Lauren Banwart – Private Events Intern

Hello! My name is Lauren Banwart. I am a senior at Iowa State studying Event Management. I am the Private Event Intern for the summer 2018 internship program here at Reiman Gardens. I will be working primarily on weddings this summer. This is a great learning experience outside the classroom. After graduation in December 2018, I hope to move south, and plan weddings, eventually owning my own wedding planning company. I am looking forward to being able to learn more about what all goes into planning weddings and to grow in both my personal and professional experiences.

I do have another role here at Reiman Gardens. Along with being the Private Event Intern, I am also an Event Associate or as some guests who visit the gardens call us “Yellow Shirts”. My role while being an Event Associate is to make sure our guests are enjoying their time at Reiman Gardens, setting up and tearing down for events, making sure the Gardens look nice by picking up trash and moving things around, as well as many other tasks from big to small.

If you stop into Reiman Gardens be sure to say hello! I look forward to meeting the many wonderful guests of the Gardens during my time here. I appreciate this experience and I am excited to see where this journey takes me.