PARTIES

Marilyn has produced and hosted hundreds of parties for celebrities, film stars, directors, producers, and renowned writers and poets. With over two decades of experience, Marilyn brings a unique level of knowledge and training when planning and envisioning your event. Your special occasion will be executed by someone who understands that hospitality is the foundation for any memorable event. In addition to the San Francisco Bay Area and Napa Valley, she has produced events in Los Angeles and New York. You can always trust Marilyn’s aesthetics and menu planning with her experience working in the kitchen at Alice Water’s famed Chez Panisse Restaurant and Café.

Marilyn is on a mission to create beautiful and unforgettable weddings, social parties, and non-profit events. Her expertise comes from experience and knowledge that passion and heart are the foundations for all good things, including your event. Marilyn’s cosmopolitan lifestyle enables her to bring a level of sophistication and aesthetics to her work. In addition, Marilyn has created strong and positive relationships with the best vendors in the Bay Area and beyond, leaving you with no stress and only the best.

Services We Provide

We are committed to impeccable design, coordination and event production. With our experience, knowledge and contacts you can relax and join the fun! Below is a brief overview of the services we provide.

Event Types

Weddings
Destination
Rehearsal dinners
Day after celebrations
Engagement celebrations
Bridal showers
Bachelor/bachelorette parties
Children’s parties
Holiday parties
Retreats
Birthdays
Baby showers
Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s
And more!

Coordination

Manage vendors
Accommodations
Room block management
Vendor negotiation
Calendar management
Create timelines
Budget management

Design

Tabletop décor
Floral
Lighting
Draping
Custom fabric treatment
Hospitality gifts
Paper goods
Signage
Branding
Website design

Production

Pre-production management
On-site production management
Manage food and beverage
Source venues
Access to private estates
Top vendor access
Vendor negotiation
Entertainment management
Rental management
Tenting
Customized installations
Floorplan management
Transportation management

Event Types

Weddings
Destination
Rehearsal dinners
Day after celebrations
Engagement celebrations
Bridal showers
Bachelor/bachelorette parties
Children’s parties
Holiday parties
Retreats
Birthdays
Baby showers
Bar or Bat Mitzvah’s
And more!

Coordination

Manage vendors
Accommodations
Room block management
Vendor negotiation
Calendar management
Create timelines
Budget management

Design

Tabletop décor
Floral
Lighting
Draping
Custom fabric treatment
Hospitality gifts
Paper goods
Signage
Branding
Website design

Production

Pre-production management
On-site production management
Manage food and beverage
Source venues
Access to private estates
Top vendor access
Vendor negotiation
Entertainment management
Rental management
Tenting
Customized installations
Floorplan management
Transportation management

What People are saying about Marilyn Coyote Events

  “Thank you so much for planning such a wonderful event Marilyn! All of the guests were so impressed with everything. Your attention to detail made everything perfect! It’s been a pleasure working with you and I can’t wait for our next event!”
~ Judy Goodson

“Marilyn has a keen eye for detail and an entirely unique gift for organizing people, food, flowers, and the ambiance of occasions”
~ Paul Bertolli, Owner of Fra’ Mani Salumi

“Creative, imaginative, highest standards, excellent taste in everything.“
~ Patricia Ziegler, co-founder of the Banana Republic and the Republic of Tea

“I have worked with Marilyn on many occasions, and have always been able to count on her excellent sense of aesthetics, her keenly trained palate, her skilled understanding of social tempo, and her overall knowledge of how to make a party, dinner, or any type of social function run seamlessly.”
~ Peg Smith, Cowgirl Creamery owner and chef

“…thanks to Marilyn and her team it was absolutely amazing—the food, flowers, even the color scheme and invitations—all the details were due to their hard work. I live in New York, and because of Marilyn, I never felt the stress of planning a wedding across the country. My husband and I were thoroughly able to enjoy our special day and bask in the compliments of what a great wedding we had.”~ Melissa Radler, bride

“Marilyn transforms parties into events! Marilyn is a meticulous visionary. She also happens to be incredibly kind and a joy to workwith.She and her team have managed two 1,000-guest events for my company. Each went off without a hitch. I don’t know what we did before we found Marilyn McCann Events.”
~ Shannon Farley, director of Spark SF

“Marilyn has helped me plan a variety of events at my Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City. Each time, our guests have been dazzled by the results. She is a wonderful listener and helps shape and enhance my vision till it is a perfect result. Marilyn is one of the most creative people that I know and I always love working with her. I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate her tremendous talent. Thank you Marilyn.”
~ Chris Wasserstein, philanthropist

“Marilyn is a dream to work with. She brings effortless creativity, with lifelong experience of event planning, and authentic desire for her clients to have the most relaxed, joyful experience during their event. She is just a lovely person, so incredibly easy to get along with. Marilyn is a gift to all those lucky enough to work with her. She will make your life easy as she works for you creating they event you have hoped for.”
~ April Goldman, bride

  “Thank you so much for planning such a wonderful event Marilyn! All of the guests were so impressed with everything. Your attention to detail made everything perfect! It’s been a pleasure working with you and I can’t wait for our next event!”
~ Judy Goodson

“Marilyn has a keen eye for detail and an entirely unique gift for organizing people, food, flowers, and the ambiance of occasions”
~ Paul Bertolli, Owner of Fra’ Mani Salumi

“Creative, imaginative, highest standards, excellent taste in everything.“
~ Patricia Ziegler, co-founder of the Banana Republic and the Republic of Tea

“I have worked with Marilyn on many occasions, and have always been able to count on her excellent sense of aesthetics, her keenly trained palate, her skilled understanding of social tempo, and her overall knowledge of how to make a party, dinner, or any type of social function run seamlessly.”
~ Peg Smith, Cowgirl Creamery owner and chef

“…thanks to Marilyn and her team it was absolutely amazing—the food, flowers, even the color scheme and invitations—all the details were due to their hard work. I live in New York, and because of Marilyn, I never felt the stress of planning a wedding across the country. My husband and I were thoroughly able to enjoy our special day and bask in the compliments of what a great wedding we had.”~ Melissa Radler, bride

“Marilyn transforms parties into events! Marilyn is a meticulous visionary. She also happens to be incredibly kind and a joy to workwith.She and her team have managed two 1,000-guest events for my company. Each went off without a hitch. I don’t know what we did before we found Marilyn McCann Events.”
~ Shannon Farley, director of Spark SF

“Marilyn has helped me plan a variety of events at my Fifth Avenue apartment in New York City. Each time, our guests have been dazzled by the results. She is a wonderful listener and helps shape and enhance my vision till it is a perfect result. Marilyn is one of the most creative people that I know and I always love working with her. I can’t begin to express how much I appreciate her tremendous talent. Thank you Marilyn.”
~ Chris Wasserstein, philanthropist

“Marilyn is a dream to work with. She brings effortless creativity, with lifelong experience of event planning, and authentic desire for her clients to have the most relaxed, joyful experience during their event. She is just a lovely person, so incredibly easy to get along with. Marilyn is a gift to all those lucky enough to work with her. She will make your life easy as she works for you creating they event you have hoped for.”
~ April Goldman, bride