Trusted by Respected Institutions, Associations, and Corporations
Marcie Wistar
Special Events, Hotchkiss School
Your team was awesome! They did a great job and were super professional. I was extremely impressed, thank you
Brett Galley
Director of Special Events, Hollywood POP Gallery
What a pleasure working with you last night. The CEO called me this morning to say they have received nothing but positive feed back about the party last night and they cannot wait to work with us again soon. Thank you for your professionalism, great staff and attention to detail; honestly I was blown away by your amazing set up.
Thomas Farmen
Headmaster, Rumsey Hall School
The Rumsey Hall School's long partnership with Big Wave grows stronger each year. With your help, our Annual Auction has become a showcase event. Big Wave's skill in lighting, sound and visual presentation emphasizes the culture of the School in the most positive way. Additionally, The Maxwell A. Sarofim '05 Performing Arts Center, Lufkin Rink and our new Dining Hall have state of the art systems installed and maintained by your responsive, forward-thinking company. I look forward to our continued work together.
Jennifer Hornor
Head of Languages, St. Paul's School
Big Wave made quite the splash at St. Paul’s School! It was clearly the best dance that SPS has ever seen. Thanks to the light show and the crisp sound, there was never a dull moment and everyone stayed at the dance until the very end. The gym was transformed into a nightclub, the set-up was very impressive and exciting. It was a pleasure working with Big Wave; they were very helpful, reliable and creative. They certainly know this age group, and they were a joy to work with for the adults as well. We hope to have them back many times in the future!
Zsofia Nagy
Activities Manager, Old Oaks Country Club
Everything went great, as always. Your staff was very accommodating and attentive. You can definitely count on us for next year!
Eric Peterson
Director, Manhattan Special Events, New York City Parks & Recreation
Big Wave has been a part of some of our largest and most adventurous events and programs. I can count on them to develop a reasonable solution to almost any problem and to roll with the punches inherent in working with the New York City Parks. In short, they are reasonable, reliable and flexible.
Andy Holtz
Director of Development, Sustainable America
The décor that you provided for the Gala was magnificent, and the acoustics and sound were excellent. You successfully transformed an echoing, empty, concrete box on the third floor of our office building into an elegant Gala space. I have heard nothing but praise from the attendees. Thank you for your grace, generosity, and for your skills in providing a lovely space for our event.
Tonette Cookson
Director of Development, Red Cross Greenwich
Big Wave has provided lighting, sound, logistical advice and consistent service for the past two years, helping the Greenwich Red Cross put on the most spectacular event possible. Their services and creativity are outstanding and we have been very pleased with the work they have done for us.
Ruth Burton
Development Officer, Phelps Memorial Hospital Center
Thank you for all you did for us to make the President’s Reception a success. I am very appreciative for all your hard work, diligence and the consideration you extend to Phelps.
Paul Cavanna
Principal, Fairfield Warde High School
Big Wave Events is fantastic! They are professional, educator friendly, and put together an outstanding product. They produced a graduation ceremony for us that exceeded all expectations.
Cynthia Groetsch
Event Manager, Siemens
Big Wave has successfully produced four of our annual galas for our hearing instrument division. A key part of these events has been the Club Big Wave. Your surround sound audio system, video projections coupled with your vast music library and your colorful light show gets better every year.
Gilda Parker
Event Planner, Houston Cellular
Your high-tech, high energy dance oriented event is just what we needed to close the year at our annual company holiday party. Club Big Wave ROCKS!
Andrea Michaels
President, Extraordinary Events
Big Wave is the only event production company I call to produce a dance oriented event any where in the world.
Steve Kemble
Principal, Steve Kemble Event Design
Club Big Wave transforms any room into a high energy club that ROCKS!
MaryAnne Kanacki, CMP
Vice President, Westfield Group
Your team did an amazing job for us once again. The show was fabulous and I can’t thank you enough for helping to make yet another event for us great. Your on-site staff was professional and very responsive. I really enjoyed working with Big Wave. Thanks again so much.
Carla Valencia
Executive Assistant, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
Thank you for your follow up calls. I was very happy with the services your team provided for our Holiday Party. The Ballroom looked spectacular thanks to you! The DJ was great. He was very patient with us as far as our music preferences and there were many. You will definitely be hearing from me for our next Holiday Party. I am looking forward to working with you again, and happy that I have found a partner in you for Syska’s future entertainment needs!
Michael Iannazzi
Executive Director of Public Relations, Sacred Heart University
Many thanks for all your great work last week for the launch of the John F. Welch College of Business at Sacred Heart University. It was a flawless event.
Janelle Hunter
Conference Planning and Special Events, Leidos
First and foremost I wanted to thank you for making our event such a success. Your lighting was spectacular and really gave our tent a celebratory vibe. You and your team were a blast to work with.
Kim Klopstock
Owner, The Lily and the Rose Catering
It was such a delight to work with you. The pictures were beautiful and your lighting was truly spectacular. I would love to work with you ANYWHERE, those automated pin spots are so convenient and their warm white light set the whole tone for the evening.‍
Daniel Camenga, MS, MBA
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
It was such an incredibly positive experience working with your team. I’ve been hearing so many fantastic comments about the Gala – much of which ties back to the efforts from Big Wave. Some have said this was the BEST NHSO Gala ever!
Elliott Fox
Managing Director, Emlin Theater
Thank you for an excellent job, the lighting & sound was incredible. We look forward to working with you again soon.
Bre Bologna
Deputy Director of Events, Office of Development, Yale University
I had the pleasure of working with Big Wave for our annual Sterling Fellows Gala. This event is held each year for Yale’s most generous benefactors. The event took place at the Lanman Center, a 57,000 square foot multipurpose gym. Big Wave executed my vision exactly. The lighting they designed created a beautiful ambience, the 300’ of thirty foot tall drapery turned a cavernous athletic center into an intimate and glamorous event venue. The audio and visual needs were spot on. They worked tirelessly to incorporate our logo throughout the décor, making the event feel special and one of a kind. I look forward to working with Big Wave Events in the future.‍
Antoinette Ladarola, Ph.D.
President and Head of School, Lauralton Hall
Last Saturday's event at Lauralton Hall was a great success thanks in part to your participation. Our Athletic Center was absolutely transformed with your creativity and ingenuity and the presentation was truly lovely and added so much to our success that evening. We continue to receive such wonderful feedback from everyone who attended. Thank you again for your efforts in helping to make our campaign kick off event a memorable one!
Ed Testa
AVP for Advancement Services, Stony Brook University
The Generation One event received rave reviews from across many different groups. The Big Wave Team was great and the room transformation of our gym wowed everyone. Thanks!‍
Jean Clarizio
Meetings & Events Manager, Siemens
Your expertise put together a fantastic event and we enjoyed working with the Big Wave team. Our customers had a good time and we are still receiving great feedback.
Melissa Reuther
Marketing Communications Manager, Linuxcare
How can we thank you enough for such an incredible party at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. As you probably remember, the challenge with this event was creating an environment where 2,000 very different guests, everyone from hard-core Linux “techies” to executive level management, could have a great time. And I have to say that this party met and actually exceeded our expectations as to how much everyone enjoyed themselves. The room setup was amazing, the lighting and music created a truly cool and hip environment, and it looked incredibly professional from the moment you entered the huge space.
Christine Afiouni
Director of Sales, Mayflower Inn and Spa
As always, your team did an incredible job this past week for a very important client at the Mayflower! From the flower design, to the special lighting adding to the atmosphere and the impeccable audio equipment delivering outstanding sound, you helped me make the event a very memorable one.
Ed Mockus
Senior Associate Athletic Director, Yale University
I have had the pleasure over the past several years of working with Big Wave and their capable staff on special events held at Yale University’s Lanman Center. Big Wave has successfully transformed our facility from a large basketball practice space into an elegant ballroom for several of our major awards and fundraising dinners. The creativity, personal touch and professional service they provide combine for a simply exceptional and satisfying experience. And, the care for the facility, the quick build and the rapid strike out make them a top performer in the industry. Most importantly, it’s the ‘oohs and aahhs’ from our event attendees as they enter these enchanted venues confirms for me that choosing Big Wave is the right decision.
Paul Timpanelli
President and CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council
Once again, please accept my thanks and congratulations for an absolutely fabulous job that Big Wave did for us at the Barnum Festival Ringmaster's Ball! It was a great party and you helped to make it so in a Big way!
Jennie Whitaker
Seedling Communications
Thank you for everything you guys did! The event was a huge success. Your team came through and made us feel really comfortable all weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Greg Hatzis
Principal, Fairfield High School
I want to thank the team at Big Wave for another flawless production. You guys really are top notch and come through for us – problem solving along the way and making it all work beautifully. I know we are a small job for you in the big scheme of things, but you never make us feel that way. Awesome work.
David Cappiello
Former Connecticut State Senator
Thanks for your help with the first lady event (Laura Bush) at the Rizzo home in Danbury, CT. The sound was perfect and the lighting effective. I hope your staff enjoyed the event as much as I did.
Jill Moran, CSEP
Special Events Producer
The Providers’ Council’s annual convention and expo is an important event for us each year. We were pleased to have Big Wave bring a new level of excitement to the day with their lighting and technology for this celebration of the fine work done in the human services by professionals in the Commonwealth.
April Hodson
Planning and Operations, Pfizer
On behalf of Pfizer Inc at Groton/New London Laboratories, thank you for your ‘over-the-top’ coordination and performance during the Pfizer Global Research and Development Achievement Awards Banquet. We were wondering if and how we could surpass last year’s spectacular event…if that were even possible. You made it happen for us again this year! From your transformation of an ordinary room into a lighted extravaganza to your impeccable timing of our Honorees’ entrance, everything was wonderful! Our guests are still talking about the evening. In fact, here is a comment that I received in a thank you note from one of our Honorees, “…just being nominated for an award was humbling. To experience the actual ceremony was numbing…we were awestruck by the entire event.” Again, thank you very much. Please extend my appreciation to your team. I can confidently recommend your services to anyone who requires the best!
Scott Kloster
General Manager Milbrook Country Club
“Big Wave is great, their events are always a big hit with our members. The 'Drive in Movies' we do on the 9th fairway have actually brought in new members! We have also used them for several Bar Mitzvah's and found the quality and service excellent. They take great pride in their work… kudos!
Julianne Maksym
Manager of Operations, Vaccine Research and Development Pfizer
“A big thank you to Big Wave. It was a great night with a nice turnout and perfect weather. The crew was fantastic- Looking forward to our next movie night!”
MaryEllen Callaghan
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Iona University
“I wanted to reach out with a big THANK YOU!! An event of this magnitude requires tremendous planning, coordination, communication, and grit! – and you all worked together so beautifully to orchestrate a fantastic event. It was a big lift and you exceeded every possible expectation, thank you so much for helping to make Iona U shine!”
Denise Tiberio
Senior Associate Dean of Students Sacred Heart University
“Big Wave’s equipment is top notch, their team is knowledgeable and easy to work with and most importantly, they make us look good!”
David Chu
Vice President CEMA
“As a meeting planning professional at a trade association, I've had the pleasure of working with Big Wave for over ten years. They combine the creativity you'd get from a boutique ad agency with the technical professionalism you'd get from a big production company. They're always beside me, on the spot, providing solutions and executing last-minute changes. As a meeting planner, they make me look good! And as to pricing, they beat the pants off the big in-house A/V services you find at hotels and convention centers!”


As an event planner in Manhattan and Connecticut, Big Wave Events has been honored and thrilled over the years to welcome numerous dignitaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and royalty. As in all of our events, we aim to provide unparalleled customer service, smooth implementation of all plans, and the right protocol and etiquette our guests deserve and expect. We make it our responsibility to know and understand the “rules of behavior” each time we produce an event—no matter how small or large—that involves a dignitary or celebrity.

Much of our success among many event planning companies in NYC has come from word-of-mouth referrals from our many satisfied clients. We count many of the high-profile individuals listed below as part of the success we have enjoyed in each of our triumphant undertakings.

Contact us at (800) 291-9837 (toll-free) when you want a partner for your next event production in NYC. Trust our expertise and attention to detail to ensure your results are favorable and memorable.


  • President Clinton
  • First Lady Laura Bush
  • General Wesley Clark
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Senator Al Franken
  • Senator Chris Murphy
  • Senator Richard Blumenthal
  • Prince Albert of Monaco
  • Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Sidhartha Mukherjee
  • Harold Vamus
  • Lewis Lapham
  • Cardinal Dolan of New York


  • Beyonce
  • Bill Gates
  • Brian Setzer
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • B 52’s
  • Kool in the Gang
  • Dustin Hoffman
  • Earth Wind and Fire
  • Hootie and The Blowfish
  • Jordin Sparks
  • Lil Wayne
  • Micky Dolenz
  • Sheena Easton
  • Smash Mouth
  • Tamara Tunie
  • Village People
  • Alexis Bledel
  • Lauren Graham
  • Taylor Swift
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Gryffin
  • Hook N Sling
  • Yung Gravy
  • Mariah the Scientist
  • Christina Aguilera

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