"I first met Lisa in 2015 when she was helping me plan my husband's 60th birthday party. Scheduled for mid-July, the party had many moving pieces, all of which Lisa handled with great skill. When we first sat down together, she asked a number of questions to get a sense of who we are and what kind of party we hoped to have. Nothing was left to chance; she coordinated everything. Since that first party, we have called upon Lisa to help us with more in-home events, all of which have gone as smoothly as my husband's birthday bash. Lisa is thoroughly professional, organized and good at problem solving, bubbly and vivacious and hard-working, someone who clearly loves helping people create memorable events. We look forward to working with her again!"
Susan Goldberg | Private Brownstone | Brooklyn, NY
"We had the best experience working with Lisa leading up to our April wedding. She stepped in after our previous event planner left the former company that they both worked for and it couldn’t have been a more seamless transition. Whereas some planners might be timid to jump in where another person left off, Lisa was a true professional and expertly took the reins. She was in constant communication with us about details, worked with us to get the best deals for our budget and implemented our ideas perfectly. The day of the wedding ran so smoothly, thanks to Lisa and her team, leaving us to just focus on enjoying our day to the fullest. She is organized, energetic, reliable and just fun to be around. You can tell she really enjoys the entire event planning process and wants each event to be special and unique. Lisa was definitely a big part of the magic we had that day!”
Kristen & Nick | April 2016 | 501 Union | Brooklyn, NY
"During what could have been an overwhelming process of wedding planning, Lisa held our hands through an efficient and manageable schedule - providing expert advice at every turn - and got us down the aisle feeling confident and carefree."
Shara & Anthony | July 2015 | Studio 450 | Manhattan, NY
"Not only is Lisa one of my dearest friends, I also had the pleasure of working with her as the day of coordinator for my wedding in June 2014. She provided me with the best peace of mind a bride needs on one of the most important days of her life. From ensuring all of my vendors knew what to do and when, to making sure my bridal party was on the mark at ceremony time -- she handled my wedding of over 200 guests with grace. My husband and I are so very grateful and thankful to Lisa for applying her clear event management expertise to our very special day -- and we love that we can have her in our daily lives as part of our extended family!"
Xiomara & Dane | June 2014 | Ballroom at the Ben | Philadelphia, PA
"Working with Lisa Brooks was a breath of fresh air. She took our wedding vision and budget and helped us create a magical day we will never forget, going above and beyond; exceeding our expectations and imagination in every way. She helped us plan our menu, worked with vendors and coordinated all of the details so our big day was beautiful, seamless and stress free. Wherever there were potential problems or hiccups, she was creative and helped us work around the with ease (even on the day of); always having suggestions or a creative approach we hadn't thought of. Throughout the entire process she always communicated where we were with budget and kept us on track with things we needed to handle, while keeping us on schedule. With her expertise, she was able to provide details and suggestions that were helpful for our decision-making from menu items/pairings, rentals, run of ceremony, etc. She took the time to get to know us, our style and preference to make the best recommendations that would work for us. Lisa was an angel with a wealth of knowledge & experience and very pleasant to work with. We couldn't have done it without her!"
Michelle & Walter | October 2015 | 632 on Hudson | Manhattan, NY
"Cedarmore Corporation was gifted with the services of Mona Lisa for our annual Girlz Talk Event to benefit girls from underserved communities across Long Island and the surrounding vicinities. Although she was not part of our original planning team, she came to us with her winning smile, positive attitude, creative ideas and AMAZING organizational skills. She work untiringly, traveling significant distances for meetings with the facility, decorators and the planning committee.
Charged with coordinating the Health & Beauty Pavilion aka "a Circle of Sisters" for the teenage girls, she worked seamlessly to coordinate vendors, health organizations and other non-profits to create an experience that the girls would never forget. Throughout the planning process, Lisa efficiently and effectively listened to our goals and objectives and translated them into an experience that exceeded our expectations.
As a non-profit organization, it was impossible for us to "hire her", but she nonetheless gave 150% of her passion and commitment which yielded a successful outcome. We were blessed to have her and recommend her highly to anyone looking for someone to take their event to the next level and make an indelible impression on an event."
Cynthia Roberts - Project Manager - Cedarmore Corporation | July 2016 | Hofstra University | Hempstead, NY
"Lisa Brooks has always been my agency's go to when we begin planning an event. She is an expert at yielding to her client's vision and offering impeccable insight on how to make the planning process flow with next to no error. Her spirit, confidence, calmness and professionalism is always the perfect mixture that you need to lead your team to pull off a full proof activation. Whether we're planning a private 20 person dinner party or an activation for 2000, Lisa is always our first choice to execute our events."
Tekoa K. Kash | Founding Partner & Creative Director | The Teknique Group | NYC - DC - ATL - LA
"From the moment we reached out to Lisa, we knew right away she would be the person to help us coordinate our wedding. She was incredibly down to earth, so thoughtful and accommodating to our needs and exuded a genuine excitement for making our day special. It was clear from the start that she truly loves what she does and that enthusiasm showed throughout the entire process. Lisa was very organized, a calm and warm presence and made planning fun. She provided vendor recommendations for our budget that helped tremendously and was a great sounding board when we needed guidance. She was also wonderful with details we wouldn't have known to even consider. Lisa was skilled at listening to our vision and working with us to make it happen. On the day of our wedding, it was so wonderful to know we were in such good hands. Not only did everything run smoothly, she was also a joy to have there. We are so grateful we found Lisa and we will definitely be recommending her to anyone planning an event. She is professional, grounded, creative and a pleasure to work with. Lisa's truly the best!"
Kelsey & Tom | June 2017 | The Green Building | Brooklyn, NY