NYC Event Planning Guide


re you an event planner in New York City? If so, welcome to the easiest NYC party planning guide brought to you by Splacer! Find your perfect event space and then read below to find out how to bring your party to life. From balloon decor to personal photographers, you will need to plan out your vendors ahead of time. Read on to discover these NYC local businesses and vendors to help party plan this summer!

Event Planner

ShimmerNYC is owned by Nancy Hoehler and plans corporate, mitzvahs, weddings, and virtual events. Established in 2012, this company knows how to make an event sophisticated, stylish, and unique. Leave all of the designing, planning, and coordinating to ShimmerNYC and wow your guests with a seamless and successful event! 


The Westchester Balloon Company has a variety of latex and mylar balloons available for delivery. Sort by color, material, or style such as customized bubbles or airwalkers. “The Balloon Lampoon”, an award winning balloon artist, is also available for booking through ths company. With balloon skills, comedy, and years of entertaining, The Balloon Lampoon will be a great addition to your event. 


Simpson and Company, or “The Flower Studio”, is located on 56th Street and 10th Ave and delivers beautiful bouquets in the Manhattan area. Browse by flower or occasion to find the perfect floral design for your event. Established in 1960, this flower studio is owned by husband and wife duo George and Catherine Anastasakis, experts in floral design. 

Food Caterers

Sweet Basil Catering, owned by chef Amy Aversa, is a catering company specializing in seasonal food with top-notch service. Their beautiful presentation and tasty treats make this the ideal vendor for your next special occasion. Sweet Basil Catering is recognized in New York Weddings Magazine and Oprah Magazine, praised for their use of local products and superior customer service. 


Tired of the usual cake and cookies? Try booking Posh Pretzels for your next special event. Owned by mom and baker Ann Marie, this unique dessert company offers handcrafted, stuffed Belgian chocolate covered pretzels. With nationwide shipping, you can choose by flavor and have a box of these pretzels ASAP. Plus, Posh Pretzels has been at the Oscar Awards in 2015, 2018, and 2019!


Need an MC? Troy Bond is a New York City based comedian, host, podcaster, and actor. He recently won top MC at Broadway Comedy Club and performs nightly sets at many NYC comedy clubs. He briefly appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, giving him the boost to pursue comedy professionally. Bond has also appeared on Hulu, Netflix, NBC, and hosts a game show.

Makeup / Hair

Gulya Katayeva is the founder of Gugush Hair Studio in Midtown. She has been certified in haircutting, styling, and coloring for more than 30 years. Located on 57th Street and 9th Ave, this upscale salon has professionals who can evaluate your hair and style it to your liking. Book an appointment for your special event and get 10% off your first visit!


Gruber Photographers is owned by Terry Gruber, winner of Modern Bride’s Trendsetter Award for Photography. She has shot celebrity weddings such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and prides herself on capturing authentic emotion and candid moments. With a background in fine arts and filmmaking, Gruber has 25 years of experience and has curated an expert team of photographers. 

No need to stress for your next New York event. This summer, find your ideal venue on Splacer and then find vendors to match. These local, successful, and affordable NYC party vendors will help you host a memorable event. Show your support for local businesses and book these wonderful vendors today!

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