Creating Memorable Events

I create and produce one-of-a-kind special event experiences in Los Angeles that are crafted to reflect each client’s unique entertainment needs.

What I Offer



Event planning

Budget planning

Design & decor

Menu selection


Venue selection

Vendor management


Overall Logistics

Event production

Day of Coordination



Melinda McColgan
JKL Special Events
Redondo Beach, CA


My event production style is a diverse and eclectic mix of casual, traditional, rustic and out-of-the box. Whether producing private celebrations, corporate functions (both small and large), or community events, I am passionate about creating an extraordinary, memorable experience.

With over 20 years of hands-on family restaurant know-how and experience (fine dining, a nightclub, sushi bars and sports restaurants), combined with long-standing, quality relationships with numerous vendors, venues and suppliers, JKL Special Events always exceeds client expectations.

I had the pleasure of working with Melinda and her team recently on a party for some selected clients. She listened intently to our vision. Not only was she accommodating and flexible, but also came back to us with suggestions and ideas that made our event that much more distinctive. Melinda was creative, professional and friendly, and her team made our guests feel very special. We look forward to working with her again in the future.

Eileen Woodbury
VP Marketing iHeartMedia Los Angeles

Every year I was responsible for planning the Christmas party for the LA Kings Hockey team and their families. I worked with Melinda to create a menu that was versatile for professional athletes down to small children. Her menu planning, attention to detail and knowledge of the most popular holiday choices were very helpful. Her staff, preparation and presentation is exceptional. Her services will always be my first choice.

Wandamae Lombardi
Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club 2007-2017

Working with Melinda is working with a consummate professional.  She cares about the details, keeps to a timeline and can improvise as needed. These are the basics for an excellent event planner. Now is a good time to thank you Melinda for years of great service and friendship!

Cheryl Ogden 
Ogden Photography, Hermosa Beach

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