ARW Weddings and Events is a professional wedding planning service based in Lisbon offering wedding and event management throughout Portugal.
Whether you have a demanding career, young family, short time frame or planning your destination wedding oversea's the Company's expertise lies in the planning and execution of luxury destination weddings.
ARW Weddings and Events also specialises in designing and producing private events from birthday celebrations, corporate events and product launches, no event is ever too small or too large.
The team at ARW Weddings and Events regularly works across many time zone's to ensure our Client's receive the best experience from us.
As founder of ARW Weddings & Events, Amanda has spent the last few years building many strong relationships with the best companies in the events industry abroad & London. Myself and our design team will create your dream event. We’ll take care of all the important tasks, right down to the finer details, ensuring you enjoy every minute of the process and have fun along the way.
Our aim is to create a unique experience every time by constantly exploring new ideas.
Amanda, is a member of Event Planners International Collaboration (EPIC) Founded by event planners Sarah Haywood (London) Marcy Bloom (United States), EPIC is a world wide-
network of event and wedding professionals. Holding the EPIC marque and certificate.
Amanda Rollison- Woodward, founder of ARW Weddings & Events and her team are the first English wedding and event planners licensed to officially work as an EPIC member and to carry the EPIC marque.
Planning a destination wedding to perfection takes time, dedication and expert knowledge, this is what we do.
Senior Events Producer
Charlotte was born and raised in London. Her experience working for a prestigious project management firm for many years was critical in building her skills in customer service and the knowledge that even the smallest details are important.
At the age of 30, She moved to the Algarve coast in Portugal to build and expand her successful second career in Wedding and Event Management. She now splits her time between Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve running the business and enjoying the beauty of Portugal.
Her experience in fast-paced project management and the knowledge of Portugals best-kept secrets,
(breathtaking beaches, historic palaces, garden venues and contacts to local vendors) means that she can organize a truly flawless day so the bride and groom can focus on what will be the most magical moment of their lives.
Charlotte is a member of EPIC, a prestigious Event Planner International Collaborative. EPIC is the Global benchmark for excellence in standard, service, and delivery in the industry. An affiliation with EPIC ensures ARW will deliverer beautifully executed, unique and tasteful luxury weddings of an international level.
Luiz was born in Brazil but has since lived in different countries, such as Ireland and Portugal. Luiz has a degree in Marketing and Advertising and one of his specialisations is in Event Management. Luiz has had the chance to be part of incredible events around the world and also being part of weddings in Brazil, Dublin, Madrid, and Lisbon. His main passion is seeing and making people happy, helping people to make their dreams come true is something that motivates him the most.
"Let's make your wishes become real and incredible, together!"
"ARW Weddings and Events were truly amazing, helped me from start to finish. Even with the last-minute changes, more bridesmaids with all of the add ons that came with and late-night party request. Charlotte has a great deal of patience and relaxed me many times during the build-up! Nothing I asked for or changed was too much trouble, especially on the day itself.
"There are no words for how amazing ARW Weddings and Events were in the lead up and execution of our wedding weekend in Italy. Both Amanda and Charlotte went above and beyond. From initial meetings landscaping ideas, understanding what was important to us and organising for us to visit the venue and go for tastings etc, contacting suppliers and negotiating prices to ensure we stayed within our budget, to creating personalised signs and bespoke invites and gifting.
We would discuss and give them a mixture of random visions/ ideas and through inspirational mood boards and mock up settings, they worked their magic and brought it all to life. Thanks to them our wedding was seamless- it was everything we wished for and so much more.
We put our trust into Amanda and Charlotte and they made us feel as though they always had everything under control. They would send regular updates so we never needed to worry and dealt efficiently with last minute changes to guests and hotel bookings. They also reached out and connected with their industry wide contacts to ensure we had the best of everything but within our price range.
We cannot begin to thank them (you) both for how perfect everything was from beginning to end. We would highly recommend ARW Weddings and Events to anyone getting married whether it’s a destination wedding abroad or within their home country."
"I would absolutely recommend hiring ARW Wedding and Events as your wedding planner in Portugal. Charlotte was professional, kind and supportive from our first phone call right until the day of my wedding. We were struggling at the very beginning in finding a venue and understanding our budget. Charlotte listened to all of our dreams, discussed our budget and found our perfect venue, even negotiated the price for us. Throughout the build up to my wedding day I drove Charlotte mad with all of my questions and she was so patient and full of great ideas. ARW Weddings has an online portal where they manage the planning of the wedding, which made it super easy for me to keep track of where we were and what we needed to do next, especially as there was a few hours time difference between us."