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HOMETOWN GATHERINGS is a wedding planning company offering wedding planning services to couples looking to find comfort and adventure on their wedding day. A California based wedding planner happily traveling to you in order to bring your wedding day visons to life

CALIFORNIA WEDDING PLANNER

specializing in stress free wedding planning, elopement planning & intimate weddings throughout california & beyond

creating wedding experiences of all kinds, in all types of destinations ALL
around the world

BRINGING ADVENTURE TO YOUR INTIMATE WEDDING

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Hey, I'm Marissa!

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"We loved working with you and you truly made our special day absolutely perfect!"

Marissa was incredible to work with! She totally understood our vision and what we wanted. She was so professional, punctual, and responsive to all of our questions and needs. We found the venue walkthrough so helpful and she asked questions that added so much value to the walk with the venue managers. On the day of she totally took control on everything and we were able to just relax and enjoy our event. She kept everything organized and made sure to quickly/casually check in on little tweaks/adjustments throughout the event. I could not recommend hiring her enough and thank you for all that you did! We loved working with you and you truly made our special day absolutely perfect!

"WOW. If there was an MVP for our wedding it was Marissa"

WOW. If there was an MVP for our wedding it was Marissa. She brought a sense of calm and order to the day that let us enjoy every moment of our wedding without worry. Initially, we went back and forth on hiring a wedding coordinator since we did most of the planning ourselves. It was the best decision we could have made and Marissa was perfect! Thanks for everything :)

"She was flexible and really got to know us and our event"

Marissa was an exceptional wedding coordinator! Due to pandemic limitations, we held a very unique wedding in which we had 3 different locations! She was flexible and really got to know us and our event. Marissa was communicative, and even came to meet us at one of our venues to do a walk through. The day of, she was professional, and so helpful! She was sure everyone was where they needed to be at the right time. At one point we realized my change of shoes got left in my MOH's car, and Marissa left during dinner to retrieve the shoes! She really went above and beyond to make sure our day was perfect for us.
Marissa was organized, professional, and personable. She worked well with our unique event, and gave us exactly what we needed the day of our wedding

"You have such an amazing energy and enthusiasm for what you do"

We were so grateful to have you for our elopement! You have such an amazing energy and enthusiasm for what you do. I especially appreciated how you made our non traditional day so special and still helped us include the traditions we wanted. Your flexibility and adaptability were amazing qualities to have with such short notice for this event! Thank you for the detailed timelines and handling communication with our photographer. All in all you made our day as stress free as possible which allowed us to enjoy every moment. Marissa made our elopement dreams come true on a very tight timeline! I was very happy with her communication, support, and detailed planning. We were so lucky to have her there that day and it allowed us to enjoy it more and not worry about the details. Highly recommend it!