Premiere New England event planning agency Janie Haas Events was founded in 2003 by CEO, Janie Haas, upon her move to the North Shore of Massachusetts. Janie and her team offer full scale, soup-to-nuts event planning in the wedding, social, corporate and non-profit arenas …….and even have an office in San Juan, Puerto Rico for couples interested in planning a destination wedding.

The Janie Haas Events team custom designs and coordinates all details for your special event—whether it be a wedding, bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah, corporate holiday party or special occasion. Janie and her team, with their endless creativity, positive attitudes and meticulous attention to detail, pride themselves on making each event they execute a reflection of their client’s unique style. Janie Haas Events provides exceptional client service—creating fabulous events while being sensitive to your taste, style and budget.

Having received many awards for impeccable service, including Best of Boston (2013), Best of Boston Weddings (2016) and Best of the North Shore (2012–2019), Janie Haas Events is a leader in New England event planning. Whether you’re looking for something funky and whimsical, classic and traditional, or elegant and understated—Janie Haas Events is dedicated to creating the memorable event you will cherish for a lifetime.

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Janie Haas, Founder & President


Janie Haas, the Founder and President of Janie Haas Events, has been in the event planning industry for more than four decades. Janie’s events are exclusively branded with exquisite attention to every detail. Janie has a wonderful working knowledge of, and professional relationship with, many of Boston’s top vendors which enables her to choose the appropriate team of vendors to make each event unique.

Janie is a graduate of Simmons College and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She resides in North Andover with her husband and dog Roxi (who joins her wonderful staff in the office every day). “There aren’t many people who, after all these years, still love what they do. …I am lucky to be one of them!” says Janie.

Maria Simpson

Maria Simpson, Senior Event Manager


Maria graduated from Framingham State University in 2007 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design & Retailing and a concentration in Merchandising. Throughout her college years, Maria worked at Yolanda’s, a high-end bridal boutique, as a bridesmaid consultant. It was while working at Yolanda’s she realized she had a passion for planning. After three years in California, Maria found her way back to the East Coast and landed in the event planning world. Since 2010, she has happily been a part of the Janie Haas Events family. Maria is now a Senior Event Manager and has exceptional organizational skills—along with a great eye for the latest trends and styles. Maria has a respect and outlook for the planning process and is exceptional at anticipating her clients’ needs—giving them true piece of mind.

Diana Hoffman, Event Producer


Diana is an Event Producer with more than ten years experience in the event planning industry. Diana graduated from Penn State University in 2006 where she majored in Hospitality with a minor in Event Planning. Prior to joining the Janie Haas Events team, Diana worked in Boston, New York City and Colorado running high-end social events, fundraising galas and corporate affairs. Diana has witnessed an endless variety of art, culture and diversity which contributes to her impeccable taste and flair for the non-ordinary. Her upbeat attitude, attention to detail and ability to organize all aspects of a function have resulted in hundreds of successful events over the years. Her extensive knowledge of vendor resources allows her to find the best of everything available. She is a very outside-the-box thinker and always goes above and beyond the expected call of duty.


Roxi joined the Janie Haas Events team in 2012 when she was adopted from an local animal hospital. She spends her days going from office to office trying to pop into the lap of anyone who will notice her!