Mary DeVizia founded Mary D Events on the age-old premise that "when you do what you love, you'll love what you do"! This love affair began like most love affairs, by accident. To support herself through a college degree in visual arts, Mary found herself in the events/catering department at Atlantic City's Golden Nugget, working for the legendary casino mogul Steve Wynn.
She created over-the-top, full-weekend experiences where ballrooms were transformed in to something magical and entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. Tony Bennett and Dolly Parton would entertain guests. From that time on, she was hooked!
Mary spent the next decade taking in knowledge and experience while working with world class event producers and chefs. She provided full-service meeting and event planning services. In 1996, she went to work for Donald Trump at Trump Plaza Casino Hotel. There, she led the catering, events and convention division, creating and producing events for high- profile clients, including the following:
- Miss America Pageant
- Top Rank Boxing
- United States Marine Corps
- New Jersey League of Municipalities
- New Jersey Police Chef Association
- New Jersey School Board Association
She left the Jersey Shore in 2001 and relocated to South Eastern CT to open the world-class Mohegan Sun Casino. At this time, she earned her Certified Meeting Professionals (CMP) certification and oversaw the startup and running of the legendary, Destinations Conventions, Events, Arena Headline Crew services division for eight years. The highlights include the following:
- United States Chamber of Commerce
- Mohegan Sun Wine Fest
- South Beach Food and Wine Festival
- Mohegan Sun Oyster Open
- The Guinness Book of World Records, Largest Wedding Cake
- Crew Services for top entertainers, such as Andrea Bocelli, Tim McGraw, Britney Spears, Jimmy Buffet, Pink, and Taylor Swift.
In 2010, Mary continued her journey north, joining the startup team at the Relax & Chateaux Forbes Five Star Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Lending her experience and expertise, Mary produced elegant and sophisticated weddings, along with luxury corporate retreats for Fortune 500 companies (now the signature stamp of the small boutique property).
Since 2010, working as an independent, Mary has worked with, produced, and collaborated on events and programs such as the following:
- Newport Wine Fest 2011
- Luxury Seaside and Golf Resort Weddings
- Connecticut Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation
- Pharmaceutical Meeting Management
- Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation
With the twenty-five years of diversified experience in events both social and corporate and the professional connections that I have established and fostered all over this country and abroad, led me to establishing Mary D Events. My clients have come to know and trust my level of expertise, creativity and professionalism. After all, I put my signature on every event!
Mary D Events, LLC is an all-encompassing event, design and meeting management company that provides every level of service you may need to deliver and achieve unparalleled experiences.