We’re thankful for the wonderful feedback from our various clients and partners. Here’s what folks are saying about working with TSL. 

" There is no way the fair could have run as smoothly as it did without you. I realize it's your job, but what sets you apart from any other WABF 'vendor' is your total commitment to the cause and your understanding of my mission. "
Beth Campbell
Washington Antiquarian Book Fair
" Thank you so much for everything – all the feedback we are hearing is that the entire evening was lovely and seamless and fun and that it all looked gorgeous. We couldn’t have pulled it off without you! "
Amy Gardner
Shakespeare Theatre Company
" We’ve worked with Sarah and The Side Lobby to plan and execute our annual fundraising benefit for the past four years. Her expertise in event strategy and planning is invaluable. Thanks to TSL, I can interact with guests and connect with important donors during the event without having to worry about any logistics or planning details. "
Christina Peay
Housing Up
" Sarah is an incredibly collaborative and thoughtful producer. She worked seamlessly with hundreds of community and institutional partners for our events and was an strong asset to our small team. "
Irfana Jetha Noorani
11th Street Bridge Park
" I have worked with Sarah and her team at The Side Lobby for several events and am consistently impressed by her enthusiasm and excitement for effective event planning. I appreciate that she takes the time to truly understand a client’s needs. Her calm presence is a blessing during the hubbub of an event, quietly solving problems before they even occur. "
Emily Dahl
National Network to End Domestic Violence
" The Side Lobby is hands down one of the very best event planning companies! Working with Sarah Cissna on the Shakespeare Theatre Company Galas, was a truly wonderful experience. Her expertise, flexibility, and ability to solve any problem with ease and grace is a huge asset to any event. She somehow manages to make everything run smoothly, which is an incredible feat, especially for such a large event with so many moving pieces. I cannot express how much I highly recommend TSL and Sarah Cissna. "
Moriah Lemming
Shakespeare Theatre Company
" I have never felt such a comfort by hiring someone to run with a project as we have with you. You committed 150% to this project and it was evident by your colleagues at the 11th Street Bridge Park Project and the National Park Service that you went above and beyond. They join me in being so appreciative of your hard work on our collective behalf. Thank you, thank you. I hope that this is the first of many. "
Robert Pullen
Nouveau Productions
" Pleasure, as always, to work with you. You have a great demeanor compared to some of our other event producers so it’s always nice when you’re in the museum with us. "
Chris Frame
National Building Museum
The Side Lobby is a proud supporter of the College of William and Mary, especially their annual "One Tribe, One Day" campaign.