Meet Us

Door County Event Planners is a full-service event planning company, specializing in destination weddings on the Door Peninsula. Established in 1998, Door County Event Planners has earned a reputation for excellence in creating, resourcing and executing spectacular celebrations.

Providing the framework for your vision

Your wedding is a special event that uniquely reflects you and your story as a couple. Door County Event Planners appreciates your vision of the perfect wedding and will provide the framework and support to see that vision come to life. Our consultants present options and recommendations so you can make ideal choices for you and your partner. We skillfully guide the process, while allowing you to make the decisions.

We will start with a consultation to establish your needs. A customized proposal will then be developed in accordance with the requested level of involvement. Our proposals are based on individual client needs, event dates and the size of the celebration planned. Fixed fees are established before you make a decision about how to proceed.


In the company’s 15-year history, founder and owner Carrie Baldwin Smith and the members of her trusted team have successfully coordinated over 400 weddings and special events in Door County. Their extensive experience provides tremendous insight regarding what works well when planning and hosting an event. This saves you precious time during the planning process, while ensuring that each decision is a joy rather than a burden. You gain peace of mind knowing that every detail has been considered.


Door County Event Planners has developed strong positive relationships with business owners throughout the Door County community. As a long-time resident and a well-regarded professional, Baldwin Smith has earned the trust and confidence of her vendor contacts. Through her connections, clients gain preferred access to unique resources and services, as well as discounts unavailable to other planners or independent consumers.


An entrepreneur who grew her business on reputation and word-of- mouth, Carrie Baldwin Smith is unwavering in her commitment to a high standard. She is personally involved in every event, including proposal development, planning and execution. Baldwin Smith or an experienced member of her team will be in attendance throughout your event(s) to ensure that everything runs smoothly. You will be free to enjoy the day while she and her team oversee the schedule, interact with vendors and address the unexpected.

I am resourceful, honest and direct. I love to laugh and have fun. I take tremendous pride in my work and the reputation I’ve earned as a business owner in the Door County community. Through our shared respect, I have exclusive access to the local vendors and organizations that work with me to create amazing events. I enjoy making each event unique and personal. Even after 15 years, I continue to learn from my clients as we collaborate to define their vision. The best part of my job is the big hug and heartfelt thank you from a client following the biggest day of their life. I am blessed to have a wonderful husband and daughter that we are fortunate to raise in this amazing place we call home, Door County.

Carrie Baldwin Smith

I grew up in Minneapolis and went to college in Wisconsin, which was how I discovered Door County. I fell in love with the small town feel and the charm of the peninsula; which I have made my home, full time - year round with my husband and two boys. I love sharing my passion of the area with all of the new people that I get to meet who want to celebrate their special day in the beautiful county! I embrace the non-tradtional hours and locations that my job entails, I love variety. I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty or my feet wet to do what is needed to make each special event unique to each couple's vision.

Our Backyard

A collection of charitable organizations and events we are proud to be a part of.

Pink Classic Golf Tournament

Other community organizations
  • YMCA Strong Kids
  • Door County Humane Society
  • Door County Auditorium