We help joyful couples plan an understated elegant wedding through expert guidance and a calming presence
I was born a planner. For over 25 years, I have been making detailed schedules and calendars for my family, organizing complicated logistics on family excursions, and managing competing wishes and priorities. My nine children remember a massive paper chart which outlined each day’s activities, a strategy that has since transitioned to a digital format. Now, I use online platforms to create “Outer Order and Inner Calm” for my children and clients alike, In many ways, I consider my clients to be my children! Defining structure creates space for creativity, and that creativity is what Events by Sorrell does best. My portfolio includes well over 100 events, which has positioned me to provide skillful guidance and expert advice throughout the planning process.
PLANNER & DESIGNER
"When I got married, I expected to gain one partner - but with Sorrell, you really get two! Sorrell was with us each step of the journey - and with COVID - ours was not smooth. We went from sending out invitations for our original wedding this August, delaying it until 2021, and then making a last-minute decision to do a micro wedding on August 1st. Needless to say, Sorrell was with us each step of the way. She provided calm guidance, flexibility, a deep knowledge of local venues/vendors, and impeccable professionalism. Her relationships with others in the industry were key in helping us pull off our successful micro-wedding in only weeks. She is incredibly mission-driven and cares deeply about each of her couples. I really appreciated how solution-driven she was (especially for this nervous bride) and how she makes sure each bride/groom feels secure and confident in her/their day. You cannot go wrong with hiring Sorrell!"
"SORRELL CARES DEEPLY ABOUT EACH OF HER COUPLES"
If you are in search for THE best wedding planner stop looking, you have found her. Our wedding could not have happened without Sorrell. From the beginning she supported us with a vision, options of vendors and met us where we were at with our goals. She made us feel calm, excited, relaxed in the year leading up to the event. Then once the day(s) came we got to witness her magic in full effect. She held the reins and let us sit back and enjoy the day, our people, our wedding. It's truly like having a fairy godmother who (with a ton of behind the scenes hard work) transforms your location into the vision board you imagined all year. We feel extremely grateful to have had Sorrell and her team with us through this process. We hope you leap at the opportunity to have Sorrell orchestrate your event. We will never be able to recommended her enough.
"Our wedding could not have happened without Sorrell."
Throughout all of the uncertainty and emotional ups-and-downs of planning, she was a calming voice, reassuring us that no matter what, everything would be beautiful. And she was right! Our wedding was gorgeous thanks to her eye for detail and excellent design taste, and we received so many compliments from our guests (“best run wedding I’ve ever attended”). We are so grateful to her and her wonderful team. Sorrell has very close partnerships (and personal friendships!) with some of the best wedding vendors in NH/New England, which ensured that we had a team willing to do whatever it takes to make our day absolutely perfect. She was so easy to work with, truly the kindest soul, and she was always there to answer every email, call or text. After everything we have been through, I consider Sorrell family, and you will, too. You will absolutely not regret hiring her - the best decision we made!
"Words fail to fully capture just how indispensable Sorrell has been to our wedding planning process"
Sorrell is outstanding. She was SUCH a help to us. She made my groom and I feel at ease about everything. Her tools she uses to keep every moving part in order are incredibly helpful resources. Day of, she was a gem. She went above and beyond - truly magic.
"THE BEST DECISION WE MADE."
"SORRELL WAS A CALMING FORCE IN OUR PLANNING"
I had the best experience working with Sorrell! She was a lifesaver for me. Sorrell was so helpful through the entire process from helping us find vendors to keeping us on track for each and every step. She was super responsive to my every question and was a calming force when I needed it. She was always so reassuring that everything would be beautiful and it was. Her design work was STUNNING and she made all of my visions come to life and more. She went above and beyond. Sorrell is very detail orientated and was so accommodating to all of our requests. Not only is she an amazing planner but also so kind and friendly! We were so lucky to have her. I highly recommend Events By Sorrell. Your wedding day will run smoothly and everything will be absolutely gorgeous!!
"She is the BEST!"
My husband and I worked with Sorrell for over a year and a half leading up to our wedding. She was the consummate professional, had wonderful tools to help throughout the planning process and is generally a lovely person. When the weekend of the wedding came, she was a calming force. She managed everything so myself, my husband and our families could focus on enjoying our time. Sorrell is incredibly well connected in the industry. Every vendor she connected us with was wonderful and easy to work with. Her aesthetic choices were also wonderful. She has great taste! Overall, if you're thinking of working with her, do it! She is the BEST!
"We couldn’t have done it without the Events by Sorrell team."
Sorrell Downing is the ultimate wedding planner every step of the way. Her organization, vendor contacts and keeping everything on track helped us book a large wedding in 6 months. Sorrell was there each step of the way to coordinate with vendors, the venue and ensure everyone was on the same page. She was open and honest on what we need and what we didn’t need to meet our wedding vision. On the day of the wedding, Sorrell and her team ensured every little detail was perfect and it was. They went above and beyond to ensure the the flow of the event went smoothly. Everyone had the best night. Sorrell and her team are the ultimate team of professionals to make your wedding day a dream come true. She is a calming presence throughout the planning process - Sorrell helped my sister and my best friend with their weddings and she has nailed it every time. She is the most wonderful person inside and out and we couldn’t have done it without her.