Testimonials

Testimonials

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Without a doubt this was the most creative and exciting event that they (our attendees) have ever been to. Carlos and Samantha have been great to work with and I highly recommend them.

Brian Tabel
Executive Director of Marketing
Isuzu Commercial Truck of America



We had Goen South do a bar-b-que sauce challenge - the best event ever. Everyone is telling me we've got to do it again. I can't thank Goen South enough.

Vicki Netter
Event Planner


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We could not be any happier with Goen South and how they helped our event. From the concept to planning to the execution, everything has been flawless and exceeded our expectations.

Samantha Milroy
Director - Annual Programs


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Working with Goen South has been the best DMC company that I've ever worked with. They're the most dedicated to their clients and we are very pleased with the services that they've supplied us.

Lindsay Kirchner
Executive Vice President of Sales


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Working with Goen South has been incredibly rewarding, inspirational and collaborative. We could not be more pleased with the outcome that we've received for all the events that we have done. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making every single event unique and wonderful.

Jodi Sniegocki
Director of Global Events


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Goen South has been impeccable in their service. They have pulled together events that have been off the charts. Fantastic organization to work with.

Annett Stone
Director of Operations


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October 27, 2017

Dear Kacie,

Thank you so much for all your help! We are absolutely thrilled about all the things you did for us!

Best,
Theodora Chaspari


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October 24, 2017

Thank you again to your fabulous team. They were truly a joy to work with, and I hope I have the opportunity of working with Goen South again in the very near future!

Warm regards,
Janice Griggs
National Meeting Planner | Meeting & Event Services


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October 4, 2017

Hey y'all! Just wanted to touch base with you regarding our event on 09/23!!! What an amazing night! Everything was a hit, especially the cigar roller (we were not prepared for that!LOL)!

Erin Stewart


Austin DMC event planners
September 7, 2017

Goen South Team,

Thank you, thank you, thank you for such an amazing day for our MEET class. Everything you provided enhanced our learning environment and helped us be our best. Providing the setup that you did, opened a lot of eyes in the Events world on how we can sell these types of setups more often.

Let me know if anyone got some great pictures, unfortunately I was too busy running around to be able to snap a few.

Thank you for being such a fantastic partner!

Erin Medina
Director of Events


 
September 7, 2017

Yes, cannot thank you all enough!!! It was great to put on a totally different theme then what all of our San Antonio hotels are used too! J

Krystle Montanez
Associate Director of Events


Austin DMC event planners
September 6, 2017

I have been planning corporate events for over a decade and, honestly as a control freak, I have a challenge trusting event coordinators to follow-up and follow-through on details. However, I knew within a day of working with Goen South, our event was in great hands. Ashley, the Event Sales Manager, had amazing attention to detail, dependability and creativity. She asked great questions, made suggestions that made our event better than I imagined and delivered everything she promised and more! If all event teams worked as well, as professional and as diligent as the Goen South team, all my events would be stress free!

I can’t think of a better company I’d recommend based on my experience with Goen South. Their customer service, enthusiasm, professionalism and uniqueness is matchless! I am looking forward to working with them again (and again, and again)!"

All the best,
Dawn

Dawn Lusk


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August 11, 2017

Great party!

Mariela Saravia


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May 23, 2017

Thank you so very much! The event was an epic success!

Paige Robinson
Director, National Sales & Marketing


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May 22, 2017

Morris,

Your team did a truly fabulous job with each and every detail; the centerpieces were beautiful!

Thanks so much - we really appreciate yours and Terry's support.

Best wishes,
Emily Roth


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May 18, 2017

Hi everyone, want to give you a HUGE thanks for last night. Your décor really brought everything together and we loved working with your entire team.

Viviana Durand
Project Manager



May 12, 2017

Hi Carlos, Samantha and Allison,

I didn't get to say goodbye to you, but wanted to say thank you for an amazing job. You really did a fantastic job and you are one of the best I have ever seen at decor. Truly amazing. The stage draping was probably my favorite. Thank you for making it all happen and all the handwork onsite. You were a true yes team and always made it happen with no concerns.

Sarah


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May 4, 2017

Thank you for helping us create such a lovely event. I really appreciate that you were able to work within the shortened setup timeframe. The white leather chairs/loveseat turned out to be just right – people commented that it looked like we were doing an Oprah show. The linens, vases, and paper flowers provided exactly the right Fiesta touch I was looking for, and the tall florals were stunning. Goen South did great work, and we were extremely happy with how everything turned out.

Doris Fischer
Meeting and Event Manager


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April 27, 2017

It was so great to meet you today; please know how sincere I am when I tell you thank you. I totally get it and I hope you know how appreciative my team is for ALL you are doing! I love how everything is just for our group! Huge food truck fan myself so that makes me smile and will be so unexpected which is super cool!

Lynne Polinski


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April 19, 2017

Thank you for the amazing set for our site breakfast today! Everything looked amazing and the clients really enjoyed the theme. Thank you!

Kate Brennen Nummikoski
Associate Director of Sales


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April 18, 2017

Thank you! The room looks awesome as always!

Millie DeAnda
Event Planning Manager


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April 13, 2017

Despite the weather – everything worked out very well. Thanks for your expertise and service to make this a successful event.

Rosemary Arnell
Manager, Marketing Services


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March 26, 2017

Both arrangements turned out lovely! You will hear from me this time next year! Thanks - you and your team are super responsive! Wonderful to work with!

Gayle Pugh


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March 23, 2017

Thanks a lot for your assistance with this event. You saved me a great deal of a time with the transport and photography/videography.

Daniel did a great job!

Elina Jutelyte


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March 10, 2017

The flowers were amazing, thank you so much.

Sommer Walker


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March 9, 2017

OMG, the photos are fabulous! I can’t thank you again for everything you did for me. Absolutely amazing.

Tina Oliver
ONYX Meetings and Events


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March 08, 2017

Thank you again for all of your help with our event!

Kara Kobrzycki


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February 8, 2017

Your team was beyond fantastic to work with.

Jennette Tepfenhart
JPMorganChase
Corporate Meetings and Events


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February 6, 2017

We had a great time and I want to thank you for everything, especially Dana, she was fantastic to work with.

Jim Cohane
Knights Of Columbus
Manager of Operations, Meetings and Incentives


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February 2, 2017

You are a lifesaver!

You're the best Morris! Thank you!

Maria Martinez
General Manager
Marriott Plaza San Antonio


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January 24, 2017

There aren’t words to describe how thankful I am for the services you provided us over the past few months and executed last week. From the time we met in October, I knew I was going to enjoy working with your team. I have planned Global Sales Conferences for Legrand for 4 years now and have never had such a pleasant experience with a DMC. You are a dedicated, passionate and hard working team that goes above and beyond clients expectations.

Morris and Ashley, thanks to your quick turn around and superb services, our guests had the best time. The Armadillo racing is still being talked about and the Lip Sync Battle with Phil... I don’t think we will ever be able to top that! My cheeks still hurt from laughing so much.

I hope to have the opportunity to do business with Goen South again in the future. Thank you again for everything you did to make Legrand’s Conference amazing.

Lindsay Kirchner
Sales Operations Analyst


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January 24, 2017

I hope all is well. I can't thank you both enough for all that you did to add to the success of our events. The Lip Sync battle is going down in history with LDC, they loved it!!! Phillip was everything and more than you described. The armadillo racing raised more money and more buzz than anticipated and I'm so glad no matter how fine tuned the budget got we kept both in place.

Thank you,
Yvonne Shaw
Vice President - Group, Meeting and Incentives Division
BTI The Travel Consultants


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January 24, 2017

There aren’t words to describe how thankful I am for the services you provided us over the past few months and executed last week. From the time we met in October, I knew I was going to enjoy working with your team. I have planned Global Sales Conferences for Legrand for 4 years now and have never had such a pleasant experience with a DMC. You are a dedicated, passionate and hard working team that goes above and beyond clients expectations.

Morris and Ashley, as you know we had several issues this past week with the hotel, but thanks to your quick turn around and superb services, our guests had the best time. The Armadillo racing is still being talked about and the Lip Sync Battle with Phil... I don’t think we will ever be able to top that!! My cheeks still hurt from laughing so much.

I hope to have the opportunity to do business with Goen South again in the future. Thank you again for everything you did to make Legrand’s Conference amazing.

Lindsay Kirchner
Legrand, North America


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January 23, 2017

Thank you for everything during the 3M National Training Meeting! Goen South made it such a success. It was a great program, and I look forward to working with you again soon.

Lois Carter
Project Manager


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January 13, 2017

Morris, I have been in this business for over 40 years! The service and attention you gave me recently in my search for decor items was way above and beyond. I would love to write a letter of recommendation or share my experience with the CVB or appropriate. With all you diligent efforts on my behalf I was sad that things didn’t work for us but I would not hesitate to refer you. Please let me know how I can glow about you to!!!!

Thank you for everything!

Bill Deutsch, CMP
Senior Account Executive


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January 9, 2017

I planned an event in 2009 and used Laurie/Morris of Goen South for my event photography. They did a bang up job! I am returning to San Antonio with another group in late February/early March and am interested in a quote for services once again. Thanks!

Charlotte Somers
Event Manager
The CIO Summit | The Executive Vendor Summit | TNT
produced by Hospitality Upgrade Magazine


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December 20, 2016

Good morning to the most fantastic dynamic duo I know! Thank you both so very much for all of your help and partnership throughout the year and most importantly on our company holiday party! You and your team are completely amazing! Everything came to life exactly as anticipated and envisioned. I have had nothing but rave reviews regarding the decor and lighting! Thank you again so very much!

I wish you and your family and team a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I'm looking forward to next year... we have already spoke about the possibility of expanding into the other Ballroom in addition to the space we already use at Hyatt Hill Country! More to come on that soon!

Angela Mendez - TESORO


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December 19, 2016

I just wanted to thank you for the great job. My boss loved the decorations.

Thanks and happy holidays!

Dixiana Holter | Executive Operational Planning Advisor


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Monday, November 14, 2016

As always, you guys did an outstanding job! Everyone loved the event. Happy Holidays to you and your team at Goen South!

Cheryl McDonald | Director Government Relations | Political Affairs & PAC


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August 17, 2016

As words truly cannot express enough how much I truly appreciate you, your vision, hard work and dedication, I will do my best summarize for you. I cannot thank you enough for executing my vision to absolute perfection. Our guests have said that this was “THE BEST MIXER” yet. Your attention to detail and passion is exceptional. I so appreciated that you shared my passion to present a true WOW factor event to all of our guests. They will be speaking of the 2016 E&I Mixer in San Antonio for years to come. If I could have you with me throughout the country for every Mixer each year, I would. I’d also like to thank the rest of the team for working hard and being so patient with me on during the concept phase and throughout set-up day of. Goen South truly has a passion for what they do and it shows in their presentations and in everything they do as a team. Thank you again for an outstanding, one of a kind, fabulous event.

Melanie Tassone
Manager, Membership and Meetings - E&I Cooperative Services


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Thank you again for all of your assistance in helping to make Innovations 2016 a success. I appreciate your creativity, flexibility and professionalism in bringing together all aspects of our event – from the dine around dinners to the recreation/team building activities and of course, the disco dance. You were an integral part in the client experience and I know we wouldn’t have been as successful without your assistance. Should CGI ever have an event in Texas, I will certainly be contacting you again. Should you need anything else, please let me know. I look forward to seeing photos/videos of the events.

Heather McCue, CMP
U.S. Communications & Events Manager | CGI


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July 19, 2016
RE: AbbVie Event at La Cantera

Hi Samantha,

Thanks for your email! You did a great job and my client was very happy with the event!
Please send a download link and I’ll send along to my client.

Thanks!
Sarah

SARAH EVANS Senior Program Manager, Global Meeting Services
Meetings & Incentives Worldwide


Walsh Oil

September 2, 2016

I really enjoyed working with you and your team for our event, and especially appreciate the attention to detail and efficiency! The decor of the night turned out to be better than I imagined, the mariachis band was phenomenal, the cookies are still being raved about, and Karla and Tim were amazing! Your vision for our group really enhanced our fun night! Please let us know how we can spread our appreciation of your company, and I hope to work with you again. Thank you so much for everything!

Shannon Berlinger
Walsh Oil


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Thank you all. Our corporate attendees, the association meeting planners, our sales team and our local clients were all RAVING about this event for days. I appreciate your partnership and attention in this event. It truly went off perfectly and you all made me look like a SUPERSTAR!

Sarah James, CPCE, CTA
Director, Catering and Conference Services
OMNI LA MANSION DEL RIO | MOKARA HOTEL & SPA


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January 16, 2016

Carlos,

We cannot begin to thank you enough for making the 2016 Gradient Summit such a success. Our attendees had such an amazing time thanks to your creativity and vision. From the time that you took to show us around San Antonio, to the amazing attention to detail in planning, to the incredible events at the Alamo and Ranch Night, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with you! We are so grateful for all that you have done for us over the last six months, and we hope our paths cross again!

You are the best we have ever worked with!

Thank you,
Marie Ahlers and
Nikki Foley


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Thank you so much for your help in making our company party a success! I really appreciated the support put in to moving the event indoors and making sure the space looked amazing. I look forward to receiving the video and images – both the video and photographer did a great job this year!

Kelli Meyer
Director of Marketing


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We have used Goen South as our production/design company for our 1,500-guest holiday party for the past two years and we love working with them! They are knowledgeable on event spaces and vendors, they are creative and they are willing to partner with you to design an amazing event. It is a pleasure working with them on the holiday party events as well as other smaller events. Whatever your size event, they work hard at making it a huge success.

Kristy Welsh


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We really enjoyed working with you all and hope to have the opportunity to do it again sometime in the future. Goen South was as true partner in helping us create a successful event! Jessica was like my right arm and I don't know what I would have done without her.

Thank you all so much for the hard work, creativity and dedication you brought to everything you did for use!

Cindy Wofford for Taco John's


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May 27, 2015

Thank you, you and your team are a pleasure to work with and not only professional but take great photos! Looking forward to next year!

Pat Tait Lerash, CEM
Director, Membership Meetings


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While my to do list is the longest it’s probably ever been, I just wanted to take a very quick moment to thank you for last week. I was very happy with your services and efforts to go above and beyond and I truly appreciate your team! I have already received tons of great feedback on the meeting and once our actual survey comes back, I’d be happy to share the related portions with you. I also wanted to share that went I did my post con with the hotel that I made sure to emphasize what a great partner they have in you.
Thank you again-
Christine

Christine Stio, CMP
Medical Education
& Corporate Events Manager


San Antonio Event Producers
January 28, 2015

Hi Team,

Please note that I did want to send a HUGE THANK YOU to y'all for all of the QUICK & HARD work across the board with our requests; updates; weather plans; additional requests; etc. As your onsite team was awesome and extremely easy to work with for install and strike, please note that I did want to send a special thank you for their hard work and special attention to details to assist in making our event that much more successful.

As I work with plenty of clients across the board, I would definitely be inclined to reach out to y'all when I head back out your way.

Thank you once again for EVERYTHING!

Jason Subia
Special Event Senior Producer & Principal


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April 15, 2015

Thank you very much for participating in the first Family Fiesta 101 event.

We appreciate the support and participation of Goen South. The photo booth was right up there with the penguins in terms of popularity. What fun!

It was a great success thank to you and your props and helpers.

Louis Barrios
Los Barrios Family Restaurants
Chair, San Antonio Tourism Council


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June 8, 2015

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! We have had so many wonderful comments from our employees and I couldn't have done it without your help.

I'll be in touch if and when we do this again - in the meantime if you need any references send them my way.

Kelli Meyer
Director of Marketing


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Thank you Morris! Party was huge success. We received so many compliments on the decor. Thank you again for doing such an amazing job. As always it was a pleasure working with you and look forward to working with you on many more events!

Kristy Welsh


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It has been so great working with you on NAWIC. Everyone absolutely thought the Awards Gala was gorgeous with the candelabras and everything! Thanks so much for everything you did to make both events go so smoothly. I would love any pictures that you guys got of both.

Debbie Draper, CCM
Senior Global Project Manager


San Antonio Event Production
November 14, 2014

Thank you so much for everything! The event was a huge hit and Dana (founder/CEO) referred to it as "a perfect event" which is HUGE praise, and that she had "had a number of people tell me it was exactly right-low key, great for socializing, fun." I heard from a few of our people that guests compared our 5-star event as the winner compared to the big CHIME closing reception at the JW Ranch.

You were a pleasure to work with--patient, flexible, creative & just plain awesome. And I thought the food service was great - bar service great. All the animals were a hit. EVERYONE wishes the card shark had stayed longer - lol. We may have to fly him in to our next event too! The hats were a big win - many of our guests wore them the next night & when complimented, spread the word about our awesome event.

We're just pleased as punch! And I'm so glad to hear Canyon Springs felt good about it as well! That's a testament to the event's success.

Liz Vitalo | Marketing Manager
Encore, A Quintiles Company


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October 29, 2014

I wanted to take a moment this morning and tell you THANKS for a job well done. In my opinion, we accomplished everything we set out to accomplish. How many times can a person say that?
I wanted people to be wowed when they came in building... we hit that one out of the ballpark.
I wanted a sophisticated and elegant party... we hit that one out of the ballpark.
I wanted the labs to showcase our capabilities... we hit that one out of the ballpark.
I wanted to elevate Dannemiller's position in the community... we hit that one out of the ballpark.
I wanted to introduce Linron to the community as a player... we hit that one out of the ballpark.
I wanted to get business from the event... we hit that one out of the ballpark.

You were very instrumental in helping us accomplish our goals and I thank you. You are professional, easy to work with and have an incredible can-do attitude.

We got lots of compliments on the food so please pass my thanks on to the chef. And tell your wait staff that everyone enjoyed having them pass food and wine.

All in all, I think it went without a hitch. I couldn't be happier today.

I owe a lot of that happiness to Goen South.

Linda Alvers


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September 24, 2014

Thank you Terry. We really enjoyed working with you. Everything was beautiful and the entertainment was fantastic on all evenings. Laurie was also awesome and a pleasure to work with. You can send the CD to us and we will forward to the client.

Thank you,
Amanda Hamner
Senior Account Manager


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September 30, 2014

I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you on the incredible people you have on your team! Our event could not have been more perfect; I owe it all to the creative planning and stellar execution of the great staff at Goen South. A special thank you must be noted for Dana, Alexis and Christen; they were a great pleasure to work with. I would be happy to provide a glowing reference should Goen South ever need one. I look forward to working with you again soon.

Chris Harris, PHR, ARM, CRM, CIC
Specialty Risk Management


San Antonio Event Lightning
July 28, 2014

A big thank you for your services during our Sunbelt Builders Show in San Antonio last week. Our booth looked fabulous and your furniture really made it stand out.

I also wanted to give kudos to your crew who were very professional and helpful. I was impressed with their attitude, manners, and hard work. Please pass on my gratitude.

Adria Ellerbrock, MBA
Vice President of Marketing
Strucsure Risk Management Group


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July 29, 2014

Thank you all so much for your partnership on the Harlequin events. They were really pleased with every detail! Looking forward to partnering with you again soon!

Brooke Engel, PWC
Sales Manager, Catering



June 2, 2014

I wanted to thank you again - you and your team replicated exactly what the bride wanted for her event. The flowers and decorations were beautiful and the Goen South team was such a pleasure to work with. I look forward to working together again on future events!

Dan Ward
General Manager



March 12, 2014

WOW, what a night at this year's Allies Awards! It was AMAZING if I say so myself! And... we could not have been as successful without YOU!

On behalf of the 2014 Allie Awards Entry & Judging Committee, we want to extend our heartfelt "thanks" for your time and support of our industry! Please let me know if you'd be interested in judging our 25th year of the Allie Awards.

Brenda Maynard
Chair - Allie Awards & Entries


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March 12, 2014

You guys did an amazing job with the decor! We got numerous comments on how elegant, simple and impressive the room looked. Your team was able to take numerous points of view and turn them flawlessly into an incredible concept. All of your feedback was taken into consideration and all requests were met with an upbeat willingness to get the job done. I will highly recommend your work to other contacts/colleagues. It was a pleasure doing business with you. Should we ever end up in San Antonio again, rest assured you will be our first call when it comes to decor!

Chelsea Rowe
Manager, Global Meeting Planning



January 15, 2014

Thank you so much for your assistance with the event here at Aldaco's this past Saturday, everything worked out wonderfully and the room looked great dressed in black table cloths with all the purple accents. The wedding couple was extremely happy and their special day was everything they wanted it to be.

You and your staff are amazing, you definitely know how to go the extra mile to make things happen.

Kathleen North
Event Director



April 2, 2013

Thank you Terry and Christen! The furniture was perfect for the lounge, and we had so many mentors thank us for the space!

There is no way we could have been able to provide this added benefit without your help!

Cristina Ruiz
Community Affairs



April 4, 2013

Morris as always... a pleasure 🙂 Thank you for not only your very kind words but for your continued loyalty/partnership to not only me but the Westin La Cantera! I look forward to many more "Rush/Zidek" weddings with you and your amazing staff.

Sara O'Donnal
Catering Sales Manager


San Antonio Event Producers
November 13, 2013

What a stunner last night! You and your team spent a great deal of time and resources to make an AMAZING event. Loved all the details you did to carry out the theme. Just brilliant!

Sarah Linley, CMP, CTA
Associate Director Destination Services
San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau



June 12, 2013

Thank so much for everything. The centerpieces looked great. We will definitely use Goen South again.

Erin Joy
Program Coordinator



October 8, 2013

Everything looked FANTASTIC! My client was over the top thrilled, even specifically commented on "all that stuff around the stage" (his words) and how he really loved it. Thank you so much. You really impressed me. 🙂

Stacey DeWine
Celebration Specialist


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November 13, 2013

Thank you Terry, you looked gorgeous last night and the room totally outstanding!

Tina Sturchio
Chief Executive Officer



November 14, 2013

You guys were the stars on Tuesday... everyone I have talked to since said it was amazing and I agree.

Michelle Deleva
Account Executive


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November 25, 2013

Thanks again. Everyone loved the flowers... of course. It was neat to see how many people wanted to take them home! Even the guys wanted to take them to their wives. Thanks again for the assist on making this happen.

Eric Hilliard
Enterprise Event Planner


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November 4, 2013

Morris - thanks so much! The flowers were beautiful!

We will definitely keep you in mind for future events and I'll try to spread the word about your services!

It was a pleasure doing business with you!

Nancy Witte
USAA Leadership Programs


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August 24, 2012

Hey Morris and Christen,

I'll do a more formal follow-up within the week, but I just wanted to send y'all a few quick photos and let you know how happy we are about last night's events.

It was a true privelege to work with you and I hope you feel the same way.

Thanks again,
Courtney Lewis
Director of Marketing



November 21, 2011

It was a pleasure working with you all, and I want to thank you again for helping us make our event a success. You dealt with many last-minute requests and handled them with ease; for that, we're grateful.

Jennifer Morand
Account Manager, Public Relations