Gold Key

Gold Key Events is a full-service event production team. Founders Taylor Simonson and Lisa Krinsky Esterhuizen are event MacGyvers, everyday adventurers and international experts in creating experiential events for brands and individuals with strong personalities.

We are the Gold Key to unlocking experiences you never thought possible.

We develop

All Production Logistics • Vendor Partnerships • Venue Selection • Catering & Beverage Programs • Brand Matchmaking • Brand Strategy & Event Integration • Multi-city Campaigns • Consumer Engagement • International Events • Press & Consumer Events • Pop Ups • Private Parties • Concerts & Festivals • Benefits & Galas • Experiential Marketing • Custom City Specific Adventures

We work with

Internationally Expanding Brands • Individuals Seeking Adventure • US Open • Van Cleef & Arpels • New York Adventure Club • Ray Ban •  Marc Jacobs • Samsung • Mobile Leaders Alliance • Stolichnaya Vodka • The Civilians Theater Group • Bloomingdales • NY Wine & Food • Ketel One Vodka • GreenPop • Mont Blanc • Heineken • Chivas • Don Julio • Chivas Regal • Belvedere


Lisa Krinsky Esterhuizen

Lisa is a savvy creative who stylishly makes beauty out of the unexpected. Lisa has accomplished two higher degrees–including a Masters in Marketing and Communications from The New School–tended bar at several NY hotspots and founded a modern dance company. These experiences have built the backbone of her approach to events: combining the courtesy of hospitality with the surprising and imaginative experiences of a theatrical performance. She has brought this approach to her five years of designing and producing multifaceted events across the marketing, PR, hospitality, bridal and corporate industries for companies including Ketel One, Bloomingdales and UrbanDaddy.

She is passionate about breathing life into each and every event, making sure it is something you will never forget.

Taylor Simonson

Taylor is a native New Yorker and fearless creative with a keen eye for design. She began her career leading event production and PR for modern art galleries before moving to Los Angeles to execute events and marketing campaigns for hospitality venues, musicians and celebrities. After three years by the sea, Taylor returned to New York to work with Marc Jacobs and produce events for luxury fashion, spirits and consumer brands such as Samsung, Mont Blanc and Belvedere Vodka. Combining extensive world travel with 10 years of event experience and an insatiable thirst for the unknown her exploratory spirit brings exotic touches to local events and people together in soulful fashion.

She can turn small productions into unimaginable experiences; no luck turning water into wine.


  • Gold Key Events planned a going away dinner for our dear friends that we will remember forever. Their enthusiasm and attention to detail was amazing. From the chef prepared dinner to the decor, the beautiful menus and the music, they didn't miss a beat! It was so nice for us to really enjoy the night with our friends in our home without having to stress about anything. It was a truly special night. Thank you Gold Key!!

    Nina & Jeremy, Seattle-Themed Dinner Party
  • I loved working with Gold Key. Lisa and Taylor exceeded my expectations with their expertise, sense of style and ability to make miracles happen! They kept me on track and made sure all the details were covered! It is comforting to be in their hands with an event because they make what is normally a stressful process worry-free!

    Rachel, GreenPop
  • I've worked with Gold Key Events for several of my events over the past year. Being based out of Los Angeles, Gold Key has been great with assisting me on the East Coast by being my eyes, ears and voice on the ground. The team has been a huge help with vetting venues, building budgets and following all the way through to execution. They've been a huge help to me and my business in putting up some killer shows!

    Dan, Mobile Leaders Alliance
  • Lisa and Taylor were so enthusiastic and engaged and were great at taking direction. But they also brought an initiative to the project that really made the difference, especially around the silent auction. They were able to understand the culture of our event and expand upon our ideas in a way that really took the event to the next level, and eased my stress along the way!

    Sarah, The Civilians
  • It was a pleasure to work with the Gold Key team to organize my wife's birthday party. I gave them a general idea of what I was looking for and they ran with it - finding and booking a great venue, customizing a music playlist, creating invitations and managing the RSVPs. But what blew me away was their attention to detail, the little things that turned a great night into an unforgettable experience. I really look forward to working with them again!

    Gary, 30th Birthday Party
  • Gold Key saved our nonprofit money and saved me time. Two of the most important and difficult things to accomplish with events and they made it look easy. They were always there to answer questions or provide support. I am eternally grateful and could not have pulled off the fundraiser without them!

    Rachel, GreenPop
  • Having two people was SO helpful. I thought two might be too many, but being able to trust the both of you to tag-team was enormously helpful and a pleasant surprise.


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