Event Testimonials


We are proud to have repeatedly demonstrated our abilities by creating unique events in the service of countless noteworthy clients:


Chantel Walker.  5/5/18  Emily’s Birthday Surpise

Thank you sooo sooo much. Everyone absolutely loved the tour and thank you for sharing this momentous occasion with Emily and I


Red Hill Brewery. After our 2/7/18 Brew Ha Ha Tour


Peter, our trip today was wonderful and so was the weather!  We loved our driver Mike and Escort KD. Could not have asked for better. Thank you so much.
Joan Barnes  11/2/17

River Hills Ramblers


What people are saying about our 6.10.17  distillery tour:

Thank you for the tour it was a lot of fun for sure! I would just say allow time to eat at a midway point it was a long day.

But we had a blast thank you for all the pics!!!!  

Haley Dixon 


What people are saying about our 4.29.17 Private Brew Ha-Ha Tour:

Peter, just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that everyone had a great time yesterday. Vincent was a great host and tour guide and our driver Mike was great also. We had a wonderful time and Dave said it was one of his best birthdays. Looking forward to seeing all of the pictures that Vincent took during the day.

Thanks again!


What people are saying about our 4.23.16 Private Brew Ha-Ha Tour:

Thank you for a great beer tour! It was a super fun way to celebrate my husband’s birthday. We look forward to seeing the pictures taken at each brewery. 😊

Jocelyn and Greg May


What people are saying about our 10/16/15 GIFTE Yadkin Valley Wine Tour & Corporate Outing

Hi Peter,

I wanted to send you a big Thank You from everyone at GIFTE for a great winery tour last Friday. As you know we had 23 people and each and every one enjoyed themselves.

I want to thank you from an organizational point of view, you certainly took the pain out of it! The planning and execution was very smooth and the payment link was a great tool for people to use.

We look forward to working with you in 2016!

Best regards,


What people are saying about John Aneralla’s  Huntersville Mayoral Kickoff Campaign Party @ Primal Brewery on 9/29/15:

Thanks so much to Charlotte Special Events Group for a great evening last night at Primal Brewery. The food was fantastic!


First, I want to say thank you to everyone who came out to our fundraiser at Primal Brewing Company last week and also a big thank you to the wonderful Primal Brewing team for hosting the event, Charlotte Special Events Group for providing excellent food and Buddy Dukes and his son for entertaining us with great live music. We had a great crowd and a very successful event.

It was great to have some of my fellow Lake Norman Kiwanians turn out to support our event at Primal last week!

If you missed our event last week you missed out on a great meal! Thanks to Charlotte Special Events Group for providing such delicious food!

John Aneralla

Huntersville, NC Mayoral Candidate


What people are saying about our 9/19/15 Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour:

I did go like the Facebook page, and I will definitely be telling everyone what a great time we had!! I’m sure we’ll be taking part in many more events, though we’ll be better behaved on or next go ’round.

Thanks again!
-Alicia Austin


What people are saying about our Charlotte Cigar Lovers meetup event on 6/17/15:

Peter the event at sycamore on 6/17 was great. Nick and I had a great time can’t wait till the 25th. See u there keep up the great job you are the best.

Chris Monteleone


Thanks for organizing a fun event Pete.

Never been to Sycamore Brewing, good bartenders, and a good all-round experience.

Also thanks for the introduction to John. He’s got it together and doing things right.
Eric Welke
Checkmate Marketing – A Boutique Marketing Agency


What Fred Meyer Jewelers are saying about their 4/21/15 “Day of Fun in Charlotte”:

We had a great time. Thank you again! I just liked you on FB 

I will also complete the survey later this week.

Have a great day and go Yanks!!!!

Melissa A. Yacoby
Senior Executive Assistant to President, Peter Engel
Fred Meyer / Littman Jewelers
Phone: 503-797-5550
Fax: 503-797-7616


What people are saying about our 3/7/15 Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour:

  • Julie Van Etten

    I agree it was a great time and very well coordinated. Let’s do it again!! Dan

  • Dan

    Thanks Peter and Stan for a great tour. I would do this again today if it were offered

  • peter conti

    what a day of fun. Well worth $8.00 an hour



Good Morning Peter,

Thank you for a fun Brewery Tour!

Dana Zabilansky


Peter – I had a great time on the tour yesterday and I will recommend it to friends. A couple of suggestions you may want to consider.

Doing a shorter version where we start a little later and end at the same time; you could do this by just going to Bayne, D9 and Primal

Have the appetizers at the beginning instead of at the end.

I thought the price was good, beer was good and crowd was good. I like the order of the breweries. Finishing at Primal was great.

Jon Hayes


Guys – Great “Brew Ha Ha” Tour this past Saturday! Already looking forward to joining another activity with you all! Thanks again!



What people are saying about our 2/21/15 Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour:

Hello Peter,

Thank you Lake Town, Bayne, Ass Clown, D9 & Primal for their generous hospitality. My wife and I really enjoyed each location. It was interesting to see the different personalities of each brewery. Hats off to you!

Max Astor


Had a great time, would do it again,  thank you. Everything ran smoothly

David Frye


What people are saying about our 2/7/15 Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour:

I went on the 2/7 Brew ha ha tour and had a blast. We went to great local breweries, and each one had samples waiting for us. I tried many of beers I was curious about and met lots of great people. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon. I’m thinking this would be an awesome event to do for my bachelorette party this summer. It was well run and fun!

Melissa Kirby


I had a really fun time on the Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha. Your staff did an outstanding job! I’ve been on numerous craft beer tours and this was by far the most fun. All the Brewers (Bayne, Ass Clown, D9, and Primal) were very accommodating to our group. Again, we had a blast and met so many new friends! I will definitely tell my friends and co-workers. See you on the next Brew Ha Ha.

Joe Larson


We had good time. Other guests on the tour were fun. Beer was very good – Primal Brewery was my favorite. Good beer, friendly people there that made the visit fun.
Bernie Deagle


What people are saying about our 12/6/14 Lake Norman Brew Ha Ha Tour:

We had an awesome time and I love how convenient all of the locations were. Great itinerary and brewery choices! I live in Cornelius and did not realize that the locations were open to the public.

Thanks again!

Kayla Williams

Thanks Peter, it was a great tour! It was well organized and everyone was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time and will definitely look to Tours In Charlotte  for activities in the future. One quick question….have the tour photos been posted yet? If so where?

Linda Driscoll

Thanks guys. We had a blast. I’ve already told a bunch of my coworkers how much fun we had and they can’t wait to join the next tour! I really thought D9 had the right idea with the buckets of samples ready to go !!



“The event was a great success, exactly what we at G10 wanted. Nice lounging relaxing event that
allowed everyone to mingle/network with new & old co-workers and friends.
Crave was an ideal spot.

CSEG did an incredible job. They listened to my needs and picked the appropriate venue. Helped
with decisions and provided great ideas for activates during party. Even if we did not use any,
maybe next functions we will.”

Marlene Melendez
Genesis10 Holiday Party at Crave Dessert Bar, Uptown Charlotte
December 7, 2012


“All the reports I have heard from the event have been great. Karen and Colby said everything went great and they were very pleased with the venue and all the vendors.

We couldn’t have done it without you! I hope we will get to work together again someday.”

Renee Thomas
George Washington University Alumni Association DNC Party at Crave Dessert Bar, Uptown Charlotte
September 4, 2012


“The bus driver and tour guide were very personable and kept the ladies on schedule. The tour guide was informative and had interesting information. The wine tasting places were great.”

Peggy Lyons
October 26, 2011


“The salad, chicken, beans, potatoes were as expected, as was the set up and service. And you did try to make the meal more festive looking. That was appreciated. And you did try to find a bottle opener. That was very kind of you. Your clean up was done well.

Thank you for your service.”

Ed Mesko
Judy Griffith
December 7, 2011


“I didn’t complete the survey but: Service was excellent, staff friendly and helpful. Food was well prepared and guests enjoyed their dinner. 61 people attended. We would certainly use your services again.
Thanks you for your help.”

Judy Griffith
December 7, 2011

“We had an incredible time. Justin was the key for us. He was very knowledgeable about the Winery’s and the Yadkin Valley. We were able to taste grapes on the vine and the owners knew him. Many of the winery’s offered us extra tasting. He even took us to a local favorite stop the Amish store.”

Margy Goldman
August 27,2011

“Yesterday was a great experience! Thank you so much for meeting with David and me; and for having me as your guest at the HTA meeting. It was wonderful to hear such positive speakers!

It’s hard for me to put into words my gratitude to you for sharing what you have learned and encountered through your wealth of experience. There is no substitute for that. On behalf of King Daddy, I look forward to working together as a team who sees the big picture and on building a successful partnership.”

Maureen Moore
Kingdaddy Band
August 26,2011

“CSEG was always very responsive to our requests and communicated effectively throughout the planning phase. CSEG’s recommendations and input/suggestions for venue, vendors and activities were very valuable in planning and executing the event. The secondary staff was wonderful and provided great assistance while onsite during the event.”

Bill Smith
Power Plant Management Services, LLC


“Every detail was well planned, the van and driver arrived on time, food was wonderful, and when a group member was sick, the driver took extra care! I would highly recommend your group and service to anyone.”

Karen Belciglio


“I heard through Ellen that Friday night at Vida went really well. I just wanted to send you a note of thanks for all of your efforts on FARA’s behalf. We sincerely appreciate your support with this event and in attending the NC golf event.”

Felicia DeRosa, MPA
Program Manager
Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA)


“Just got back and I couldn’t wait until Monday to email you guys and thank you for the tremendous support and effort you all put in to our trip over the last week. As ever you made the client (me) look like a hero and I can’t thank you enough. This has been a week that I will remember for quite some time and you should take great pride in the superb way you worked with us (and no doubt many other clients) to make our dreams of having a great trip come true.”

Marc Wolman,


“The creativity, humor, empathy, and complete understanding of our Foundation’s needs set you far apart from the rest of the pack…”

Joanna Lanzirotti, CMP
The Enterprise Foundation


“The outcome of an event like ours is in direct proportion to the level of service and professionalism of those involved. As a result, I have had nothing short of outstanding feedback from those who were in attendance…”

Russell C. Everett III
Asst. Vice President
The Hartford


“Thank you so much for everything. It all went so smoothly and everyone had such a wonderful time.” (April 16, 2011 Formal)

Brittany Moffitt
Social Chair | Delta Zeta Sorority | Kappa Phi Chapter
Marketing Major | Belk College of Business
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
bmoffit4@uncc.edu / (201) 665-9627


Spectacular… to quote most of our guests: “It was the best party Westcon ever had!”

Jovita Cardona
Westcon, Inc.


“You guys are the Best!”

Mark Ingram
Regional Vice President


“Thanks to you, our party was a huge success and one that will be talked about in the months to come. This outing was sorely needed by all and what you produced was just what the doctor ordered.”

Holland G. Wilson
Entex Information Services


“People are coming to my office, stopping me in the hallways and elevators, and sending me letters to thank me for an outstanding picnic. I must salute you and your staff for an exceptional job.”

George Ochman
Director of Purchasing
Citibank , N.A.


“Your recommendations on the vessel, the food and the entertainment could not have been better. Everyone had a wonderful time, and I still have people thanking me. It is obvious from your involvement during the cruise that you sincerely strive for perfect service.”

l. Anthony L’Abbate
Vice President
Citicorp Credit Services


“As usual you did a wonderful job.”

Michaela Fossum
Glencore, LTD


“I want to extend my personal thanks to you for seeing to it that our cruise was wonderful. I think it was one of the highlights of the week – people are still raving!”

Jennifer L. Pearce
Hudson Country Community College


“It was truly a pleasure working with you. Not only would I use you again, but I will recommend you to others in my field.”

Laura DeLuca
Mobius Management Systems


“Well, you did it again! Our annual Service Club Awards Dinner aboard the yacht was a huge success. Thanks to you and your staff, the comments I have heard have all been positive.”

Jeff Greene, Administrative Director
The Equitable Bag Company, Inc.


“I would like to thank you for coordinating our kick-off party and providing us with great I and props. I would also like to thank you for providing us with an excellent DJ – he made the party. Everyone had a really great time!”

Susan Kay
Business Advertising & Promotion



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