We've established an internal benchmark for quality and evaluate each event upon completion. Exceptional Events gauges its success by the feedback we receive from our clients. Read on to hear what they tell us.

“I've heard nothing but positive comments on our event. That wouldn't have been possible without your help, expertise and efforts. Thank you both again. We look forward to working with you on the Madison Launch next year.”
• D. Armbrust, Gener8tor

“Arlene, thank you again for coordinating and helping pull off a truly amazing 50th surprise party for Lisa. You did exactly as promised — took care of all the details then on the day of the party allowed my family and friends to have fun and not worry or have to take care of anything! We are still getting compliments on the food, decorations and the whole event. Thanks again.”
• John Lingel

“I would definitely recommend Exceptional Events to other couples. Arlene was a tremendous help on everything from complex security issues with our venue to recommending the perfect florist. She kept me on track throughout the process and came through with back-up options when we needed them. I maintained creative control whenever I wanted it, but I also had the freedom to delegate anything that I didn't want to manage. Especially since we were planning our wedding from many states away, this flexibility was crucial to an enjoyable planning experience. Although I was initially skeptical as to whether I needed a planner, in retrospect I can't imagine planning our many wedding-weekend events without one. Speaking to my recently married friends, it sounds like we had one of the best experiences and received a great value for our money. Hiring Exceptional Events was some of the best money that we spent on our wedding, and we'll continue to recommend them to our friends.”
• Kristen Forecki

“The holiday dinner was truly enjoyable. Your creativity successfully transformed the ninth floor from a business atmosphere to one of holiday spirit, intimacy, and warmth — and fun thanks to Santa. Everything from the most lavish display to the smallest, and yet important, detail was attended to. The photos in the sleigh, decorated cookies, exquisite table setting and gift wrap were just a few of the ‘touches’ that made the evening memorable. Many Thanks!”
• G. Choate, Allstate Insurance Company

“I cannot express how lucky I feel to have found you in my search for a DMC in Milwaukee. All of the personal attention was very much appreciated. Please thank your excellent staff. Additionally, it was certainly reassuring to see the repoire you have with your vendors. I wish we were coming to Milwaukee in the near future so we could turn our special event over to you and it would be one less thing for us to worry about.”
• D. Halley, Alpine Engineering

“Exceptional Events has managed several events for me, from small functions to large community events attracting thousands. They take care of every detail and become a partner and extension of your business. No matter how much you plan, the reality of special events is that unplanned things will happen that will require experience and quick thinking. Arlene and her staff have routinely demonstrated their ability to manage events by careful planning, flexibility, and a good old fashioned roll-up-your-sleeves and get it done work ethic.”
• M. Milligan, Aurora Health Care

“Thank you for your GREAT coordination of the race car event in Chicago on October 5th. It turned out to be a wonderful networking function for our seminar attendees, due in large part to the décor, ambiance and race track activity. I appreciate your willingness to coordinate all aspects — from beginning to end, making the trip to ensure everything was set up properly, directing hotel staff and helping with break down. You truly helped to make my job easier."
• H. Kraus, Construction Industry Manufacturers Association (CIMA)

“The ‘Club Joe’ theme was pulled off beautifully. You created an atmosphere that made fun inevitable for kids and adults alike! The dance floor, lights, table coverings, lava lamps, centerpieces, and even the haze — fully supported the theme. It was such fun collaborating with you — you showed leadership and expertise without being overbearing or too attached to any one idea. You were organized and calm at all times — a must in the midst of planning for an event like this. Your creativity was constant and you made your ideas a reality with consistent, prompt follow-through. I look forward to working with you again.”
• M. Lubar

“Party of the Year — no debate here. The gala opening of the Renaissance Garden at Villa Terrace had it all: showcase grounds, spectacular food, dazzling ambience and a fireworks finale.”
• Kathleen Arenz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Once again, you have delivered another outstanding event for the Milwaukee-based Time employees, their families, and guests. I never doubted you would create a truly memorable event, even given the added challenge of ‘competing’ with memories of the spectacular Centennial Picnic you produced for us. You listen extremely well to your clients and help to define the objectives of the event and the audience for the event. Your suggestions are fresh and well-suited to the audience. You are exacting in the planning and execution of EVERY detail and it really shows. For every event, you have stayed well within or even under budget, without sacrificing quality. I hope this letter shows how much we appreciate you!• C. Feierstein, Time Insurance Company

“Thank you for taking the “worry” out of our wedding. What an awesome person you are — beautiful inside and out. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding and we give you all the credit.”
• Kelly Woods

“Thank you for all your help with the Gala. The night could not have gone as smoothly and have been so successful without your assistance. You really know how to pull off a great party!!!”
• Sarah, Vice President, Friends of the Museum Board, Milwaukee Public Museum

“Thank you so much for all the effort you put into making my night perfect for me. It was very much appreciated. I LOVED the room. It looked amazing. Thanks again for everything.”
• Abby

for Exceptional Tablescapes

“I really like the design solution you and Dan came up with for the family room table. It’s elegantly simple and just the right scale. My teenage daughter even noticed it and commented on how NOW it looked. Well done.”
• Madeleine

“I like the pitcher with flowers and the lemon/lime arrangement. Just the right feel.”
• anonymous