“In addition to the increased fundraising, our event is now the premier event in Olympia, and people do not want to miss it...”
- Dr. Timothy Stokes, President South Puget Sound Community College
“This black-tie affair has grown quite substantially during that time, including the involvement of high-profile national and international chefs and chefesses as highlights to an all day affair on the university campus.”
- Armandino Batali, Tri-Chairman Saint Martin’s Gala
No Event Too Big,
No Detail Too Small.
At Event Planning Specialists, LLC, our top priority is providing clients with a quality, profitable, professional event.
Let us work our magic to create the perfect experience for your event. We’ll bring together new ideas, and cohesive looks to give you the ultimate satisfaction and memories you’ll cherish forever.
Corporate, Community & Private Social Events
Business Meetings, Retreats, & Grand Openings
Fundraiser Galas & Auctions
“This event is absolutely thrilling: the energy of the night itself, the detailed organization, the welcoming crew always ready to make you feel at home...”
Olivia Vachon, Marketing and Events ManagerEataly Brasil
“I have attended many events and this one was strictly first class! The setting was straight out of a magazine; had we arrived in a plane I would have thought we were in Tuscany...”
John Setterstrom, General ManagerLucky Eagle Casino
“I have the utmost confidence in working with Valerie that all of the details that we had asked to be arranged for were completed — and even the ones that we did not anticipate, were identified and addressed seamlessly. She is very professional in all of her efforts.”
Michael Cade, Executive DirectorThurston Economic Development Council
“For the past 10 years, Valerie has coordinated all of the various Olympia Youth Chorus festival/tour travels, including Hawaii, San Francisco, Nashville, New York City, and England...”
Cynthia Dinsmore, Founder and Artistic DirectorOlympia Youth Chorus
“We’ve had the opportunity to work with Valerie and her team to reimagine and re-energize our annual gala that has been a beloved part of our community for more than 30 years. From planning, supporting our board, volunteers and staff to successful execution, Event Planning Specialists has helped us make great strides in modernizing and adapting to spark renewed interest and increase participation and giving. Now we are planning our first virtual event and Valerie has provided excellent guidance through this daunting transition. She is encouraging, creative and always professional.”
Peter Brennan, Executive DirectorProvidence St. Peter Foundation