ALLOW US TO INTRODUCE YOU TO HOOPES EVENTS: Beginning in 2012, Hoopes Events was founded to provide and design each and every aspect of special events, with a commitment to the highest level of service and integrity to all clients. Over the years, they have developed strong relationships with premier event vendors, partnering exclusively with those professionals who deliver the best value and product possible. HOOPES EVENTS focuses on elite event planning, full-service event coordinating, destination travel arrangements, and sensational décor and design for a myriad of celebrations and clientele.
WEDDING WISDOM: When it comes to wedding wisdom, Hoopes Events is brimming with experience. If you need inspiration for any element of event planning, they can assist. Whether it’s picking out a color palette, creating a design board, unusual wedding party favors, or selection of a DJ, band, florist, cake designer, or destination, the professional planners at Hoopes have a vast history of event expertise to pool from. Share your vision and they will work tirelessly to make your dream wedding a reality.
MEET THE TEAM: You can’t go wrong with the talented team of planners at Hoopes Events.
Tonya Hoopes has an extensive background in the fashion industry and began her career as in intern for Saks Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, NY. After numerous promotions she was credited for managing several departments and brands, including Armani, St. John Knits, Ellen Tracy, Dana Buchman, and seven years with Limited Inc. She then became the CEO of the National Association of Women MBA’s before entering into the world of event planning. Tonya has executed over 500 weddings and 100 corporate events to perfection and is well known for her keen attention to details and exquisitely beautiful events.
Roberta Riley has 25+ years’ experience in management and customer service and is thrilled to have joined to Hoopes Team as Director of Operations. Originally from Canada and a new transplant to Utah, this workaholic is now embracing the new adventure in the events industry and brings with her the expertise of sales, start up business operations, project coordination, and all aspects of business accounting and administration.
Angela Menlove has assisted in the planning and décor of numerous weddings and large-scale corporate events. A graduate of Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Experience Industry Management with an emphasis in Event Planning and Management, she is currently working towards becoming a certified event planner with Hoopes Events. Her bubbly personality and spot on organizational skills make her a couples favorite and a dream to work with.
EVENTS AND BEYOND: While HOOPES EVENTS is well known for their premier event planning, they provide an impressive number of additional event-based services to further accommodate clients. In 2018 Hoopes Travel was created, combining an exclusive group of travel specialists who work closely to coordinate all the details of destination weddings, honeymoons, incentive trips, and corporate excursions. In addition to travel coordination, they established Fleur and Stems in 2015, an imaginative floral décor company that designs uncommonly elegant arrangements for professional environments.
SERVICES AVAILABLE: Honored with numerous event industry awards including Wedding Wire Couples Choice 2016-2021, Best of Weddings by The Knot 2016-2021, Iconic Weddings Best of 2015, and Best of the West by Rocky Mountain Bride 2016, HOOPES EVENTS provides services that exceed all expectation. For a sampling of event planning services, see below.
Partial, Full, and Multi-event Wedding Packages • Elopements • Dream Destination Wedding Planning • Event Coordination and Planning • Design and Decor • Engagement and Anniversary Parties • Incentive Trips • Corporate Conventions and Excursions • Hotels and Transportation • And so much more!
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT: We recently caught up with Tonya at a wedding she was working on where she told us about her planning style (spoiler: it’s all about listening!) and about what Hoopes events brings to the table when you hire them.
THE CLIENT REVIEWS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES:
“Angela Menlove with Hoopes Events, was our DREAM Wedding Coordinator. As many COVID brides know, this year came with several stresses, changes and challenges. Angela not only helped relieve those stresses for me (the bride), my groom and our families, but executed the most incredible wedding a bride could ever dream of. Angela was beyond professional throughout the whole planning process and paid such close attention to detail throughout all communication. She was such a joy to work with and did it all with a smile on her face. I highly recommend her and Hoopes Events for any party planning needs! She far exceeded all of my expectations and made my COVID wedding the most beautiful and memorable wedding.” – Kendall W.
“We had such a fabulous experience working with Tonya. My daughter was supposed to have a destination wedding and because of Covid we weren’t able to go to the destination she was planning on. We had to scramble and throw a plan B together, which normally would be super stressful, but Tonya took the reigns and created a dream wedding dinner at our cabin and a reception days later in our yard. It was absolutely magical and Tonya took care of every little detail. My daughter and her husband were thrilled with the outcome. I would highly recommend Hoops for planning you event. Tanya is so easy to work with, and she makes sure that everything is done exactly the way you want.” – Wendy H.
“Tonya Hoopes is an absolute legend. She already planned my sister in-law’s wedding and did such a wonderful job that when we began our planning process for our destination wedding at Solitude Mountain, we knew Tonya would be a central part of it. She is the perfect combination of organized and flexible. She recognizes that weddings need certain elements to run effectively, but there are a lot of things that can be tailored to create a mood or theme that is unique to the couple she is helping. She is also an outstanding problem solver. In many cases, she fixed things that we did not even realize went wrong until long after the wedding. She also has a support team that is organized and make you feel like there are 2 or 3 Tonya’s on your big day! Tonya was also crucial to planning the full wedding weekend- from organizing transportation for the golf tournament, to a fun Friday welcome BBQ, to the actual day itself. Tonya was helpful and engaged at all the right moments during our planning. And was especially crucial in the weeks leading up to the weekend and the day of. If you want a professional who cares about your wedding as much as you do, Tonya is your planner.” – Lindsay S.