The Business of Weddings Consulting & training for ambitious wedding locations
WHAT WE DO
Welcome Kelly Chandler Wedding Consulting helps venues to thrive within the modern wedding market.
I’m proud to work with brilliant venue owners, managers and their teams in propelling their wedding market successes.
My team and I work with Stately homes and country estates, converted and rustic barns, woodland settings, manor houses, museums and galleries, landmark buildings, boutique hotels, farms and fields, whether privately owned, part of a group or a charitable trust.
WE ARE HERE TO HELP
Kelly Chandler Consulting works with you, helping your unique venue grow and succeed, supporting your team to:
attract more wedding enquiries
convert and secure more wedding sales
increase your wedding turnover
launch new offerings
and/or enter new target markets with confidence
how we work
From one day bursts of impactful team training to bespoke private consulting programmes, Kelly and her associates take the time to get to know your special property, and use their extensive market knowledge and industry contacts to help you create and grow a business that works for YOU, whether you aim for 20 weddings a year or 200 and whether weddings are your ‘all’ or a component part of your wider activity.
Hello, I'm Kelly
I get to combine my loves: of modern business and marketing, of the great outdoors and heritage places and of creating heart-warming customer experiences, to work with highly individual wedding locations and their resourceful teams, often rurally across the UK and beyond.
I launched Kelly Chandler Consulting in 2014 when I had several significant friendly ‘pushes’ from wedding industry colleagues who I’d worked with for many years via my wedding planning business, asking for my input and business strategy advice for their venues.
Having been part of the entire wedding process with many hundreds of wedding couples, I’ve seen every facet of how a venue operates from early marketing, website, enquiry handling, show-round, conversion, co-ordination and event day operations. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the huge untapped opportunities. Along with my like-minded team, I’m passionate about working with venues to ensure their entire offering is spot on, exceeding customer needs and ultimately driving sales results and attracting more of the right wedding business.
From Our Clients
As a result of hiring Kelly Chandler Consulting, our wedding bookings are up by 15% for 2019 (10 additional bookings) and forward bookings for 2020 are looking very healthy and ahead of budget. Kelly is unfailingly supportive and generous with her time and contacts. We have all enjoyed working with her!
MAVERICK VENUES AT PRESTWOLD HALL
We worked with Kelly from August 2018 and since that time have seen our conversions go up to 60% viewing to booking, previously this was far lower and in some months we were seeing as little as 20% converting. I would highly recommend Kelly for any venue looking to review their offering and move to a better position in terms of number of bookings, conversion rate and also to achieve better clarity on their offering.
We now have an excellent springboard from which to launch our business and already have enquiries flooding in. Kelly continues to advise us, when necessary, and is always there for us if we have any concerns.
We couldn’t have wished for a more inspirational mentor...