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Marvelle Events

Caledon, Ontario View map

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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Joel C. Married on 30/07/2022
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    Low quality lighting and support

    Dan is a super nice guy, so I feel bad writing this review, but I was not at all pleased with the service he provided. We paid almost $1400 for what Dan called the "Wow" package. What we got was 5 back and forth lines, all at the same height of old battered string lights, with many bulbs out. The venue was a barn, with many rafters at different levels and I have seen amazing photos of lighting setups in this barn, but this was not one of them.

    There were some cheap string christmas lights leftover from a previous wedding, and we think Dan used this as an excuse to do very little.

    Dan was also not helpful in troubleshooting - There were 3 bulbs in a row that were out directly above the dance floor - when I contacted Dan to see if he could fix them he said he was far away but would see if anyone else was around, and then just never got back to me. Not exactly a "Wow" job. Very disappointing, and though I like Dan personally, I would not recommend him to others looking for lighting.

    Marvelle Events's reply:

    Thanks for your review Joel. I received your concern phone call 2 hours prior to your Wedding start time on Saturday afternoon. I installed the whole set up 48 hours prior with no concerns what so ever when I was in the area and you were onsite while we installed it. I was committed at another Wedding as it was Saturday afternoon of a long weekend and was up north battling traffic most of the way. With it being a long weekend no one was around to perform a last minute service call and I shortly after had sun stroke myself and was out of commission temporarily.

    The light strands are one year old and were purchased new. there was 500lights in actuality , and 497 working I believe. The price also included an elaborate outdoor display, wine barrel uprights and illumination for an additional 250 feet criss crossing the driveway and illuminating to the washroom station. This configuration is very effective for security, safety and ambience. No one has ever mentioned the value of this service prior? It is simply can you please do it for me?

    We pride ourselves on 110% commitment to excellence to beauty and service always. This last minute request was frankly not possible with the traffic and short timeframe.

    On a sidenote, the entire display was damaged after installation while under this rental period, and parts were required to be replaced. Barrels were all moved, security cable straps chopped off and a lighting strand deemed inoperable. The end result was much more devastating than 3 light bulbs out, and required the entire display to be dismantled and reinstalled again yesterday prior to todays Wedding. Additional charges for damage and labour are pending. There was damage to the lighting belonging to the venue also.

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