About

A “glint” is a reflection of light, if only for a brief moment. The same can be said for events, which bring people together fleetingly. We here at Glint Events feel strongly that these moments should be completely reflective of those that are hosting.

At Glint Events, we’re about much more than event planning. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical solutions to achieve extraordinary results. We believe in working within the limits of your budget to realize an event that has no limits at all.

While planning an event may seem overwhelming to some, it’s what we do everyday. Our detail-oriented nature helps ensure that everything moves along exactly as it should. From behind the scenes to front-and-center with your guests, we work tirelessly to give everyone an ideal and unforgettable experience.

This event is yours. We’re simply here to help make it a reality.

Glint Events is aWomen’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certified company.

Kate Franzen , Owner and Event Planner

Glint’s founder, Kate Franzen, pours herself into her events, providing enthusiastic and comprehensive planning, management, and support for weddings, personal celebrations, and corporate functions. Kate spent seven years creating and executing complex events for a national corporation, and four years planning and directing weddings as the owner and event planner at Glint. Kate’s extensive experience paired with her personal attention to her clients allows her to manage any event with unmatched precision, skill and finesse.

Emily Bartlett , Event Planner

With an equal fondness for social and wedding events, Emily continues to wow clients and colleagues alike with her keen attention to detail and unmatched styling eye. Emily manages day-to-day coordination, including vendor communication, itinerary development and pre-event walkthroughs. On the day of, she’s appreciated for her flawless execution and friendly disposition.

Kendall West , Event Planner

Kendall West is our corporate planner, coming to us from conference services at The Jefferson Hotel. Her extreme attention to detail is unmatched and her passion for working with non-profits shows how huge her heart is. Her eye for design and style along with her vibrant personality makes her a perfect fit to work with our corporate clients.

Katie Hoer , Event Planner

Katie Hoer is our planner for events at Historic Mankin Mansion. She is energetic, ever positive, and the attention she gives her clients is unmatched. Katie is well versed in the world of both corporate and wedding events having lent her skills to numerous galleries, museums, and foundations across Virginia.