In 1996 she established The Nantucket Concierge knowing there was a need to offer visitors to the island more personal services. The Nantucket Concierge not only offered assistance with accommodations, restaurant and other reservations, but also event and wedding planning.
After five years, she was awarded the Build a Better Mousetrap award by the local S.C.O.R.E organization for creating a new business that was in demand of the tourism industry.
Carolyn wrote a program for Brighton College on “How to Own and Operate Your Own Concierge Service” and was written up in local newspapers during her career and mentioned in People Magazine by a wedding client.
Years of Expereince
Along with running her own successful company for 21 years, she was the personal assistant at Signet Restaurant Management Company, a Catering Manager for A Taste of Nantucket Catering for years gaining valuable experience in the world of food and beverage. A highly motivated and creative leader in her field, she sold The Nantucket Concierge in 2015 and became a manager at The Nantucket Hotel & Resort for five years, departing in 2017.
Still maintaining her wedding business, now Nantucket Island Weddings, Carolyn works closely with the bride and groom and their vendors to coordinate the perfect wedding weekend. With over 200 weddings on her resume, she is confident to oversee a flawless event and continues to provide her clients with excellent customer service to insure a memorable experience for all involved.
Carolyn has been fortunate to work with many types of people including local and summer Nantucket residents as well as celebrities, VIP's and major corporations and Fortune 500 Companies.
Select Clients: President Donald Trump, President Barack Obama, Vice President Al Gore, Senator John Kerry, Vice President Joe Biden, Greta Van Susteren, Kathy Lee and Frank Gifford, Bob Wright, Chris & Kathleen Matthews, Ambassador Sussman, Gund Investment Corp., NBC, Net Jets, Nantucket Cottage Hospital, Nantucket Film Festival, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Wachovia, Douglas Kennedy, Senator Ted Kennedy, Dorothy Hamill, Glamour Magazine, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Michelin Tire Co., Nationwide Insurance, Philip Morris, Showtime Network, Nantucket Film Festival, Nantucket Wine Festival, A Safe Place Dinner/Auctions, Opera House Sailing Race Awards Party
What we can do for you!
Let Carolyn handle the last minute details so you can shine on your most important day!
Most clients choose not to use a full-fledged coordinator either because of the cost or because they are familiar with Nantucket and willing to plan the wedding themselves. However, everyone needs a little help before-hand and during the week of the big day.
Day of Assistance
Assistance with the ceremony rehearsal working closely with the representative of the church or Justice of the Peace
Pre-hotel check in for bride and groom
Guest and bridal party transportation
Confirmation of cake delivery, flower deliveries, reception table set up, band arrival, etc.
Arrange and set escort and table numbers
Set up gift table and guest book
Oversee cocktail party
Que toasts, first dance along with maintaining the schedule throughout the entire evening
Late evening delivery of flowers and personal items to bride's home.
Assistance with rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and brunches as well.
Assisting with over 200 Nantucket brides to ensure a perfect wedding day for the couple, their families and guests for over twenty years!
With a passion for customer service and executing the final touches on any wedding, Carolyn aims to insure a memorable event!
Click on the top of this page for more information on our recent clients and their photos (portfolio), our vendor relationships (partnerships), and kind words from our clients (testimonials).