About Us

Pat Smith Perfect Planning Event ManagementPerfect Planing Event Management” is a part of nationally recognized, full service, social, and corporate event planning organization with a focus on specialized events and destination management.

Pat Smith-Pope, who has been involved in event management at NASA since 2002, has launched Perfect Planning Event Management, a franchise of Plan Ahead Events – Southeast MD.  Her understanding of the intricacies of travel and event planning springs from her work in one of the most complex environments in the U.S.  Not only does she manage special events at the agency but she is also responsible for appearances by astronauts, conference displays, VIP preparations and logistics associated with space launches.

Prior to joining NASA Pat worked in various capacities in the DC event community in both the public and private sectors.  Her background includes positions at Howard University, The White House, and Johnson Controls. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Government Meeting Professionals, National Association of Professional Women, Prince Georges County Chamber of Commerce, and People for Change Coalition.  She is a Certified Protocol Officer, receiving her training from the Protocol School of Washington.

The signature of her events are original ideas, cutting edge technologies and creative concepts wrapped in style and she bases her business in those values.  One of her greatest strengths is recognizing the power and purpose of events to an organization and helping her clients see real return on their investment and achieve their goals.

Why did she choose Plan Ahead Events? “Planning events for family, friends and employers has always given me great satisfaction and a desire to see everything come together.  Planning and executing events is what I love, and client appreciation for a job well done is my reward. When I found Plan Ahead Events it offered all of the things I was looking for – organization, professionalism, and support.”
Perfect Planning Event Management is booking events now.

Our team offers over 10 years of combined experience. Our innovative approach to planning memorable events, unmatched creativity and extraordinary attention to detail, combined with our professionalism and excellent track-record, makes us one of the premier event companies in the world.

Quality, personalized service is our specialty. We provide a dedicated, certified meeting professional to each of our clients with their selection of one of our packages.


    To be a passionate, trusted, and dedicated team of event professionals, committed to providing seamless management, timeless style, and unforgettable experiences.

    To anticipate our clients’ needs and deliver exceptional service and products.

    To meet our clients’ event objectives while exceeding their expectations.

    To remain a premier special event and destination management company while following our mission and values.








Perfect Planing Event Management” has brought the perfect combination of sustainable cuisine, creativity and concierge finesse. Trust. Patience. Honesty. These qualities bring couples and corporations to us.

Contact us for more information at 202-500-9840