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.


Founder Amanda McCabe has been in the event business for over a decade.  She credits her background in catering, venue management, floral and event rentals to her creative approach in design. 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 a manner that is authentic to the client.  Amanda and team have been featured in Style Me Pretty, Inside Weddings, The Knot, United with Love, The Washingtonian, Brides Magazine, Aisle Society, 100 Layer Cake, and Borrowed and Blue to name a few.

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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Our Team

our founder

Amanda McCabe

Eat: Event Day- Haribo Gummi Bears; Off Day- Oysters at Row 34

Drink: Prosecco or an Espresso Martini- Down the Hatch!

Cheer: Red Sox, Celtics, and Eagles

Pet: the company mascot- our favorite cockapoo- Tessie!!

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

Graduated: Visitation and JMU!

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Lindsay {DC}

Eat: Chips and Salsa for Life!

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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Chrissy {Boston}

Eat: Tacos, tacos and more tacos!

Drink: Gin Gimlet

Cheer: Go Yankees!

Pet: Head over heels for all German Shepherds

Shop: Zara and Free People

Graduated: Arizona State University

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Alexa {RVA/Cville}

Eat: Anything fresh, local, and spicy!

Drink: Black coffee until hazy beer

Cheer: My hometown Nats

Pet: My parent's pair of Scottie dogs

Shop: Revolve, Lululemon, CB2, any vintage furniture store

Graduated: WE ARE Penn State proud!