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.



Wedding Ceiling Drape

Wedding Ceiling Drape In our most recent event on the Island of Maui,at Kaimana Estate we were asked to do a wedding ceiling drape for our c...

Wedding Pillars

I would like to share today an event that R.E.D (Rio Event Design) did on October 10 at Olowalu Plantation House . Our client asked us to cu...

High Top Table

High Top Table One of  our new creation of 2014  was a High Top Table and can also be called Parson Table. We stared with 2 of them  and ...

Wedding Drapes

Wedding Drapes We are so excited about this wedding drapes that was done in September on Sugar Beach Events. The pictures just came out from...

Wedding Ceremony Benches

Wedding Ceremony Benches There is so many ways to create and innovate wedding seating, Why not make the seating arrangements fun for everyon...

Wine Night at Hotel Wailea

Wine Night at Hotel Wailea, It was a pleasure to be part of such a great networking with the Maui Event Community at hotel wailea on this pa...


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


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