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Ali & Mike Arms


Ali wanted her wedding to coincide with the day she met her fiancée. With that day being a Friday, we needed to make sure the rabbi was able to be home by sundown,therefore the wedding had to be close to home. She also had a guest list of 200 which is hard to find in a small suburban area. That is when Ali called TopShelf. She just could not find a venue anywhere


Since TS is familiar with most venues in the area, we were able to recommend 3 places for her to go and see. As soon as she stepped foot in the Newton white mansion, she knew she had found the perfect venue. We started the wedding at 5:00, the rabbi was home by 6:30 and all 200 guests found a seat.

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Christine & Mike


Christine and Mike were getting married at the naval academy. And their reception venue was 45 minutes away. As a DYI bride she had made most of the decorations herself but had no idea how she was going to put them out as the venue only gave her 2 hours before to decorate. It was then her sister told her to call top shelf. After all TOP Shelf had helped her during her wedding planning.


Christina hired TS for all her planning needs. We focused on her decorating needs and coordinating the vendors as well as making sure everything was in the space before the first guest arrived. When Christine walked into the room not only was she smiling because she had just married the man of her dreams and not only because all her friends and family were on hand to celebrate but also because the room was exactly as she had I visioned.


Krissy & Doug
When I look back on my wedding I am so grateful that you were able to capture my vision of the “perfect wedding” so easily when I, myself, was not sure it could be pulled off without a hitch. You have such amazing vision and insight to be able to coordinate our wedding day and have it represent who we are and our relationship. I was so blessed that you were able to help my husband and I make sure our wedding day was so uniquely and perfectly “us.” I can’t imagine how anyone plans a wedding without you! Because of your ability to remain one step ahead, I was able to enjoy the weekend and remain calm amidst the chaos of planning and executing our wedding. Thank you a hundred times!

Katie & Miguel
Our wedding was amazing!! Prior to the wedding all of the planning was handled by Karen Liston, the wedding coordinator. She and her assistant Nicole made everything so easy. The rooms were set up so beautifully for our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. The food was absolutely amazing. All of our guests enjoyed the hors d’oeuvres, dinner AND desert. They even provided my husband and I each a very nice room to get ready in and brought us drinks while we were getting ready. Everyone with the Crofton County Club truly made our special day amazing for us and our guests.


I worked with Karen through the process of planning my wedding. She is such a sweetheart! She’s also knowledgeable and very helpful. She made the entire process easy, from the payment to the floor plan.  I had a great experience and I will recommend this venue to all my friends.

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Blink Pink:

Top Shelf team rocks and is like us in their sense of urgency; get it done attitude and their professionalism. They were an absolute delight. We appreciate your ability to just roll with it and respond to all the last minute needs with a smile.”

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I highly recommend Top Shelf Event Planners.   They are full of ideas, energy, integrity and a boatload of success stories.  Their reputation in the corporate event planning world is business savvy, street smart, sophistication and passion. 

Patti Neumann – CEO/Founder 

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Coppin State University 
It was a great pleasure meeting and working with Amy O’Connell and Top Shelf Events.  She served as our Senior Planner for the National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts 77th Anniversary.  I was very appreciative of the customer service and personal attention given by her solution based approach. “A manager that can see the value of a project is a manager I want on my team calling the plays.”

Daniel Wynn – Professor of Speech