Alison Events

Speaking + Coaching

Alison Events is a Northern California Bay Area boutique event planning and design firm. We specialize in luxury destination weddings, social and corporate events. Named a top planner by Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings, and with more than 15 years of experience, no job is too small or large. We are a small team of passionate, design-savvy, unique individuals. We work and play well together and love what we do - which is evident in every single event we produce.


Speaking & Coaching

Founder Alison Rinderknecht and Managing Partner Jesse Tombs frequently speak at conferences with a focus on wedding planning and event design around the United States and abroad. They are always excited to share their knowledge of the industry with a broader audience, develop new industry contacts and meet new friends from around the world. To book Jesse or Alison as a speaker for an upcoming event, or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with them about your event business, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Below is a selection of recent engagements Alison and Jesse have participated in:


Please contact Lisa Ashley at the wedding artist co. to discuss availability and rates.



Alison and Jesse are regularly quoted in top wedding and event publications, blogs, and lifestyle magazines and are considered industry experts on wedding planning and event design.




Do you know where you want to take your business, but you’re just not sure how to get there? Don’t want, don’t need or can’t afford full-time PR? We have come up with a consulting package that is customized to suit your needs.

We leave you with concrete business practices to implement in order to achieve your goals. Our program is designed to be a holistic approach to each and every business and covers a wide range of topics aimed at taking businesses to the next level. Each meeting is tailored to meet the needs of each individual client and is conducted one-on-one either through in-person consultations, Skype sessions or conference calls. Clients range from businesses that are just launching, to businesses that are successful but looking to gain notoriety, to established businesses that want to maintain their relevancy.

Please reach out to let us know how we can help. email or call our studio at 415 567 7605.