Who we are

When we work with you, we enter into a partnership. Our approach to all of our weddings and events is to create amazing experiences that reflect YOU! We will bring together all details to produce successful events and to create memories.

From weddings and corporate events, to photo/TV shoots and design consulting, we customize and add unique touches, to everything we do, événement’s team will work tirelessly for their clients.

“We become family in the planning process, and we care about our families!”

Janelle Meyer Brown

~ Owner/Planner~

Janelle has had a career spanning 25 years, working for some of the biggest names in the Milwaukee area. She has acquired an incredible array of expertise in every aspect her clients need to plan the perfect event

Janelle created evenement in 2011 after deciding to pursue her dream of owning her own business forcing her to leave her position as General Manager/Director of Catering for Bartolotta Catering at Pier Wisconsin, in which she opened successfully in 2005/06 running events as large as 6,000 people in attendance and LOVED every minute of it….evenement has been a huge success ever since. 

As événement she has had the honor of creating amazing and flawless:  corporate events, beautiful weddings, Sporting Events & Holiday Parties as large as 3,000 people and has traveled as far as Montana to do so. ALL while building great relationships with forever clients and Milwaukee’s finest venues and providers.  She has hand picked a very talented and experience events team, BEST in Milwaukee!

Shannon Schoenberg

~ Corporate & Social Event Marketing Specialist~

Shannon’s passion for event planning began in the hospitality industry with a love for amazing food, fine wine and providing the ultimate wedding planning experience. She understands that planning a wedding requires a caring and highly collaborative partner who supports the emotional and financial investment being made by her client. Looking to grow professionally and strategically, Shannon changed her event focus to work as a planner in the financial and insurance industries. Her skills include: luxury destination management, contract negotiations, leadership and live event production for board of director’s meetings, incentive programs, and executive conferences. She does not believe in the word “No” and prefers to find creative solutions in overcoming perceived obstacles.

Thrilled to be a part of Milwaukee’s premier wedding and corporate planning team at évenement, Shannon has a true gift for listening to the client’s vision. She approaches every project with energy, professionalism and an invested commitment to delivering positive outcomes.

Elizabeth Neupauer
~Event Planner~

Elizabeth brings a fresh, unique energy with her interior design degree and background to our beautiful events created while being a big part of the evenement team!
She has now been with evenement since 2013 and has never been afraid of mixing and matching textures, patterns, or colors to make bold choices to make your event different and unique to the Pinterest weddings we are seeing recently.
She believes that events are an experience and she brings it every time….from the invitation to the Thank you’s!
Her unique approach to branding your event makes the whole experience exactly what couples are looking for.  In her time with evenement she has continued to use her knowledge and design perspective to make sure each event is stress free for the hosts and a consistent experience for the guests with much attention to detail.
Elizabeth has created and planned events from 100 to 2,000 people flawless, memorable, one of a kind and ALWAYS fun for ALL, she is always having a good time while doing so!

Erin Hochevar
~Event Planner~

Erin has been pleasing people for more than 15 years! As a meeting and conference center manager, Erin planned hundreds of corporate, not-for-profit, and social events each year.  Among her favorite being Annual Conference for the International Association of Conference Centers in Colorado Springs and, recently, the Milton McPike Memorial Scholarship Fund Kick-off in Madison, Wi.

After returning home to Milwaukee in 2010, Erin worked for the local restaurant group, Hospitality Democracy (as you my know Swig, Onesto,etc), selling and planning corporate dinners, rehearsal dinners, weddings and more.

Erin is known for saying,  “meeting and event planning is more than planning fabulous parties. It takes focus, organization, creativity and patience. Plan and prepare what you can, so you can handle the unexpected with grace”.

Melinda Wilson
~Event Planner~

Planning the ultimate celebration is Melinda’s passion. Whether your special day is large and lavish, elegant and intimate, or rustic chic, her design and development will reflect your vision and style.

“I want to make your event, your day, a reflection of you”

Committed to giving her clients an unforgettable experience from the first consultation through an absolutely flawless event, Melinda’s goal is to always exceed expectations. With 20+ years of planning experience coast-to-coast, she has designed and executed hundreds of weddings, corporate events, social affairs, and trade shows.

As a consummate perfectionist when it comes to the little details, she is briming with endless, brilliant ideas, so it’s no wonder that she is well-known for delivering benchmark celebrations. Her calm demeanor, positive personality, and solid experience will put even the most anxious clients at ease.

Lindsay Stayton Mannebach
~ Event Planner~

Although she is the newest member of the Evenement team,  Lindsay has years of wedding experience around the world. She started as an Assistant Wedding Coordinator in Chicago and has blossomed her career into all things wedding. Lindsay has coordinated and photographed weddings and events across the country. Including overseas at her most recent wedding in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Lindsay has also started two wedding venues in the Milwaukee area.  She brings such an amazing energy to the team and you will LOVE her!

“They listened to what we wanted and could to make those things happen too, no matter how difficult the request, cannot thank you enough!” -Mother and Father of the Bride
“To all the brides out there looking for an event planner, I, too, can now say, “Evenement is amazing, you will love them!” -Bride, Natalie
“The entire Evenement team are simply amazing and you will love working with their creativity!” –Judy, Mother of the Bride
“Working with Evenement was a Godsend!” –Mother of Bride, Bonnie
“There aren’t enough words to thank you; plus, my daughter’s reaction when she saw the wedding of her dreams come to fruition, it was incredible!” –Mother and Father of Bride

Get In Touch

Regardless of the goals you have for your wedding, corporate event, or party, evenement will give you total peace of mind and allow you to simply relax and enjoy a perfectly planned and executed function.

Contact us today to discover all the ways in which we can serve your exact wedding, corporate party, and event planning needs.