Merryl Brown Events specializes in producing seamless, sophisticated and memorable social events including dinner parties, baby showers, anniversary parties, birthday parties, mitzvahs and family reunions. Call us to discuss how we can design an event for you that exceeds your expectations and that allows you to not only enjoy your party but to see those who mean the most to you having the time of their lives.
We work extensively with nationally recognized experts, ensuring that only the most proven professionals take part in creating your event. We have produced events in a wide variety of venues and are experts at transforming unexpected spaces into masterpieces of design. We have been recognized nationally and internationally for excellence as event planners, wedding planners and corporate event planners, receiving top awards from the esteemed International Special Events Society, the National Association for Women in Communications, Event Solutions and BizBash, among others. Our experience and professionalism is reflected in our ability to listen to our clients' needs and to translate them into events that are both exquisite and flawlessly produced.
You dream big. We make it happen. We will work with your vision and your budget and provide you with the best of our creativity, professional expertise, outstanding organizational abilities, and deep knowledge of resources and contacts. Understated or over-the-top, formal and extravagant or fun and laid-back—you decide, and we will bring it to life.
This was a spectacular tented affair at the Santa Barbara Polo Club on the lawn with cocktails, dinner and dancing to a fantastic DJ that had everyone up and on their feet from the moment he started playing! The party has been widely touted as the "best event that anyone has ever seen at the Santa Barbara Polo Club!" We would agree! It was truly a night to remember - gorgeous crowd, beautiful décor, one of Santa Barbara's best caterers - the perfect way to end the polo season!
"Thank you for putting on such a fabulously spectacular party! Such good energy!"
—Arlene Montesano, Montecito, CA
A cocktail and tapas party that we designed for a chic young crowd with a "Havana Nights" theme was truly an event for the history books! The soiree took place on a gorgeous Montecito night, under the stars with a lovely mist rising from the pool, adding to the dramatic ambience.
"Merryl not only created a beautiful and wonderful party (and really fun for our mostly college age guests), she was a pleasure to work with. She thought of everything—no detail escaped her and she worked incredibly hard."
—Lina Beltran, New York, NY
We love nothing more than a Halloween Dance Party and this one was truly fabulous! Some of the details included: a beautifully draped room, dramatic lighting, moss and cobweb laden chandeliers, uber-chic pumpkin orange furniture, an over-the-top graveyard photo op area replete with tombstones and skeletons, a rockstar DJ who kept the crowd dancing until midnight, amazing organic vegan hors d'oeuvres and fabulous custom cupcakes, a room filled with guests in their Halloween finest and our signature MBE costumed greeters (who we dress up every chance we get)! This party was the perfect mix of elegance, humor and attitude - the ideal recipe for a frightfully fun evening!
"Our Halloween event produced by Merryl Brown Events was a huge success. Their work is always creative, professional, and they have consistently delivered quality events that exceeded our expectations. Working with Merryl is always a pleasure."
—Kate Blake, Community Relations Manager, lynda.com
We created a fabulous cocktail lounge at Tydes Restaurant in Montecito's famous Coral Casino overlooking the blue Pacific and the setting sun. It was the night before the "supermoon," so the evening sky was spectacular, especially through the dramatic cloud formations. The cocktail party was followed by a raucous nightclub in the club's courtyard. The entire area was surrounded by diaphanous white curtains, uplit in fuschia, with the awesome DJ Mike Ober keeping guests on their feet. It was an unforgettable night for both our client and all of his guests who had flown in from around the country!
"Thanks so much for everything; our party was perfect!! It was so nice to have everything so well-organized and well-planned; every design detail and decision was perfectly executed and better than the next. We can't wait for you to plan our next party! Thanks again for everything. You and your colleagues are truly talented, wonderful hosts!"
—Chad Dorsey, Dallas, Texas
Sumptuous cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, a festive celebration at dinner and an over-the-top Celebrating the Sweetness of Life® dessert table highlighted this 40th birthday party. Held in the Hydrangea Cottage, Old Adobe and courtyard at Montecito's famed San Ysidro Ranch, it was an incredibly elegant affair.
"Merryl is the consummate event planner. Every single detail is tended to by Merryl with love, enthusiasm, generosity of spirit and astounding attention to detail. Not only is everything she does spectacularly beautiful, but also socially responsible. She perfectly exemplifies the future of elegant and sustainable entertaining."
—Hollye Jacobs, www.thesilverpen.com
This adorable event was a first birthday party at an estate in Montecito, CA with a Valentine's Day theme. The party consisted of a lovely afternoon tea, arts and crafts, and an old-fashioned marionette show, followed by cake and other treats on the veranda. It was a magical afternoon for both the children and their parents, high up in the foothills overlooking all of Montecito down to the ocean and the Channel Islands.
"Merryl planned the perfect party for my daughter's first birthday...from the first idea meeting to the day of, working with Merryl was a joy! Guests said it was the most elegant children's party they had ever been to...and Merryl Brown's eye, flair for special touches and passion for perfection helped make it a day I will never forget."
—Jennifer Hale, Editorial Director of Santa Barbara Magazine and C California Style Magazine