“We engaged Debbie at Events Edge to help organise our annual customer event last year and she did more than help, she was instrumental in providing a unique, “money can’t buy” experience for our clients.
The venue and food were beautiful, the activities were engaging and novel and Debbie secured the ideal entertainment and talent for our event, including Alan Border and Sir Ian Botham, no less. The memorable day was seamless and is still being talked about by staff and customers.
Debbie was wonderful to work with, nothing was a hassle and every contingency was considered. We can’t thank Debbie enough or recommend her more highly.”
“I think extremely highly of Events Edge, and therefore it is my great pleasure to write this on their behalf.
I have known Managing Director Debbie Skewes for more than three years. I hired the company to coordinate a training course I hold for Retail Visual Merchandising. Events Edge I found to be a very versatile business, from the beginning of the assignment Debbie re-defined our expectation of a good project manager.
I have no hesitation in using Events Edge for any upcoming projects.”
“There are times when you need someone highly talented & professional to help organise a very special occasion & mine was a surprise 40th Birthday Party with a special theme for my wife. I did the usual internet trawling looking for an event planner or organiser &, as I expected, lots of glitz but not a lot of substance until I hit “EventsEdge” & discovered Debbie Skewes. There’s an old adage I’m sure you know well; your intuition (gut feel for the lads) is usually right & the best judge of someone whom you feel instantly you can trust. That’s exactly the sense I got on first meeting Debbie Skewes from “EventsEdge”.
“Let me set the scene a little before getting back to Debbie & “EventsEdge”
“Like me, my wife is pretty good at sniffing out what’s going on, we’d even call her pretty bloody snoopy (little like her husband in fact) & someone from whom it’s very difficult to keep secrets. To make life difficult & therefore any party organisation challenging enough, my wife is Chinese & most of her friend’s contacts are, you guessed it, in Chinese. So the challenge set & the hurdles high, not to mention time slipping away rather rapidly, I needed someone very creative & special to take on the responsibility of organising a Roaring 20’s theme party covering a diverse range of friends (about 50, give or take), cultures & distances.
“Having never used an event organiser before & my initial experiences with some candidates from my Internet search leaving me cold, I went to my first meeting with Debbie somewhat apprehensive. I couldn’t have been more wrong or more pleasantly surprised. What a breath of fresh air Debbie was. There was an immediate connection of thought & understanding of what I had in mind & what Debbie believed “EventsEdge” could deliver.
“BTW, Debbie’s caricature on her web site is so fitting; it matches Debbie’s personality & vivacious style to a tee.
“Amongst many obstacles too numerous to mention here & the evening fast approaching, venue selection was, for me, highly important & a key to the success of the Roaring 20’s theme. You guessed it; Debbie sources a stunner, the ATHENAEUM CLUB. A very prestigious club & a difficult venue to secure which is located at the Paris end of Collins Street here in Melbourne….. Perfect &, unless you’ve seen inside, you can’t imagine just “how perfect”. Fast forward to the night; what makes a great night, why organisation, of course & the fact that nothing is left to chance. This is the hallmark Debbie brings to her events.
“Food, I can’t think of the right superlatives, service from the Athenaeum Club staff, extraordinary, Band, brilliant, Birthday Cupcakes, stunning, Doorman (in character & costume), excellent, the bands’ microphone even had a close rendition of my wife’s name emblazoned on it, great touch, Debbie (who waited patiently for a very late birthday girl to arrive), masterful & gracious, the photographer, unobtrusive & the night, a timeless memento that will last our lives through.
[quotes]”My Grandmother had a saying, “If a jobs worth doing, it’s worth doing well but if it’s not worth doing well then don’t do it at all”.[/quotes]
“So, if you’re looking for a “job well done” by someone as passionate about your special event as you, & you except nothing less, you need look no further than Debbie Skewes & “EventsEdge”.
“Stand up & take a bow, Debbie Skewes, talented star performer & owner of “EventsEdge”.
“There are not enough superlatives to describe our satisfaction with your management of my Birthday function. Your attention to detail and professionalism shone through every facet of what was a truly memorable event.
Your assistance through every planning stage alleviated all the stress associated with planning a coordinated event for 110 people. It was an absolute pleasure on the day to simply arrive like any other guest, and enjoy the moment… The pre-drinks entertainers complimented the aeronautical theme and provided the right spark to kick the evening off. We have received many followup calls from guests who were delighted by the service, entertainment, decor and cuisine.
Lyn, Yasmin and I would recommend your services to friends without hesitation. Thank you once again.”
“I used my evening bag last night and came across your business card. Seeing it has prompted me, even though it is a few weeks past the event of Steve’s 60th, to email and say firstly how much we enjoyed meeting you and secondly how we enjoyed all the touches your expertise added on the night of the party…Arriving at the venue to the meet and greet by the “air staff” meant the night started with a fantastic buzz and all the little additions such as the aeroplane lollies really gave it flair. I will keep your card and have you at the back of my mind when an event arises that would benefit from your input…”
“Debbie, we really can’t thank you enough for organising the perfect wedding. Not only did you take the stress out of the occasion, allowing us to enjoy an unforgettable day, you also ensured the wedding was a success on so many different levels and beyond our greatest expectations.
We thank you for your acute attention to detail, ensuring nothing was overlooked, your thorough professionalism, your creativity and relentless pursuit for perfection – making our wedding memorable for all the right reasons.
The venue looked amazing, epitomising the sophisticated elegance of the occasion. The Bollywood Dancers and the live band added that essential element of fun and celebration.
So many of our guests have since commented that ours was “the best wedding ever”!
What a compliment, what a wedding, what an event planner – simply the best!”
“I had anticipated the wedding being pretty good, but it was even better than that…Everything was stylish and combined perfectly…It will go down as one of the best days in my life. I also gather that it left a hugely favourable impression on many of the guests…Effort is one thing and that is appreciated, but on the night, the effort truly represented all of the thoughtfulness behind it… For most of the youngens it was their first or second wedding. Boy, will they have high expectations for their next ones. For the older ones, they were probably expecting just another wedding, and did they get a pleasant surprise. We have since had phone calls and cards expressing their appreciation…I want to express my gratitude to you for a brilliant and complete triumph on the night.”
“Wow – what a day! And it was all due to your expertise, planning and attention to detail. Guy and I thank you so much for organising a fabulous engagement party. Your decorations were perfect and so many people commented on how lovely the flowers and table decorations looked. We are forever grateful.”
“At very short notice we engaged EventsEdge to provide themeing for the corporate hospitality areas…Debbie Skewes was particularly responsive to our needs, and quickly grasped the requirements of each of our key audience groups. She delivered a creative, sophisticated ‘look’ for our cocktail function spaces and our corporate dinner – working closely with a range of event contractors and calmly addressing last minute requests from sponsors. EventsEdge made a significant contribution to the success of this signature event…”
“… I was impressed with your ideas and approach, making it an easy decision to go with EventsEdge for the function…The food was innovative and delicious, the staff were very professional and went to great lengths to make sure everything was running smoothly and that people were well looked after. I had nothing to do except enjoy my own event, spending time with my guests. I will highly recommend your event company because you deliver a great high quality experience with a minimum of fuss.”
“What a fantastic function! Everyone enjoyed themselves and participated in the fun of the party…
The function ran smoothly due to your excellent organisational skills…”
“On behalf of the owner of FKP Properties and Knight Frank Australia…
The food was delicious and the jazz band was fantastic. What a great idea and memento to take guests personal photo with a Christmas greeting…”
“The theme was pitched well reflecting our corporate values and that of our investors, the decoration of the challenging ground floor foyer venue created a fantastic feeling……”