Praise From Our Clients
Amy & John
We are so happy we chose Anna to help us with our special day. She goes above and beyond to make sure your day is extra perfect. Her connections in the wedding industry are limitless and we couldn't have had the wedding of our dreams without her help! Thank you so much!!
Craig A. Rowe
CEO and Founder
Anna, Thanks so much to you and Patten Events for planning our first annual Big Raise, charity poker event. You and your team far exceeded our expectations in every way. You are also very good at striking an effective balance between working with our ideas and injecting your own. As you know, the event was a huge success and we look forward to working with you again next year.
Anna, I would like to express my gratitude for the commitment to excellence that you exemplified in assisting us with our Big Raise Poker Event. Your penchant for detail and focus on ensuring the little things were taken care, are second to none. Thanks very much for your effort and professionalism; which is why I look forward to working with you in the future. All the best!
Chair Fund Development
As Chair of a major fundraising effort I engaged Patten Events to organize a special evening at Ryan Mansion. The evening was an unqualified success raising in excess of $250,000 in 90 minutes with No auction items. The large part of the success of the evening was due to the meticulous attention to details by Anna Patten and her team. Thank you Anna.
Anna and her team have impeccable style and creativity which is reflected in every event detail contemplated big and small. I love opportunities to collaborate with her because I know the end result will be an amazing success.
Darren & Vicki
Anna, We want to thank you for making our wedding amazing in every possible way. Your attention to detail, responsiveness and organization made planning a wedding in St. John’s from Fort McMurray a complete breeze. We never had to worry about whether or not things would run smoothly. Our wedding day was perfectly planned and far exceeded our expectations. All the vendors you recommended were amazing. The ceremony was stunning and romantic. The reception was elegant, intimate and beautifully decorated. Our friends and family had an amazing day. You are a true professional and we recommend you to everyone. Once again, thank you very much for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Our day wouldn’t have been possible without you!
Paris & Chad
Over the past year I have had the distinct pleasure of having Anna Patten plan our wedding, working closely with her has been so enjoyable and easy. The result of these services culminated in the creation of an outstanding wedding celebration on August 24, 2013 for my husband, me and our guest. Beyond our satisfaction with the wedding day celebration, is my personal gratitude to Anna for making the wedding planning experience so easy, joyful, and customized to my desires as a the bride. Since we live in Ontario and the wedding was in the beautiful St. John’s NF there was lots that I had no control over. I had no idea what bakery was able to create my dream cake, what wedding favours would be appropriate and so on…During our communications Anna's personable, down to earth style, and adept listening skills, eased my anxieties of destination wedding planning nightmares. Over the course of the few months we worked together, Anna consistently worked to understand what my personal aspirations were for the wedding festivities and coached me to settle for nothing less Anna worked very closely with my florist to create the roses I exactly wanted even though roses aren’t that easy to get on the island. The final result was incredible! Even my dog’s collar was beautifully decorated with the roses. On the wedding day it was raining and our ceremony was outside, you can only imagine the stress!! Anna was able to make it happen, she stayed positive and encouraging and even said there is no worries since she has purchased some cloth to wipe the chairs with. Everything was beautiful in the end and the rain held off just as we were getting married! Although we were not able to meet in person until the week before the wedding, Anna kept the momentum going on wedding planning logistics while simultaneously checking in with me on key decision points. Anna also displayed a discerning taste on key aesthetic choices such as centerpieces with very unique vintage set of vase, the table set-up for our grandfather’s memoir, and other guest amenities on the wedding day. She strived to work within my budget, recommending where and how to cut cost and when to invest. Looking back, her choices were on spot! The wedding was over and beyond what we had imagined! What a stress free evening....Everyone raved at how organized everything was. Overall, I would highly recommend Anna as a wedding planning resource for anyone looking to reduce the stress of being a bride in a large or small wedding, and interested in working with someone who is personable and who's only agenda is to help you realize your personal wedding hopes and dreams.
In November 2014 we hired Anna Patten of Patten Event to manage the Grand Reopening of our Chevrolet Cadillac dealership on Kenmount Rd. After Anna’s initial meeting to find out our needs, wants, dislikes and budget, she and her team proceed to pull it all together. We had a grand opening week event as well as a private VIP night. I was truly amazed and pleased with the results that Patten Events produced. From the invitations, to the host of our employee lunch, to the VIP night, it was all 1st class. Anna and her team took care of every detail. We had to do nothing other than enjoy the week as much as our customers and our employees. I highly recommend Anna and her team for any special events you may be planning.
Working with Anna Patten and her team at Patten Events was the difference between The Hope Ball being amazing to being spectacular! Anna’s style is unique, fresh and innovative – while always being collaborative. Her attention to each and every detail shows in the exceptional quality of the finished product – which came in exactly on budget. I would not hesitate to recommend Patten Events to anyone who is looking to make their event unforgettable.
Isabel & Jared
Living outside the province held many different challenges trying to organize our wedding. Anna simplified everything, taking all the stress out of the event itself and allowed both myself and my husband to simply enjoy our special day together. We wouldn’t change anything about our wedding. The room was absolutely stunning, simple and elegant, just like I wanted to be. AsI said to everyone, you and your staff were extremely committed to our event and any personals request.Cant thank you enough for making our day the most amazing day.Love
I chose Anna Patten as my wedding designer because of her reputation for trendsetting design ideas and fun, unique parties. She was there to discuss every aspect of wedding planning with us and offer expert advice including Floral and Catering referrals so you can be confident you are choosing the right people for your wedding. All the vendors love her and go above and beyond for her when she calls. She got peonies for me when they were out of season and our friends and family said the food was the best they've ever had at a wedding! Anna even had the caterers do gluten free options for me without me even asking. It's her attention to detail and unique touches that make it feel really magical. She has the ability to share your vision and make it a reality AND can handle the overwhelming details so you don't have to. She was fun and friendly and made the whole experience really enjoyable for me and my family. It was a truly unforgettable evening and all we had to do was sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. I'll definitely hire her again for my next event!
Ann Marie & Jeremy Brown
We were living away and just the thought of planning a wedding was stressful. A friend recommended Anna as a wedding planner and that was the best decision we made about our wedding. Anna took all the stress away and made it a really fun and enjoyable experience. She is very friendly, courteous and pays attention to detail. She took care of everything and even had a tent arranged for us the day before the wedding when there was a call for rain (we got married outside). You can tell when working with her that she is really passionate about her job and because of that she created the perfect wedding for us. Our wedding day was better than we had ever imagined and we know it was because of Anna. We highly recommend Anna if you are looking for a wedding planner. Thanks again for everything Anna!
Nomi & Andrew
Hiring Anna was one of the best decisions we made in planning our wedding. She made planning from Toronto so much easier, and took care of all the little details leading up to the day, many that we didn't even think of. On our wedding day, we knew we had nothing to worry about, having Anna there to make sure everything went as planned. Many of our family and friends complimented us on the seamless flow of the day, and that's all thanks to Anna! She really went above and beyond our expectations.
Kristy & Jon
Anna and the team at Patten Events beyond exceeded all expectations we had for our wedding! All weddings are a lot of work but we had the added challenge of literally creating a venue at a private home 45 minutes outside a major city. The logistics could of been a nightmare but the entire day went off seamlessly and was perfect! We have no doubt that without Anna we would have abandoned our plans and eloped. We could never thank her enough for making our wedding day so special. Any bride and groom would be lucky to have her!
Anna was fantastic to work with. The Smiling Land Foundation held the Rockin’ Big Give in NL for the first time in 2015 and Anna was contracted to provide event management services. Her attention to detail, her communication and relations with vendor/suppliers, her creative eye and her ability to work seamlessly with the three AAA personality Co-Chairs was remarkable! She owns her responsibility, delivers on time, on budget and always respectful. I look forward to working with Anna on my next project.
Hailey & Nick
Having Anna as our wedding planner allowed us to have our perfect wedding day. Anna is organized to perfection, highly knowledgeable, and knows exactly what to do or who to call to get things done. She is guru of all things wedding and is an absolute pleasure to work with. It was obvious we could put our full trust in Anna and this allowed us to relax on the big day and leave the details to her. Whenever someone tells me they’re engaged now I tell them their first call should be to Patten Elite Events!
I have had the opportunity to work with Anna and her team and have nothing but praise for their superior first class work . Every detail was addressed from the original invitations to the take down and clean up. What would have been a very stressful ,time consuming event was worry free! I have no hesitation in recommending her for any social event you may have in mind.