VanBee & Co. is a boutique, wedding and event planning and promotional company based in Saranac Lake, New York. The company is owned by Nicole Brownell and Katy Van Anden who specialize in planning and producing local and destination weddings, corporate events, promotional events, private parties, and galas. They use their expertise, creativity, and keen attention to detail to provide a truly memorable occasion for each couple.
VanBee & Co. provides three event planners who can assist couples and clients in creating a truly individual wedding event. They cover ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for different wedding types such as civil, destination, cultural, military, religious, non-religious, double, and eco-friendly. VanBee & Co.'s event planning services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Caeli Vilandre · Married on 09/21/2019
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
Planning a wedding from 5+ hours away can be very challenging, especially when the venue is a family home and doesn't have your typical wedding infrastructure in place. Katy and her team made the process SO MUCH EASIER! Katy is super organized, very detail-oriented and her passion absolutely shines through in all the work she does. She is very professional but has such a kind, friendly demeanor that she felt more like a friend than a wedding planner!Sent on 09/30/2019
I have nothing but amazing things to say about Katy's team that was on site as well. Colette and Eileen made our vision come together so perfectly. Every single one of our guests raved about how no detail was missed and how absolutely perfect our wedding was, a few mentioning it was the best wedding they've ever been to! Colette and Eileen were very attentive throughout the night (Colette even saved my dress from a blunder with an appetizer going flying!) but not overbearing.
I cannot recommend this team enough. They were an absolute pleasure to work with and I can honestly say I will miss being in communication with them as I thoroughly enjoyed their company!
Glynis Jones · Married on 08/24/2019
Katy and her team are AMAZING!!
Katy was fabulous to work with, from the earliest stages of finding a venue and booking DJs, she was there with advice at every step of the way. She kept me on my timeline, and helped take away stress with her experience working with vendors in the area.Sent on 09/27/2019
Hands down the best part of working with Katy was actually having her there on the wedding day. She helped keep everything moving smoothly during the getting ready process, and made every finishing detail perfect- from flowers on the cake, to getting our champagne glasses filled at the head table. She went above and beyond, fluffing my dress before walking down the aisle, and helping to take our dog out (who participated in the ceremony!). And to top it off, when we woke up the morning after the wedding, Katy had neatly arranged our card box and guest book in the room, and had our welcome sign and flowers there to greet us as we walked out of our cabin the morning after the wedding. Beyond anything else, having her and her team there gave me peace of mind that made it so I didn't have to worry about a thing and was able to fully enjoy my wedding. I cannot recommend her enough!!!
Daniel · Married on 07/27/2019
Could not have been a better experience
My Wife and I live in California but wanted to have our wedding the Saranac Lake region. Planning the wedding from across the country presented some challenges, so we hired VanBee & Co to help us. We were looking to mostly manage the planning process and vendors, but have VanBee & Co keep us on track and help with local coordination, especially day-of.Sent on 08/25/2019
From the start, Katy listened intently for what we wanted and then helped us create a plan to get there. We started by meeting once a month to ensure we were making progress, and Katy was able to ask us questions to fill in a lot of details we didn't think about. Katy was also very well connected in the Saranac Lake region and personally knew many of the vendors we had selected. As the wedding got closer we started meeting more frequently. Katy also helped pick up some of the slack with some vendor coordination and brought on Colette and Eileen to handle day-of coordination.
The wedding day could have been more smooth. I found that I really had nothing to do or worry about except enjoy our beautiful wedding and celebration together. It was perfect.
I have several friends who did not engage a planner for their wedding, and they have all more or less regretted the decision. You should be able to fully engage in and enjoy your wedding day instead of having to worry about vendors, timelines, and small issues that may come up. I highly recommend VanBee & Co. - they are friendly, professional, effective, and really care about making your day special.
Katy and her staff are top-notch, you definitely want to have them for your big day!
I had the pleasure of working with the team from VanBee & Co, thus past August in Lake Placid, NY. They made my role an absolute breeze from the beginning to the very end. I can't even explain the WOW factor in the coordination and the overall, look, taste, and feel, that VenBee helped to create. They will help eliminate uncertainty and produce perfection, while smiling the whole time. I look forward to working together again!