Welcome to Yates Event Services!

Services offered (but not limited to):

Event Coordinating, Planning, Executing

Audio-Visual Management

Invitations/RSVPs (from conception to mailing) 

On-Site Meeting Professional (making your clients feel like VIP)

Assistant On-Site Meeting Professional

Event Staff

Meeting Equipment Management


Contact me TODAY to get your event started!





Hi! I’m Ceri and I’ve lived in Knoxville for over 30 years. I originally got interested in event planning when I planned and executed my very own wedding over a decade ago. I was given a pretty tight budget but still wanted the fairytale wedding I had always dreamed about. Several emails and phone calls later, I did have the perfect wedding and continue to have a fire for helping others achieve their perfect occasion. Later, came my daughters, I had the best time organizing, planning and hosting the most fun backyard birthday parties — and this was BEFORE Pinterest — GASP! With my children now in the ‘sleepover only’ phase, I am eager to get back in the arena of helping others achieve their magical event. Given an expansive or modest budget, I can work with you to get things in place as well as be at the event to help make sure things run smoothly – if that’s what you desire, of course.

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I am so glad you stopped by! Sometimes, we all need someone to hold our hand through the process of executing the perfect event.

How may I serve you or your organization today?

Please contact me at

Call/Text 865-804-9022



sometimes all you need is a hand