Calgary event planning company

We plan and coordinate your event as if it was ours. Corporate or private party. Talk to us today.

Simply Elegant event planning team in branded shirts at an event in Calgary

Corporate event planning

We want to support our clients, we can make it easy by providing planning services for one event or multiple, we recognize what it takes to help our clients look good and have supported your staff since 1996.

  • Large conferences
  • Provide contract planning services
  • Office dinners or intimate private events

Wedding planning

We provide for the bride who wants support and expert planning throughout the entire process in order to create an unforgettable wedding event.

  • Full planning services
  • Month of coordination

Indoor & outdoor events

Get together with friends or relatives in the backyard. Plan an outdoor event with your colleagues. Simply Elegant can help by planning your event be it private party or corporate event.

Protect your assets when planning an event

Read our event cancellation insurance guide that offers answers to common questions.

Calgary Stampede

Shine with your company at The Calgary Stampede – the greatest outdoor show on earth! View our Calgary Stampede events planning services for options.

Our customers speak

Simply Elegant
4.7
Based on 103 reviews
Simply Elegant
4.9
Based on 27 reviews
Erin Hunley
Erin Hunley
We chose Simply Elegant to provide decor for our corporate Christmas Party in December 2012 at Mercato Restaurant, and cannot say enough about how they transformed the venue. From just the initial phone call, Sharon immediately grasped the feel we wanted for the event, and provided an endless array of ideas to create the look. Sharon and her team executed every last detail as discussed, and finalized the look on time and within budget. They made our party elegant, classy, and inviting. All of our guests raved about the decor. For anyone, personal or corporate, looking for a great team to assist with their event planning, I would highly recommend Simply Elegant be the company you call for all of your event planning needs.Erin Hunley, Rayne Capital
Marc Farmer
Marc Farmer
Best Stampede ever... I was a guest at the Pacer event and have to say that the work was great.. Your name speaks for it's self..... Looking forward to see you elsewhere..
Dustin Engen
Dustin Engen
Peter and his team provided excellent service throughout planning and the event itself. They were able to customize the menu, deliver a delicious meal and provide support in arranging linens and tableware. We would recommend Simply Elegant to anyone looking to add class at excellent value to their event.
Jeff Jimenez
Jeff Jimenez
Simply Elegant is indisputably the best event managing service in Calgary. Simply Elegant was suggested to us from Norton Rose LLP's marketing department and after initial contact with Simply Elegant, within a day I received a phone call and I was swept away with their proposal. As the VP Finance and Facilities for the Alberta Student Energy Conference (ASEC) 2013 we had unique and specific requests and Simply Elegant was able to provide all we requested and more. They went above and beyond their scope continuously thinking of new and innovative ideas to ensure our event was successful. They are amazing people to work with and are the best communicators. Not only do they reply in a timely manner, but also give concise and thorough details.The Alberta Student Energy Conference is a professional development and recruitment seminar and was held at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre on March 1st, 2013. Due to the nature of the conference a lot of the decision making was needed to be completed near the date of the conference and Simply Elegant was always readily available to us and we never had to worry about them! We will never forget the moment the doors to ASEC was opened. It was breathtaking. Our sponsors were extremely pleased. We couldn't have asked for anything more.A huge thank you to Sharon and Jil from Simply Elegant.Simply Elegant was the best decision we made.
Rhonda Richardson
Rhonda Richardson
Simply Elegant, the name says it all. From start to finish service was executed at a very high standard. Despite the weather Rob, Peter, Jade and the rest of the Simply Elegant team were fabulous in putting things together and seeing it run smoothly for our June 25th event. Great eye for detail and were in tune to what we were looking to achieve. Sharon, "Dame Extraordinaire". Merci beacoup! Mere hours before our ceremony last minute request were being sent and she was able to make it happen. Words are not sufficient to describe our gratitude nor the the quality of service we received. Whether your event is on a small or large scale these are the people you go to. They make visions a reality.
Jennifer Quaas
Jennifer Quaas
Fabulous company - so grateful for everything they did for my event.
Fiona De Sa
Fiona De Sa
I recently took a course at MRU taught by Sharon Barwick, Director of Special Events at Simply Elegant. Her level of expertise and knowledge of the events industry was invaluable to myself and others in the class. Her years of experience in the industry and first hand knowledge of every area in the event planning world far surpassed any textbook I would have found on the subject. I am grateful I had the chance to learn from someone as passionate and skilled in her career as Sharon. I have no doubt who I will be calling for any events/parties in my future.
Michelle Lawrence
Michelle Lawrence
I had Sharon Barwick as an Instructor at Mount Royal University in the Event Management Certificate. She was very open and honest about her experience with the class. She really cares about her students and in turn her clients. She has had many roles in the event industry that makes her a wealth of knowledge. I will be recommending Simply Elegant in the future!
Zachary George
Zachary George
Impeccable customer service. Everyone I met at the office was upbeat, helpful and showed genuine interest in helping me!Will think of them first for event planning and highly recommend using them!
Karlene Pitze
Karlene Pitze
Sharon Barwick is an instructor for the Wedding and Social Events Planning certificate at MRU, and there couldn't be a more suited industry giant to teach and to learn from. She personally connects with every student, is very honest and a clear communicator. Her creativity is beyond measure. Any person looking to get into events must take a course from Sharon because they will leave feeling confident, inspired and enabled for success.
John Boardman
John Boardman
I was enrolled in a Social Event Planning course this Summer at Mount Royal University with Sharon Barwick as my instructor. Sharon is a highly talented and experienced event planner and her tuition was highly valued by myself and my student peers alike.
Katherine “Ksimera” T
Katherine “Ksimera” T
Well, the name is right for them! They made one of the best events we've ever attended, and it was truly elegant in every little detail.
Lina Asensio
Lina Asensio
Budaya Nusantara Association had our Third Annual Anniversary Celebration this year with our members and their families at Simply Elegant’s Waterfront Park Venue. The location inside the Pavilion tent was perfect for our family picnic event. The location is a hidden treasure in Calgary, lush greenery by the lagoon near The Bow River. Thank You Simply Elegant, specifically to Rob and Jade, for the opportunity to have our celebration at the Waterfront Park, the service is second to none. I highly recommend having Simply Elegant Coordinate any events. Their team is professional, attention to detail and pleasant to work with.
Giovanna Schiavo
Giovanna Schiavo
We’ve used Simply Elegant’s services twice for our small events and it has been such a great experience. Jade and Peter and very helpful and knowledgeable, the servers and manager were awesome too!
Jeff Mostowich
Jeff Mostowich
I had Simply Elegant cater an event for my family June 2022. They were professional, and provided excellent service, and a very tasty menu. Overall very very happy, and would not hesitate to recommend them.
MyraBelle Ignalig
MyraBelle Ignalig
I cannot find the words of how thankful I am for Sharon having share her knowledge with us in the field of event planning. Sharon Barcwick was my Instructor in Wedding and Social Events Planning at Mt. Royal University and I am greatly honored to be one of her student. Her passion and dedication made her the best in what she do. I highly recommend her expertise in this industry 🙂
Pam Fleming
Pam Fleming
Professional demeanor, timely responses, able to execute vision exactly as discussed, polite, friendly, hardworking, realistic market comparable pricing, quality products, a real pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
Sandi B
Sandi B
We had the prepared turkey Christmas dinners at home from Simply Elegant.We followed the simple heating instructions ~ only 12 minutes!The presentation, ingredients and taste were absolutely perfect! We would highly recommend for an authentic, carefully prepared turkey dinnerLovely!!!Thank you so much!
Shelina Esmail
Shelina Esmail
Ordered short rib dinner for Christmas....absolutely AMAZING!!! Tried Simply Elegant for the first time and waiting to see what the next special dinners are as it was superb!! Definitly a "get again" dinner! Thank you!
Peter Schwarz
Peter Schwarz
Best company in Calgary to work for.
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
Corrie Rhyasen Erdman
We worked with Simply Elegant to cater a family birthday celebration. It was a small, intimate dinner of 6 people. We appreciated Peter’s willingness to have his team prepare such a wonderful meal for our small group.The meal was hearty and elegant! The presentation was lovely, the portions were generous and everything tasted delicious. The short ribs in particular were melt in your mouth delicious!
Jyllean Sloan
Jyllean Sloan
So excited to be working with this team! They are professional, friendly and very creative.
Cian Calvert
Cian Calvert
Just finished my “Business of Wedding and Social Event Planning” course at MRU, taught by Sharon Barwick! She is full of knowledge and such an amazing individual. Would give more stars if I could! Love love love her.
Aydin Odyakmaz
Aydin Odyakmaz
Fantastic team to work with Sharon Barwick is the lady that knows how to put it all together flawlessly.
Jennifer Quaas
Jennifer Quaas
Simply a one stop Shop, simply great Service, Simply Elegant!
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
Laurie A. Fitzherbert
I called Simply one Saturday afternoon, in desperate need of a caterer for a Tuesday meeting. Peter created a menu, presented, and delivered 100% on time! I have used them two or three times since, and each time is exactly the same! Professional, prompt and perfect! I don't look for anyone else anymore. I always call SE!
Roberta Kuzyk-Burton
Roberta Kuzyk-Burton
Sharon at Simply Elegant responded to a last minute request, and came up with exactly what we needed to make the evening shine with decor. She was professional, prompt, and open to our suggestions. We'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
Kiran Fatima
Kiran Fatima
Great organization to work with. I hosted a surprise baby shower for my sister-in-law and they provided some beautiful centrepieces for the party. They are really accommodating, prompt with communication, reasonable in their rates, and meticulous in their creations. I initially had some doubts but you just have to trust them to do their magic!
Rachael Terner
Rachael Terner
Simply Elegant did a fantastic job with the florals at our gala - they were open to our outside-of-the-box ideas and make our vision a reality. They were prompt and friendly while setting up, and even picked everything up again afterwards. Thanks, Jade!
Sharon Barwick
Sharon Barwick
I love working for Simply Elegant because of the great people I work with and their high level of professionalism. Such a pleasure to laugh everyday with my colleagues and make a difference for our clients. Its all about the "heart"!
Peter Stauffer
Peter Stauffer
Great Job! thank you for your support on our project. Your services were exactly as advertised. I will certainly be using you on our next project in February.
Tracey Bell
Tracey Bell
I have worked with Simply Elegant many times and have always enjoyed the experience.They are professional, detailed oriented and just plain FUN!
Thanks Simply Elegant.
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Frequently asked questions

Why hire an event planner?

An event planner applies project management to the creation and development of events. They design the event including input into the menu, décor, and entertainment and coordinate the technical aspects of your special event. A planner will also work with you on the day of your event to make sure all the details are taken care of so you don’t have to feel stressed.

Planners offer advice and insight on “what a client doesn’t know that they don’t know.” Events can be time-consuming to plan. By hiring an event planner, you can save time and money in the long run as planners have connections with specific vendors and know how to negotiate contracts on your behalf.

Are contracts necessary?

Contracts protect you and your vendors. Our event planners can help you assess vendor contracts as they are a legal agreements for your party services including payment schedules.

How much does an event planner cost?

You can use consulting services at an hourly fee, hire a planner for the day, or use complete planning services from the initial planning stage to work with you from start to finish. We tailor our event services to meet your specific needs.

How can I save money working with event planners?

Our event planners can save you money and have the ability to work within your budget. They know the type of venue that would be the perfect fit to suit your event and have contacts with vendors for a range of specific services. Your event planner can source the best catering, decorations, flowers, entertainment, and Audio Visual options.

Do I need event cancellation insurance?

As with any insurance, it’s all up to you. However, it’s recommended that you consider it an option. You can find our answers to the most common questions on this in our new event cancellation insurance guide.

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