Private Parties and Themed Events


Choose one of the themed events from our event planners in Connecticut or create your own for the next big party at your house. Themed parties create memorable occasions. You can have the food and decorations you want with the help of the experienced staff at Big Wave Events, a leading company for event production in NYC. The possibilities are endless—from festivals to barbeques to an evening picnic, we’ve got you covered. Ever considered throwing a luau?  We can create just the right themes for that with our table décor, indoor and outdoor decorations, costumes, food, and more.

Rely on our team for your next private party. Whether you want to hold a large family dinner, a bridal shower, or celebrate the holidays, we are ready to produce your event from concept to cleanup. From napkins to live entertainment, no detail is too small or too complex for us to implement. Contact us when you want to work with the premier event planner in Manhattan.

Big Wave Grateful Dead Themed Event Party


All our events are fully self-contained and include themed entertainment, superb catering, linens, centerpieces, PA, lighting, dance floor, rentals and power.

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Big Wave Crawfish Festival Themed Event Party

CRAWFISH FESTIVAL with the Roxy Perry Blues Band

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Big Wave Drive-In Movie Themed Event Party

COUNTRY BARBECUE with Big Wave 3D Drive-In Movie

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Big Wave Summer Themed Event Party

SUMMER BUFFET with Club Big Wave Dance Club


Private Party New Preston

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Washington Arts Association Summer Solstice 2022

Location:  Tent at Washington Town Hall, CT

Lighting:  Joseph Burns

Audio:  Patrick Wooster


Kentucky Derby Themed Wedding

Race Brook Country Club, Orange, CT

Monroe Country Club Dia De Los Muertos

Producer:  Brian Winthrop

Designer:  Mariella Winthrop

Lighting Designer:  Joseph Burns

Production Manager:  Brian Jennings

Audio Engineer:  Eddie Godin

Entertainment:  DJ VDub, Terrapin and The Daniel King Band

Head Chef:  Frank Mirabelle


Farmers Table Fundraiser

Location:  Sunny Meadow Farm


Yale Investment Summer Bash

Event Site:  Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

Producer: Brian Winthrop

Lighting Designer: Rhys Kiernan

Audio Engineer: Joseph Burns

Decor: Mariella Winthrop

Private Party Bridgehampton New York

Lighting Designer:  Jeffrey Winthrop

Audio Tech: Evan Chrustic


Kentucky Derby Bridal Shower

Patterson Country Club Holiday Party

Producer: Brian Winthrop

Audio Engineer: Joseph Burns

Lighting Tech: William Moore


CEMA Holiday Party

Location: Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

Producer:  Brian Winthrop

Audio Engineer:  Joseph Burns

LD:  Jeffrey Winthrop

Caterer:  Big Wave Catering for Kicks


70th B-Day Party

Location:  Barn in Roxbury, CT

LD:  Joseph Burns

Decor:  Mariella Winthrop

50th Birthday Party

Site:  Private Home in Wilton, CT

Producer:  Brian Winthrop

LD:  Jeffrey Winthrop

Décor:  Mariella Winthrop

Caterer: Big Wave Catering for Kick’s

Yale Investments Private Party

Location:  Yale Art Gallerie, New Haven, CT

Event Planner: Maria Bronson

Producer:  Brian Winthrop

LD:  Jeffrey Winthrop

Sound Engineer:  Joseph Burns

Décor:  Mariella Winthrop


Bridgehampton Summer Bash

Location: Private Residence, Bridgehampton, NY


Maywood Estate July 4th Private Party

Site:  Private Home

Producer: Brian Winthrop

Lighting: Joseph Burns

Audio: Carlos Dias

Suffield Academy Senior Prom

Event Planner: Brian Winthrop

Caterer: Big Wave Events

Entertainment: Club Big Wave

Lighting Designer: Joseph Burns

Electrical Distribution: Big Wave Event Production

Tenting: Abbey Tent

Big Wave produced the senior prom including Catering, Rentals, Entertainment and Generator

Club Big Wave New Year’s Eve Private Party

Site:  Barn, Litchfield, CT

Entertainment:  Club Big Wave

Event Planner:  Brian Winthrop

Kent Party

Event: 2nd Night Gala at Kent Presents
Event Planners: Elizabeth and Susan Allen, Elizabeth Allen Events
Event Producer: Brian Winthrop, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC
Event Production: Big Wave Event Productions, LLC
LD: Pete Wylie, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC
Audio Engineer: Carlos Dias, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Tenth Anniversary

Site: Private Home in Pawling, NY

Event Planner: Diane Rohan, The Main Event

Lighting: Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Floral: Mariella and Laura Winthrop, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

30th Anniversary Party for the CIO of Yale University, David F. Swensen

Site: Sheila Paster & Agnes Leary, Maruice R. Greenberg Center, Yale University

Event Planner: Maria Bronson, Yale University

Caterer: Jennifer Reilly, Marcia Selden Catering

Floral: Thom Green, Dragonfly Events

Event Production: Brian Winthrop, CMP, CSEP, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Crawfish Festival at the Guilford Yacht Club

Site: Guilford Yacht Club, Guilford, CT

Event Planner: Brian Winthrop, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Caterer: Chefs Brian and Mariella Winthrop, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Entertainment: Roxy Perry Blues Band

Event Production: Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Audio Engineer: Jay Morascini

Lighting Designer: Tom Russell, Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Décor: Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

50th Birthday Party

Site: Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, CT

Event Planning Firm: Van Wyck & Van Wyck, New York

Lighting: Big Wave Event Productions, LLC

Photographer: John Kane,