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Seamless events with an elevated guest experience across the UK and in the Caribbean

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Welcome!

I’m Val Mattinson, Founder and Creative Director at Benessamy, a multi-award-winning wedding and party planning company. Founded in 2011, we create seamless events with an elevated guest experience for clients across the UK and in the Caribbean.

We are honoured to be a trusted UK Wedding Industry Award recipient, continuously commissioned by our clients to plan, design and deliver exquisite celebrations.

We plan events with the highest level of creativity, logistical precision, dedication and care. For us, providing a luxury service means doing what others won’t and ultimately delivering beyond our client’s vision.

Listening is our secret sauce, especially when you’re planning a multi day celebration experience overseas. We’re here every step of the way to support you and provide an intentional and personalised experience.

Whether you dream of exchanging vows in a beautiful historic building, beneath the canopy of a luxurious marquee or on the soft, sandy shores of a stunning Caribbean island, we can’t wait to assist and support you every step of the way.

 
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"I so wish I’d known about Benessamy before I got married! Val was the wedding planner for my sister-in-law's amazing wedding this summer. It was a mind blowing brief for 250 people and she handled it all with such finesse, accuracy and calm. The whole day was just incredible, there was nothing left undone, it was perfect and effortless in every way. Even the sudden turn in the weather didn’t throw her, everything was taken care of with a smile and a solution. It was the most amazing day, and it was all down to Val and her team. For anyone considering using Benessamy, don’t even think twice, you’ll never regret it, she throws one hell of a party!"  - Lucie Wilson
 

Seamless events with an elevated guest experience across the UK and in the Caribbean

Wedding and Party Planning Services

We love planning beautiful weddings and fun-filled parties anywhere in the UK, especially at venues in and around Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and The Cotswolds. At Benessamy, we also specialise in overseas weddings in the Caribbean, benefiting from strong connections in St Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, and Antigua & Barbuda.

Attentive, Considered Wedding Planning for Couples Who Want to Feel Completely Looked After

Attentive, Considered Wedding Planning for Couples Who Want to Feel Completely Looked After

Known for our efficiency, organisation and attention to detail, our comprehensive wedding planning service is ideal if you want to begin your marriage with a sophisticated, heartfelt celebration.

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Award-Winning Wedding Planning for Sun-Seeking Couples Dreaming of a Heartfelt Celebration in the Caribbean

Organising luxurious weddings throughout the Caribbean and around the world, our overseas wedding planning service ensures getting married abroad is an exciting, stress-free adventure.

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Award-Winning Wedding Planning for Sun-Seeking Couples Dreaming of a Heartfelt Celebration in the Caribbean

Award-Winning Wedding Planning for Sun-Seeking Couples Dreaming of a Heartfelt Celebration in the Caribbean

Organising luxurious weddings throughout the Caribbean and around the world, our overseas wedding planning service ensures getting married abroad is an exciting, stress-free adventure.

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Parties and Events

Parties and Events

We’re passionate about planning exciting, bespoke events and once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, award ceremonies and charity balls – any excuse for a party!

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Wedding Venue Consultancy

Drawing on years of experience within the weddings and private events industry, we help new and existing venues refine their vision and reach their full potential.

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Wedding Venue Consultancy

Wedding Venue Consultancy

Drawing on years of experience within the weddings and private events industry, we help new and existing venues refine their vision and reach their full potential.

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Complimentary Consultation

Book a Complimentary Consultation

The Benessamy experience begins with a complimentary consultation. It’s an ideal opportunity for us to meet via video call and discuss the finer details of your wedding or event.

Our services are completely bespoke and priced according to the scale and size of the occasion. Once we understand the support you need, we’ll prepare a detailed proposal, outlining what we’ve discussed and explaining exactly how we can help.

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