Preferred Professionals

As a  former Member and Board Member of NACE (The National Association of Catering and Events) I have a broad network of fellow Event Professionals.

Following are a few of my long-time favorites

BOW (Best of Wedding) AWARDS:  these vendors were voted best of wedding by the event industry in Charlotte.


Wedding Planners, Coordinators and “Day of” Directors

Sarah Beth Thie: We Tie the Knots

Katrina Hutchins: Come Together Events

Ashley Chiklo  Magnolia Events

Anne Markey: Favor Me Events

Caroline Emmons:   Mint to Be

Heather Bryson  Carolina Event Design

Beth Mattos:  The Creative Events Studio



Critsey Rowe

Crystal Stokes

Cliff Nichols

Tommy McCart


Cassandra Bradley

Chris Marsh

Traci Arney


Crown Alley Films

Brian Bunn

Giovanni Films

Rick Kaplan – Carolina Video Productions

Ceremony and Reception Music: DJs

Vinny Esposito: Split Second Sound

Todd Alexander: Spintastic Sounds

Drew Parham: ATG Entertainment

All the Right Grooves

Ceremony and Reception Music: Live Entertainment

Emily Chatham and the Carolina Chamber Players

Queen City Ensemble

Violins by Christine

Lori Spencer Music     Vocal & Instrumental Jazz/Blues/R&B

Aris Quiroga – Classical & Spanish Guitar

Bands and Other Live Entertainment:

East Coast Entertainment

Key Signature Entertainment

Cakes and Sweets

Cheesecakes Etc.

Cake Expressions by Lisa

Skys The Limit

The Wow Factor

Nona’s Sweets


Best Impressions

La Tea Da’s

Perfect Plate Catering

Delectables By Holly

Queen City Catering

Occasions Catering & Event


(This is my no means a complete list!  Be sure and check out Wedding Wire, the Knot and

Aria at Founders Hall

The Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge (704) 341-4653

Ballantyne Country Club  (704) 544-1404 ext. 408

Bonterra  (704) 333-9463

Center Stage @ NoDa  (704) 940-1050

Le Meridian 844-696-7050

DoubleTree Hotel South Park (704) 347-0070

The Duke Mansion  (704) 714-4400

The Dunhill Hotel  (704) 332-4141

Embassy Suites Charlotte   704-409-3574

Founders Hall  (704) 716-8649

Foundation for the Carolinas

Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place   704-419-8525

Hilton Charlotte University Place  (704) 547-7444

Hilton Center City  704-680-6325

Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City

Maggiano’s  (704) 916-2310

Morehead Inn  (704) 376-3357

NC Music Factory

The Palisades Country Club

Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel

Separk Mansion  704-870-0072

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel (704) 372-4100

The Palmer Building  (704) 331-4737

Trump National Golf Club Charlotte  (704)-754-5934