Faces of Arkansas: The Face of Celebrations, Gretchen Larkan Events
Gretchen Larkan Events is a wedding and event planning company with a mission to create unique, one-of-a-kind experiences for clients and their guests. Gretchen Larkan Events was founded in June 2021.
“Designing an event to reflect their vision is my top priority,” says owner and founder Gretchen Larkan. “My favorite memories from growing up are helping my mom with parties and supper club dinners that were hosted at our home. It was then that I discovered my passion for serving others through hosting and planning events.”
Larkan had never intended to make a career out of planning events. But after planning her own wedding in 2020, Larkan’s love for wedding planning was reaffirmed.
“After years of encouragement by my peers in the industry, I am excited to get back to my ‘roots’ in planning all of life’s milestone celebrations for my clients,” she says.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas in 2015 with a bachelor of science in nutrition and hospitality, Larkan started working as an event assistant in the wedding industry in Northwest Arkansas. In the wedding off-season, she planned several corporate events and thrived in the fast-paced environment. That was when Larkan’s corporate event planning career began.
“For the past six years, I have had the opportunity to work in the nonprofit, health care and technology industries, and have loved building relationships in the talented event vendor community we have in Arkansas and serving my clients in various sectors of the industry,” she says.
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