We’re grateful for a lot of things — chief among them, the ability to work in an industry we love alongside people we adore and respect. So when Thanksgiving rolled around this holiday season, we thought it would be the perfect time to break bread with one of our cherished partners: the team from Fairmont Austin, the luxury downtown hotel for which we serve as in-house event producers. To spend some quality time together and chat about some of the latest and greatest things taking place in the realm of events, we orchestrated a trio of site visits to Fair Market, Bangers, and Star Hill Ranch — three popular spaces around town with three distinct offerings, all of which have served as offsite venues for Fairmont guest events.

Our day together ended with a Friendsgiving feast in the reception hall at Star Hill Ranch, where we each brought a personal dinner plate from home with a story behind it to share during our meal. From grandmothers’ china to post-college plates bought for first apartments, each piece had its own history, giving us a peek into one another’s lives as we dined together. Our potluck included contributions from everyone on the Kennedy team, including our annual tradition, the almighty turducken. Take a peek at this magical evening, and peruse last year’s recipe roundup for a few homemade holiday ideas to make your own.

A Fairmont Austin & Kennedy Creative Events Friendsgiving

photography by Chris Ferguson 


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