The world of event planning can be crazy and hectic. Everyone wants to have a perfect party that will be the talk of the town for weeks on end. There is one man in town who can make that happen for you, and he’s arguably one of entertainment and high society’s best-kept secrets and master magicians: Allen Dalton.
As the president of Allen Dalton Productions LLC for 20 years, he has been the force behind many parties and events that we’ve seen splashed across the pages of every celebrity publication (and even some parties that are so exclusive you have to literally be royalty to get invited to). Dalton has always catered to a more exclusive clientele, and he’s a master of discretion, so getting him to provide entertainment for your event is an honor that only so many people are fortunate to say they have had.
In the past, he’s been the entertainment provider for a party John Fogerty performed at; a private lunch Barbra Streisand attended; and an event for Britain’s royal family. He’s a man who has rubbed elbows with people whom some of us can only dream of meeting, but when it comes to needing a top-of-the-line event done, he’s the go-to guy.
Dalton first realized that he wanted to open an exclusive entertainment production company when he was working in the hotel business. His job was planning large industry-themed parties for major corporations. Eventually, he decided to branch out on his own, and he’s been doing incredible events ever since.
Of course, it hasn’t been all glitz and glamour. There have been some tough days on the job. One time he was doing a wedding at Chelsea Piers during a hurricane and water began to rise in the ballroom. He was concerned about all his staff getting home safe, but luckily everyone made it through the storm.
There have been moments he has been asked to work his magic at a whole new level too. He once had a client request live tigers for an event, as unbelievable as that might sound. In the end, he made it happen of course.
Needless to say, Dalton’s events are all one of a kind. The preplanning stages of an event for him include a discussion of the concept, the venue selection, the
feel and look of the event, the type of food for guests, the kind of entertainment wanted, and the total budget. All the vendors he works with provide various services to ensure that his clients get the most unique entertainment experience possible.
If you’re one of the lucky 150-plus people per year who get the privilege of Dalton’s gifted entertainment production skills, don’t treat the opportunity lightly. This a man who will pull out all the stops to make sure his clients are satisfied, and will provide an entertainment experience that will be one of the most historic moments in your social calendar.
In addition to providing entertainment, Dalton also represents exclusive talent, including electric violinist Lorenzo Laroc, DJ Super Dave, funk and R&B party band Project Orange, modern mentalist Kevin Nicholas, and the Dream Lab LED Robot.
Visit his company’s website at allendalton.com or call 212.935.4000.