Lake Austin Magazine: Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Lake Austin Magazine Holiday Edition 2015

Richard Williams, Owner and Event Planner of Austin, Texas-based Luna Park Events tells Lake Austin Lifestyle Magazine some “Holiday Do’s and Don’ts” for hosting and attending this season’s parties.

Read the entire article here.

Luna Park Events is quoted in Austin American-Statesman article “During SXSW, downtown events venues stand alone”


A view of the rooftop space at Brazos Hall, always a popular downtown events venue during SXSW — and all year long.

A view of the rooftop space at Brazos Hall, always a popular downtown events venue during SXSW — and all year long.

Check out what Luna Park Events (aka Richard Williams) has to say in this article from the Austin American-Statesman!

Here is the link to the article


Wedding of Rosina Castellanos and Wim Puttemans at Laguna Gloria Photos

Hello Friends,

Luna Park Events is pleased to have produced the wedding of Rosina Castellanos and Wim Puttemans that was backed by the beautiful Laguna Gloria. Photos are up on the Luna Park Events website and we have to send an amazing shout out again to Michael Mallard from Mallardshots Photography for all of the amazing pictures from this wedding.

In this blog I have posted a few pictures so that you can see his incredible work! As always thank you to the wonderful  Rosina Castellanos and Wim Puttemans for letting Luna Park Events help produce their beautiful weddingg! Many happy returns to you both and you both are a beautiful couple and wonderful people! We here at Luna Park Events were pleased to work with the following vendors: Michael Mallard from Mallardshots Photography, Pascal’s Catering, Aztec Rentals, Miscellaneous Rentals, Photo House Films and Mark Miller from STRAT KAT DJ. All of you were amazing and a pleasure to work with. Continue reading

What? Luna Park Events is doing weddings?


Hello All!

That’s right we are doing weddings! We have helped other event planners in the past produce weddings, so now it is our turn to strike out on our own and finally produce a wedding under our company’s name. It is new year and we are excited that new things are starting to happen around here at Luna Park Events! I know we have been quiet around here lately, but trust me….. we have been working! We are pleased to announce that we have been working on the Wedding of Rosina Castellanos and Wim Puttemans at Laguna Gloria. Check out some of the pictures below in this blog of us helping to get this amazing wedding on its way! Keep checking back because we will be posting more pictures of us getting ready for the union of Rosina Castellanos and Wim Puttemans!

Talk to you all soon! Continue reading

Eleven Eleven: An Evening of Extraordinary Fashion: A Benefit for Hospice Austin’s Pet Peace of Mind Program


11-11 banner_small Luna Park Events is proud to be a sponsor of the Eleven Eleven: An Evening of Extraordinary Fashion: A Benefit for Hospice Austin’s Pet Peace of Mind Program.   Celebrate the long awaited return of Made in Heaven by Stephen MacMillan Moser, Style Avatar of the Austin Chronicle, showing his Made in Heaven Fall/Winter 2012-13 Collection.   Please buy tickets for this wonderful event that will benefit Austin’s Pet Peace of Mind Program. This groundbreaking national program enables hospice patients to keep their pets at home with them throughout their end of life journey.   Pet Peace of Mind provides helping hands and financial assistance so that caring volunteers are able to help patients with pet care needs.

Easy on that pour!

Ok just finished talking with an event planner friend of mine that said she just finished going to an event and they ran out of alcohol! All I can say is WHY????
Now granted not all of us went to school to learn the do’s and the don’ts of “Putting on an event 101” but there are some common sense rules we can all take with us whether we are putting on a corporate event, special event, or having a gathering
for their friends.
1. If you are doing an event for a certain period of time and want to have your wine or mixed drinks go a long way there is one simple thing you can do……. Control the size of your glass! If you want your drinks to last through out your event / party buy or rent smaller glasses. For instance rent /buy a 9 oz High Ball or smaller instead of a 14 oz Double Old Fashion. Trust me it makes a difference and I did have to make the drinks last with working with non-profit fundraisers.
2. If you have bartenders or mixologists at your event/ party make sure and have that conversation with them about being easy on the pour so that the alcohol will last through out your event / party.
3. Add more ice! When you have that conversation with your bartenders or mixologists for your event ask them to add more ice to add longevity to your alcoholic drinks.

There you go folks three things you can do to help make the drinks last throughout your event and not have your guest be too tipsy ,so that the event is enjoyable on all levels.

Richard L. Williams II is the owner of Luna Park Events and has taught as an adjunct teacher for two semesters of the accredited class of Special Event Design at Austin Community College in the School of Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, Travel and Tourism and Meeting & Event Planning.

Welcome to the Luna Park Events Blog!

Hello Everyone!

I did it! I finally did it!

I have my blog up and working! I will be posting on here from time to time all kinds of ideas and the talks I had with other event planners on what is going on with events today etc…, on the tab called “What can and should be done….tips”.

On the tab “Local Love”, I will be sending shout-outs to events, vendors, restaurants, bars, and anything that is making Austin one of the coolest places to live in!

You can find out what Luna Park Events is doing by clicking on the tab called “Luna Park News”

With the tab called “Inspirations from the Park” you can see where I am drawing some of my ideas from…. for some of my upcoming events. This tab is tied into the Luna Park Events Pintrest page.

I hope you enjoy what I have to say and the ideas I am putting out there to maybe help you with your next event whether it be for a wedding, corporate event, dinner party, or just about anything event related.

So what are you waiting for…… go subscribe to the all new Luna Park Events Blog!

I look forward to talking with you all soon!

Richard W