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Kristin Banta Events

Los Angeles , CA
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Los Angeles, CA 91604 US (map)

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818-505-8971

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With an extensive background in fashion, entertainment, and event production, as well as experience in catering and interior design, Kristin creates unforgettable celebrations while... Read more
With an extensive background in fashion, entertainment, and event production, as well as experience in catering and interior design, Kristin creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh perspective to the mix. Known within her community as a long-standing advocate for marriage equality, she is passionate about helping her clients find their own voice for their wedding day. Her events, from society weddings in exclusive locations to progressive film and music industry soirees, are as unique and diversified as her clientele, which range from Fortune 500’s to multi-platinum recording artists.

Kristin served as weekly wedding expert for Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” throughout early 2013, as well as host of “Keep the Party Moving,” a new show in development, aired on the Style network in August 2013. In 2012, Kristin had her own Bravo special, “The Ringleader”, which showcased her signature out-of-the-box style, revolutionizing the way couples look at their special day. The show re-aired for an encore Bravo presentation as “The Wedding Party” throughout the summer of 2012. Appearing as a correspondent on KTLA and as a featured designer on the Mark Burnett/DreamWorks series for TNT, “Wedding Day”, she can also be seen throughout the third season of Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” as the wedding designer and planner for host Patti Stanger. Most recently, Kristin appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars” and is currently shooting a new show for Syfy as the host and designer of, “My Big Fat Geek Wedding,” taking unusual concepts and giving them a couture spin.

Named the 2014 and 2015 “Event Planner of the Year” by Event Solutions, 2014 "Best All-Around Wedding Vendor" by California Wedding Day Magazine, and a 2013 National BizBash Event Style Awards Finalist, Kristin is also a frequent contributor to many leading wedding and event publications. Kristin was featured as one of Los Angeles’ top event designers in “The Art of Celebration” along with “Southern California Weddings,” in addition to countless publications including InStyle Weddings, Modele Magazine, California Wedding Day, Frontiers Magazine, LA Weddings Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride Southern California, Southern Living, Your Wedding Day Magazine, LA Times, Real Simple Weddings, Inside Weddings, Life & Style, Style Me Pretty, Junebug, Green Wedding Shoes, Weddings In Houston, Bride Finds, AOL and Punk Rock Confidential. Read less
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Robin
Wedding:
8/29/2015
5.0/5.0
Four years later, I'm here on this site (again), to gush about Kristin Banta. She and her team did our son's intimate small wedding in 2011 (I'm the Robin with great reviews :-)! Now, KB and team just pulled off a 4-day destination event for over 230 people! It was nothing less than spectacular! Each event, from the romantic al fresco Italian Rehearsal dinner, to the Mexican inspired Welcome party to the actual day - words cannot begin to describe the magic . . .the décor was off the charts. . .the lighting was like nothing I've seen. . .the out of the box thinking, that made this wedding unlike any other, in the most positive way possible is a 50 on a 1-10 scale! It's been 2 weeks and that is all people are still talking about. . .Our daughter and son-in-law said it exceeded their wildest dreams for the wedding that they so desired. Don't even bother interviewing other planners, IF you like creative, out-of-the-box, not cookie-cutter thinking - working with true professionals and having lots of fun planning!
Four years later, I'm here on this site (again), to gush about Kristin Banta. She and her team did our son's intimate Read more...
Four years later, I'm here on this site (again), to gush about Kristin Banta. She and her team did our son's intimate small wedding in 2011 (I'm the Robin with great reviews :-)! Now, KB and team just pulled off a 4-day destination event for over 230 people! It was nothing less than spectacular! Each event, from the romantic al fresco Italian Rehearsal dinner, to the Mexican inspired Welcome party to the actual day - words cannot begin to describe the magic . . .the décor was off the charts. . .the lighting was like nothing I've seen. . .the out of the box thinking, that made this wedding unlike any other, in the most positive way possible is a 50 on a 1-10 scale! It's been 2 weeks and that is all people are still talking about. . .Our daughter and son-in-law said it exceeded their wildest dreams for the wedding that they so desired. Don't even bother interviewing other planners, IF you like creative, out-of-the-box, not cookie-cutter thinking - working with true professionals and having lots of fun planning! Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue, Videography, Unique Services
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sarah
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Kristin Banta is amazing. We knew within minutes of meeting her that she was "the one." You can tell right away that she has a passion for what she does and it is evident in every one of her weddings. We met with a handful of reputable planners before meeting Kristin, none of which had the talent, vision, passion or enthusiasm that Kristin did. Kristin and her entire staff were amazing. Not only did she give my husband and me the wedding of our dreams, but became a very close friend. She was there for us through every step or concern through our almost 14 months of planning. I cannot say enough kind things about her and would recommend her a thousand times over. Our experience was so great that I almost wish we had another wedding to plan with her.

Also, check her out on Bravo! Her special "The Ring Leader" premieres in February.
Kristin Banta is amazing. We knew within minutes of meeting her that she was "the one." You can tell right away that she Read more...
Kristin Banta is amazing. We knew within minutes of meeting her that she was "the one." You can tell right away that she has a passion for what she does and it is evident in every one of her weddings. We met with a handful of reputable planners before meeting Kristin, none of which had the talent, vision, passion or enthusiasm that Kristin did. Kristin and her entire staff were amazing. Not only did she give my husband and me the wedding of our dreams, but became a very close friend. She was there for us through every step or concern through our almost 14 months of planning. I cannot say enough kind things about her and would recommend her a thousand times over. Our experience was so great that I almost wish we had another wedding to plan with her.

Also, check her out on Bravo! Her special "The Ring Leader" premieres in February. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Robin
Wedding:
7/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We were given Kristin's name through the high end hotel we were using for our son's wedding. From the minute we started speaking, I knew that she was our wedding planner. She told me "this is your family's wedding and I'm here to make YOUR vision come true, not to plan my idea of what your wedding should be". The entire planning process, which was probably 6 months, was pure joy; her vendors were top notch; her staff was always accomodating and smiling; our budget (which was not huge) was honored. Our son's wedding is still talked about from all who were lucky enough to attend and even the hotel staff still refers to that event as one of the most beautiful and romantic weddings that they had seen. I can't wait for our daughters to become engaged, so that we can have an excuse to work with Kristin again!
We were given Kristin's name through the high end hotel we were using for our son's wedding. From the minute we started Read more...
We were given Kristin's name through the high end hotel we were using for our son's wedding. From the minute we started speaking, I knew that she was our wedding planner. She told me "this is your family's wedding and I'm here to make YOUR vision come true, not to plan my idea of what your wedding should be". The entire planning process, which was probably 6 months, was pure joy; her vendors were top notch; her staff was always accomodating and smiling; our budget (which was not huge) was honored. Our son's wedding is still talked about from all who were lucky enough to attend and even the hotel staff still refers to that event as one of the most beautiful and romantic weddings that they had seen. I can't wait for our daughters to become engaged, so that we can have an excuse to work with Kristin again! Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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Janessa
Wedding:
4/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Hiring Kristin was the best decision I made while planning my wedding. She was incredibly supportive throughout the process and truly took all of my husband and my wishes for our wedding to heart and brought our vision to life. Kristin is a visionary and the wedding was more than anything I could have ever imagined. Kristin is absolutely lovely inside and out and she eased all my stress during the planning process.
Hiring Kristin was the best decision I made while planning my wedding. She was incredibly supportive throughout the Read more...
Hiring Kristin was the best decision I made while planning my wedding. She was incredibly supportive throughout the process and truly took all of my husband and my wishes for our wedding to heart and brought our vision to life. Kristin is a visionary and the wedding was more than anything I could have ever imagined. Kristin is absolutely lovely inside and out and she eased all my stress during the planning process. Read less
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Bella
Wedding:
1/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I am saddened by \"LB\'s\" review of Kristin Banta Events. Kristin just produced our fantastic wedding, and I have nothing but amazing thoughts about her work. Throughout the entire process (1+years) of planning my wedding, Kristin was the most professional, kind, sincere and flexible person to work with. Our budget was similar to \"LB\'s\", and Kristin made our wedding look like a million bucks. She gave us tons of options, and let us choose what we liked, all while keeping our budget in mind. Los Angeles is a difficult city to be married in. The prices are crazy! Kristin gave us a realistic idea of what to expect with our budget guidelines, so we knew going in that it would be a bit tricky. She never once made us feel that $50k was not enough, rather gave us amazing ideas of how to spend our money in a smart way. We also came to Kristin with a vision, and she helped us create exactly what we had pictures, and also came up with some fantastic ideas that we would have never thought of. It made our wedding truly special and unique. For that, I cannot be thankful enough. Again, I\'m puzzled as to why someone would ever have such problems like \"LB\" did, because we thoroughly checked Kristin\'s referrals before we met her, and heard nothing but positive reviews. Anyone who would like a referral for Kristin should feel free to contact me at BellaSwathmore@yahoo.com.
I am saddened by \"LB\'s\" review of Kristin Banta Events. Kristin just produced our fantastic wedding, and I have nothing Read more...
I am saddened by \"LB\'s\" review of Kristin Banta Events. Kristin just produced our fantastic wedding, and I have nothing but amazing thoughts about her work. Throughout the entire process (1+years) of planning my wedding, Kristin was the most professional, kind, sincere and flexible person to work with. Our budget was similar to \"LB\'s\", and Kristin made our wedding look like a million bucks. She gave us tons of options, and let us choose what we liked, all while keeping our budget in mind. Los Angeles is a difficult city to be married in. The prices are crazy! Kristin gave us a realistic idea of what to expect with our budget guidelines, so we knew going in that it would be a bit tricky. She never once made us feel that $50k was not enough, rather gave us amazing ideas of how to spend our money in a smart way. We also came to Kristin with a vision, and she helped us create exactly what we had pictures, and also came up with some fantastic ideas that we would have never thought of. It made our wedding truly special and unique. For that, I cannot be thankful enough. Again, I\'m puzzled as to why someone would ever have such problems like \"LB\" did, because we thoroughly checked Kristin\'s referrals before we met her, and heard nothing but positive reviews. Anyone who would like a referral for Kristin should feel free to contact me at BellaSwathmore@yahoo.com. Read less
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earl
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Kristin was the best part of our wedding. Because of her hard work and professionalism, we were able to enjoy our day and not worry about a single detail. She was able to take our vision and turn it into reality. She is the best investment I have ever made. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a true professional.
Working with Kristin was the best part of our wedding. Because of her hard work and professionalism, we were able to enjoy Read more...
Working with Kristin was the best part of our wedding. Because of her hard work and professionalism, we were able to enjoy our day and not worry about a single detail. She was able to take our vision and turn it into reality. She is the best investment I have ever made. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a true professional. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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LB
Wedding:
8/7/2010
0.0/5.0
Hiring Kristin Banta was the biggest mistake we made in the whole wedding process. From the first moment of going with her everything became more difficult, stressful and expensive. I would not recommend her to anyone. Our vision of what we wanted was replaced with her idea of what we should want and so we had to fight for every detail throughout. It didn't help that our budget of 50k was insulted and disregarded at every turn.
Hiring Kristin Banta was the biggest mistake we made in the whole wedding process. From the first moment of going with her Read more...
Hiring Kristin Banta was the biggest mistake we made in the whole wedding process. From the first moment of going with her everything became more difficult, stressful and expensive. I would not recommend her to anyone. Our vision of what we wanted was replaced with her idea of what we should want and so we had to fight for every detail throughout. It didn't help that our budget of 50k was insulted and disregarded at every turn. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ryann
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow what can you say about the person who truly made all my dreams come true? Kristin and her staff were beyond professional. From our first meeting together I just knew she was the right person for the job. Her energy, warmth, and of course knowledge was unmatched. She had the ability to make our vision come to life better than ever imagined. On the BIG DAY I was cool, calm and collected knowing Kristin was at the reins. Words cannot express the advantages of having Kristin as your wedding planner. I am forever grateful for her.
Wow what can you say about the person who truly made all my dreams come true? Kristin and her staff were beyond Read more...
Wow what can you say about the person who truly made all my dreams come true? Kristin and her staff were beyond professional. From our first meeting together I just knew she was the right person for the job. Her energy, warmth, and of course knowledge was unmatched. She had the ability to make our vision come to life better than ever imagined. On the BIG DAY I was cool, calm and collected knowing Kristin was at the reins. Words cannot express the advantages of having Kristin as your wedding planner. I am forever grateful for her. Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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C
Wedding:
12/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Kristin Banta is like no other. After interviewing loads of event planners in LA and never feeling that special "click", we met Kristin and it was truly love at first sight. Not only is she an absolute delight to work with (I pretty much laughed thru my entire wedding planning experience) but she is an absolute genius in creating the perfect wedding.

The key to this perfect wedding was her enthusiasm and knowledge in interpreting exactly what we wanted as a couple. She listened, absorbed, got to know our style and dreams and made it happen. From the bands, the florals,the photography, the food, the cocktails and cake our wedding was exactly what we wanted...must have been pretty amazing since we were featured in a few wedding publications ;-)

The actual day was flawless, flowed perfectly, and every guest gushed at how lovely it was. Kristin deserves all the credit. She is a talent, hilarious, kind, beyond knowledgable in the event planning world and probably one of my most favorite women I know.

I wish we could do it all over again!! Vow renewals perhaps ;-)
Kristin Banta is like no other. After interviewing loads of event planners in LA and never feeling that special "click", Read more...
Kristin Banta is like no other. After interviewing loads of event planners in LA and never feeling that special "click", we met Kristin and it was truly love at first sight. Not only is she an absolute delight to work with (I pretty much laughed thru my entire wedding planning experience) but she is an absolute genius in creating the perfect wedding.

The key to this perfect wedding was her enthusiasm and knowledge in interpreting exactly what we wanted as a couple. She listened, absorbed, got to know our style and dreams and made it happen. From the bands, the florals,the photography, the food, the cocktails and cake our wedding was exactly what we wanted...must have been pretty amazing since we were featured in a few wedding publications ;-)

The actual day was flawless, flowed perfectly, and every guest gushed at how lovely it was. Kristin deserves all the credit. She is a talent, hilarious, kind, beyond knowledgable in the event planning world and probably one of my most favorite women I know.

I wish we could do it all over again!! Vow renewals perhaps ;-) Read less
Services Used: Unique Services
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sheila
Wedding:
1/14/2007
3.2/5.0
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