Planning Your Event

Step One: Getting Started

There is a lot to do before you can have an event, don't get overwhelmed. With the right planning and the event tools provided in this kit your event will be a success!

  1. You should first complete the Pre-Event Questionnaire. This will get you started on assessing your needs as you begin to plan!

    Pre-Event Questionnaire » 

  2. Using the information gleaned from the Pre-Event Questionnaire you will be able to pick which size Planning Timeline you will need.

    Small Event Planning Timeline » (<100 guest)
    Medium to Large Event Planning Timeline » (>100 guest)  

  3. The complete checklist should be used in conjunction with the appropriate timeline; this is a detailed checklist that walks through your entire event by topic.

    Event Detailed Checklist » 
    Checklist for Mailers »  (Key to your success: how you inform your guest of your event will set the stage for your event! Remember this is their first impression!)

  4. Check out our WELP page for reviews on Caterers and Vendors! Please log-in with your Wharton log-in credentials. 



Remember to talk to Associate Director of Events, Elizabeth Manotti, at or 215-746-8164 if you have any questions or need further guidance. Chances are someone has run into the same dilemma you're facing. Don't hesitate to ask for help!

The Events Team has event branding material for loan, free of charge. We have podium banners, pop up banners, a media wall, and table clothes. If interested please fill out the form below and contact Rachel Dirksen at or 215-746-8175.