Our Fairy Tale Started Here

Since 2005, Ashton Gardens has created incomparable ceremony and reception sites that nurture an unparalleled guest service experience. Through a great deal of hard work and determination, the commitment to our couples grows stronger with each event.

Today, Ashton Gardens is located in three major cities throughout the United States and continues to push forward in an endeavor to grow a brand while leaving a legacy of philanthropy and community consciousness.

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Our company is modeled on a set of our Core Values: Respect Each Other, Personalize the Experience, Practice Aggressive hospitality, among other values that provide a truly unique private event experience. Paired with the most formidable industry professionals, Ashton Gardens continues to be an elite force in the hospitality industry.

Meet the Team

Our team is your team. Talent and professionalism matter and at Ashton Gardens, we are committed to bringing our couples the best guidance and leadership in event planning available.

Director of Sales & Planning

Brittney Smith

Brittney joined the Ashton Gardens team in 2013 with over 8 years of experience in the hospitality industry, six of those years spent on the operations side of private events. After graduating from Lone Star College in 2009, she realized her eagerness to make each event special was not just an interest but her passion in life. Aside from Brittney’s well-rounded knowledge of the hospitality industry, her desire to help make a bride’s dreams come true makes her key member of Ashton Gardens’ sales team. Brittney’s favorite part of the wedding experience is hearing about each bride and groom’s unique engagement and the excitement they have to plan their wedding!

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Sales & Event Coordinator

Reem Fareed

From restaurant operations to event management, Reem’s experience and success in the hospitality industry is unrivaled. Reem began her special events career back in 2009 and it wasn’t long before her impressive work ethic landed her opportunities with prestigious organizations like En Vogue Events and the NCAA Super Four Experience, just to name a few. In addition to juggling notable internship opportunities, Reem graduated Cum Lade from the University of Houston with a Bachelor’s of Science in Event Management. Reem’s attention to detail makes her a dazzling addition to our Ashton Gardens family.

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Director of Operations

Raudel De Lorena

With over a decade of hospitality know-how and countless accolades and honors, adding Raudel to the Houston West team was an easy decision. His all-encompassing background in weddings and special events helped lay the ground work for his illustrious career. His work in high-end hotels, country clubs and exclusive dining establishments inspired his path and led him to make the move from California to Texas in the fall of 2015. In the time he has committed to the hospitality industry, Raudel has successfully managed hundreds of staff members, countless events and thousands of guests. Raudel’s hobbies include traveling, going on runs with his two Siberian huskies and spending time with his family.

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