Ybarra Events is a full-service wedding planning company based in San Francisco, California. Owned by wife-and-husband duo Tara and James, this firm specializes in creating custom events showcasing each client’s individuality. The pair, along with event planner, Alycia, have been making matrimonial dreams come true since 2013.
Tara and Alycia are certified event planners, and their industry expertise is invaluable to engaged couples. Additionally, James’ support and problem-solving skills put clients at ease during the planning process. The company offers full, partial, and day-of packages that suit a variety of needs. Full-service plans cover every aspect of the wedding, from the initial consultation to the last dance. Partial plans are ideal for those who want to do the work themselves but need a professional to oversee the details. DIY couples who want to ensure the day runs smoothly can benefit from having a day-of coordinator by their side.
33 Reviews for Ybarra Events
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Joanna N. · Married on 06/12/2021
Hire Tara - you won't regret a thing!
Tara and her team served as day-of coordinators for my daughter's wedding in June in Petaluma. Words cannot express the level of calm and professionalism Tara brought to the table. We felt like we had a Power Team helping us! Tara was great with every detail, every challenge that hit us all during a covid pandemic. We had a lot of changes along the way due to covid and she ran with the punches and adjusted right along with us. The day of was fabulous. She's worth every penny and invaluable. Not only that, but she became my friend, sharing the emotional impact of the covid wedding. Love her and don't hesitate to hire her! Thank you thank you Tara for everything!Sent on 07/12/2021
Ybarra Events's reply:Awe, thank you so much Joanna. It was wonderful planning with you and I am happy to have helped navigate covid madness. You and your family are wonderful people and I miss you already!
Paula L. · Married on 04/09/2021
Absolutely the best!
I cannot begin to praise Tara Ybarra enough for all she did for me and my family during my daughter's recent wedding in Geyserville, California. Tara is incredibly organized, responsible, responsive, tactful and kind all at the same time. Everything she promised she'd do, she delivered on! She was the first one to get to the church and the last person to leave the reception. Her quiet efficiency impressed not only me at the wedding reception but also several of our guests that commented to me on her competency. Every time in the 8 months of planning this wedding that I reached out to Tara, she answered quickly and knowledgeably. Planning this wedding from a distance turned out not to be a chore with Tara's help. She gave us a heads up on a problem vendor we had hired and quickly recommended another saving us some major frustration and not to mention, money.Sent on 10/26/2019
I cannot think of one thing negative about Tara. You absolutely cannot go wrong hiring her. My daughter and I both are missing her. She had become one of the family!!
With deep appreciation, thank you Tara!
Ybarra Events's reply:Paula, it was an absolute pleasure to get to know you and your family! You're all wonderful and I'm so grateful to have been able to help you with your daughter's wedding day. Miss you already!
Patty · Married on 09/12/2020
Mother of the Bride
Hiring Tara Ybarra as our event planner was one of the best decisions we made for our daughters September 12, 2020 wedding. Tara’s warm and easy personality made an immediate connection with our daughter and one that will continue in the future. Tara is positive, knowledgeable, organized, experienced, flexible and creative. And yes, deciding to keep the wedding date in a Covid-19 year, we relied on all of Tara’s qualities as we navigated through it all, including fires, evacuations and power outages. to boot! Tara kept us abreast of all the State and local pandemic protocols and what was permissible as well as reasonable. She was always encouraging and genuinely invested in making sure we got the wedding and reception that met our expectations. In the end, it exceeded our wildest dreams. Yes, it was much smaller, different, but it was personable, intimate and very beautiful. God smiled on us that day and our daughter and new son in law were very, very happy. We have lovely memories to last a lifetime. As a extra bonus, we got to meet and enjoy Tara’s husband, James. He helps with the event and later clean up, wonderful couple and partnership.
Thank you both, we pray continued success, joy and happiness for all your family.
Sent on 10/30/2020
Ybarra Events's reply:Thank you so much Patty. We were so thankful to have met you and your family and honored to have been chosen as your planning team. Congratulations to Allyson and Adam!!!! Miss planning with you already!
So much heart and soul are put into once in a lifetime events. Having a professional guide you through the planning process and execute your wishes is beyond priceless. Ybarra Events truly offers the comfort and peace of mind that an event will be flawless. We have had the pleasure of working with Tara and James and can confidently recommend Ybarra Events to professionally take care of the finest details, keep schedules running smoothly and allow you to fully enjoy your special day. A wedding should be one of the most wonderful days of your life; Ybarra Events goes above and beyond to make that happen.
Tara is an amazing and creative planner. She has an eye for detail and is sharp as a whip. She goes the extra mile for her client and really cares.
Ybarra Events always provides top notch service!