Nicki’s love of events began at a young age and further developed during her college and professional careers. While obtaining her undergraduate degree at CSU, Chico, she minored in Recreation Administration with an emphasis in Special Events and Tourism. Nicki’s professional career then allowed her to gain strong organization and project management skills, as well as an artistic eye for display and merchandising. Nicki’s background in operations and visuals ensures both ease and beauty at each wedding. 

Our History

Kate Whelan Events™ was first established in 2008, specializing in award winning design, planning and coordination for special events, such as weddings, social occasions, and corporate gatherings. Owner and Senior Event Consultant, Kate Whelan, has been in the event planning industry since 2003, and has assembled a team of creative consultants that assist in executing the production for each KWE event.

Kate Whelan Events™ has been featured in many exclusive online and printed publications, including but not limited to Martha Stewart Weddings. Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Brides Northern California Magazine, Sierra Style Real Weddings Magazine, Sacramento Magazine, Our Wedding Magazine, Ruffled Blog, Elizabeth Anne Designs and more!

Where We Are Now

Now taking on a limited number of exclusive events per year, Kate Whelan Events™ continues to provide a boutique event planning experience customized to each of its unique customers. From luxurious, glamorous, affairs to simple, elegant, events, our design languages are flexible. Our Sacramento Studio is currently located in midtown at 1808 Q Street, with a second office in San Francisco and all meetings are by appointment only.