Event Planning Client Testimonials

I have used Events by Parris to manage many different events over the past several years and I couldn’t be more pleased with Katherine and Everton and their staff’s outstanding service.

Perhaps their best quality is their ability to expertly handle any potential problems. The key is their planning. Every detail of an event is meticulously thought-out, planned and executed.

Events by Parris has never let me down and has always come through, even with last minute changes. They are 100% reliable. Katherine has excellent taste and mature judgment, and saved the day on more than one occasion! I trust her opinion on how best to showcase events and will continue to use Events by Parris for my many event needs.

They have my highest recommendation.

Dr. Phillips W. Smith

CEO and Chairman, TASER

I cannot say enough about Events by Parris. We really wanted to make our employee appreciation event super special for our 500 employees and Katherine and her team helped us to accomplish this goal and then some. Our Cirque themed event was talked about for days after. The décor, sweets, photo-booth and games were unlike anything any of us had ever seen before. Events by Parris took my vision and not only made it a reality, but also expanded on it and made it better than anything I could have thought of. Event day aside, the level of professionalism and customer service that I received before, during and after by the whole team, speaks to the awesomeness and tremendous experience Events by Parris has. Katherine was extremely easy to work with and was there every step of the way—making it easy for me to enjoy the stunning event. I even received all the event pictures less than 24 hours after the event! To say that I was thrilled with my experience with Events by Parris is understatement! The team made planning an event for 500 people seem effortless! I can’t thank them enough!

American Express - Global Servicing Network

Wanted to thank you and your team for helping make Saturday a great success. Lots of positive feedback, including the décor, candies etc. Most comments have favoured the set dinner… a good thing as we had no choice :). The room looked beautiful, the colours were lovely.

Thank again!


Echelon General Insurance

It was so much fun! Everyone enjoyed. Your team is very nice, extremely organized and very professional! Thanks again! If we have another event in the future, I will definitely come to Events by Parris!

Shoppers Drug Mart

Yesterday was a GREAT event, we are getting a lot of amazing feedback, everyone is really happy with how everything turned out. Great job to you and your team!
Karen B

Konica Minolta Business Solutions

Yesterday’s event was great! Everyone loved it and had a wonderful time. Please pass on my thanks to the dealers—they were fantastic!

Brookfield RPS

Our annual company Dinner Dance was a blast!  I couldn’t have asked for better.  The dancers were fantastic- so interactive and of course beautiful! I knew it was the  perfect choice especially when the majority of guests were video taping the show! Thank you so much for everything- it was perfect! The  photo booth was a hit as well. Yesterday when I came in to work I had email after email as well as all the executives popping by my desk to personally thank me and congratulate me on such a great party.  Talk around the office is it was the best party in years. So thanks to Events by Parris- you helped me so much in turning a normally blah party into a lot of FUN!  Now you have your work cut out for yourself…what do we do next year ??? :)
Ana K

Cardinal Meat Specialists Limited

Just wanted to thank you both and your teams for making our Finance offsite event a huge success! The feedback has been awesome, everyone had a great time which was what we were hoping for this year.  Your teams are so hardworking & really fun to work with, no detail is overlooked.
Julia D

Teva Canada

I had no idea my mom had hired the BEST event company in the GTA for what I thought would be an intimate gathering of family and friends for our birthday and anniversary celebrations. When I walked through the door my eyebrows peaked and I felt like I was in a magical wonderland! The house was transformed into beautiful eye candy!! Everything was so elegant and sparkly, and the details were gorgeous!! I love crystal, and boy was the sparkle a beautiful pleasure to see on Saturday night. The wait staff was on point, all night long!! From the coat rack service to the perfectly warm food, the service was impeccable! I never once visited the bar, I was offered my preferred drink (water) and refilled without ever asking. My dinner plate was removed the moment I devoured the last delicious bite, and even my two year old underfoot never seemed to bother them one bit. Honestly, I don’t know how you create such unique, beautiful events year after year after year. It seems as if, like a fine wine, you get better and better every time I attend one of your events!! Katherine and Everton, thank you! Thank you for making my 10th wedding anniversary, my 40th birthday and my husband’s 50th birthday an evening that perhaps even trumps my wedding in terms of overall beauty, intimacy, good memories and fannnntastic food!!! The best part, with your staff, every single family member, including my mom who was hosting the event had a great time. That was priceless!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you and thank you!!!
Nikki, Steve, Marissa and Landon

Wanted to send a note letting you know that the Casino was such a success on Friday. Everyone had a wonderful time!

Brand Active

Great party again… still getting tonnes of positive feedback, seems every year you are able to top yourselves!!

Trapeze Group

Dear Katherine: I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with Events By Parris organizing our office picnic on Centre Island. All our employees raved about the food and they enjoy the games and music. I have a group who are sometimes hard to please and I didn’t hear a peep from them, so I know the event was a success. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work. Your answered all my emails and countless phone calls. You really made this a special event for BBB Architects. Thanks again,

BBB Architects

To the fabulous Katherine! My Mom’s 80th was everything I hoped for it would be and much more, Thanks to you! You and Everton made it all happen, and I’m forever grateful.  Looking forward to working together again soon.

It was a great night. Everything went pretty smooth. It all worked out. Ken stepped up and took care of it. Ken was great to work with. All your staff took time to teach the games to our guests. Really appreciate that. Everyone at the venue had a great time. I will definitely be calling on you again when I want to setup another casino night and I will recommend you to anyone I know looking to do the same.

Thanks for everything.

Chris G.

Gonsen Electric Limited

Thank you for the great event! It was really smooth! Very well managed!

Lug Canada

I would like to thank you and your team for making our casino party a huge success. We all had a great time and our staff thought it was our best party ever. Your staff were pleasant and a lot of fun. Thanks again and have a great day.

RBC Wealth Management, Estate & Trust Services | Royal Trust Corporation of Canada

Katherine, I wanted to send our staff’s greatest thanks for your Casino Services for our North Plains Winterfest Party last Friday, December 13th at Gossip restaurant. The dealers were so much fun to work with and very professional / helpful. The entire North Plains Toronto office still rave about the gambling memories and the great dealers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, the Social Committee, and North Plains staff. I will definitely have no hesitation referring your company to anyone. Hoping to work with you in the near future!! Have a happy holidays and all the best in the new year. Best wishes,

North Plains

Dear Katherine, Last week’s event couldn’t have been more perfect. Your knowledge of venues, persistence in getting everything organized and your dedication to your clients made organizing this event effortless. Thank you

Katherine, A million thank you’s for helping me organize such a fabulous 50th birthday party.   Everything was as exactly as I wished….it is nothing short of amazing how, having only met me by phone, you were able to get me perfectly and arrange a party where there was NOT one thing I would have changed.   When you consider that I was in Florida and saw everything for the first when I arrived for the party…. Well… say no more.   All of those praises and accolades aside however, that (to my mind) really isn’t your greatest strength.  Your calm, confident, self assured way of handling everything really made the difference.  You were an absolute pleasure to work with …. clearly knew what you were doing and what you needed to deliver… and did it in such a way that I could sit in Florida and feel absolutely secure that you would take care of everything and that I should not worry but trust you and you will deliver.  And deliver you did…. ….  the room did have a wow factor… the print did look great on the tables… the food was great and just enough… drinks were fabulous… dj was fantastic… and I could go on and on.   My only problem now is I have to find another party to organize so that we get a chance to work together again. Much much love and heartfelt thanks once again from all of us….
Adrien, Mark & Melanie

Thanks so much again – you guys are great!  I heard my sister used you also ☺

BEST PARTY EVER!!! Katherine FABULOUS JOB!!!   I’ve received sooo many positive comments!  We loved the photo booth and Randy and Gary were awesome as usual!!! Cheers,

Trapeze Group

Katherine and the team, Thank you for coming to the rescue for my parents’ surprise event on Nov 21st & putting on a professional yet casual-as requested- evening. Always a pleasure to work with you. I look forward to many more either with corporate and personal events.

Dear Katherine and Paula, Thank you both so very much for making our wedding ‘the best day ever.’ I hope we’ll be able to work toegther again soon-maybe not on my 2nd wedding but a special event nonetheless. :) All the best,
Maggie and Christopher

Dear Katherine, A very heartfelt thank you for your special and personal service.  Loved working with you. All the best,
The Kumars

I wanted to thank you and your company for the amazing job that you did for our Company Christmas party! The decorations were beautiful and everything looked better than I could have imagined. Your professionalism and dedication was apparent and was greatly appreciated considering we were four hours apart. I, along with the Owner, could not have been more pleased. Thank you!
Heather N.

Thanks for everything. Our event was a great success. The finger foods were excellent and Fernando was amazing. I’ll definitely contact you for my upcoming parties!!!!!! Thanks again.
Sheila and Mazda

It was a pleasure working with you and your team. I really didn’t worry very much, and I couldn’t have asked you for a better party. People at work are still talking about it, and they loved you-I expect that we will meet again at some other event! Thank you so much.

Hi Katherine, Thank you for such a great event last night. The room looked fantastic just what we wanted . I heard nothing but positive comments from many people. I look forward to our next event!

Echelon General Insurance Company

Katherine, it was another superb event and everyone is still raving about it saying “it was the best ever!”  No better kudos than that!! Looking forward to doing it all again next year!


Thanks for the great job at our AGM earlier in the week. The event went off without a hitch and the services provided where excellent.
Scott W.


Hello Katherine, We had great feedback on the event yesterday!  Thank you to you and your team! Thank you,

Teva Canada

All worked out wonderfully. As usual it was a very positive experience working with you. Thank you!

Thanks so much for your wonderful help at the book launch! The event turned out extremely well, I thought. Ana was very good. Your food, flowers and all the rest were better than I ever expected. Thanks agai.
Larry and Mike

Hey Jessica, Your employees were amazing, they went above and beyond! And you were GREAT! We will definitely be using you again, I have you in my pocket book :) Thank -You again!

The Mobile Shop

We were very impressed with Events by Parris for the creativity, adaptability and dedication they demonstrated when planning our company picnic in 2015. For a job that would typically take a number of months to plan, Katherine’s team delivered an fantastic and glitch-free event with just a few weeks’ notice. They were resourceful, professional and an excellent partner to the event managers and volunteers on our end.

Purdue Pharma

Events by Parris helped us to plan four events within four days during an international conference in Toronto. Katherine and her team were professional and helpful throughout the planning process, and it was a pleasure to work with them. They assisted us with every step of planning, from identifying venues and managing contracts, to sending invitations and tracking RSVPs, to providing recommendations for menus and AV setup. During the events, Katherine and her team were onsite to ensure that the events ran smoothly, and they also assisted with printing materials for the events. These events were attended by a large number of representatives from academia, research, industry, and government, and we received many compliments on the quality of the events from our attendees. We would recommend Events by Parris to anyone looking to plan an event in the Toronto area, and would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.
Lauren. B

Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation

AWESOME JOB!! Thank you again for an amazing job. Truly this year was one of our best. The theme/décor was beautiful, the violinist was such an awesome hit and the casino never disappoints… it was an all round total success. Please pass along the kudos to your team! Let’s do it all again next year!! The photo booth was also a super success; everyone loved the photos they got to take away as well as the ability to email them.


Hello Katherine, The event went off without a hitch.   Thank you, Katherine! We will remember you when we plan our next event.

Aegon Capital Management Inc.

Hi Katherine. The event was a huge success! The casino was very well-done, professional and the group really enjoyed themselves :) Also – the venue was perfect, such a great suggestion. Thanks again for all of your help, I will certainly be referring you and your team in the future for any event planning needs. All the best,

Dear Katherine, Just a quick note to thank you for the most incredible weekend. You and your event management team were life-savers for us. You truly handled every last detail and went above and beyond our expectations to pull off the extraordinary. Our entire sales force raved about the event and all of the attention to detail. Thanks for going the extra mile for us! We look forward to working with you again on all future events in Toronto. Best wishes,
David C.

Jusuru International Inc.

Hi Katherine, Everyone had a great time!  The word on the street – it was the best party ever! Thanks again,

Echelon General Insurance

Hi Katherine, Your a star.  Now that I have come up for air we are still getting phone calls and e-mails about how outstanding the event was.  Thank you so much We had a blast! Cheers

Woman’s Hands Community Health Centre

Katherine exceeded my expectations.  Living in Seattle and trying to plan my mother’s memorial in Toronto for 50 relatives was a daunting task.  I gave Katherine an outline and she came back with three well thought out options that built on my original idea.  I put all my trust in her and she did not disappoint.  There was not a single detail I would have changed and the first time I saw the venue was 20 minutes before the event started.  I can’t recommend Katherine enough. Thanks again, it was a beautiful event.

Katherine, You did a superb job and your staff was excellent! I have to tell you that the food was GREAT and the flowers looked so amazing!!! Great choice! Thanks for everything!! A million thanks!

Thank you for making the night go so smoothly. Everyone loved the tarot card reading, the hand writing analysis and the gambling.
Kara W.

Thanks, Lena. So far, you’ve delivered 2 for 2.
Ken T.

Just wanted to let you know that the offsite was TERRIFIC….what a great place!!! Everything was outstanding. Thank you so much for your help on this.
Mary K.

It would be very difficult for Trapeze to return to a simple holiday dinner and dance after experiencing the wonderful Vegas-style holiday party Katherine and her team put together. From the moment I first made contact with Katherine she was committed to ensuring our staff would have an experience they wouldn’t soon forget. Katherine continually offered new ideas to help maximize the effect of the evening, while staying within budget. The night was a great success. The showgirl set the tone for the evening, the gaming tables were jammed packed with both players and onlookers, and everyone raved about the hand writing analysis station where the line was never fewer than 10 people deep. At the end of the night we couldn’t have asked for a better evening or more friendly people to work with.


Just a short note to say thank you for your help with our wee party a couple of weeks ago. The two professionals you sent our way really added some ‘zing’ to the occasion. We’ll definitely do it again.

Hi Katherine and Jessica, Thank you very much for all your hard work! The decor was just beautiful, giving us the perfect balance of elegant/literary/steampunk/geeky. You did a great job keeping everything running smoothly throughout the day. And…you were right, everybody danced!
Siri and Arvin

Just wanted to write to say that the mini casino was an absolutely fantastic activity for our crazy little bridal shower. The dealers were wonderful and they kept all the guests highly engaged throughout the afternoon – and it was very flexible so we could pause the games for our Elvis impersonator’s performance and the cake cutting. We also had a great music playlist, a gorgeous custom cake, a taco kit from Grand Electric and some fun prizes for the casino winners, so it was a pretty magical afternoon.

Thank you for all of your help!


Big thank you. The event was a huge success – due in large part to the Casino segment. Carlos was amazing and your staff was competent, patient and friendly. A great time was had by all.

Everyone had a blast at the casino!

Dana Industries Inc.

Our office had a really great time. I’m so glad we chose to do the casino activities and the team you sent for our event were wonderful!

Happy holidays!

Lauren C.

Vivid Seats

Thank you so much for your absolutely outstanding level of service, detail, organization and overall ‘ excellence’. The HR Conference was a tremendous success due in large part to your role. I look forward to working with the ‘Events by Parris Team’ again in the future.
Mary K

Reckitt Benckiser

On behalf of South Gate Centre, I would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of you for Friday’s event. Our Members were thrilled with the Casino and sincerely had a blast!!!

South Gate Centre

All went very well at the party, the decor looked amazing. Thank you for all you did to make it such a great success. It was lovely working with you.

Echelon General Insurance Company

Katherine, Thanks again for all the great work you and the Casino team did on Tuesday night. Everyone enjoyed the event.


Dear Katherine, We are so very grateful for your help in organizing this year’s Holiday Party-it was a huge success! The feedback has been wonderful, and we especially enjoyed the Show Girls and the feathered masks which were, of course, your idea. I believe this is the start of a mutually agreeable relationship as there are other functions and events that I know would be better with you working with us.
Jane H.

Rogers Media

Dear Katherine and Jessica, Thank you so much for organizing our corporate event and dinner. Given the very short notice about the event you organized a fabulous event and met and exceeded all our expectations. It was perfect, our partners and employees cannot stop talking about the venue, the food, how beautiful it was and how much fun they had. Everything was very well done, on time and on budget. Every single email or call was answered; every single concern or requirement was addressed. I highly recommend your company.

Private Corp.

Katherine and Jake, Today I have received great feedback on our team event, yesterday at The Second City, everyone had a lot of fun, and a lot of laughs! Thank you, to you and your teams, for making this year’s event such a huge success
Julia D

Teva Canada

Dear Katherine and Everton, Thank you so much for being an important part of our special day. Katherine, we cannot put into words how grateful we are for your support and involvement.  From your calming reassurances to detail in every aspect of our wedding, it will forever be cherished.  Our day would never have been the same without you. Thank you for being a great planner and an even better friend. With gratitude,
Maria and Arif

Events by Parris has worked with the Red Door Family Shelter for the last five years to coordinate our annual ex-resident holiday party. Katherine Parris and her team have been highly professional and enthusiastic in preparing and planning all aspects of the event including sequestering our party space, working with external vendors and entertainers, through to the purchase of supplies and food for the party. Events by Parris has been extremely reliable, and as a team has worked passionately and diligently to ensure that families who are experiencing homelessness and who attend this event leave joyful and with a memorable holiday experience. Every year the event is a tremendous success, and families and children leave expressing their thanks for a wonderful day full of games, food, and fun for all. Katherine Parris is committed to creating events that all attendees can enjoy and has been truly respectful and accommodating of the unique needs of our organization and our families. It is always a pleasure to work with Katherine and the Events by Parris team and we look forward to her continued support with our future holiday parties.
Bernnitta, Executive Director

Red Door Family Shelter

I recommend Events by Parris as an excellent partner in planning your social and business functions.
Martin C.

Having only a vague idea of how I wanted to propose to my girlfriend, I contacted Events by Parris for assistance and advice. Katherine and her staff understood my vision as well as the importance of this event in my life and were able to exceed my expectations while still keeping within my budget. Thanks to the efforts, planning and patience of the staff of Events by Parris, the proposal went wonderfully and will be a lasting, treasured memory for both myself and my fiancee.

Hi Katherine, Lara, Jake and staff: Thank you for helping us host the event. We have been hearing a lot of buzz in the company about how smoothly the event went! Overall, I have only heard positive responses. Again, thank you for all your help. I look forward to work with you in the near future.

Intuit Global Business Division

You helped make it a wonderful event for Bob’s 60th birthday.  Thanks by the way, it really looked beautiful.

I highly recommend the excellent services of Events by Parris for any events or specialized services that you may require, you will not be disappointed.
Carole M.

Katherine. The reviews from the staff are amazing – they are saying it is our best Christmas Party. I would absolutely agree and I have been here for almost 10 years A great big thank you to you and your team for all your hard work and a successful EGI Christmas party. Looking forward to the next one!!! Thanks again
Ingrid W.

Echelon General Insurance

Thank you and your great team for all the fun you’ve brought into our event.
Everything was amazing, and everyone had lots of fun, they really enjoyed it.

Hope to work with you guys again soon.


Voyzant Inc.

Everything was amazing!

Thank you so much. I will definitely be touching base to work together in the future.

Really appreciate all your help.