Rachael Hitchcock

event planner, wedding planner

Rachael Hitchcock
Derbyshire, UK
+44 (0)7769 214641

Our expertise, your event, your Message.

I am Rachael Hitchcock and I am currently studying to be a certified International Event and Wedding Planning Professional (IEWP™). My business Message Events creates exceptional events for both private and corporate clients throughout the Midlands.

I began my career as a Personal Assistant having gained the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Private and Executive Secretary's Diploma.

After a few years working in the engineering and education sectors, I joined a television outside broadcast company where I remained for 19 years.

Employed as Personal Assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director, I quickly took on the additional role of Bookings Co-ordinator, planning the logistics of both small and large-scale events for the television industry. This involved liaising with and responding to client briefs, sourcing venues, sourcing and managing suppliers, hiring and managing event staff, making travel and accommodation arrangements for large groups, working to strict deadlines and managing budgets.

For the last 5 years I was with the company, I was promoted to the role of Bookings Manager, managing and overseeing the work of a team of 5 Co-ordinators.



At Message Events, we understand that many businesses just don't have the time or the manpower to organise their conferences, product launches, press releases, team building events, or even the staff Christmas party. Let us do the work for you. We will plan and organise a professional event that delivers the desired Message to your clients.

At our initial consultation, we will establish the reason for the event, the size of the event, where the event is to be staged, whether catering and entertainment is required, and the Message that you wish to convey.

Then leave everything to us. We will source and book the venue, source and book any speakers, invite the guests, arrange any catering or entertainment, and everything else that your event requires. We will give you regular progress updates to reassure you that everything is on schedule and within budget.


Message Events will plan every aspect of your wedding or private celebration with meticulous attention to detail, whether it be a small gathering of close family and friends, a large event for 150 guests, or an overseas celebration. As well as spectacular wedding celebrations, let us bring your birthday, retirement, Halloween, Christmas or New Year's party to life. Whatever the occasion, Message Events will make it truly memorable.

Weddings are, of course, a unique and very special occasion for all couples. Message Events will be with you every step of the way helping you choose your venue, the invitations, the menu, the flowers, the cake, the decorations, the entertainment and, if you wish, the bridal gown. We can also arrange your stag and hen parties and after the big day, we can arrange return of hired bridal and groomswear, and for gifts to be delivered to your home.

Whatever the celebration, each event begins with a client consultation. We will sit together to establish why the event is being held, the size of the event, where the event is to be staged, what catering is required, the style of entertainment that is required, and what kind of feel you want the event to have.

Our suggestions may be all you need to inspire you to plan your own event but if you decide to hire Message Events to plan your celebration, you can leave everything to us. We will source, book and decorate the venue, invite the guests, arrange the catering, entertainment and everything else that your event requires. We will give you regular progress updates to reassure you that everything is on schedule and so that there are no nasty surprises.

Contact us to discuss your event, and for an estimate of timescales and costs.