Event Planning for Impact

For over 15 years Shumaker PDT has been helping clients in a variety of industries create memorable events to achieve their goals. From intimate gatherings to massive celebrations, our team of experts listens to our clients and collaborates to develop custom events that will move the needle.


Institutions of Higher Learning turn to Shumaker to make their events memorable. Whether planning graduations, conferences, fundraisers or business meetings, Shumaker knows how to craft an experience that showcases the unique attributes of each institition.


Understanding the special requirements of the healthcare space is critical. Whether recognition events for employees whose work affects the community, professional development to expand expertise, or fundraising to extend services, Shumaker has helped many healthcare organizations deliver events that hit the mark.


Events can play a significant role in enabling the success of non-profits both as direct fundraisers and as an opportuity to increase visibility and support within the community. At Shumaker, we recognize the mission-driven nature of these organizations and work to ensure that the time and resources invested in the events we craft delivers a return on the trust and investments made with us.


Corporate events come in every size, shape and intention, from companies in all industries and stages of development. And we have produced them all. Whether working with large national organizations on annual sales meetings or crafting celebrations for regional players, Shumaker illuminates and extends brand and campaign identities through the events we produce.

Private Parties

Some things need recognition beyond the standard. Birthdays, retirements, anniversaries – you name it and we have ideas that will make an impression. When someone you love reaches a milestone or achieves what seemed impossible, Shumaker is here to help you make the day something to remember.


Our creative team pairs state-of-the-art technology and expertise in audiovisual and lighting with top-notch customer service. We are your partner in creating the wedding and the lifelong memories you desire.

Over the past 14 years, we’ve earned our reputation as premier luxury wedding planners in the Central PA region:

  • The Knot “Best Of Weddings” for over five years
  • Wedding Wire “Couples Choice Award” for over five years
  • Pennsylvania Meetings and Events Magazine “Best of Pennsylvania”
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Our Clients

Experience The Shumaker Difference Firsthand

When you are ready to transform your vision into a reality, Shumaker will create a world-class event for you. 

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What our clients say

Over the years we have worked with Shumaker for our event needs and found their work to be top notch. We appreciate their attention to detail and the creativity they bring to each event. Their partnership along with their friendly, courteous staff have made each event a success.

Tara Renault

Office of Donor Relations, Dickinson College

I wanted to take a few minutes to personally thank you for all you accomplished for our Press Conference yesterday. Everything was perfect! We could not have asked for anything more!

Christiane Delgado

Events Coordinator of Health, Latino Connection

The event was simply magnificent – show stopping would be a good word to describe it. It felt intimate and exclusive and different in all the best ways. Well done! I was extremely proud to help host such a fantastic event. I can hardly express how grateful I am for all of the hard work you put into making it so memorable!

Kate Deringer Sallie

Chair, Cultural Enrichment Fund Partner, Pillar+Aught

The Winter Chill, The Common Wheel
Because of you, the venue looked absolutely amazing and people were wowed by the ring of bikes rotating above their heads. We appreciate everything that you do for us at the Common Wheel.

Adriana Atencio

Director of Outreach and Resources

Thanks to the Shumaker team, who again did a great job in helping to stage the event. Please give my thanks to your team that was on site. They were great!

Joe Swope

Manager, Media Relations and Special Projects, UGI Utilities, Inc.

A huge thank you for everything you did to make the Under The Big Top event the most spectacular event we’ve ever done! The feedback and praise from our donors and leadership has been unbelievable. You helped us create something magical and we’re so very grateful!

Jessica Ritchie

Vice President for Development, UPMC Pinnacle