Raised in the Napa Valley, Caitlin has been surrounded by food, wine and a service culture since her earliest years. After high school, she set off to pursue a career in finance at the University of Redlands earning a degree in Economics & minor in Mathematics. Post graduation, she rediscovered her true passion for hospitality and people, launching into a career of managing casual fine dining restaurants all over the United States including: New York, Santa Monica, Atlanta, Scottsdale and Miami. Nine years ago after meeting her future husband (remind her to tell you later the crazy story of how they met!), she returned to Northern California and transitioned her career into event planning at a couple of local Top 100 San Francisco restaurants. She has focused specifically on planning events & weddings privately for the last five years.
A few of her favorite things:
quality over quantity
Caitlin produces a small and select number of events each year so that she can focus on providing a boutique luxury experience to all of her clients. Although you will have an entire team of professionals behind the scenes beforehand and on the day or weekend of your event, you will be working directly with Caitlin for the entire process start to finish.
it's all in the details
Caitlin's hospitality resume, finely honed organizational skills and numbers background give her an acute attention to detail in all aspects of planning and coordinating an event. Caitlin will spend time from the start getting to know you, your personality, style, hopes and dreams to ensure your event reflects your vision in every aspect possible from design to service.
worth the investment
Whether you are plotting out your next milestone birthday, tackling wedding planning, or trying to figure out where to begin with a corporate event, you can eliminate any worry with CGE. You won’t need to stress about every last detail and instead be able to focus on the planning aspects that excite you most, and simply enjoy your special day. Rest assured CGE will deliver a successful event and cohesive design with her trusted industry partners and straightforward advice. Caitlin will invest in you as much as you invest in her.
CGE is currently booking in Napa, Sonoma, San Francisco & Marin County. Having lived all over the U.S. Caitlin does have a deeper knowledge of many cities but prefers to plan events in the place she calls home; her expertise lies in planning well executed events in beautiful Northern California.
CGE believes everyone deserves a seat at the table. CGE welcomes all clients, employees and industry partners regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, special needs or disability. Caitlin would be humbled and honored to serve you
in planning your next big event!