Our Story

The purpose of Cate Bates Events & Design is to give people freedom to plan their lives, while we plan their events and travel.
Cate Bates Events and Design is a Jacksonville wedding planner and event planning firm based in Jacksonville Fl.
We do this by providing clients with the resources to dream, create and realize their special event or experience. Connecting clients with exceptional products, talented vendors, exemplary planning and personal attention with a process that is meticulous yet stress-free is what we do best.

Cate Bates Events & Design was founded by Cate Bates, who also serves as lead strategist and planner. An industry veteran, Cate has spent numerous years working in the hospitality industry from a corporate, social and philanthropic arena. Because of this wide-range of experience, Cate Bates Events & Design is dually purposed to execute your event, regardless of size or budget.

Built on a foundation of gracious hospitality, it is our passion to fulfill your vision by acting as your advocate, partner, taskmaster and orchestrator. We are stewards in making this world more beautiful through your event experience.