Blue Velvet is an event management and tour company comprised of a team of experienced professionals designing inspirational events, activations and travel experiences for companies and individuals.

We help you build relationships, impress your guests and keeps them talking. Each event has its own distinct audience, tone, personality, and set of objectives.

Blue Velvet Events provides a turnkey solution – from concept to clean up – for conferences, year-end functions, launches, award ceremonies as well as birthday celebrations, engagement parties, unique wedding proposals and intimate weddings. All are guaranteed to deliver an unforgettable experience.

Once the team at Blue Velvet has discussed your ideas with you and the contract has been signed, our experienced team sources the venue and organises the catering, creative elements, styling and entertainment, sound and everything in between. All components, suppliers and logistics are expertly managed, while keeping well within stipulated budgets.



Blue Velvet Travel includes southern African conference, event management and incentive travel, as well as luxury boomer, solo, and combined business and leisure travel.  We take care of all the details including accommodation, transfers and touring.  Out of this world experiences and your safety and security are the cornerstones of every trip we create.

We know first-hand that planning an event or a trip has many moving parts which makes it difficult and extremely time-consuming.  We take care of all the details so you can be confident in the knowledge that nothing will slip through the cracks.


  • End to end project and event management.
  • Concept Creation – Creating impact for your brand.
  • Venue Sourcing.
  • Furniture & Décor – Nothing pulls together your event quite like memorable décor.
  • Entertainment – Artists, musicians, activities, experiences, journeys, story tellers.
  • Delicious Catering including Halaal & Kosher.
  • Bar Services – Standard and exotic including rare whiskey and French wine.
  • Full event coordination.
  • Marquee & Staging.
  • Branding.
  • Logistics & Transfers.
  • Corporate & Promotional Gifting – Thoughtful corporate gifting that keeps your brand front of mind.
  • Photographer & Videographer – Preserve memories with engaging and stylish corporate, photos and videos.
Meet the team

event management

Gillian Kabe

Gillian Kabe


Gillian is the creative visionary behind Blue Velvet Events transforming important moments into meaningful experiences.   Her work reflects a bold can-do attitude while bringing a client’s vision to life.  She has a deep understanding of luxury event and experience planning through working with individuals and corporations.  

Gillian credits her extensive background across multiple facets of private wealth and a love of the extraordinary as key to her creativity, production savvy and innate flexibility. 

Gillian believes in giving back and is a keen supporter of Rhino Conservation, focusing on rhino calves orphaned through poaching or other traumatic events. 

Courtney Kabe

Courtney Kabe


Courtney is an expert events producer and the day-to-day liaison between BVE and clients, priding herself on providing a personal touch in a digital age. She believes in always being in the solution and is often several steps ahead of clients’ needs during the planning process.

As Production Manager for BVE, Courtney is responsible for implementing the creative, technical and logistical elements of each event. A gifted event producer, she contributes strong project management skills with the objective of turning every Blue Velvet event into a unique work of art.

I believe business is about building and maintaining relationships and part of this is thanking people for what they have done for you.  This is why I have trusted Gillian and Blue Velvet to take care of our most trusted clients.  Gillian is organised and professional and totally understands the level we expect for our clients who loved the experience.  Thank you again.

Nick Caripis

BNC Technology

Fantastic! We had a super time, thank you. We had great sightings and the accommodation was perfect. Really enjoyed it! We will definitely be back.

Santa & Nico

What an outstanding evening, Gill and Courtney raised the bar. We have had many year-end functions, but have never reached this level. The venue choice, decor, entertainment were top notch. Highly recommend this superb team.

Anthea Nicholas

Wide Range Engineering



Contact Us

Gillian ~ +27 (0) 72 012 1221
Courtney ~ +27 (0) 71 340 9318

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