I met Erica M. when I had just started grad school, and I can honestly say that she's been an essential component of my graduate-life social experience. Unlike most event planners/companies, what Erica promises you is EXACTLY what she delivers- with none of the nonsense that everyone who has experienced the NYC nightlife scene has been victim to: problems at the door, last second changes, and so on. I've had entire floors of amazing venues booked (for free!) with a complimentary happy hour for 90+ people, and every event I've had Erica plan has been a hit. It's because of these excellent experiences, as well as her professionalism and integrity, that Erica is now the go-to person for any official event my institution hosts, including orientation for new classes of 150+ people, faculty events, and more.
The bottom line: you tell Erica what you need, how many people you need it for, and what you'd like for it to look like as a final product, and you're guaranteed to have exactly what is agreed upon- with her following up constantly to make sure that everything is exceeding expectations!