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Wedding & Event Planning

Planning large events and weddings requires business organization, logistics, networking, and client relationship management skills. Our programs in wedding and event planning provide resources, expertise, instruction and experience to intern for or join an existing firm or start your own event planning company. Professional certificates are also available.

Select from online and classroom-based programs below.

Wedding and Event Planning Programs
Event Management & Design
Event Management and Design
Course Offerings (1)
Instructor: James Monroe
CRN: ED2G0214.402
Fee: $1,995
Online. Offered in partnership with ed2go. Eligible for faculty/staff tuition remission.
Learn to create spectacular special events with the Event Management and Design Online Training Program! This program is split up into two modules: Special Event Management and Special Event Design and Decoration. Each module includes multiple units complete with interactive presentations. Corporate events, weddings, parades, festivals, and more are covered. You'll learn about the practicalities of planning events and the dazzle of designing them. From permits to pyrotechnics, this program will teach you how to design, plan, implement, and evaluate special events.

Wedding & Event Planning
Online Signature Wedding and Event Design
Course Offerings (1)
September 1, 2017 through December 15, 2017
Instructor: Staff
CRN: WEP118.02
Fee: $1,295
In this online course, you will learn how to design signature events using techniques and formulas used by the industry's most recognized leaders in event design and decor. This course walks you through step-by-step processes, pricing formulas, and design techniques used to create and transform ordinary spaces into theatrical environments as you translate a client's vision into reality. This is an online, instructor-led course. You must have Internet access to participate. Students will have six months to complete the certification once starting the program. You may begin the program at any time.

Wedding and Event Planner Certification
Course Offerings (1)
October 2, 2017 through December 18, 2017
Mondays: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Instructor: Staff
CRN: WEP118.01
Fee: $1,149
Become a recognized Professional Certified Wedding and Event Planner! This 40-hour course includes planning, coordinating and directing weddings as well as a study of business structure, documentation information, contracts, how to work with vendors, marketing and how to work with prospective brides and grooms. Becoming a Certified Wedding and Event Planner requires business organization, logistics, networking, and client relationship management skills. Fee includes textbook, online access, workbooks, testing and national certification from the Wedding Planning Institute. As a graduate, you will have the option to participate in a customized internship that meets your career objectives, start your own wedding and event planning business, or join an existing company.

Contact Us

Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138