Hollee Mason

event planner

Hollee Mason
Oxford
07894 734 956
holleemasonevents@live.co.uk

My name is Hollee Mason.

I'm new to this industry but that's not to say I don't have the passion, knowledge and experience to make any event one to remember. Whether you just need advice, suppliers or want someone with you the whole step of the way, no event is too big or too small. You may have an idea of what you want your event to look like, or you may only have a concept such as 'modern' or 'traditional', I'm here to make your ideal a reality.

Background

I am 20 years old, living, working and studying in Oxfordshire. I have known for many years that Events are my passion, from planning the School Prom to organising a suprise party for my fathers birthday. It's not only the exciting and creative aspects of events planning I love, I'm also a keen business woman who has studyed Business and Economics to give me a well rounded knowledge; from colour schemes to budgeting.


Education

I have 9 A-C grade GCSE's as well as 3 A Levels and I am currently studying for my Legal Secretary Diploma.


Experience

- The Black Horse Charity Music Festival -
I was an employee of the Black Horse public house at the time when the idea came about to throw a mini-music festival. The assistant manager, knowing my passion for events, asked me to aid her in the initial planning stages.

We did relentless research, going to open-mic nights to browse the talent available. We had to contact the charity, Children in Touch, to request promotional materials and get them on board with the event.

Then there was the practicalities; how many acts would we need to fill three whole days? Was it possible to get gas pumps in order to have a fully functioning outside bar? How could we sell the wristbands to promote the event?

We held the event on the first weekend in August 2009, it was a roaring success. We had over 50 live acts, inside and outside, and we made over £1000 for the charity. It is now going to be an annual event.


-ILEX Legal Secretary Charity Christmas Party-

As part of the Legal Secretary course I am currently studying for, we had to organise a Christmas Charity event for 'Save the Children' and 'Friends of Kennington Cancer Fund'.

The event occured on Friday 4th December 2009. There are 20 students in our Diploma class. We were all split into sub-catagories. As my class-mates are aware that I am also currently studying on my QC Events Planning course, they asked me to oversee all committees. I primarily focussed on helping the Funding Committee. We were determined to hold a raffle even though we had no budget for prizes, and so we set out to contact all of the local businesses asking for gifts or vouchers, anything that we could use as a prize, and we got fantastic support.

We were given a £300 budget to plan the whole event. We knew this wouldn't stretch far enough and so we decided we would need to sell tickets, at £10 and a room booked for 70 people we knew we would have an income of approximately £700. We contacted the new Oxford Conference Centre to see if they were able to give us a discount on room hire. Fortunately, they did. We had ourselves a fantastic venue with a presentation room and a dance room with a hot buffet to be provided on the night. However, the cost of the food was to be £1,200. This didn't dampen our spirits. We sold hundreds of raffle tickets at £1 per strip and soon we had achieved our goal of breaking even.

The event was fantastically successful with both charities being overwhelmed by the generosity and support of Oxfordshire students. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness of the two charities, but an added bonus was being able to award them both with a cheque for £100 each at the end of the event.

Services

Consultations:

If it is just advice you are looking for, don't hesitate to contact me. Whatever questions you have I will be more than happy to answer you. I can also recommened suitable venues, florists, cake makers, DJ's, caterers and much more. Whether it is a corporate event, purely social or a mixture of the two. I can provide you with a viable solution to any of your events planning concerns.

When booking a consultation please state whether you require a one-hour, full morning or full afternoon appointment.

Part-Planning:

If you have already done part of your event planning but have found you just do not have the time to finish on your own, this is the option for you. With this package you will receive the standard 24-hour on call service you will with any other package but I will only be taking care of part of the event management for you.

Whether you need me to do the laborious research for you and you're more than happy to go to cake-tastings yourself or once I've found a suitable stationary supplier you would prefer to handle the details from there on in, that's what this package is all about.

This package does not include a free consultation but offers are regularly available. Please call to find out more.

Full Events Management Package:

Do you have a deadline for your event planning but can't imagine ever finding the time to get started? Fancy someone else dealing with the stressful tasks associated with planning an event? This is the option for you. I will provide a 24-hour on call service, so day or night I am only a phone call away. You may not feel this is something you will need, but I can't tell you how many times you will awake in the middle of the night thinking of an important detail that you have previously not considered. This package also means I can take care of every single aspect of planning your event and you can choose as and when you wish to be involved and what with. The menial tasks and decisions will be taken care of, leaving you to get on with the rest of your commitments. This package is essential for Weddings as it means I am available for you the whole way through, whether your dream wedding takes six months to plan or twenty four.

Tailor-Made:

If none of these options seems 100% suitable, that's no problem. We can specifically create a plan that is designed with you personally in mind. The pricing structure used with all Hollee Mason Events means you will only be charged for what services and how much time you do want, meaning you're never over-charged for things you don't want.

If you have any questions or queries about any of the services offered, or if there is something that is not advertised, please do contact me. I am willing and able to provide any kind of events planning service you require.