Gábor Herendi, Wedding & Event Planner

  • 13 Apr 2023 4:09 PM
Gábor Herendi, Wedding & Event Planner
"Life is a miracle!" I say this every day, and I have been living this miracle for more than 50 years, Gabor us at the start of this engaging interview.

Life has brought me so many things during these five decades, he continues. I was a car-mechanic at a Mercedes garage, an account manager at FCB advertising agency, then a TV editor at Friderikusz Productions, a real estate investment advisor at an international law firm in London, and even an associate lecturer in Oxford, UK.

Occasionally I popped up, and I still do, in international and Hungarian TV commercials, as an economist, I assisted the expansion of Oncompass Medicine abroad, and for more than 15 years I have been acting as a Master of Ceremonies, Wedding Planner, Moderator and Event Planner at Hungarian and International weddings and corporate events.

Wherever I went and whatever I did, I always knew at the bottom of my heart that I needed to work with people! "I can easily find the same tune with anybody, regardless of their education, age, race, religion and financial status, so I have decided that I would like to find an occupation where I could utilise these skills on a maximum level in a way that is good for everyone," he adds.

These days I have found four areas to focus on, in the private sector as Master of Ceremonies and Wedding Planner at weddings, and in the commercial world a Moderator and Event Planner for corporate events. In today's world I truly believe that only those services can prevail which serve a good cause and where values are created. Doing something good, well! As a Master of Ceremonies and Moderator I represent these values.

"I only give my name to those weddings and corporate events with which I can identify myself to the maximum and which endeavour to achieve something good. If these are given, then I come along and do my best to make sure that my events will be entertaining and memorable."

1. Where did you grow up?

I was born and grew up in the district 11 in Buda.

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?


3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?

Crossing the Margaret bridge and fainting from the beauty of our wonderful capital city.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?

 Széchenyi spa, where for more than 10 years, with my two good friends and I have been going regularly every Wednesday morning starting at opening hours.

5. What is your favourite food? 

Golden dumplings with vanilla syrup.

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?

Combination of yoga and meditation, but I love to ride my bicycle too :-)

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?

Fonyód, where from my holiday home I am always amazed by the wonderful hills of Badacsony.

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?

Teaching of the new generation.

9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?

Anything related to Excel sheets :-)

10. Where did you spend your last vacation?

In the spa of one of the best-known settlements of the Tiszazug sub-region in Cserkeszőlő.

11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?

Cyprus, we leave next week, we are planning to ride a horse on the beach and also do some scuba diving.

12. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

I grew up on U2 and canoeing was my hobby, I was a three-time Hungarian champion

13. Apart of temptation what can't you resist?

Any kind of sweets, unfortunately I have a very sweet tooth.

14. Red wine or white?


15. Book or movie?


16. Morning person or night person?

Early morning

17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about? 

Acceptance and tolerance... as László Mérő says: "Everyone is the same in a different way"

18. Buda or Pest side?

Well, I was born and raised in Buda, but I have been living in Zugló for 14 years and I am loving it, so I should say both :-)

19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?

In the past 15 years I am the most pleased about making the big day of nearly 600 engaged couple and approximately 250 corporate events very memorable and smooth with my professional work as an event planner and master of ceremomnies.

20. What would you say is your personal motto?

If you do something good, do it well!

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