Founded in 2011, Benessamy is a multi-award winning wedding and party planning company based in the UK. Led by our Director and Chief Planner Val Mattinson, we plan stylish weddings and parties UK wide and destination weddings in the Caribbean.
Hello and welcome to Benessamy Wedding and Event Planning! I'm Val, the Director and Chief Planner.
With over 15 years experience of planning events, I enjoy planning beautiful weddings, parties and celebration events for our clients that are stylish and full of fun! To say that I absolutely love what I do would be a huge understatement!
Having originally qualified as a solicitor and spending many years working in corporate affairs (which included organising corporate events, ministerial and royal visits), I decided to use my event planning experience and organisational skills to do something I adore. Having trained with the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners (UKAWP), I launched Benessamy in 2011, was appointed as a Regional Ambassador for the UKAWP and am now an Elite Member.
We plan events for clients all across the UK and destination weddings in The Caribbean. We're known for our knowledge and experience, attention to detail and a passion for what we do. Each wedding or event is planned with a high level of care and attention so we limit the number of weddings and events we work on each year to make sure you receive a focused and personal service. The most important thing for us is that you feel special and can see that going the extra mile is the way we do business at Benessamy.
"There's so much we can, will and should say about Val, but the short answer is that she's an absolute freakin' SUPERSTAR!
We didn't initially even consider needing any kind of event planner for our wedding, but it soon became clear that the logistics of the venue we'd picked demanded some assistance.
There really aren't any words for how much Val aided us, from taking names and contact details for literally every supplier we had, coordinating their arrival times and itineraries and being the point of contact on the day should any issues arrive. Val did it all, and made our wedding run smoother than it had any right to do given the scale and our lack of foresight.
On the day she was tireless, keeping all the music playing, keeping everyone in the right place at the right time, and I'm sure 1000 other things we didn't even notice her doing to ensure our day was utterly perfect, we came downstairs the morning after the wedding expecting to find a bombsite, only to find that Val had already been around at the end of the wedding tidying up and making our life so much simpler.
Val....Thank you so much for everything you did." - Chris & Veronica
Whether you dream of saying your vows in a beautiful historic building, beneath the canopy of a luxurious marquee or on the sandy beach or private villa on a stunning island in The Caribbean, we can assist you every step of the way with your wedding plans. Find out more and explore the full range of our Wedding Planning Services here.
If you're planning to celebrate a special occasion in style with a party to completely wow your guests, there's no need to take time out of your busy schedule. We can take care of everything for you. Please get in touch to find out about our party planning services.
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Planning weddings + parties across the UK + in the Caribbean
We believe that going the extra mile is the only way to do business
A selection of images from some of our weddings, inspiration shoots and events.
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