, the key to a flawless, personalized wedding or special event lies in hiring true professionals and trusting them to do what they love.
Northland Special Events services include wedding and event planning, event design, event decor, event draping. NSE also provides floral design services through sister company, Superior Blooms and balloon design through The Duluth Balloon Company.
NSE believes LOVE is LOVE and proudly supports couples of all genders, race and ethnicity.
207 Reviews for Northland Special Events
Recommended by 98% of couples
16 User photos
Emily Langhorst · Married on 10/12/2019
THANK YOU! Mariah and her team were amazing!
When people ask me how my wedding was, one of the first things I say is that it was great, and it was great because we hired a fantastic day-of-coordination service. Seriously, we could not have done it without them. When we first got engaged, I wasn't sure we really needed a day-of-coordinator, but hiring one is now my #1 tip I give other brides.
From start to finish, I felt like Mariah just "got" us. I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted on a lot of details, but even without articulating it, Mariah and her staff were able to deliver something better than I imagined. Every detail was surprisingly beautiful.
She took away so much of my stress during those busy last couple of weeks. Everything I had anxiety about, she was able to quickly resolve with a easy, "no problem" attitude. She answered every question we had and gave us an incredible sense of confidence.
We ended up having unexpectedly bad weather. The beautiful outdoor ceremony we'd planned with fall colors ended up being cold and rainy with icy gusts and sleet. When we had to move the ceremony inside, Mariah handled EVERYTHING. Honestly, the venue wasn't being very flexible, but Mariah worked with them to come up with an amazing plan B. All I had to do was show up.
I'll also give a plug for Superior Blooms, the sister company for Northland Special Events. They were our florist, and my bouquet was simply gorgeous. I got compliment after compliment on it all night. Mariah really understood our vision for the wedding and the florals were a perfect complement.
There were so many little details that Mariah and her team thought of and provided that made our wedding special. I can't recommend them highly enough! Truly, hiring Northland Special Events was the single best wedding decision we made.Sent on 11/06/2019
Northland Special Events's reply:Oh sweet Emily, what a review to receive today - brought tears to my eyes!!! Thank you for being the most amazing client and for letting me do what I do best - make your wedding day perfect!
Whitney Palmisano · Married on 07/20/2019
Money well spent
I really don't even know where to begin. Northland Special Events was a godsend for our wedding. Right at the first phone call, I knew I would hire them. Lynda took my call and spent 20 minutes giving me venue ideas, etc. - at this point I hadn't paid them a thing and had received some of the best information I'd had . That's the kind of first impression that you never forget !Sent on 08/19/2019
Mariah got my vibe and what I was looking for even when I didn't know how to get my ideas across. If wedding planning isn't really your "thing" you'll never regret hiring them. I had very specific ideas about what I wanted, and no idea how to execute them as well as no patience for any of it. Mariah took this all off my plate, gave me ideas I'd never had, and made my vision come to life. That, coupled with the knowledge that my family and friends didn't have to be concerned with logistics the day of, made this the best money we spent for our wedding. Truly cannot recommend Northland Special Events enough.
Northland Special Events's reply:Whitney & Tony - You were an absolute DREAM to work with and planning your wedding was everything we could ever ask for. We can't wait to see more pics soon! Miss you!
Courtney Ellefson · Married on 05/25/2019
The Best in the area
Thank you so much Mariah, Ellen, Sydney and all the rest of the crew who had a hand in making our wedding the best day of our lives. From our first meeting to the last I never questioned your abilities and expertise. Everything you did was flawless. All the floral, centerpieces, coordinating our rehearsal and our wedding day was well worth the pricing. This was my favorite expense because it made us the most happy and RELAXED. Mariah is literally a fairy godmother who made all my dreams come true.Sent on 06/12/2019
Northland Special Events's reply:Oh sweet, Courtney! We are so grateful for your kind words. Working with people like you and Kent makes our job EASY! We can't wait to see more photos and we wish you ALL the best in your married life together! Keep in touch!
I've had the opportunity to see Mariah and the staff at Northland Special Events in action during many weddings at the Barn. They add a special and unique touch to each event - sometimes simple, sometimes elaborate, but always stunning. They are very professional and they go above and beyond for each and every couple.
I can't say enough about the team at Northland Special Events. Mariah, Tami, Yana and ALL of the rest of the staff are amazing to work with. I know that if they're involved with the wedding plans, it will be a beautiful event.
Here at Class Act, we have been around for 30 years and you learn which ones are on top of things and they do a nice job keeping their clients happy.