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Plan Your Fort Collins Wedding

Meet Our Team of Professional Planners

Chef Philippe Boutinet
Culinary Rockstar

Since becoming an apprentice chef in his hometown of Cognac, France at the age of 13, Chef Philippe has been passionate for composing creative dishes that tell a story. After earning his culinary degree from the Institute of Culinary Arts in Angouleme, France, Philippe worked in Paris, England, and the United States before coming to lead the culinary chorus at The Elizabeth Hotel. Now with more than 20 years of culinary experience, Philippe enjoys bringing Colorado brides and grooms together with their family and friends to celebrate over a delicious, hand-crafted meal.
Courtney Peterson
Director of Romance

A Colorado native, Courtney is a graduate of Fort Collins’ very own Colorado State University. During her career, Courtney has helped plan and execute numerous events and outdoor festival in the Old Town Fort Collins area. She has become an expert at coordinating unforgettable moments and developed a passion for connecting with others. Today, Courtney loves seeing ideas from a couple’s imagination become reality at The Elizabeth Hotel.
Chelsea Blackman
Maestra of Magic

Growing up in a hotel in the Rocky Mountains, hospitality has been an important part of Chelsea’s life since the beginning. After earning a degree in Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Management from Johnson & Whales University, Chelsea spent seven years managing special events at a popular Denver restaurant before coming to orchestrate the wedding-related inquires at our Old Town Fort Collins hotel. Because no two couples are the same, Chelsea tailors each celebration to the couple to create lasting memories.
Renee Sumner
Diva of Details

With a love for nature and working outdoors, it’s only natural that Renee would find herself at home at The Elizabeth Hotel. Discovering a passion for meeting and event planning at a young age, Renee’s career within the hospitality industry has taken her to every corner of the United States, including San Francisco, Dallas, and St. Louis. Renee now enjoys working with brides and grooms to turn their dream wedding visions in reality at our Old Town Fort Collins hotel.