Welcome to Events By Fran

Specialized in event & wedding full service design, planning & coordination, birthday parties, & corporate events. 

What we offer for your wedding

About Fran


Frances ("Fran") Steiner is the owner of Events By Fran.   She started off coordinating and planning several of her friends' weddings, wedding showers, baby showers, and anniversaries for over 5 years as a hobby. In the year of 2011, she received her certification in international event and wedding planning from QC School of Event School. Recently, started her own company a few years ago focusing on clients who needs a budget-friendly wedding, bridal showers, anniversaries, rehearsal day/dinner, private parties, birthday parties and corporate parties. She is always making sure her clients are happy and enjoying their social event without worrying about the little details.   

Background:  She graduated from Cal State Long Beach, California with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (Option in Computer Engineering) in May 2000. She went on with her career in Marketing (Print/Online Advertising) and Web Designing for over 15 years of work experience with AOL Time Warner Cable, Cypress Retail Group (Commercial Real Estate Brokerage), Sweater.com/One Girl Who (Apparel Industry), and SAGE Publications. She’s always been the creative party planner for all of the companies’ holiday parties, customer service recognition/appreciation parties, and birthday parties.  

Personal Message from Owner: Thank you for visiting my page.  When I'm not planning an event or attending an event, you'll find me playing with my two energetic boys, boxer dog Boss, and husband, John. Some of my other things that I love to do is go traveling, hiking, swimming, watching movies, coffee or spa days with my girlfriends, dinner with friends, enjoying a glass of Pinot or Sangria,  Thanks for reading my little message.  Love, Fran 

Wedding Service Package Prices

*Prices may vary depending # of guests, discounts, location of venue.

Elopement & Intimate Wedding Packages


Elopement & Intimate Wedding Package starts at $2,500*

Were you wedding postponed by the COVID-19?   Do you just want to marry your love of your life, right now?  Love is not cancelled.   We can help you out!   Ventura County is now allowing couples “to engage in a wedding ceremony, provided that Social Distancing Requirements are followed to the greatest extent feasible and that no more than 10 persons, in addition to the couple to be marry and the officiant, gather in a stable group.”  

We’re offering all inclusive elopements and intimate ceremonies packages to help all the couples that want to get married now and party later.  We will keep it safe by following the social distancing requirements.  What it includes:

  • Wedding Planner
  • Ceremony Venue:  2 hours use of a beautiful private outdoor venue.  We’ve teamed up with some preferred venues located in Ventura County, CA.  Up to 10 guests allowed, seating included.  
  • An Officiant
  • Professional Photographer: 2 hours for the ceremony and portrait session afterwards.  
  • Hair and Makeup for Bride
  • Bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere.
  • Ceremony music provided by Professional DJ
  • Zoom set up so friends and extended family can watch the fun!
  • Masks for the couple

Starting at $2,500.*

*Pricing varies depends on date.  Weekdays: Mondays-Thursdays, Weekends: Fridays- Saturday.  Depends on the venue location.  We have the option to go another venue if it's within 60 miles from Newbury Park, CA and it meets with the safety guidelines.   

Questions?  Please call Fran at (949) 439-0023 or email fran@eventsbyfran.co 

Preferred Vendors





DJs + Photo Booths

Musicians / Live Music Bands

DJs + Photo Booths


Musicians / Live Music Bands

Musicians / Live Music Bands

Musicians / Live Music Bands



Musicians / Live Music Bands

Musicians / Live Music Bands


Specialty Vintage Rentals

Makeup Artists / Hairstylists

Specialty Vintage Rentals


Makeup Artists / Hairstylists

Makeup Artists / Hairstylists

Makeup Artists / Hairstylists


Churro Cart Services

Makeup Artists / Hairstylists

Makeup Artists / Hairstylists


Other Services

*Each package varies on price. It depends on how many people, venue, etc.

Client Reviews

Fran was our wedding planner throughout the whole process and made our day way better than we were even expecting. She used the decorative details we wanted and created something so uniquely beautiful! One really important factor of our wedding was that we had our dog part of our ceremony and were planning to keep her at the reception. Fran brought us a bag of goodies just for her! Being a shy dog, she began to be uncomfortable in her little pen but that was no problem at all! Fran and her team took care of it by taking Willow(our dog) all the way home! To me that was beyond our expectations. They even showed us pictures of Willow sleeping in the car so that we knew she was fine. Every question I had at any given moment throughout the wedding planning and day of, she was there. The evening was stress free 100% because of Fran. -- Stephanie L.

Fran and her team were wonderful. The day was a bit wild but our wedding and celebration were perfect. Fran has such an eye for design, and that is something I needed in my planner/day-of coordinator because I made all of my centerpieces, favors, cake toppers, and some of the signs. There were so many moving parts the day-of, and Fran managed all of it and made everything I had wanted look even better than I had imagined! Throughout the planning process Fran kept me calm and was always there to answer questions and help me get things figured out. Fran and her team helped make the wedding of my dreams come true! - Michelle W.

I highly recommend Fran! I could not be happier with how our wedding turned out and I credit that to Fran and her team at Events By Fran. There are so many details that go into planning a wedding and no online checklist covers them all. Fran is very knowledgeable, and organized. She helped us throughout the entire planning process. She even helped planned my beautiful bridal shower.  It was amazing! My bridesmaids couldn't stop talking about it.  It was a spa day with the girls at the Fess Doubletree Resort & Spa.  –Connie E.  

She is AMAZING!!! Took care of every detail . I have a very busy schedule and she would drive all the way to my house to pick up anything that I needed for the wedding ... I honestly don't know what I would of done with out her. As the bride it is exhausting to have everything on point and it's really great to have someone like Fran to take care of the little details for you . I definitely recommend her she's so organized and will take care of you every step of the way. Planning a wedding is no easy task but with Fran it's such a much more Smoother process! – Laura V.  

We were so impressed by Fran. She found our wedding and reception venue the first day we met her. She was on it, buttoned up, and extremely generous with her time. I was most impressed by her attention to detail and creative aesthetic. Fran pulled all of it together and our wedding was more than I thought it would be; elegant, sophisticated, fun, and a huge celebration where all the guests (and us) had the time of our lives! You killed it, Fran! – Kate H.  

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Graduation Gifts 2020

Graduation Gifts

DISCOUNT-Graduation Gifts for all ages*

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

GRADUATION GIFT 2020 INCLUDES:  Graduation Balloons, Graduation Fresh Orchid Lei, Four Custom Graduation Cupcakes, and a Message Note to Graduate.

We have teamed up with Balloon Artist 805, The Exotic Green Garden, and D'lectable D'lights to bring you a Graduation Gift!



EXTEND OFFER:  Taking orders until this Friday, May 29th.  

How to place an order?

 Once you make the payment.  You will receive a confirmation receipt.  Please email me at fran@eventsbyfran.co the following information:

-Your Name

-Cell Phone#

-Delivery Location (Address)

-Graduate's Name

-Message Note to Graduate

I will contact you for delivery times.  Deliveries starts on Saturday, May 30th.  

Next group of deliveries will start on Saturday, June 6th.

If you have any questions, please email me fran@eventsbyfran.co or call/text me at (949) 439-0023. 

* All orders are for all 2020 graduates from Newbury Park High School, Thousand Oaks High School, 5th & 8th grade promotions located in Newbury Park and Thousand Oaks. 

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Serving Ventura (Westlake Village, Malibu, Agoura, Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks), Ojai, Santa Ynez,  and Santa Barbara Counties. Willing to travel to Los Angeles/Orange County for additional traveling fee.* 

We would love to meet our clients, so feel free to contact us by phone or email.

Events By Fran

Newbury Park, California, United States

Call: (949) 439-0023 Email: fran@eventsbyfran.co


Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 11:30am, 1:30pm-5:00pm. Contact us for appointment

Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays: By appointment only.  

*Please allow 24-48 hours turnaround time to respond.  If you don't hear from us within 3 days, please do call us at (949) 439-0023.