Consultation. Strategy. Execution.

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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.

The event was excellent; the team made everything move smoothly and very efficient. The guests were very impressed. The event exceeded my expectations. The total process from the first meeting to the end of the event was not stressful for me. The vendor made a special effort to ensure that I also enjoyed the event.  

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If you want the most professional, open-minded, respectful, kind-hearted event planner, please choose Marilyn of Joyous Events. She coordinated our 10-year vow renewal. 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, the vow renewal was more than we could have ever imagined. Marilyn created a stress-free planning process.

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Joyous Events LLC is a Woman and Minority Owned Event Management Company headquartered in Old Town Alexandria, VA since 2004.  We consult, strategize and execute solutions for event experiences that range from intimate to citywide.


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 well-managed experiences.


By living out our own motto – ‘Building Relationships. Delivering Excellence.’ - Joyous Events has earned the opportunity to work with high profile celebrities, nationally and locally recognized dignitaries and great individuals like you!

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We believe in education and that affiliations matter - here are some of ours:


Alexandria Chamber of Commerce

National Society of Black Wedding and Event Professionals (Founding Member)

DC Events Coalition

Live Events Coalition

Event Safety Alliance

The Bridal Society

The Association of Bridal Consultants

Leadership Alexandria

Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. (Life Member)

The Signature CEO Conference

 George Washington University

Virginia State University



Use your time and resources to build relationships,

raise funds and thrive.

We'll manage the experience.

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We're here to help!


Celebrate joyously knowing that you will look like a Rock Star to those who are most important to you.


Peace of Mind will occur when you trust the organization and details to your Advocates, our team of experts, to execute for you. 

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Not just an event. A joyous experience!

City Wide Celebrations 

First Night Alexandria, Inc.; Alexandria Redevelopment & Housing Authority; Volunteer Alexandria



ACT for Alexandria; Community Lodgings; Northern Virginia Urban League; Hopkins House


National Conferences 

National Organization of Minority Architects; Mocha Moms, Inc.

Recognition Events 

  Alexandria Commission for Women; Living Legends of Alexandria; Alexandria Hall of Fame



Congressional Black Caucus Foundation; Chatman for Congress

Grand Opening / Launch

Iron Mountain; K. Dixon Architecture

Cruise Wedding Coordinators at Cruise Maryland 

The Wedding Experience - Royal Caribbean and Carnival

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Joyous Events LLC

112 S. Patrick St. Alexandria, VA 22314  |  703.229.6569

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