Media Coverage

This American Life

No Fair!

April 8, 2019 — This American Life Producer David Kestenbaum explains how teachers installed a FêteFone as a “tattle phone” at his sons’ preschool so that kids could register their complaints about each other. David rigged it up to record those complaints and document the unfairnesses of preschool.

Martha Stewart Weddings

This Couple’s Fun Wedding Was Held at a Historic Venue in San Francisco — Leave a Message

October 8, 2018 — FêteFone captured audio messages from loved ones instead of a traditional guest book at this couple’s San Francisco chic wedding. The couple had a blast listening to the messages the next day with the guests getting progressively harder and harder to understand (#drunkvoice).

Black Bride

Wedding Trends — FêteFone: The Fun Wedding Guestbook Alternative You’ve Always Wanted!

December 22, 2017 — It’s your wedding day and every detail has to be perfect! You found the perfect dress, a beautiful venue and the decor is elegant yet chic… but what about your guestbook? Yes, even your guestbook should leave a lasting impression on your guests. If you’re looking for more than just a collection of signatures or hand written messages, many of which will be hard to read, we have the guestbook alternative that you have been looking for!

International Live Events Association (ILEA)

Best Industry Innovation — 2017 ILEA Esprit Award Winners

August 11, 2017 —The ILEA Esprit Awards program is a globally recognized awards competition that honors the exceptional professional achievements of individuals and organizations from across the ILEA membership, representing all facets of the event. For over 20 years, the ILEA Esprit Awards program has been one of the most dynamic multi-disciplinary events industry awards programs, attracting an exceptional range, depth and quality of entries.

International Live Events Association (ILEA)

ILEA Announces the 2017 Esprit Award Nominees

June 27, 2017 — After an extensive and comprehensive judging process, ILEA announced the 2017 Esprit Award nominees, including a nomination for FêteFone / The Audio Guest Book in the category of Best Industry Innovation.

Special Events Magazine

Gala Winners Named at The Special Event 2017

January 13, 2017 — Winners of the Special Events magazine 32nd annual Gala Awards were honored at the final-night celebration of The Special Event 2017, where FêteFone won the award for Best New, Innovative Event Product/Technology.

Great Day Washington

Top Wedding Trends of 2017

January 6, 2017—Planning a wedding in 2017? Check out the latest trends—including FêteFone—from Dawn Stafford, Creative Director/Founder of Gathering Souls and Erwin Gomez, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Founder of KARMA Beauty Lounge.


BizBash Best 2017: The Top Venues and New Ideas for Events and Meetings in 17 Cities

The unique take on a traditional guest book launched in May 2016 as a new, interactive alternative for guests at events to record testimonials, feedback, and more with a stylish telephone rather than pen and paper. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, the company offers phones in a variety of styles and colors including a Jazz Age version and a baroque-theme version created with faux brass called the Maharani. The self-contained phones also serve as event decor, and can come with prerecorded greetings from event hosts.


3 New Ideas for Entertaining in Washington

December 21, 2016 — Launched in April 2016, FêteFone is the tech equivalent of a traditional guest book and is a new option for on-site event feedback. To use, hosts set up the vintage-style phones (no telephone line needed) and record a greeting or question for guests, who are then able to record their messages, testimonials, or survey responses after the tone—just like a voicemail.

Special Events Magazine

Special Events Announces the 2017 Gala Award Nominees

November 21, 2016 — Special Events magazine today announces the nominees for the 2017 Gala Awards, the oldest and most prestigious award in events. This year, the magazine received entries from eight countries; the nominees were chosen by members of the Special Events Advisory Board. The winners will be named at a gala celebration on Jan. 12 at The Special Event in Long Beach, Calif.


See the Winners of the 2016 BizBash Event Style Awards: Best Interactive Technology for Events

November 15, 2016 — Winners of the 2016 BizBash Event Style Awards were announced at BizBash Live: The Expo New York on Tuesday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Honoring the best ideas, strategies, products, and venues in North America and beyond, the awards were given to entries that demonstrated innovation, quality of execution, effectiveness, and an influential impact on the event and meeting industry.


BizBash Announces Finalists for the 2016 Event Style Awards

October 18, 2016 — Leading event production agencies, brands, and venues are among the finalists for the BizBash Event Style Awards. For the fourth year, the awards will honor the best ideas, strategies, products, and venues in the industry. After considering nearly 1,000 submissions, the judges have narrowed down each category to the finalists.

DCM Communications

4 Examples of Effective Experiential Marketing

September 13, 2016 — Launched earlier this year, FêteFone is an vintage-meets-technology version of a traditional guestbook. The vintage phones are equipped with technology that allows guests to record a personal message for the event hosts.

The Knot Magazine

Now Trending — Phone it In

August 30, 2016 — The latest in guest books has a nice ring to it. Record your guests’ well wishes with the help of an antique telephone. Choose from more than 20 styles, ranging from Victorian to mod. The audio recordings are assembled and delivered via a downloadable file, so you can relive the memories for years to come.

Illinois Meetings & Events

Auto Sign-In No Longer: FêteFone Turns Up the Audio

Fall 2016 —Forget about greeting guests with the same old guestbook. FêteFone lets guests speak for themselves with unique telephone stations.

New Jersey Meetings & Events

Auto Sign-In No Longer: FêteFone Turns Up the Audio

Fall 2016 —Forget about greeting guests with the same old guestbook. FêteFone lets guests speak for themselves with unique telephone stations.

The Event Professionals

FêteFone Customiseable Event Tech

June 10, 2016 — We’ve recently caught up with FêteFone to understand how their new event technology is reinventing the event experience.

Meetings & Conventions Magazine

Hot Ideas: Audio Guest Book

May 27, 2016 — In place of a traditional pen-and-paper guest book, FêteFone lets attendees at any event record their thoughts and wishes using these retro telephones.

Special Events Magazine

FêteFone Debuts Stylish Audio Sign-in Service

May 5, 2016 — The new FêteFone audio guest book system reimagines the traditional sign-in book as a stylish telephone that allows guests to record their wishes.

Press Release

New Audio Guest Book Alternative Offers Unique Guest Activity, Lasting Memories for Weddings and Events

BETHESDA, Md., April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — FêteFone, a new audio guest book system, reimagines the traditional guest book by letting guests record their wishes using a stylish telephone instead of pen and paper. After the event, hosts receive their messages in a digital download that brings cherished memories to life for years to come…