Memorable | Unique | Lively | Events
Every event we produce is a custom experience designed specifically for each and every client. With over 10 years of experience planning corporate events, weddings and non-profit galas we are more than just event planners. We are custom fabricators, logistics experts, brand builders, media mavens and data driven world-class designers. Whether you need assistance with a launch party for your new brand, unique trade show booth design, SXSW marketing event, charity gala or exquisitely design wedding we are the team for you!
Who is Wild Sky Events....
Kate Goddard, Owner Wild Sky Events
I began working in the events industry over 10 years ago as a lighting designer and event producer for large scale music events and festivals. I moved into the role of producer shortly after and began the adventure of being an event planner. This career has taken me all over the world planning events from London to Melbourne and I have loved every minute of it.
Over the years I have designed and produced events for Universal Music Group, SXSW, Getty Images, StockUnlimited, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Formula 1, University of Cambridge, many Fortune 500 companies and exciting new tech startups. These have ranged from 1,000 guests food and wine festivals and SXSW music showcases to product launch events, corporate holiday events, non-profit galas and gorgeous weddings.
What sets Wild Sky Events apart?
My favorite part of being an event planner is being able to combine the analytic and creative sides of the business. What sets me apart is my ability to jump between a data driven producer role and the creative designer role. I am happiest when I get to design and fabricate unique interactive event experiences for my clients.
I look at events as more than just an party but as an extension of the overall marketing strategy and it is important to me that every design element feeds into that plan. My mission is to create a fantastic event but also to make sure it is the event my clients need and one that is in tune with their ROI goals.
Personalized and creative event planning for our social event clients!
For my social event clients the goal is to make the planning processes as stress free as possible while also designing a wedding that is unique, stylish and gorgeous. Because I personally plan every wedding that comes through our doors, I only take 10 weddings a year to ensure my clients get the very best service.
- My favorite thing about Austin is the music scene. Mohawk, Stubbs, Parish and of course Moody Theater are my favorite venues.
- My two main passions are photography and traveling. I am always planning my next trip!
- I lived in the UK for 4 years and received my Masters from the University of Cambridge.
- I can usually be found hiking on the weekend with my husband Tim and dog Luke.
- Tea not coffee, chocolate goes with everything & travel whenever possible!
Kate Goddard and everyone on her team are a Godsend. I cannot say enough about her responsiveness, adaptability, creativity, attention to detail, thick skin, resourcefulness and overall passion to deliver a flawless experience. Kate concepted and produced a beautiful pop-up interactive experience for my brand at a high profile, high traffic event, in a short amount of time and with budget restrictions. Even when EVERYTHING (out of her power) went wrong, she ensured the best possible outcome could happen. She takes your vision personally and is committed to delivering. Definitely would work with her again and again!
- Christine Guzman | Chandon
"Under Kate's oversight, StockUnlimited's launch project at SXSW came off without a hitch and resulted in many thousands of engagements with our target audience. Kate produced both our trade show and our launch party. She worked all hours and attended to all the project's and the team's needs, often before we even knew they existed. She is a highly capable, professional and organized individual, who knows Austin and SXSW inside out. She has a great work ethic, doesn't mind working long hours, and she's great fun to boot. Highly recommended!"
- Christian Toksvig | CEO, StockUnlimited
On behalf of the entire team here, we wanted to send a huge thank you for all of your hard work on the new Zendesk launch! Everyone was blown away - including our executive team - that attended last night. The look and feel represented our brand perfectly. And the event really did go off without a hitch.
I know event planning is very difficult, and yet you always seem to manage everything with grace and ease. That really helps our team relax and know you have things covered. Again, thank you so much, and looking forward to great things at SXSW!
- Leadership Team | Zendesk
"How do you create a brand new outdoor festival in central Austin? You call Kate at Wild Sky Events, that’s how! We gave Kate every imaginable challenge: no power, no water, no facilities, etc. And, of course, an impossible deadline. Kate jumped in, blended right into our team, crafted a plan that fit our budget, and made it happen. Every challenge was an opportunity for her to exceed our expectations. Best of all, she was a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly recommend her expertise. "
- Jason Meeker | Meeker Marcom PR
"Kate made our perfect wedding a reality! She was with us from day one through to the big day and for every moment of the journey. She listened, consulted, shared creativity and brought a network of fantastic vendors. Kate is thoughtful of budget and always willing to adapt to changes. And she comes through and executes and awesome event. We loved our wedding and had so much fun. Kate made that possible and we are so grateful for that!"
- Kathryn & AJ (Bride & Groom)
I don't know how to rate perfection but 5 stars is not enough! Kate's ability to design and plan down to every detail was remarkable. The day of the wedding exceeded every expectation. Every guest told me that this was the most amazing wedding that they had been to. It was unique, beautiful, and magical. Kate took care of everything and kept the special event on schedule. As a mother, I did not have to worry about any facet as I knew Kate had it all handled and then some. Thanks Kate - you are now a special friend to our family forever.
- Darla (Mother of Bride)
"Kate and Wild Sky Events MADE our company's party (Zendesk) at SXSW this year. We rented out The Container Bar in Austin, and she worked for 6 months with me (and I had never had any corporate events experience) to make it a complete success. If you're looking for a corporate events planner that knows her stuff, works quickly, can be counted on and will help you navigate all the intricacies of the events world, definitely talk to her. She shined in these particular areas: -Took care of everything (and when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING - from managing exploding neon lights to dealing with last minute venue flooding) without making you worry about anything. -Was super creative and came to me with some amazing ideas and recommending the best vendors - while always thinking about how we can achieve the best outcome for the lowest budget. Very important! -Literally went above and beyond multiple times - going way above her calling when we were hitting a budget.
A good event planner is like a magician - everything comes together seamlessly and without effort but they are working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it seem that way. Kate is a brilliant magician and pulled many rabbits out of her hat without stressing me out with issues. I would absolutely work with Kate again for other events and will actually MISS working with her because she is so wonderful. If you're looking for someone who gets it, and is delightful to partner with, definitely talk to her."
- Tian Lee | Zendesk
From the moment I stumbled upon Kate & Wild Sky Events, I knew my wedding was going to be incredible. Kate made everything a breeze for me in the decision making process. She is well connected with vendors & very knowledgable about the industry. Kate was always willing to go the "extra mile" to accommodate any requests. She is truly talented with the way she envisions the decor & set up of weddings. My husband & I can't recommend her enough. We had the best day ever! Thanks Kate :)!
- Laurel & Austin
"I was hesitant to hire a wedding coordinator, but after all is said and done, best money spent on the wedding hands down. Kate and her team do such an amazing job and made me feel like I could really sit back and relax on my big day. Kate is organized, accessible, thoughtful and creative. I was able to have a blast at my wedding because of Wild Sky Events."
After vetting several event planners and production management companies in Austin, I decided to go with Kate from Wild Sky Events for our corporate Holiday Party because of her experience. I'm so very glad I did! Kate's attention to detail, proactive planning, creative design, and professionalism are outstanding! She allowed me to focus on my busy day to day job functions at work with the reassurance our event would be outstanding. We had many compliments and everyone stated it was “the best corporate party they've ever attended.” Thank you Kate!
- Karen Cowley | Main Street Renewal
"Kate from Wild Sky Events is an exceptional planner! We could not have made it without her. She is a true professional. I never had to leave a message when calling, she always answered her phone, e-mails, and texts. When I talked to her about a concern I had she already had it covered. Everything was done in a timely manner; therefore, the wedding day was stress free for the entire wedding party and family. Kate consulted us with every decision and then took the initiative to make my daughter's dream wedding a reality. Kudos to Kate for a job well done!"
- Joni (Mother of the Bride)
Kate did an exceptional job delivering our vision for the party we hosted. Any questions I had were answered immediately, and on site the entire event to handle the situations that arose. Highly recommend Kate and her team at Wild Sky Events.
- Shauna Davis | Equalizer