O’Neil Events is a wedding planner based in Washington, DC. They specialize in making wedding dreams come true with their invaluable expertise. They aim to take the stress out of wedding planning, whether by full-service coordination or just a little support from an industry professional.
Owner Colleen O’Neil has a decade-long background in wedding planning. She has carefully crafted a team of skilled wedding and event coordinators in order to provide the highest quality service. Booking with O’Neil Events begins with a consultation call where couples can discuss their needs and the packages available with the team. The company will then appoint a planner to the wedding based on the couple’s vision. Colleen and her team can cover every detail of the event, from the guest list to the execution of the day’s events.
46 Reviews for O'Neil Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Tiffany · Married on 09/28/2019
Extremely responsive, professional, detail-oriented, organized
I was looking for a month-of/day-of coordinator and randomly found O'Neil events by looking at Wedding Wire reviews. I was planning my wedding in DC from LA so I knew that I needed someone local who could help me tie up all the loose ends and execute on the day of. I initially communicated with the owner, Colleen, who was very professional and well-organized. I was bummed at first when she told me that she would be assigning me to one of her staff (because Colleen was so accommodating and I had become attached to her), but I landed the jackpot with Ariel. Even though their scope of work is typically starting 4-6 weeks out from the wedding, Colleen arranged for Ariel and I to "meet" by phone about 8 weeks ahead of time to accommodate the time difference and my busy schedule. Ariel was completely responsive to my needs, adapting her management style to what I needed, and immediately began to have weekly calls with me at that point up to the wedding. I am the type of person who initially did not think that I needed a month-of planner because I felt I already had everything done, but 1) it was nice to have someone objective to talk to about the wedding who actually cared or at least acted excited about ALL the details, and got me excited for my own wedding (I was getting overwhelmed at that point, admittedly), 2) ask all the mundane/etiquette questions that I needed to talk through and get experience-based recommendations, and 3) work with someone who took time to get to know me before the wedding and was experienced enough to make day-of decisions based on my vision which allowed me to relax and enjoy the day-of. Ariel completely put me at ease, and she had everything under control for the weekend of. I was also impressed with her ability to manage our large wedding party (10 bridesmaids + 10 grooms + 2 flower girls, 1 ringbearer + parents) during the rehearsal and the wedding. We started to run a little behind schedule during the reception, and she managed the situation in a way that I didn't even notice. Whether you are more of a Type A person like myself or easy going, Ariel is extremely easy to work with and can adapt to your needs. I loved working with her and would highly recommend her!Sent on 10/13/2019
O'Neil Events's reply:Tiffany,
Stacey H. · Married on 12/15/2018
Ariel is The Best
I could not be more excited to share our incredible experience with O'Neil Events and Ariel in particular. From the outset, Ariel put us completely at ease of all the details (big and small) about our wedding day. She was calm, cool, and collected at every turn, was always thinking ahead, and had a plan for everything. Our family and friends are also still raving about what a gem she was every step of the way!Sent on 02/13/2019
We had a few surprise factors on the day of: complete downpour, two flash mobs, a guest who wanted to propose, I fell out of the chair during the hora...the list goes on. Ariel was right there when we needed her and took care of everything. She made sure everyone was where they needed to be, on time, and made all the moving parts look seamless. Ariel, you made it all look easy and we can't thank you enough! You are a true gem!
O'Neil Events's reply:Stacey,
Bill · Married on 09/09/2018
Ms. Kahan was great! Very professional, we ran out of alcohol and she knew just what to do. She kept things organized and moving along.Sent on 09/11/2018
Very Professional and Highly Recommended.
You are in good hands with Colleen! She is always professional, organized and pleasant! We love having her and her team at the Museum!
Colleen and her team are wonderful to work with. Her tireless work is amazing and she brings all her creativity and passion to any project. Do not hesitate to hire her for your next wedding or social event. She's a peach!