Client Reviews for Our Planners

Client Reviews for Our Services

Check out some of the real client reviews from our amazing past clients!

A+A @ Hazelton Manor

“Gurley Events is a one stop shop for your decor, floral and event coordination needs. I wanted a classy and elegant wedding and when I explained my idea/vision to Gurley Events, this team went above and beyond to deliver results that were beyond my expectations. Many of my guests commented on how beautiful the decor and florals were and how the elegance that was displayed set the mood for the wedding. Gurley Events, thank you so much for your detailed eye, your thoroughness and your professionalism throughout the planning process. When planning a wedding with so many moving parts, having a team that you feel you can trust to make your vision come to life truly is a big weight off the brides shoulders and I felt completely comfortable leaving this in this teams hands. Thank you Assunta and Melissa for helping make our wedding as beautiful as it was, for being reliable, professional and for providing suggestions/advice based on your wedding knowledge that truly added a special touch to our day.”

 S+P @ The Estate

“From the very first time I contacted Gurley Events, they were responsive and professional. I was very impressed at our first consultation where Melissa & Assunta had great ideas. I could tell they were very experienced and creative and I felt comfortable knowing that they were taking care of decor. On the day of the wedding, they went above and beyond my expectations. The venue was stunning and guests kept giving us compliments throughout the night. My only regret was that I did not hire Gurley Events for their planning services as well. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gurley Events!! ”

 V+I @ Madsen’s Gardens

Newmarket Wedding - Madsens Garden Wedding“Melissa and Assunta were fantastic! I knew as soon as I met Melissa she would be perfect to help with my big day. She is highly organized and I could tell she was going to care about my wedding as much as I did! I knew that all would be well in her hands. She did so much work leading up to the wedding which I absolutely needed because I was burnt out by then – talk about taking stress away! My wedding had some small hick-ups that were dealt with immediately and professionally by her and Assunta. They didn’t miss a single detail for the set-up. Everything was exactly how I wanted and was beautiful. Hiring a wedding planner is the BEST INVESTMENT you can do for your wedding! I HIGHLY recommend Gurley Events for wedding planning, they were life savers!! Thank you Melissa and Assunta!! ”

 P+W @ The Estate

“Melissa Gurley is an exceptional planner with incredible vision, creativity and a whole lot of patience. As a communications professional, I have planned a number of corporate and high end events so I held Ms. Gurley to a very high standard in planning my wedding and she exceeded my expectations. There are wedding planners out there whom I have met (and interviewed) and they are not any that I would hire. Melissa and her team was professional, punctual, prepared and incredibly personable. Melissa came through with ideas and recommendations that were helpful and made the day easier. I connected her with all of my vendors and they too were impressed in how Gurley Events produced my wedding so much so they are keen to work with her again and recommend her services to others. If you are looking for a focused, dedicated and genuine planner – disregard all the ‘fancy talk’ you may get from other planners and look to work with Melissa Gurley and her team. ”

A+C @ The Venetian

AngieAndCory“I hired Gurley Events for the day of coordination services. At my first meeting with Melissa, we clicked and I knew she was the person who I wanted to coordinate my wedding. Being a planner myself it was hard to give up control but I know how important it is to have someone for the day. Melissa and Assunta did an amazing job from beginning to end. Everything went smoothly and as planned. They were both very efficient and proactive and took care of any issues that arose without me knowing. It was a pleasure working with them and I would recommend them to others. Thank you Melissa and Assunta and i hope we can one day work together again.”

L+R @ Paletta Mansion

Halloween Wedding - Paletta Mansion - Toronto Wedding Planner - Gurley Events“Melissa was absolutely outstanding to work with. We went outside the box a bit and got married Halloween night. That meant approaching things in an entirely different way. That did not phase Melissa. In fact she was very enthusiastic in helping us make the event something truly memorable and unique. We are still hearing from people who said it was the best wedding they’ve been to.

She was always very responsive and professional and worked around my busy schedule to ensure that everything got done on time. We are grateful for all of her help.”

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C+E @ Columbus Event Centre

MKG-1228“Choosing Gurley Events for day-of coordination was one of the best wedding decisions we made! Our Lead and Assistant Coordinators did a phenomenal job managing the details of our big day – from overseeing photographs and the set up of our gorgeous ballroom, to ensuring that our ceremony and reception ran according to plan. My husband and I had an amazing wedding day, and received so many compliments on how beautiful and fun our event was. I know that we have Gurley Events in part to thank for all of that. Melissa and her staff are a pleasure to work with, and I would absolutely recommend GE to other brides considering day-of coordination!”

L+A @ Glen Abbey

Reviews for Wedding Planners“Melissa and her staff of Gurley Events are amazing people. I just had my dream wedding on August 30th and it is a dream come true. She is very organized and professional. I couldn’t imagine what I would do without them. Melissa took care good care of us, made sure that I feel good and comfortable. Some guests, unfortunately, couldn’t make it in the last minutes and there were empty seats. I didn’t like to see empty table in my reception so Melissa and her staff quickly took care of the problem. At the end, all the tables are even numbered and all the guests enjoyed their evening. I highly recommend Melissa and Gurley Events for any bride-to-be. They are professional and they will make your dream wedding come true.”

K+A @ The Rosewater Room

“Melissa was a wonderful addition to our wedding team. In advance of the wedding, she was very responsive and accommodating. On the day of the wedding, she was extremely helpful and organized and kept everything running smoothly. It was so nice to know that both Melissa and her assistant Poonam were watching out for every last detail for us and we didn’t have to think about anything other than enjoying ourselves. We had such a great time all day because we knew all the behind-the-scenes work was taken care of by Melissa. She was a real pleasure to work with and we would highly recommend her.

Thanks so much for all your help!!”

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C+I @ Norseman Walker Lake Resort

10349014_617618298316705_2145268196054659564_n“Melissa was very accommodating and flexible to our needs and wants for our wedding. Melissa met with us a couple times before the wedding and seemed to understand exactly how we saw our wedding day playing out.
Melissa even helped transport stuff to our venue as it was out of town.
The day of our wedding was busy and would have been stressful if not for Melissa! Melissa took care of coordinating with all the vendors, delegating set up, payments and other arrangements. My then Fiance and I were able to relax and concentrate on what was important- each other. The day ran so smoothly. Whenever I had a concern or idea, Melissa had already addressed it. She was a couple steps ahead.Our wedding was beautiful and we are very thankful to Melissa and her assistant. They made the day stress free!”

M+M @ Old Mill Inn

“Jessica from Gurley Events was outstanding! I have no idea what we would have done without her. She took care of everything the day of our wedding. She was always available via e-mail, text or phone and she gave us so many great ideas that made planning so much easier for us. The last thing you want to do at your wedding is stress out with little things, and Jessica made sure that she took care of everything. She was there for all our guests, she made sure that if anything did come up she would take care of it. Our wedding day was the most beautiful and stress-free day because of Jessica. She is extremely professional and she has such a passion for this. She was there for our rehearsal and she made sure that we were keeping up to date with our wedding plans. During the wedding, my cake vendor forgot the cake topper for our wedding cake. Jessica was on top of that and she called them and made sure that they delivered it before the cake cutting. Anytime you need anything she gets it. It was amazing!

You will not be disappointed with Gurley Events and you will realize that it was the probably the best choice you made for your wedding day! AMAZING SERVICE!!!!”
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J+K @ The Manor

 “Melissa was honestly the most valuable asset to our wedding and the best decision we made. She was amazing in every aspect, very organized and made sure our day was everything we hoped for. She was prepared for everything and anything that happened. Not only is she an amazing wedding planner she is also an amazing person with a kind heart and goes out of her way to make sure her clients are happy and stress free. I could not imagine our day without her and I don’t know what we would have done without her! She is one of a kind and I am so glad we found her and will definitely use her again. Every wedding needs a planner to ensure those final and very important details are taken care of. Thank you Melissa for everything you have done for us!”

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L+A @ C Hotel By Carmen’s

Reviews for Wedding Planners“When I was initially looking for a wedding planner for my wedding I wasn’t sure who to go with but from the time I met with Melissa, we had an instant connection and I knew I wanted her to be the one coordinating my wedding on the day of. She is very detailed oriented and knows how to read a bride. she know how to put your mind at ease as us brides tend to worry a lot that something might go wrong.There had to be some last minute change to my ceremony location as it was initially set to happen outside but it rained (showers of blessings) so it had to be moved inside. I had no clue how the indoor space was set up but Melissa kept reassuring me that everything was beautiful and not to worry and it was indeed. I could not have done a better job. She definitely made my day a worry-free one and all I had to do was concentrate on enjoying every moment of my special day.Everything was perfect and if anything went wrong I have no clue what it might have been..lol. Definitely someone I would recommend to any of my friends getting married.”

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