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About Events by Katelyn

Bringing Your Dreams to Life

Events by Katelyn is an event planning/decorating business located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. We specialize in creating memorable events that perfectly capture your vision. From weddings, showers and birthday parties, we are here to make your dream a reality.

Katelyn SmithFounder & Creative Director

 Executing Every Detail

Hey there! I'm Katelyn, owner of Events by Katelyn, LLC. Born in Adana, Turkey and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. I currently live in Pikeville with my partner and our dog, Thor. 

I graduated from Wayne Community College with my degree in Business Administration a certificate in Marketing. While working towards my degree, I worked in the legal field as a Paralegal. I enjoyed my time in that industry and made friendships with attorneys, paralegals, and clients.

In 2022 I officially started as a party rental business after planning and decorating a bridal shower in 2021. I remember my senior year in high school, my homeroom teacher asked me what I wanted to do after graduation. I told him I wanted to be a party planner. Somewhere along the line, my dream got lost in the stress and busyness of life. The bridal shower I did brought up the feelings I had for planning and decorating, and I knew I couldn't push them aside again.

After months of thinking, prayer and difficult conversations, I made the decision to leave my Paralegal position in July of 2022 and go full time with my event business. I have no doubt in my mind that this was an amazing decision, as I have NEVER been happier!!

Katelyn Franks, Owner

(photographer - Macy Parkhurst)
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