Tonya Szele Events specializes in timeless celebrations. Our elevated client experience, attention to detail, and flawless execution make us experts at turning your event vision into a cherished memory.
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Maybe you want to host a baby shower for expectant parents, a retirement dinner for your significant other, or a weekend excursion or corporate retreat for your employees. Whatever your wish, I’m here to make it happen with professionalism, creativity, and enthusiasm. Let’s impress your guests – coastal style!
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If you’ve already started planning your wedding but need support from a team who has planned hundreds of events, look no further. This experience helps you create a cohesive vision for your wedding and takes care of all vendor coordination and logistics management.
Your wedding should feel as unique as your love story. Equally parts custom design and coordination, this experience offers a personalized, thorough planning process from day one. We specialize in creating entire wedding weekend experiences for your guests, not just one day!
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I’ve always loved a good party. If you’re wandering around Santa Barbara, chances are you’ll spot me sipping a margarita engaged in a long conversation with friends. As an event planner, I love the process of listening to your ideas, clarifying your vision, and translating it into a memorable event that leaves your guests raving for months afterwards.
"To say that Tonya and her entire team at Tonya Szele Events were fantastic would be an enormous understatement. She and her team were exceptional in their professionalism, knowledge of the local market and wedding/event production field, ability to adapt and accommodate each individual request in a highly personalized way tailored to our specific needs, and overall extremely calming energy throughout what can otherwise be a very stressful wedding planning process. She also has incredibly strong relationships with all of the Santa Barbara area's vendors which allowed her to make thoughtful, efficient and customized recommendations based on our budget, vision and venue specifically. Though Tonya has her skilled support system in her talented colleagues, she was refreshingly hands-on with every detail of our planning process which made us feel very special and prioritized in spite of our knowing how many other clients she was working with simultaneously (knowledge based on the fact that we had the good fortune of attending so many of our friends' weddings the year of and prior to our own wedding for which Tonya was also the event planner of choice). I can say with absolute confidence that my husband, immediate family, bridal party and I were all infinitely grateful to have Tonya in our corner in the months and days leading up to - and on - our wedding day. The event truly went off without a hitch (to our knowledge) and absolutely shattered our already exceedingly high expectations of what we wanted our wedding day to be. There is no better choice in Santa Barbara than Tonya Szele Events!"
"...I can say with absolute confidence that my husband, immediate family, bridal party and I were all infinitely grateful to have Tonya in our corner in the months and days leading up to - and on - our wedding day. The event truly went off without a hitch (to our knowledge) and absolutely shattered our already exceedingly high expectations of what we wanted our wedding day to be..."