The SL Directory: Event Planners
The SL Directory: Event Planners

The SL Directory: Event Planners

Whether it’s a birthday, christening or engagement party, a good event planner can help bring your vision to life. From specialists in big occasions to smaller names for bespoke dinner parties, these are the talented people to call on…
By Sherri Andrew

For Big Birthdays

Alice Wilkes Design

Alice Wilkes is the event designer and planner the fashion crowd turns to time and again for unique and personal events. She’s worked with some of the industry’s biggest names and brands at venues across the world. Her events are characterised by creative touches, as well as impeccable planning and stylish design that will effortlessly capture your personal style. Her company’s scope covers intimate parties to weekend-long celebrations. 


For Small Groups

Jennifer Wadsworth

Olive Sky is a luxury event planning company that creates classy one-off events. Headed up by Jennifer Wadsworth, the team has extensive experience in planning children’s birthday parties, cocktail parties for small groups, or lavish sit-down dinners with entertainment. Ideal for milestone birthdays, you’ll meet with Jennifer or her team to discuss your vision and requirements before they fine tune all the details. No two events are the same, so you’re guaranteed a unique occasion.


For Curated Styling

The Mood by Leila Godfrey & India Cardona

With over a decade worth of experience in the industry, event manager Leila Godfrey uses small producers to create memorable parties and dinners. In the coming weeks, she will team up with friend of SL India Cardona to launch event styling service, The Mood. The duo will offer virtual one-to-one consultations with industry insiders for inspiration, advice and access to their black book of recommendations. They’ll work with you to create a bespoke mood board for your special occasion, be it a wedding, brand event, dinner or birthday party. Stay tuned for more info in the coming weeks...


For Memorable Parties

Jessie Westwood

Jessie Westwood founded her events company Studio Sorores back in 2010 and has since worked with the likes of Soho House, Daylesford and Claridge’s, so rest assured you’ll be in good hands. In addition to destination weddings, Jessie offers everything from tablescapes for dinner parties and award ceremonies to large-scale installations – all planned from the Studio Sorores HQ in the Cotswolds. She and her team can take care of everything, starting with building a concept moodboard before every detail is meticulously planned. Entertainment is a speciality – ideal if you’re looking for memorable ways to make your event stand out. 


For Blow-The-Budget Events

Wise Productions

Money no object? Wise Productions is the king of event planners and designers. Its project managers, creative designers, production managers and event technicians have been working together to deliver events for more than 30 years. From the moment you start your journey with Wise until the last guest leaves, the whole team is committed to bringing your vision to life through technical know-how and seamless delivery. As such, you can expect tailored production design, diligent project management, immaculate technical equipment and flawless on-site delivery.


For Dinner Parties

Matilda Carr

If you’d like someone to take the stress out of your next dinner party, Matilda Carr offers private catering and floral design. With a background in food and interior design, Matilda set up her business in 2018, and now has a team to help organise parties, christenings, brand events and weddings. No two tables are the same, as Matilda uses seasonal flowers and foliage to create one-off designs. Food-wise, you can work together to design your perfect menu, whether it’s a special occasion or Saturday brunch with the girls. 


For Balloon Displays

Carly & Amy Biggerstaff

No party is complete without some balloons or decorations. Sisters and event planners Carly and Amy Biggerstaff are the queens of balloon and floral installations, as well as Insta-worthy backdrops. From children’s birthdays to christenings, baby showers and Christmas parties, Carly and Amy can bring the simplest space to life with fun, bespoke decorations. A great option if you have catering and entertainment covered. 


For Private Supper Clubs

Xanthe Gladstone

Xanthe Gladstone is a home cook with a great eye for design. She hosts private supper clubs in London and around the UK, and has worked with brands like Abel & Cole, Minor Figures and American Vintage. Scroll through her Instagram feed to see some of her beautiful events, with meals made from seasonal and local ingredients. 


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