Before I launched The Refined Host in 2018, I produced luxury events for an upscale event planning firm in New York City. I had the pleasure of working at iconic venues around the world 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 continue even when the planning process is over and the event was a huge success!
Katie's event experience stems from her previous work for a notable restaurant group. She knows the ins and outs of kitchen planning and is meticulous on-site to ensure every place setting has been flawlessly set.
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 constructing DJ booths and bar fronts, they can do it all!
James has an impeccable eye for design and details. Aside from his extra dapper wardrobe, you will notice that he has a passion for logistics and exudes an infectious, positive energy that makes everyone around him smile.