Welcome to White Hall Events’ new blog. I’m so excited that you’re here! I’m Amy, owner of White Hall Events, lead event designer, as well as a wife and mother. This blog is here to provide inspiration for your next event, show you some of the awesome events that we are working on, and highlight: the good, the bad, the ugly and the fun of wedding and event planning.
I figure that I should start from the beginning, and fill you all in on how White Hall Events got started. It’s a pretty simple story.
I have a BA in English with a concentration in pre-law from the College of the Holy Cross. I was preparing to apply to Law School when I received an opportunity to intern with my areas largest medical center. The internship sounded like the perfect summer gig, help the EVP of the hospital’s foundation plan their annual Gala. The event was held at Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Estate. It hosted 900 guests, was catered by a top NYC catering company, and it changed my career path forever.
I’ve been working in events ever since! I started in New York, planning corporate events: galas, fundraisers and meetings. In 2009 my husband (fiancé at the time) and I moved to Washington, D.C. He got his MBA and I fell in love with designing weddings and social events. I worked for the absolute BEST catering company serving D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We designed events for everyone from the Dalai Lama to Tiger Woods. I would be in the Library of Congress one day, and at a wedding on a Virginia Plantation the next. I LOVED it.
In 2011, my husband and I moved back to NY to be closer to family and friends. We got married, and I went back to corporate event planning, working as Director of Events for a national organization. I planned luncheons for 500, fundraisers for 3,000, dinners, meetings, you name it, and I did it! I loved the organization, but I sorely missed social events – and hence, White Hall Events was born!
I love our clients and am inspired by them everyday! I feel truly blessed to be able to do what I love! Let’s work together soon!