Today we’d like to introduce you to Jenn Saathoff Courtney Moses.
Hi Jenn Saathoff, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
Hi, I’m Courtney & this is Jenn! We met in 2015 and became fast friends, immediately sharing dreams of something fun – something other than “our day jobs”. It took 6 years for the idea of OccasionKC to come to fruition when Courtney proposed an event space to Jenn and they quickly identified Old Town Lenexa as their target area. Someone was watching out for them when they snagged the gem at 9200 Pflumm. We want nothing more than for this space to hold precious memories for others for years to come.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
The road has been bumpy 🙂 The home rehabilitation process wasn’t too bad – Jenn’s husband and father were the lifesavers, they deserve all the credit for the hard work painting, updating electrical systems in a 1926 home, cutting down trees, replacing doors – you name it, they made it happen!
Navigating the world of commercial codes and space changes has been the challenge. We appreciate the City of Lenexa working with us and answering multiple questions to help us navigate.
We’ve been impressed with Occasion , but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We are intended for intimate events, 30-50 people with a beautiful outdoor space to support a few more. We envision baby showers, bridal showers, galentines nights out, intimate dinner parties when you don’t want to clean your own home, family photo shoots, maybe a small outdoor wedding. We are proud of our gold standard in taking care of each guest as we would want to be catered to ourselves.
Our visions for Occasion include making a space that others can enjoy and create unique memories for their lifetime. Who knows, maybe someday we will expand to a larger property for bigger events!
- 5 hour rental: $345
- Hourly rental: $85
- Wedding: $1250
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: occasionKC.com
- Instagram: Occasion_KC
- Facebook: Occasion_KC
Photo credit: JL Portraits & Fine Art