Hear What Others Have to Say About Sterling Events:


"Having never coordinated a Gala before, we were worried about pulling off an event as important as our 25th Anniversary without outside help. Evelyn and Heidi turned a complicated and overwhelming experience into a fun and stress-free endeavor. Their sense of space, cost-cutting ideas and unique creativity wowed everyone who attended!"

Cynthia Taibbi
Beginning with Books


"Sterling Events helped Carnegie Mellon University organize and host a prestigious international management conference in Pittsburgh in 2010.  The conference was a huge success, which would not have been possible without the expertise, guidance, and assistance we received from Sterling Events. 

Evelyn Castillo's knowledge of Pittsburgh venues and entertainment options, along with her very thorough and attentive event planning skills, helped make our job as organizers easy and yielded an entertaining and well-organized event.  Several attendees mentioned to us how much they enjoyed the conference.  We recommend Sterling Events highly, and believe that hiring them was one of the best decisions we made in organizing the conference."

Center for Behavioral Decision Research
Carnegie Mellon University


"Sterling Events did a fantastic job as the event planner for Dress for Success Pittsburgh's 5th Annual Women ROCK! Evelyn was always well prepared, creative with limited resources, and worked incredibly hard to get great results. Without equivocation, I highly recommend Evelyn and Sterling Events."

Beth Slagle
CEO, BizChicks


"Evelyn did a wonderful job for Dress for Success Pittsburgh's Women ROCK! event! She is an amazing planner with very creative ideas!”

Leah Lizarondo Shannon
CEO, Dress for Success Pittsburgh


"The Neighborhood Academy has had the pleasure of working with Evelyn Castillo both as a volunteer and as a consultant.  She is energetic, skilled, fun to work with, and professional.  She takes the worry out of event-planning and does much of the heavy-lifting, allowing The Neighborhood Academy to continue to focus on our mission, not the event.  Most importantly, the events were a huge success."

Josphine B. Moore, President, Co-Founder
The Neighborhood Academy


"Sterling Events did such a wonderful job with our silent auction for our past two annual corporate roasts. They assisted with every aspect of our auction including soliciting items and clean up after the event. Evelyn and Heidi have amazingly imaginative ideas and are highly organized. They group and present the items professionally making the auction display beautiful and eye-catching. The auctions Evelyn and Heidi coordinated for us generated record breaking revenue. I would highly recommend Sterling Events for your special event planning."

Jan Glick, CEO 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh


"The night of all nights….spectacular! It was privilege to join with you to plan our grand opening of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center. Every detail so carefully crafted–the flowers and plants, the decorations and food, invitations and addresses. You even built a bar! 

On behalf of Seton Hill University, our students, faculty, staff and the entire community of Greensburg, I thank you for devoting your time and talents to planning the very grandest of openings and for introducing our New Performing Arts Center in such style."

JoAnne Boyle, Ph.D
President, Seton Hill University


"I have had the good pleasure of working with Evelyn Castillo and Sterling Events the past two years on a community event at our housing development called Summerset at Frick Park. Evelyn provided seemingly unlimited energy and enthusiasm to event event, grabbing hold of every issue, large or small, taking care of them without a second thought and amplified their potential. More people came, more groups participated and more people had a great time directly as a result of Evelyn's careful and spirited efforts."

Craig DunhamDunham reGroup LLC


"In a business that is built upon the creation of lasting experiences, having the right partners is essential. We needed to put more effort into aligning our taste events with the kinds of experiences that our clients expected, and Evelyn did that. With an eye for detail and ambiance, Evelyn really helped shape the future direction of our tasting experiences. She was an invaluable addition to our efforts and I would highly recommend her as a part of any client or event experience team."

Max Miller, Managing Director, Raise Your Spirits