Founded by Molli Barss in 1998, Soirée is a full-service special event coordination and management company. We offer exceptional event planning and creative design for local and destination weddings, private celebrations, fundraisers, and corporate events.
Soirée is able to produce superior events with our attention to every last detail and dedication to bringing each client's vision to life with quality and style. We firmly believe that effectively managing all aspects of every event is essential for ensuring it is a success. Whether your occasion is an elaborate wedding weekend or your child’s first birthday party, Soirée will give you our full attention so you feel like you are our only client.
Soirée offers each of our prospective clients a complimentary consultation in which we provide detailed information about our services, an opportunity to browse through our portfolios, and answer any questions you may have about how Soirée can assist you with your special event.
Soirée's team is like a family. Each coordinator has their own individual personality and style, but they all complement the Soirée vision and add to the team with their dedication to the industry, professionalism and expertise.
A little about the owner, Molli Barss ~
Molli graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance in 1994. She moved to Portland that summer and fell into the special event industry when she was hired as the Marketing Coordinator for a telecommunications company and organized events for their sales and marketing department. Molli then entered the Sports Marketing area when she was hired as the Business Development Coordinator for Peter Jacobsen Productions, where she was asked to assist in the production of the Greg Norman Shark Shootout in California. Next, she accepted a position at West Coast Event Productions as a Project Manager. It was at West Coast that she realized she wanted to start her own special event planning company. She was hired to work for Uptown Casino Events and Raphael House running their events part-time as she established Soirée in 1998. Although Soirée still continues to produce all types of events, the company grew to specialize in weddings and along with it, Molli's enjoyment of the relationships she establishes with her clients. In 2002 Molli got married herself to a photographer and lives in Portland with him and their two children. In what little spare time she has, she enjoys spending it with her family and friends.