VenueBook connects people planning events with the right venues to make communication simple and the event management process easy.

We NYC We are proudly based in New York City

What is VenueBook?

We are your FREE personal, online event planner. You tell us what you want and we comb our extensive database of venues and collect all the pricing, package and availability information for you. No more hours and hours on the phone checking availability and negotiating contracts.

How can VenueBook help you?

Currently we are focused on bars, restaurants, loft spaces, galleries and general event spaces in New York but will be expanding to other cities soon. Need help planning an Alumni event? Fundraiser? Birthday party? Corporate event? We can help with most events.

About the Team

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    Kelsey Recht

    CEO & Founder

    Kelsey is passionate about streamlining the event booking and planning process through VenueBook’s innovative event management solution. Prior to VenueBook, Kelsey worked in stock research at Fidelty Investments, corporate business development at Sears Holdings, and online marketing at

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    Jonathan Katz


    Jonathan is a serial entrepreneur who has applied his technology acumen and passion to several startups since before graduating college. At his previous position at Paperless Post, Jonathan built most of the core back-end web application. He holds a BS/BA in Computer Science and Math from Tufts University.

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    Rob Radosta

    V.P of Sales

    Rob has been in hospitality since the '90s. After owning a restaurant in San Francisco, he was asked to step out of his comfort zone and joined OpenTable to change the restaurant industry forever. At OpenTable he realized that the hospitality industry needed to adopt technology to survive and thrive.

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    Aimee Bender

    Account Management Director

    Aimee grew up around the table amongst family and friends. She translated an honored tradition into 10 years of developing event systems for esteemed groups such as BLT Restaurants & Dinex. Now she has come full circle, sharing her expertise with venues everywhere helping evangelize VenueBook.

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    Jay Zawrotny

    Designer & Developer

    Jay is a multi-disciplined artist, designer, and developer with a deep passion for all things interactive & creative. He joined VenueBook early in 2012 through a mutual friend who knew the CTO, Jonathan Katz. He enjoys designing the UI & UX, along with developing the front-end on our software.