MARGUERITE MCEVOY SHIPMAN, EVENT PROFESSIONAL
Entertaining is in Marguerite McEvoy Shipman's blood. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Marguerite grew up in a house where dinner parties were always taking place. Because her parents loved entertaining so much, there was usually a fun event happening at the McEvoy house and Marguerite quickly learned how much she enjoyed every aspect of hosting a memorable occasion.
After graduating from Miami University of Ohio, she moved back to Atlanta where she was an Event Volunteer. She realized she wanted to be an event planner so she earned her certificate in Meeting and Event Planning. After landing an internship in Colorado at Vista at Arrowhead, located inside the Country Club of the Rockies, she moved to the Vail Valley in 2011. Over her six-year tenure at Vista, Marguerite was promoted from Special Events Intern then to Dining Room Manager to Director of Event Sales and Event Manager.
In 2017 she took her event planning expertise to the prestigious Ritz Carlton, Bachelor Gulch where she was the Senior Event Supervisor. She coordinated pre-event, event, and post-event phases and ensured that each one was executed with professionalism, efficiency, and style. While executing events at the Ritz Carlton was extremely rewarding, at the end of the busy 2017-2018 winter season, Marguerite decided it was time to launch her own business.
Events by Marguerite is an event planning business that services Vail and Beaver Creek in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Ensuring each client’s vision comes to fruition is Events by Marguerite's main mission. Specializing in a wide array of events including birthday parties, corporate events, bridal and baby showers, housewarming parties, and proposals, among many others, Marguerite can handle anything from four to four hundred guests. Her professional services include venue sourcing and site selection, contract negotiations with vendors, food and beverage consulting, and invitation and menu design.
In addition to her years of expertise, Marguerite brings her bright personality, flexibility, and elevated sense of style to every event she coordinates. Her attention to detail and ability to understand and take clients directions, sets her apart. She’s the event planner who takes her clients skiing and hiking because she wants to spend time with them and they want to spend time with her. In short – her clients become friends. Her fun, vibrant personality has led to long-lasting relationships with fellow event professionals and vendors. She has a well rounded list of vendors, venues, and activities in the beautiful Vail Valley for clients and their guests.
In addition to ensuring every event is beautifully executed, Marguerite’s favorite part of any occasion is witnessing the client’s satisfaction when they are happy with how their vision came to fruition.