2023's The 150 Most Influential Bostonians
A trustee of Boston Ballet and an adviser at the MFA and the BSO, Dale is like a human nuclear reactor. Meanwhile, her successful event-planning business organizes some of the city’s swankiest soirees (including charity galas), taking them from drab to fab every time.
Lynn Dale is an incredible event professional and it was a pleasure to work with her on our 2013 Opera Gala, the most successful gala in Boston Lyric Opera’s history. Lynn guided the Company’s effort to re-shape the event, balancing the comfort and enjoyment of the guests with the financial needs of the host organization, and updating the event to a more accessible format which broadened both the potential audience and associated press opportunities. Lynn is well respected, liked and connected in the Boston events community, and she brings her entire network of resources to bear on any project. She is creative, flexible, thoughtful and thorough in her planning and execution of events. And she is goal-oriented and motivating, making her a tremendous asset to any project.
Mother of the Bride
I am very glad that you have been there! We are thrilled to have found you. Not sure we could have pulled it off without you! Thank you very much.
Mother of the Bride
You made Andrea and Tim’s dreams of the perfect wedding come true. I think we all worked hard to make it work, but the facts remain that in the end no wish or detail was overlooked and it all came together smoothly. The credit for engineering that goes to you. It was a spectacularly beautiful wedding and we could not have achieved it without you. I cannot thank you enough!
If you’re looking to make your every dream a reality and a perfectly executed event then Lynn Dale should be your event planner. She will put together the most skilled and professional team and manage all the details for you in a seamless and pleasant way. She knows how to navigate every challenge, particularly the unexpected ones. She will offer you all of her creativity and advice and will manage your expectations with a velvet glove but will not hesitate to put down the hammer to get things done for you. She is totally client focused and a pleasure to work with.
I have collaborated with Lynn numerous times. The experience of working with her is as fun and fulfilling as the event itself. If you are working with her on one of her events, or if she is collaborating with you on a project of your own, she is the consummate team player. She is everything you would want in an event planner. She is competent, creative, and charming. Always poised and professional, she also adds a personal touch to everything she does. The quality of her work is excellent. I recommend her highly. After working with her, you will too.
Academy Award winner
Lynn worked with my fiancé and me in planning our engagement party in Boston. She was instrumental in designing and orchestrating the event. Not only did she execute exactly what we wanted, her own creative input was invaluable. Every detail was covered. Every wish was covered.
Working with Lynn Dale on the 30th Anniversary/Holiday party for our company was truly Magical. Beginning with our initial meeting through the entire event, I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Every detail was personalized and held special meaning for us. The custom invitations, video presentation, ice sculptures, living trees, lighting, entertainment, all were spectacular. Everyone who attended had a memorable night and talked about it for weeks after. We can’t wait to plan another event with the “Marvelous Lynn Dale!!!”
Meg & Andy Bronneck
Upon learning we were getting married, my friend said, “Call Lynn Dale immediately. She knows everything about wedding planning and can make ANYTHING happen!” Lynn certainly delivered. My husband and I knew nothing about venues or menus or entertainment; Lynn jumped in immediately, rolled up her sleeves, and helped us create our perfect day (in record time, I might add). She provided venue options from small to large, and we ended up marrying in the most amazing spot that without Lynn we never would have considered. Lynn handled everything seamlessly in the most professional and efficient manner. She is truly remarkable. Even today, a few years later, I still consider Lynn a good friend and think back on our wedding, and her, with great fondness and appreciation.
Nina Jung Gasparrini
Boston Symphony Orchestra
I have had the pleasure of working with Lynn in various capacities for nearly 20 years and through these projects, I found her to be a wonderful collaborator. Lynn brings a unique perspective as she is an active event planner, board member, and patron. She asks great questions to fully understand the purpose of the event and then proposes ideas to improve the event experience for both the patron and the organization. Lynn finds the balance between respecting tradition and infusing innovation and creativity. She also makes the experience a whole lot of fun!