Meg Gutowski is a graduate of Grand Valley State University with a BA in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Event Planning. She has over ten years of professional experience in the service industry. Meg prides herself in delivering exceptional and personalized customer service.
In 2013, Meg was inducted into Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine’s Hall of Fame as Up-and-Coming Special Events Planner.
As Meeting and Event Manager, Meg specializes in booking all events at Kirkbride Hall and many events at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons. In addition to this, Meg oversees all marketing of Kirkbride Hall. Meg is also involved in several local activities and groups including Traverse City Young Professionals, Grand Traverse Area Hospitality Association, Co-Chairing the Silent Auction for the Remembrance Run benefiting the Local Women’s Cancer Fund for two years, acting as Volunteer Manager for the Opening Night Party for the Traverse City Film Festival in 2014, and more.
Married in 2013 and expecting their first baby due December 31st, Meg and her husband Phil, a Wisconsin native, enjoy all that the stunning region has to offer. Spending time at home with their three dogs Winston, Stella and Henry watching Northern Michigan sunsets on their back deck overlooking the cherry orchard is a favorite part of their day.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
It all started during my internships at both A-Ga-Ming and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. From there I received my first job at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and seemed to always be working with weddings in one way or another – and now here I am!
What is your favorite part of a wedding?
I would say the glow of the bride and groom at the end of the night. There are quiet moments of immense gratitude and satisfaction when the day is drawing to a close – that is a very special time.