Reviews

Thank you for helping us make our wedding weekend so beautiful, ‘magical’ perfect. You were so patient, understanding & thorough…listening to our thoughts, and laughing with us. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and care, your refined aesthetic eye. I have felt so taken care of with you at the helm…I also really appreciate your calm demeanor. I feel like whatever question we’ve come up with, you heard us and addressed it. That was really helpful and reassuring. We really appreciate it and look forward to throwing our 10 year anniversary bash! It was great fun working with you.
With Gratitude, Lori & Carrie


Serendipity graciously sent Marilyn to us. Our ceremony and reception was exquisite and elegant and outright fun! Marilyn Ambra produced a ‘Wedding of the Century’ despite distance and time constraints with panache and class! Thinking of an Ambra wedding? Just Do It!

– Vonna and Mark, Parents of the Bride,
Hilary & Bryan


Marilyn understood our wedding vision from the first minute we met her, and did a phenomenal job bringing it to life and incorporating elements we hadn’t even considered to make it such a special day. {She} went above and beyond to accommodate the extra details that seemed near impossible. Just like the planning process, the day of the wedding was seamless. Marilyn took care of everything behind the scenes...

Thanks Marilyn for such an incredible day!

– Michelle & Michael


Aaron and I were talking about all of the parts of our wedding, and agreed that Marilyn was the best investment we made for the entire event. She created our wedding exactly as we had envisioned it. Every detail was just as we wanted.

– Claire & Aaron




We really appreciate all that you did to make our wedding so spectacular. We are still reveling in the memories and feeling the glow. We just looked at the photos and kept noticing subtle details….the location looked truly spectacular, and I THANK YOU for that. I loved, loved, loved the linens and table settings/design and placement of everything. The lounge rocked as did the Buddha table, guest book table, cocktail tables, etc. We are most grateful to you. THANK YOU again for all that you did.
Warm Regards, Andrea & Sam
– Andrea & Sam


Thank you so much for everything you did! Not only was everything beautiful and everyone raved about how gorgeous it all was, it totally blew us away! Your being SUCH A JOY to work with was just icing on the cake!

Love, Kerry & Dave
– Kerry & Dave



It was more beautiful than we could have imagined. Everything ran incredibly smoothly and easily, and we have you to thank for that. You definitely tuned in to what we wanted from our wedding, and what we DIDN’T want, and created a truly personal day that felt comfortable and natural to us Everything you did was an enormous help. It was a lovely, stress-free, fun-filled day. Thank you so much.
With Sincere Gratitude, Robin & Jonathan
– Robin & Jonathan


I would recommend Marilyn for any type of event. She is organized and can easily deal with all types of personalities. I like someone that can mediate between my mom and make sure the bride still gets her way while satisfying the family as well. Every detail was taken care of, including caring for the bride & groom. If I could give Marilyn more than a 5 star [review] I would.

– Meghan & Andrew


It has truly been a pleasure working with you and we all thank you for a beautiful wedding. Everyone had a great time which was our goal, thanks to you.

– Linda and Bill Gorham, Parents of the Bride
Teri & Jeffrey




I could not recommend Marilyn enough, she is just spectacular, knows what she’s doing, easy to work with, and extremely professional. We hired Marilyn mid-way through our planning. Not only did she save our wedding by putting us back on vision, she saved us money. Our wedding was a huge success thanks to her!!!

– Nancy & Tony




Thank you for all your hard work and your patience with us as we planned our wedding. We were able to relax and concentrate on our guests and each other because we felt so confident in all of your planning.
– Hava & Raziel


With her calming and warm manner, extensive experience in color treatment, textile and floral design, food and wine pairing, lighting and space design, and technical production, Marilyn Ambra and her experienced team design and flawlessly manage every aspect of an event. Acknowledged by her peers as an innovator, Marilyn and her staff take pride in intently listening to each client and designing an event that emphasizes their taste and individuality.


Website strategy and design by Bold Type Design, San Francisco