The Wedding Venue Sanctuary
with Kelly Chandler
THE ONLINE PRIVATE
Grow your wedding venue’s success
WITH genuine SUPPORT, up to the minute LEARNING, deep INSIGHT and a one-of-a kind warm hearted and driven fellow venue COMMUNITY.
The Wedding Venue Sanctuary with Kelly Chandler, is your safe space as a senior team member within your venue hosting weddings. It's a space where you'll get to talk honestly about marketing techniques, about pricing strategies, about operational challenges and about client management conundrums.
It's a place where you get support, insight, a listening ear from Kelly and other big hearted club members and where you get to benefit from considerable experience, sharing and cheerleading to help you put your best foot forward to achieving your venue & personal goals.
The members club has earned its stripes over the past 18 months with almost weekly online sessions tackling the very real challenges of our sector infused with a HUGE dose of proactivity, of positive mindset, of solution-finding and of entrepreneurial can-do spirit.
developed and run by me Kelly Chandler
Wedding Venue Expert,
Consultant and Trainer
The Wedding Venue Sanctuary works on the basis oF
"Those who gain also give"
Members who get the absolute most from the Club and see the results, are committed to spending time in the club, acting on advice, completing the learning but also sharing advice, experience and collaborating with others too (1-2 hours maximum per week of your time should do it!)
Pippa Crossman, Weddings & Events Manager at Berkeley Castle, explains what she gains from her membership.
So what's included?
How Does it Work?
1 x 90 minute
"Heads Together" live Zoom session per month which is part training, part brainstorming where we tackle an area of wedding venue business development or marketing and share insights and success strategies.
1 x 90 minute
Live stream Zoom session per month hosted by me, with other wedding venue team members to share best practice, discuss concerns, challenges and strategies–these are pure gold and where the magic happens!
1 x 60 Minute
‘Hot Seat’ Session where I invite into the hot seat one group member for deep consulting. I tackle an area of the member's choosing that’s proving a challenge and we look deep and wide through that for solutions and action steps.
1 x 60 Minute
Wine O’Clock. This is pure social as we’re a lovely gang - a monthly Zoom session where wine is optional but welcome and friendly smiles essential.
A dedicated easy to access
learning platform where all live trainings and sessions are recorded and stored, so you can watch back, review and repeat for as long as you’re a paid-up member
A private members-only
Facebook group for help, support, news and discussion between sessions
YOU'LL HAVE ACCESS TO BOTH LIVE & RECORDED trainings, guest sessions, heads together, hot seat sessions and Q&As
Sample Heads Together
Sample Guest Expert Sessions
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?
This is a pay-as-you-go monthly membership club with no long term commitment so you can use the Club and all the benefits to your heart’s content for a full month and decide month on month if you wish to stay for more.
I love that most members choose to stay and consider membership a valued part of both their marketing budget and personal development too (yes, even in budget-challenged times)
For a monthly fee of £75 (plus VAT)
your venue team is covered
Up to 3 team members from one venue can join, with separate log-ins and separate access to the Facebook community.
About Kelly Chandler Wedding Consulting
We help unique places and spaces to thrive in the modern wedding market, run profitable wedding venues as well as delight millennial couples. We’ve done this since 2014 via a range of specialist private consulting and group training programmes.
I have a wealth of wedding industry experience of more than 18 years, previously leading my award-winning independent wedding planning business, The Bespoke Wedding Company, together with a Directorship at industry body, the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners.
I’m proud to eat, breathe and sleep weddings - setting standards, inspiring, mentoring and motivating others as well as being a well-respected go-to expert in the business of weddings with a unique grasp of both modern wedding expectations and a venue’s commercial needs. We support some of the UK’s finest country houses and hotels, barns, farms, charitable trusts, landmark buildings and visitor attractions, with a strong passion for heritage.
Happy CLUB MEMBERS
Through this group, Kelly has not only interpreted and translated government announcements into a language relatable to our business, but by providing a platform for venues to share ideas and experiences with managing postponements, insurance issues, supporting our couples and many other Covid related topics, she has removed that feeling of isolation by bringing many of us together... albeit virtually and brought back a shape to our business in these uncertain times. In a very short time being part of this group we have implemented many recommended tools to market and deliver our business in this 'new norm' resulting in renewed confidence, and I am surprised and thrilled to report new wedding bookings! Joining this group will be the best justifiable spend you could make at this time.
Riverside Wedding Venues Yorkshire
In times as uncertain as these there is great value in being part of WVR and being able to share experiences and advice with fellow venues and industry colleagues.
Kelly is a fountain of knowledge and there are practical discussions and outcomes from the calls and pre-recorded sessions. Covid has dramatically impacted the way we must think and plan for the future and collaboration is more crucial than ever in times like these. WVR is the perfect forum for this.
Fantastic on-going support - it is really such a lovely feeling knowing that we are now part of a network of like-minded people in the same boat as us at the moment, there are certainly good things to come out of this situation as well as all the bad…