”To whom it may concern
I have had the pleasure of knowing Oya Evans for almost 20 years both socially and from a business point of view. However, this very multi-tasked young lady excelled herself when in 2014 she single handidly organised Peter and my wedding on the 8th of March 2014.
Not only did she assist enormously in sourcing a perfect venue, the Landmark Hotel in London, but also made so many constructive suggestions and made sure that every single aspect of our wedding was not only a perfect day to remember but also a completely stress-free event for both Peter and myself.
It was (and always is) a pleasure to work with Oya, who has a gift for making one feel the most important person in the world and no area was too big or two small for her beady eyed attention to detail to deal with!. We had 150 guests, the ceremony was at the hotel, which then led onto cocktails/canapes/full dinner and dancing. Oya organised the flowers, the band, photographer, cabaret, a fantastic dance group, a silhouette artist, mini bar and barman, a roulette wheel, magician – all artists who were all of an exceptional standard. She was instrumental in organising our wedding dance. An extremely talented and well organised lady, who’s greatest concern is that her clients (and their guests) have the most relaxed and enjoyable time at their special event.
A couple of weeks ago we attended a wedding of which Oya had played a very important role, as co-ordinator on the “big day” every detail that the bride’s mother had wished for was carried out, and I keep hearing repeated thank you’s from the bride and her mother. So grateful that all the attention (and stresses) were handled so perfectly and seriously by Oya. The event was memorable and the whole of the family and friends had a truly fantastic time.
We have no hesitation in recommending Oya Evans to whoever is looking for a stress-free and wonderful event, be it large or small, and very happy to give a written or verbal reference any time.
Our very best wishes to Oya and to those who are lucky enough to have her as their wedding planner!Angela Silverman and Peter Waller
”My daughter married recently and highly recommended by a friend, we were lucky to secure the services of Oya Evans from Captiv8 Events as our on the day wedding co-ordinator. It was by far the best decision we made. Oya was a true professional – incredibly organised and efficient, her eye for fine detail is second to none.
Whilst the festival style marquee reception for 180 guests was in a remote and challenging location, we were able to relax completely and fully enjoy the day stress free and in the confidence that Oya was in full control. Not only that but she is so likeable, positive, kind and friendly with heaps of energy. Oya’s communication in the lead up to the wedding was excellent and she visited the site on several occasions, providing us with some very valuable suggestions. Nothing was ever too much trouble, and she had a great rapport with all the suppliers. On top of that Oya also runs a successful dance school and gave some excellent tips to the bride and groom for their first dance.
I cannot speak highly enough of Oya – she is a true expert in her field and it is no surprise she has won multiple national awards for her event planning.
”Captiv8 Events has been absolutely fantastic! First of all, our engagement party was exactly what we had in mind, from the amazing venue picked out, to the dinner, drinks, decor and location as we requested the party be in Soho. The night itself ran without a hitch and all our guests said they had an amazing evening, as did we! Captiv8 really did think of every little detail!
Captiv8 Events has also been helping us with searching for the perfect wedding venue. Oya has been brilliant with organising site visits, helping us choose a location, scheduling the day, catering and generally all of things we would not think about ourselves!
I cannot recommend Captiv8 Events highly enough, our experience has been exceptional and we cannot thank Oya enough!!!H. Art
”I wouldn't go to anyone else other than Oya Evans at Captiv8 for sourcing, and organising, events. Since we've worked with her, we've gone to a plethora of venues and enjoyed ultra premium experiences at prices that represent truly great value for money. Each event has been an unforgettable, remarkable occasion for our business, our clients, and our people.
From Christmas parties, to client dinners, staff training days, experiences, and large drinks receptions, she's covered loads with us. Oya is so good, she's even helping sort out my big day as a wedding planner. It couldn't be anyone else.
We can't thank her enough and look forward to plenty more special events in the future. You're a star Oya!Super Thompo
”Oya was extremely helpful in the planning of 2 events for the firm I work with! She did a marvellous job of planning and ensuring the staff would have not only an enjoyable evening but Fun! She was super friendly and really listened to our ideas in what we believe our staff wanted, and then placed these ideas into a whole magical day where smiles were floating all day round! I would 100% recommend using Captiv8 and using the services of the brilliant Oya!Maira Malik
”I worked with Captiv8 to plan an away day in London for our team of 50 as a way to help us reconnect after working remotely for years during the pandemic. Oya and her team were beyond meticulous in the planning from doing venue visits to provide us with possible options, booking entertainment and arranging catering that had to meet any and all requirements from gluten-free and vegan to halal and a whole host of allergies.Anita Acavalos
While we had an original plan in mind, Oya brought some ideas to the table that really helped us pull together something amazing beyond what we thought was possible, that left the team feeling re-energised, engaged and excited to get back to work.
I couldn't recommend Captiv8 more highly for any corporate events and will definitely be using them again in the future.
”Just Wow! Captiv8 organised two family weddings, both absolutely amazing exceeding all expectations of creativity. What an event planner! Completely reliable, Oya delivers a very classy show that we will always remember. From choosing the right venues for us, one at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, the other in Lake Como, Italy. Amidst a breathtaking backdrop, the beautifully choreographed sequence of the wedding dance, an excellent menu, wine, & entertainment. A first class band lifted the ambiance, everyone made the dance floor. No detail was too much & infused with inspired ideas that set the day apart from the expected- we had an antique ice cream cart the guests loved! All flowed flawlessly making us feel completely at ease. Oya, thank you so much for creating these sensational moments we'll always be grateful for. A cliché but truely Captiv8-ing !Alev Zeki