Stephanie Gatton Events

Serving all of NYC, Tri-State, Philly, and Beyond

About this Vendor

Exceptional Events. Expertly Executed.

Day-Of Coordination + Month-Of Coordination + Partial Planning + Calligraphy...Let's Do This!

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Price Range

$$ – Affordable

Wedding Activities

Engagement Party, After Party, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Day After Brunch, Reception, Rehearsal, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Budgeting, Day-Of Coordination, RSVP Tracking, Wedding Website, Planning

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Serving all of NYC, Tri-State, Philly, and Beyond (202) 903-5297
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Reviewed on 11/26/2017 A N

Our wedding would absolutely not have been the perfect day it was without Stephanie. We hired her for her month-of coordination, as well as to help us find our other vendors. Even though Stephanie is based in New York and we live in/got married in Philadelphia, we never felt... Read More there was any issue in her being out of town. Having never planned a wedding before, we had no idea who we needed, and what to look for. Stephanie was invaluable in helping find our equally amazing photographers, DJ, and florist. She coordinated all communications, made sure prices and contracts were reasonable, and was always available to answer any questions we had. She even made sure to meet me to chat in person when I was in New York for a weekend. During the last “month-of” Stephanie delt with all final arrangements, made schedules for all the vendors and coordinated their arrivals at the venue. When we had surprise rain storms pop up on the forecast a few days before, Stephanie helped take care of everything we needed to make sure our wedding stayed dry. On the day of, I never felt nervous about the events of the day, or making sure that things went as planned, because I knew they would! I would have Stephanie plan my daily life if that were possible.

2017-12-05T13:06:59 Response from the vendor

Dear A+J - Thank you both SO much for putting your trust in me to make your wedding day plans come to fruition! I delighted in matching you with talented photographers, florist, Transportation, and DJ, as well as coordinating hotel blocks for your friends and... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/04/2017 Samantha M

In the early months of our engagement we had decided that we would not be hiring a Month-Of Coordinator. We were trying to find ways to cut costs and figured it would be nearly impossible for someone to be more familiar with our wedding than we were. That decision changed when I... Read More went to my best friend's wedding and saw the benefits of having someone who could "handle" the day so that you could enjoy it. Our search began and we ended up with a coordinator (not Stephanie...our road to her was a little bumpy) around October of 2016. Our wedding was in March 2017 so we felt really great and proactive. In January our original coordinator could no longer work our wedding and we of course were freaking out. She handled the whole situation wonderfully and sent over a list of people who she thought would be a good fit for us; one of the name's on the list was Stephanie Gatton. As soon as I saw that she used to be a Stage Manager (I'm an Actress) I was sold and she was the only person we contacted. We met with her and our respect and affection for her was instant. In the month leading up to our wedding Stephanie designed our floor plan from scratch, dealt with all of our vendors, met us at very unusual times to accommodate my show schedule AND ended up doing the calligraphy for our place cards (they were gorgeous). As soon as we hired Stephanie it was hard to imagine ever working with anyone else or that we had ever considered doing this on our own. Our wedding day was truly the best day of our lives and Stephanie made sure that that happened. We were supposed to have her the whole time and even though getting to her was a little hairy, we are so grateful that we did. Cut out all of the middle men and just hire her first! You'll be happy you did!

2017-11-08T15:33:35 Response from the vendor

Dear S+A, thank you SO much for your kind words! Coordinating a wedding for two theatrically-inclined people inherently taps into my inner stage manager - you are my people! I love working with artistic couples to realize their vision. I can't believe it's almost -... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/03/2017 Paul B

Stephanie was a tremendous help to us and we’d highly recommend her. She’s got a great mix of talents and skills that make her effective and great to work with...and let us start out by saying we didn’t make it easy: we’re 3,000 miles/three timezones away in San Francisco and... Read More had a ~320-person wedding at a wedding venue that was untested in the wedding business. Stephanie ended up being the perfect fit and it was as though we were in the same city the entire time. Our first meeting (Google Hangout) showed her sensible and thorough approach as she sought to understand our vision, likes/dislikes, constraints, what we had done to date, etc. Out of that she produced a logical, thoughtful proposal. Everything Stephanie does is transparent, and she’s open to changes in direction (like when we’d forget to mention something important or fail to tell her about a certain constraint we had). She's highly collaborative. We appreciated her creative and helpful ideas as well as her communications style very much: a nice balance of listening to understand what we wanted and didn’t want, and offering ideas/suggestions when we were unsure or her experience told her there was a better way. When debating whether to have a cake vs. dessert table, she came back to us almost immediately with great ideas. When we decided to go cake table, but supplement with ice cream sandwiches, Stephanie’s ideas were abundant and helpful including options of where to get the treats and how to display them and ensure they didn’t melt! When the inevitable anxiety crept in about three weeks out, Stephanie helped us to take a breath and break things up into manageable pieces and prioritize. Her calm, organized, proactive, and positive approach was absolutely critical in getting us over the finish line. Finally, Stephanie is the perfect blend of meticulously prepared but also cool and calm when things go awry—and, yes, something's not going to go perfectly—so that combo is like gold. Thank you, Stephanie!

2017-11-08T15:29:42 Response from the vendor

Dear L+P - thank you SO much for your kind words! You were a pleasure to work with for your Memorial Day wedding in the Bay Area. I so appreciated your collaboration and vision, and loved flying out to my old homebase to bring everything... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 12/14/2017 Rebecca S

We could not have been happier that we chose Stephanie to help us with our wedding! She was incredibly professional, extremely organized, really quick to respond to email, and overall very easy to work with. We were feeling a bit stressed with the wedding approaching, but once... Read More we started working with Stephanie she did everything she could to take things off of our plate and make us feel more at ease. Our caterers were not the easiest to work with, and Stephanie completely took over communicating with them and sorted everything out so we wouldn't have to. She even came up with a genius trick for arranging the flowers on our cake. What a rock star! We highly recommend her!

2017-12-15T09:17:08 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the love, R+A! Your wedding was so lovely and you both were so gracious and thoughtful throughout the entire planning process! I was more than happy to step up and pick up the slack for any less-than-stellar vendors, all to give you a... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 12/10/2017 molly s

Stephanie Gatton was a true treasure and one of the most relaxing decisions I made as a bride. I had a very distinct original vision and Stephanie executed all the action items perfectly. She let me roll with my ideas while chiming in here and there when she had expert insight.... Read More I can't recommend enough! Not only that she's so nice. :)


Reviewed on 11/26/2017 A N

Our wedding would absolutely not have been the perfect day it was without Stephanie. We hired her for her month-of coordination, as well as to help us find our other vendors. Even though Stephanie is based in New York and we live in/got married in Philadelphia, we never felt... Read More there was any issue in her being out of town. Having never planned a wedding before, we had no idea who we needed, and what to look for. Stephanie was invaluable in helping find our equally amazing photographers, DJ, and florist. She coordinated all communications, made sure prices and contracts were reasonable, and was always available to answer any questions we had. She even made sure to meet me to chat in person when I was in New York for a weekend. During the last “month-of” Stephanie delt with all final arrangements, made schedules for all the vendors and coordinated their arrivals at the venue. When we had surprise rain storms pop up on the forecast a few days before, Stephanie helped take care of everything we needed to make sure our wedding stayed dry. On the day of, I never felt nervous about the events of the day, or making sure that things went as planned, because I knew they would! I would have Stephanie plan my daily life if that were possible.

2017-12-05T13:40:26 Response from the vendor

Dear L+P - thank you SO much for your kind words! You were a pleasure to work with for your Memorial Day wedding in the Bay Area. I so appreciated your collaboration and vision, and loved flying out to my old homebase to bring everything... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/13/2017 Krista M

We cannot recommend Stephanie highly enough. Stephanie helped us realize our vision for our wedding perfectly. Even (and perhaps especially) when we weren't quite sure what our vision was. She has years of event planning and wedding planning experience, and yet is somehow still... Read More excited for every wedding. Only now, in the hazy aftermath of our own wedding, can we realize just how wonderfully insane that is. We especially valued her assistance in choosing a venue for our wedding. Stephanie pointed out issues with venues that we would never have realized until too late. Stephanie also helped us identify the perfect caterer for our wedding. We were looking for something different from typical wedding food and Stephanie connected us with a wonderful caterer who provided us with fabulous food. Stephanie was extremely easy to work with over the entire 8 month process of planning and having our wedding. She was very flexible about meeting times and locations and was always available when we needed her. Stephanie was always responsive to all of our myriad questions (even the pointless ones that were really just anxiety talking, and she went further and realized the root of the problem). The timeline that she created for the day before and day of the wedding really helped keep us and our families and friends on track. It was amazing to have a document that everyone could work from to know exactly where to be and what to do at what time to keep the whole day running perfectly. On the day of our wedding, Stephanie took care of every detail and issue that arose, without needing to consult us. There was a potentially disastrous issue that was seamlessly fixed (with many trips to the hardware store) and we never knew. The process of planning the wedding with Stephanie's help meant that she knew exactly what decision we'd make on the day of without needing to ask us. Stephanie thought of things that wouldn't have occurred to us, like renting a high chair for a toddler who was attending the wedding. Stephanie also identified someone in the wedding party who could assist her to take care of things when she couldn't be in two places at once. This was really helpful and took the pressure off of us on the day of the wedding.

2017-11-16T13:50:22 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the love, Krista & Scott! It was so lovely to get to know you both over the course of our nine months of wedding planning - from helping you find your perfect venue, to sourcing some of your vendors - most crucially the... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/05/2017 Douglas G

After talking with Stephanie for 5 minutes we could tell right away that we were in good hands for our wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. From the first day we spoke through the wedding day itself, Stephanie made sure our wedding was planned for and executed seamlessly. My... Read More wife and I knew that anything she was involved with would run smoothly. She limited the thinking and worrying we needed to do and made sure the things that were important to us were taken care of. Her contributions allowed us to truly enjoy our wedding day without worrying about the execution of the wedding itself.

2017-11-08T15:31:13 Response from the vendor

Dear C+D, Thank you so much for your lovely words! It was truly my pleasure to join you in the Hudson Valley to bring all of the various pieces of your wedding day puzzle together! I also had a blast handling all details for your... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/02/2017 Colin M

Stephanie acted as our day-of coordinator and helped enormously in keeping us on track and focused in the months leading up to our wedding this October, and making sure everything ran smoothly for the wedding weekend itself. We are two perfectionist theatre designers used to... Read More running our own productions, and she became our totally trusted “external brain” – keeping all the practical information together so that we could focus on the artistic stuff. Stephanie handled our detail-oriented needs with clarity and finesse, taking much of the burden of organization and scheduling off our hands, to our great relief. She even helped find an amazing makeup artist when the bride's disappeared! Her clear, warm communication was a real gift when coordinating between our multiple venues and vendors, friend-helpers and family. Her work coordinating everyone’s schedules was amazing, ensuring that all helpers, décor items, guests, bride and groom ended up where they needed to go. When we changed our rain plan at the last minute, Stephanie calmly took charge of working with both the ceremony and reception venues to make sure everyone was on the same page. It’s no overstatement to say that without her, things would have been a mess, and we feel very lucky to have had her on our team. Her calm and positive attitude were invaluable in allowing us to actually relax and enjoy our wedding day, knowing that Stephanie had everything under control.

2017-11-02T20:44:54 Response from the vendor

Thanks, C+O, for your lovely message! You brought such precision, passion, and playfulness to your wedding- it was an honor for me to be a part of. Thank you for choosing me to be your coordinator!


Reviewed on 11/02/2017 Jan G

Stephanie Gatton made it a lot easier for everyone involved in planning our son’s wedding at Sleepy Hollow Country Club, graciously and effectively coordinating with the bride and groom, parents, vendors, and venue. She was part of our team three months in advance of the... Read More wedding and I wish that we had found her sooner. The wedding was beautiful and we were all able to enjoy it fully because Stephanie was there. Jan Golann Mother of the Groom September 2017

2017-11-02T20:43:59 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much, Jan, for your wonderful note! You and your lovely son and daughter-in-law were such delightful clients - it was my absolute pleasure. Thank you for choosing me as your coordinator.


Meet The Owner

Stephanie Gatton

I'm a professional event planner, bringing 10+ years of event planning and show running to every wedding I coordinate. I will make sure your rehearsal and big day are executed without a hitch, and that your ingenious ideas come to fruition. Why should you have to work on your big day? When you bring me on board your team, I’ll take care of things while you and those you love enjoy what should be one of the most awesome days of your life. Don’t you worry about a thing - I’ve got this!