Seattle, WA

GATHER Events is a wedding planner located in Seattle, Washington. Originally Maris Events, the company was founded in 2010 by dynamic duo Alissa Lawton and Meredith Geffert. They are planners, designers and producers. Thinking of themselves as architects, they build your wedding piece by piece, from being OCD about your wedding plan to creating the aesthetic that translates your vision to life. Let them work with you to build your perfect day!

Services Offered

GATHER Events can provide a number of wedding planning services for your special day. With their stand-out ability to create custom decor, installations, florals and paper goods, their services allow them to add a personalized touch to your one-of-a-kind wedding. Additional services GATHER Events has available include the following:

  • Partial planning

  • Full planning

  • Event design

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out of 5.0
14 Reviews
Quality of Service
Alissa and the GATHER team are crazy competent, extremely friendly, and wildly fun to work with (and as a bonus: they’ll save you a ton of money by making sure you think about the things you’d forget to think about)!!! Alissa was the second vendor we booked after our venue and we wish she’d had been the first. We booked Alissa & GATHER for their “month of” package and it was the best decision we made, hands down. She is the profound professional, points out places to save and places to splurge (depending on what you’re looking for), has a kick-ass preferred vendor list, and has been in the industry long enough to have a crazy depth of knowledge of local vendors. Our wedding went off almost without a hitch, but when the one issue did arise she helped us brainstorm solutions and work with our other vendors to solve the problem. For day-of, she helped us scope extra staffing requirements and add some last second details that really paid off in smiling guest faces. Many guests commented on the friendliness of the event staff and, while it is a small detail, it added a lot to the event. The GATHER team and Alissa are great planners and, just as importantly, great people who care deeply about what they do. 100% recommend.
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Katie was so incredible to have as a wedding coordinator. She really took the time to have a perfect understanding of my vision for every aspect of the wedding, down to the last detail, and then executed it all exactly as I had hoped. I felt so comfortable with her at the helm. Plus she took the time to make sure my husband and I took out time to get something to eat and drink and had a moment to cherish everything going on. I would absolutely hire her again in a heartbeat!
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Laura Allin and all the Gather girls are true dream weavers! We hired Laura / Gather for soup-to-nuts planning for our 3 day wedding weekend in Joshua Tree, and the result was pure magic...we are still floating. Word to the wise: enlisting their full services is 100% worth it (for secondary events too), and actually ends up saving you money on the backend. The wedding Laura created for us was the most magical thing my husband or I have ever known, period. Our guests have all been saying the same thing: "it was the most magical wedding they've ever been to." Laura did so much more than put on a memorable event; everyone felt transported to another place and time by the amount of beauty, love, and warmth of that night. Laura has an engineer's logistical brilliance combined with a set designer's sense of color, texture, and vibe, and a psychiatrist's emotional intelligence. As a designer, I had very specific ideas about decor and vendors, which made the wedding one big creative collaboration with Laura at the helm. Always steering things firmly in the right direction, always with a keen eye for details, and always with the perfect tone. Our wedding was a logistical rubik's cube. Our hearts were set on a stunning venue in the middle of the desert without cell service and no infrastructure. We wanted to bring 140 people to this place, and somehow make the whole thing ELEGANT to top it off (without going broke). Thanks to Laura and her wonderful team's vast amount legwork and trips to the desert, everything happened smoothly and on time. She alleviated our stress and made planning fun. She shared in and contributed to the collaborative, creative spirit of the wedding (she even stitched custom flags for our tent!). She managed the million moving parts with absolute competence and a steady hand. Most of all, she values and appreciates the magnitude of marriage and love above all else. She became our friend, and left an indelible mark on our lives in the process.
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Wedding Planning Pricing
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