Event, Wedding & Social Planner

Wedding and Social Event Planner Certificate of Completion   NEW!

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Successful events require proper planning and coordination. Bring your artistic and business skills together to help you plan weddings, celebrations and other social events for groups large or small. Learn to develop a budget, create a critical path and execute events professionally.

The program touches on social dynamics as well as giving you tools to help successfully launch your social event planning business.

How do I charge for my Event Services?


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  • Prepare to enter the field of wedding and social event planning
  • Expand your event planning knowledge and skill set
  • Enhance your professional or volunteer role that includes event planning responsibilities
  • Complete the 3 required courses (45 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years

Required Courses

Introduction to Event Planning
Be introduced to the art and science of event management in this overview of the certificate program. Gain an overview of the event industry and its associations and designations. Discuss various types of events, the 5-phase approach to event planning and the core competencies of event planners. This course is also the first required course in the Event Management Extension Certificate. (click here)

How do I get started in Event Planning?

Subject code: XEVT 10011 15 Hours. Fee: $249  
CRN 50035
Online May 1-29    

The Business of Wedding and Social Event Planning
Extraordinary events don’t just happen – they are planned. Understand how wedding and event planners reduce budgets and stress by negotiating contracts and streamlining processes. Gain exposure to the business of event planning and get valuable resources to start your own business. Learn to market your business and create win-win contracts.

What is a Wedding and Social Event Planner?

Subject code: XEVT 10100 15 Hours. Fee: $249  Not offered this semester

Social Event Production and Design
Discover how an event planner carries a theme through the decor and overall design of the event. Be inspired by creative ideas and understand design principles. Learn about cultural traditions that may impact your event. Acquire design tools and tips and learn how best to work with a designer.
Subject code: XEVT 10101 15 Hours. Fee: $249  Not offered this semester

Students must provide CE Registration with a current and valid email address. When registered , students will receive a welcome/orientation message by email. Course materials will be available through blackboard prior to course start date. 


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Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.6013 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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