We Create Experiences

With more than 15 years in the event industry, Keith Watson Events is your premier event planning and design company. Based in Gainesville, Florida, we are your one-stop shop for all things wedding and events! If you’re seeking an experience your guests will never forget, then look no further. We specialize in wedding planning, wedding decor design, corporate events, social events, and much more! And with an in-house expert florist, we are able to create a cohesive event design. Looking for something a little more DIY? Check out our vast array of beautiful wedding and event rental decor!

the Man Behind the Name...

Keith Watson grew up on a farm in his native Alabama and learned the value of customer service from his father’s propane gas business and his mother’s catering business. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Birmingham Southern College and had an extensive career in the performing arts in New York City prior to joining forces with his wife, Roberta, to open Keith Watson Events.

Keith has numerous years of professional event planning experience working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Bankers Trust (Deutche Banke) on Wall Street, and Callaway Gardens resort in Georgia.

Watson’s talents as an event designer and producer have been exhibited at numerous venues including Madison Square Garden, Jacob Javits Center, Boston Opera House, Boston Gardens, Stephen C. O’Connell Center, University of Florida Emerson Alumni Hall, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Harn Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, the New York Museum of Natural History, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to name a few.

Keith Watson Events has earned numerous awards including: BizBash Event Producer of the Year; theKnot Best of Weddings; & Impact Business of the Year-- to name a few.

Meet the team

Roberta Watson


Becky Bumgarner

VP of Operations

David Appel

General Manager

Roxann Gates

SR. Operations Manager

Savannah Nedeau


Debbie Rowland

Floral Designer

Nolan Hines

SR Production Manager

Kim Towner

SR Production Manager

Rebekah Whipple

Production Manager

Alyssa Baxter

Operations Assistant

Mark Milam

Operations Assistant
Three warehouse workers talking about a loading list for a big event

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2018 Award from The Knot for Best of Weddings
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2019 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2020 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - 2021 Pick
The Knot Best of Weddings - Hall Of Fame