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Although nestled in the beating heart of New York, Keren Precel Events brings a global influence to our bespoke celebrations far and wide.


We don't just plan events and milestone celebrations; we curate memorable experiences that defy expectations. Our pursuit of excellence on behalf of our clients is relentless. We embrace the challenge of creating events that leave an indelible mark. We are obsessed with the intricacies as much as the big picture and always weave in a bit of flair and a healthy dose of unreasonable hospitality. 

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Principal and Creative Director

Keren Precel Events came together as a result of Keren Precel's 20+ years of experience in the fields of event planning, design, and graphic design. After producing large-scale events abroad and spearheading a creative powerhouse that catered to esteemed brands, she shifted her focus to producing one-of-a-kind milestone celebrations. 

Having lived in several countries and worked an array of jobs in the creative and hospitality industries, her approach is global and nuanced. A tenacious spirit, she goes above and beyond to create high quality events with a priority on the guest experience. 

Keren now resides in New Jersey, with her husband and their two children. 


Favorite album: "Who is Jill Scott" by Jill Scott

Favorite cocktail: Gin martini with three olives

Fashion icon: Tom Ford

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Senior Event Planner

In the enchanting realm of themed celebrations, Danielle is a wizard who casts spells of creativity and seamless execution. Her background in hospitality and food service evolved into a career in event planning and design. Now, her vast experience, dedication, and a keen attention to detail, allow her to craft events with both heart and polish. 

A newlywed, Danielle brings the bride-to-be perspective and insight to her work-always listening closely to the clients' wishes as she sets out to create their celebrations. 


Ideal Day: Summer day at the beach

Favorite pizza topping: Mushrooms

Must have item in my purse: Altoids, mini sewing kit, and cuticle oil

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Senior Event Planner

Paula joined Keren Precel Events after three decades in the food, beverage, and event management sectors, bringing her invaluable experience with her. Her illustrious career includes time at several high-profile establishments, including The Four Seasons Hotel in both New York and Boston, Spago, Jean-George, and the W Hotel, as well as her own restaurant and event space, which she co-founded with her husband. 

Paula firmly believes that a genuine passion for one's work not only fosters excellence but also inspires the creation of one's finest work. Her motto, "Find passion in everything you do," encapsulates her approach to professional and personal endeavors alike.


Can't live without: Coffee

Best sunset she's ever seen: Oia, Santorini

Best advice ever given: Live life with no regrets

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Office Administrator

Ann joined our team with a robust background in business, holding a degree in the field. Commencing her professional journey within the dynamic realm of the fashion industry, and following a purposeful hiatus dedicated to nurturing her two children, Ann recently played a vital role in their elementary school's home and school association where she oversaw fundrasising, events, and communications. Her passion for design-spanning from fashion to interior aesthetics-has consistently been a driving force in her career and personal endeavors. 

Favorite book: "The Nightingale" by Kristin Hannah
Guilty pleasure: Chocolate and peanut butter
Words to live by: Keep your eyes on the stars and feet on the ground!

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