“When I began planning the grand opening for my photography studio, I knew I was going to need an event planner.  I contacted VME Events and could not have been happier.  Val was amazing to work with.  She was always on time for appointments, answered emails (quickly), and always kept me in the loop as to what was happening with the planning process.  She was always ready with advice and did an amazing job from concept to completion.  When the day of the event arrived, Val had everything organized and was constantly present, but not overbearing, to make sure everything ran smoothly.  She was always there when needed and made sure to remind me my only job for the evening was to enjoy the opening and visit with guests.  She would take care of everything else.  I could not have made it through the evening without VME Events and I would recommend them to anyone who has an important event to plan.

Val, you’re the best, thank you for everything!  You made my life so easy!”

Artemas, Artemas Photography



“As the founder of Metro Event Specialists, a special events industry trade organization with over 2500 members in Washington, DC, I have hosted over 30 networking events and worked with nearly every vendor in the city. In 2013 I hired Val as the lead planner for one of our biggest events of the year.

Throughout the entire process, she was incredibly organized, creative, and most importantly RESPONSIVE. I never had to worry if things were under control, on track or on budget as she kept me constantly updated. If I had a question, she always responded right away with either a solution to my problem or a simple message to let me know she was “On it!” While creativity is certainly an important quality of an effective planner, nothing is more important than communication!

She was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish and for the first time in many years I was stress free on the day of the event. I will most certainly be working with Val and VME Events in the near future!

Put simply, Valerie Englert is a superstar!”

Max Major, Founder, Metro Event Specialists