Ellen is so wonderful and professional. She is extremely detail oriented and also very warm and friendly. Her confidence is comforting and she has shepherded many families through the stress of planning and executing events. She is an asset to anyone looking to plan a wonderful party or gathering.


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As the mother of a difficult and finicky bride, I worked with Ellen Hockley as a consultant, and what a huge help she was. She was able to help guide us in everything from invitations to logistics, from food to room setup, negotiating hotel blocks for the guests, even the band and room arrangements. Ellen is warm, kind and extremely well organized as well as experienced and well informed. I would not hesitate to recommend her for any event large or small.

I worked with Ellen in planning the MacDella Cooper Foundation’s Spring Fundraiser in Midtown Manhattan. She spearheaded the event for the foundation - from the planning to execution - and ensured that everything was taken care of. Ellen balances big-picture understanding with great attention to detail; she is also incredibly crafty in working out solutions as they come up, including on event day. She is a passionate, genuine person - somebody that you absolutely want on your team. I 100% recommend working with her!

Ellen & Co. instilled a warm sense of focus, supreme attentiveness to detail and leadership awareness, from the onset. She made us feel like the only clients in the world since our initial chat, until the lead up of the event. She created value and impact through a variety of negotiations with the venue and vendors, really left us saying wow, can't imagine this process without her. 

Then event day approached, Ellen and Team were up to task in orchestrating behind the scenes and taking charge, where needed. They ensured our vision was realized and execution of the most meaningful events, were without obstacles. Best part, they were easy to work with for everyone...incredibly warm, helpful, ego-less disposition, focused on creating perfection. The team is kind, patient and versatile to their audience, with the primary objective to "GSD" (get sh*t done). They dominated our overall expectations and would recommend to anyone a million times over :)

As a floral design professional in the weddings and events industry I have had the pleasure of working closely with Ellen on a few projects.  She takes care to make sure every detail is attended to with thoughtfulness and professionalism.  And every time we've met she's had such a lovely and cheerful disposition.  I also love that her services help clients promote sustainability and allow them to give back to the community.  I highly recommend Greater Good Events for your next important celebration!

What can I say about Ellen (and her assistant Rachel) other than they saved the day. I hired her as my wedding-day coordinator but she not only helped me with items leading up to the day, but also the day after. Of course there would be a freak rainstorm all day the day of my wedding which caused all timelines and plans to go completely out the window. I know for a fact that without Ellen and Rachel there, the day would have been a complete mess. They made sure everything went as smooth as it could, running around in the rain and getting soaked. And despite all the changes and chaos, they made things work, and I can't tell you how much that made me feel better as the bride.

I highly recommend Greater Goods Events as Ellen is not just a great coordinator, but a really wonderful person. THANK YOU!!!