Ward & Ames Special Events is a National Emmy Award-winning full-service special events firm headquartered in Houston, TX. The Ward & Ames team has garnered respect as one of the most creative and innovative event planning and production companies in the country whose strength is in the ability to design and create singular, flawless events that continually exceed clients’ expectations. We augment our project designs with careful selection of exceptional contractors for each needed specialty. In the implementation phase we master-coordinate logistics between the venue and all the selected contractors through detailed organization and efficient time management on behalf of the client. We plan and manage all aspects for the myriad of participants for the event at hand.

 

WARD & AMES OFFERS EXPERTISE IN ALL EVENT PRODUCTION DISCIPLINES INCLUDING:

  • Creative concepts and strategic planning
  • Integrated approach to event design, management and production
  • Specialization in Pageantry, Opening/Closing Ceremonies and Final Banquets
  • Site and venue research, survey, selection and coordination
  • Event layout, design and logistics coordination
  • Entertainment, celebrity/speaker procurement, production and direction
  • Creation and production of scenic and set designs and CAD diagrams
  • Coordination of protectees, dignitaries and VIPs
  • Sub-contractor and vendor selection and management
  • Food & beverage design and implementation
  • Logo design, concept and branding
  • Sound & light design for live and televised events
  • Design and management of audio-visual production, services and direction
  • Invitation/program design and coordination of production
  • Design, coordination and implementation of décor, musical and theatrical entertainment, scenic elements, special effects
  • Event budget consultation, construction and management
  • Adherence to national and international protocol requirements with coordination of VIPs and dignitaries
  • Coordination and implementation of event security including USSS
  • Event photography and management of media and press needs
  • Coordination of labor requirements
  • Development of production installation and de-installation timelines
  • Ancillary materials development emphasizing theme and guest experience
  • Management of Run Of Show, Program Timelines, Stage
  • Management · Coordination of Volunteers, Transportation, and Housing Needs
  • Adherence to City and State codes
  • Parking and Transportation Logistics
  • Emergency Contingency Planning
  • Fundraising and Sponsorship relation cultivation
  • Print and Web design for invitations, programs and other event-specific materials