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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Cristin Meehan

Cristin is a dynamo when it comes to developing relationships and closing contracts with client and hotel partners alike, thanks to her unflappable professionalism. 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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Grace Gittinger

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 firsthand how to create high profile productions with, well, grace! Now a longtime Austin girl, Grace works with clients to develop unique and memorable events custom fit for every program. Outside of the office, she’s 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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Whitney Reynolds

Whitney is the jack of all trades for the events she plans. She juggles all aspects of the event process, from finding our fabulous clients to designing the event down to the last sparkle. 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.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “Spread some love!”

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Heather “B” White

Think you’ve got B figured out? Think again, friend. This top-notch sales and wedding coordinator has studied forensic profiling, served in the armed forces, raced mini monster trucks with her dad, and done event photography with her mom, and now she’s raising adorable twin girls with her husband while coordinating sales operations for the coolest event planning agency in town. (Oh, and she can fix your car, too.)

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Marisa Negri

Ask Marisa what she majored in at the University of Georgia, and she answers like this: “Advertising major, Sociology minor, New Media certificate, concentration in having a blast.” Born in the north and bred in the south, this recent Austin transplant is one part social butterfly, one part treehugger and one part adventure junkie. With heaps of experience in the marketing and events industries, our favorite international backpacker and blogger can’t stay still for long.

WORDS TO LIVE BY: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

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Hallie Williams

A lifelong Austinite and proud Texas Longhorn who bleeds burnt orange, Hallie has a secret: she wishes she’d also gone to Hogwarts. Eating too much sushi, watching a football game and doing yoga in Zilker Park is her idea of a perfect Saturday, and here’s a fun fact about the math-minded history buff, event production wizard and friend-to-all-clients: she happens to be a direct descendant of Mark Twain.

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Lerin Van Buren

This proud Italian Aggie doesn’t do anything halfway, whether it’s running a half-marathon, living it up with her husband in downtown Austin, or whipping up a delicious dinner without putting her wine glass down once. (Oh, and she’s an exemplary sales coordinator, too.) Fun fact: Lerin lived in Albuquerque while Breaking Bad was being filmed, and she’s seen where Walter White lived and buried his money.

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Bronwyn Sandercock

A woman of many nicknames, Bronwyn (aka Brony, Bron, B, and Bronywhen) keeps Kennedy’s numbers on point at all times. Having spent more than two decades in the Bay area before coming to Austin, she’s been a lifelong 49ers fan — even through the dark years. She loves hanging in Lakeway and South Austin with her boyfriend and her retired racing greyhound, Eddie (as in Eddie DeBartolo, of course).

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Lindsay Meier

Lindsay has planned events all over the US, but despite her travels, there’s no city she’d rather call home than Austin. With a background in event production, she’s able to both lend a creative lens and act as a logistical sounding board to clients. On the weekends, you can find this avid foodie eating her way through the Austin restaurant scene, and if you challenge her to a blind taste test over a cheese board, you’ll probably lose.

Kimberly Lansing, Production Coordinator at Kennedy Creative Events

Kim Lansing

This Florida-born War Eagle is new to Austin, but she’s already got a packed social calendar and a favorite place to take in the sights: namely, the ever-changing Baylor Street art wall. It’s a testament to her powers of friendship that she’s been a bridesmaid (or maid of honor) seven times; in fact, she’s saving the dresses and aiming to make it to 27. With a personality like hers, we predict she’ll hit that goal in no time.

Lacey Gibson, Production Coordinator at Kennedy Creative Events

Lacey Gibson

Lacey may be an LA-born globetrotter, but she’s a Texan through and through. This Pepperdine alum (with a degree in production and film) has been to dozens of countries, but always loves coming home to Austin. Forever a foodie, a red wine connoisseur and a Netflix binge enthusiast, Lacey counts her Chihuahua (“Bruiser”), hot air ballooning, and weekend road trips among her favorite things.

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Natalie “Sunny” Fellows

In case you were wondering, Sunny’s disposition absolutely lives up to her nickname. This ultra-talented event producer loves cooking, wine… and doing her signature move – “the flight attendant” – after indulging in a bit of the latter. Her weekends are spent with her husband and their two pups, Emma and Ava, and they’re all as lucky to have her as we are.

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Kaitlyn Lamm

Our resident pop culture connoisseur and bibliophile runs a book club, can recite every line of Great Expectations, and knows everything there is to know about Ryan Adams and Joe Purdy. When she’s not locking down deals for Kennedy’s clients and generally being awesome, she can often be found exploring the city or crying at a chick flick. Kaitlyn lives in Hyde Park with her boyfriend and her King Charles Cavalier, Carlisle.

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Kristen Rowsey

Kristen went to Pepperdine University where she ran track, was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and graduated with a degree in Advertising. She has lived in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii, where she worked on the hit CBS TV show, Hawaii Five-O. Despite being a total beach bum with a wanderlust spirit, she believes she’s found her forever home in Austin, where she appreciates Southern hospitality, lake days and all things Tex Mex. Kristen is a fitness junkie, wine-n-dine fanatic, globe trotter (Australia and London are among her favorites) dark chocolate connoisseur, and country music enthusiast.

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
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4120 Freidrich Lane
Suite 400
Austin, TX 78744

Rise to Your Potential!

Job inquiries: hr[at]kennedycreative.com

Intern inquiries: internship[at]kennedycreative.com

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