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About Elissa Held Events

is a premier New York event planning company that specializes in event coordination as well as floral, centerpiece, decor and invitation design. We offer services including relationships with celebrity entertainment, renowned photographers, caterers and beauty stylists, as well as knowledge of the most unique and exclusive venues.  With over twenty years experience in creative fields such as the fashion and giftware industries, we have the knowledge and talent to create an original event like no other.  From Weddings to Bar & Bat Mitzvah’s, Life Celebrations, Corporate Affairs and Fundraisers, our events receive continuous praise and acclaim. With Elissa Held’s design background and completely hands on approach, we guarantee our events to be uniquely different and custom created for each individual client.

We promise to create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests that is Fun, Elegant and Innovative. We look forward to speaking with you about your special day so that we can create the perfect memory of a lifetime!
- Elissa Held


Dearest Elissa,

There are no words to adequately thank you for all that you did for us to bring to life our dream wedding. You worked tirelessly to make the event as seamless as humanly possible and the results were nothing short of magnificent.

We had the time of our lives as did all of our guests. Everyone who attended seemed to unanimously agree that it was the most spectacular event they've ever attended, needless to say, it would have never happened without you, your dedication and your artistic vision. You are a master at what you do and we are eternally grateful.

With all our love,
Ali and Dan

Elissa Held

is a miracle worker. I will never ever host a function without her! She has vision and creativity and finds inspiration in your dream event. Our daughter's wedding was beautiful in every way, exceeding all expectations! Our guests have all called to say this was THE best wedding ever. Elissa makes it LOOK effortless! She listened to us and created an event that was perfect. She understood what we were looking for and executed it flawlessly! I've never seen anyone work as hard as Elissa. She is 100% there for you before, during and after the event. Elissa is personally involved and present at all times. Elissa was entirely devoted to our event.

She worked on it as if it were her own wedding. She took us through every phase of the planning, and every aspect of each contract was reviewed by her. She deftly handled all negotiations, all in our favor. She guided us through every decision that had to be made and handled it all. What a wonderful advocate we had. Elissa was also good economically, she was always mindful of our budget. Elissa and her staff have the highest standards and work seamlessly. She is able to anticipate every contingency and deal with it appropriately. Everything she touches is beyond compare but there are no words to describe how magnificent her flowers are!! Elissa has wonderful taste and no detail is overlooked.

Thanks to Elissa and her staff we were all able to enjoy our special event with peace of mind, feeling secure that everything would go smoothly, and because of Elissa, it did!!

Elissa -

I cannot get over what an amazing feat you accomplished. Its almost impossible to believe that you planned the MOST beautiful, classy, tasteful, thoughtful, personalised and fun wedding in under 2 months. It was really as if you read my mind and knew EXACTLY the atmosphere that I wanted. You are incredible and you truly created my dream wedding. All day long I have been flooded with compliments - people are raving about every single detail from the crystal candle votives, to the gorgeous arrangement on the escort table, to the labels on the chanukah gelt, the special lighting, the lounge furniture, the dining candelabras, the chupah, the photo booth, honestly I could go on and on and on....You were spot on with every suggestion you made.

As I may have mentioned to you, Keith had really wanted a beach wedding - but after last night - he said he couldn't have imagined a more wonderful wedding :) You are incredible and I really loved working with you. I hope we will have many more happy occasions in the future! I'm going to miss your 3am emails!!! And how could I forgot to mention THE FLOWERS --OMG --AMAZING -- everyone was kvelling over them --- even the men!!

I can't thank you enough for the love and care and effort that you put into making the last 3 days SOooooo special! Everyone is saying this is the best wedding they ever attended. It was PERFECTION!!!


is, without a doubt, the top party planner in the area, and quite possibly the country! Not only was working with Elissa a pleasure, but her ingenious ideas and excitement over even the smallest of details turned what could otherwise have been a stressful process into fun from beginning to end. From the brainstorming on the theme of our event to the designing of the invitation, from the choosing of the venue to the selection of the DJ and vendors, Elissa ensured perfection. But it is the way that Elissa pulled everything together to make a unique, over-the-top yet tasteful affair that distinguishes her from her colleagues and elevates her to a level of her own. I cannot sing the praises for Elissa Held Events enough and there is no other company that I would recommend if you want the affair of a lifetime.
Lauri and Larry

Dear Elissa

A magnum for our magnum- you were our secret wedding weapon! You made our event epic and we can never thank you enough to convey our sincerest gratitude for your time, love and artistic aesthetic...and so we decided the best we can do as a thank you is share the magical place we spent our honeymoon...We want to give you a week in a two bedroom lodge at Calistoga Ranch...It's big enough for your entire family or you can make it your own special getaway with Alan.

Again, thank you so much for taking us in and making us a part of your family as well as throwing the best party that either of us has ever attended!
Love, Lindsay and Jesse

Dear Elissa

It's been three weeks since Paula and Evan's wedding and I must tell you that it is still the talk of the town! The reviews have been unbelievable and I can't tell you how many of my friends and family called to thank ME for inviting them to this wedding event of the century. How often does that happen? I know one thing for sure. This was the best weekend of Paula and Evan's lives and you personally facilitated all their dreams coming true!! For this, I cannot thank you enough.A destination wedding can be so overwhelming, time consuming and difficult to pull together, but you were there for us every step of the way, 24/7, down to the the hair and nail appointments! Your professionalism, knowledge of your business, and exquisite taste led us to a fairy tale wedding weekend. You are an event planner extraordinaire. If you ever need me as a reference, please do not hesitate to give a client my name. I can only sing your praises, which there are many.
Thank you again,

Thank you Elissa

You were the picture of calm, professionalism. You made Olivia's night one she will never forget. We've set the bar for our family and friends. They were so impressed!

I will do whatever I can to refer you. I know from first hand experience, you are the best and I am not shy to say that. I will miss our emails and I'll never forget what you did for me and my family.
Thank you!

Dear Elissa,

It has been a little over two weeks since we celebrated our daughter, Annie’s, Sweet Sixteen birthday party; we have not yet descended from Cloud 9.

Held on 11-11-11, Annie’s chosen theme was Make a Wish and she envisioned dancing with her friends under a starry sky. With this idea in mind, you created an incredible setting with dozens of stars illuminated overhead, hundreds of others reflected on the walls of the immense party space, and thousands shimmering in the fabrics on the tables. Annie and her guests found themselves in a celestial surrounding that was simply stunning. From the moment her friends arrived until the last person left, you and your excellent staff insured that the party would run smoothly. Each of your crew members acted in an efficient and friendly manner, taking care of whatever responsibilities you had clearly outlined for each one of them. The DJ was amazing and the photographer has presented us with unforgettable images to help us remember this incredible night. Thank you for recommending both of them.

Elissa, your hard work and hands-on approach to creating Annie’s party were the reasons it was so successful. At every step of the way, your enthusiasm, creativity, and professionalism made working with you a rewarding and truly delightful experience. We are so grateful for the personal attention that you gave to our daughter and to the wonderful birthday you created for her.
Thank you so very much, Mary Dell

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