Clients / Testimonials

Corporate Event & Meeting Planning
Sample Client List / Testimonials

Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc., has helped to create lasting memories at hundreds of successful corporate events throughout the New England states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. With our diverse line of corporate planning services, we have worked with countless corporate clients on their special events in Boston, Providence, Newport, Mystic, and beyond.

Please view a listing of our events planning experience, as well as a sampling of some our satisfied corporate clients.

Sample of SCP Corporate Clients:

  • America Council of Life Insurers
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • American Public Gas Association
  • ASME International
  • Association of School Business
  • Buyer’s Edge LLC
  • Center for Women & Enterprise
  • Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
  • Doris Duke Foundation
  • Dry Scrubbers Users Association
  • Equity Residential
  • International Oncology Network
  • Landmark Partners
  • National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
  • NASBO (Nat. Assoc. of State Budget Officers)
  • National Etailing and Mailing Organization of America
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Northeast Public Power Association
  • Northeast Roofer Contractors Association
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Trust & Estate Council
  • Bristol Community College
  • Mass Insight Education
  • Millennium Governor’s Ball
  • MIT Sloan Business School
  • State of Alaska
  • The State Higher Education of Executive Officers
  • ABB Financial
  • Accenture
  • Aetna Insurance
  • Amica Insurance
  • Beacon Mutual
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Citizens Bank
  • Delhaize Group
  • Delta Dental
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Fleet Financial
  • Infinex Financial Group
  • John Hancock Insurance Co.
  • Limra Inc.
  • Mass Mortgage Bankers
  • MetLife Insurance
  • Piccerelli, Gilstein and Company LLP
  • Providence Mutual Insurance Co.
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Diageo
  • Enterprise Rent-a-Car
  • FleetCenter, Boston
  • Heineken
  • Hotel Viking 80th Anniversary Gala
  • Kraft Foods, Inc.
  • Mohegan Sun
  • Passageways Travel
  • Pepsi Company
  • Renaissance Providence Hotel
  • RI Tourism Council
  • T. Marzetti Company
  • The Travelers Companies
  • United Natural Foods Inc.
  • U.S. Foods
  • Westin Providence Hotel
  • YMCA
  • Zaxby’s Inc.
  • Alchemy3
  • Anvil International
  • Barnes Group
  • Demers Inc.
  • DPS Engineering
  • E Ink Corporation
  • EMC Corporation
  • ExxonMobil
  • Fisher Scientific
  • Follett Corporation
  • Ford Company
  • Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc.
  • Gentex Optics, Inc.
  • Gryphon Networks
  • Health Physics
  • Intrepid Aviation
  • Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.
  • Mass Electric Construction
  • Mojotech
  • McKesson Company
  • National Grid
  • Nitsch Engineering
  • Philips Electronics
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Propane Gas
  • Schneider Electric
  • Scientific Games
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Stanley Black & Decker
  • Terex
  • Texaco / Shell
  • Textron, Inc.
  • Tritech, Inc.
  • Utlilidata
  • Zapp Precision Strip, Inc.
  • Abbott Laboratories, Inc.
  • Adventis Pharmaceutical
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Boston Scientific
  • CVS / Caremark
  • Merck Pharmaceutical
  • Millennium Pharmaceuticals
  • National Conference of Standard Laboratories
  • NECO
  • Pfizer Global Research & Development
  • Sanofi
  • Sankyo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Architectural Woodwork Institute
  • Bacou Dalloz
  • BELFOR Property Restoration
  • Boston Business Journal
  • Edwards and Angell, LLP
  • F.W. Webb
  • First Essex
  • FGX International
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • IMAX
  • Parthenon
  • Sanofi Procurement
  • Swarovski North America
  • The Cash Catalyst, LLC
  • TJ Maxx Companies


Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc., has helped to create lasting memories at hundreds of successful corporate events throughout the New England states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. With our diverse line of corporate planning services, we have worked with countless corporate clients on their special events in Boston, Providence, Newport, Mystic, and beyond.

The following testimonials attest to the creativity, professionalism, and attention to detail that separates Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. from other event planners throughout the United States:

Mojo Tech

Sharon, Thank you so much for EVERYTHING!! for our corporate holiday party. The food was fantastic and the DJ/karaoke was awesome. Everyone had such a great time and we will be contacting you again next year!

University Risk Management & Insurance Association

“We have worked with SCP for two of our annual conferences with attendees over 900 each. Sharon and her team were wonderful to work with, coordinating guests all tours, entertainment and themed events.  SCP recommended to get a Boston Police escort from our hotel to the JFK Library for our Gala and made all of attendees feel like Rock Stars! Thank you so much SCP!”

Architectural Woodwork Institute

“We had a great experience using Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. for our recent event at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. From food to decor to travel arrangements and everything in between, Sullivan took care of it all with ease and class. It was such a joy to be able to attend the event without having to worry about any of the details; everything was perfect!”

Terex Washing Systems

“We had a fantastic first time experience working with Sullivan Custom Planning, considering we were based in Ireland and planning an event in Connecticut, USA. They made the process seamless and everything was delivered as per our expectation. Easy to work with and very professional!”


National Federation of State High School Associations

“Our 98th NFHS Summer Meeting was held at the Rhode Island Convention Center this past June and Sullivan Custom Planning was an asset during our conference planning (tours, décor, transportation). They are a first-class company that provides a level of detail like no other in Providence. They offered cost-saving recommendations and negotiated pricing with local vendors to provide our 1200 attendees with a great experience at a price point that fit our budget. Sullivan Custom Planning has set the bar that will be the measure of service for us in other cities, as well as other DMC’s, with them being one of the best with whom we have worked with. We look forward to working with SCP on future conferences and events!”


NEMOA – National Etailing and Mailing Organization of America

“We have very much enjoyed working with the Sullivan Custom Planning team for the past 4 years. It is a pleasure working with Sharon and her staff to create a memorable and successful experience for our attendees – from the beginning stages of planning, through all of the decisions on decor, food, entertainment, etc., and then seeing it all come together on the day of the big event. They bring years of experience to the table, are always professional and fair, have lots of creative ideas, and are flexible with budget limitations. Things run so smoothly that I’m finally able to relax and enjoy the party too! Thank you, Sullivan Custom Planning!”


Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island

“Many thanks for this past Saturday’s gala. The room was spectacular and definitely was more than we could have ever imagined it to be. By everyone’s definition, the event was an absolute success. You truly captured the simple elegance we wanted for the atmosphere and helped us change the image of this event in such a positive way.”



“We would like to thank Sullivan Custom Planning for another great team building event. Everyone enjoyed this year’s event in Newport. The Hysterical Historical Hunt was the perfect event for our competitive group. We can’t thank Madison enough for hosting our event and making sure every last detail was taken care of. Thanks again and we look forward to using SCP again for our annual team building event.”


American Public Gas Association

“I absolutely loved working with Sharon Sullivan and Sullivan Custom Planning for our large program of over 500 people in Newport this past July. We started the process a year in advance, and Sharon and her staff became an extension of my staff. Everything went smoothly right down to the last detail and I didn’t have to worry about a thing, which was a huge weight off my shoulders! The feedback from our attendees was very positive and the partnership with SCP went so well. We are now asking SCP to submit a proposal for our future conference.”



“The Summer Games: Battle of the Interns was hugely successful in large part because of Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. Their expertise and years of experience were evident and the team had the unique ability to captivate and engage a millennial audience. Their creativity, enthusiasm, and professionalism was second to none and we can’t thank them enough for contributing to our event.

Event participants and attendees were highly impressed by Sullivan’s talent in using an energetic and innovative style to craft a variety of team building activities.

Throughout the entire planning process, Sullivan remained an organized and reliable partner, one that Kronos would love to have the pleasure of working with again.”


Bristol Community College

“I cannot thank Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. enough for being the event planner for Bristol Community College’s 50th Anniversary Golden Opportunity event held on June 11, 2016. Over 300 people attended this spectacular event. The guests loved how the college cafeteria was transformed into a magical setting. The tone was lively, happy and energetic. Attendees had an exceptional time.

The room was spectacularly set and your customer service is exceptional. You always listened to the customer and worked with us to make this event unforgettable. It was truly a pleasure to work with such an accomplished group of professionals. It was a night to remember and we received a great deal of immediate, positive feedback. My phone has been ringing off the hook and my email box is full since the event took place with guests sharing their feedback. I like to share the following comments:

‘I wanted to congratulate you on such a wonderful Gala. Everything was festive and beautiful. You did an exquisite job. The decorations were magnificent. What a transformation. Totally fun and festive night. Thank you.’

‘I wanted to tell you that it truly was a great time. After making the decision to come in-doors, I hope you realized that was for the best. The space in the new building, the beautifully decorated tables, the selection of food, the music in both venues was absolutely the best. You have outdone yourselves. We enjoyed the people who attended and had a great time dancing all night. Thank you again for this most spectacular event that will go down in history as the Most Celebrated and Beautiful Time in our 50 year history.'”


Instrumentation Laboratory

“Sullivan Custom Planning arranged a team building event for us in Providence, RI. The event included many participants from multiple countries for two days of indoor and outdoor activities. We have received multiple messages from participants with very positive feedback about how the activities were engaging and interesting. We have also received positive feedback about the presenters and leaders of the various activities, and also about the facilities selected as our venue.

From the administration point of view, I very much appreciated the detailed and thorough planning of the event. SCP took care of coordinating the various suppliers of services and the venue, minimizing the amount of time I needed to dedicate to coordinating the event.”


Destination Canada

“A big thanks for all of SCP’s hard work in pulling together (and pull off) a wonderful Nova Scotia Kitchen Party. Feedback from attendees has been great. We recognize it was a tall order to deliver the event in a limited time, but your team were fantastic in coming together and delivering on all the elements we needed and more. Thank you all again, and I hope everyone is taking some well-deserved time off.”


Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.

“Our group absolutely LOVED the scavenger hunt. I can tell you that we are still talking about what a wonderful day it was. Since our teams are from two different offices, it was a great to get to know everyone, for in the future we will have a common bond. I hope that these kinds of events will be a yearly type of deal. Thanks again for all of your group’s hard work and efforts. It really is evident how much work and research goes into putting it together. It was so well done!”


Intrepid Aviation

“Our group absolutely loved the scavenger hunt, Scalawags and Hooligans. As we are all so competitive, I believe there were quite a few teams that actually ran around the town! I was given rave reviews on the program and it was also well noted how professional your team was. SO a big thank you to you and your team!”



“I look forward to working with Sullivan again this coming year as we return to Providence in 2015. I found the service to be creative, on time, and professional, and I felt completely confident with the Sullivan staff on hand for us in making our event an incredible success.”


Scientific Games

“Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. is the best DMC we’ve EVER had the pleasure of working with. They exceeded our expectations by delivering perfectly organized and executed contributions to our trade show sessions and events. SCP handled last minute requests with ease and allowed us to feel relaxed throughout the duration of the conference. We truly enjoyed this fun partnership and highly recommend SCP to anyone in need of a DMC in the New England area!

Elizabeth’s energy and passion for what she does is obvious in every event she is involved with, allowing her pride and enthusiasm to shine through in every detail! The SCP team is personal, fun, organized and creative. They made us feel welcomed and are great ambassadors for the charming city of Providence.”



“We have had the pleasure of working with Sarah and Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. for an event we hosted this year at the Rhode Island Convention Center. SCP put together an incredible event within our budget parameters. Our upscale lounge event was a larger one with approximately two to three hundred guests. SCP’s attention to detail and professionalism made coordinating this large event easy and simple. When uncertainty or challenges arose, Sarah was quick and happy to work in tandem with us to ensure our event was executed successfully. We were very pleased with SCP’s work and execution and received many positive remarks from guests on how amazing and beautiful our lounge event was. I would highly recommend Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. for any event and I hope to be able to work with them in the future!”


DePuy Synthes

“I am reaching out to thank your team for the outstanding work on our Awards Banquet at the Omni Providence. Working with Elizabeth was a dream – she really saw our vision and made it happen. SCP was on point, within budget, provided full explanations of the decor, band, etc., and went out of their way to meet with our group to be sure we were all on the same page. The result was exactly what the group had hoped for and we received a high five from our resident New Orleans leader… job well done!”


Mass. Electric Construction Company

“We have been working with Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. for over 15 years now, and have never been disappointed. We recently had a company event with 200 attendees. Sharon Sullivan, Elizabeth Swart and the entire team were able to put together a fantastic evening for us, which we feel was the best we have ever had.

We had a corporate theme for the meeting, and they knew exactly how to incorporate it into the event, without giving them much direction. They came with several ideas and potential vendors to utilize in the initial planning stages which was great. They are very detail oriented and organized from start to finish, which we really appreciate. We always know we can count on them to help us create a fun and spectacular event for our employees to enjoy.

It’s great that we can attend the event and not have to worry about the details because we know the Sullivan team has already taken care of everything – always one step ahead. We highly recommend Sullivan Custom Planning, as they are absolutely great at what they do. We couldn’t ask for a better group of people to work with, and are looking forward to planning our next event with them.”


Zaxby’s Inc.

“I recently called on Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. with only two weeks left before I would bring a very important group of executives to Boston. I knew I had to make this trip an ‘experience’ but had no idea how I would accomplish that. I began dealing with Elizabeth and she immediately put my concerns to rest. Before I knew it she had helped plan an awesome week. Every detail was perfect and she was right there making sure everything went just as planned. I would definitely use this company again!”


National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO)

“Our conference was a major success in no small part due to your efforts and assistance. Your staff provided professional and courteous service throughout the days. The opening night reception, followed by the basin WaterFire, was a huge success and had conference attendees talking about these events for days. It was an exceptional way to showcase our state and show off the unique things we have to offer.

Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. took the time to understand our goals and worked with us to produce high quality events within our budget constraints. Several attendees stated that the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides were one of the highlights of the meeting. It was a pleasure to work with everyone on staff and their responsiveness, creativity and dedication to deliver the best attendee experience truly helped make our events a success.”


Delta Dental of RI

“Thanks so much for providing us with such an enjoyable and memorable corporate event. Many employees said it was ‘The Best Ever!'”


BELFOR Property Restoration

“Earlier this year, I was assigned to plan a party to be held in conjunction with an industry conference in June. The single best decision I made throughout the entire planning and execution process was to partner with Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. The SCP on-site team was extremely professional and guest-focused throughout the evening. The party was a huge success. The room looked terrific. All vendors did an excellent job. All of our guests had a great time. The feedback was all positive. My team was very pleased as were my bosses! My thanks to Sharon, Ali and the SCP team for helping to make my event shine. I look forward to the next opportunity we will have to work together.”


Forsythe Solutions Group, Inc.

“The Incredible Race was truly an incredible experience. We needed an event that would be team building, but also fun for both the men and women in our organization. We found it in Ali and the Incredible Race. We were on a tight schedule and our event went off without a hitch and all our questions were answered promptly. Next time we’re in town, we’ll be doing it again!”


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

We recently worked with Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. on our annual Promise Ball. Our guests kept commenting about how beautiful the ballroom looked, how gorgeous the centerpieces were, how wonderful the entertainment was, how dramatic and powerful the lighting in the room was… Overall, the look and feel was exactly what we were looking for. The evening was a huge success for our chapter. Thank you to Sullivan Custom Planning, and especially to Elizabeth, for helping to create an event to remember!


Tritech, Inc.

“Our closing party for our annual user conference was a great success thanks to Sharon and the staff of Sullivan Custom Planning! They managed to pull together an outstanding, creative, fun event despite the challenges of my limited budget. The part with working with SCP was that the communications between each other were so timely. Detailed and very thorough, and I very much enjoyed working with SCP.”


T. Marzetti Company

“I would like to thank the Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. staff for helping and facilitate the wonderful experience for our group had in Newport. I have received many favorable comments from those in our group who enjoyed the mansion tour, the beautiful sail on the Aurora, the sumptuous lobster dinner and the wonderful entertainment. The event met our every expectation, topped off by a truly gorgeous New England summer evening complete with a full moon over the bay. We appreciate all of the guidance in helping us put together the agenda. And all of the attention to the details in executing all of the moving parts flawlessly!”


Schneider Electric

“Working with Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. made our corporate meeting 100% stress free. Elizabeth was such a joy to work with. She has amazing customer service skills and determination to make your event exactly what you asked for! SCP customer service was superb before, during, and after the event. I would HIGHLY recommend SCP for any type of event! They took care of all the logistics, transportation, menus, team building and truly were the face of our group. As a manager of the corporate event, it was so nice to actually enjoy our event while SCP did all of the work.”


American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

“Working with Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. made my job that much easier. The social events during our Annual Meeting ran smoothly thanks to the diligence and dedication of all of the Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. staff. All of the members of the Sullivan team were a pleasure to work with and went out of their way to help our 1200 attendees, no matter what their needs. Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. was thorough and efficient, and took time to understand our group’s needs. From beginning to end, Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. exceeded my expectations.”


The Travelers Companies

“A very special thank you to all of you for helping to make the Ocean Marine dinner and game show the success it was on such short notice. By all accounts it was a huge success. The food was incredible, the space was absolutely lovely, the wait staff was very attentive, and I do believe the game show was a bit hit. I look forward to working with you all again, hopefully in the not too distant future. Please do keep in touch!”


National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)

“Sharon, I wanted to thank you for your tremendous work on our Management Conference. I truly enjoyed getting to know you and am very appreciative of your hard work. Thanks so much for making my life much easier and for giving our guests a great experience. I wish you the best of luck with your future events and will be in touch if we are back in your area again!”


State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

“Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. was the first professional event planner I have ever used for a large event. SCP staff made booking and executing a lobster bake in Newport a joyous and memorable event. Our guest were truly blown away by the beautiful venue, festive tables and absolutely delicious food. Thank you for a wonderful conference for our members who work so hard all year!”


CVS / Caremark

“Sharon, I want to thank you so very much for everything you do for our holiday party. It gets better and better every year and it’s because of you that it is such a success!”


Barnes Group, Inc.

“After working with several DMC companies around the United States and Europe during the past 36 years, I have found Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. to be one of the most knowledgeable and creative in their area of expertise. Rarely has a supplier given us complete cooperation from the initial planning meeting through the execution of the event. Each event and tour was completed within the budget and at time even below budget. If you are looking for a ‘first class’ DMC, than look no further than Sullivan Custom Planning!”


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

“Thank you for very much for executing a magnificent event for us. Walk Rhode Island has grown over the years as our signature corporate event; and it has been because of your attention to detail and your seasoned event planning skills. Your consistent commitment to organization and planning was invaluable to me. SCP always has great ideas and is very creative, which is very important in our field. I plan to contact SCP in the future with all of our large events!”


NASTD Telecommunications & Technology

“Sullivan Custom Planning’s attention to detail, ability to work with budget and ‘no worries’ attitude in the midst of the storm are enough to allow me to recommend your services to all who might inquire. The background, professionalism, and enthusiasm that I seek in a destination management company are found with SCP! Non-profit organizations do not have an unlimited budget, but SCP managed to pull together companion tours, off-site and hotel events that truly gave the perception of ‘deep pockets.’ Thank you so much!”


Lockheed Martin Corporation

“Sullivan Custom Planning, Inc. was a pleasure to work with through the planning process and the evening event – which was exceptional. Sharon Sullivan played a very big part in that and I thank you! I hope to work with you again in the future.”


National Grid

“Please file this letter in your file folder labeled ‘Satisfied Clients.’ Our Winter Gala was a huge success due to the hard work and creativity of you and your staff. For many weeks the gala was the talk of the town.”


Aetna Client Advisory Group

“The success of our event was due in no small part to your professionalism, impeccable attention to detail and customer service focus. It is very rare that we are able to host a dinner such as this and have every confidence that all of our needs will be met in such a timely and professional manner.”


Tyco Fire and Building Products

“Thank you to you and your entire staff for all the support in making our Partnership Event a success this past week in Newport! The event was a huge success and thanks to the support of you and your team; every guest commented on the facility, food, etc.”


American College of Physicians

“It was such a pleasure to work with everyone; you are all so professional & organized… I think you and your staff have set a standard that will be difficult for us to live up to in future years.”



“This letter is to acknowledge what a wonderful time the GTECH Corporation employees had at our Holiday Gala. The decor, table covers, centerpieces and entertainment were the highest of quality and truly created a festive atmosphere.”


MetLife Auto & Home

“What can I say! The evening for our senior officer group at Rosecliff Mansion was simply perfect. From the valet parking, to the flowers, to the linens and china, to the food, wine, desserts, and music – the evening was simply wonderful.”


Pitney Bowes

“It was a pleasure working with you. Your creativity, attention to detail and ability to understand – and produce – exactly what the client wants is your secret to success.”


Boston Scientific / Medi-Tech

“Your dedication and ability to produce and match my vision for each meeting and event is extraordinary. In all instances, your professionalism, management, and on-site support have been flawless…”

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