DMC Experts in the Old North State

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Brimming with destinations from the mountains to the sea, North Carolina provides guests the opportunity to tap in to authenticity through natural wonders and cultural experiences, washed down with sweet tea and topped with a smile. Adventure meets charm. Mouth-watering barbeque, jaw-dropping mountain trails and glorious windswept beaches make North Carolina a siren call from the South; where the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway beckons groups with road trips, Asheville offers craft beer trails and a dynamic art scene, and the wild Spanish mustangs and gilded sands of the Outer Banks is a transcendental experience.

DMC services in the following locations:
  • Charlotte
  • Asheville
  • The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill)
  • The Piedmont (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point)
  • The Beaches (Wilmington and Outerbanks)

The DMC in Charlotte just as visionary as you

Spark by Design infuses imagination, customer-focused attitude and inviting southern charm to perfectly plan and execute unrivaled corporate events throughout North Carolina. In addition to achieving the industry’s most rigorous DMC criteria, they also offer:


The Spark By Design team has been providing event solutions in North Carolina since 2007.


The company continues community involvement with the Friends of West Meck Advisory Board, which promotes partnerships between businesses and public high schools. Owner, Helen Edwards has served multiple roles on the board of ILEA Charlotte, including Past-President.

Industry Engagement

Spark values their industry relationships with ILEA, MPI, and NACE and partnerships with Visit Charlotte and Visit Asheville.


Two-Time ILEA Esprit Award winning company. Owner, Helen Edwards was awarded the Hospitality Professional of the Year in 2021 from the CRVA (Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority).

Emergency Preparedness

Both preemptive and proactive, they have a detailed emergency plan in place for every event.


They implement sustainable businesses practices that leave a positive impact environmentally, socially and economically.

Our clients say it best

“The best Hosts DMC I’ve worked with thus far! I love your professionalism, your presentation & your willingness to work with all the weird requests that we have! I still can’t believe you guys pulled this off with such short notice & the hurricane! This was definitely one for the books!”

Senior Event Logistics Manager, Technology Industry

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