Barbara Gaines Kenyon


Barbara has a Master’s degree from Auburn University in event management as well as over 15 years of event design, planning and development experience. Her business practice in Birmingham, Alabama combined with the years she spent working in the industry abroad, including Warren House, London bring a unique perspective and creative charm to all of her work.

She has been described as someone who loves people. She is artistic, innovative, driven, loyal and kind.  Barbara is someone who initiates brand new ideas and integrates multiple facets to achieve stellar results. She is a detailed-oriented individual with strong project management skills, including budgeting, scheduling and allocating resources. Barbara is energetic, organized and effectively handles demands without compromising quality. She is an outstanding communicator.  She is committed to ideals of excellence. Barbara puts her heart and soul into the work that she does and loves. 

Currently, she specializes in corporate events, galas, luxury birthday parties, milestone celebrations, dinner parties, weddings, out-of-the-box events and just about any kind of special celebration. Barbara loves everything about the design and event management process. From vendors, on-site staff, servers and others hand-selected to be a part of her team, she empowers, motivates and encourages everyone involved knowing that their happiness in doing what they do best is a critical component of any great event, thus making the client, guests and all involved...HAPPY!

Barbara is such a delight to work with! She is a kind and genuine person and is creative, thoughtful and detail oriented in her work. Happy Event Company helped bring my daughters’ birthday party dreams into reality!
~ C. Montgomery, Vestavia Hills, Alabama
Happy Event Company is AMAZING! Barbara was like an angel sent to me from heaven on my wedding day. We had some complicated logistics but she made certain it all happened without a hitch. I didn’t have to worry about a thing; knowing she was handling the vendors, set up and making sure everything was perfect - which is was! Thank you Happy Event Company for making sure I didn’t stress on my big day!!
~ G. Adams, Homewood, Alabama