Private training days, high level insight days, key-note speaker sessions & workshops

Do you need to increase knowledge on the business of weddings?

  • Do you need to expand your venue team’s wedding market knowledge and confidence as well as give them the tools and know-how to implement change, grow and seek out better business results?

Empowering YOUR team

As a life-long learner with a constantly curious mind, Kelly LOVES nothing more than sharing her knowledge and empowering others with fresh insight to go and achieve great things, make change for their businesses and themselves. And, very importantly, to deliver above and beyond for today’s wedding couples.

She’s been a wedding-industry trainer for over 13 years when she first started teaching new independent wedding planners how to set up and launch their businesses. Nothing beats the buzz of an interactive “classroom” setting where Kelly’s an expert at nurturing fresh knowledge whether it’s teaching on converting more wedding venue sales, on effective social media or on the future of the wedding market.



Kelly Chandler is not only an incredibly insightful person and knows her trade extremely well, she is also a fabulous teacher who works with the company and what you are wanting to achieve and targets her knowledge so you get the most out of your sessions booked in with her.

Amy Green

Marketing and Development Manager


Engaging and approachable

Kelly’s style is engaging, honest, approachable and empathetic. She comes from an operational background, having assisted, run and project-managed thousands of events, sensitivity handling tricky brides, keeping exasperated Chefs from imploding, keeping large teams on track, complex logistics juggled and tackling whatever challenges live events bring–you know those things that absolutely aren’t mentioned on the function sheet!

She also speaks from over 16 years as an entrepreneur and business owner where she’s been hands-on, self-taught, made sales and marketing mistakes and thrown herself into every aspect of running multiple successful wedding industry businesses. With persistence, determination and a good dose of humour!

5 to 500

She is regularly commissioned to speak on an exciting range of subjects, from intimate groups of 5 to gatherings of 500. Kelly presents to venue teams including Property Owners & Entrepreneurs, hotel senior management teams (GMs, Ops Directors, Sales & Marketing Directors), Venue Managers, Wedding Co-ordinators, Marketing Teams and Wedding Planners as well as other segments of the wider wedding industry too.


From Our Clients

‘Fantastic day of training with the excellent Kelly Chandler. Highly recommended for any wedding venues looking for support or inspiration. Thorough and hard-hitting, we came away with so many ideas as to how to improve our offering. Thank you Kelly for an excellent day.’

Carolyn Godlee

Cley Windmill, Norfolk



Some of Kelly's favourite subjects to speak on include:

  • Must-know wedding market trends
  • Converting more enquiries to bookings
  • Why and how PEOPLE are the key to wedding success
  • Why automation and a good CRM is not your key to wedding success
  • The required skill set of a modern venue wedding co-ordinator
  • Adding an income-stream from hosting weddings in your private property
  • Building your dream team - successful supplier partner collaborations – why and how?
  • Showround tips for booking success
  • Hosting a killer wedding show - how to
  • Entering the luxury wedding market - the in-detail client profile
  • How to secure your place in the “little white book” of the right independent wedding planners
  • Working with millennial couples - What they demand from the customer experience
  • Successfully marketing to millennial couples

As a leading figure in the business of weddings,

Kelly has spoken at numerous high profile events, wedding and business diversification shows. She is available for private training days, high level insight sessions, keynote speaker sessions, conference Q&A panel discussions and intimate workshops.


get in touch with Kelly

Do get in touch with Kelly via or call 01483 282858 to discuss your current challenges, learning gaps and training needs so we can find the best format for you.



Kelly spent a day training our entire customer facing team alongside the owners. This time was invaluable as we managed to overcome many issues that had previously belonged in the "too hard" basket as we had failed to fully recognise their importance in the sales outcomes.

Another hugely valuable outcome of this day was to appreciate each team members value to the Fort and gain better understanding of the extensive nature of their roles within the team. Having every member present has proved essential as we commence rolling out the action plan developed after Kelly's workshop as the team recognise the need to change to continue being successful. As a result of our work with Kelly, we have managed to freshen and modernise our offering. We have noticed a considerable upturn in conversion rate with 50% of visiting couples now booking the Fort (previously this was more like 20%). This resulted in achieving our best sales month in the history of Polhawn Fort one month after Kelly’s training. As a result of this increase in bookings we received deposits of £30,000 above our sales targets which negated any reservations we had about the cost of instructing Kelly.

Sarah Turpitt

General Manager

past speaking engagements