CONSULTATION. ORGANIZATION. EXECUTION.
Our goal is to help mature, high-achieving women and industry leaders eliminate chaos and maximize time when it comes to planning their corporate events, weddings, and other milestone celebrations.
As a Woman-Owned and Minority-Owned Event Management company with roots in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, we’ve been producing events ranging from intimate to citywide since 2004.
Our Chief Experience Organizer is fifth generation Alexandrian, Marilyn Patterson. Known for delivering excellence in event experiences, Marilyn’s expertise is widely sought in planning, design, coordination, and execution.
By living out our own motto – ‘Building Relationships. Delivering Excellence.’ - our clients include high-profile celebrities, nationally recognized dignitaries, and great individuals like you!
WHAT MAKES JOYOUS EVENTS DISTINCTIVE?
Joyous Events is the preferred producer for many Signature Events in Alexandria, VA, a popular historic Washington, DC destination named one of the Best Small Cities on the Rise 2022 by Southern Living and one of the Top 3 Best Small Cities in the U.S. 2021 by Condé Nast Traveler.
We specialize in fundraising event experiences for non-profits, and we always donate to the causes of our clients.
Mature brides come to us for guidance through the nuances of wedding planning later in life. Mature Brides Rock!
“If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner, please choose Marilyn of Joyous Events.
Not only did she do a spectacular job overall, she also made sure we had everything we desired. She has connections to other vendors which takes away all the guess work and makes planning that much easier. It worked out for us more than we could have ever imagined. Marilyn created a stress-free planning process.”
- Happy Client
EVENT PLANNING SERVICES
We consult, organize and execute solutions for event experiences that range from intimate to citywide.
“I absolutely had a wonderful experience working with Joyous Events.
Their services were great, they were extremely professional, responsive and we felt valued as a client. It was beautiful and will always be memorable thanks to Joyous Events.”
- Happy Client
Joyous Events produces event experiences that celebrate, showcase, fundraise and inspire.
Our Chief Experience Organizer is fifth generation Alexandrian, Marilyn Patterson. Her expert perspective is sought-after in the areas of planning, design, coordination, and execution, earning Joyous Events a reputation of producing events that are the 'Talk of the Town!'
Marilyn and the Joyous Events team seek to identify and empower the next generation of event professionals. By providing educational opportunities, practical experiences, and mentorship, we can ensure that the future of special events has a diverse pool of professionals who deliver experiences that make a strong impact for years to come.
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