Planning, design & production services for corporate events, non-profit functions, private parties, weddings, & celebrations.
We offer a wide array of planning and production services
from hourly consultations and day-of coordination
to full-scale event design and production.
As we all know, COVID-19 changed just about every aspect of our lives and events are no exception. We were one of the first industries required to close and one of the last industries allowed to open for in-person gatherings. We have had to re-evaluate, re-think, and re-learn everything about events. The inherent complex nature of producing an event made even more complex by seemingly daily change, never-ending lists of unknowns, and an even deeper duty of care – not only to those involved in the event but also to our larger community.
Many people have commented that the pandemic is a big “re-set” and we could not agree more. We are using this time to learn as much as we can, experiment, and adjust. Innovation and positive change will come out of this. It just has to. Even after this current pandemic is over, it will still be a whole new world for events. Our eyes have been opened to the fact that there could be another world health crisis, or we could face other uncertainties like slow economic recovery, or the devastating effects of climate change that will have us using the knowledge and skills from our COVID-19 lessons once again.
One of the things we have all learned during this time is that no one has all of the answers. A good team is the key to making informed decisions and moving forward. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, an idea for a project, or even if you just want to talk about what might be possible. We would be happy to be part of your team.
Stay safe, keep hopeful, and be wise.
Sarah Cabatit, Owner of EventWise, has over 20 years of experience in events and project management, a BA in Drama from the University of Washington, and additional experience in floral, landscape and graphic design. Her diverse background brings a number of unique skills and perspectives to each project.
Prior to EventWise, Sarah was the Project Manager for the former Seattle event firm, Two Downtown, and had the opportunity to produce numerous events throughout the US and Canada. In the years preceding Two Downtown, Sarah planned events for Intiman Theatre including their Opening Night parties and Annual Gala, created local youth arts programs for Seattle Center Productions, and coordinated national arts in education events at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
The EventWise team has worked together for well over a decade. Our experience and professionalism ensures a collaborative and enjoyable experience for our clients. We take pride in our attention to detail, eye for design, and ability to balance your vision with the demands of reality to achieve your goals for success. We understand that every event is an opportunity to tell a unique story and we are thrilled to be a part of that process.
We bill our services at an hourly rate based on the needs of each project. Event materials are itemized and invoiced separately. This flexibility allows us to be able work within almost any budget and incorporate those resources that are already available to you.
After an initial complimentary consultation to discuss your project and determine the scope of work desired, EventWise will provide a labor estimate for approval before any work begins.
Once designing and planning has commenced, we will work with you as partners and continue to ask for approval on all labor and material charges so that there are never any surprises. You will always have total control over your budget and vision.
Here's a sample of what our clients have to say:
"I can't thank you enough, Sarah, for all of the work you put into our event and making it a success...You are truly skilled and professional and your dedication to getting it right and attention to detail are sterling."
~ Family Services
"What can we say? It was absolutely perfect. We can't imagine being able to have the wedding, the memories, no - the experience - for us and our guests without your effort, caring, designs and commitment."
~ Newlyweds, Seattle
"Thank you for your fantastic work on our ... event - everything turned out so beautifully! You are truly talented, and it was a pleasure to work with you."
~ Seattle Children's Hospital
"I just wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work and creativity that you put forth... Everything went so smoothly and looked just perfect. I think all of the attendees thought it was just magical when they walked into the gala dinner - it looked fantastic."
~ CRG Events
"I have really appreciated your involvement in the preparations for this years Honor Ceremony. Our team has benefited greatly from your calm steady approach."
~ The Boeing Company
"I greatly appreciated the professionalism and patience you displayed during the ... show. Your attentiveness to detail made this event a great success."
~ SWANK Audio Visuals
"I just wanted to take a moment out to thank you. It was a pleasure to work with a team that is so well organized and communicative."
"I don't know where to begin! The ... event was such a challenging event and you were my ray of sunshine in the storm! Thank you for everything!"
~ CRG Events
"It is always great to work with true professionals. Your ability to keep the overarching goals in sight while minding the myriad of details was a huge asset this weekend."
~ Blue Danube Productions
"You sure know how to throw a good party!"
~ University of Washington, School of Drama
"You did such a fantastic job orchestrating our '100th' Party. I can't thank you enough. I could go on and on, but I just wanted to say that you are good!"
~ Alaskan Copper and Brass
"We had a lot of fun at the picnic and you did an outstanding job setting that event up. The grounds looked great and you created an environment that was immediately engaging for the guests... You were a pleasure to work with, Sarah. Straight-ahead, open minded, clever and fun. A producer's dream!"
~ Teatro Zinzanni
All of our vendors, partners, and clients for their support, energy, and hard work in creating these wonderful projects.
A special thank you to these talented photographers for their photos included on this website:
Clare Barboza, Sarah Barrick, Della Chen Photography, Stephanie Cristalli, Sean Flanigan, Anna Hopkins, Paul Sanders and Robert Wade.