meet Sara Beveridge...

...Golden Poppy Events founder and principal planner.


A native of Toledo, Ohio, Sara made the trek to Ithaca, New York to attend the Cornell Hotel School, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration.  During her tenure at Cornell, Sara was selected for prestigious internships with Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City and Lettuce Entertain You in Chicago. She also earned her chops in the kitchen as a teaching assistant in culinary theory (which her husband, Neil, really appreciates to this day!)

When it came time to leave Cornell Sara traveled to Southern California to begin her career as an event management executive, gaining years of experience working at renowned luxury hotels in Los Angeles including Montage Beverly Hills, The London West Hollywood and Hotel Bel-Air. With a unique combination of design creativity and impeccable organizational skills, Sara has successfully planned and managed hundreds of five-star events for discerning clients and celebrities alike.

But enough of the serious stuff. The real scoop on Sara is that she’s a fun-loving, highly dedicated hospitality expert who loves to partner with clients, take risks and think outside the box to create fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime events.  Which pretty much sums it up!