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What we offer?

The Event Cooperative will produce a meaningful event for your guests to remember for years to come.

Event Design

First identifying with the existing features in the space, The Event Cooperative will source and manage materials to help elevate the look of your event. We are often working towards a vision. Custom fabric installations, specialty linens, elaborate floral, and custom table settings can mark the most memorable of occasions.


We like to think practically and not excessively, but few things can top the attention to detail in sharing personalized cocktail napkins and other small favors with your guests. Our resources are vast and we like to keep watch on the trends, to ensure that your gifts are mindful and practical, while being personal and fun.


The Event Cooperative will coordinate all production for your event. We identify everything from vendor arrival times to key note speeches and event breakdown. All notes are recorded on a planning document called the event portfolio. This document holds together all the pieces of your event as we begin to narrate the timeline.

Vendor Relationships

We pride ourselves on working with the most progressive vendors in the hospitality industry. Our vendor list has been vetted to ensure we are working with the utmost professional services for festivals, weddings and events. We will negotiate contracts and manage all communications with the vendors on your behalf.

Budget Management

It’s true… someone needs to be responsible for saving your wallet. We are here to protect the integrity of your event and the money spent building the dream. You can be sure that your dollars will be well allocated. The Event Cooperative offers a budget planning worksheet to help maintain the financials.


The Event Cooperative is a full service event planning firm. We offer in-house design services, special inventory and a production team to facilitate every vision for your event. Our event packages can begin as basic as day-of coordination, or they can grow to be as integrated as full service planning and event management. 

Our promise

The Event Cooperative understands that planning requires special attention to detail. We are happy, passionate people and we surround ourselves with like-minded professionals. Our vendor list is structured with these shared intentions in mind. It is our responsibility to operate as liaisons between our clients and the vendors that have been hired for their event. We take our role in communicating quite seriously and we will work cohesively with the team to ensure success.

The Event Cooperative supports many annual programs and fundraisers. Our clients return to work with us frequently, and our wedding couples will often refer us to their friends. We feel our reputation in the community will speak for itself. We have been working in the Charleston marketplace since 2003, and The Event Cooperative was created in 2011. We love what we do, and our past clients can tell you just how dedicated we are to each program that we manage.

You deserve a seamlessly planned event. The Event Cooperative will provide pleasant communication, organization, and creative solutions when working together. We work to identify key details, make appropriate vendor referrals, negotiate contracts, outline timelines and provide day of event management for our clients. The quality of your event reflects on us too! We want you to enjoy the royal treatment along with your guests.

Our Packages

Event Management

We understand how important it is for everyone to work seamlessly together, and The Event Cooperative understands how to effectively lead a team of vendors for the day. We offer a day-of coordination package to help our clients cover the basics. Advising the event planning through the last month before the event, we will oversee setup and help to coordinate other important ‘day-of’ details.

Destination Event Planning

Catering to the special interests of your incoming travel group, our planning team will coordinate all transportation, dining, entertaining and touring plans to ease the efforts of your group travel. We welcome corporate and incentive travelers, bachelor and bachelorette weekends, and destination weddings.

Festival Production

Be still our hearts. We absolutely love festival production. We began volunteering for festival producers in 2003. By 2011, we were asked to begin producing large-scale events for our nonprofit partners and private hosts. It’s safe to say we enjoy entertaining crowds from 1-10,000.

Wedding Coordination

The Event Cooperative will work to identify the desired venue for your event, and detailing the look through vision boards and event layouts. We will then coordinate with our trusted vendors to help bring this vision to life. Our team can help to personalize everything from your linens to your layout and gifts.

Corporate Event Planning

The Event Cooperative will ensure a superior level of customer service in working together. Our full service planning packages will provide all the bells and whistles necessary for hosting your incoming group. We are available to coordinate all transportation, activities, dinner reservations, and meeting space.

Here is Why Our Clients Love Us

Thank you for your kind words. We do it all for you!

As the Executive Director for a nonprofit organization I would highly recommend The Event Cooperative.  I could not have picked a better planner to help us with our fundraising events.  Maryann exceeds my expectations with everything she does for my organization. She meets with me as often as I feel is needed and is always prompt when answering e-mails or phone calls.

Bradley· Lowcountry AIDS Services

Maryann made herself available to meet with us right away, immediately contacted the vendors we had already secured and started making arrangements to fill in the holes we had left.  She quickly picked up on what was important to the bride and groom and what they had envisioned for their big day.  She communicated flawlessly with everyone involved and set the tone for a beautiful day.

Polly· Mother of the Bride

About 2 months before our wedding date my wife was rushed to emergency brain surgery and all of the sudden our entire focus shifted from the wedding to my wife's recovery. I had never been so scared in my life. We had 275 guests coming to our wedding with over half coming from out of town. We quickly realized we needed someone to step in and talk over the wedding coordination and final details when we were introduced to Maryann. She was our angel in our time of need. She took care of every last detail and took our vision for our wedding day and made it a reality.

Steven· Groom

Maryann helped ensure that all elements of the wedding were taken care of and gave me the best wedding gift of all - being completely present on the day I marry my husband, and not spending a single second thinking about the details. From coordinating with the vendors, putting together our welcome bags, providing suggestions for vendors and services, to setting up and taking down, she and her staff gave me a flawless wedding day.

Lindsey· Bride

We would have given The Event Cooperative 6 out of 5 stars if possible for value and service. There are so many personal details you put into the planning of a wedding. It is invaluable to be able to hand over the reins and trust another to execute that vision. The success of the day is a tribute to all the vendors but Maryann was definitely the glue the pulled us across the finish line. I would highly recommend her and work with her again.

Stacy· Bride

Madison, I never got to say thank you on that evening, but I will tell you that with photographing over 500 weddings in the last 16 years, that I must say you went above and beyond the call of duties as a coordinator. You had the room ready decorated and looking marvelous way before the timeline, every vendor on time and ready to go, and of course with all of that we all managed to provide our clients Karen & Matt amazing service.

Michel· Photographer