Owner & Founder
Eileen Smith founded ESE in 2008 but has been in the event industry for over twenty five years. She began in college organizing events for a private club. After receiving her BS degree in Business and Art, she got married and raised four children. She joined her husband's tent and party rental business in the 1980s. Her creative and artistic abilities were applied well into transforming empty spaces or tall billowing tents into beautiful venues.
Specializing in outdoor events, she has helped customers create and organize hundreds of functions. These include but are not limited to Prep School commencements, Vassar College alumni weekend for 2500 guests, Henry Kissinger's surprise birthday party, Ethan Allen's Inc. national sales meeting, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event and countless weddings and milestone occasions. Eileen also developed a retail division for clients to order custom invitations, programs, wedding favors and gifts.
She applies her expertise and passion for events in all levels of planning with a personal touch!
Sarah Deakin is the Marketing and Event Director for Eileen Smith Events. She also works alongside Eileen, helping to execute many events and weddings. Sarah has a passion for events, big and small, having worked in Experiential Marketing with large fortune 500 companies since graduating from UCONN in 2009.
Sarah has been married for just over 2 years and has one daughter and with baby #2 on the way. She is excited to join the ESE team and looks forward to working together.
Jen Levy is the Event Specialist for Eileen Smith Events. She also works along side Eileen, helping to execute many events and weddings. Jen has always had a serious passion for event planning, particuarily weddings and loves watching the tranformation from thoughts to stunning occasions. Not only does Jen have a passion and natural talent for this industry, she can handle stress, pressure and many tasks at once.
Jen has been married for 4 years and has two beautiful little boys at home. She is thrilled to be a part of the ESE team and we cannot wait to continue to expand our business with her. Head over to the ESE social media pages to see what she has been working on!