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Marvelle Events

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About

Located in Caledon, Ontario, Marvelle Events is a company that specializes in providing beautiful and timeless decorations for weddings and other special events. This team has always adored, collected and restored antiques, vintage finds & shabby chic treasures. While being exposed to so many amazing events & assisting their clients to find these unique items, it became a natural transition to put their existing inventory into work & start expanding. In 2012, Marvelle Events was born.

Experience

Owners, Dan & Laura Forbes have been a team for 15 years. In that time, they have a combined 30 years’ experience in the event industry. They began with their sister company, Sounds Of Distinction Entertainment, back in 2001. This was a natural beginning since they both are so outgoing & passionate about music. In 2007, Laura became a certified wedding planner & they launched Marvelle Events and this year they are currently celebrating their 10 year anniversary!

Products offered

The company’s inventory is comprised of more than 1500 items, along with a full collection of Harvest Tables and custom bars. Specializing in unique, rustic, and vintage decoration items, the company provides items such as tables, chairs, furniture, frames, mirrors, windows, doors, bars, collections, centerpieces, table numbers, mason jars, typewriters, picnic sets, sporting goods, serving ware, and much more. Items such as tents, portable washrooms, linens, dishware, glassware, draping, etc., are also provided.

Areas covered

They have recently moved into the greater Orangeville Area near Caledon Ontario, not far from the Historic Villages of Alton, The Cataract & Belfountain. They service Caledon, Dufferin County, Toronto, the GTA, Niagara, Muskoka’s, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Central & Southern Ontario. They will travel to further regions by request and based on availability. However, they do not work out of province.

Highlights

Lighting Services

Accent, chandeliers, dance floor lighting, hanging lit decor, lanterns, outdoor, string, uplighting, wall wash

Decor Services

Clean up, day-of coordination, delivery, event design, event planning, setup

Decor Items

Backdrops, candles/holders, chalkboards, signage, table runners, trinkets, vases

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    Tia L. Married on 12/09/2020
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    Amazing people & Beautiful pieces

    Dan & Laura were so responsive and helpful through every communication. We were lucky have their beautiful pieces in our wedding and we got compliments on everything. Our vision for our wedding would not have come true with our Marvelle. Highly recommend them for any event! Thank you!
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    Stephanie Married on 07/09/2019
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    Wonderful Wedding with Marvelle!

    Great experience working with Marvelle! We hired Marvelle to do all of our furniture rentals for our wedding as well as the day-of coordination. Sarah and Laura were relaxed yet professional and took care of anything and everything that came up. They followed all of my notes perfectly...including moving the decor around as we moved from one space to the next, which I very much appreciated! They were great with their communication, flexible when we needed to make changes and overall ensured our day was seamless. They worked very well with all of our vendors as well. Thank you Sarah and Laura for the most wonderful day!!
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    Cristina L. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Amazing month-of coordination service!

    After booking some rentals with Marvelle Events, we decided to hire Laura as our Month-of Wedding Coordinator. It was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Laura was absolutely fantastic to work with. She seamlessly took over the planning a month before our date. She liaised with vendors and ensured that all the last minute details were attended to. She made the last days and weeks leading up to the date manageable for a DIY bride. She was professional, courteous, and kind from beginning to end.

    On the day of our wedding, Laura pulled everything together beautifully. She used her creative style and eye to make the venue look gorgeous. Her calm demeanour kept me incredibly calm and stress-free throughout the entire process (especially the day of!) because I knew she had everything under control and would be able to deal with anything that came up.

    We had so many comments from our close family and friends about how great Laura was and we couldn't agree more. I would recommend Marvelle Events coordination service (and rentals!) to anyone getting married in the GTA!

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thank you so much Cristina & Dave! We loved working along with you all for your wedding. Congratulations again.
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    Shanly S. Married on 27/05/2017
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    We worked with Marvelle for planning and decor. Laura at Marvelle was wonderful to work with - so calm, organized and efficient. She saved us some sleepless nights. On the decor side, Laura took our inspiration and turned it into the most beautiful wedding we've ever been a part of - truly magical. Many guests commented on how it was the nicest wedding they've ever been to. Can't recommend her enough!

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thank you both so much for your kind words. It was our absolute pleasure to be a part of your wedding!

    Laura & team.
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    Sarah C. Married on 27/07/2019
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    Total disappointment - Money wasted

    So disappointed in the service I've received and overall experience I've had with this company. I trusted Laura and Dan with one of the most important days of our lives and they're not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes and miscommunications. Less than three weeks before our wedding day, Marvelle presented us with a less than acceptable item that was meant to be a 'custom build', but the specifications were not to our standards. They keep telling us the specifications were never clear, but last time I checked, the vendor is supposed to confirm specifications BEFORE the start building something and guide you through the process as the expert, not the other way around. Why didn't they ask for the specifications and if we had in fact agreed on them, why weren't they documented/shared or included in the contract? My theory is that they took advantage of us to fund a build that was custom to THEIR specifications knowing that we talked about specifications only over the phone, nothing documented. Then they told us that instead of a custom build, they would keep the item and rent it out to make even more money on it. Sounds super legit....
    When we expressed our concerns, we were met with a lot of push back and refusal to take our concerns seriously.
    Marvelle claims they tried to fix it, but what they're not sharing is that they require even MORE money from us to 'fix it', beyond what we originally agreed to in the contract. Would you blame us for cancelling our contract with them?! We'd be crazy to give them anymore money than we already have - they're already refusing to refund the money we already paid them. In addition, we don't want them having anything to do with our wedding after the stress they've already put us through. I'm so upset even writing this.
    And the kicker? We scrambled to find another vendor 2 weeks prior to our big day who will be delivering the custom build that Marvelle deemed 'impossible' to make, to our exact specifications, for less money, AND we own it. So we wont have to watch Marvelle rent out the piece that we paid to have made. Lesson learned. The other vendor has been provided outstanding service though, sending updates and progress photos and actually listening to our feedback/concerns. If you're interested, we're working with Kyle from The Goodwood & Co - you'll be seeing our custom build posted on their Facebook page in a few days.
    My advice to other readers: Save yourself the stress and find someone else to work with for your wedding day. There are tons of other vendors who do the same thing and won't cause the headache.
    Advice to Marvelle: Re-evaluate your customer service practices. You've completely lost our trust, respect, and business for good.

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    For this event, we took a non refundable deposit on a RENTAL order which included a custom build wall for this client as well as reserve the rest of their rental order. The design for the wall was sent over, the materials were purchased and a phone consultation was held to confirm the missing dimensions from the design, and go over safety concerns with the plan and then the wall was built. At no time were different dimensions offered from what was discussed and agreed upon over the phone until after the wall was completed to the specs that we were given.

    We have offered several solutions to this situation including rebuilding the unit with different shelf dimensions, a refund on the wall portion of the non-refundable payment and even offering to let the client keep the rental wall unit once it was rebuild to the now provided specs due to them being upset with a miscommunication on the fact that it is a rental agreement - not a purchase order, which were all refused by the client. The only thing that we have not allowed is to be verbally assaulted, threatened and bullied by this client as we have tried to work along with them to fulfill our end of the agreement. Instead of them discussing the issues with us, and working along with us on this build, they chose to cancel the contract.
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    Jenna F. Married on 23/09/2017
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    On the slightly expensive side, but reliable service with good quality product. We got exactly what we asked for, which was lighting above the dancefloor, uplighting to reception walls and outside waterfall. Took our wedding decor/ambiance to the next level.
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    Michelle M. Married on 10/09/2016
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    Marvelle Events was an absolute pleasure to book for our wedding on Sept 10, 2016. We planned for our wedding at Archeo in Toronto all the way from Calgary and felt entirely confident in Laura throughout the whole process. I am admittedly a bit of an organization freak, so I had a lot of details and specifics that I provided to her. When we arrived at our wedding venue for the ceremony, the space looked 1000 times better than I could have ever hoped. Marvelle Events listened to what we wanted and then went above and beyond our expectations. The rental items we ordered were beautiful and were set out thoughtfully and artistically. We could not have been happier with how Marvelle's items transformed our venue space. Thank you Laura and Marvelle Events for being so professional, responsive, and flexible with set up and pick up times.

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thank you both. It was a pleasure to work along with you for your wedding. My only wish was that the weather was more cooperative for the outdoor ceremony you really wanted. Thank you for choosing us and enjoy married life.
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    Danielle E. Married on 06/08/2016
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    Right from day 1 Laura and Dan of Marvelle Events made us feel very comfortable. They listened to what we wanted and made sure everything was perfect! We also used their DJ service, Sounds of Distinction, and the reviews from our guests couldn't have been more positive! Not once was the dance floor empty! Highly 100% recommend Marvelle Events!

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thank you Danielle & Troy. Your wedding was beautiful, personal and such a great party. I want to be adopted into your families. Enjoy married life and thank you for choosing to work with us.
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    Andrea C. Married on 16/07/2016
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    Marvelle was wonderful and very flexible with our decor needs. We added and removed items from the decor order several times without any issues. The decor was delivered on time and looked wonderful. We received so many compliments about the items and even had a few friends ask for Marvelle's contact information.

    Thank you so much to Laura and team! :)

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thank you very much Andrea & Adam, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you both and the Design X was such a perfect venue for your wedding. All the best.

    Laura
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    Ross C. Married on 27/07/2019
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    They ruined our wedding, stay away!

    THIS COMPANY RUINED OUR WEDDING! DO NOT USE THEM

    Do yourself a favour and DO NOT trust your big day to this small, unprofessional company.

    We hired Marvelle to build a custom dessert wall for our wedding. The dessert wall is important because it wasn't only being used to display our desserts, but it was supposed to cover and unsightly door with a bright red "exit sign". Our wedding planner provided them with a detailed sketch of the dimensions that we required.

    Initially they were to build us a custom made wall that we were to keep. Half way through the process, they then told us that it is a rental, and that we won't be keeping it, but we would still be paying the full price. In the interest of time, we continued the process and accepted the fact it would be a rental, and the company would continue to make money from the dessert wall that we designed.

    After numerous calls with my fiancee and our wedding planner, the company REFUSED to build our dessert wall with 12" shelves to hold 3 cake trays. They said they can only build shelves that are 6" deep. We asked for an update on the wall in early June, but they didn't inform us about the 6" shelves until just 3 weeks before our wedding. So we cancelled our entire order with them, but they kept a $640 deposit from us!!!! They are now refusing to pay us back, even though we never received anything from them except terrible customer service, and multiple headaches.

    If you want a crying fiancee, stress and a bright red exit sign as the centrepiece of your wedding . . . go with these guys!

    See attached pictures of the sketch we provided and what they built. . .

    The $ amount spent is what they were going to charge us for them to build our design, and then continue to rent it to other people. After they refused to build it to the specs that we need, we cancelled our order, and they are keeping our $640 deposit

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    For this event, we entered into a Rental Agreement which included a Custom Dessert Wall - It was never a purchase order.

    A sketch and overall dimensions (Height and Width of the Wall Unit) were sent over ahead of time and during a phone consultation that was held to finalize the build details, the shelving sizing was discussed and confirmed verbally. Over the period of the build, there were no updates to the sizing of the shelves that were required beyond what was initially discussed over the phone. When the client inquired to the build progress, we had sent over a picture and then it was brought to out attention at completion that the shelves needed to be larger to accommodate the desserts trays that were much larger then discussed on the phone originally. We have offered to increase the shelve sizing and even redesign this unit to meet their "now provided" dimensions and make it structurally be able to support what they are looking for (especially the added weight of the items) and the client has refused to work with us on this and outright cancelled the order without us even being able to fix it to what they need.

    While I fully agree that the changes need to be made to make their product work on this unit, this client has not even given us a chance to change the wall to reflect this to what is now needed. Instead, they have chosen the route of fighting instead of working together with us.

    What has not been reviewed here are the several attempts and options that have been offered to make this right and work together to fix this up. As well we have even gone as far as to offer a refund for the 'Wall Unit' portion of their initial payment for something that was built to spec and then after the fact change the sizing from what was discussed.

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