Owning a wedding venue sure is an adventure! There are a million things you need to do to ready your spaces, create processes, develop your brand experience, write contracts, market to couples, hire staff, and on and on and on! And before you can even to that you need a safe and appealing space. If you’re thinking of purchasing some land to build, or to renovate an existing structure, this show is all about my Top 5 Steps to Starting a Wedding Venue.
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In this episode, you’ll hear about:
- How I chose the topic for our very first show [0:47]
- Tip 1 – Why you have to dream big [2:52]
- Tip 2 – Understand your local wedding market [4:13]
- Tip 3 – Know your risk tolerance and budget [6:20]
- Tip 4 – Hire an architect or project consultant [8:25]
- Tip 5 – Figure out the real priorities and how your projects are connected [10:36]
ABOUT OUR GUEST
Today’s show is a solo episode with host, Kelly Ewell. Kelly is the owner of 48 Fields, a century-old farm estate set in the heart of Virginia wine country. The venue focuses on working with couples who want to give their guests a relaxed but thoughtful countryside wedding experience.
Having previously been a wedding photographer for 10 years, Kelly has experienced a lot when it comes to weddings – from the highs of seeing a surprise return of a loved one from deployment to the lows of no-show vendors. She can pin a boutonniere in record time, is a master of logistics, and still tears up every time a bride walks down the aisle. Especially if it’s to the classic Canon in D. Played by a string quartet.
When she’s not hosting weddings at 48 Fields, Kelly can be found visiting Northern Virginia wineries with her husband, Steve, and dog, Piper.
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The Aisle Files Podcast is created and produced by Kelly Ewell, owner of 48 Fields Farm.