Dear Jodi,
Thank you so much for everything you did to make sure our wedding ran smoothly-and that everything turned out so beautifully. From sewing buttons on Greg’s pants to making me feel so much more relaxed before my long walk down the aisle, we were so happy you were there for us. Thank you so much again for everything!

Dana and Greg

Jake and I were able to completely relax and enjoy our wedding day, knowing that Jodi was behind the scenes taking care of everything. We had a magical, wonderful wedding, and we will treasure the memory for the rest of our lives. Our guests also had a great time, and they have been telling us for months what an amazing event it was. We even received thank you notes from some guests!

I highly recommend Jodi without any reservations. She’s the best!

Jodi has great vision! She came up with a fantastic theme and helped us execute from beginning to end.

Jodi was fantastic and did so much to insure that our daughter’s wedding was a success. She was on top of every detail—and of course there were there were many!—dealing with all the vendors, making sure everything and everybody was on schedule. The day was perfect—thank you Jodi!

All the best—Judy

We were thrilled with the way our day turned out, Jodi and team delivered a spectacular event that went without a hitch. The venue, the food, the music were amazing, and the room décor and colors and flowers were beautiful and dramatic, everything I dreamed of. We’re still getting compliments from our friends and family who joined us on our memorable day. We couldn’t have done it without you, fantastic job, thank you Jodi! – Bride

Jodi was easy to work with and communicative.  She was open to my ideas, transparent about her process, and was full of positive, creative and calming energy. My wedding day was everything I hoped it would be.  I would definitely recommend Jodi to my friends.  



Dear Jodi,

You made it happen and it was wonderful. It was delicious, pretty, spectacular, perfect party for Charolette. A perfect celebration for a 13 year old-you truly captured the feeling that Ellen and Richard wanted.

Many thanks-
Judy R.

Jodi helped to make our son’s Bar Mitzvah incredibly special.

Julie and Bruce B.

Jodi helped us plan my son’s Bar-Mitzvah celebration. Jodi is very creative and is a delight to work with. She helped us work within our budget and what I thought would be a stressful planning process, was instead, a lot of fun! The party was more spectacular than we ever could have imagined.

Alice B.

Hi Jodi,

Thank you, Jodi, so much for organizing one of my family’s most memorable nights!!! You were such a pleasure to work with and your talent and creativity are unmatched! Your calming influence was so helpful during such a stressful time as well! I still cannot get over the decor and flowers, we continue to get compliments! You have amazing connections with the vendors and I can tell why they all want to be part of your creation! Thank you so very much again.

I cannot wait for Sarah to get married so that we can have you work with us on a spectacular wedding!!!

All Best to you and your family!
Karin L.

Barry, Sarah and I want to thank you again for you incredible contribution to Sarah’s Bat Mitzvah celebration. I can’t tell you how many of my guests commented on how wonderful the event was down to the smallest details beginning with the in invitations, to the beautiful Kiddush luncheon with gorgeous linens and magnificent flowers, to the evening party.

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that people (Sarah’s friends and my adult guests) said it was one of the best parties they’ve been to. The set up of the cocktail area for the adults with the amazing centerpiece and the dramatic opening of the doors to the main event with the DJ was brilliant. Again the elegant linens were great, and the amazing flowers on the tables were unsurpassable.

Please pass our compliments to Carol on the magnificent flowers. My guests were fighting over who got the centerpieces. I also wanted to tell you that the event and all of the details perfectly reflected who we are as a family and I felt very proud of this. Please put me on your list of references. My advice to anyone who calls me will be to trust your expertise and allow you to do your job – because they will be in for a big treat! Thank you again. You will definitely be hearing from me for your help with the next big celebration!

Best regards,

Our son’s Bar Mitzvah celebration was wonderful. We were amazed how Jodi transformed the venue where we had the party. Jodi was fabulous to work with and so creative. Her ideas were fresh and new and she was always willing to listen and accept our input as well. It was so nice to not have to worry about one thing for the party at night so that we could focus our attention on the service in the morning.

When it was time to start planning my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah reception, I had many ideas floating in my head but I needed help with all the planning, coordinating and personalization of this big event. I also did not have the time to research vendors to find out who could provide the quality services that I was looking for.

Then a friend introduced me to Jodi. I knew right away that I would be able to work with her. I was looking for someone who would help me bring my party to a level beyond what I could produce myself.

Jodi was a pleasure to work with. She took my vision of the celebration and turned it into the most amazing, flawless event. She introduced me to the venders, offered great advice, helped me make thoughtful decisions, and let me be involved with as many of the details that I wanted to take care of myself.

In the end, my daughter ended up with the most extraordinary, memorable, original celebration of this special day!

Hi Jodi,

Everything was fantastic. Sarah did a great job and we were really proud of her. I LOVED the whole evening at the Hyatt. The decor was amazing! Loved the placement of the dance floor and the size of the dance floor. There was enough room for the adults to dance separately from the kids when they wanted to.

Also, the blue lights on the tables were incredible.The day was wonderful too.

The flowers were gorgeous. I got so many compliments on the flowers and decor. I liked the way the room was set up. I think the blankets were also a hit.

What more can I say but THANK YOU!

Jodi did a great job planning my children’s b’nai mitzvah. She understood what we were trying to achieve, helped us envision what this event could be, worked with us in a way that felt comfortable and then, she made it all happen.  I didn’t have to think about a thing, just enjoy the moment.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

(mother of b’nai mitzvah)

Jodi planned three events for my child’s bar mitzvah; a Friday evening dinner, the Kiddush after the ceremony, and the kids’ party on Saturday evening. You would never know each was held in the same room. Under her charge, she magically transformed the space, creating three unique and very successful events.

Planning our son’s bar mitzvah with Jodi was like working with both partner and a friend.  She understood our taste, our budget and the unique needs of our family.  Going above and beyond our expectations, she handled every detail beautifully.

Hi Jodi,

After two wonderfully successful events, I can’t imagine holding another one without Jodi’s help and expertise. I’ve already booked my third!


Thank you so much for creating an outstanding celebration. I hear daily that the room looked fantastic, the food was wonderful, the flowers were beautiful, and everyone had a good time. And that is not just from my mother. Jake, too, deservedly enjoyed himself.

It was a pleasure working with you; you made everything so easy for me. I hope it’s okay to call you when I get Julia’s date.

Thank you again for designing, orchestrating, and setting up a terrific event.


Jodi was a pleasure to work with from start to finish. She is creative and has an innate sense of what works and what doesn’t, and she is sensitive to staying within budgets. She was low pressure and was always willing to go the extra mile for us.

Esther S.

Our experience with Jodi Raphael and Jodi Raphael Events was amazing. Jodi really listened to our ideas and put them into action and created a beautiful event. She was always there 24/7 to take even the smallest of details into consideration. She made our event very special for our family.

The Harrison Family


Thank you for your hard work and dedication that helped make our Auction/Cabaret Fundraiser a great success. You professionalism and your expertise was very important and your contributions are recognized and appreciated


Thanks a bunch for your creativity, timeliness and patience! Jodi thanks so much for helping me to make my dreams into a reality. I really appreciated your willingness to work in a new way to accommodate my needs. It worked very well for me and I hope it did for you.


Thank you so much for your efforts. Everyone had a great time. The room looked amazing and the party really flowed well. Julianne rallied after the video and got a couple of hours of fun that we didn’t think she’d ever have. You did a fantastic job. It would have been a disaster without you. I wouldn’t have had a clue what to do.

Thank you!!!!


It was a masterpiece, seriously I think you out did yourself. From the incredibly cute signage outside to the most gorgeous and amazingly beautiful room you transformed. Honestly I never could have imagined a beautiful room could become that much more beautiful! Jodi you are truly a superstar and incredibly talented too!

I had shared none of my concerns about the food with anyone because I wanted no pre-conceived notions and I can’t tell you how much people raved about the food, service people, and décor. So many people expressed interest in having their own events at the HOB! I did however share my concern about the flow of the party with my closest friend and she has told me over and over again how perfectly and flawlessly it flowed. Thank you!!!

Lastly, I just want to say Jodi, it is a pleasure working with you. I really am impressed with your talent and look forward to working with you at my next event… Alex’s wedding??


I had a wonderful wedding, rain storm and all. And I have Jodi to thank for it. We hired Jodi when the planning process began to take over my life, and she was invaluable. Jodi introduced us to fantastic vendors, helped us make all of the big and little decisions, was always available to give advice, and was able to keep a clear head amidst the chaos of the wedding. Jodi knew what was important and what wasn’t important, even when I lost my way. With complex family politics, a self-proclaimed perfectionist for a bride, a lightly themed event (Alice in Wonderland) and only a few months to go before the wedding, Jodi produced THE event of the season.

It has been our privilege to work with Jodi and her team for the past six years.  She has created such magical events for our Galas, always being sensitive that the events are fund raisers.  She listens well, makes thing so easy for the customer and is always willing to think out of the box.  You will have the event you’ve always wanted with Jodi Raphael Events.

Susan B. Gotshalk

Vice President of Development

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston