“A Great Party” with Bryan Rafanelli

November 20, 2019, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Redwood Library and Athenæum

Want to throw a really great party? Rafanelli shares his secrets, as he sits down to chat about his new book, A Great Party: Designing the Perfect Celebration. Hear his tips for hosting an artful, elegant and imaginative event, and discover something more—the importance of telling a story that is unique to every celebration. It’s Rafanelli’s golden touch, and it can become yours.

Bryan Rafanelli is founder and chief creative officer of Rafanelli Events and a go-to planner for the nation’s most exclusive and high-profile events. He launched Rafanelli Events in 1996 as a three-person operation executing just a handful of events each year. Twenty-plus years later, it has produced more than 2,000 events for 15 to 15,000 guests in 50 cities and nine countries. Rafanelli and his team led the concept and design of Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, as well as state dinners and holiday events for the Obama White House. Rafanelli has been named one of the “Best Wedding Planners in the US, Canada and Overseas” by Vogue, one of the “Top Wedding Planners in the US” by Harper’s Bazaar and Martha Stewart Weddings, and his work has been highlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, People and more.


Books will be available for purchase.


Reception at 5.30 pm
Lecture at 6.00 pm


This event is at capacity.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – 5:30pm to 7:00pm

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