One of the best decisions we made in planning our daughters’ bat mitzvah was to hire Nancy Hoeller. Nancy guided me every step of the way, keeping things organized and on budget. She recommended excellent vendors and helped us to plan an event that reflected our family’s values. I could not recommend her more highly.
Carolyn - UWS
Nancy just planned our wedding and rehearsal dinner. To say that everything was perfect is an understatement. We had the best venue, unbelievable food, amazing music and incredible flowers. She made it all come together seamlessly.
She managed the logistics, sourced the vendors, made sure the budget was updated and that we paid everyone on time. She kept 2 very busy professionals on track so that we got everything done that she couldn’t do for us (guest list, dance lessons). In addition, she is friendly and fun and got along with everyone. That said she didn’t take spending our money lightly and wasn’t a pushover, she made sure our interests were always first. We need to think of another party so we can use her to plan it.
Sabrina and Andreas - UES
Blizzard Bar Mitzvah
I wanted to thank you again for an amazing job under especially challenging circumstances. You never lost your cool which was incredibly impressive given the fact that we were experiencing a blizzard that was summarily throwing things that had been planned for months into disarray--
You are the unsung hero of this event!
So this time around the weather wreaked havoc with our day--but with your direction we were able to make a quick recovery, totally reschedule the bar mitzvah to the next day, and come out on top. Noah loved the party, as did his friends and our friends were in awe. We will remember this weekend as a small miracle that it happened and happened so well!
Looking forward to doing the weddings with you!!!
Debbie – Brooklyn
50th Birthday Party
Shimmer is amazing! I had to pull together a 50th birthday party for 80 people in Manhattan while I live in California. I couldn't have done it without Shimmer's help ....and patience! From the big details like finding the perfect venue to the little details like personalized balloons, Shimmer was on it. They had some great ideas and always went the extra length to make sure I had enough choices to ensure the end result was perfect no matter what the issue was, and that it was in my budget.
I can't thank Shimmer enough for helping me make my partner's 50th birthday one that all others will be compared to.
Jeff - San Francisco, CA
Thanks Shimmer for doing such a great job with my corporate party event. You made the experience so pleasant and easy. From initial planing, to your creative thinking, to flawless execution the day of the event. So pleased! You went above and beyond my expectations.
J. Giddon- Gramercy Park Manhattan
Nancy did an outstanding job of managing all of the moving parts for my children's b'nai mitzvah -- from the service to the lunch to the night time party. She is a master of organization. Her timelines and to do lists were hugely helpful in making sure that all of the details were covered and everything was done when it needed to be done. Throughout, she was calm, cool and collected, and helped me stay the same.
Betsy - UWS Manhattan
When we started thinking about our son's Bar Mitzvah we were unsure about the need for a party planner. We decided to sign up with Shimmer NYC after attending some incredibly well run events that they organized. And we are so thankful that we did!
My wife and I had never thrown a large party so we had no idea of all the coordination and details that were involved. Shimmer immediately understood exactly the type of party we wanted to have and her recommendations of the venue, DJ, photographer and hotel were spot on. During the months leading up the the event they were extremely organized, detailed and very responsive.
During the party, whenever we looked up and had a question, somebody from Shimmer was there and allowed us to focus 100% on the party.
With my wife and I both working it would have been impossible to put together an extraordinary evening without the help of Shimmer NYC.
Thank you Shimmer!!
Dan - UWS Manhattan
A tremendous thank you to ShimmerNYC. Our twin daughters' B'not mitzvah was a complicated production which involved transporting guests by bus from the service to the party venue. Shimmer was able to seamlessly coordinate both parts of this event which was a tremendous comfort to me. They created the perfect event timeline which they implemented the night of the party which really kept the energy of the night flowing. Their relationships with vendors are superb and their general sense of how to navigate the party was extremely helpful. Having Shimmer NYC with us at both the service and party gave us reassurance that any potential glitch would be covered. My girls feel they had the B'not Mitzvah of their dreams and our guests all had a sensational time. I highly recommend ShimmerNYC to anyone planning an event.
Rebecca - UWS Manhattan
We met Nancy at a party and loved her (and Shimmer's work) so much we literally hired ShimmerNYC to help us plan our summer party that very week! ShimmerNYC is professional, knowledgeable and organized but most importantly is the type of fun and warm person you would actually want attending your next part not just organizing it. They thought of every detail, added personal touches and truly created an event that our friends are still talking about. Shimmer also goes the extra mile. For example, when we decided to send out guests home with some of the extra yummy food from our party, it was Shimmer who found the only open super market and was back with everything we needed to make this happen in no time. We are so thankful to have met Shimmer and cannot recommend them strongly enough to anyone hoping to have a flawless and memorable event.
Heather - UES Manhattan
I could not recommend ShimmerNYC more highly as an event planner! I called them when my daughter's Bat Mitzvah was suddenly moved up 5 months asking for her help, and they were cool, calm and confident that we would be able to get everything done and done well. She attended to every little detail, had lots of suggestions and kept me on a schedule so that things didn't pile up at the end. She was there for me whenever I started to get nervous and always calmed me down. She was incredibly responsive and was available whenever I needed her. Having her there day-of took such a load off my mind, as I felt 100% confident that everything would be done well. Any glitch that came up, she quickly handled. She allowed me to be a guest at my party and enjoy myself. And we had a beautiful party that was everything we had wanted. I also heard from the vendors that we used that she was a pleasure to work with.
Mindy - UWS Manhattan
Shimmer’s skills and attention to detail were crucial for planning our destination wedding in Barbados.
Shimmer started by consulting local vendors in Barbados to find out what local flowers were in season and identifying the best florists in the area. After doing so they coordinated information flow between me and the florist keeping in constant communication helping drive final decisions. The care of details was again demonstrated in the selection of center pieces (floating candles with flowers) keeping in mind that the ocean breeze needed to be accounted for when determining the volume of water to put in each one! Shimmer was key in helping with the menu and music selection and recommendations for welcoming gifts for all the guests. They took the stress out of worrying about all the little details which make all the difference.
Thank you for making our wedding truly a magical and memorable event- all of our guests still talk about what a wonderful time they had.
Stephanie - Philadelphia
Our deep thanks to ShimmerNYC and Nancy for the most glorious bat mitzvah party for our daughter. It was a perfect evening and Shimmer helped us every step of the way. Nancy's patience, advice and knowledge regarding vendor selection, including invitations, venue, room decor, food and cake selection, photography and entertainment, were invaluable. She helped us budget each step of the way, held routine calls with us, and consistently provided updated timelines so that we never missed a step. Most importantly she provided emotional support throughout. By the time the event rolled around, we were 100% prepared and didn't have to think about anything except enjoying ourselves. Our guests were blown away by the event, calling it warm, breathtaking and flawless. Our daughter declared it the most amazing night of her life. What more could we ask!
Aly S. - UWS Manhattan
I would highly recommend Shimmer as a party planner. They planned our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, and handled every detail with intelligence, creativity and forethought. They had a tight rein on the budget, never losing sight of our goals. They are resourceful and cheerful in their approach to planning, and if they don't know the answer to a question they will make it their business to ferret it out and give you an array of options. The event went off with nary a hitch despite a blizzard that day.
Shimmer is terrific!
Susan M. - UWS Manhattan
Destination Birthday Party
Shimmer did an excellent job helping arrange a surprise destination birthday party for my wife. We came to NY from out of town and I'm unfamiliar with the city. Shimmer learned my needs and did an excellent job with recommendations, reservations, and remembering the small details. They proved reliable, flexible, and efficient. I would highly recommend them for assistance creating a stress-free, fun, and memorable event.
C. Covey- Atlanta, GA
Bowery Residents' Committee
Junior Board Spring Benefit
Wow!! What can I say? Shimmer made this year’s BRC Junior Board event a smashing success. We rose more than double than last year and attracted many new donors. The venue, technology to process gifts, entertainment and check-in flow were all a step above our expectations. Most importantly our guests had a wonderful night and already are asking about next year.
BRC Junior Board – Manhattan
Alex and I wanted to thank Shimmer for helping to make Sophie's Bat Mitzvah weekend such a success. Everything went smoothly and exactly as planned. We were able to fully enjoy the day knowing that Shimmer was in charge. The luncheon at Robert was spectacular (the falling snow made the room feel magical). The evening party at Providence was a blast. Shimmer managed all the details, came up with creative ideas, coordinated the events- and was always professional, responsive, and so nice to work with.
We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you for a job well done. Of course the best compliment was that Sophie said it was the best day of her life and she would love to do it all over again.
With warmest wishes,
Laurie, Alex, Adam and Sophie - UWS Manhattan
Rooftop 40th Birthday Party
Shimmer NYC helped me plan my wife’s 40th birthday party. They organized everything from the amazing caterer, to the beautiful cake to the venue set up and decorations. Shimmer's exquisite taste and attention to detail made the evening a dazzling success.
Joe - UWS Manhattan
Shimmer helped make my holiday party a huge success. They secured the venue, planned the menu, chose the wines, decorated the room and made sure every detail was in place. I am planning to use them for my 2016 holiday party as well as all future events.
G. Stern - West Village, Manhattan