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Your wedding is a special event that uniquely reflects you and your story as a couple. Door County Event Planners appreciates your vision of the perfect wedding and will provide the framework and support to see that vision come to life. Our consultants present options and recommendations so you can make ideal choices for you and your partner. We skillfully guide the process, while allowing you to make the decisions. 

We will start with a consultation to establish your needs. A customized proposal will then be developed in accordance with the requested level of involvement. Our proposals are based on individual client needs, event dates and the size of the celebration planned. Fixed fees are established before you make a decision about how to proceed.

Carrie Baldwin-Smith

Owner & Event Planner

I am resourceful, honest and direct. I love to laugh and have fun. I take tremendous pride in my work and the reputation I’ve earned as a business owner in the Door County community. Through our shared respect, I have exclusive access to the local vendors and organizations that work with me to create amazing events. I enjoy making each event unique and personal. Even after 20 years, I continue to learn from my clients as we collaborate to define their vision. The best part of my job is the big hug and heartfelt thank you from a client following the biggest day of their life. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and two daughters that we are fortunate to raise in this amazing place we call home, Door County.

"Dear Carrie,

Thank you so incredibly much for executing the wedding of our dreams. What an amazing gift to be able to look back and not want to do anything differently or change a thing about our wedding day. Your seamless planning and day-of coordination truly made the day run as smoothly as it did, and we are so happy we chose to work with you. Thank you for your advice, your countless emails, and again, for giving us one of the greatest gifts we could ever ask for. Wishing all the best to Door County Events!"

Christi & Kolin


In the company’s 20-year history, founder and owner Carrie Baldwin Smith and the members of her trusted team have successfully coordinated over 400 weddings and special events in Door County. Their extensive experience provides tremendous insight regarding what works well when planning and hosting an event. This saves you precious time during the planning process, while ensuring that each decision is a joy rather than a burden. You gain peace of mind knowing that every detail has been considered.


Door County Event Planners has developed strong positive relationships with business owners throughout the Door County community. As a long-time resident and a well-regarded professional, Baldwin Smith has earned the trust and confidence of her vendor contacts. Through her connections, clients gain preferred access to unique resources and services, as well as discounts unavailable to other planners or independent consumers.​


An entrepreneur who grew her business on reputation and word-of- mouth, Carrie Baldwin Smith is unwavering in her commitment to a high standard. She is personally involved in every event, including proposal development, planning and execution. Baldwin Smith or an experienced member of her team will be in attendance throughout your event(s) to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You will be free to enjoy the day while she and her team oversee the schedule, interact with vendors and address the unexpected.

Chandra Johnson

Event Planner

I grew up in Minneapolis and went to college in Wisconsin, which was how I discovered Door County. I fell in love with the small town feel and the charm of the peninsula; which I have made my home, full time - year round with my husband and two boys. I love sharing my passion of the area with all of the new people that I get to meet who want to celebrate their special day in the beautiful county! I embrace the non-tradtional hours and locations that my job entails, I love variety. I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty or my feet wet to do what is needed to make each special event unique to each couple's vision.

Our wedding day and the day leading up to it actually became enjoyable once you came on board. On the day of the wedding we didn’t have to think about a single thing ( other then getting married and celebrating)! I know for a fact, it you were not there to oversee it, we would not have had such a wonderful, enjoyable and memorable wedding day. Thank you for lending us your expertise and sincere kindness thought this process! Our wedding would not have been so flawless without you!"

Amy MacCarthy

Event Planner

Door County is a little slice of heaven to me with amazing memories and experiences. I have been vacationing in Door County for the last thirty years. I was given the opportunity to work my college summers at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club which gave me a whole new perspective on the Door County area and everything it has to offer.

I graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison and worked for Vail Resorts and Hilton Hotels in hospitality management. I was offered an opportunity to move closer to home and become the Food and Beverage Manager at Horseshoe Bay and couldn’t refuse the opportunity to go back to Door County. I now work for Door County Event Planners. Being a wedding planner is a fairy tale for some, but the experience of making someone’s special day turn into reality is such an amazing and rewarding feeling. I love what I do and working one on one with the bride and groom.

"Our day couldn’t have been more perfect! Amy and Carrie were all over it, making the event flawless and warm! From decoration placement to vendor suggestions, and even running across town to get more coffee, Amy and her staff made the night enjoyable, allowing us to kick back and partake in the fun of the evening.The organization was incredible, and co-workers hold Carrie in the highest respect, indicating that the business is well run. We would not hesitate to recommend their services to anyone! Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

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