Photo credit: Love You Forever Photography

                        Photo credit: Love You Forever Photography


We are professional event planners that collect your ideas, personality, and style and blend them into a unique and memorable event. From weddings and anniversaries, to proposals, birthday parties and baby showers- we design all types of occasions throughout Maine. We offer full service event planning that will focus on every detail, or, you can customize our services to create the level of support you need.


Adrienne first got hooked on event planning as a child, bringing to life family parties and holiday gatherings with her homemade desserts. Years later, her early passion led to a master’s degree in business administration and a career in corporate marketing.

A Camden native, she soon found herself drawn to California, where a job with an event firm specializing in over-the-top experiences reawakened her love of unforgettable and extraordinary celebrations.

Adrienne couldn’t stay away from Maine’s unparalleled seasonal weather for long, returning to Portland to embark on a search for more meaningful work. She left the corporate marketing world behind, founding The Refinery in October 2012.

Known by clients for her unflappable calm, Adrienne finds inspiration in everyday life, from her family to art to various cultures. She weaves clients’ vision and personality into each event, spinning memorable experiences out of creative organization and thoughtful details.

Meet the Team