Stacey Kitchell

Senior Sales Manager/Day of Coordinator Vizcaya
Stacey has been working in Customer Service for nine years and events for 3 years. She loves working in the wedding and events industry and has taken pride in every event that she has hosted. Her objective is to create that special day whether it is a wedding or any other event for her clients. “I love what I do, every person deserves the dream wedding that they want and I love being a part of that planning process”. When she’s not busy planning events and weddings Stacey in her spare time loves to travel, shop, and spend time with her family and friends.
Jun 5, 2015
Bride
I would need a novel to fully describe how wonderful and amazing our experience with Stacey and Vizcaya staff has been. Vizcaya is Sacramento's #1 wedding venue for all the right reasons. From when we first contacted Vizcaya and took our tour, before we even signed our contract, we already felt like we were being taken care of. Stacey is such a warm, caring, and sweet person; she always made things sound like it would all be ok (and it did turn out fine!). She was also easy to communicate with and handled my constant barrage of questions so well. I'm sure I asked her several questions repeatedly throughout the year because I couldn't remember what we discussed months earlier, but she always responded like it was the first time I was asking. She was also incredibly flexible with our requests, whether it was for wedding details or just scheduling meetings. We visited Vizcaya several times on our own, plus with family and friends, and each time she was always so sweet and cheery. And when we interacted with other Vizcaya staff they were also very welcoming; total service with a smile. I was a wreck when rehearsal day arrived, still trying to get so much done (the perils of a DIY wedding by a family of procrastinators) and we had so many people in our entourage, but Stacey handled it with ease and rehearsal went along smoothly. Our detail meetings were great; she knew just the right questions to ask us and what to discuss so we got a lot of things ironed out. It made us confident that Vizcaya was a great venue and the Big Day confirmed that even more!

The wedding was a blur; so many things happening way too fast in way too little time (I wish it could have gone on all weekend) because we were all having such a great time! Stacey and all the Vizcaya staff took such good care of us. As promised, they put up decorations, arranged all our props, constantly put out food, made sure WE ate, etc. They set everything up so well (despite my poor directions/mock-ups) and in almost no time since there was a wedding before ours. They handled all our last minute changes with ease and helped my sister and other family/friends with setting up our ceremony area (we did this ourselves) and whatever else they needed. And Stacey was always there to check on us and ensure things weren't going on too late. I'm sure we ran her ragged that day with our requests but she was as bright and cheery as always, getting whatever we needed. She was just a sweetheart; we loved her, my family loved her...everyone loved her! We were sad to see her go, but Josh slipped right in and took great care of us as well. He made sure we had what we needed and when the night ended our sparkler finale went off without a hitch. He and the staff took care of all the take down so well that the next morning we just had to move everything to our cars.

I could go on and on and on, but the bottom line is we had a wonderful wedding and we could never have pulled it off without Stacey and the rest of the staff. We really picked the perfect venue and we were blessed to have a great coordinator. Our guests were so impressed with Vizcaya we still hear about it! And my family/friends who helped with the wedding really appreciated Stacey and the staff as well. Even our vendors were familiar with Stacey and loved working with her. If I could do it all over again I definitely would. I would do some things in my wedding differently if I could, but changing venues or coordinators would not be on that list. We are eternally grateful to Stacey and the staff.
May 29, 2015
Bride
My future husband & I visited Vizcaya for their open house the end of January 2015 & we were immediately impressed with the facility. We recently got married May 10, 2015 with Stacey as our wedding event coordinator. WIth ~3 1/2 months to plan our wedding, Stacey was great to work with…she kept us progressing towards our big day with detail appointments along the way. Stacey is very personable & answered questions / helped us plan our wedding and as a result our Wedding Day went as planned & was very well coordinated by Stacey & the Vizcaya staff.

We had a small intimate wedding ceremony in the East Patio & our brunch reception was held in their Pavillion. I would highly recommend the food at Vizcaya - it was excellent; we were able to customize our brunch menu to our liking & our guests. We had mini cinnamon rolls & little quiche as our butler passed hors devours & they were delicious. The staff was very attentive to us (bride & groom) making sure we had enough food & drink so we could enjoy our wedding meal at our Sweetheart Table.

The Vizcaya mansion itself is a beautiful wedding facility…Stacey worked with us to create our Wedding Day as we wanted it to be, accommodating our requests. The staff at Vizcaya is excellent & very professional and they made our wedding day run smoothly. Stacey is excellent at keeping us on track (following our timeline we had set in place).

I would highly recommend Stacey as your Wedding Event Coordinator…with not much time to plan my wedding she really kept me going to get all the details planned & prepared for our wedding. I thought I had everything planned early on... until our 1st detail appt. - Stacey brought up details that I had never even thought of; but not to worry Stacey made it easy & stress-free to work through the planning process & it was fun!! Stacey is very organized & on-top of things, responding to our emails / phone-calls in a timely manner.

I want to thank Stacey & the Vizcaya staff for making our wedding day special & a day we will remember forever. My husband & I were very impressed with Vizcaya & the staff & would highly recommend Vizcaya as a great place to have your wedding & make sure you request Stacey as your event coordinator…she is the best & will make your event run smoothly and as you planned!!


Apr 27, 2015
Bridezilla, according to my husband
Stacey is professional, courteous and has a sweet personality. I found her wonderful to work with and very accommodating. I was grateful that she oversaw the events for my entire reception. I also found the entire Vizcaya staff a pleasure to work with. As an event planner myself, I appreciated how smooth the day ran, knowing first hand how often things can and do go awry. I would work with Stacey again without hesitation and definitely recommend her to any bride.
Apr 24, 2015
Bride
I am rarely the one to ever leave a review but I couldn't help myself because my experience with the Vizcaya was absolutely amazing. Stacey was beyond what I could have imagined for a coordinator, she made my day flow so smoothly all of my guess complimented how kind she was and how she kept everything flowing perfectly. Sadly, the day was over to fast, but it was the best day our our lives! This Vizcaya had the perfect layout for our vow renewal and it was simply beautiful down to the simplistic details like the night lighting. Sharing this day with our family, friends and and children made everything worth it!
Apr 13, 2015
Bride
Stacey was amazing! She was very prompt in contacting me back, or giving me answers. She dealt with my caterer, DJ, insurance papers, decorations, and on the day of the wedding was very accommodating to our needs. I really felt like at home on the day of my wedding. She walked me through everything and explained anything I needed clarification on. She was also very good at calming a nervous and exhausted bride! All in all, an excellent experience. She was on top of her work and did an outstanding job to make me, her customer feel well taken care of and appreciated. Excellent job to her and her staff at Vizcaya. Thank you Stacey for making my day a little easier and this process a little less stressful!

Yassi
Mar 6, 2015
Bride & groom
100% recommend Stacey as a wedding coordinator! We planned our wedding in a very short time period and I felt is was stress free, she was always there with a smile and kind words and we could always reach her when we had questions and she was with us the whole day of our wedding making sure all went well. Her and staff at the Vizcaya are awesome! Thank you Stacey!
Mar 6, 2015
Bride & groom
100% recommend Stacey as a wedding coordinator! We planned our wedding in a very short time period and I felt is was stress free, she was always there with a smile and kind words and we could always reach her when we had questions and she was with us the whole day of our wedding making sure all went well. Her and staff at the Vizcaya are awesome! Thank you Stacey!
Mar 2, 2015
Bride
Where do I start...
Stacey by far was the best coordinator we could have asked for. My husband and I booked our 10 year vow renewal with her and from day one she was the most wonderful person to work with. She was so sweet and organized. She made sure EVERYTHING was taken care of for us. We had absolutely no worries when working with her. I thought I had everything planned out but she thought of things that I didn't even remember or think of doing. She planned everything so well and made that special day for us so smooth and easy going. Stacey is a hard worker and definitely get the job done. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking to have a wedding or vow renewal she's the best! Oh and did I mention not only was she was this great but we only gave her 6 weeks to plan this whole venue! We had an attendance of about 90 people that she prepared and accommodated for. She was so polite to us and all of our guest and I even got a ton of compliments on her and the Vizcaya. I will be coming back here to have her coordinate our 25 year anniversary party for sure! Thanks Stacey you made our day a memorable one!
Mar 1, 2015
My husband and I recently had our wedding at Vizcaya and it was more than a dream come true. The venue itself was elegant and beautiful. Our wedding planner, Stacey is amazing! Stacey exceeded all expectations and most importantly made the planning as stress free as possible. She responded to all our emails and questions promptly and was efficient with all communication. Stacey is easy to talk to and very understanding when it comes to all the stress that wedding planning comes with, having her lifted a big weight off of my shoulders. If we could do it all over again we would definitely love to have Stacey by our side. For any future couples we truly hope you take this recommendation into serious consideration. To Stacey: Thank you again for making this such an experience, we will never forget. It was perfect!!
Feb 24, 2015
Quality Systems
This is a bit overdue, but what a wonderful experience it was to work with Stacey Kitchell and the Vizcaya team!! My husband and I couldn't have been happier with how our vision of our DIY wedding came to life through the support of Stacey! Wedding planning can be so stressful, and putting all of the responsiblility on someone you've met with a few times can be nerve wrecking. There is so much detail that goes into each person's special day, and its a difficult task to put to life someone else's vision. The day of the wedding I had planned to come into the reception hall to ensure everything was perfect, but like most brides there just wasn't enough time! I was overwhelmed with joy to see everything exactly as we expected it to look when we made our grand entrance! It's been almost a month and I still have my guest telling me what a wonderful wedding it was!
I highly recommend planning a special event here and working with Stacey. Her positive attitude, professionalism, and knowledge of weddings makes it so easy to plan and not be stressed. As I reflect back on all of the planning, there wasn't a moment where I felt overwhelmed, Stacey ensured through our meetings that she would have all the details taken care of making me comfortable leaving everything in her hands!
The venue itself is beyond beautiful, the food is so tasty, the staff are knowledgeable, professional, and friendly, and the cost for all of it is more than just competitive! We would do it all over again in a heart beat with the same team! Thank you Stacey, for making our wedding unforgettable and perfect!
Feb 9, 2015
Bride
Our wedding at Vizcaya was beautiful! From the moment I decided to have our wedding there Stacey Kitchell was by my side. She was very open with my ideas and provided great feedback. Stacey was very attentive to all my questions and responded quickly. Our ceremony and reception was amazing! I did not need to worry about anything, Stacey and her stafftook care of it. I would highly recommend this venue! It is beautiful and the staff is great. Everyone at our wedding was pleased with the appetizers, food, and their rooms the night of our wedding. Thank You Stacey!!
Jan 6, 2015
Bride
My husband and I had a great time working with Stacey for our wedding. I was most impressed with Stacey on our big day. She ensured everything went smoothly, timely, and was very attentive to our needs. She took care of arranging everything and made sure I was very relaxed and comfortable on the day of my wedding. She was also very helpful when I had questions and even advised me on where to buy wedding sparklers. I recommend Stacey for your wedding!
Dec 27, 2014
Groom
Wow Vizcaya! There isn’t enough words to express the awesome experience we had at Vizcaya, Sacramento. My wife and I got married there on 12/21/2014. Most people usually start planning their wedding ahead their time, which makes more sense , because it takes a lot of time to get everything ready and make sure your special day goes smoothly. However, my wife and I started planning our wedding only 2 months before our wedding day. We were both busy with work and school. She was take a difficult class that she needed to pass and my daily commute to/and for work was about 5 hours. With that being said, I could only be available on the weekends. At first, we looked at one venue, but we weren’t too thrilled about it, because we had to make our own arrangement for cater, dishes, tablecloth, cake, etc….. We then called Vizcaya, on a very last minute, with no prior appointment, and fortunately for us, Stacey Kitchell, who ended up being our wedding coordinator, squeezed us in and agreed to see us, despite the fact that she was busy she managed to make time for us. We were really touched by her kind gesture.

After meeting with Stacey for the first time, we decided right away that we wanted to have our wedding at Vizcaya. The wedding package that we had included everything, venue, catering, silverware, ceremony, reception, dancing floor, etc….. Vizcaya was kind enough to cover 70% of the cost of our wedding cake, and we even got to stay in their penthouse for a free night. Oh, and the food was awesome. We had buffet (diamond) dinner, and the main courses consisted of Beef, Chicken, Seafood and vegetarian, and all the guests loved every bite of it. It was just awesome!!!

Stacey Kitchell is truly amazing, we were very impressed by her organization skills, her great personality, her wealth of knowledge in the industry, her guidance, her recommendations, and the fact that she paid a close attention to every detail. She was very professional, but also fun to work with. We really felt that she put herself at our disposal, whenever we had a quick question, we could always call her or e-mail, and she really had a quick turnaround when it came to e-mail, almost like an auto-reply. ?. She was a great help to us, even during the wedding day, she kept everything on schedule and the wedding went smoothly. We really enjoyed working with her and her team at Vizcaya, Sacramento.

The staff at Vizcaya was also awesome, and we truly enjoyed our experience at Vizaya. My wife and I highly recommend Vizcaya for any couple who is planning a wedding, that place doesn’t only offer a venue for your wedding, but it also offer everything you need for your wedding to be perfect, beautiful, and successful. Always ask for Stacey Kitchell., she is like the Tylenol that will relieve you from your headache and put you at ease. As I mentioned early, the staff at Vizaya was great, and I am pretty sure all the wedding coordinators at Vizaca are awesome, but we had the opportunity to work with Stacey Kitchell , and she is very very very awesome, very professional, and we could really tell that she loves what she does, and was willing to go to the extra mile to keep us happy and give us the most beautiful wedding ever.

If you are already planning a wedding, we recommend that you start at Vizcaya and go from there. Trust us, you will not regret that decision.

By the way, my wife did really well and passed her class with a B+.
Dec 23, 2014
My husband and I were married on 10.4.14 and we would definitely, highly recommend working with Stacey Kitchell. She was such a joy to work with! Stacey is friendly and approachable, and very professional. We always felt at ease knowing that she was available to assist throughout the entire process, and I know our wedding day was as flawless and perfect as it was because of all of her efforts. I knew I could trust that she would be able to handle all of our details and create the setting for the day we had been dreaming of.

We spent a lot of time at Vizcaya during the year leading up to our wedding, at their open houses and a romantic stay in one of their carriage houses (a gift from my husband!), and Stacey warmly greeted us each time and really made us feel special. I know she must have had many other couples to work with and weddings to plan, but she always made us feel that we were top priority.

One of the most important things for us during this process was the connection we had with our vendors. It was such a priority to enjoy working with these people who we would be spending a lot of time and personal and intimate moments with. We both warmed to Stacey as soon as we met her and really felt that she was easy to get along with. We really do miss working with her now!

It was also a big deal to be able to set multiple detail appointments with Stacey. As many couples do, we had SO many questions! And Stacey encouraged us to call and email as much as needed, as well as set as many appointments as we needed. She's highly detail oriented, which is perfect for me as I'm very in to details! During the appointments she spends a lot of time going over every aspect of the day…even things you may not have ever thought of! And she will make sure that she accounts for all of your own personal details, big and small. On our wedding day, our one mishap was that we forgot to bring our centerpieces! (which were handmade). Stacey quickly realized this and brought it to our attention, and we were able to have someone pick them up for us in time for the staff to set our tables. This was a clear indication that she had every detail of our day precisely mapped out. Stacey also provides excellent recommendations for other vendors based on your likes and dislikes, and ensures that you have a clear idea of what you need to do (and when) leading up to the day.

Our wedding day at Vizcaya was as perfect as we could have hoped for, and we thank Stacey, and the entire staff at Vizcaya, for creating and managing the day for us so that we could really relax and appreciate everything around us. We couldn't have asked for more!
Dec 4, 2014
Bride
Working with Stacey Kitchell for our wedding (on 11/22/14) was just perfect! She made us feel so confident with her exceptional organizational skills and her immediate responses to all our requests, questions, and needs. When she was out of town, she told us in advance so we had realistic expectations about our work with her. She helped us feel super relaxed. All her recommendations were honest and perfectly on point. On top of Stacey's phenomenal guidance, the Vizcaya was the perfect setting for our wedding, and the staff was remarkable; they were open to working with us on any concerns we voiced. Stacey and the staff met us where we were and matched our relaxed style for our wedding. Everything came together to create the most fun, most perfect celebration for me and my now husband! We couldn't be happier!
Nov 22, 2014
Stacey was a fantastic wedding planner for our wedding at the Vizcaya. Any questions we had during the year she promptly responded to us. All ideas we brought to Stacey for our ceremony or reception were met with enthusiasm and support. Stacey covered all the details, major and minor, with us to make sure our wedding was a magical event. It sure was. The day of the wedding Stacey was everywhere making sure our wedding went according to plan.

Stacey made all the difference in our wedding. Without her our wedding would not have been the same. Family and friends cannot stop talking about how great of an evening they had. Thank you Stacey!!
Oct 27, 2014
Bride
I was so pleased that I decided to have my wedding at Vizcaya. Once I met my wedding coordinator, Stacie Kitchell, I knew I was in great hands! Not only was Stacie engaging, her professionalism and organizational skills were impeccable!

My wedding day was wonderful because Stacie never skipped a beat! Every detail was handled to perfection and with such flair!

The ambiance of the venue and courtesy of the staff were incredible and mentioned by my wedding guests!

I understand why Vizcaya is rated the number one wedding venue in Sacramento!
My thanks to the entire staff for a very special and memorable wedding day!!!
Oct 27, 2014
Working with Stacey and the team at Vizcaya was a breeze! We planned the entirety of our wedding from the East Coast, so it was essential that we had a reliable, competent go-to person to help keep everything on track. Stacey was exactly who we needed. She was always quick to respond to my emails and phone calls, which made planning from far away so much less daunting. She was so easy to work with and so easygoing! We had a few mishaps on our wedding day (my mother in law took a little spill before the ceremony and my mom got mustard all over her dress before photos) but Stacey took care if it all without even batting an eye. As someone who typically needs to have her hand in everything, I had no problem letting Stacey take over so that we could relax, have fun, and enjoy our big day. I don't think we could have asked for a better experience. Thank you, Stacey for all you've done!
Oct 16, 2014
Bride
The moment I walked into Vizcaya I knew it was everything I ever wanted & more.
Stacey Kitchell was my wedding coordinator, I don't even know where to begin with everything. My experience with Stacey and the venue was more than anything I could have dreamed of. Our wedding day would not have turned out so beautifully if it wasn't for her and the wonderful staff. Our wedding was perfect, Stacey pays very close attention to detail. It was wonderful working with her. I would highly recommend having a wedding at Vizcaya.
Oct 16, 2014
Bride
I'm so glad that we had our wedding at Vizcaya! It was the perfect venue. The outside gardens and courtyard are beautiful and the inside pavilion was lovely. All of our guests raved about what an elegant and beautiful wedding it was. I also really enjoyed working with Stacey Kitchell. She was very knowledgeable and quick to respond to my many questions. She was extremely helpful on the day-of and fulfilled every expectation of ours. The banquet staff at Vizcaya was awesome too! They made sure everything went smoothly and happily took care of any requests we had.
Oct 14, 2014
I don't even know where to begin with this recommendation. My experience at Vizcaya was everything I could have hoped for and more. Our wedding day would not have turned out the way it did without the help and guidance of Stacey! I can't say enough wonderful things about her. She genuinely cared about our weddinng and all the little details. She always checked in with me to see how I was doing and how the planning was going. She is very easy to get in contact with and always got back to us ASAP. Our wedding day turned out perfectly. I would highly recommend having a wedding at this venue!
Oct 12, 2014
Bride
Stacey was so on top of everything and never missed a beat ! I was so pleased with Vizcaya! Their customer service was above and beyond. The banquet captain was so awesome and helpful! I cannot say enough words. My husband and I forgot that we had one guest with extreme allergic restrictions. Without hesitation, they prepared my guest their own entree. The venue was gorgeous. The organization of everything was downright impressive. I am someone that will kind of answer the basic questions, cross my fingers and hope it turned out well. Stacey knew all the fill in the blank questions to help coordinate the wedding of my dreams. Thank you to all of the truly wonderful staff at Vizcaya!
Sep 16, 2014
We got married September 12, 2014. We had Stacey as our wedding planner. She was prompt, professional, and very well organized. We had many different vendors and did a lot of little projects on our own to put a personal touch on our wedding. Stacey took notes on it all and got it more than right on our special day. We would not do anything different! Thanks again Stacey and Vizcaya!
Sep 10, 2014
Mother of the Bride
It was such a pleasure working with Stacey during the wedding planning process for my daughter Annie. Stacey's advice and guidance was instrumental in the successful execution of a beautiful, memorable, special wedding event. Annie and I both work full time in demanding positions, and living so far apart made it even more challenging. We were very pleased with the vendors we selected from Vizcaya's preffered vendor list. Stacey helped us through all the many details, and we are very pleased with the beautiful outcome of the wedding! All of our guests raved about how wonderful the wedding was, including the menu and service. Annie and Devin, and my husband Mike, and I, appreciate Stacey and the entire Vizcaya staff for making the day so gorgeous and special!
Linda Kimsey
Jul 1, 2014
Bride
Stacey Kitchell was a blessing for my wedding planning needs! Always available and very knowledgeable, with every concern she had a mind easing answer. I knew on the big day that i had nothing to worry about with Stacey by my side. i was able to enjoy the day and saw her out of the corner of my eye making sure everything went off without a hitch! thank you for all of your hard work!

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