Rio Event Design is run by business partners and married couple, Carolina Carabetti and Rodrigo Botta. Originally from Brazil, the two met in New York City’s TriBeCa in 2009 on Rodrigo’s birthday. Soon after, the two began a relationship,eventually marrying the following year. The couple then moved to Maui, Hawaii in hopes of a better life and to pursue their joint dream of running their own business on event design and planning. After a few years of hard work and fruitful collaboration, Rodrigo and Carolina, both aged 32, proudly launched Rio Event Design to serve the event design needs for events all over Hawaii.


Founders of Rio Event Design


Carolina Carabetti was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and completed her Bachelor’s degree in 2004, specializing in Tourism and Hospitality. Soon, she moved to New York City where she received her certification in Food and Beverage from the New York University in 2009. Enjoying a healthy, active, and well-rounded lifestyle, Carolina has worked in every position in her career, including hostess, bartender, server, assistant manager, and wedding planner.

Rodrigo Botta was born in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and moved to New York City in 1999. Since then, he has worked with several prominent event designers like Preston BaileyDavid Stark, as well as  Frank Alexander NYC.  Rodrigo has also worked with a number of local as well as international clients in a freelance capacity. Currently residing in Hawaii with his wife Carolina, Rodrigo enjoys waking up early to go surfing before he hits the office. Botta is an avid follower of soccer and enjoys stand-up paddling during his leisure hours. He is also an environment-conscious individual and strives to find ways of reducing his carbon footprint.





Concept development; Scalable floor plans; Fresh and perfectly chosen floral arrangements ;Distinctive and exclusive tabletop designs; Stylized design for food stations and bars ;Stylized uniforms for waiting staff.


Customized treatment for walls, ceiling, and floor ;Appropriate upholstery, linens, and drapery for the event.


Customized furniture and accessories; Exclusive lounge equipment, tables, bars, and banquettes.


Meticulous planning and management of budget ; Creative input and integration in food, music, and design ; Selection of venue and vendors ; Management of contracts and licensing;


Coordination of design, production ; On-site management and day-of event execution; Management of logistics for vendor load-in, load-out.

Lighting Design

Lighting Design and coordination; including custom light fixtures.



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At Rio Event Design, we thrive on executing extraordinary events and ensure that they are completed successfully.


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