The Venue Experts – our 2023 highlights
Did we blink and miss 2023? We can’t believe that the year is coming to an end – it’s all flown by so fast but what a lot we’ve managed to fit in! With just a few days left of 2023, it feels like the perfect time to reflect on what a year it’s been. 2023 has been huge for The Venue Experts – we’ve achieved so much together. From the kitchen table business set up by our CEO Stacey two years ago, to a market-leading, wedding industry success story, there’s a lot to celebrate, but here are some of our favourite highlights from 2023.
The Venue Experts turned 2!
Back in April The Venue Experts turned two and, of course, we made sure we celebrated in style. Milestones like this are the perfect time to be a little reflective and we are so very proud of what we’ve achieved over the past year. Consistently delivering industry-beating results and growing our client list to include some of the UK and Europe’s most stunning wedding venues is a real testament to how hard the whole team work and how well we know the wedding industry.
Taking over the airwaves
2023 was the year The Venue Experts hit the airwaves. Founder, Stacey, together with our General Manager, EJ, launched a podcast, Another Day, Another Dilemma, covering everything from celebrity weddings to stand out showrounds. We’ve been blown away by the success of the podcast and the fabulous feedback we’ve received. Now, 19 episodes in and on our second series, Stacey and EJ still love getting the chance to chat all things weddings and share their views with the world.
The Venue Experts on tour
We got to hit the road twice this year, joining Hostology and the Sustainable Wedding Alliance on two epic roadshows, visiting some of the best wedding venues in the country. In February we travelled around sharing everything we’ve learnt about the wedding industry with venues and their teams. It was a huge personal challenge for Stacey, as at the start of the year she was utterly terrified of public speaking. Having to stand up and deliver talks to rooms full of her peers certainly pushed her way out of her comfort zone, but despite the nerves she *whispers it* actually enjoyed it! In fact, Stacey loved it so much that we did it all over again in October. The theme for this roadshow is ‘The Power of the People’ and we still have dates running through to February 2024. If you’d like to find out more just click here.
At the end of 2022 we started working with Le Ciel, one of the most jaw-droppingly gorgeous wedding venues in Santorini. The team were so excited to get the chance to fly over to Greece this summer to see the venue in real life and meet the amazing team who work there. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it…!
Our first exhibition
We also got the opportunity to spread the word about The Venue Experts at our first exhibition. We had a stand at The Historic Buildings, Parks and Gardens Event, and Stacey, EJ and Emily T all had a great time chatting with owners and managers about what we do. It was such a brilliant chance to shout about our business.
Fundraising and supporting charities in whatever way we can has always been hugely important to The Venue Experts, and this year was no exception. At the start of November the TVE team took up the challenge to clock up 300 hours of roller-skating in one month. Raising money for the amazing charity Hetty’s, we loved taking on the challenge, even if it did result in Stacey fracturing her knee – yes really!
Our growing team
We welcomed lots of new faces to The Venue Experts team this year, including Emily T, our super-talented Marketing Executive, Emily C and Lauren, our fantastic Sales Executives, Lara, our wonderful Content Creator and Marketing Assistant, and, last but not least, Suki, our fabulous Social Media Executive. We’ve loved watching the team grow and seeing the passion and talent all our new starters bring to every day. We can’t wait to watch them thrive in 2024.
Thank you all
2023 has been quite a year, but we can’t wait to head into 2024 ready to make the most of engagement season and turbo-charge those bookings for all of our venues. It really feels like the sky’s the limit for The Venue Experts in 2024 and we can’t wait to take you on the journey with us! Thank you for all of your support this year, it means the world. If you’d like to find out more about what we do and how we can help make 2024 the best year yet for your wedding venue, click here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Happy New Year from everyone at The Venue Experts.