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It’s All in the Details


About us


Collette Zamora is a dedicated event planner and proud mother of three. With a background in event management from Seton Hall University, Collette has honed her skills and expertise in planning birthdays, anniversaries, cocktail parties, and more. Known affectionately as Julie McCoy, the Cruise Director from the Love Boat, Collette has a knack for creating unforgettable moments. She takes pride in making every occasion special for her friends and family. Driven by her passion for event planning, Collette ventured into entrepreneurship and established her own event planning company. With a specialization in organizing events in vibrant cities like New York City, Nashville, and Hilton Head Island, she has become a sought-after expert in the industry. Collette's creativity, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence make her a trusted and reliable partner in bringing visions to life. Whether it's a milestone celebration, corporate gathering, or social soirée, she goes above and beyond to ensure that each event is flawlessly executed and leaves a lasting impression.When she's not meticulously planning events, Collette enjoys spending quality time with her family, exploring new destinations, and immersing herself in the vibrant arts and culture scene. Her genuine enthusiasm for creating magical moments shines through in every project she undertakes.Whether you're in need of a seasoned event planner or seeking inspiration for your next special occasion, Collette Zamora is the person to turn

to. With her expertise, dedication, and unwavering passion, she will transform your event

into an extraordinary experience that exceeds all expectations.






Dynamic and results-oriented event planner with years of experience in organization and execution within the New York City, Savannah, and Hilton Head Island market.

Phil P. - NJ

“We’ve attended

 many types of events that Collette at Events by McCoy  has planned over the years. We were always guaranteed an amazing time because of Collette’s attention to the details that many others wouldn’t think of."

Candy P. - NJ

"Thank you for planning such a memorable night!! Every detail was thought out and planned so well! Transportation, food & decor were all top notch!"


Beth D. - NJ

"Our trip to Nashville was pretty epic! It was a parent’s dream weekend, not the typical get away we’re all used to.  Collette at Events by McCoy expertly curated and crafted an exciting itinerary for fun, great food, amazing music and even relaxing downtime.  She handled every single detail for 16 adults not used to giving up control!” We had airport welcome drinks, private shuttles, luxurious side by side condos, super fun welcome bags, catered breakfasts and stocked bars for happy hours.  Collette selected the best rooftop bars by day and the top live bands and dancing by night.  A highlight was the sight seeing sing-a-long tour.  It was perfect for our super outgoing group of friends.  Collette is an expert at reading a group and putting together a plan for a day, an evening, a weekend. She completely manages the specifics so you can be fully present for the celebration.  We were tired at the end of our weekend, but we had the time of our lives! "

Jake G. - SC


Events by McCoy did an incredible job for us!!! My company was tasked with hosting an evening of dinner and drinks for homebuilders from all over the country. Stretched thin for time, my limited instructions to Collette were to accentuate our beautiful Lowcountry surroundings, make the dinner and atmosphere beautiful and the food and drink exceptional. Collette took the ball with limited input and quite honestly, made the evening so much more than I could have ever imagined. The attention to detail in the decor, the amazing food and the creativity left all of my guests effusive in their praise for the evening. I wish I had pages to explain her creativity in turning a ratty pavilion into a cathedral fit for an elegant wedding. I wish you were able to see, smell and taste the Lowcountry layout of food that we all ravished. No one wanted to leave, and I couldn't take enough pictures of that evening for posterity. I will NEVER use anyone but Events by McCoy for any planning engagement, large or small. Thank you, Thank you Collette and team. It was an unforgettable evening, and all of our guests will hold our island in high regard largely because of you!

Krista E. - MI

"Back in February I hired Collette and her company Events by McCoy to help me plan my sister’s Bachelorette Trip in Hilton Head South Carolina. Right from the start Collette was great to work with. I gave her ideas of what I was looking to do on the island and as she said on the first itinerary she sent me that she “gave me the whole kitchen sink.” From there, I picked some of the activities and dinners that I thought would be once in a lifetime experiences, and they truly were. I figured having a destination Bachelorette Trip for 21 girls was going to be challenging to plan, but Collette made it easy for me. She was there day and night to help me with any questions and set up anything that was needed. As I said, she made it a true once in a lifetime trip for all of us. I would highly recommend using Events by McCoy to anyone. I know that the next time I have to plan a destination party, I will be using them. Again, thank you Collette for all you did for us. It truly was a pleasure working with you!!! "







Jeff and Mary P. - NJ

"We cannot rave enough about Collette at Events by McCoy. From planning milestone birthdays to unique destination outings, Collette is truly an artist who brings an incredible level of passion, creativity and a sincere desire to deliver a memorable experience to her clients.  Her attention to detail, seamless coordination of multiple adventures in one outing, and her drive to deliver the "wow" factor leaves each attendee feeling like a VIP.  Life is a pretty quick trip and we feel extremely fortunate to have found the real "McCoy" who has added so much fun to ours.  Already looking forward to the next adventure."

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