When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

–  Harry, When Harry Met Sally

We create, you celebrate. Serving Charlottesville, D.C. and Beyond.


What type of events does Evelyn Keyes Events plan?

Here at Evelyn Keyes Events, we love a reason to celebrate so we specialize in both weddings and corporate events.

We offer Full planning, Full planning weekend, Partial planning, Day of/Month of coordination.

We are available for social party planning, children’s parties, bridal showers, birthdays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and more!

Contact us and we’ll chat!

What type of weddings do you plan?

All religious and non-denominational. Civil, destination, Jewish, Gay, Military, Multicultural and South Asian.

How long have you been planning events?

Evelyn Keyes Events is Charlottesville, DC and Virginia’s premier wedding specialist planning for over 18 years.

Will you be at my actual event or wedding?

Absolutely. The Planner you have contracted with will personally be at your event or wedding. We will also have an assistant or team of assistants to help run the day, depending on how many guests / attendees you have.

How much of a retainer is required to book your services?

In order to book our services, 50% is due at the start of the planning process. The remaining balance is due 7 days before the wedding or event.

How to we begin?

Simply fill out the form on our Contact pagecontact@evelynkeyesevents.com or give us a call. We will set up a complimentary initial consultation to discuss your wedding or event. This is a chance for us to get to know each other to see if we are a good fit for each other.

I already have a venue coordinator, why do I need to hire an event/ wedding planner?

Your catering manager or venue coordinator’s sole responsibility is to look out for the needs and deliverables of the venue. While they can and will gladly guide you in a general direction of what to think about and what vendors you may want to consider, they are not there to work with you side by side throughout the planning process and direct you to those specific vendors that will fit your specific wedding needs. It is not in their job description to confirm your vendors, run your rehearsal, oversee the vendors at your wedding, cue you down the aisle at your ceremony, make sure all of the day’s events are running according to schedule and that your vision and priorities for the day are represented. Your event planner works tirelessly for you to make every aspect run smoothly, ensures your vendors are properly informed, sends out a final timeline and contact sheet prior to the wedding, makes sure you are having a great time celebrating and ensures that your vision has become a reality. Your event planner will give you unbiased recommendations and opinions specific to your wedding’s budget, style and overall vision.

EMAIL: contact@evelynkeyesevents.com

PHONE: 202.390.2323