Wild Elm Events is an event planning agency with a fully-remote team. We are fiercely passionated and committed to supporting organizations that want to create high-touch, high-quality events with ease. We help with strategy and take on the logistics so that our clients can focus on what matters most.
Who We Serve
We support established small businesses, financial service organizations, and corporations that want to host experiences that foster deeper connections with their attendees and create an impact in their industry. We help create high-quality experiences rather than just another run-of-the mill event.
How We Serve
We start with event strategy in order to understand the goals and vision for the event, and we create a plan to ensure that every detail is intentional and meets the goal of the event. Our team then handles the event logistics so that our clients can focus on what matters most.
In addition to ensuring our clients are supported throughout the entire planning process, we specialize in creating high-touch experiences for the attendees to ensure that they feel supported throughout their entire event journey.
Connection & Community
We understand the importance of human connection, and we believe that events are one of the best ways to create connection, build relationships, and strengthen communities. Relationships are at the forefront of everything we do.
We know that experiences have the ability to change and transform people. We focus on creating exceptional experiences for our team, our clients, your event attendees / speakers /sponsors, and our community.
Authenticity & Transparency
We embrace everyone for their unique contributions to the team, and we encourage one another to bring our best selves to everything we do. We stay true to who we are, stand up for what we believe in, operate with transparency, and are mindful of others.
When faced with an opportunity or challenge, we rise to the occasion by asking smart thoughtful questions, getting creative to find a solution, and executing with the ability to see the big picture while keeping an eye on the tiny details.
We believe that continually learning, evolving, growing, and expanding is one of the greatest gifts that we can offer the world. We learn from others as well as from our individual and collective challenges and successes.
Meet Our Founder
Emily Murnen founded Wild Elm Events in 2016 in order to bring community and connection to the forefront of events. Her 18 years of event experience spans from a 10-person retreat for a business coach to a 1,000 person corporate conference, and everything in between. When she’s not helping businesses create incredible in-person and virtual events, you might find her enjoying a game night with friends, out on an adventure with her two kids, or drinking tea while reading a book on her couch in Portland, Oregon.
Fun Facts About Emily
- Started a farmers market in her neighborhood 12 years ago (and it’s still going strong today!)
- Sucker for mystery novels and British crime shows
- Born and raised in Orange County, California – the beach has always been her happy place
- First business was selling Now & Laters in the 1st Grade at recess for a 10 cent profit! Sadly was shut down after two weeks when a parent complained.
- Has re-read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho more than any other book