What people are saying...
I hosted a Holiday Cocktail Party at my home and knew I wanted help serving, but wasn't sure how to pull the event together. Marylee was the answer. In addition to making staff recommendations, she helped me with catering suggestions, the menu, timing, rentals and quanities on both food and beverage. She even provided me with the signature cocktail for the evening. The staff was friendly and professional and I'm looking forward to working with Marylee again next year!
Marylee had great ideas for us. Her staff was professional and made the evening a breeze for us. They really know their business.
What has allowed Marylee’s event business to grow and prosper is her authenticity. She treats every client the same—with utmost respect and love. Her passion for the industry is beyond contagious and it shows in her work and the people she surrounds herself with.
Green and Tonic
It is a pleasure to work with Marylee. I can count on her from the beginning to the end of the party planning stages to handle the details while I focus on food and menu planning. She helps her clients create a vision for their event. Her wonderful manner puts each client at ease, knowing that the details will be taken care of.
I have worked on several large benefits with Marylee and have nothing but wonderful things to say about her services. Marylee provides an element of calm, order and expertise that is unmatched, never mind hard to achieve in this business. She is detail oriented and efficient and makes coordinating a seated dinner for 550 seem effortless. Her staff is professional, unobtrusive and polished. I look forward to a long, successful relationship with Marylee and her team.
Jennifer M. Bonnette
Director of Catering
Thank you so much for helping staff our huge summer BBQ! Your staff is always so professional, on time, hardworking and friendly. I always know I can count on Event Services by Marylee as my go-to staffing services to help us execute perfect events! I appreciate your fast response time and superior level of service that you provide—professional and reliable. I look forward to the next time we work together!
Executive Event Sales, DSC
II have been working with Marylee for a number of years on all aspects of event planning and service. Each time I have the opportunity to work with her or one of her many staff I am always amazed at the level of professionalism and hospitality delivered. We have used a number of event staffing services over the years and stopped working with all others once we found Event Services by Marylee. Any staff member that is hired from a party chef to a bartender are all well trained, properly groomed, perfectly dressed, and always ready to go the extra mile to make an event perfect. It is what I demand from all of my employees and it is great to find in an outsourced temporary position. I would recommend Marylee in a heartbeat for all of anyone’s hospitality staffing needs.
David S. Cingari, President
David’s Soundview Catering and Events
Thank you for the planning and suggestions for my 60 Bday party, and thank you for working with my wife in the planning stages. Michael and DeCron were absolutely marvelous. The food and service were first rate: everything was timed perfectly and run like clock work. From my side, the ability to circulate and enjoy conversation with my close friends and family without worrying about anything else …. Priceless. I hope we can use your services again in the near-future and we will also be delighted to pass on your name to friends.
Party to Honor Traditions
I hired Marylee for a party to honor traditions. The whole event turned into a much bigger affair than I initially anticipated and Marylee went with it. She adapted well to any changes, truly made an effort to understand what exactly was needed, provided excellent ideas to get all things organized, and suggested improvements/changes to what I thought I needed with what I actually needed because she is an expert at event planning and I am not. She also was extremely professional when it came to working with third party vendors, such as my caterer, and making sure all their needs were confirmed and met.
Once the event itself took place, she took charge of the logistics that evening, which freed me up completely to enjoy and be a guest at my own party. She ran the event very smoothly, provided excellent staff and took care of all the after party steps without me having to get involved (such as being there when vendors picked up tent, tables, random party supplies like napkins, silverware and plates, or returning unopened bar items to the store).
I recommend Marylee without hesitation.
It has been a pleasure working with you to plan our family Couples Shower. You are a treasure. Your advice, assistance and support was invaluable. I could not have done it without you. Your staff was superb! All the behind the scenes effort made it possible for my husband and me to be the host and hostess and to enjoy the party ourselves. The set up and clean up was efficient and impeccable.
Wishing you the best.
Where do I begin?? I can't not speak for everyone but, hands down, best events to work!
Personally, I look forward to the calm and collected operations you demonstrate time after time again. Always putting the customers first even under the stress and high expectation of whichever company has brought you on. With that said, over the years there has never been a shortage of Catering companies who rely on your skills and abilities to lead the way. Your skills are acknowledged well through Fairfield County, Westchester County, and beyond! From the familiarity and understanding of the staff, the rentals, the in depth knowledge of food (French,Indian,American,etc) to the extensive comprehension of wines, how could an event be run any more smooth? Maybe if there were 2 of you..
CJ Evans, Le Pan Quotidian Events
Just thought I’d reach out and say how wonderful it is to work with you! I appreciate your patient professional and kind demeanor.
The night was absolutely perfect in every way and my wife and her family were absolutely blown away. Your servers were ultra professional and took great care of us. We will absolutely use your company for all of our future events. Thanks so much -
Cross River, NY
Marylee you are the definition of "Grace under fire". When things seem to be at their busiest and potentially craziness you exude a calm that never lets a party unravel or go off course. You always instill a sense of confidence in all those who work with you and for you. You have a way of getting the job done but making it enjoyable at the same time-that is a gift.
The most impressive thing about you is your integrity and professionalism. This translates into you making the people who work for you feel respected and appreciated for their own skills. It makes one feel more a part of a team as opposed to a name on a list.
Although, I have not personally had the pleasure of working with your team I have many clients who love the enthusiasm and professionalism that your staff brings to each event.
It is my personal opinion and as catering manager of Fairway Market Stamford, that top quality and efficiency is number one when dealing with your clients in any service industry. From the feedback I have gotten thus far, your company seems to display what it takes to get the job done.
Catering Director of Fairway Market Stamford CT
So, what's unique and wonderful about Marylee?
- Marylee always has a smile and a positive outlook.
- Consistently seeks to assist and support her staff on events.
- Is highly organized and provides plenty of event details: menu, timeline, client concerns, how to wrap up event. Knowledge is power :)
- Is unflappable! Able to maintain a professional demeanor and diplomacy no matter what the circumstances are.
- Marylee is not afraid to voice concerns and offer other options available to the client in an effort to insure a successful event.
- Lastly, Marylee truly appreciates the efforts of her staff, and shows it consistently!There are many players in the food service industry, but few who truly shine. Marylee shines!!
“So everyone seemed very impressed that I pulled off a nice party! (50th Birthday for my wife) I told them I had a little angel help me! So hopefully if they ask for any referrals I will be happy to send your way. I think they we're a bit worried for me and honestly I was worried for myself! Lol! But it all worked out very nicely. (Thank you)”
“Thank you so much. The weather turned out great- Michael was fantastic - so helpful and seeing needs and taking care of everything- great working with him and you.”
Layne, Stamford CT