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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

Hardesty Event Design is a venue management and wedding planning business based in Norwich, Norfolk. Offering services to wedding venues and couples alike, owner Emily Hardesty is the driving force behind the company's creative team. An experienced professional wedding planner, her aim is to transform your wedding vision into a tangible design that feels undeniably you.

Services Offered

Over the years, Emily has planned a number of multi-cultural weddings, gaining hands-on experience designing and realising Indian, Asian, Jewish, and Greek weddings. This wealth of knowledge and deep understanding inform much of Hardesty Event Design's packages. You can avail of full or partial planning, covering marquee weddings, intimate microweddings, and Emily's personal favourite: three-day weekend weddings. She also offers planning power hours for bespoke planning, engagement proposals, and pre-wedding parties. With wedding styling available, Emily promises each element of your day will be carefully thought through, planned with precision, and expertly executed.

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  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Size of weddings/events you organise:

Fewer than 100 guests
Between 100 and 300 guests
Between 300 and 500 guests
More than 500 guests

Services you offer:

Wedding coordinator
Hen/stag parties
Other (Services offered by Hardesty Event Design include full and partial wedding planning, wedding day management (also known as on the day coordination), pay as you go wedding planning and styling & design)

What kind of ceremonies do you offer?

Civil partnership

Do you organise non-Christian religion weddings?


What type of weddings are you specialised in?

Specialise in multi-day wedding weekends and luxury weddings in the East of England, based in Norfolk and offering services across the East Anglia region

How do you work?

With a background in venue management and hospitality, my wedding planning approach is logistics led with unwavering attention to detail

What are the forms of payment?

Deposits vary depending on the planning service you have booked with payments scheduled throughout the planning process. All payments for services are made before your wedding date
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Reviews for Hardesty Event Design

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Elizabeth F. Sent on 23/08/2023
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Elevated everything about our wedding

Hardesty Event Design was incredible from start to finish and our wedding would not have been the same without Emily and all her hard work. Emily helped with styling, booking suppliers (including some show stopping singing waiters) and also all the logistics elements seamlessly. I know a lot of friends who didn't have wedding planners were so stressed in the lead up to their weddings but I found the experience smooth and calm as Emily took all that weight off our shoulders, meaning we could really enjoy not just the day but the lead up to the wedding too. We couldn't recommend Emily more, if you're looking for help with your wedding then look no further.
Chloe Sent on 14/02/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Flawless from start to finish!

I cannot recommend Hardesty Event Design's services enough! We got married at a Norfolk-based dry hire barn venue in July last year, and utilised the 'bespoke planning' service offered by Emily's team to help us throughout the process - from initial vision, through to the day itself.

Emily’s endless knowledge of the industry and years of passionate dedication to helping others create the best day of their lives was so clear throughout the process. Her recommendations and advice at each stage were invaluable. With our venue being dry hire, it seemed like a huge hill to climb to get everything sorted. But Emily helped to organise our thoughts and break everything down, making each element seem much more manageable. From catering and bars, to furniture hire and candles; Emily helped us find some incredible suppliers. Each recommendation made our dream vision become a reality!

We only started our planning process 11 months before the day, due to some last-minute availability at the venue we'd set our hearts on. So this felt very overwhelming as we had so many people telling us it wasn't possible to get everything planned in time! However, Emily was incredibly reassuring and immediately set out to help us to make our dream day a reality. Emily wasn't available for on-the-day coordination services due to being a guest herself, so recommended an industry contact who was incredibly thorough and took any stress away from us throughout the day! We had the most incredible time, and every aspect was beyond what we’d imagined. I cannot reiterate enough how thankful we are to Hardesty Event Design for believing in us and making it possible!
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