Before I launched The Refined Host in 2018, I produced luxury events for an upscale event planning and design firm in New York City. I had the pleasure of working at iconic venues such as The Plaza Hotel, The American Museum of Natural History, Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Cipriani, The Breakers Palm Beach, and Sheen Falls Lodge in County Kerry, Ireland.
While I grew up in Buffalo, NY and it will always remain my home, I currently spend half of my time in sunny Atlanta, GA. Traveling is a large part of my life and it is so exciting when my work takes me to new destinations.
Providing my clients with the highest level of customer service is extremely important to me, therefore, I take on a limited number of clients each year to ensure I give my full attention to each project. I am very grateful for the ability to create lasting friendships with many of my clients that last even when the planning process is over and the event was a huge success!
Katie's event experience spans back 5 years when she was a coordinator at an upscale catering company. She knows the in's and out's of kitchen logistics and works meticulously on-site to make sure every detail has been flawlessly executed.
The "Mama & Papa Bears" of The Refined Host, Jean and Dale work tirelessly to build custom furnishings for TRH couples. From installing bistro lighting to custom building DJ booths and bar fronts, they can do it all!
James has an impeccable eye for design and details. Aside from his super dapper wardrobe, you will notice that he exudes positive energy on the event day and you are in the best of hands on the event day.