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We will make sure you have the highest quality tents, tables, chairs, linens, lighting and experience for your big day. We feel that every wedding is ours and we are not happy until you are! Just recently we were given a vision and were told that we performed 'beyond expectations." We are truly honored to work with the wonderful people that we do and we are blessed to do what we love.

Now a bit of Special Events History......................

Since its creation in 1981, Special Events has been part of many events throughout the Bluegrass. Kimberly Gaunce joined the Special Events team in 2006 as the Event Manager. She helped to continue the tradition of spectacular events and customer service. In May 2012, Kimberly and Jim Gaunce purchased Special Events to continue Kim's dream of creating extraordinary events all over the state. With the addition of wedding and event planning, Special Events can do it all so you can be a guest at your own event!

We love what we do and we hope to show our little man that you can do what you love by being passionate and professional for your clients. He is already planning what he will do when he is old enough to work at Special Events. He's the light man!

We look forward to meeting you! ~Kim and Jim

Special Events 859.420.9942

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Which of the following event rental services to you provide?

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What event items are available?

Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Tent Accessories

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747F409Acdd288D6E62A9502F37Ade4F1Cb86A97 Married on 10/22/2022
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Kim with Special Events was amazing! She was my wedding planner and I used them for all my rental needs too. She was so organized and helpful in every step. She was always available and got back to me super quick, even on little things that (in hindsight) prob weren't that big of a deal :). She helped me stay on track and on a good timeline too. Especially the wedding day, we had pouring rain all day until 1 hour before the wedding, and she made all my outside visions sill work in such a short time! She took all the stress off me and I would definitely hire her for my planner and them for rentals all over again!! Couldn't have asked for a better planner! Thank you Kim and everyone at Special events for making my day so amazing and stress free (even with all the weather issues and everything else that day! :) )
Caroline Married on 06/20/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Love them!

Our wedding planner recommended Special Events and they were awesome and definitely reasonably priced! Our planner did much of the coordination, but Kim (the owner) was super flexible, especially after we had to postpone our wedding a year due to the pandemic. She was also so sweet every time I would call and everything looked beautiful on our wedding day! Can't thank her enough :)
Danielle Married on 09/04/2016
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Kim was incredibly helpful, made great suggestions and worked with our budget and vision for our special day to make it everything we could have wanted.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

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Scott Hayes Productions Scott Hayes Productions Wedding Videographers

Kim and Jim with Special Events are two of the most wonderful professionals to work with! They will both bend over backwards to make your events a smashing success!

Seasons Catering Seasons Catering Wedding Caterers

Seasons Catering is honored to endorse Special Events as one of Lexington's leading rental companies. Not only is Special Events a great start when looking for event rentals, the Guance's are wonderful people that we very much enjoy working with as freqently as possible. Make sure that this is one of the vendors that you reach out to when planning your wedding!


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