Hospitality Focused Weddings & Special Events

Lia Adams Events is a full-service wedding and event planning company based in beautiful Santa Cruz, California. We plan and create fabulous weddings and events for clients looking for an unforgettable event experience and distinctive, customized service that will fit your needs, budget, vision, and style.

From lavish Carmel Valley events to rustic barn-chic celebrations in Santa Cruz, we will plan the dream wedding you have always wanted. Based, born, and raised in beautiful Santa Cruz, California, Lia knows all the great venues and off-the-beaten-path spots to plan your wedding or event from the San Francisco Bay to Big Sur and everything in between.

With nearly 25 years of experience in hospitality and events, Lia is passionate about creating sensational events for all of her clients and wants your planning experience to be fun, friendly, and stress-free. She believes your wedding or event should go beyond the dazzling Instagram photos and works hard to create a thoughtful and memorable experience that you and your guests will savor and speak about for years to come.

Lia’s network of vendors and event professionals as well as her enthusiastic hospitality crew allows brides and hosts to choose from countless unique food and beverage options. She also specializes in private estate and off-site venues to ensure your wedding or event is as unique as you and your guests.

Meet Lia

I founded Lia Adams Events in 2017, but I have been learning the ropes of event production from the time I was 14, when I was trained in catering by some amazing teachers, my Mom and my Aunts. I am so grateful for their inspiration, and for putting me on this path that I love so much!

Starting from those homey roots, I made my way to the luxury event company Coastside Couture. It was there I first lived and breathed high-end wedding planning, and found myself falling in love with the intricate process, creativity, and personal connection that brings a perfect day together. I went on to broaden my professional experience, honing my skills as a private chef and events manager. In 2017, my passions for event planning, catering, hospitality, and management converged and Lia Adams Events was established. Since then, I have been thrilled to work with so many happy couples, so many amazing people, and to watch my business thrive and grow.

In my downtime, I love cooking at home with my partner Adam, finding local adventures with my pup Joey, and visiting my beloved nephew Kaleb in San Diego. I am still inspired every day by those who got me started—my fun-loving mom Patty, and my amazing aunts, Shelly, Cathy, Karen, and Lori.