Your experience with Uptown Events & Travel will be special and unique with our amazing team of experienced wedding and travel professionals. Based in Austin, Uptown Events & Travel specializes in:
You’ll love working with our fantastic team who knows what it takes to make everything perfect so you can have a wonderful experience. Combined, we provide you with years of experience and diverse skill sets that no task is too small or too big. As you continue your journey finding the perfect wedding or travel planner, check out our team members and learn a little bit more about why we love what we do (hint, working with you is a big part of it!).
How did Uptown get started? My parents were both entrepreneurs, so having my own business was always something I knew I wanted. After years of working as an event planner at a local Austin event venues I wanted the opportunity to work in new and different spaces for every event, so I started Uptown Events. My husband works for a luxury hotel chain which gave us the opportunity to travel quite often and I quickly fell in love with seeing the world. After three years of business, I decided to start learning the travel industry in hopes of adding travel planning to my repertoire. I was blessed with the opportunity work under a wonderful seasoned luxury travel advisor, and have since added travel services to Uptown. What is your favorite local activity? I enjoy trying Austin’s fabulous restaurants with my husband. I love food but am not great in the kitchen, so treating myself to some of the area’s best restaurants is something I love to do. What is something you can't live without? I can not live without my phone. As a business owner and avid planner, it gives me access to my calendar, contacts, email and everything else needed to stay organized. What is your dream vacation? My dream vacation is a trip around the world. I like to dream big! A three month tour of all the best destinations on earth. A random fact about me? I love poodles! I have a maltipoo and a golden doodle.
How did you get started in events? I got started in events when I planned my dad's wedding. The summer after I graduated from high school, he asked me to plan his big day! I've been hooked ever since. What is your favorite local activity? By far, my favorite thing to do in Austin is to go explore some of the hiking and running trails. There are so many that my puppy and I are constantly finding new places to spend our mornings. What is something you can't live without? I cannot live without my planner. I would have no clue what my days looked like if I didn't use it as a reference. Between weddings and normal life tasks, my planner is my go-to tool to for everyday life. What is your dream vacation? Bora Bora! My absolute dream would be to stay in a three walled cabana with the fourth empty wall looking out onto the ocean! Two random facts about me? I have 8 siblings and I have a serious obsession with buffalo chicken wings.
How did you get started in events? I took a course on special events while getting a degree at Texas State and found the logistical side of events very intriguing. I began volunteering for different types of events and was drawn to the rewarding feeling of helping people plan such an intimate and monumental occasion that they will remember and look back on for the rest of their lives. What is your favorite local activity? I love being able to ride my bike around town and check out all the local live music around town. Stopping by breweries in between is also fun! What is something you can't live without? I heavily depend on my family for support and guidance in life. I have 4 siblings, 5 nephews, 3 nieces, 1 great-nephew and 1 great-niece. Needless to say there is always something going on and we really lean on each other. What is your dream vacation? No particular location comes to mind - but the vacation would be definitely be filled with adventure and great food! - I am a total foodie and love to try all the local cuisine wherever I am at. Two random facts about me? I am a total crime junkie - I love watching true crime shows and I will even listen to crime podcasts when I am in the car. I took a year off college to live in South America!
How did you get started in events? My passion for planning events began when I was the Social Chair for my College Sorority organizing charitable fundraisers and formal gatherings. The more catered parties and weddings I was involved in the more I wanted to continue being apart of others seminal moments. What is your favorite local activity? I enjoy being a part of a local outdoor fitness group; it helps me to stay driven while enjoying my native city. What is something you can't live without? the one thing I literally and figuratively can not live without is food! While I may not be an Iron Chef in the kitchen, I am willing to try anything and appreciate Austin's growing food culture. What is your dream vacation? It is a dream of mine to travel to any destination that has a lot of history to appreciate. Some places I have been considering are Ireland, Peru, or maybe Egypt! Two random facts about me? -Twins are abundant in my family. My dad is an identical twin, my mom has twin brothers, and 2 sets of Great-Great Uncles and Aunts. - I share a birthday with Robert Redford, Madeline Stowe, and the late Patrick Swayze. Some of my favorite!