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Meet the Team

Providing Peace of  Mind

Each and every event or party that we plan and staff is met with our undivided attention, passion and enthusiasm. Our reputation has been built on years of professional excellence, friendly and attentive client service, and our meticulous attention to detail.

You are our number one priority! Your celebration should be effortless, giving you time to relax and enjoy your guests.

We will make that happen every time!

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The Team

Marylee Santoro

Founder / Event Planner

Marylee brings passion and enthusiasm to each and every event or party she staffs and helps plan. Professional excellence, friendly and attentive service, and attention to detail are her calling card. And, as a people person, she knows it’s not just about the event; it’s about you, her client, and putting your needs at the top of her list. Your event should be effortless, and Marylee makes that happen. Every time.

And let’s not forget your guests. Marylee understands what it takes to ensure your family, friends or colleagues are well cared for from the moment they arrive and their coats are taken to serving them fabulous food, great wine, cocktails or simple nibbles with tea or coffee. Leaving you free to enjoy yourself.

With a Bachelors degree in Biology from Manhattanville College and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College, Marylee understands both the importance of getting the details right and how to best work with people—a winning combination in the event business. And a winning combination for Marylee as she lives her passion, helping people entertain effortlessly with style.


Marylee boasts over 20 years in the industry. She holds certificates from Wine and Spirits Education Trust, ServSafe Manager, and ServSafe Alcohol.


Marylee has an awesome husband Dennis, along with their flat coat retriever, Ollie, in Stamford, CT.


Eileen Friedman

Catering & Event


Eileen brings her experience from corporate events and project management and is thrilled to join Events by Marylee to be able to fulfill her dreams of doing private social events. 

Eileen captures every aspect of your event with a keen eye to showcase your personality and turns it into a memorable top-notch event for you and your guests. Her superior ability to communicate and organize will ensure a stress-free event. Eileen has you covered whether you need a little help locating and scheduling vendors or a lot of help in a hurry. she looks forward to bringing your special moments to life!

Eileen has over 20+ years of event planning experience with certifications in ServSafe Food Handler and ServSafe Alcohol. She enjoys pickleball, tennis, traveling and fine dining.


Chelsie Carson

Event Specialist

Chelsie understands the significance of covering every meticulous detail of your event. Details, lists, timelines, reminders and follow ups are her fields of expertise! Chelsie will thoroughly review all of your event details and offer suggestions and recommendations that you haven't even thought about yet. 

We have you covered with selection of vendors, caterers, decorations, rentals, entertainment, venue, transportation and all areas of planning and coordination. You can relax and be a guest at your own party!


Chelsie's expertise includes 20 years of management, administration support, and planning experience with certifications in Business Administration, ServSafe Alcohol and ServSafe Food Handler.


Tina Rolwes

HR Coodinator

Tina realizes the importance of reliable, top-notch staff for your event. Our hospitality staff members are  professional, certified and highly trained to meet to all of your needs.


Our hospitality staff pride themselves on providing outstanding, world-class guest experiences served with a smile. Whether you need wait staff, a captain, bartender, wine specialist, a chef or other event specialist, we have you covered. Our staff are energetic, resourceful, composed, and flexible ensuring your guests are treated with superior service while you sit back, relax and enjoy your event!


Tina brings 30 years in leadership, human resources and executive assistance. She holds the ServSafe Food Handler & Ken Blanchard Leadership Training certificates. 

We know professional and courteous service is essential to a successful event. That’s why we hire only top-quality, highly trained professional staff to provide superior service for each and every client we work with for both corporate, social, and private events.

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