Who We Are
Rocket Science Events is a planning, design and production company based in Minneapolis, MN but we also do events anywhere our clients desire. We launched in 2010 with the mission to throw the best parties in the galaxy. Our events are for those uninterested in the ordinary.
Our work has been featured in print, online and on TV and has won several local and international awards. In 2012 Gretchen was named one of the “30 under 40 to watch” in the special events industry by Special Events magazine.
As a company we take pride in the fact that we take only a limited number of events a year. Our clients are the best and deserve the best.
What We Do
This is what we refer to as the Left Brain, the logistical stuff and nitty gritty details that make the event happen. It is all the pre-planning and management coupled with the day of execution. It includes, but is definitely not limited to: timeline creation, vendor management, contract review and negotiations, etiquette tips and family counseling. We make sure all the pieces are in place and the plans are well made, keeping track of it all so you can rest easy knowing your event is going to go off without a hitch.
This is the “make it pretty” part of events, or as we call it the Right Brain. We feel design isn’t just about “making it pretty” however, that truly great design encompasses every facet of your event and involves all the senses. Our design process is extremely comprehensive as we collaborate with you to create your one-of-a-kind design that is authentic, personal and memorable. The process includes our Design Worksheet, Look Book, itemized budget and execution of the design plan.
We needed people to help us with our crazy ideas, so we brought on some extra hands. Our incredible team of florists, builders, graphic designers and production specialists bring your design to life. Our imagination is guided by attention to detail and fine craftsmanship. By managing floral, stationery, rentals and custom installations in-house we can seamlessly turn your vision in to reality while giving you unparalleled value.
Meet The Team
I planned my first wedding in 2002 and was hooked.
My Art History degree is more useful than you’d think it would be.
I have a thing for stripes and watches.
My three kids are amazing and my husband is inspiring.
I consider myself an amateur foodie and champagne connoisseur.
I am the commissioner of the Rocket Science Fantasy Football League.
If I weren’t an event planner I would probably be an interior designer or a painter.
I love empowering female entrepreneurs.
I have been with Rocket Science Events since it began,
I was an Event Scientist before that title existed.
My specialty is the execution of Gretchen’s big ideas.
I love good food, and my husband is the best cook I know.
I built robots in high school (no rockets, though).
If I lived in a warmer climate I would swim every day.
I read more books than may be entirely healthy.
I will brag about my kids with the slightest provocation (they’re pretty great).
I’m born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
I’m a mother of four, wife of one, and somehow the boss of none!
I love all things related to interior design and have a strong bent towards the Modern Farmhouse charm meets a clean, rustic aesthetic.
I have a background in nursing which makes me an excellent caretaker and an efficient prioritizer.
I’ve run the Twin Cities Marathon three times and I’m not all that into running.
I’m always inspired by seeing Gretchen’s endless stream of creativity come to life in an event.
If I could have any dessert I wanted I’d choose a chocolate chip cookie every time.
I love taking vacations, planning and dreaming about them.
I am from Iowa and I’m proud…I bleed Black and Gold. Go Hawks!
My family is my foundation and my inspiration.
I love the craft beer craze and finding fun ways to incorporate it into my events.
I love the motto “educate and collaborate” when working with our clients.
I love earrings.
If I wasn’t planning amazing events you would be watching me as a
broadcaster on ESPN!
Fees are custom for each client. Contact us for more information.
We would love to talk with you about your upcoming event and answer any questions you have about working with the Rocket Science team.