What Makes Us Different?
We understand Calgary Stampede events. As this is peak season for all suppliers, our event management team is in constant contact with all Stampede vendors. This includes the venue, tents and city permits, food and bar services, floral, décor, lighting and AV and all rental divisions to minimize communication challenges.
With over 30 years of seasoned event management experience, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and know-how to your event. We are on trend and can advise the latest styles and themes for your event.
Planners invest time understanding your unique Calgary Stampede culture and vision. We then work with other specialty vendors to ensure your party is exactly as you envision. The studio boardroom allows for ease of talking to caterers, florists, etc. all in one location.
It’s all about the event details. We specialize in Stampede event design and coordination to streamline the complete event experience from start to finish.
Your financial records are summarized and kept up to date for you and all vendors we manage on your behalf.
Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!
Glencoe’s 17th Annual Stampede Breakfast was a HUGE success, many thanks to everyone at Simply Elegant Catering!!! Your team did a fantastic job as always with lots of compliments from our guests – best breakfast in the city they say!!! The fellow that stayed with us (Marc) was really, really GREAT! Very friendly and was on top of things all morning and kept me posted on everything as we went. We would like to go ahead and pre-book for next year as well… YAHOO!!! Thank you again for all you efforts, always a pleasure working with you.Marlene Krizic
The CABA event came off without a hitch. Excellent service and delicious food has been provided by the staff of Simply Elegant. My compliments to all involved. I highly recommend using Simply Elegant to other organizations and groups.Tessy Neitsch
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an event management planner?
A professional planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. This includes public and private events put on during the Calgary Stampede. We study your brand, identify the target audience, create on trend event concepts, coordinate the technical aspects and finally produce the event.
How much will my planning cost?
Planning is offered on an as need bases. You can choose to use consulting services at an hourly fee; hire event managers for the day of the event or use full planning services to take the stress away from start to finish. Out of town services include a travel fee and per diems for meals and lodging.
Do I need an event planner?
Planners offer advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know”. Some Stampede events can take up to 250 hours to plan. Book your event manager at the beginning of the planning stages to save you time.
How can I save money?
Planners allow you to do what you do best so that they work on the event. Planners may negotiate rates on your behalf for your Stampede event. They know the preferred venues that will be the perfect fit. As venues get booked a year in advance, this should be the first consideration. Next your planner can source all other elements including catering, decor, flowers, entertainment, AV, etc. Simply Elegant offers Reward Air Miles.
Are contracts necessary?
Contracts protect you and your vendors. Event managers can help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal document you are agreeing to for your event services including payment schedules.