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 but have already expanded to other cities, including Washington, D.C.!

About VenueBook?

VenueBook is an event-management platform that allows event planners and venue managers to work together in a digitized, collaborative environment. VenueBook assists with streamlining every step of your event planning process, from inquiry to actual event, by allowing all transactions to occur within one comprehensive online space — making the communication process simple and the event management process easy. Headquartered in New York, the VenueBook platform saves you valuable time and allows venues to book more events while increasing revenue. Visit for more information.

How can VenueBook help you?

Consider VenueBook your complimentary online event planner! Based on your criteria we’ll search through our extensive database of venues and collect all of the pricing, package and real-time availability information for you. No need to spend hours digging through endless e-mail chains or repeating yourself with multiple venues on the phone. 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. Sign up for a free account to begin the venue search process.

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 S. 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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    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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    Alex Ross

    Sales Manager

    Alex is a passionate foodie & restaurant enthusiast. His career includes time in Senior Management with The Cheesecake Factory, several years at OpenTable in sales & account management for their largest VIP & National Groups, and time consulting the NYC market at Expedia. Alex believes VenueBook will revolutionize the events industry, by taking a quantum leap into the world of digitization.

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    Chad Kozlek

    Senior Account Executive

    Chad was able to combine his experience and technology interests to train others as computer systems advanced. OpenTable recognized Chad’s finely tuned Client Relation skills, to work with restaurants in further adopting a new era…the online booker. Chad is excited about the opportunity VenueBook provides to the events industry to embrace the digital era and extend superior service beyond their four walls.

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    Erin Butler

    Client Implementation Specialist

    Erin Butler has ten years of event planning experience in the art, fashion and hospitality industries. Prior to joining VenueBook, Erin held the position of Director of Events at Ace Hotel New York and was one of the first major users of the VenueBook platform. Erin is thrilled to be using her knowledge and experience to help our venue partners through the implementation process.

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    Aleigha Dickens

    Training & Sales Operations Specialist

    Aleigha is an experienced event organizer with broad knowledge in the hospitality industry specializing in wine & spirits as well as a background in traditional sales and media. She is passionate about providing memorable experiences for clients while upholding company standards and values. Currently, she helps Venue Managers navigate through VenueBook's multi-faceted platform.

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    Andrew Jardine

    Inside Sales Representative

    Andrew is an avid sports fan, fitness fanatic, and traveler. A true people person, Andrew finds motivation through his daily client interactions, and is inspired to bring VenueBuook to new and emerging markets. Prior to VenueBook, Andrew worked at ESPN in sports marketing, supporting events from college football bowl games to the 2014 World Cup and even the Super Bowl.

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    David Schneider

    Inside Sales Associate

    David brings a wealth of business sales development experience to VenueBook. In his first sales position with Grolier Interstate, David was awarded "Rookie of the Year" honors and soon after ran his own sales office for the company. More recently, David served as Director of Inside Sales for Workspeed, LLC.

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    Brian Wu

    Software Engineer

    As a Software Engineer at Venuebook, Brian works on “full-stack” solutions, ranging from developing new interactive components for venue managers, to refining search algorithms across the platform. Brian has a BS in Computer Science from The City College of New York.

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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.