EVENTup and Gather: The Beginning of a New Journey
EVENTup started in 2011 with a bold idea: to change the way people plan and book events. Seven years later, it’s amazing to realize that we have done just that. Today, EVENTup is the largest online marketplace for event planners: featuring over 7,500 venues in 300 U.S. cities, and covering all types of event spaces. We’ve achieved this success by focusing on an issue that too many were overlooking: creating a space for event planners to easily find and connect with event venues.
We have helped our planners uncover some amazing event spaces: from traditional locations like restaurants and banquet halls to fun and inspiring locations like art galleries and warehouses, and even places many wouldn’t have considered: unique and amazing lofts, penthouses and estates. Through the whole process, we have grown EVENTup from an idea to a well-oiled company.
It’s at moments like this – as you realize how much has been accomplished – when leaders must ask themselves: what’s next? Luckily, I have the answer.
I’m so pleased to announce that EVENTup is joining the team at Gather to continue our mission of making event planning simple, intuitive and fun. Gather is the leading event management software platform, serving over 5,000 restaurants, event spaces, and venues across the U.S. Their aim is the same as ours, and together, we will serve over 12,500 restaurants, event spaces, and venues, connecting our customers to millions of planners throughout the U.S. to grow their events business.
I am so excited about what this news means for our customers, the EVENTup & Gather teams, and for the future of the event planning industry.
You can read more about this news here. And stay tuned – this is only the beginning!