We are Matt and Taryn Baines and we own Make Your Day Events. We started our business to help create amazing functions for a more affordable price.
Our marquee packages are competitive and our team is efficient in ensuring we have your marquee set up and ready to go. Although we have mostly styled weddings, we can also help you with your other functions needs such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, baby showers etc. We are also happy to travel to assist with your functions so if you don't live in the Coromandel/Hauraki area you don't have to miss out.
Want to know more, just give a call or flick me an email. We'd love to hear from you
We approached Taryn to see if she could decorate the hall for our wedding reception. She came back with heaps of ideas, yet she was happy to include some of our own. She has a good flair for colours and presentation of decorations. She transformed our venue so that it was cosy and intimate for our guests. Taryn is easy to deal with and has a huge passion for wedding planning. We would definitely recommend her to everyone!
Kerri and Jason Peacock 23/01/2016
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When it came to planning our wedding everything was fine except for the idea of where we would hold our reception, we live in a very small beachside community with limited options. The most likely place seemed to be our local hall however it was very run down and dirty, that's where Taryn came to our rescue! She took one look at the place and assured us not to worry and sure enough managed to transform it into a beachy themed wonderland that suited us exactly! Taryn was friendly, open to suggestions and worked tirelessly to make the hall perfect for us and we will always be grateful!
Miriam and Luke Mikkelsen
Taryn is absolutely amazing!! She was so helpful, flexible and had so many awesome suggestions. She helped us out with everything and anything and made the venue and aisle look perfect. Couldn't recommend her enough, if you are looking for perfection and someone who is easy to deal with, Taryn is your girl!! Thank you once again, you took the stress right out of our wedding day!!
Kelly and Jaxon Milner 11/11/2016
Taryn is incredibly talented and has a beautiful eye for detail. The most beautifully styled wedding I have photographed, I would highly recommend her styling services. This woman is incredibly organised and professional. 5 Stars!
Katherine @ The Undefined Photography
Thank you so so much for coming out and making the marquee work for us! We will be forever grateful. We had the most perfect day and night!!
Jess and Roydon 14/10/2017
Wow how do I start this review anyone who is a planning a wedding and get to book in with make your day events - lucky u! I had zero stress with taryn , she was always happy to receive my multiple pinterest photos and nothing was ever a problem. Communication was always super friendly and fast! On the day the set up blew me away !! I had a chance to stand inside the marquee before the wedding and saw all my requests in place which was a moving moment. Thank you and your team so much
Haley and John Fletcher 07/04/2018
I could never thank you and your husband enough Taryn. Our wedding day would not have even been close to what it was without you. I cant put into words how fabulous you were, how easy you made everything and how perfect you made our day. From the biggest ask, to the tiniest detail, you were there. Anything we wanted you made sure you had, if you didnt have, you found. One of the best decisions we made about our wedding day, was hiring you. Thankyou guys from the bottom of our hearts!
Taleisha And Levi Hewett 24/02/2018
We are proud to be apart of an awesome community that we are lucky our children get to grow up in. We are passionate about giving back to your local community so we are actively involved in fundraising for our son's kindy and also with local breast cancer fundraising annually
Currently we are focused on supporting our best friends son Reid who has Cerebral Palsy and we have just finished helping fundraise for him to have surgery in the USA which happened in August. There will be some on going costs involved with his therapy etc. You can check out his journey at
A Fun Run/Walk: 30km from Paeroa to Thames on the Hauraki Rail Trail as an individual or relay, All abilities welcome
Watch this space for any events we are going to be involved with