From a Bride’s Perspective – Interview with Eleanor about her venue searching experience

If you’re a regular to our blog, then you will have been reading Eleanor’s features over the past few months as she shares with us her experience and advice to venues as a millennial bride-in-the-planning, marrying in July this year. In today’s feature I put some questions to Eleanor, seeking to dive deep into how she and her fiancé found their wedding venue, what things were vital to them with...

Wedding Inspiration at Waddesdon – March 2019

Gone are the days of boring and bland. It’s now about creating something truly inspiring, innovative and interactive that every couple with their friends and loved ones can enjoy. Couples now are looking at involving everyone in their wedding journey, yes even including their pets. Visiting a venue showcase to really see first hand what is on offer is an absolute must for most newly engaged couples. So, as a...

What’s Cooking in 2019 – Our Favourite Caterers Tell All –  Part 2

You may recall the culinary colour and taste that burst onto the blog in January. Well, I promised a short Part 2 and today here it is: I asked a selection of my favourite old and new caterers, with a collective tonne of wedding experience, to share their predictions for what’s hot and in demand right now when it comes to wedding food. As leading venues, it’s important that you...

From A Bride’s Perspective: Online and on social

Eleanor, bride-in-planning-mode is back!  I’m delighted to welcome back to the blog this lovely millennial bride who is sharing her insights during her own wedding planning journey here to help you as successful wedding venues understand and deliver a great experience from early sales, planning through to the wedding day and beyond to the likes of Eleanor. Today Eleanor is covering your all-important online and on social presence... An online...

What Do You Do When Wedding Sales are Stagnant?

If you’re struggling to convert your enquiries into booked dates and confirmed weddings; know that you’re most definitely not alone. It is, without doubt, a SLOW kind of start to the year for many sectors and the wedding venue sector is by no means immune. We don’t need to look too far to be aware that there is a key factor that’s causing a lot of engaged couples to hesitate, to...

4 Ways to Keep Loyal, Engaged & Motivated Staff 

Today’s blog is all about your team. As the new year is well underway, I’m having lots of exciting conversations with clients old and new about recruitment and team expansion. I, therefore, thought it timely to put together a feature with the help of an industry colleague and HR expert, with practical tips for you on nurturing your wedding venue dream team.  I’m delighted to introduce you to Soniamarie of  Event HR. Over...

What’s Cooking in 2019 – Our Favourite Caterers Tell All

Well I don’t know about you but I’m rather missing all the festive foodie delights this month, so I thought it only fitting to cheer our palettes as we navigate the rest of winter with a two-part feature on what’s going to be cooking in your wedding kitchens during 2019. I asked a selection of my favourite old and new caterers, with a collective tonne of wedding experience, to share their...

From A Bride’s Perspective: Making a couple’s life easier after choosing your venue

This is the second in a series I’m really excited about bringing to you, my lovely wedding venue readers.  This blog feature is written by Eleanor Hopkins. Eleanor is a former team member of both my wedding planning and consulting business and is currently a bride in the midst of planning her own beautiful wedding. Knowing Eleanor well, although she is absolutely unique, she very much typifies the thinking and lifestyle...

Social media – Tips, Tricks and Techniques

I think we all have the message that social media is VITAL in communicating our message to our millennial audiences of couples who spend an increasing amount of time on their smartphones researching and planning their wedding.  Year on year and month on month I’m hearing of more and more successes with effective use of social media. It’s becoming not just a brand-awareness marketing tool, but potential customers are sending...

An Exclusive Event for Wedding Planners at 113 Chancery Lane, London

Growth in the UK wedding planning business has flourished before our eyes over the past 10 years and we have found that Planners themselves are playing an integral part in a venue’s growth and development within the wedding market. Today I’d like to share with you a client case study detailing exactly how we worked with one of our ambitious venue clients, introducing them to the wedding planning market in...