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About Us

At High Minded Events, we are passionate about creating extraordinary and immersive experiences that combine the world of high-end events with the wonders of cannabis. As a leading experiential event planner, we specialize in curating unique, cannabis-infused events that leave a lasting impression on our guests.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to de-stigmatize cannabis culture and consumption by enjoying it openly and honestly in an approachable, safe, and elegant event setting that provides education with a beautiful presentation.

Our vision is to redefine the concept of event planning by introducing cannabis as a catalyst for creativity, connection, and enjoyment. We believe that cannabis has the power to elevate experiences and enhance social interactions, and we strive to integrate this remarkable plant into our meticulously crafted events.

Our Expertise

With years of industry experience and an unwavering commitment to excellence, our team of skilled event planners, designers, and cannabis enthusiasts are dedicated to delivering exceptional events that push boundaries and ignite the senses. From intimate gatherings to large-scale productions, we have the expertise to transform any occasion into an unforgettable journey for our clients and their guests.

Event Consultant

Elevate your guests with a one of a kind experience. Our event consultant will evaluate your event goals, determining how much cannabis you will need for your event.

Event Management

Our extensive event experience comes with relationships with the finest event professionals in the country, allowing us to coordinate, manage, and execute cannabis events on any scale.

Cannabis Bar

From infused mocktails to old-school smoke sessions, the luxurious cannabis bars that our event coordinator provides offers a uniqueness that your guests will enjoy. Each bar rental is staffed with responsible, trained, and certified cannabis educators to answer all of your guests’ questions.

Event Rental

If you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe at home, you can actually rent any one of our full service or custom cannabis bars.

Event Staffing

High Minded Events provides professional and dedicated event staffing services tailored to meet the unique needs of your event. From registration staff and setup and tear-down teams, to skilled budtenders and charismatic brand ambassadors, we ensure your event is seamlessly executed with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

Our Core Values


We celebrate the rich tapestry of backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives that make up our team and the communities we serve.

Beautiful Design

We believe that beautiful design is an essential element in creating visually captivating and immersive experiences that elevate the senses and leave a lasting impression.


We are dedicated to providing exceptional service, going above and beyond to ensure that every client receives personalized attention, seamless coordination, and a truly unforgettable event experience.


Integrity is the guiding principle behind everything we do, as we consistently prioritize transparency, honesty, and ethical practices in delivering exceptional events that exceed expectations.


As passionate advocates for cannabis, we strive to educate and inspire, promoting a responsible and informed approach to cannabis consumption through our events and raising awareness about its numerous benefits and potential


Responsibility is paramount to us, as we prioritize the safe and responsible enjoyment of cannabis, ensuring compliance with legal regulations and encouraging responsible consumption practices throughout our events.

Our Team

Phil Cooper

Phil Cooper

CEO/ Founder

Phil Cooper, our founder, started his journey in the world of service and hospitality at the tender age of 14 in Frankenmuth, MI, also known as “Little Bavaria”. His love for theatre and his vibrant personality led him to the hospitality industry. He honed his skills at Northern Michigan University, an upscale country inn in Cape Cod, MA, and later at the prestigious Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. There, he discovered his passion for special events and event design, even getting his work featured in leading magazines.

Recognizing a gap in the event industry for non-drinkers like himself, Phil saw the legalization of recreational cannabis in Illinois as an opportunity to reimagine event experiences. Today, he is dedicated to incorporating cannabis into events responsibly and stylishly, aiming to destigmatize the plant while throwing unforgettable, fabulous events!

Mindy Moore

Mindy Moore


With over two decades of experience in the event, hospitality, and sports marketing sectors, Mindy Moore is a seasoned professional who has had the honor of working with esteemed organizations like the Ravinia Music Festival, the Chicago Cubs, and with the iconic basketball player, Michael Jordan.

She’s seen trends come and go, but firmly believes that cannabis is not a passing fad. Mindy’s enthusiasm for cannabis and high-quality events make her a perfect fit for our team at High-Minded Events. As our go-to “taster”, she ensures every aspect of the cannabis experience is tested during the event planning stage, guaranteeing an exceptional and tailored experience for all guests.

Mindy’s mission is to raise awareness about the myriad benefits of cannabis. Drawing from her personal journey, she aims to promote responsible, safe, and sophisticated cannabis events.


Embark on a truly elevated event experience with High Minded Events!

Our cannabis-infused events have garnered a stellar reputation, consistently earning 5-star reviews from our delighted clientele. But don't just take our word for it—watch these captivating video testimonials to hear firsthand accounts of how we've transformed ordinary gatherings into extraordinary, cannabis-infused celebrations. Join us and unlock the full potential of your next event.

Ready to explore the possibilities? Book a free consultation today and let us bring your vision to life. Click the button below to schedule your consultation now!


High Minded Events
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Rick AguilarRick Aguilar
17:13 10 May 23
I had the pleasure of attending a party organized by High Minded Events, and I must say that it was an exceptional experience. This event was unlike any other party I have ever attended before, as the organizers went above and beyond to create an innovative, exciting atmosphere that left a lasting impression on everyone who attended.One of the standout features of the event was the presence of a highly knowledgeable and engaging bud tender. This individual was not only well-versed in different strains of cannabis, but also had a great personality and was able to make the experience even more enjoyable for everyone involved.Overall, I would highly recommend High Minded Events to anyone who is looking to host a unique and unforgettable party. The team's attention to detail, creativity, and commitment to providing an exceptional experience is truly unmatched, and I can't wait to attend another one of their events in the future.
Kat TierneyKat Tierney
17:43 09 Mar 23
✨✨✨✨✨ I am ash-tonished at what an amazing time I was able to have among friends thanks to High-minded events. I will never forget the Budtender's Choice Awards. 🥂
Chris PiChris Pi
23:13 06 Mar 23
Amazing events, top-tier
Ben GoldbergBen Goldberg
17:52 31 Oct 22
When my wife and I realized a cannabis experience was now a safe and legal option for large events, we knew we had to have this at our wedding.Our initial contact was Phil, who was able to determine our needs based on our venue space. Phil provided us with many options for our guests to partake in safe, legal, and well dosed cannabis products. He was pleasant, accommodating, and clearly passionate about his work.On the night of our wedding, the bar blended seamlessly with the rest of the wedding activities. The bar staff were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. We would recommend High Minded Events for anyone interested in providing a unique cannabis experience for appropriate small and large events.As individuals who have seen the harm of cannabis criminalization, we realize that a cannabis bar at a social event is relatively uncharted ground. However, this is precisely why companies such as high minded are so important and deserve support and recognition for their amazing service. We would certainly consider hiring them again for any future event needs, and cannot overstate the level of professionalism and respect we experienced in our work with them.

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