Personalized Event Plan – Pedroza Bar Mitzvah

Event Plan
Mason’s Bar Mitzvah

Your Details

Thursday Dinner: The Matz & Pedroza Home – October 14, 2021

Friday Dinner: The Adolphus Hotel – October 15, 2021

Saturday Service: Temple El Emmanuel – October 16, 2021 – 10:30 am

Saturday Celebration: The Filter Building – October 16, 2021

Sunday Farewell Breakfast: The Adolphus Hotel – October 17, 2021

Setting the Scene

Mason’s Bar Mitzvah celebration has been long awaited after delays from COVID, and you are more than ready to celebrate your amazing son! You have lots of family coming in town and are planning on hosting your family at a dinner at your home on Thursday, followed by a dinner at The Adolphus on Friday, a service on Saturday at Temple El Emmanuel with a simple Kiddish following before the main event on Saturday night. You’ve selected The Filter Building as the location for the Saturday evening festivities which has the perfect rustic feel to set the scene for “Mason’s Lodge”.

You’ve had time to think through tons of fun details that will hold special meaning for Mason, you, and your husband such as incorporating a Mariachi band for cocktail hour, a nod to your wedding day, and using Mason jars in details like the ultimate candy bar, or for serving beverages. You have a clear vision for the day but need a planner with an eye for detail to help you tie these elements together into one cohesive event and give you piece of mind that these important details are being handled by a professional while you host your friends and family.

The design for the Saturday evening event speaks to Mason’s love of the outdoors. The cocktail hour on the Filter Building patio will bring in more elements of spring, whereas the indoor will have a decidedly wintery feel. The exposed brick, and industrial feel of the venues beams will provide a lovely backdrop for the Lodge feel of the evening. Round tables where family members can gather with centerpieces incorporating textural greenery and succulents with warm candlelight will set the scene for this milestone celebration.

Most importantly, this is a family event that is a true celebration of Mason, speaking to his many interests, and a gathering of the most important people in Mason’s and your family’s life. You want all of your guests to feel well hosted and taken care of, have great food and beverage service with some creative menu elements, and you want to incorporate some fun entertainment that the kids will love without going over the top, or making it feel over-produced.

You’ve made some key decisions and hired some excellent vendors and are looking for a planning partner to help you create a cohesive vision, provide flawless event day execution, and help you make smart decisions in your investments in this once-in-a-lifetime day. We stand ready to help you in this cause and look forward to working with you on a memorable celebration.

“In a time of chaos, wonderment & being completely overwhelmed, Julian’s team stepped in and gave us so much ease in our lives. That was a priceless gift.”

— Becky, Legacy Client

Your Personalized Event Options

Option 1

Full Service Event Planning and Coordination, from Thursday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast

Option 1 Detailed Description

Flat Rate:

*Our gold standard and starting point for planning and execution, this is our comprehensive planning, production, and design package for an unforgettable celebration weekend

Reception Inspiration

Option 2

Partial Planning Service for Friday Evening Dinner through Saturday’s Events

Option 2 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $11,595

*Comprehensive planning and execution for key events on Friday Evening, and through Saturday’s main event.

Reception Inspiration

Option 3

Partial Planning Service for Saturday Events

Option 3 Detailed Description

Flat Rate: $9,595

*Planning services that begin immediately with design consultation, and continue through flawless event execution.

Are you ready for some event planning transparency?


We look forward to executing the event planning option you select together to create a stress-free event weekend that reflects you as a family. We will:

  • Define and construct a budget with reasonable parameters to achieve your vision

  • Deep dive into your design inspirations (e.g., art, culture, architecture, etc.), which will create the foundation for an event that represents your family

  • Encourage and facilitate a conversation among relevant stakeholders to ensure everyone has been heard

  • Assist in incorporating your past histories into your future together

  • Provide communication tools and techniques to allow you to navigate the world of events

The Filter Building

The Filter Building

Fun Dessert Bar Inspiration

Fun Dessert Bar Inspiration

Our Promises

  • We promise you’ll enjoy the planning and the event day.

  • We promise that you’ll always know where you stand – with the process, with the budget, and with the checklist.

  • We promise that you will never have to seek me out – I will always be available to assist throughout the process.

  • We promise to listen to your vision and ideas and together create a event that looks & feels like you.

  • We promise to never leave you alone on the event day. Someone will always be with you to assist with any need or issue that may arise.

  • We promise that there is no logistical challenge that I’m not up for – no problem that I cannot figure out some way to solve. And I’ll solve it – often before you are even aware of it.

  • We promise to use discretion in design, in spending and in the sharing of your information.

  • We promise to provide guidance and direction in protocol & etiquette to ensure that you are the best host possible for your guests.


Our Client Code

  • Flat fee structure: We provide clarity on exactly where we fit into your budget

  • Vendor transparency: We find the perfect retailers for you to work with and pay directly

  • Online portal access: We provide a platform for you to monitor and view your event’s progress in real-time

  • Passed-through savings: We provide you with savings, where applicable, utilizing our long-term industry relationships

  • Experience that matters: We provide you with over 15 years of personal experience navigating the world of events including stints in catering, floral, rentals and planning to guide you through the event maze

The Filter Building

The Filter Building

Fun Mitzvah Inspiration

Fun Mitzvah Inspiration

Measures of Success

  • Peace of mind in planning with a quick turn

  • Confidence in your vendor selections from years of past experience

  • Roadmap for an planning process with peaceful and attainable benchmarks

  • Guest and family-focused event weekend with options for every demographic and price point

  • Clear direction on communicating decisions effectively to your immediate family and friends

  • Attainable goal of ensuring your guests are relaxed, well taken care of and comfortable throughout the event weekend



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— Maisie, Bride

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