"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will always remember how you made them feel" - Maya Angelou

“Extraordinary!” – the word most often used to describe an event produced by Lisa Feldman Event Planning & Design. Since 2003 Lisa and her creative team have rolled out dozens of enchanting weddings, exceptional birthday and anniversary parties, fun-filled Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebrations and highly polished social and corporate events.

Lisa is passionate about people, parties, and beautiful details. She gets excited by the challenge of “wowing” clients. Whether that means a breathtaking moment amid the festivities, a gorgeous physical setting, or something funny that makes everyone smile.

Inquiries come in for events with possible dates and a vague idea but generally clients don’t know what’s possible within their time and budget requirements. That’s where Lisa’s expertise comes in! Void of templates, she asks insightful questions, listens intently, and then collaborates to express the client’s vision. Together making each event a personal, memorable and meaningful celebration.

With expert focus, clear communication, and a craving for creativity, Lisa attends to every detail — from theme development and budgeting to staging, menu planning and transportation; from invitations and flowers to music, photography and thank-you notes. Her team of trusted professionals includes the most creative talents in the Bay Area — artists, caterers, floral designers, graphic designers, lighting and staging experts, and an incredible list of exceptional bands and DJs.

Each event brings Lisa such delight! She looks for the spiritual and visual significance in everything she does. Always striving to be prepared for it all, with lots of energy and a smile to keep everyone in high spirits and everything on track.

Lisa pours her heart and soul into making sure the team at Lisa Feldman Design produces a truly great event so that the memories are magical and last a lifetime. When you want something more from your event, something joyful and heartfelt from the invitations to the last dance, consider Lisa Feldman Event Planning & Design. 


“I had the pleasure of working with Lisa Feldman for many years while I was in San Francisco working at the St. Regis Hotel. She is the epitome of a great planner and an awesome event designer. There are very few in the industry that have the talent to do both – bringing to the table savvy event planning with highly creative designs for once in your life events. I am hopeful I can entice her to do events at Pebble Beach. Our resort could use her talent for executing brilliantly and making it fun in the process. Be prepared – you will go through “event withdrawal” after working with Lisa so start thinking about the next event you will plan with her!”

Barry Peterson
Director of Resort Catering & Conference Services, Pebble Beach Company

“As I think about the amazing wedding of my daughter Orlee and her groom Dave, I am so grateful to have had you as the party organizer. You were so helpful, positive, and creative throughout the process. From the invitations to the design of the marvelous tent, you gave your input professionally. I felt you respected every input I had and added to it to create the perfect balance between elegance, warmth and a welcoming atmosphere. Many of the thank you notes from our friends commented about that balance. Lisa, it was a pleasure to work with you and I am looking forward to working together on the next party.”

Varda Rabin
Tiburon, California

“We had the great pleasure of working with Lisa to plan our SF wedding. As Texas transplants, we were unsure how to start – luckily, we discovered her right away. She is creative, unflappable, and has an impeccable sense of taste. Our guests have repeatedly told us how beautiful everything was and how smoothly the wedding went. My wife and I cannot come up with a single thing that we would change. Lisa was a big part of that. In the end, it felt like a close friend was helping us plan our wedding, and for that we will always be grateful.”

Chelsea & Chris
San Francisco, California

“Lisa is the most incredible and creative party planner! Her taste, attention to detail and professionalism adds up to the most exquisite and fun party ever. She gets it all done! We would never do a party without her!”

Joyce Newstat & Susan Lowenberg
San Francisco, California
“I can highly recommend Lisa Feldman as a wedding and event planner. Lisa helped my husband, daughter and I plan and execute an entire wedding weekend. The wedding and reception took place at the St. Regis in San Francisco. This was our third daughter to be married and I believe I have learned about wedding planners and weddings!! Lisa has many strengths that I found to be quite helpful when planning such an important event. First of all, she is a person I could be best friends with. She was easy for my daughter and I to connect with and communicated in a way that was clear and unassuming. She has common sense, wisdom and experience. She was readily responsive to our emails, calls and questions. My daughter remembers Lisa taking a phone call from her, just before entertaining dinner guests herself one evening! All of her recommendations for outside vendors were personable and of exceptional quality. She knew where to go to secure what we needed! I loved Lisa’s high standard for doing everything! She has an incredible talent for design. I appreciate that she was graciously working behind the scenes, long after I turned off my lights, finalizing the details for the many “design particulars” involved with our wedding. From the 200+fashionable gift bags, which were delivered to each guests hotel room, to the last dance by the amazing band she recommended, our daughters wedding was one incredible event. We received many notes from our guests after the wedding, thanking us for the amazing beauty, love and fun that was generated. Basically, Lisa helped us to “not miss a beat” with our daughter’s wedding. My daughter wanted a beautiful, fashionable, loving wedding for our family and friends. Lisa was able to help us execute that goal. Too bad I don’t have another daughter to marry as I would look forward to my year of planning with Lisa!”
Paula Shuer
Mountain View, California
“Lisa Feldman helped make our wedding vision into a reality. From meticulous scheduling of the day, to invitations, to design, to flawless execution on the actual day, Lisa had amazing ideas, taste, and connections. She helped make the day a dream. We trusted her entirely and on the actual day, didn’t have to worry about a thing since we knew we were in her capable hands. She has our highest recommendation!”
Sarah Buchwalter Rabin & Ari Rabin
San Francisco, California

“I don’t know where to begin when describing how wonderful it was working with Lisa! I am in the event industry and have executed numerous weddings for my own clients. There is no way I could have gotten through our wedding without Lisa. I had a particular vision in mind that was untraditional from a formal white wedding. As soon as I met with Lisa she understood and ran with it. She has many great ideas which added to my vision and helped me bring it to life.

I am a control freak and it was hard for me to trust someone to take over. After my first meeting with Lisa, I knew she would be even more detailed than me. All the small details I was agonizing over were discussed and addressed by Lisa; it seemed as if she was reading my mind. With Lisa’s help, I was able to relax and enjoy the entire day and night.

If you are looking for an event planner to assist with your wedding, Lisa is the one! She is an expert in her field and an invaluable resource. I cannot wait to work with Lisa again and I cannot recommend her enough for any type of event! Thank you Lisa for making our wedding so easy and unforgettable!!”

Stephanie Scott
Assistant General Manager, Terra Gallery

“Lisa knows all the secrets to an amazing event. The things that you would never think about that make the venue, the schedule, and the ambiance click are Lisa’s forte. Lisa’s attention to detail is obsessive (in a good way). Her staff is friendly and encouraging. Working with Lisa is like having a member of the family (who you get along with) plan your event.”

Tanya and Mark Bernstein
San Francisco, California

“Thanks for making a wonderful wedding for us! The comments from all our friends have been nothing short of “spectacular”. Jessica and Jonathan were beaming from ear to ear since Sunday. They were thrilled!!!

We continue to get emails and calls about what a glorious wedding and weekend from start to finish. We thank you for everything. It was truly a “piece of art” that was accomplished with a lot of hard work on your part. We will have tremendous memories from that glorious wedding. Sincerest thank you for all your tremendous work!”

Monica and Alan Zimmerman
San Francisco, California

“Lisa has worked with me to plan numerous day programs, not to mention the YPO International Event “YPO Wine Experience” which won “Best Experience- in YPO International” and, most recently, an entire YPO chapter year. There is no one more resourceful, pleasant to work with, creative, and that can get it done than Lisa Feldman.”

David R. Duncan
President Silver Oak Winery

“Lisa has a fabulous eye for design and great attention to details. She is fabulous at reminding and assisting with the planning of the tiniest of details yet never looses sight of the big picture.

She is patient with those indecisive and is very good with people, and can help you when dealing with the differences of opinion between family members. She will help you develop and clarify your vision for your wedding without steering you to different ideas that might not be yours.

She helped make our wedding a masterpiece and helped us showcase our wedding in a number of magazines.”

Orlee Rabin
San Francisco, California
“Lisa is an exceptional planner! From our first meeting, all the way through the process, she helped achieve an amazing dream come true wedding for us. Her understanding of what needed to be done, attention to details and exceptional care far surpassed our expectations. As a result, we celebrated our day in a way that can only be described a glorious – it was in a word – perfect! If you are looking for someone to carry your vision into reality – Lisa is your person!!”
Pam Swain and Jim Candler
San Rafael, California
“Lisa Feldman is one of the most passionate, dedicated, creative, and energetic people that we have ever met in our life! Lisa was able to incorporate our vision and transform it into a unique party experience. Her constant attention to every detail allowed us to relax and enjoy our own party. She was conscious of budget but convinced us to splurge in areas that she thought were essential, making the evening one that surpassed our wildest expectations!”
Davina & Bruce Isackson
Hillsborough, California
“Lisa is an absolute delight. It was a pleasure to work with her. She has had a lot of experience doing weddings and other large events in the greater San Francisco area so she knows which vendors to recommend. She is very organized and stayed on top of all the various things we delegated to her. She was happy to volunteer to do anything we found difficult to do. She dealt with wedding car rentals and shuttles, the hotel brunch, organized welcome bags for the out of town guests, liaised with the caterer and all the other vendors, found a DJ, made sure the tent went up on time, got back up heaters for the tent, did the wedding ceremony pamphlet and menu cards, did a time line for the wedding etc. She kept her eye on our budget and helped negotiate the best deals. We were confident that anything she was responsible for would be done on time and perfectly. Lisa ran the rehearsal the day before the wedding and was there on the day of the wedding making sure that everything was going as planned. She was our experienced aide-de-camp. Lisa is very smart and very sensitive. She learned the names of the key family members right away and was very open and supportive of the bride and groom’s desire to create certain parts of the ceremony themselves. She was always positive and non-judgmental. I relied heavily on her advice throughout our planning. Her suggestions were always creative yet based in the practical. We spoke and emailed often; Lisa was always easy to contact. Our family went out to California the final week before the wedding calm and relaxed because everything was so well organized. Our daughter, who, at first, was not sure about having a wedding planner, was totally won over by Lisa’s easy smile and perfectionism.”
Tricia Hastings
Dedham, Massachusetts
“Working with Lisa has been a wonderful experience. We have used her for both our sons’ Bar Mitzvahs and are planning to use her for our daughter’s party as well. We found her to be very responsive to our requests, mindful of our budget, and incredibly creative. How many other parties have coconut monkeys as their centerpieces and an eight foot tall tiki god on the dance floor! Most importantly, we got to spend our time enjoying the parties rather than worrying about the details. We knew, without a doubt, that Lisa had everything under control.”
Susan Cohen
Ross, California

Wow!!! I’m still in the zone… Thank you thank you thank you….it was a perfect night. Thanks Lisa for all of your tireless work…you have to be tired, Ms. Tireless! It was the most amazing party… best of my life… and the feedback is… well let’s just say we knocked it out of the ballpark. It was so colorful and light and beautiful and delicious and fun and more… fun… those dance heads were hilarious… And to add… everyone who worked it was a joy… and willing and able and a delight… Thank you so much for your help…. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Susan Swig
San Francisco
“Thank you so much for all the time effort and thought that you put into our wedding day. It was perfect! We have only the best memories of our day. Thank you for taking all of our ideas and making them a reality. Also, absolutely every person that you recommended (the band, makeup, officiant…) was perfect. Thank you for making the daunting task of planning a wedding so pleasurable!”
Nicole and Adam Cote
Palo Alto, California

“Working with Lisa on my son’s Bar Mitzvah was a fantastic experience. Lisa was professional and fun. She always had creative ideas and could easily interpret what I wanted. We were able to brainstorm together and her recommendations were excellent, and her ideas thoughtful. Lisa’s artistic eye contributed greatly to the look and feel of the celebration. Lisa always kept me informed of budget considerations and presented alternatives when necessary. She made sure that I made decisions in a timely manner. She is an excellent negotiator and negotiated the contract for my event with a venue that had never done a Bar Mitzvah. She made them comfortable from the start. Not only was the planning done perfectly, but the event was a great success. Lisa’s honest and testimonials & letters, trustworthy nature, combined with her good humor and creative talent, made working together very enjoyable. I would never choose to work with anyone else. I can’t wait for her to plan my daughter’s wedding—but not too soon!”

Jane K. Springwater
Friedman Dumas & Springwater LLP, San Francisco
“Working with Lisa Feldman of “Lisa Feldman Event Planning & Design” is always a pleasure. She has helped plan many special occasions for our family so I speak from experience. She is creative, responsive and resourceful. She also listens carefully to what the clients want incorporating their ideas for the desired ambiance of the event. Her staff is also a delight whether it is assisting at the party itself or providing chaperone services for younger guests. I have recommended Lisa’s design services to friends who seemed very pleased with the resulting celebrations.”
Barbara Rosenberg
San Francisco, California

“We worked with Lisa on my son’s Bar Mitzvah we could not have been happier. Our event was a fairly large affair and the closer we got to the date and the more complicated the details became, the more grateful I was that I was working with Lisa Feldman. No matter how organized, resourceful or creative you may be…. Lisa Feldman is MORE…her resources are endless…her creativity is boundless, her energy is remarkable, and her ingenuity is without peer. Most of all Lisa truly cares about your event and your family. We never doubted that our celebration was important to her. We were so, so happy with how it all turned out. One of the most remarkable things about Lisa is that she doesn’t have a need to make your event “her event” I have worked with all kinds of designers…interior designers, etc. but Lisa won’t push something on a client that isn’t right for the client and their family. She doesn’t push her aesthetic, which can often be the case with designers/planners. She tries very hard to understand you and your family’s sense of your event and then wonderfully helps you realize that.” 

Lisa Rosenberg
Kentfield, California

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