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Darryl Scotti Events, Inc.

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Darryl Scotti Events, Inc.

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Customer LOYALTY i
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 158 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i

Gina B.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are great. They are thorough, fun, and they are great. Their food was great. It was just awesome.

It was the whole package of them putting together a party for 60 people and me not having to worry about anything.

Sheryl G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very easy to work with and they have great personalities. Whatever you ask for, they try to deliver. This is the second time I have used them and I have just had good experiences.

No matter what you ask for, they can find it or look for it. They are very helpful and they know what they are doing. They have it down.

Monica G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are extremely helpful and they make events at our company go very smoothly.

They have competitive prices and of all the caterers we have used in the past, they are the ones who have fulfilled our needs.

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Darryl Scotti, Owner

Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. provides event and party planning services for corporate clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. The company primarily focuses on organizing and hosting corporate events such as theme parties, team building, corporate retreats, and company picnics (as well as grad nights for high schools and university events). DSE, Inc. also offers event brand marketing services, from producing spectacles and brand awareness to community and civic events.

Owner Darryl Scotti entered the corporate entertainment industry in 1987 after spending several years as a touring musician, and he says that experience has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to design and produce successful events. “Our core value has always been execution of service, which is what being a professional entertainer is all about. We specialize in helping our clients achieve performance goals that make a business difference.”

All of Darryl Scotti Events’ website brands feature a variety of interactive tools that are designed to make the event planning process as straightforward as possible for its clients, including scheduling checklists, printable budget planners, planning guides, and RSVP and Save the Date flyers. “Preparation is crucial for any successful event, so we always make sure our clients have the planning tools they need,” says Mr. Scotti. “That way, they’re free to relax and fully experience their events while we do all the heavy lifting.”

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Service AREA

Santa Clara County

SERVICES PERFORMED

Corporate Event & Party Planning
Family & Company Picnics
Corporate Team Building
Casino Parties & Graduation Nights
Themed Décor
Party Rentals

DIAMOND CERTIFIED RESEARCHED ARTICLES ON Darryl Scotti Events, Inc.

A recent onsite campus event by Darryl Scotti Events

Company Profile

Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. provides event and party planning services for corporate clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond. The company primarily focuses on organizing and hosting corporate events such as theme parties, team building, corporate retreats, and company picnics (as well as grad nights for high schools and university events). DSE, Inc. also offers event brand marketing services, from producing spectacles and brand awareness to community and civic events.

Owner Darryl Scotti entered the corporate entertainment industry in 1987 after spending several years as a touring musician, and he says that experience has given him a unique perspective on what it takes to design and produce successful events. “Our core value has always been execution of service, which is what being a professional entertainer is all about. We specialize in helping our clients achieve performance goals that make a business difference.”

All of Darryl Scotti Events’ website brands feature a variety of interactive tools that are designed to make the event planning process as straightforward as possible for its clients, including scheduling checklists, printable budget planners, planning guides, and RSVP and Save the Date flyers. “Preparation is crucial for any successful event, so we always make sure our clients have the planning tools they need,” says Mr. Scotti. “That way, they’re free to relax and fully experience their events while we do all the heavy lifting.”

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Company Philosophy

“We've been helping our valued customers achieve their event goals since 1987. By bringing together the right elements and paying attention to details, we're able to provide highly targeted solutions that allow our clients to achieve greater brand awareness and customer loyalty.”

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Comparative Summary

Maintaining customer satisfaction is a crucial aspect of any business, but it’s even more important for event planning companies that have earned the prestigious Diamond Certified award. For Darryl Scotti Events, Inc., the key to achieving and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction is simple: strike a balance between time-earned expertise and cutting-edge prowess on every job. “We have a lot more experience than most of our competitors, but we’re also not stuck in the past, so we make every effort to stay current with the latest industry trends and equipment,” says owner Darryl Scotti. “By taking such a diverse approach to event planning, we’re able to help our clients achieve performance goals that make a real business difference.”

Darryl Scotti Events has been providing event and party planning services for corporate clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond since 1987. The company’s primary focus is organizing and hosting corporate events like theme parties, company picnics and team building retreats (as well as grad nights for high schools), but it also offers event branding and marketing services that include radio advertising, billboard creation, and more.

Unlike less experienced event planning companies that outsource most of their equipment and services, Darryl Scotti Events is able to provide almost everything in-house. “In addition to handling all aspects on the planning side, we own 90 percent of the equipment that we use for our events,” affirms Mr. Scotti. “Not only does this enable us to be more competitive price-wise, it also improves our efficiency because we don’t have to rely on multiple parties to obtain and set up equipment.”

Another distinguishing attribute of Darryl Scotti Events is its ability to offer such a wide variety of event services. “While we specialize in corporate events, we also handle events like birthday parties and holiday galas and rent out party supplies like inflatable bounce houses and obstacle courses,” explains Mr. Scotti. “We focus on providing our clients with everything they need so they can relax and enjoy their events.”

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Industry Info

If you’re a business owner, consider the benefits of holding a team-building event. While birthday parties, graduations and holidays have always been big business for event planning companies, an area of increasing demand is corporate team-building events. “Team-building and motivational events are the fastest growing part of this industry,” says Darryl Scotti, owner of Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. in Santa Clara. “Whether it’s a relatively young company or one that’s well-established, business owners have been witnessing the beneficial results that motivational events can have for their teams.”

Mr. Scotti says a company team-building event is a worthwhile investment for any business owner. “If you’re a CEO and you want to motivate your employees, you have a couple of options. You can give each employee a $50 check, or you can invest in a team-building event at the cost of $50 per person. The difference is clear—in addition to improving their collective morale, your employees will remember a fun event for a lot longer than they’d remember a $50 check.”

According to Mr. Scotti, the success of a party planner in facilitating a team-building event isn’t measured as much by its aesthetic aspects as it is by the attainment of its intended goals. “You shouldn’t look at the event as being successful because it looked nice and the food was good,” he says. “Rather, you should consider it a success if it improves relationships within your company.”

Circumventing legal issues with casino parties 
A casino party is a fun way to celebrate a graduation or facilitate a fundraiser, but when it comes to gaming, event planning companies have to be careful to remain on the right side of the law. How do they do it? As Mr. Scotti explains, a gaming activity isn’t considered gambling unless prizes are awarded as a direct result of winning. “At a casino event, rather than playing for prizes directly, party attendees exchange their chips for tickets that correspond to a raffle drawing at the end of the night,” he says. “That way, everyone has a chance to win a prize—those who are lucky at the gaming tables merely improve their odds.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How far in advance should I plan my event?

A: It depends on the size and scope of the event, but it’s never too early to call us and start planning. For seasonal events, we recommend calling at least three to four months in advance, but we’ve planned successful events for large groups in as little as two weeks.

Q: Can you recommend a venue for my event?

A: Certainly. We’re familiar with all the prominent local event venues, and we do research to determine which venue will be the best fit for your event.

Q: Can you handle aspects like price negotiation and legalities?

A: Yes. We can negotiate price with the venue on your behalf and make sure your event is fully covered through our general liability insurance.

Q: Can you help me hire a valet service?

A: Absolutely. That’s one of the few services we don’t offer in-house, but we have longstanding relationships with several reputable valet companies and can help you find the right one for your event.

Q: Can you cater my event?

A: Yes. We’re a full-service, in-house planning company, and we’re always delighted to offer a customized menu that reflects the theme of your event.

Q: Can you help me plan a corporate bonding event?

A: Yes. Team building, corporate appreciation and motivational events are actually the fastest growing part of our business.

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Darryl Scotti: An Eventful Life

By James Florence, Diamond Certified Resource Reporter

SANTA CLARA — For Darryl Scotti, becoming owner of Santa Clara’s premier event planning company was the culmination of a gradual series of career developments, each of which served to equip him for success in his ultimate entrepreneurial endeavor. It all began in his early years, when he was hired as a guitarist for the band Spiral Starecase. “We were known for the hit song, ‘More Today than Yesterday,’” he says. “After seven years of touring in the ’70s, it got to the point where every town looked the same as the last, and I realized it wasn’t the life I wanted.”

Following his stint as a professional musician, Darryl found himself handling an entirely new responsibility after a need arose at his family’s business. “Soon after I left the band, my father became sick, so I went to help out at our family’s restaurant in Santa Cruz,” he remembers. “After he passed away, I took over the restaurant and continued to manage it for a few years, wherein I learned a lot about business administration. I also learned how difficult the restaurant business is, so I decided to get back into the entertainment industry—this time as a broker, agent, producer and promoter.”

It was during the course of his second music career that Darryl came across a unique and lucrative prospect. “As a producer and agent in the Silicon Valley, I was introduced to the burgeoning corporate marketplace, where I recognized a huge opportunity,” he remembers. “Utilizing my background in entertainment and experience in the hospitality industry, I decided to start my own event planning company that specialized in corporate events.”

Today, as owner of Darryl Scotti Events, Inc., Darryl says he appreciates the characteristic variety of his career. “When I was in the restaurant business, I enjoyed entertaining people, but the venue was always the same. What I like about this business is that we get to create a similar experience in terms of hospitality and entertainment, but in all different types of settings, which keeps things interesting.”

Outside of work, Darryl engages in a variety of activities, from competing on the golf course to spending time with his wife, Yvonne. “My main leisure activity is golf, which I play two or three times a week,” he says. “I also enjoy spending time with my wife, whether on our weekly Friday date night or taking weekend trips to Palm Springs.” Additionally, Darryl stays busy by being involved with his church and pursuing various music projects.

When asked the first thing he’d do if he could retire tomorrow, Darryl says he’d tackle a couple of items on his bucket list. “I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland and play golf. I’d also like to write a book about some of the life lessons I’ve learned, particularly in regard to obtaining and sustaining personal serenity.”

Ask Me Anything!

Q: What’s your earliest memory?
A: Sitting next to my mother as a toddler and learning how to eat an apple.

Q: Are you an early bird or a night owl?
A: An early bird—I see the sun rise every morning.

Q: Do you collect anything?
A: I collect MLB memorabilia. In addition to having a massive San Francisco Giants collection from their three recent World Series wins, I own the 500 Club—that is, I have an autographed ball from every player who has hit more than 500 home runs.

Q: If you were a professional athlete, what number would you wear on your jersey?
A: Number 1, because that’s what I, like any competitive athlete, strive to be in my particular field.

Q: If you could talk to anyone living or dead, who would it be?
A: It’s a tie between Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi.

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  • How to Make the Most of Your Special Event

    SANTA CLARA — If you’re planning a special event like a holiday party, fundraiser or corporate team-building retreat, you undoubtedly want it to be smoothly executed and have a positive outcome, and one of the surest ways to accomplish that is to hire a professional event planner.

    When working with an event planner, it’s important to fully disclose your expectations for the event. From start to finish, you should have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish and make sure your event planner understands your vision as well. Likewise, it’s crucial to be open and specific about your event budget. An experienced planner can take your budget and work with it much like a person organizes a closet: by making sure the basics are there first and then accessorizing around them.

    There are two benefits of clearly disclosing your expectations and budget: you’ll get more bang for your buck and ensure a positive experience for your guests. After all, that’s what your primary goal should be when bringing people together for celebration.

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  • Video: Considerations for Event Planning

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    SANTA CLARA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When planning an event, it’s important to not only fully disclose your expectations, but to also set a realistic budget. Today we’re in Santa Clara with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Darryl Scotti of Darryl Scotti Events to hear more.

    Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Darryl Scotti: I think the best advice is to make sure that you fully disclose your expectations. From start to finish, you want to have a clear idea of really what it is that you want to accomplish. Be specific when it comes to budget, even if you are being conservative, a lot of times people do not want to put out a budget. I know that an experienced planner would be able to take a budget and be able to work it, much like a woman accessorize her closest, making sure that the basics are in place first, then you accessorize around it.

    A guest experience is very important from the very first ten minutes of arriving at an event; how they are comfortable, how they are met, how they are greeted, all the way to the very end of your event. So, I think being very clear and disclosing that, for me, I think would be the best advice that I could possibly give. The benefit of that is that, I think you are going to get a bigger bang for your dollar, A). B) You are going to have a better guest experience, and at the end of the day, that’s really what you want to do when you’re bringing people together for celebration.

    Host, Sarah Rutan: To learn more from local top-rated companies, visit our Diamond Certified Expert Reports at experts.diamondcertified.org.

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CUSTOMER SATISFACTION i
Customer LOYALTY i
Helpful Expertise i

Each surveyed customer was asked, “If you needed any helpful expertise, did this company provide that expertise?” To calculate this score, total “Yes” responses were divided by total responses (excluding those that stated they hadn’t needed any expertise).

Company Credentials i
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Phone SURVEY RESPONSES FROM 158 VERIFIED CUSTOMERS i
Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. : Average 9.0 out of 10 based on 158 unique customer surveys of customer satisfaction.

Gina B.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

1 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are great. They are thorough, fun, and they are great. Their food was great. It was just awesome.

It was the whole package of them putting together a party for 60 people and me not having to worry about anything.

Sheryl G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

2 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very easy to work with and they have great personalities. Whatever you ask for, they try to deliver. This is the second time I have used them and I have just had good experiences.

No matter what you ask for, they can find it or look for it. They are very helpful and they know what they are doing. They have it down.

Monica G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

3 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are extremely helpful and they make events at our company go very smoothly.

They have competitive prices and of all the caterers we have used in the past, they are the ones who have fulfilled our needs.

Ella F.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

4 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would tell them that they are reliable and affordable.

I think they have a nice variety of things to choose from for entertainment.

Joseph R.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

5 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them to anyone.

How flexible they were with our schedule

Lori H.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

6 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very organized and very prompt, they give a lot of good recommendations that you don't think of because you are not in the business.

Their general service, we have used them for two events and everything went seamlessly.

Karen N.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

7 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would definitely recommend them. They were clean, on time, and we haven't had any issues over the years that we have used them.

The ease of use

Rachel R.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

8 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

I would recommend them to anybody and the people are super pleasant and responsive.

We get everything in one place.

Teresa M.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

9 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That if you hire them, you can just enjoy the event and you don't have to worry about them missing anything. They are customer service oriented. I have known them since the late 1990's.

They are very professional and organized.

Monica G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

10 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very reliable and they are cost competitive. They also have a friendly and helpful staff.

Probably their reliability and how helpful their staff is, I have been using them for several years now.

Mary L.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

11 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That it has been excellent

They are very attentive and very knowledgeable. We have never had any problems with them.

Sandy V.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

12 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very easy to work with and they are a full-service venue. I just reached out to them with an email about a picnic and they responded right away. They are great. I really liked working with them.

They are a full-service picnic planning and event planning company.

Annmarie H.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

13 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

That they need to use them, because it will make their life so much easier, because you don't have to worry about anything else.

I would give them a 20. You can trust them and they will take care of you. I like their customer service and the way they deal with me, as well as, everybody at the function has been the best.

Lorena G.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

14 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Donna, especially, but they are all awesome. They do our events here and they have been doing our events for over 15 years. They are always reliable and Donna always has great ideas. The events are great and our residents love them.

Great customer service

Ingrid T.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

15 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are professional and reliable. They are high quality and they have great resources.

They handled all of the subcontractors and we never had a problem.

Desiree M.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

16 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

Very positive, helpful, and I love working with them.

They always come through for me no matter what I ask them to do.

Emily R.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

17 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

The best person to get a hold of

I think the staff

Teresa A.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

18 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We had them do a casino night for us. They did a photo booth. The cook and the people who came were fabulous.

Everything was good. The casino was perfect and so was the food.

Evelyn M.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

19 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

We already have.

They are easy to work with.

Lynn P.

VERIFIED Darryl Scotti Events, Inc. CUSTOMER

20 of 158

Quality 10
10 10
Loyalty Yes
CRITIQUE

They are very flexible. Their staff is very enthusiastic and very easy to work with. We hired them a couple of years ago for a picnic and they were very reliable, just great and friendly. Our picnic did not have a great result, which was no fault of theirs. We hired them for holiday party entertainment and they did karaoke with a DJ and a photo booth.

They have a lot of positive energy and they understand our company. They understand the culture of the company.

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