QC Career School

Dara Kahn

event planner , wedding planner

Dara Kahn

Petaluma, CA

Discover just how fun it can be to plan an event or wedding with me.

I moved to Sonoma County last year after visiting on vacation and immediately falling in love with not only Wine Country but the surrounding areas. I have worked in the Food and Wine industry for 10 years and have always had a passion for planning special events. After planning many weddings, birthday parties, holiday dinners, fundraisers and other numerous events I decided to go to school for Event Planning.

I have added onto my BA in Elementary Education and English. I am now a certified wedding and event planner through the QC School of Event and Wedding Planning. My background in the Food Industry alongside the training I have received in Event and Wedding Planning from the QCEWP gives me a more thorough understanding of what needs to be done when planning any event or wedding. Working with many people in many different industries over the years gives me a meticulous perception of how to make your wedding or other special event work from the very beginning to the end. I am a hands’ on planner and I will be there throughout the entire event to make sure everything is planned and carried out on the day of the event. I have experience in Weddings, Birthday Parties, Holiday Parties, Fundraisers, Bar-Mitzvahs, Work Appreciation Parties as well as other of events. No event is too big or too small for me to plan!


We plan a wide variety of events below is a list of the basics however we are always open to new types of events and willing to go the extra mile needed for them to be a success.
1. Charity Events
2. Cocktail Parties
3. Dinner Parties
4. Holiday Parties
5. Showers
6. Weddings

While there are many types of events they all start with a client consultation and from there we can tailor any package that best fits your needs, whether you need every aspect or just a few we are there to help you!

Every event has different components, and price ranges. I charge by the hour starting at $75 an hour. I can estimate a total cost per package after a consultation has taken place and I know exactly what you are looking for.

Please contact me and I would be more than happy to talk about the details to your special event in person.


"Dara created a wonderful wedding for me and my husband. We wanted a small country themed wedding with yellow as my accent color. She did a beautiful job from the cake, to the decorations and stepping in last minute to help bartend when someone didn't show up!! If you want to be able to relax and enjoy your wedding Dara is a must!"

Christy and Dan