Who We Are

Extravagant wedding reception with draped pink tent ceilings and custom cascading floral chandelier. Designed by Rafanelli Events.

Founded in 1996 by Bryan Rafanelli, Rafanelli Events has evolved into a beacon of innovation and excellence in the event planning industry. Our full-service approach and meticulous attention to detail have earned us a stellar reputation, with offices strategically located in New York City, Palm Beach, and Boston, extending our reach globally.

At Rafanelli Events, we specialize in a broad spectrum of gatherings, from destination weddings and large-scale corporate events to star studded galas and impactful non-profit fundraisers. Each event, whether hosting 50 or 15,000 attendees, is treated as a unique creative challenge, deserving of a custom-tailored celebration.

Our team of fifty dedicated design and production professionals embraces the philosophy that we’re not just planning events—we’re crafting extraordinary experiences. This commitment drives us to consistently deliver events that are not only visually stunning but also deeply personal, reflecting the unique tastes and personalities of each client.

Kenya State Dinner at the White House May 2024
Beautiful Vermont destination wedding reception designed by Rafanelli Events. Elegant white with blue, wildflowers and custom checkerboard dance floor.
Aspen Food and Wine Weekend - Epicurean Passport Weekend Dinner at the Hotel Jerome. Designed by Rafanelli Events.
Kansas City Chiefs Ring Ceremony

What truly sets Rafanelli Events apart is our relentless pursuit of the best of the best in guest experience, trendsetting design and innovation. We engage every sense, infusing each event with elements that surprise and delight, ensuring that every guest leaves with memories to cherish.

Our clientele is as distinguished as our events, encompassing Fortune 500 executives, public figures, successful entrepreneurs, and leading institutions and brands across the globe.

Driven by a passion for excellence and a legacy of successful events, Rafanelli Events continues to push the boundaries, setting new standards in the event and destination planning industry and ensuring each celebration is nothing short of spectacular.

Stunning table setting with Aspen wildflowers, chargers with natural fibers and soft candleight.
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