In any business, there is nothing quite as powerful as a “word of mouth” referral. Here are a few testimonials from some of our valued clients ~


With Sean at our side everything was greathe helped give us the wedding we envisioned. From our first meeting, to the food tasting, to the rehearsal, and to the end of the night on our wedding day, we couldn’t imagine working with anyone else to get the outcome we wanted. Thank you so much Sean; your expertise made our wedding amazing!

Charles and Christina Dickhart
The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa, CA

Sean made the majority of the decisions regarding our wedding from New York City. Even with the distance, we felt in good hands every step of the way. Sean gave us the peace of mind and confidence to know that all would be well. 
His energy is calm and open and we were happy to place one of our most important days in his hands. 

Amber and Doug Moscinski
The Vintage Estate, Yountville, CA

Sean went above and beyond to make sure our destination wedding exactly how we wanted it. Being a destination bride
 from Charlotte, North Carolina, I had a ton of questions and concerns and he always made me feel at ease. He paid attention to every detail including having my late mother be a part of the wedding. We can’t thank Sean enough and would recommend him to anyone! 

~ Elizabeth Roberts
Brix, Napa Valley, CA

We hired Sean five weeks before our wedding and it was a great decision. Sean’s personality and demeanor was perfectly suited for our wedding needs, given the short planning time and the complexity of our location. Sean was always available and prompt and so knowledgeable. During our entire wedding Sean made sure everything was perfect so we could enjoy our big day.
 I could go on, but let’s just say he was worth every penny. I’d hire him again in heartbeat!

~ Ken Bradbury
Private Residence, Sebastopol, CA


“Sean made our wedding day magical from beginning to end! Every aspect of our special day, from the gorgeous Meadowood surroundings to the attentive staff and of course the food, was absolutely perfect! Early on in the planning stages, Sean was on top of every detail and checked in on us from time to time to assure us that the planning was on schedule, his calm demeanor made me feel like Jeff and I were in the very best of hands. All throughout our wedding day, Sean was omnipresent ensuring that every detail was covered and that Jeff and I, our friends and family were all well taken care of. What an amazing day, thank you Sean, you created cherished memories for us and for that we are forever grateful!”

Sonja & Jeff Holland


“As the partner primarily responsible for the Partnership Retreats at the Villagio for the last several years, I have had the pleasure of working with Sean Dempsey who has been fantastic to work with in every way.  He is very organized and reliable and performs at the highest level so that I have always been able to count on him for all our Retreat activities to come off without a hitch.  Thanks to Sean, I have received a lot of accolades on our Partnership Retreats, but I owe it all to Sean for making it happen.  His planning and coordination for all of our activities have exceeded all of my expectations.  I would recommend Sean to anyone who had the opportunity and planning events in the future.  I feel confident that it would be a good experience for anyone who gets the pleasure of working with him, Stu Gordon, very satisfied customer.”

Stuart Gordon
Founder & Partner
Gordon & Rees
San Francisco, CA


“Sean won our respect more than a decade ago at Meadowood, where Ralph and I hosted a large party for our friends and family. The event—multi-media, multi-activity—required coordinating a steady flow of entertainment and cuisine, which Sean orchestrated with precision to perfection. From our first meeting, it was clear that he understood our expectations, he planned accordingly communicated with us in a timely manner and was present during our entire event to oversee and direct his superb staff.

Throughout the years, Sean has remained our top choice among event planners; we’ve hired him repeatedly to plan and manage social events at our home in Oakville.

Dedicated, competent and of impeccable character….Sean is a pro, a pleasure to work with. He always makes us look great.”

Caryl & Ralph Cechettini
Oakville, Napa Valley


“Sean made our Meadowood wedding a truly special day for us! From beginning to end, he took meticulous care of every detail. Most importantly, when we were stressed out or had something unexpected “pop up” at the most inopportune time, Sean was there to take care of it quickly, effectively and kindly!

A bride and groom could not ask for anything more.”

Nicole Rogers Rosenstiel


“In addition to being creative, efficient, and self-assured, Sean is both a true professional and genuinely great guy to work with. Sean has helped Cope Family Center produce several outstanding events, most recently our first annual Holiday Tea held in Yountville. Pulling together an event in six short weeks is nothing short of miraculous, especially during the holiday season! Sean didn’t even blink when we came to him with our idea for an elegant holiday luncheon incorporating several elements. In addition to taking a composed, confident leadership role, Sean wove the details together in a seamless and seemingly effortless way. The result was a memorable day that exceeded all our expectations. I also appreciate Sean’s commitment to the community, he is always willing to put his talents to work for a good cause.”

Joelle Gallagher
Executive Director
Cope Family Center
Napa, CA


“Sindia and I were immediately at ease when we first met Sean and it wasn’t long before we felt as if he was part of our family and ready to go the extra mile to ensure our event was perfect. Our Napa wedding consisted of lots of family, culture and tradition and with over 500 guests, it was a very large affair. From the personal service, the minute by minute execution of every detail to seeing to the needs of our elderly guests, Sean completely blew us away. Sean made our wedding a true success and to this day, my wife and I, our parents, and our families still talk about our incredible wedding experience. Thank you Sean!”

Sindia & Tony Dudum


“Sean did a superlative job putting our summit together at The Meritage Resort. Our program had many moving parts during the three-day event including a silent auction, a general session, two 400-person dinners and ten winery dinners, all skillfully planned and coordinated by Sean. For weeks after the summit’s conclusion, I received effusive feedback from my Legatus associates and I couldn’t have been prouder.”

Tim Busch
Busch Firm
Irvine, CA


“I am proud to recommend Sean Dempsey for your next “special” event.  Sean is very well versed in the event business and his attention to detail is beyond perfection.  Sean’s personality is delightful!  I have worked with Sean for several years and know Excellence is the key to his success.  Sean can accommodate events of all sizes and celebrations of all kinds.  Sean has excelled with “Celebrity” high profile gala events, ranging from small numbers up to 400 guests.  His attention to detail will be consistent throughout the event taking all worries away from the client.”

Helen C. Patterson
Director Major Gifts & Corporate Relations
Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Napa, CA


“I have worked Sean Dempsey many times over the years in planning several events for the Napa Valley Symphony. His work is excellent, giving us confidence that we would produce the best event. He is knowledgeable, courteous and willing to go to bat for us at every turn to make the best use of our budgeted dollar. Sean loves the work he does and it is shown through his good service and experience in the hospitality industry. I would be happy to work with him again on any project.”

Sam Engle
Napa Valley Symphony


“It was a great pleasure working with Sean Dempsey on our first annual CabFest Napa Valley. As always, his creative talent, work ethic, network of supporters, and his attention to detail makes him the best in the valley.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and the staff at The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, we would like to thank Sean for all of his tremendous work and talent. We look forward to finding other ways of working with Sean and look forward to recommending him to our valued patrons. He has made incredible contributions to our organization and events like CabFest Napa Valley.”

Michael Madden
Executive Director
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater, Yountville, CA

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