"Thank you Austin and Origin Meetings for the wonderful, professional services you provided to me as I coordinated our Quarterly Business Review, they were invaluable. Your consistent check-ins, emails and, phone calls put me at ease while we searched for the best venue for my event. You displayed a keen eye for details as we negotiated the contracts and amenities. We are off to the races and everything thus far has been a breeze. I look forward to working with you again and developing a great partnership."
Executive Assistant - Red Hat Inc.
"Austin has been attentive to our event needs and highly effective at negotiating great hotel rates on our behalf. He dug into the details early in the process to really understand our event and identify the best options. We will continue to use Origin Meetings and leverage Austin's commitment to excellent customer service for our future events."
Development Projects Manager - City Year
"Austin worked with my team for an event based in Miami. His knowledge and attention to detail has helped secure a great space within our budget. He was attentive and always available to answer any questions or concerns. We will continue to use Austin for future events."
Senior Advancement Research Manager - City Year
"I had the pleasure of working with Austin and Origin Meetings on a recent event. From venue selection to contract negotiation he went above and beyond to secure us the best rate at a location that met all of our needs."
Executive Assistant - Red Hat Inc.
“As an association management company, it is critical that our organizations’ members have an event experience to remember. With Origin Meetings there is attention to all details, the power of negotiating, and an end result of happy and satisfied members with their meeting experience. Austin makes us look good by finding the best sites and ensures we stay on budget with amazing location options to choose from.
Working with Austin is seamless and what is promised is delivered. He is now our “go to” for all our clients."
Executive Director- Premier Choice Association Management
"One of my duties is planning events for my department at the University of Southern California. The most important being our annual Board of Trustees meeting. Planning an event that has many moving parts from clear across the country is a challenging job. When Austin contacted me and told me about his company and that their services wouldn't cost us a thing, I jumped at the chance to work with him. Best decision ever! He took the time to listen and really understand what we needed. He did the research, presented six excellent hotels and set up visits at each one. He was also able to get me a complimentary room during the 2 days I was visiting hotels! All I had to do was follow the schedule and show up on time! The toughest part of the whole process was deciding which hotel to choose. Once we did, Austin really went to work negotiating the best possible rates and amenities which saved us a lot of money!. Out of the 11 years of planning the trustee meeting, this was the first year I would describe as stress-free.
Thank you to Austin and Origin Meetings and Site Selection. I look forward to more stress-free event planning!
University of Southern California
“My experience with ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection was nothing but exceptional! Austin was able to work with three coinciding events to lock on dates, venues, and contracts. His professional, upbeat manner and flexibility allowed us to work with him on site and across the country to find the venues we needed at the prices we requested (and more!). Additionally, Austin was able to work with our very detailed needs in order to meet all criteria for our events. We will continue working with ORIGIN Meetings in the future!”
G-3 Officer- United States Marine Corp.
“ORIGIN Meetings offers an amazing and much needed service! Finding the right location and hotel with the perfect conference space can be a daunting and time consuming adventure. Austin takes the task very seriously. In my experience he is a skilled communicator, offers options and collaborates with you, ensuring every detail is handled. This allows me to focus on the program details, breathe and enjoy the event knowing I’m in capable hands. I would highly recommend ORIGIN Meeting and Site Selection to any future client.”
Principal- Sycamore Keys Consulting LLC
"We reached out to Origin Meetings and Site Selection because we heard great things! We really didn’t know where to begin when trying to select a venue for our company holiday party. There were a lot of different opinions among the people who were going to be attending, and we didn’t know how we were going to make everyone happy. We also had a certain budget we needed to stay within in order to get the event approved. This would have taken a lot of hours to try to get done internally so we trusted Austin and Origin Meetings to take over and we’re so glad we did! Not only did everyone rave about the venue and food (Trade in the Boston Harbor area) but they came in under budget. We didn’t have to do a thing except select the menu! Our attendees told us it was the best holiday party they had attended in years!
We will undoubtedly use Origin Meetings and Site Selection again."
Payroll Manager- Mondo International LLC
“When we first started discussing our event plans with ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection, it had been nearly a year of unsuccessful planning and we were completely overwhelmed. It came to a point that we were unsure if the event would ever happen – we felt defeated and lost. Now here we are – only 2 weeks after contacting you – with our preferred hotel booked, on our preferred date, best location, with an unbelievable all-inclusive package and a price point we never thought possible. We are almost in disbelief that you and your team were able to pull this together in less than 2 weeks.
Your professionalism is unmatched and your industry knowledge helped us tremendously to navigate the complexity of site selection and contract negotiation.
From here on, we are going to recommend ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection to anyone that is planning an event. Whether it’s a 10,000+ person convention or a small social event, your services are INVALUABLE and didn’t cost us a single dollar; in fact, you saved us thousands! A HUGE thanks to the ORIGIN Meetings team!!!”
Regional Manager, Stratasys Ltd.
“Working with Austin and ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection is something I look forward to doing again! Not only was there a large amount of savings (at NO cost to me or my company!) but the professionalism and responsiveness was bar none.”
Founder, BBC Advisors, LLC
"I can't even begin to explain how easy it was to work with you given our challenges! You did such a fantastic job for our urban studies group!"
MIT-Urban Studies and Planning
"I had the pleasure of working with Austin and ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection when he booked a high end VVIP event at our hotel, he is amazing, went above and beyond to make sure that everything was impeccable and every last detail of the contract was accounted for. I highly recommend working with him. A true professional and very detail oriented."
Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village California
“I’ve been working with Austin Horn for the past 3 years and just recently with his new company ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection. We tremendously value ORIGIN Meetings and the expertise Austin brings in both the client advisor and the hotel relations roles. I’ve only had great experiences and would highly recommend ORIGIN Meetings to anyone who appreciates expert knowledge of the industry, professionalism and value.”
Group Sales Manager, Boston Park Plaza Hotel
“We recently had the pleasure of working with Austin Horn and ORIGIN Meetings while booking a very nice short term event with guest rooms here at the Omni Parker House. He is a true professional that provided the detailed information necessary to book the business in a seamless manner. His enthusiasm, attention to detail made it very easy to do business for both the client and hotel. Austin was prepared and it showed when we all met for the site inspection. He listened, addressed all questions and concerns without missing a beat. I would instantly refer Austin and ORIGIN Meetings and Site Selection when it comes to hotel or venue selection. His expertise and experience is second to none.
We look forward to working with Austin and ORIGIN Meetings in the near and distant future.”
Director of Catering, Omni Parker House, Boston MA