Jeff Stillwell, founder and creative force behind STILLWELL EVENTS. But 20+ years prior to starting this company, he was the Director of Events for some of the most prestigious and iconic event facilities in New York City. This invaluable training ground allowed Jeff to accumulate a vast amount of knowledge about every aspect of events, which differentiates Jeff from most event planners.
Jeff 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 also 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 and mitzvah’s 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 social events – sometimes as many as 7 in one weekend!
Jeff then had the honor of being 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.
In 2015, Jeff decided to take all of this relevant knowledge and expertise by launching STILLWELL EVENTS, and has never looked back! The company quickly earned coveted spots as the recommended event planners at many of New York’s top facilities!
Let us take your event from ordinary to extraordinary!