Introducing our Event Manager and Wedding Planner 


Introducing our dynamic Venue Coordinator and Wedding Planner, Samantha Evans! Samantha was raised in Harvey, Michigan, and has been planning weddings all over the state since 2018, including time spent in Petoskey, Charlevoix, and Boyne City.  She joined the team here at Nagelkirk Gardens in the spring of 2021, placing her and her son, Tucker, on the shores of their favorite spot, Lake Superior. 


Day to day, Samantha can be found diligently checking in with clients and finalizing details for upcoming events. Having earned a certificate in wedding planning from the New York Institute of Art and Design, she’s a passionate soul that makes the priorities of her clients her own. There is no limit to what can be created with her. Soon, Samantha will have a certificate in Eco-Friendly and Green wedding planning to compound her strong skill set. She is always learning more about the wedding industry, and is anxious to share her knowledge with you.


Samantha is utterly approachable and always willing to help the guests that walk through our doors. It’s easy for her to share excitement over all of the delights our store houses, especially plants! Samantha is more than a wedding planner, but a house plant connoisseur as well. Her love and knowledge of houseplants is always something she’s happy to share with curious customers and houseplant collectors. 


When Samantha isn’t tending to her own plant babies, her and her son can be found taking walks in our beautiful community whenever the weather allows. When nature turns sour (as it often does here in the U.P.), Samantha is staying true to her dynamic nature by rearranging and enjoying her space at home. Designing in amazing spaces, like our wedding venue, makes the work of organizing everything that much more enjoyable. And there’s always inspiration to be found by seeing things in a new light. 


Do you have questions about our wedding venue? Is it time to get started with planning your upcoming event? Contact Samantha Evans today at or by phone at (906) 228-7441.