Wedding & Event Planning

Woodland Events

ABOUT Woodland Events

Woodland Events plans weddings and events that bring our clients' stories to life and are remembered for a lifetime.

The staff at Woodland Events have planned and executed dozens of extraordinary, fun, and unique events, ranging from small soirées to wild dance parties with over 3,000 guests. Let us do the heavy lifting in the background while you stay focused on having an amazing day with your family, friends, coworkers, or new spouse.

We primarily serve clients in the Minneapolis / St. Paul and Santa Barbara areas. But we love destination weddings, so feel free to contact us no matter where your wedding is! LGBTQ+ couples are always welcome!




Emily Frels
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Aug 12, 2020
When my husband and I got engaged, we gave ourselves less than 6 months to plan a Catholic wedding. I had just started a new job, we were in the process of looking for and buying a new home, and I knew I wouldn't be able to manage a wedding on top of it all. Enter Woodland Events.

I reached out to Todd late one evening and not only did I receive a response within the hour, he'd already looked up our church and made the connection to Hogwarts for our Harry Potter themed wedding. Within days, we'd set up a meeting (we got to pick a time from his online calendar!). Just minutes into that meeting, I knew that I needed Woodland Events to pull off my dream wedding.

From this first meeting with Todd, I felt confident he and his team would make this process so easy. We used Aisle Planner to keep organized from tracking tasks and budgets, all the way to list making and notes. The collaboration was awesome! Todd assigned new tasks when needed and sent friendly reminders when we missed a deadline.

Todd is so knowledgeable about this industry and shared so many ideas with us. He was also very open to all my crazy Harry Potter ideas! His recommendations for vendors were awesome and he was able to get us some discounts which is always something you want when paying for a wedding. He even kept us way under budget!

One offering that made life so much easier? His team tracked our RSVPs! Every. Single. One. All we had to do was reach out and follow up with the stragglers.

The rehearsal and day of? Perfection. Our families and bridal party took to Todd and his team immediately. As far as I knew, our wedding was flawless. He and his team made our day the most magical it could be! I knew I was in great hands and literally all I had to worry about was not crying during our vows. Todd must have had a time turner to make everything run as perfectly as it did.

We are truly grateful for our experience with Todd and the Woodland Events team! They went above and beyond and handled little emergencies so well (such as my mom's dress disaster and issues with a keg tapping out halfway through) that my husband and I had no idea until our families filled us in the day after!

If you're looking for the perfect planner for your wedding, stop looking. Woodland Events will make all your wedding dreams come true.

Response from Woodland Events:

Thank you Emily!!! It was a dream working with you on your wedding! Fun fact: almost a year later, I still keep my wand in my briefcase and take it with me to client consultations! And my flying key bottle opener has a nice home on my desk ❤️

Ellie Rice
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Mar 05, 2019
We had the extreme pleasure of having Todd as our expert Wedding Coordinator for our wedding in late January. As we were taking on pretty much all of the planning ourselves, having Todd to help coordinate all of the details for the rehearsal and the day-of was crucial. To say he did an amazing job would be a gross understatement. He made sure to go through details I would have never thought of myself. Additionally, although we were working on the wedding across country, Todd made himself as available as we needed him, and made it very simple to schedule phone/Skype calls. One of my favorite services Todd offers is that he completely takes over communication with vendors 2 weeks prior to the wedding. This allowed for us to take a step back and really enjoy the last few weeks as an engaged couple, and get to focus on all of the fun ahead, rather than on wedding details. On the day of the wedding, I was entirely confident that he had everything under control, and he did! If there were any hiccups, I had no idea. He assisted in making sure we stuck to the timeline he helped us to create and stayed around until every last item was cleaned up. All that to say is, we would highly recommend Todd for your Wedding Coordinator or any other event planning needs.
Naomi Chalk
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Jul 23, 2020
I used Woodland Events this spring to plan a proposal for my fiancee. Everyone at Woodland Events was amazing to work with! Todd was detail-oriented and professional and really worked to really solidify my vision so it was the perfect day. When I started with ideas, he was able to brainstorm with me and narrow down what I really wanted the day to be like. From then on, he contacted everyone I wanted involved for me, he worked on getting the materials I needed, and he was there for support whenever I needed. He went above and beyond with meetings and checking in and took care of virtually everything, allowing me to focus just on getting down on one knee! I would HIGHLY recommend Woodland Events to anyone interested in planning an event, no matter how big or small. They are professional on every level and truly show that they care!

Response from Woodland Events:

Thank you Naomi!!! It was a joy to work with you on such a special proposal!

I'm so looking forward to planning your wedding with you!!

Heidi Kutz
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Jun 03, 2019
We had the distinct pleasure of working with Todd to coordinate and set - up a video guest book at our wedding! Todd was one of the easiest vendors to work with! He was quick to respond to messages, easy to work with, and took care of the set - up and take down of the video guest book booth. With everything else going on the day of the wedding, it was peace of mind knowing we didn't have to worry about the video guest book and Todd was handling it all! He had it set - up before we arrived at the reception site and slipped in at the end of the night to take it down. We love our guest book video and know we'll watch it over and over as it captures peoples voices and loved one as they were on that day! We would highly recommend you consider hiring Todd for any of your wedding needs! Even though we only hired him for the video guest book, I recommend you view his complete list of available services! We would hire him again in a heartbeat! Thank you Todd!

Response from Woodland Events:

Thank you so much for this awesome feedback, Jake and Heidi! You two are awesome and I wish you all the best in your marriage! I hope the recordings help you to relive the day for years to come!!