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Elizabeth duncan events

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Elizabeth Duncan Events is a full service event planning  company that produces beautiful and memorable events in Washington, DC and destinations around the world. 

Our thoughtful, personalized approach to client service, extensive expertise, and discerning taste ensures an exceptional event every time.

When planning an event, we believe that you deserve to enjoy Decisions with Confidence, Design with Insight, Investing with Intention, and the Freedom to be the VIP.

Our work has been recognized by leading publications such as Washingtonian, Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Edible DC, The Washington Post, Junebug, Brides and more.

We are committed to:

  • Providing high-touch professional service to you and your guests
  • Creating an experience for your guests that is meaningful and gracious
  • Recommending trusted vendors and services that are aligned with your values and priorities
  • Designing an event that authentically expresses your style and story
  • Making the planning process purpose-driven and efficient

"Dining with one's friends and beloved family
is certainly one of life's primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal."
~ Julia Child

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I first learned about the mysteries and wonders of entertaining from my mother. My parents frequently entertained in our home, and some of my most vivid childhood memories are of helping my mother host fabulous dinner parties. Her enthusiasm for planning delicious, gourmet meals and providing her guests with gracious, Southern-style hospitality was contagious.

I have been planning events professionally for 20 years. The foundation of my experience was built during my career managing global media and advocacy campaigns for leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies around the world.

In 2004, I followed my heart and forged a new path as an event planner. I spent five years working and learning the business with some of Washington DC’s premier event providers. In 2010, I founded Elizabeth Duncan Events to share my unique approach for producing authentic and creative events for a diversity of social and corporate clients.

I grew up in the Annapolis area, where I attended the Severn School. I graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in Psychology. I currently live in downtown Washington, DC with my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. 

When I’m not producing events for my amazing clients, I’m usually traveling the world, learning French, studying wine, cooking a gourmet feast, eating at the best restaurants, or tending my kitchen garden.


  • Go-to Accessory: Pearls

  • Go-to Bite: Salted caramel macaron from Ladurée

  • Go-to Sip: A pot of Betty’s tea

  • Go-to Color: Cerulean Blue

  • Let’s go to: France

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Photography Credits

Thank you to our fabulous vendor partners whose beautiful images from our events together are featured throughout this web site.

Abby Jiu, Dana Cubbage, Eli Turner Studios, Gulnara, Hannah Hudson, Jodie & Kurt, Julie Wilhite, Kate Headley, Lisa Blume, Love Life Images, Many Moons, Merari, Nessa K, The Observatory DC, Tony Brown