Michelle Burke is a California born, Georgia raised, twenty-something who’s love for timelines, a well-set table and a bouquet full of fresh flowers led her to chase her dream and become Founder & Owner of BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING.

Raised in a family who valued time around the table, Michelle grew up appreciating the small details, like good lighting, a well stocked bar and good conversation, that made gatherings so special and it was at a young age that her dreams of turning her passion into a full time adventure were curated.

A corporate event planner by day, Michelle has worked with a series of Fortune 500 clients around the globe, and Founder & Owner of BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING by night, Michelle has had a variety of wonderful individual clients who quickly turn from clients to friends. 

The heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.
— Shauna Niequist, Author of Bread & Wine


Founded in Spring 2015, BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING is a full service creative event design + planning company based out of Atlanta, GA, created by Michelle Burke.

BURKE | DESIGN + PLANNING was created out of a sincere appreciation for cultivating community and was developed through a passion for designing and planning events that are so much more than just a few hours of cocktails and mingling. We are certain that a special kind of magic happens when a group of people come together to experience an intimate and uniquely tailored atmosphere.

Our goal is to provide clients with an experience that is both imaginative and graceful and an end product that reflects a combination of their personal style or brand and their overall vision for their event.