Meet The Team

R&R Events has been creating, managing and executing corporate and social events for 28+ years in the mid-Atlantic region. Based in Baltimore, our showcase event planning and management skills are spotlighted during events like the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve celebrations at Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor. Our portfolio includes galas, such as that of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and sporting events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and various events for the Baltimore Ravens.

At R&R Events, our forte isn’t just grand events, but grand ideas for small events. We specialize in creating spectacular, one-of-a-kind atmospheres for every occasion – whether it is an employee appreciation party, bar mitzvah, wedding, anniversary, store opening or civic ceremony.

Our Philosophy

Events represent milestones. Milestones, like weddings, come around but once in a lifetime. At R&R Events we are not only the dream weavers, but also keepers – you entrust to us your most prized possession – the memories of a lifetime.

We also recognize that as your design and event management team, you entrust your reputation to us. Our goal is to make your event a flawless, fully engaging experience for your guests.

The Huddle

Ralph Rizzo, President/Founder

Over the years, Ralph has been known by locals as the “Master of Merriment,” “Man Behind the Curtain” and “Ralph, the Sound Guy.” They are all true. Ralph did begin his career in sound and audio engineering but his talents and innate creativity expanded his business into a full-service event planning organization providing everything from concepts and applications in theme décor, with customized backdrops and sets, to organizing sports and outdoor festivals, galas, corporate themed events and unique custom one-of-a-kind builds.

A self-taught carpenter and metal worker, Ralph is a veritable how-to show in the making for designing and creating one-of-a-kind sets and props for client events. He has been recognized by various organizations for his design concepts and he has been featured on local area television and in publications such as the Baltimore Business Journal and        Baltimore Magazine. and Whose Wedding Is It Anyway.

A Baltimore native, Ralph executes events on behalf of clients all over the region – from the Baltimore Ravens to various corporate functions, the 1995 Papal visit, celebrity events, White House functions to the Army-Navy gala and festivities. He also makes dreams come true for prom goers, bar/bat mitzvah celebrants, brides (and their mothers!) among others. Ralph is a memory-maker for every generation.

Duct tape in hand, with his muse and faithful Dog, Marly, and the in the spirit of Jabo, by his side, Ralph is one CEO who’s not afraid of a little hard work to take every event over the top.

Robert “Bert” Golden – Operations

rg fb imgBert as we all know him, is a friend of Ralph’s from their past life working together at Hammerjacks! He came to R&R Events in 2013. Bert’s past experience working as a DJ, sales, flight attendant and previous positions in the events world, has given him experience to handle the crazy schedules we deal with day-in and day-out.  His dedication to clients and staff at R&R Events, has earned him the title of “Events Operations Assistant“.  Don’t think that is all he does, his role has continued to grow and expand.  As he takes on the abilities to work in the shop as part of the R&R Events Design & Build.

Marly, aka “MEATBALL”

Marly, aka “MEATBALL”, is happy to come to work everyday and visit everyone that passes through! His Groucho Marx eyes, big head, and love everybody demeanor, defines his personality.  As Ralph’s companion, he never leaves his side, except for an occasional peek from his 2nd story perch to see who’s here, as he wags his tail incessantly.  As a rescue, he is happy to be with a loving family of friends and employees.

R&R in the Press

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