It was on the cross street of Beacon and Berkeley over a decade ago when owner, Amanda, discovered Isabella Gardner. Isabella, once described as a “fairy in a machine shop,” was known as a philanthropist, who marched to the beat of her own drum. Often serving champagne with donuts, throwing large art galas and attending Red Sox games, Isabella’s quirky spirit, and huge heart have become an inspiration in the Beacon and Berkeley brand.

Today, Beacon and Berkeley is proud to be involved with various animal, veteran and children’s charities, and to extend invitations to all of our couples to join in with charitable events we are a part of.

“c’est mon plaisir” – isabella gardner
(“this is my pleasure. this is my delight.”)

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Founder Amanda McCabe has been in the event business for over a decade and was previously a planner with Engaging Affairs in Washington DC. Amanda also has a background in floral and event rentals which has allowed a lot of creativity in her floor plan and event design. She has true pleasure and delight for her clients both past and present! Amanda has made the company’s goal to work with the client to prioritize, plan and execute both in terms of logistics and design aesthetic. In the past, Amanda and team have been featured in Style Me Pretty, Inside Weddings, The Knot, United with Love, The Washingtonian, 100 Layer Cake, and Borrowed and Blue to name a few.

Our Team

our founder

Amanda McCabe

Eat: Gummi Bears- strictly Haribo

Drink: Oregon Pinot Noir or Prosecco, down the hatch

Cheer: Red Sox, Celtics, and Eagles

Pet: all of the furry friends but mainly my main girl Tessie

Shop: South Moon Under and Anthropologie. I should own stock.

Graduated: Visitation and JMU!

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Eat: Squid ink pasta at RPM

Drink: Hendrick's and tonic with lime

Cheer: My hometown Nats

Pet: My parent's pair of Scottie dogs

Shop: West Elm, Madewell, Lucketts, Little Leaf

Graduated: WE ARE Penn State proud!

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Eat: Sisters Thai

Drink: Red Wine, Black Coffee, and Bubbly

Cheer: Caps and Nats

Pet: My sweet dapper cat Jack

Shop: South Moon Under and Madewell

Graduated: University of Mary Washington

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Eat: Anything pasta/cheese based

Drink: French 75

Cheer: Penn State Football

Pet: I'm a sucker for the rescue pups!

Shop: JCrew, Kate Spade and Revolve

Graduated: Penn State University