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Autumn 2017 series

Get up to speed fast on the latest in weddings to make your wedding venue business thrive!

Are you:
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Disappointed by the quality of the wedding business you and your team are working exceptionally hard to deliver?
Aware you’ve slipped behind and not kept up with modern wedding trends & expectations, and want to put your venue back in its rightful place?
Keen to be re- ignited and re-energised with a massive confidence & knowledge boost?
Or maybe you’re brand new to weddings and want to get up to speed fast on this fascinating and highly rewarding industry?
invest in your knowledge
When you open the doors to learning great things happen – just like they have for my other training delegates.

They were once lacking confidence in their product, unsure of trends in the market, the real needs of modern couples and how to best promote themselves to get in front of their ideal clients.
expert focus
With dedicated time out of the office and away from the desk, guided expertise to present venue-relevant topics as well as a friendly like-minded audience to share and collaborate , it’s amazing how new ideas can come to life. Past delegates have left my training bursting with energy, confidence and practical know-how to take straight back and implement to their wedding offering.

Thank you so much, I came home buzzing! I have achieved more in the last week than I have in the last few months in terms of instigating change and bringing my ideas to the fore. I loved the course, you were brilliant and so nice to meet likeminded people with a passion for what they do.

Alison Jump
Events Manager, Rockley Manor

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time to learn

My group training days are very open, friendly and collaborative with structured topics that take in a mix of operational tips and best-practice (I’m an event manager myself) alongside marketing topics & techniques. There is plenty of time for discussion, problem solving and group exercises to really get you thinking and bring the learning to life! With group sizes limited to 12 (One-Day) and 20 (Evening workshop), there is plenty of attention and time for questions.

Not only do you have my expert attention but you have the opportunity to collaborate, idea share and relationship build with colleagues who do the exact same role as you in a non-competitive environment.

about Kelly

Kelly Chandler has been at the vanguard of the wedding industry since 2003, and has grown her award-winning independent wedding planning business, The Bespoke Wedding Company, to become one of the UK’s most respected independent wedding and event planning companies. Kelly Chandler Consulting has developed organically from the demands of wedding venues regularly seeking Kelly’s sound business strategy, marketing and operations advice to improve their wedding offering.

Kelly is a well-regarded innovator, mentor, trainer and industry spokesperson on and in the wedding business, an ambassador for industry body, The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners, as well as a Judge for The Wedding Industry Awards. She’s passionate about helping special places and spaces achieve greater commercial success and happier customers through a range of services from one to one consulting, training, marketing events and more.

Thank you very much for a very inspirational day on Friday. Stacey and I have both utterly enjoyed your course. Our heads were buzzing with ‘to-do lists’ at lunch time, and my mind will not be at rest until we have implemented some of our learnings!

Bénédicte Montain
Head of Events and Corporate Membership,
Ashmolean Museum of Art & Archeology

would you like to find out more?

Do get in touch via phone or email (enquiries@kellychandlerconsulting.co.uk) if you’d like to find out if the training is a good match for you or your team or you can book straight away with a few clicks via the tab below.

The most dangerous phrase in the language is

‘We’ve always done it this way.’

The wedding industry moves so fast, it’s easy to be left behind if you don’t keep up with trends and adapt your strategies.

Wedding couples vote with their buying decisions and research thoroughly before they even get in touch – make sure you’re not the venue disappearing into obscurity.

You and your special location deserve much better than that.

What you’ll gain:
Increase your knowledge
knowledge is power and with extra wedding & wedding business knowledge at your fingertips, you will approach your work with greater confidence
Valuable connections
you’ll make new industry friends and contacts to help with future collaborations and cross referral

Fresh ideas
you will leave with tried & tested affordable ideas for you to implement to elevate your venue’s offering

How it works:

Choose your Option
One-Day Intensive - one full business day from 9am - 5pm

Wednesday 27th September (London)

Friday 13th October (London)

or Friday 17 November (Oxford)

Bite-sized Evening Workshop - 6pm - 9pm

Wednesday 20th September (London)

Wednesday 1st November (London)
One Day Intensive includes:
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Introduction - The bridal market landscape in 2017 - statistics on spending and choices for today's discerning couples
The Modern Couple - trends in wedding scheduling, wedding etiquette and the latest wedding ideas, styles and designs - how to tap into those and make your venue stand out
The do's and don'ts of marketing to bride and groom and understanding this unique client type and bridal psychology
Putting together an irresistible wedding offering - tips for your website, brochure and approach
Under-used venue marketing ideas for weddings
The customer journey - From enquiry to waving them off at the end of the night - how to best manage your relationship with the bride and groom
Working successfully with independent wedding planners and the benefits to you as a venue
Wedding budgets - the cost of other wedding services and how your venue fits into that
The importance of partnering with the right suppliers at the right price point and getting the best from your supplier partner relationships
Repeat business - does such a thing exist in weddings?
Open Question and Answer Session
Bite-sized Evening Workshop includes:
20th September -
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The Modern Couple - trends in wedding scheduling, wedding etiquette and the latest wedding ideas, styles and designs - how to tap into those and make your venue stand out
Getting the best out of your supplier partner relationships
1st November -
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The low-down on different types of wedding ceremony (religious, civil, independent celebrant, humanist and more) – including legalities, practical considerations and trends
How to host a hugely successful wedding showcase or open day
N.B. - The content for each bite-sized evening workshop is different so attendance at both is recommended but not essential. Content for the 1st November workshop is entirely different to the one-day intensive content so delegates are welcome to register for both the one-day intensive and the 1st November workshop but again it is not essential. If unclear, please do get in touch on 01483 282858 or enquiries@kellychandlerconsulting.co.uk
What’s included?
All training materials to take away with you, full drinks and snacks throughout the day including lunch with the One-Day Intensive and prosecco & nibbles at the Evening Workshops. A lovely goody bag is also available to all training delegates.
Sounds good? What’s the investment?
I’m offering you a special early bird booking discount until 11th August, when usual rates will reapply. The days usually sell very fast, so please be quick.

Early bird rates are:

£395 per place for the One-Day Intensive (will revert to £450 on 12th August)

£160 per place for each Bite-sized workshop (will revert to £180 on 12th August)
How to book
You can register and pay online here…

Many thanks for the training day last Friday. I am naturally cynical about these sorts of things so I was interested to see if at the end of the day I would walk away feeling there had been any genuine value add or not. In short, it was more than worth every penny. The day spent with you crystallised my thoughts around our next moves to grow the business, provided some well needed "wedding venue owner therapy" and was extraordinarily informative in focussing my mind on the unique sales psychology in the wedding market. I genuinely can't thank you enough, an incredibly useful day.

Chris Snell
The Tournerbury Woods Estate

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If you’d like to find out about these courses before booking, get in touch via the contact options below…
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Contact Details:
+44 (0) 1483 282 858
+44 (0) 7721 093 566
Kelly Chandler Consulting

East Horsley
Surrey (near to Cobham & Guildford)

We are able to work with venues locally, further afield and internationally.
By appointment only