“Thanks again for doing such a great job yesterday and doing so much to help make River Affair such a nice event. Please pass along our thanks to your staff as well. The food and dinks were delicious, and of course the setting couldn't have been more perfect. “ (Fundraiser, May 2011)
  “The food and decorations were outstanding.  So many people were commenting on the delicious food and fantastic atmosphere.  (My son) thoroughly enjoyed working for you this evening.  He is very impressed with how you manage everything! ”
(Gala Fundraiser for 400ppl, March 2011)

So what went especially well at the wedding?
Everything.  If there was a blip in the radar screen - we never saw it or knew about it because Lisa handled it. No areas for improvement - just let Lisa handle everything - she is amazing. We didn't micro manage her.  We just told her what we didn't want, gave her ideas of what we would like - such as color of flowers (we keep cost down by using in season flowers and local growers).  (The bride) showed her a bouquet that she liked and Lisa made it happen.  We let Lisa design and set up the tent for the reception.  She has amazing design tastes and it was beautiful. You will love working with Lisa and having your wedding there.  Just remember - no matter what - Lisa will free you up to enjoy the big day - just let her do her thing and you will not have any worries.”
(From a letter to a potential client from a mother of bride- fall 2010)

“Good morning Lisa, just wanted to send a sincere thank you for Saturday’s event.  It was a huge success and you really made the derby come to life.  The hall/décor and food were amazing… very good feedback!!!!  Thank you again!!” 
(Fully produced Corporate Event for 375ppl Jan. 2011)

“I know you spent quite a bit of time stressing about the weather for the wedding….but the weather gods were with you. Everything was just PERFECT. Beautiful couple, beautiful day, beautiful setting. I don’t know who the caterer was but they did a fantastic job. It was probably the best food and service that I have ever seen at a wedding. It is not easy to get that many dinners served and still have it be so delicious!    NOW YOU CAN RELAX!!!”
  (letter from a wedding guest to mother of bride.  October 2010)

“I hope you had that “nailed it” feeling last night..  From my side of the table it was great.  Décor was amazing, and that Lisa Kelley trademark “voila!” unveiling was perfect.  When the soup came I immediately flashed back to (my retirement dinner).  Speaking of which, Michael has always had a talent for soups.  Great stuff.  And I thought the “fish course” was a brilliant presentation.   Short rib a nice change..and that dessert??  Inspirational..is Dessert Scape a word?”
(note from local food blogger describing a holiday event for 185 ppl December 2010)

“Thanks, Lisa, and thank you yet again for organizing such a wonderful and memorable celebration.  It really was incredible, and Jon and I could not be happier about how the entire wedding turned out. And thank you again for helping us have such a perfect wedding, we've been enjoying reliving it through all of the photos this week!”
(from a bride, September 2010)

“We had a perfect wedding! Everything went better and looked better than I could have done myself or even imagined!!!!!! Everyone was very impressed with the house and the water front. Thank you so much for all of the planning and effort that you put in to making our wedding weekend amazing!”
(from a bride, July 2010)

“We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how pleased we were with your coordination and caterer of the Bll/Broccolina wedding at St Mary's College on June 5th.  Your team was amazing. Every detail was covered from coordinating the vendors and the ceremony, to the set up and clean up of the event. We were able to completely enjoy our son's wedding without a worry. We have received many compliments from our guests on the elegance of the event in presentation and service. Also, the food was wonderful- so fresh and delicious.  Thanks so much to you and your team for making this special event so memorable. ”
(from parents of a groom,  June 2010)

“I just wanted to say thank you for giving me a memory I will cherish.  (The groom) and I had an amazing day and our guest our still complimenting us on the food.  Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.  I have to admit that I did expect that from you, but what I didnt expect was how kind and grounding you were for me that day. ”
(note from a bride,  May 2010)

Dear Lisa, It's George from GBC Entertainment.  I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed working at Brome Howard this past Saturday for the wedding.  I've done several weddings there now and thinking back, every one of them has been really special.  There's just something a little magical about your place, and you and your staff are great to work with.I'll be back down there soon and am looking forward to it!

Best Regards,

George Ceely
GBC Entertainment

Thank you for a PERFECT memory..the food was delicious, the decorations elegant, the flowers sophisticated and the cake spectacular. Home run!!!!  Plus, I was totally relaxed knowing that you were in charge was the best gift to (my husband)...a happy wife!”
(promotion ceremony, spring 2010)

Dear Lisa and Michael,
I just wanted to thank you again for making Chad’s Bar Mitzvah so great. He was soooo happy. It was everything he had hoped for and more. Everyone is still raving about it. They couldn’t believe that we could outdo Tyler’s but they thought we did.

I loved how you did the ampatheatre. It looked so great. We appreciate all of the time and detail it takes to make a great party.
(bar mitzvah  2009)

Dear Lisa and Mike,
Thank you both for such a wonderful evening at the Old State House.  Everything was lovely and delicious, as always.  You are such a joy to work with and I appreciate all you do for Leadership Maryland and me.
(annual Association/ program dinner)