About Us

VenueBook connects people planning events with the right venues to meet their unique event needs. Our goal is to simplify and streamline the event booking process for both organizers and venues. We want you to take all the credit for a great event but do none of the work. Think of VenueBook as your new best friend that always knows the best place to hold an event.

What we do?

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.

We are currently 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. To help us on that quest, tell us what you want to see as VenueBook continues to simplify event planning for the masses.

Team VenueBook

Kelsey Recht – Founder & CEO

Kelsey RechtKelsey eats, breathes and lives events in NYC and can be found out almost any night of the week. Her friends often describe her as their own personal Yelp. Kelsey founded VenueBook after asking herself the question, "Why is it so hard to plan an event in today’s technology age?" She is passionate about putting her MBA and biz dev and finance experience to good use by disrupting the event booking and planning market for the masses. She has an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management and a BA from Williams College.

Jonathan S. Katz - CTO

Jonathan KatzJonathan is a serial entrepreneur who has applied his technology acumen and passion to several startups since before graduating college. At his previous position as Vice President of Technology at Paperless Post, Jonathan built a significant portion of the core back-end web application and worked on various other components, including developing e-commerce and email sending and tracking tools, data architecture, and managing the technology infrastructure on a private cloud platform. He holds a BS/BA in Computer Science and Math from Tufts University.