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Your Northern Virginia partner in event planning and management...

Shawn Marie Carnall
Owner and Chief Event Officer

Exceptional Event Solutions provides event planning and management services in the Northern Virginia area and throughout the U.S.  

I have been planning and managing events ranging in size from 20-18,000 attendees since 1995.  A former sales manager for Hilton Hotels, corporate event manager and association meeting planner, I created  Exceptional Event Solutions to follow my passion for creating community through authentic events where attendees learnconnect and are inspired.  

I have a degree in English and Dance from Goucher College, a graduate certificate in Event Management from the George Washington University and have held the prestigious CMP designation (Certified Meeting Professional).  I pride myself on staying on top of continuing education in the always-evolving events industry.


I live in beautiful Loudoun County, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC with my husband, three sons and our dog.  One of my favorite places to relax is on our deck overlooking our backyard with a glass of wine in hand.  I am blessed!

It is my greatest joy to help make exceptional events happen -let's get started on yours!

For weddings and social events, see An Exceptional Event

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