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Emerald Event Co.

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Erica Boynton

Event Planner, Culinary Creative, Community Organizer 

For years I said, “wouldn’t it be nice if my job was meeting people, sharing good food, hosting parties, traveling and getting paid for it!” Well, that job didn’t really exist but I was in relentless pursuit to find it. For the past 20 years, I made a living pursuing some of those passions in my role as a museum educator, caterer, community program director and wedding planner, but nothing was a perfect fit. The job didn’t exist because I had to create it, shape it and believe I could do it! All those experiences prepared me for this venture and I'm happy you're coming along with me!

- Erica,
Emerald Event Co

My work and volunteer efforts in the community are notable. I’m a deeply rooted, successful leader and collaborator and experienced manager of fundraising + networking events. I received a citizen of the year award for service to my community.

The kitchen is the heart of my home and always full of family, friends good food, music, laughter, brilliant ideas, a gazillion cookbooks, sticky notes and vintage wares. I have a passion for sourcing and cooking local food to build and support the community, I’m a gluten-free expert and have a knack for making simple food extravagant. Plus, I love creating craft cocktails + mocktails!

Emerald Event Co. combines all my skills and my talent for adding a little something extra to each encounter…a little sparkle!

Erica Boynton setting up event

What our clients are saying

"Erica was instrumental in making a retirement party come together in such a beautiful way. From designing a menu that the guest of honor would enjoy, sourcing perfect linens, making the event space welcoming and pretty and careful execution of the timing of the meal and ceremonies. Her staff was wonderful and the food was DELICIOUS. Erica was terrific and she'll be my first call when I have another event!"


"We truly could not have had the wedding weekend we did without you! You were such an integral part of making sure every day ran smoothly and kept everything on schedule for the entire weekend. We appreciated all of your recommendations and guidance and not once did we have to think about the schedule, the vendors needs, etc. The special cocktails you served at our welcoming event were such a hit with my entire family. I can't believe how well you handled our whole family and will always appreciate the efforts you made to make sure Tanor and I did not worry one minute. Thank you again, I wish we could do it all over again! "

Meg & Tanor

"My husband and I highly recommend working with Erica for whatever event you may be planning. Erica planned our wedding in July 2021 and we can’t say enough great things about her. We lived out of state, so Erica was instrumental in helping us plan our wedding from afar. She was extremely communicative, organized, detail-oriented, and creative. Her relationships with local vendors were very helpful when it came to planning - and this turned out to be a lifesaver during the week before our wedding! The boat we had scheduled to take us to our Squam Island wedding fell through due to maintenance issues. Within a couple of hours, Erica had found someone with an almost identical boat to transport us to and from the wedding. Throughout all the stressors of a wedding, Erica provided a lot of comfort for us with her calm and patient presence. Knowing that Erica was going to ensure that things ran smoothly allowed us to be fully present during our wedding weekend. It was a weekend that we will forever cherish and wouldn’t have been possible without all of Erica’s hard work! You truly can't go wrong hiring Erica to handle your event planning needs."

Becca & Dave

"Erica was without doubt, the best investment in our wedding! Her calm demeanor made me feel confident and not the slightest stressed throughout our entire day. Also leading up to the event, she was always incredibly organized and on top of everything, so I never had to worry about details falling through the cracks. Would highly recommend Erica in a heartbeat!"


"You helped make our wedding at The Preserve so seamless and relaxed during the planning process and the weekend itself. The highlight was the breakfasts you provided for Friday and Saturday, not only were they absolutely delicious, but the presentation was gorgeous as well. You were so easy to work with and really I could just trust you 100% so I didn't have to check in throughout the weekend, I just knew things were going well. I also have loved being able to keep in touch afterwards. It is a testament to who you are as such a warm soul. Your future clients will be just as happy as we were to work with you!"

Devin & Evan

"You always leave an Erica Boynton event with a smile, feeling happy in knowing someone has gone to an extra effort to ensure a positive experience for you. Erica is an excellent cook and knows good food is only half the event. As important to the meal is the presentation, setting the tone with place settings, flowers etc. Erica adds the sparkle and the little extras. She is a gifted entertainer and that’s why customers leave her events with a smile on their face knowing someone has cared enough to give their best."



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