A great wedding glorifies the jubilant couple—while freeing them to make the most of this monumental day.
But to make that look easy takes months
of hard work and preparation.
That’s where José Rolón comes in. A nuptial maestro, José specializes in bringing comfort to a process that’s famously filled with tough decisions and mounting stress. In doing so, he leaves his ego out,
and gets the job done—step by easygoing step.
A hospitality veteran (he opened two high-end restaurants in the early aughts), José planned his own wedding at The Foundry, one of the most coveted wedding venues in New York City. Passionate about the venue, he joined their staff and quickly become a crucial and beloved member of the events team. He made a name for his chill vibe and generous command, then left to start José Rolón Events.
Some things that characterize José—and set him apart:
He’s massively comfortable under great pressure. Bring it on!!
He’ll never oversell you—whether it’s a vendor’s services, or his own.
He cools hot tempers with a kindness and composure that are contagious.
He’s a foodie. So he treats food as a priority—not an afterthought.
He uses a surprising secret weapon: generosity. Instead of channeling a drill sergeant, José first asks, "what can I do to help?"
He’s has a love for dance. This is why he hooks up all of his couples with a choreographer for their first dance.
You’ll never find him with a headset, running, or being dramatic. He does his work with the necessary stealth…and class.
He has infallible solutions for last-minute emergencies (a misplaced birdcage veil? grooming kit for the hungover groom? José has them in hand).
AS A RESULT, EVERY JOSÉ ROLÓN EVENT IS A SEAMLESS WONDER. PARENTS ADORE HIM, VENDORS RESPECT HIM, AND BRIDES AND GROOMS BESTOW THEIR TRUST.
MEET THE TEAM
Lesley Gerber - Events director
Hi! I’m Lesley — the one who makes José look good and your wedding day dreams come true! José and I worked together when my now-husband and I hired him to be our wedding planner for our September 2015 nuptials at The Foundry. Today, that experience gives me an in-depth understanding of what you, your partner and family need to ease any planning-related stress and provide peace of mind leading up to the big day. I take the greatest pleasure in working with the people who make each wedding deeply personal and unique to every couple, while bringing your vision to life. Seriously, you’re in good hands with us.
LORENA Rodriguez-Garcia - Event Planning INTERN
Hi! I’m Lorena, and I work alongside José and Lesley to help make your wedding a dream come true. While I help plan your wedding, I will be learning the ins and outs of wedding planning to further my knowledge of this industry. As cliché as it might sound, I’ve been planning my wedding ever since I’ve known what a wedding is, and I find joy in helping couples have the magical wedding they’ve always dreamed of. In August, I will be returning to Iowa State University as a senior where I will be completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Event and Hospitality Management.
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