About

mag·num o·pus

  1. a large and important work of art, music, or literature, especially one regarded as the most important work of an artist or writer.

Combining over 30 years of events and hospitality experience, Patrick and Glenn created Magnum Opus Events to help you create memories that last a lifetime. Having started their careers in the theatrical world, they are uniquely skilled at creating stories through events. Your vision will be retold through exceptional attention to detail, creative design and expertly planned logistics.

Now based in the New York City area, they are excited to work with future clients to create their Magnum Opus!

Patrick Butler

Co-owner and Lead Planner

Patrick has spent the past 8 years developing his event career in Charlottesville, Virginia as Event Manager for Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Director of Events for Trump Winery. While at Monticello, his event scope ranged from hosting intimate donor dinners on the historic west lawn to developing and implementing nationally recognized festivals and ceremonies hosting over 6,000 attendees. His clientele included celebrities, ambassadors, Fortune 500 CEOs, and iconic political figures.

At the winery, the focus was on providing unforgettable high-end weddings for clients and creating life long relationships with the winery. Responsible for over 50,000 square feet of event space, Patrick implemented an event program which hosted over 400 weddings and was recognized with Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Award during his entire tenure, and Virginia Living's Top Wedding Vendors.

Glenn Klein

Co-Owner

As the son of a Methodist Minister, weddings have been a part of Glenn's life from an early age. Leading services as cantor and musical director, he used his many gifts to enrich countless ceremonies and celebrations of all faiths.

His early career launched Glenn into the hospitality industry where he managed multiple high-end restaurants. Service and execution are two of Glenn's many talents. Calling on his years of service excellence, he brings an astute level of expectation to your event.

 

As a theater professional, Glenn has assumed many roles including, performer, director, musical director, costume designer, and clothier. His many years in this field have fostered and developed his classic taste, timeless style, and impeccable eye for detail.