How We Work
For years, Colin Cowie Lifestyle has helped clients from multiple markets entertain on almost every continent. We facilitate the entire process by providing one-stop event design and production services that encompass everything from initial concept development and presentation to production implementation and running of show.
It is very important to us that your planning experience be as enjoyable as the event itself.
We begin with the genesis of the event, account for your personal “DNA”, company culture or brand message followed by the event details that include the number of guests and days, site specifications, time of year and then design an experience encompassing all aspects. We apply our five-senses approach from concept thru completion to ensure that everything you touch, taste, smell, see and hear resonates with your guests and contributes to an experience that is tastefully executed with the right amount of sophistication, fun, interactivity and messaging. The message that we aim to convey should resonate clearly with your guests in a fitting and natural manner so as to subtly create a memorable and lasting impression. By acting as the composer and conductor we are able to orchestrate a production that ensures maximum impact and harmony across all creative partners.
CCL has developed a network of the best and most suitable creative partners for all event types. While we value and nurture relationships with our existing partners and seek to consistently help them perform even better, we also continue to expand our relationships with new partners across a number of services. We take the guesswork and uncertainty out of working with unknown partners by carefully vetting each one to ensure the quality of their service and /or product and that their commitment to our event is consistent with our standards.
If you have an existing relationship with a service provider that you would like us to work with we will, of course, work with them as well.
We are often asked how much will my event cost? The short answer is, as little, or as much as your budget allows.
We have produced events with budgets ranging from $25,000 to $25 million. If you have not set a budget we can help you build one around the particulars of your event and your expressed wishes. The overall cost can vary greatly depending on your guest count, and of course, your specific selections. Please contact us directly to discuss additional details or submit an inquiry here.
The overall cost of the event can vary quite a bit depending on the degree of detail, number of guests and days and your specific selections within each category. We help select and guide you to decisions in each of these areas using your budget as a framework.
Our production services are provided under our Colin Cowie White, Signature Colin or Team Cowie Productions labels. For Team Cowie Productions an 18% management fee is applied to the overall cost of the event components we manage. For Signature Colin, the management fee is 20% of the overall cost plus a design fee for Colin’s time and creativity. Our fee provides an Executive Producer, Lead Designer and an Associate Producer dedicated to your event. For both labels there are some administrative expenses and day-of production expenses that apply depending on your location, as well as a minimum fee on smaller events.