Director of Events

Celebrations on the River   La Crosse, WI   Full-time     Hospitality
Posted on May 26, 2023

Celebrations on the River, La Crosse’s #1 venue is looking for a Director of Events to coordinate all aspects of planning weddings/events and managing day-to-day operations. This is a full-time position reporting directly to the GM/Owner. 

Director of Events Responsibilities:

  • Conduct initial consultations with clients to discuss package options and budgets.
  • Conduct event planning meetings with clients to meticulously plan wedding/event details, such as floor plans, timelines, vendors, transportation, food, drinks, decorations and more.
  • Manage a team of event hosts, decorators, bartenders and servers.
  • Manage daily operations including scheduling, purchasing, inventory and vendors.
  • Develop new policies and procedures to continually improve operations and customer service.
  • Create new client relationships and assist in sales and marketing opportunities.
  • Manage post-event responsibilities, including review requests, event audits and financials.

Director of Events Requirements:

  • Wedding/Banquet/Event management experience required.
  • Experience managing a team of 20-50+ people with positive and effective leadership skills.
  • Ability to work weekday evenings and every other Saturday morning.
  • Exceptional communication and customer service skills.
  • Detail-oriented, methodical, and extremely organized.
  • Excellent problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.

Director of Events Compensation:

  • $30-$35/Hour ($60,000 - $75,000/year)
  • Potential Tips and Bonuses
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • 401K
  • *Health insurance is not available with this position.

About Us:

  • Location: La Crosse, WI
  • Number of Venues: 3 (River Park, Center Court, Court Yard)
  • Guest Capacity: River Park, up to 275 | Center Court, up to 400 | Court Yard, up to 325
  • Services: Wedding Planning, Ceremony + Reception, In-House Catering, Full-Service Bars, Décor Rentals
  • Year Opened: 2014
  • Number of Annual Events: 150-200+
  • Website:

Celebrations on the River is an Equal Opportunity Employer