Senior Wedding & Event Planner

INTRODUCTION TO QUINTESSENTIALLY

Expect the best. Experience Better.

For the world’s most discerning individuals, brands and corporates, Quintessentially is the ultimate destination for comprehensive lifestyle management and brand experiences. It’s the pinnacle of personalisation and the epitome of exclusivity.

Combining an unwavering commitment to redefining excellence with a clientele that demands nothing short of perfection, Quintessentially elevates every aspect of its clients’ lives to unparalleled heights through meticulous attention to detail.

As the world’s leading luxury lifestyle management group, Quintessentially has not only paved the way in this space but continues to shape a new standard for luxury concierge services.

JOB SUMMARY

We are looking for an experienced Wedding & Private Events planner to join our growing agency team. The role is primarily to plan and lead the execution projects of mid-scale to large events for private and wedding clients. Project types vary but include primarily UK and destination weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, celebration weekends and intimate gatherings.

KEY DUTIES

  • End-to-end planning (from point of enquiry) of private events and weddings in the UK
  • Exceptional ideation and delivery across all events
  • Develop pitch presentations and event ideas for new enquiries, including event design & moodboards
  • To work closely with clients to understand their unique vision, cultural beliefs, and event preferences
  • Develop, manage and report on client budgets (£10k to £1m+)
  • Manage all project finances including detailed budgets, client/supplier invoices and payment schedules
  • Prepare thought-through event documents & client updates including detailed briefings, timelines, production schedules, and risk assessments.
  • Research & keep up-to-date with event suppliers across all categories, building trusted relationships with all preferred suppliers
  • Manage event teams during project planning and onsite
  • Represent Quintessentially at weddings/events industry events and help grow a profile for Quintessentially in the weddings market
  • From time to time, this role may also be required to manage QE corporate events

HOURS OF WORK

0900 to 1730 Monday to Friday.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Demonstrable experience within creative wedding and private events management
  • Experience working within the UVL (Unique venues of London) portfolio
  • A holistic understanding of the wedding and private party sector, trends, and key industry developments
  • Commercial acumen to evaluate enquires and prepare responses
  • Knowledge of delivering events internationally
  • A cultivated list of industry contacts to elevate the brands current repertoire of suppliers.
  • Experience managing a team of both internal employees and freelance staff.
  • Creative mindset
  • Well organised and a strong multi-tasker
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Personable and able to interact with discerning global client

BENEFITS

  • Hybrid working (role dependent)
  • Competitive annual leave allowance with a further increase due to long service
  • Birthday Allowance – take your birthday off on us!
  • Pension Scheme
  • Angel Days: Additional paid leave to do charity work
  • Long Service Awards
  • Life Assurance
  • Digital nomad
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Study Leave
  • Puppy friendly offices
  • Qmunity committee – Social events in the office
  • Free food & drink in the office
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts with a variety of retail and hospitality companies

HOW TO APPLY

If you'd like to apply for this role, please send your cv to [email protected]

Quintessentially is an equal opportunities employer. We value and respect all differences (seen and unseen) in all people and aspire to deliver inclusive working experiences. Applications are encouraged from individuals regardless of age, disability, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and marriage and civil partnerships.

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