what we do
Masterful detail management and creativity. Flawless execution. Unforgettable perfection. That’s Soirée Telluride.
As one of Colorado’s largest event-production companies, our exceptional track record proves our full-service expertise in creating events of all kinds, including weddings, private parties, corporate events and fundraisers. Since the company’s founding in 2000, we’ve been known for transforming venues to produce our clients’ most memorable occasions. And when the perfect venue doesn’t already exist, we leverage the best of Telluride and beyond — splendid mountains, gorgeous mesas, soaring views — and create venues from scratch with our hallmark design/build capabilities. Through exclusive partnerships with local landowners, we produce custom tented events in the heart of Telluride’s beauty.
We don’t work from templates; every event we do is tailored to the vision of each client. Our focus is on personal service, and giving each client the time and commitment they deserve. We’re about quality, not quantity. Our reputation commands the best from our creative partners, making us the ultimate general contractor for luxury events.
Sight Planning and Preparation | Creative and Organizational Direction | Budgeting and Financial Management | Decorative and Floral Arrangements | Menu Planning, Catering and Cake Arrangements | Musical and Entertainment Talent | Photography and Videography | Ceremony Officiant | Local Transportation | Rehearsals, Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Luncheons | Gifts, Favors and Place Settings | Lodging | Rentals (tents, tables, linens and chairs) | Reservations for Activities | Moral Support
who we are
Soirée Telluride is owner Wendy Jacobs Hampton and managing partner Ana Bowling. We’re from New York and Miami, respectively, where the fast pace and high demand of the big cities shaped our work ethics accordingly. Here in Telluride, that big-city philosophy defines our small-town company. It shows in everything we do, from meticulous details to seamless execution. Clients hire us to produce stunning, flawless events; we take that charge seriously.
Wendy Jacobs Hampton | Founder & Event Producer
Building a company from the ground up — and skyrocketing it to success — requires unshakable confidence and a healthy willingness to take risks. Wendy has both. Melded with her matchless creativity, innovation and enviable cool under pressure, Wendy has what it takes to be a sought-after event producer and the architect behind some of Colorado's most prestigious weddings. And indeed she is.
Wendy grew up in New York, but fell in love with Telluride as a child when her family began visiting for regular ski trips in the early 80s. She became a permanent Telluride resident in 1994. Wendy has been embedded in the community ever since, always keeping her finger on the ski town’s pulse. After producing the wedding of Lauren Bush and David Lauren in 2011, Wendy’s world-class work established Telluride as a premiere event destination — and Soirée Telluride as an event-production company that draws national and international clients.
When she’s not coordinating scores of vendors or thriving on day-of event execution, Wendy enjoys skiing with her husband, Zach, whom she met in Telluride, and their school-age daughters, Breton and Zoe (who call themselves the Soirée Sisters). She serves on the board of Telluride Academy and is deeply committed to local education causes.
Ana Bowling | Managing Partner & Event Producer
Ana began working with Soirée Telluride when Wendy recruited her in 2010. She was previously the general manager at one of Telluride’s largest restaurants, where Wendy saw her unmistakable creativity, organization and friendly personality in action. Ana trained for months with Wendy to learn the process behind producing a Soiree Telluride event, and she now produces signature events on her own.
Before moving to Telluride in 2009, Ana spent 15 years working in the fashion industry, mostly in New York City. She worked for Armani for many years in the visual merchandising department, where she created display plans for stores across the country. She also owned and operated a women’s high-end fashion-buying office that served domestic and international clients. In this role, Ana coordinated trunk shows and other special events for designers. Before the fashion industry took her to NYC, Ana began her career in Vail as a fashion buyer for Vail Resorts’ snowboarding soft goods. This was where her love for an outdoor mountain lifestyle began.
When Ana isn’t working hard to turn her clients’ dream events into reality, she enjoys skiing and hiking with her husband, Matt, a Telluride resident for more than 20 years. Ana is extremely active in the Telluride community, where she serves as board chair for the Telluride AIDS benefit.