Meet our Wedding Experts
Four Seasons’ dedicated Wedding Specialists will coordinate each element of your Baltimore wedding, so that you’re free to savour this magical time.
Melinda Redling, Director of Catering
My hospitality career began 14 years ago as a Director of Catering. I joined Four Seasons Miami five years ago before joining the team at Baltimore. I don’t have a favorite type of wedding: I love multicultural weddings, grand affairs, intimate gatherings, casual receptions…each wedding is extraordinary in its own way, and I love them all.
A lifelong love for weddings:
When I first started my career, my mother and I owned a bridal shop. I also worked as a wedding dress buyer. I’m so lucky that my career is also my passion!
A standout memory from one of the weddings I’ve planned:
It was an English Garden theme wedding, and no stone was left unturned – from the elaborate décor to the custom menu and specialty cocktails. The bride walked down an aisle shrouded by a canopy of trees and glowing crystal chandeliers. Stunning!
What sets our Four Seasons weddings apart?
The service, the culinary excellence, and the people behind the scenes who make it all happen.
Katie Nelson, Catering Manager, specializing in Indian and East Asian Weddings
I’ve worked with Four Seasons for eight years, including at two of our sister properties: Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia.
The best part of my job:
I truly value the relationship that forms with my clients throughout the planning process. Their wedding days are so incredibly rewarding: I love seeing everything come together so seamlessly – and seeing my clients so happy.
Favorite memory from a wedding that I’ve planned:
A couple I worked with met in New Orleans. When they kissed at the end of the ceremony, a ten-piece band marched into the room and led the recessional in true "Second Line" fashion. It was such an incredible surprise to guests – and kicked off the party on a celebratory note!
Why I love planning Indian and East Asian Weddings:
I love everything about multicultural weddings! I love the décor, the exquisite attire and the inspired cuisine! There is so much rich culture represented through these aspects of the event. I work with couples to ensure their wedding honours their heritage, values and wishes and is everything they dreamed it would be.
What sets Four Seasons weddings apart?
There are so many reasons! Above all, it’s our exceptional service and devoted staff. Our wedding venues are beautiful but also very neutral too, which allows any type of décor and color scheme to look amazing. We offer unparalleled waterfront views as well – the perfect backdrop for your special day!
Nicole Platek, Catering Manager, Specializing in social events and proposals
I’ve been in the event industry for three years and have worked at Four Seasons for five. Time flies by quickly when you love what you do! Perfect proposals can be as simple as dozens of candles illuminating the Hotel’s Splash Terrace while the couples’ special song plays in the background. They can be as elaborate as a full orchestra and a surprise reception amongst family and friends. I love assisting with the surprise, no matter how big or small.
One of the most memorable proposals I’ve planned:
The groom “planned” a romantic dinner at Wit & Wisdom with his bride. I pretended to be their hostess, letting the couple know it would be a few minutes before their table was ready. While they waited, the groom took his bride up to the Splash Terrace to “look at the view”. When they turned the corner, the terrace was filled with 100 votive candles. The groom dropped to one knee and she said “yes!” A couple minutes later, the couples’ closest friends and family surprised them for an engagement reception! The couple will be getting married at our hotel in October 2017, and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of their journey.
Why proposals are such an important part of the wedding experience:
Proposals kick off the entire wedding process. They also mark the start of a couple’s life together!
What sets Four Seasons wedding apart?
There are so many reasons why, including location, service and personalization. I am encouraged daily to go above and beyond for my clients.
In addition to proposals, I also specialize in:
All events leading up to - and including - the big day! Proposals, engagements parties, bridal showers, bridal luncheons and of course, the wedding itself!