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Special Event & Meeting Services
About Our Team
Elaine Mahnensmith, Owner of Uptown Transit & Events, is one of Central Florida's most professionally accomplished and creative event planners. She combines her 19 years of corporate hospitality experience, with her attention to detail and classic modern style, to transform her clients' visions into one of a kind masterpieces.
Elaine began planning events in 2003 at the University of Florida as the Event Manager for the Reitz Union, is a third generation event planner and was privileged to mentor under the watchful eye of her grandmother, who was a respected caterer and event planner for Washington D.C. socialites. Growing up in the industry, Elaine knew at a young age that she too had a passion for events, a passion which she brings to every celebration she helps curate.
In March of 2020, after departing from Marriott International, Elaine launched the events division of Uptown Transit & Events, with a goal of elevating event experiences in Central Florida, while creating lasting memories for her clients.
Clients describe Elaine as being "resourceful with a tireless work ethic, having a true passion for planning and impeccable taste".  With her drive and dedication to her clients, she creates events that are as unique and unforgettable as the people she plans them for.  
Wedding Packages

Diamond Full Service Wedding Coordination

The Diamond, Full Service Coordination Package is for those couples that want the exclusivity of a full time professional planner for the duration of your wedding planning. This package offers unlimited personal consultations from start to finish, ensuring we create the wedding you’ve always dreamt of. With over 20 years of event planning experience, we will help you traverse the many decisions that need to be made, making your special day as stress-free as possible.
Allow our experienced staff to help with all your wedding needs, from vendor selection, travel arrangements for your family, rehearsal dinner and more, we will be there to plan the luxurious wedding you’ve always imagined, while you sit back and look forward to the big day.
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Ruby Select Service Wedding Coordination

Do you want to plan your own wedding but want an experienced professional in your corner during the planning process? We are here to help! With the Ruby Coordination Package, you’ll get four personal consultations during the planning phase, access to our preferred vendor list, personal referrals to trusted vendors, assistance with booking agreements, and a final consultation to review vendor contracts and your upcoming timeline for the day of the wedding.
Allow us to take the stress out of planning by helping to determine your budget, chose professional and reliable vendors, manage contract negotiations, and help you design your dream wedding.
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Emerald Month of Wedding Coordination

Are you secretly a planner at heart and want to organize and plan your own big day? We love that, but we know most people don’t want to be the ones executing their plans on the day of the wedding. The Emerald Package is our featured "Month of Wedding Coordination", inclusive of wedding day check-lists, vendor communication, floor plans, timeline creation and wedding day execution.
Allow us to provide you with the tools needed to help you plan your special day on your own, while freeing you up on the day of your wedding to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the moment.
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Sapphire Stone
Sapphire "We Do Two" Coordination Package
The "We do Two" Coordination Package is a collaboration between seasoned event professionals Uptown Transit & Events and Love is a Beach Wedding. This Month of Wedding Planning Package is for couples that deserve the best and want their day to be perfect, yet affordable.
  • *Month of Wedding Coordination
  • *Uniquely Decorated Sweetheart Table
  • *Decorated Wedding Arch for Ceremony
  • *Choice of Centerpieces or Plate Chargers or Spandex Chair Sashes (for up to 8 tables)
  • *Setup and coordination of ceremony, reception and vendors

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Meeting Planning & Event Concierge

Meeting Planning & Incentive Trips

At Uptown Transit & Events we provide everything you need from start to finish, developing, creating, and delivering innovating and inspiring events for your business. Whether you need a full service event planner or individual services to assist you in your planning, Uptown Transit & Events is extremely flexible and can provide a-la carte meeting and event services to accomplish your event goals.
With our corporate event planning expertise we ensure to execute a professional and productive meeting, and are confident through collaboration with you, to provide you and your meeting attendees with an exemplary experience.
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Private Party & Event Concierge Services

Sit back and enjoy your own party!  From anniversary celebrations to intimate dinners with a private chef, our personal touch and professional attitude will ensure that your special evening is planned to create cherished moments and everlasting memories. Uptown Transit & Events plans a variety of special events and social gatherings and your event is carefully detailed like it's our own.
  1. *Private Dinners
  2. *Celebration Banquets
  3. *Annual Galas
  4. *Milestone Birthdays
  5. *Anniversaries Celebrations
  • *Holiday Parties
*Corporate Parties
  • *Family Reunions 
  • *Celebration of Life
Our initial complimentary consultation allows us to understand your needs better while discussing your desired vision for the event. Developing a trustworthy relationship as your advisor for event planning, enabling us to create a cherished memory for your celebration.
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Elaine did such an amazing job planning and executing my baby shower, that I can hardly put into words how grateful I am. 

 She helped me choose the venue, the decor, and partnered with the restaurant to create beautiful menu options that catered to our family’s dietary restrictions. She even created a non-alcoholic signature drink with sparkling grape juice. (A non-alcoholic shower was my request) 

 I was truly blessed to have Elaine plan my Twinkle Twinkle Little Star baby shower, and I would highly recommend Uptown Transit and Events for any special event needs.

Jennifer Mother To Be

I wasn't planning on hiring a Wedding Planner and I am extremely happy we did!!! Elaine saved our wedding day! Elaine is professional, organized, thinks outside the box and is caring. On the Friday night before the wedding, our cater canceled on us, Elaine stepped it up and got us a cater the next morning by 8am and the food was amazing! The setup looked beautiful and the ceremony and reception were stress free and memorable. We had so much fun working with Elaine. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND UPTOWN TRANSIT & EVENTS!

Mr. & Mrs. Gonzalez Newlyweds

We selected Elaine to plan our corporate event based on our previous experience working with her.  We hosted a Hawaiian themed celebration for our customers at the Jacksonville Riverfront Hyatt.  

The event turned out to be a fantastic event in which Elaine went above and beyond to meet the guests expectations! No-one was disappointed, and that is hard to do when hosting a gathering for meeting planners.  

I highly recommend Elaine for all of your special event planning needs; you are in good hands from the beginning to the end, and thereafter!  

Chip Brad Burns Insurance