My name is Penny Haas and I am the owner and lead planner for.. You guessed it, Penny Haas, LLC! Wonder why black and yellow are two primary colors in my branding and design? Well, I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Go Steelers) until 2001 when I moved to Tennessee. While in college at Middle Tennessee State University both of my sisters were planning their weddings. I loved the idea of putting together a lavish event, so I explored options in event management and began as an intern at a country club doing their events and catering. From then on it was history!
I worked in the private club and formal dining world for 7 years booking the events and managing every aspect from catering and menu planning to set up, design, and service. From there I worked in the hospitality and hotel industry, where I learned more about corporate events and conventions. The experience gained from multiple venues and atmospheres allowed me to be well rounded in all event aspects from weddings and black tie galas to conference management and corporate functions. I ventured into the Nashville event scene in 2018 while working at a nationally renowned music venue. While working Downtown I had the opportunity to grow and direct a private event department. My portfolio and knowledge expanded far beyond my wildest dreams!! I worked with clients from CMT, Synchrony Bank, Corona Light, Bank of America, and gained insight into another level of events in the music industry.
Although I pour my heart into my work and events, I have so much love left for my family and my dog, Gotti. You can typically find me enjoying some kind of dining experience every Friday, as this was a family tradition growing up. I find passion in helping others where I can and am a huge fan of organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs. I love being social, sports, dance workouts, laughter and just having an all around good time!
With over 10 years in the events and hospitality industry, I am confident that I can create the vision and outcome for a successful event you and your guests will not forget. My favorite part of event production is creating the vision, logistics, and problem solving. I hope to help you plan with ease so you can get back to the party!