Events & Weddings

shaping moments around YOUR character

We Are Your Northern Michigan Event Specialists

Our journey began with a dream. A dream of creating unique, exciting events for Northern Michigan.

Discover how Porchside Planners can help you achieve your dream.

Parties

Our unique approach to private party design begins with you. No two families, groups of friends or companies are alike and we stay in that mindset throughout each event. Organization and fair negotiation practices are key skills we provide. Creativity, plentiful provisions and good old fashioned fun! are our specialties. Let us help you create a charming, flawless celebration.

Weddings

We believe that weddings are not one-size-fits-all. We encourage couples to both embrace and break the rules of tradition…celebrate your style, quirks, interests, personality, and beliefs. There is only one couple like you. So why plan your wedding the same way everyone else does?

Day of Event Management

Whether it’s overseeing catering at a party or ensuring that you get hitched without a hitch, our team of planners are experts at day-of event management. We’ll carry the clipboard while you enjoy the fruits of your hard work.

Community Events

Porchside Events are designed to incorporate big-city excitement into the Northern Michigan lifestyle. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and participate in our local, often spontaneous, fully interactive events.

Corporate Team Building

There is no “i” in team…right? Well, Porchside can help you spread the word.  Northern Michigan is home to many many talented speakers and performers, and a litany of successful entrepreneurs with unique points-of-view on business that will breathe life into your team-building retreat or motivational seminar. Porchside will help you find them and bring them to your business for a day of camaraderie and growth. 

Brand Marketing Events

Corporate brands can connect with their target audience through meaningful, one-on-one conversations. We will learn about your brand and message and design events in beautiful Northern Michigan that fit your style. We can help you engage with your audience in unique and fun ways.

YOU CAN’T USE UP CREATIVITY.
THE MORE YOU USE, THE MORE YOU HAVE.

~Maya Angelou

Meet The Porchside Planners

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Yep. We are a husband and wife team. Who better to work with?

We have been planning life’s events, both little and large, since 1995. We live in Harbor Springs, have two super cool kids and one excitable border collie.

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Between us we have well over a decade of wedding & event planning experience.
Dave is a former exhibit designer, educator and event/wedding coordinator for history museums throughout Michigan.
Jill has planned corporate events for years and currently works for one of the premier wedding venues in Northern Michigan.

Together we journey back roads, meet artists, discover hidden gems, and investigate the wonders of this beautiful region.

WITHOUT LEAPS OF IMAGINATION OR DREAMING, WE LOSE THE EXCITEMENT OF POSSIBILITIES…DREAMING, AFTER ALL IS A FORM OF PLANNING.

~Gloria Steinem

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