overview

The Bash (formerly GigMasters) was launched in 1997 by two life-long friends, Mike and Kevin, who wanted to combine their love of music and parties with their passion for the web. Today, The Bash still has the same start-up culture, but is a part of The Knot Worldwide’s global family of brands (The Knot, WeddingWire, The Bump and more). 

All of these years later, our mission remains the same—we’re here to help you find the perfect vendors to bring your celebration to life. From birthday parties to weddings, corporate events and more, The Bash is the one stop source for all of your event services needs. 

Don’t just take our word for it. See what our clients and vendors have to say.

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our promise

At The Bash, our entire team is committed to helping you celebrate all of life's special moments—no matter how big or small. From looking to booking, our team of Account Specialists are here to help you every step of the way.

Whether you're a first-time party planner or an experienced event professional, we're committed to helping you find the best vendors to fit your event vision and budget. And, when you find the perfect vendor for your event, book with us and you'll be covered by our Guarantee.

We believe that your event is our reputation, and making your event dreams come true is our top priority. We're not satisfied until you're thrilled - that is our promise to you.

Secure Booking System
Helpful Event Specialists
Our Guarantee
Verified Client Ratings
National Vendor Ratings
Checklists & Contracts

meet the team

From account specialists to web developers and everything in between, The Bash squad is comprised of over thirty team members located in Norwalk, CT and New York, NY. We’re a mix of fresh faces and seasoned vets who have worked together for 5, 8, even 12 years—it’s safe to say we love what we do. Our work-hard play-hard motto fuels our passion for connecting party planners with the perfect entertainers, party vendors, and venues for all of their special events.

Caricatures by JT Art & Design

Marketing
Rick
Rick
General Manager & Senior Director

Our General Manager & Senior Director - and the Willie Mays of the softball team, Rick was among the company's first hires. Desert Island Album: Tom Petty Full Moon Fever. Musical Instrument: Air guitar.

Brittany
Brittany
Content & Editorial Manager

Give me a B! When she’s not pepping up our Marketing team, you can find Brittany coaching nationally ranked cheerleading squads. Brittany’s positive energy is fueled by wine and cupcakes - her two favorite things in life, besides Disney. Celebrity crush: Aaron Rodgers

Alyssa
Alyssa
Senior Marketing Manager

If she’s not using her creativity at work as our Marketing Manager, Alyssa is using it to refinish antique furniture and take on various DIY projects. If she were a vendor on The Bash she’d be a sommelier - perhaps she can pick up some tips on her next European vacation.

Technology
Justin
Justin
Senior Manager, Software Engineering

By day Justin is the Tech Department’s problem solver. By night he fights crime. No, actually he plays the trombone in Steady Habits, one of The Bash’s all-time favorite ska bands.

Paul
Paul
Lead Software Engineer

If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who ya’ gonna’ call? Paul. Not only does he solve our site code mysteries – he’s a paranormal investigator, too. (Beware, ghost bugs!) Paul’s ideal day would include Jennifer Lawrence, tacos, and an Avengers marathon. Desert Island Album: Dark Side of the Moon.

Maurice
Maurice
Software Engineer

Maurice is a multi-talented member of our Tech team. He can play the piano and alto saxophone, and he’s a sabre fencer (Google it!). He loves Panda Express and video games. Celebrity crush: Natalie Dormer

Account Services
Annie
Annie
Senior Account Services Manager

Annie is a University of Vermont alumna (Go Catamounts!) and a movie-quoting, customer-assisting machine that runs on caffeine. Don’t be surprised if she slips a few one liners into your call just to keep you on your toes!

Katie
Katie
Senior Account Specialist

Katie is a karaoke and margarita lovin’ Account Specialist with a secret desire to harness telekinesis to move things across the desks of co-workers when they aren’t looking. She often gets mistaken for actress Laurie Holden (from the Walking Dead). Favorite Video Game: "Borderlands 2" for Xbox 360

Andrea
Andrea
Account Specialist

Our Account Specialist Andrea kicks butt in the office and in the gym. She loves to work out (likely with Lady Gaga in her earbuds) and compete in crossfit competitions. Reminiscent of her wedding, she dreams of her next Parisian vacation.

Taylor
Taylor
Account Specialist

Hailing from Fairfield, CT and a Penn State Alumni (Go Nittany Lions!), Taylor was an Animial Science Major who studied horses. Currently, she’s a proud dog mom (Manu and Hans) and likes to cook, hike, and take care of her vegetable garden. Vacation Spot: Any beach or Ecuador (where she lived for a year!).

Amy
Amy
Account Specialist

When she’s not helping our users, Amy loves crocheting, thrifting, binging Netflix shows, and seeing live music! If she were stuck on a deserted island, she would bring all of the Harry Potter books. Go-To Karaoke Song: Anything Celine Dion. Pineapple on pizza? #Never.

Haley
Haley
Account Specialist

One of our two Norwalk natives, Haley is passionate about getting better every day - it’s what gets her out of bed every morning! When Haley isn’t helping our users and vendors with their events, you can find her on her yoga mat or in a local brewery. (It's all about balance…)

Product
Nicole
Nicole
Senior Director, Product

A natural born party-planner, supremely considerate co-worker and lover of clever copy, Nicole embodies our 'life of the party' spirit. Power Animal: Owl Favorite Board Game: Scattergories

Katie
Katie
Senior Product Manager

When she's not working on product development and making our site the best it can be, Katie is usually in the kitchen making sinfully good treats for her co-workers, or playing with her doggies Sammy D and Cooper. Desert Island Album: Queen's Greatest Hits

Jeremy
Jeremy
Product Manager

Jeremy is a theater lover who has written, directed, performed in and produced over thirty plays with his own theater company. That’s right, Jeremy has his own theater company. When not getting his acting on, Jeremy spends his time testing new features and updates on The Bash site. 

Uijun
Uijun
Senior Product Designer

Meet Uijun, a Seoul native! He is a bonafide foodie, who loves to cook for his friends and family. He's passionate about design, and shows off his skills as our Product Designer. When he needs to unplug from the tech world, he likes to spend his time in nature.

Operations
Jeremy
Jeremy
Associate Director of Operations

An amateur magician and office mini-golf enthusiast, Jeremy is the man who keeps The Bash running like a well-oiled machine. He's seen Pulp Fiction about 10,000 times. Power Animal: Honey Badger Superpower: Invincibility

SEO
Rob
Rob
Sr. Manager, SEO

An experienced drummer with a sharp haircut, Rob was recently voted 'Nicest Guy in the Office.' His interests include: Taco Bell Volcano burritos, Zooey Deschanel and planking. Power Animal: Ankylosaurus

Sales
Jessica
Jessica
Senior Account Executive

Don't leave clutter near our Sales Rep, Jessica. She is an organized Navy Brat that loves her dog, Hawaiian vacations, and Chick-fil-A. She's always equipped with chapstick, and a proud James Madison alumni (Go Dukes!).