Meet Cate

For more than 10 years, Cate has been running the show behind the scenes as an event planner and passionate philanthropist. Cate has collaborated with the opening of large hotels and clubhouses, sold more than 110,000 square feet of conference space, planned countless weddings and corporate soirees and successfully chaired philanthropic events that have raised more than half a million dollars. Whatever the task, Cate approaches it with full commitment, and cherishes the close relationships that are developed during the process.
Cate Bates Events and Design is a Jacksonville wedding planner and event planning firm based in Jacksonville Fl.
Cate is originally from New England and has lived in the great state of Florida since 1999. Northeast Florida was love at first site for this Maine Native, and she is proud to live, work and play in the Jacksonville community, which she considers a secret gem of our great country. Cate was lucky in love in Jacksonville Beach where she met her husband Josh, a true Floridian. Many of her family and friends still live in the New England area and Cate, now a warm blooded Floridian, makes sure to visit them often…in the summer!