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A Gracious Event is an all-inclusive, special occassion service fulfilling all of your wedding, honeymoon and travel needs. This includes design, planning and orchestrating.  

Our office is located in the Albany, New York area; however, planning and guidance may be around the corner or around the globe.


Weddings & Events in unconventional spaces is our passion. From Barn to Castles we can make your dreams come true...


Your Wedding and Your Vision is Unique and we want You and Your guests to remember the Day, the Experience and Savor every minute leaving the hard work to us.
Laurie Beckmann, MWV, MWP

Founder & Lead Wedding & Travel Consultant 

Orchestrating weddings for the past 30 years has been my passion.  It started with a love of cooking and even catering a few of my very first weddings as well as spending a summer on the French Riviera as a private chef on a yacht.

Now blended with my love of travel I have my sister company - Enchanting Escapes - A Full service Travel Agency to help guide you to the perfect Honeymoon or Escape. 

Let us help plan your next Travel Memory!



Amber Lettko

Day of Coordinator &
Newly Wed

I have been working with A Gracious Event since June 2011. Once I watched Jennifer Lopez in "The Wedding Planner", it was my dream to be just like her character in the movie. I have learned so much from Laurie, and now, I get to help turn other's dreams into a reality. It is such a joy to get to be part of someone's special day.

Evelyn Urys 

Day of Coordinator 

Working with Laurie for the past 2 decades helping to create lifelong memories.

Call or email today!
Every Event is as Unique as you are; therefore we do not offer cookie cutter packages that may not fit what you need.


2261 Western Ave 

Guilderland, New York 12084

Tel: 518-608-4644

Fax: 518-861-6557

A Gracious Event


Enchanting Escapes 

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