Allison Barnes Events was founded in 2011 when Allison followed her intuition and decided a traditional 9-5 wasn't for her. Her degree in psychology & post grad education in event management has paved the way for Allison Barnes Events' success. Allison has built an incredibly talented team of planners and coordinators who go above and beyond for their clients! We are proud to serve clients locally in the DC, VA & MD region as well as worldwide.
We believe in love & celebrating love. We find inspiration in the beauty this world has to offer & we look forward to making your event reflect the love & beauty in your relationship.
Allison was a dream to work with. She was always relaxed and calm, ready with a joke, and put us at ease. She's done high end and small weddings, but I never felt nervous or embarrassed if I said there were little things I didn't feel like spending money on or didn't care about. I could ask her anything wedding related and was so happy to have her advice. She's honest, thoughtful, and really fun to hang out with. We went with the full planning package, and I have zero regrets. She really made our wedding so special. It felt personal, unique, and beautiful.
It’s difficult for me to put into words how incredible Allison and the entire ABE team is – from our first phone call with Allison to our wedding day, we felt so supported and knew we could trust Allison and her team with every detail. Allison’s deep knowledge of the industry resulted in the most beautiful wedding that blew us and our guests away.
Allison made planning our wedding possible. She was unbelievably organized and ensured that our day went flawlessly. My fiance and I were living in Florida for much of our wedding planning and we relied heavily on Allison to help us coordinate with vendors. Day-of she made sure that everyone performed per their contracts and made the entire experience stress-free for my fiance and I. I honestly don't know how we would have planned our wedding without her and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a planner who will go above and beyond to make your wedding run smoothly.
Hiring Allison was the best decision we made! We did the full planning package and she was with us from start to finish. Allison is wonderful to work with, she gave us great advice and led us through the process but is also just fun to be around. We had the most amazing day, her day-of execution was great, she made sure everything kept running smoothly despite a few bumps in the road. She also has a great creative eye and knack for detail, something I am very much lacking, so she helped pull the full vision together and we couldn't be happier!