Anne Wilner has over fourteen years of experience in event production and management, hospitality and catering. From the moment she saw "Franck Eggelhoffer" in Father of the Bride at the age of 7, she decided she was going to be an event planner and never looked back.
Prior to starting AWE, Wilner directed the sales and marketing efforts for DTLA-based hospitality group, CITRUS. She produced more than 500 events for high profile clients including SpaceX, LinkedIn, Disney, Nike, and Google at Perch LA and Mrs. Fish.
She also served as Catering Sales Manager at the famed 5-Star Beverly Hills Hotel, where she created more than 700 events, including A-List celebrities' weddings, baby showers, and other social events. It was at the BHH where she worked on an event with designer, Kevin Lee, the actual inspiration behind the character "Franck"...KISMET!
A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Wilner began her career on the Central Coast, where she spearheaded large-scale productions such as the Avila Beach Concours d’Elegance & the California Festival of Beers, while also curating more intimate events for Ancient Peaks Winery and Santa Margarita Ranch.
Her highly personal and creative approach enables her to turn clients' dreamlike ideas into realities while staying on budget. With her commitment to detail and search for hidden expectations, Wilner is known to under promise and over deliver leaving her clients beyond thrilled with the outcome.
Anne specializes in Northern, Southern and Central California weddings. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jess, and daughter, June.