Calgary Private Party Planners

Private parties say “thank you,” “we love you,” and “you’ve arrived” better than anything else can.

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We plan and coordinate all kinds of private events

Summer BBQ & Picnics

Summer is here! Plan the perfect BBQ or picnic with Simply Elegant’s one stop services. Impress your guests with our range of menu items, décor services and planning ideas. We have what you need for your next backyard get together for friends and family.

Anniversaries

Having a special anniversary for someone you love? You’ll want to make your event is equally as special to show how much they mean to you. Whether it’s a wedding anniversary or the anniversary of another milestone, we have the know-how to make it outstanding!

Birthdays

From a Sweet 16 celebration to a 60th Birthday bash, let us work with you to plan a party that will be remembered. Our experienced event specialists can create unique ideas to express the personality of the guest of honour. From catering to décor and florals, we are an all in one hospitality stop for all your birthday planning needs!

What Makes Us Different?

Communication

Our party planning division is in constant contact with all event key players. Besides the client, this can include the venue, food and bar services, floral, décor, lighting and AV and all rental divisions that can minimize communication challenges.

Expertise

With over 30 years of seasoned planning experience, our team brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise of logistics to your event.  We are on trend and can advise the latest styles and themes for your event.

Collaboration

Our planners invest time understanding your unique party theme and vision.  We then partner with other vendors to ensure your party is exactly as you envision.  Our in-house studio allows the ease of talking to caterers, florists, etc. all in one location.

Detail Oriented

It’s all about the event details.  We specialize in event design and coordination to streamline the complete event experience from start to finish.

Budget Management

Your financial records are summarized and kept up to date for you plus we manage all vendors on your behalf.

Private Parties Gallery

See a selection of images from private parties we planned and managed in the past. Let us know if you’d like something similar or entirely unique for your next private party.

Client Endorsements

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

Very knowledgeable event planning associates. They will ensure that your wedding or event will be clean, organized and successful.

Cassandra Hiltz

Excellent service for a small gathering. Showed up on time and catered to our needs. Staff was able to go with the flow when needed – food was excellent and house was left spotless. Can’t thank you enough – such a great experience.

Michelle Crone

I called Simply one Saturday afternoon, in desperate need of a caterer for a Tuesday meeting. Peter created a menu, presented, and delivered 100% on time! I have used them two or three times since, and each time is exactly the same! Professional, prompt and perfect! I don’t look for anyone else anymore. I always call SE!

Laurie A. Fitzherbert

Great organization to work with. I hosted a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law and they provided some beautiful centrepieces for the party. They are really accommodating, prompt with communication, reasonable in their rates, and meticulous in their creations. I initially had some doubts but you just have to trust them to do their magic!

Kiran Fatima

I have been working closely with the catering staff at Simply Elegant for over 8 months now, and every time I deal with them, it is nothing but a pleasant experience. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and very knowledgeable, they can answer any question I ever have. They are very fast and efficient when it comes to ordering food and make the entire experience easy and painless.

Their menu has a lot of different options to choose from and are very flexible when certain needs are required. They have many options that can be used for different occasions/events.

Joshua Waselynchuk

If you are looking something out of the box for your events. I highly recommend Simply Elegant!

Christma Nathali

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a party planner?

A party planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. This includes bar and bat mitzvahs, sweet 16’s, milestone events like anniversaries and birthdays, formal parties, and christenings. They design the event including input into the menu, décor, entertainment and co-ordinate the technical aspects of your party program.  A planner will also expedite all party elements the day of your party.

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 a planner for the day or use full planning services to take the stress away and plan the party from start to finish. Out of town services include a travel fee and per diems for meals and lodging.

Do I need a party planner?

Planners offer advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know”.  Parties can range from 20 to 250 hours to plan. Booking your planner at the beginning of the organizational stages can help you save time with vendor searches and contract negotiations.

How can I save money?

Event planners save you time and can negotiate rates on your behalf.  They know the preferred venues that will be the perfect fit for a wide range of events.  As venues get booked a year in advance, this should be the first consideration. Your planner can sources all elements including catering, decor, flowers, entertainment, AV, etc. Simply Elegant offers Reward Air Miles.

Are contracts necessary?

Contracts protect you and your vendors. Planners can help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal document you are agreeing to for your party services including payment schedules.

With Simply Elegant you are in great hands!

From the moment you connect with Simply Elegant and talk to the member of our event planning team you’ll know that you are in good hands. Please keep in mind that you’ll earn AIR MILES® Reward Miles by booking Simply Elegant for any of your catering needs.

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