As with most industries across South Africa, the events industry has undergone significant change. The internet (primarily social media channels) and new technologies have been the driving forces behind these rapid changes; organisers and planners have had to adapt to new trends and changing consumer preferences.
Recent movements like activities-based experiences and event tech adoption (live streaming, A.I, interactive venues etc) are taking the field by storm and revolutionising the way in which events are designed, planned and executed.
We have put together a list of 13 event planners in Cape Town and around the Western Cape who are at the forefront of these exciting changes. Through collaborative conceptualisation, meticulous planning and sound execution, these event and wedding planners are pushing the creativity envelope by giving their guests and customers the ultimate event experience.
Ammo-Creative is a Stellenbosch based event coordinating, with a huge love for creating the perfect moment for people to celebrate life.They pride themselves on making sure every client gets a unique concept and experience combined with a hands on approach with all aspects of the event, ensures the clients ideas are bought to life.
Get in contact: Amo-Creative
Kirsty and her team from Weddings Out of Africa are a wedding co-ordination company, that, to-date has assisted with the planning of over a thousand weddings including the stunning celebrity weddings of Countess Victoria Spencer in Cape Town in 2005 & Nicole Fox in 2009.
Kirsty’s experience and contacts in the industry allow Weddings Out of Africa to create the perfect dream day for you
Get in contact: Weddings Out of Africa
Specialising in corporate and private events such as weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, Blue Bird Events also organises brand launches and has worked with a number of local and international brands.A keen eye for detail and a passion for working with people are some of the few qualities that separate Blue Bird Events from the rest.
Get in contact: Blue Bird Events
Zilugile or Ziggy as she is know by is all about creating unique experiences. Offering a unique blend of style and creativity, Quencess Styled Functions has produced simply amazing events for both newly weds and corporates alike.
Get in contact: Quencess Styled Functions
Canelle Productions specialises in creating innovative, sophisticated and contemporary events. Bringing to life the story our clients wish to tell is the goal. They are passionate about delivering breath-taking events, no matter what the budget. Canelle Production’s success is built on a transparent and honest project plan that ensures a healthy and professional relationship between the client, provider and key suppliers/
Get in contact: Canelle Productions:
With clients from across the globe, Anna Marcelle Weddings have worked with a diverse range of venues, tailoring to many requests and various briefs. Anna prides herself in working closely with couples to create their perfect day, seeing beautiful, emotive end results while keeping one thing constant; the personal touch.
Get in contact: Anna Marcelle Weddings:
- Lara Dippenaar and Meg Tonkin (Megara Events)
Megara Events is a full service, bespoke event planning company focusing specifically on weddings and private events. Lara with her people skills and creativity coupled with Meg’s formidable planning and problem solving skills make this duo the ultimate event planning package. These two directors and co-founders are two proud fempreneurs who love making event magic happen.
Get in contact: Megara Events:
- Lucinde Von Wiellingh (Creations by Cinde)
Creatiions By Cinde like to do things a little differently. There bold approach to eventing has allowed them to produce amazing events that always strive for a WOW response.
Get in contact with Creations by Cinde:
- Elzahn `Stuart-Fox (Le Fox Weddings and Events)
With Le Fox Weddings and Events your celebration will be a memorable, magical experience, perfectly planned and beautiful executed. Le Fox Weddings and Events pride themselves in working closely with clients, toiloring events and ensuring a uniquely authentic experience.
- Kendall Lodewyk (Pure Weddings And Events)
Pure Weddings & Events is set apart by flair for all things unique and an insatiable appetite for innovation – not to mention a commitment to keeping a trained eye on every last detail. Their projects are handpicked for their ability to ignite our imagination – your guarantee that your special event has 100% of our talent, expertise and attention.
Get in contact: Pure Weddings and Events:
- Keelyn Crowley (I Do Box)
I Do Box is a boutique event planning, styling and coordination group offering tailormade services with a particular focus on creativity and organisation. They offer an elegant, stylish and original perspective that can be seen from planning through to design and execution. A planning company that has already made waves through the industry.
Get in contact: I Do Box:
- Tanja Schuemann (Elation)
Elation is a full service event & conferencing agency, specialising in unique, one of a kind travel projects / experiences in Southern Africa. They are dedicated, passionate & enthusiastic perfectionist. We are renowned for our “out of the box” creativity and “everything is possible” attitude towards our clients’ expectations.
Get in contact: Elation
- Paul Du Preez (Lounge Co)
Having gained experience from the Aleit Academy and Okasie, Lounge Co provides event planning and management, specializing in floral, and lounging arrangements. Based in Stellenbosch, operating in the Cape winelands and the greater Cape Town area Lounge Co embodies the values of style and elegance.
Get in contact: Lounge Co