Occasions by Leslie , LLC , an event planning business, serving the Philadelphia area, was established to provide event services to a diversified customer base, at a competitive cost in the Philadelphia area.
Our mission is to provide service that delivers on every request, far exceeds every expectation, and leaves you and your guests simply amazed!
No matter what the budget is, we are here to help bring your vision to life for your next occasion! Our expertise includes event planning, event management, and decor, favors and other a la carte services. See our Services page for additional details.
Other companies may offer similar services, but ours are superior, come with a personal touch and gives you the opportunity to contribute to charity with every occasion you plan. See our On-Purpose" Events page for more details!
Meet the Owner
Leslie Grant-Smith, the creator and owner of Occasions By Leslie, brings a unique and creative approach to every event. With her eye for detail and desire to achieve perfection in anything presented to her, she’s sure to make your next occasion everything you envisioned and so much more.
Graduating from Pennsylvania State University, with a Bachelors in Food Science, she enjoyed great success in the research and development and sensory fields of the food industry. Her roles in brainstorming new product ideas, creating formulations and managing product launches from concept to commercialization further developed her strong work ethic and innovative approach to projects.
Her experience spearheading multi-million cost savings projects, while juggling many suppliers, manufacturers and products, simultaneously, has certainly heightened her budgeting and negotiation skills. Greatly accustomed to tight deadlines and last minute requests, no task for your event will ever be "too big" or too "last minute" for her to tackle.
However, her most valuable trait is her passion for her work. Years before starting her business, she planned and hosted tons of events for family and friends at no charge because of her genuine love of all things events! She is constantly researching ways to enhance the overall experience provided to every client. She feels blessed to be able to do what she truly loves, which is very evident by the time, attention and care she puts into each event.