Minnesota native, Kari Gronseth is an accomplished event producer with over 15 years in the event industry. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a BS in urban planning & design, she focused on a corporate career path and gained skills in organization, space planning, logistics and budget planning.
A love of floral and interior design is how this all began. She became a professional floral designer in 2005 and opened her own business focusing on weddings and social events. Her business grew into more than floral design and she started managing the design and décor details, logistics, catering, entertainment and crisis management (family dynamics) in some of Minnesota’s most spectacular weddings.
In 2013 she joined a large event planning firm in Minneapolis producing weddings and corporate events. She was able to be part of a firm and produce events for Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, The Super Bowl, The Ryder Cup, along with many amazing Mitzvahs and birthday parties. She is committed to and has worked with many nonprofit foundations such as; The Abbeys Hope Foundation, Open Arms of MN, Shriners Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland and Tubman. Kari believes in giving back to these foundations using her design and creative skills to help raise money for good causes. She has also proudly been part of projects for major malls such as The Mall of America providing all the décor for The Project Runway fashion show and decorating The Galleria in Edina for the holidays. Kari has worked with and has long lasting friendships with some of the best vendors, artists and creative designers in the city. These friendships and connections are priceless to the success of Gather Event Group.
Gather Event Group began in 2020 – finally some good news in 2020. Kari feels blessed to be able to start her own planning company doing what she loves best, gathering people together for a really good party. Kari is a pro at small scale elegant, luxurious events along with the large-scale wedding or gala. Her goal is to always provide seamless execution and for guests to leave feeling like they just attended an event they will never forget.
Kari is a romantic at heart, has always loved weddings and still tears up when every bride walks down the aisle. Every single one. She feels lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of the most special day of a couple’s life and has long lasting friendships with the couples she works with.
Kari is passionate about family and is mom to three amazing children. Two are in college and the baby is in high school. All summer you can often find one or two of these kids on a set working hard with their mom. She has a mini golden doodle named Eddie Van Halen that she takes with her wherever she can. In her free time, you can find Kari managing the schedules of her three children, playing tennis, running, golfing, searching for the best cup of coffee, redecorating her home, a friend’s home or binging a Netflix show.
She is constantly looking for the newest trends in event design, interior design and fashion and how those can be translated into the next event.
Kari and her team are so excited to hear from you and start planning your special event. They can’t wait to Gather your favorite people together for the very best celebration! Cheers!