Hi, we're Kennedy. Your savvy, sophisticated event agency.

Rise to the Occasion.™

At Kennedy Creative Events, we’ve worked with iconic American brands, small mom n’ pops, and everyone in between to throw events with swagger. We are a top-to-bottom events agency that executes flawlessly. Oh, and we have fun doing it, too!

Based in Austin, Texas – the Live Music Capitol of the World – our team is a group of creatives, visionaries, perfectionists and specialists. We know all the best places, we dig your ideas, and we’re oddly obsessed with detail. (But in an endearing way.)

Get to know our team, or check out our event services. And if you’re looking for wedding help or coming to Austin with a large group, we’re happy to oblige.


The Team. Unique by design.

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Natalie Kennedy

The founder and owner of Kennedy Creative Events, Natalie is our fearless leader. With over 20 years of experience in the event industry, she uses foresight, hindsight, and x-ray vision to give clients the experiences of their dreams. A fitness fanatic, sailing enthusiast, and world traveler, Natalie never met a challenge she couldn’t summit. Natalie and her husband are parents to two boys, and one adorable dog.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Create joy!”

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Heather Niemeyer

From financials to client/partner relations. corporate events to collective office sanity, Heather keeps our whole operation on track. Her chameleon ways make her a remarkable team player and excellent resource. With a personable nature, unyielding vitality, and an infectious laugh, Heather facilitates and maintains the relationships we value most.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “The sky is the limit.”

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Heather Leigh

Whether she’s planning a VIP dinner or a pop-art theme party, clients turn to Heatherly for her know-how and professionalism. Thirsty for variety, Heatherly loves that every day has something new to offer. Keeping a balanced life is crucial to this yoga-centric lady, so don’t be alarmed if you find her cross-legged on the office floor.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Faith lies within.”

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Jenny Buchanan

Jenny is our liaison between Kennedy and our strategic partners, making sure every event is smooth sailin’. Like any good diplomat, she’s always jetting back and forth, greeting our partners with a ready grin and inventive ideas. On any given Sunday, she can be found seeking out a fabulous brunch, or shamelessly consuming cheesy romance novels.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Live with love.”

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Whitney Roberts

Always ready with a smile and a handshake, Whitney takes Kennedy’s mission out into the world. Whether it’s developing strategic partnerships or working with the media, she charms everyone she meets, and grows Kennedy’s relationships and offerings in the industry and community. Whitney is a girl-about-town with an endless supply of fun and vigor, and her adventurous spirit keeps her exploring all that Austin has to offer.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Never lose your sense of humor.”

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Amy Short

Amy may have a formal degree in interior design, but a lifetime of creative living. Her passion for design and new ideas keep her work current, fresh, and original, helping her craft events for clients tailored just for them. Amy loves to travel, be outside, and try new things – and she’s pretty darn crafty, too.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

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Jennifer Reese Walker

A seasoned globe trotter, Jenn has helped produce events all over the world. Her ability to plan and execute events cross-culturally makes her a multiplicity master, from high-touch VIP events to trade shows and exhibits. And while she typically unwinds with tunes and sunshine, on the job, her zip and drive rivals the Energizer Bunny.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

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Cristin Meehan

Our brides’ best friend and event expert. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or dancing to 80’s tunes in neon spandex, Cristin pays obsessive attention to detail to keep your party on point. Her ability to understand each client’s unique style makes all of her events one-of-a-kind. Cristin has a love for the elements, and on the weekend, can be found lounging on the water or under the sun.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “I’ve got this!”

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Reese Cisneros

If Kennedy were a circus, Reese would be our trick juggler. Handling an out-of-state corporate event, running airport pick-ups, and organizing social affairs – simultaneously – is what this girl does best. She is a people person who facilitates and maintains close relationships with clients, vendors, and partners, putting on stellar events and exceeding client expectations. She also has a not-so-secret penchant for volleyball and stand-up paddle boarding.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Do small things with great love!”

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Helen Ralowicz

Helen creates fantastic events guaranteed not only to brings smiles – but blow minds. Her background in theater led her to pursue a career in a creative field, and now, she does everything from event production to creating high-level proposals. She’s also a total foodie, and during her free time, can usually be found at a food truck near you.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Do what you love, the rest will follow.”

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Grace Allen

With a strong DMC background that began in Washington, DC, Grace is a master at developing solid relationships. From events at The Smithsonian to galas honoring a former US president, this go-getter learned first-hand how to create high profile productions with, well, grace! Now an Austin girl, Grace works with clients from conception to production, start to finish. Outside of the office, she is both a yoga enthusiast and a seasoned Mexican Martini connoisseur.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

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Wren Reynolds

Natalie’s right-hand woman, Wren wears a ton of hats – and wears them well. Besides being the fetching voice you’ll first hear on our company phone, Wren assists with event production and helps craft whipsmart proposals. This girl has a refined taste for beer, and after-hours, can be found sipping them like a lady or hanging out at sunny Barton Springs with her boyfriend.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Spread some love!”

Client Praise. The love is mutual.

Retail Me Not

We thoroughly enjoyed planning events with Kennedy. The décor was elegant; the brainstorming sessions productive and creative; and the execution was very professional.

Facebook

…our best holiday party yet!

Exxon Mobile

Everything was a smashing success this past weekend…I’ll definitely be recommending Kennedy to my fellow event planners.

Dell

It is obvious you enjoy what you do and enjoy making the events a great success. You continue to amaze time after time.

Spiceworks

…instrumental in helping us pull off yet another wonderful event this year. One that elicits raves from everyone including the attendees and sponsors to our staff and powers-that-be here. I consider Kennedy Creative our partner in event-planning crime.

Darrel K. Royal Foundation

I would be honored to work with any of you again on any event. You are truly the Dream Team.

IMC Financial

The service was top-notch…Kennedy did a great job with ideas for our group, and knowing how to plan and execute everything without causing me any stress at the event. Job well done!

Chrysler Group

I think you are great. We all think you are great. Here’s to more programs in Austin and beyond!

Our Process. The not-so-secret formula.

1 Find your why

Here at Kennedy, we go through a process to help you refine your event goals. Why are you hosting it? What do you hope the outcome will be? Is there a product you want to launch, an individual you want to honor? This is where we take your event’s pulse, and find its heartbeat.

2 Create a vision

We take our conversations, brainstorms, scheming and dreaming, and give you a tantalizing taste of your event on paper. We generate a creative strategy, draw up a proposal with every last detail, and in many cases, create a vision board and/or event rendering. We want each element to match your image and goals, and will fine-tune our vision with you until it’s just right.

3 Build the event

From venue to vendors, we put all the pieces together. We’ll allocate your budget, negotiate contracts, perform site inspections, and deliver impeccable design and décor.

4 Bring it to life

As your on-site experts, we’ll coordinate the minute-by-minute activities of your event, making sure everything goes smoothly and handling any last-minute decisions. We’ll also manage the event’s close, so you can get home for some much needed shut-eye.

5 Evaluate your success

After your event is through, we’ll provide you a post-event report detailing your original goals and how they were met. We’ll look at what worked, what to tweak for next time, review the post-event billings and provide a comprehensive statement on your event investment. We’re from Texas, so we’ll probably give you a good-bye hug, too.

Our Services. What can we do for you?

Occasions. Special is our specialty.

  • Celebrations & Milestones

    Ground breakings, grand openings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversarys, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs

    Celebrations & Milestones
  • Experiential<br/> Events

    Motorsports, F1 races, team-building events, sales incentives, product launches, tradeshows

    Experiential
    Events
  • Conferences & Meetings

    Training programs, user group conferences, sales meetings, investor meetings

    Conferences & Meetings
  • Galas & Stage Events

    Award shows, corporate concerts, fundraisers

    Galas & Stage Events

Event Management. It's in our nature.

1 Event Pre-Planning

Planning for event flow, layout, production details, project timeline, budget allocation, and more

2 Vendor Selection & Staffing

Contract negotiation for location, catering, rentals, audio/visual, transportation, entertainment, photography, security, facilitation, and more

3 Event Production

On-site coordination of load-in, supplier management, registration, stage production, run-of-show, event strike, and more

4 Event Post-Production

Communicate a thorough post-event wrap, final budget, event evaluation, and more

Design & Décor. Beauty to behold.

  • Custom Event Design

    Our interior designer creates a visual package: Your event’s color palette, inspiration board, renderings, digital floor layouts, custom fabrication, and floral design.

  • Décor, Furniture & Prop Rental

    We provide your flowers, illuminated elements, linens, lounge furniture, specialty centerpieces, vignettes, backdrops, and theme props.

  • Graphic Design & Copywriting

    Our graphic designer and copywriter brand your event via custom messaging, invitation and program design, as well as specialty signage.

Contact. Drop us a line.

phone512.899.8991
map5810 Trade Center Dr. Suite 500 Austin, TX 78744

Rise to Your Potential!

Job inquiries: hr[at]kennedycreative.com

Intern inquiries: internship[at]kennedycreative.com

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