Our Philosophy

PlanWell ~ ExecuteWell ~ EndWell


“I understand the importance and the power of listening to my clients to bring their event vision to life. I can help you to create and design the event of your dreams while simultaneously understanding the mechanics of transforming that dream event into reality. I have the ability to offer you a variety of the most sought after vendors in the industry because of the strong and trusted relationships I’ve built with these professionals over the past 20 years. The planning process works only with a constant communication flow between the clients and the entire team; checklists and deadlines must be heeded, making sure every tiny detail has been covered.”


“Coming from an extensive background executing and producing hundreds of luxury events in my career, I’ve acquired the skill of anticipating issues and heading them off before they become problems. STILLWELL EVENTS has an unmatchable and intuitive ability to seamlessly direct the most intricate events to the highest level of excellence!”


“Let STILLWELL EVENTS guide you through every single step of the way, so your event will be assured to EndWell and exceed your expectations. We are here to create lasting memories and help you fulfill your dream event. Achieving this only happens when the perfect combination of elements all come together, to create your own extraordinary event.

The Company

jeff stillwell 012Jeff Stillwell, founder and creative force behind STILLWELL EVENTS, has enjoyed a 20+ year history of flawlessly executed events and is highly respected in the industry for his attention to detail, superb and inventive event style and design, and his hands-on approach… all with a little Southern charm thrown in.

Jeff started his career at the original Russian Tea Room, known for the celebrity clientele that frequented there. He continued building his expertise and training his eye for excellence while producing high end corporate and charity events, as well as adding weddings to his portfolio, when he moved to Windows on the World – the space on top of the former 1 World Trade Center. This world-renowned location was known for its unparalleled views and boasted some of the highest quality food in the city. At WoW, Jeff gained a deep understanding of wine from industry expert Kevin Zraly’s seminars and the extensive wine collection.

Following that, Jeff became well-versed in the intricacies of a diverse collection of specialty weddings at Pier 60 and the Lighthouse as the director at these Abigail Kirsch venues. There, he planned and executed not-for-profit and corporate business events as well as weddings – sometimes as many as 7 in one weekend!

Most recently, Jeff served as the director for the reopening at the historic Rainbow Room, the crown jewel atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Since 1934, the Rainbow Room is known for its magical, truly once-in-a-lifetime prestigious weddings and corporate events and is one of the most beautiful rooms in the world – a dream destination for any bride.

As a full service event planning company, STILLWELL EVENTS offers a wide range of services tailored to meet any budget. Already one of the most up-and-coming event planning companies in the city, STILLWELL EVENTS has earned coveted spots as a recommended event planner at many of New York’s leading facilities.

Jeff’s stellar track record and illustrious connections give you thorough access to the top venues and vendors in New York City. Your special yet signature occasion with STILLWELL EVENTS ensures that perfection is achieved, and realized with finesse.


Just as each event should be tailored to the individual, the same holds true for the actual process and manner in which every event is planned.  STILLWELL EVENTS is the expert in planning and executing the most important events in people’s lives, including weddings, anniversary celebrations, corporate events and bar/bat mitzvahs.

STILLWELL EVENTS will customize an event planning package based on your needs; we can accommodate any budget. We offer three distinct, flexible levels of service, making sure your day is perfect – just as you imagined it.

Full-Service Event Planning

We are by your side from the very beginning of the planning process: conceptualizing and bringing to life a single idea and presenting you with vendors and venues to meet your needs. Managing each tiny detail throughout the entire process, up to and including compiling meticulous timelines and coordinating with the entire event team.

A La Carte Service Event Planning

We can help you build your event from scratch or work with what you’ve already chosen to fill in the missing links.  Panicking because you haven’t picked a floral designer and your RSVP’s are coming back? All vendors are chosen and then your photographer backs out at the last minute? We can step in and help with anything – from venue searches to finalizing budgets to developing timelines. After your vendors are secured, STILLWELL EVENTS will be there to oversee their integration.

Month-of Service Event Planning

You have worked hard planning every tiny detail, but it’s extremely important that you relinquish those to a trusted, experienced event professional so that you can actually be a guest at your own wedding, not walking around in your dress with a clipboard in your hand!  We finalize everything – floorplans, vendor meetings and coordination, day-of timelines, load-in, set-up, load-out – serving as your point person and assuring your dream event.


Mireille - Mother of the Groom

Wedding @ The Rainbow Room

"There are no words to describe your incredible taste, your wonderful design style, and your natural ability in helping me plan Anna and Robert’s perfect wedding at the Rainbow Room. Jeff, you took the chore out of making decisions, and the choices were all the right ones: the menu choices, your suggestions with the chuppah and the flower arrangements, your help with the favors, and then you surprising me at the tasting with not one, but two perfect linen choices! It wouldn’t have been the same party without your guidance, your interest, your love, your support, your caring and your incredible talent! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"


Birthday Celebration @ Gramercy Park Hotel

"This amazing celebration couldn't have happened without your incredibly hard work and detailed planning. Everything was perfect, from the very talented group of vendors you brought together to the intuitive manner in which you ran the entire evening. This seamlessly executed event is a testament to you Jeff, and our family will never forget this magical "Evening in New York!"

Contact Us

“We would be honored to host your event!”

Stillwell Events
Fifth Avenue & 39th Street
New York City, NY 10016



Photo Credits: Bardin & Palomo, Elegant Affairs, Jeff Stillwell and Andre Maier.