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Function Venues: Know How

Working with Wedding Planners

4th January 2018

Kelly Chandler explains how independent planners work and their benefits to your venue business It might come as no surprise that I’m keen to encourage more venues to work with independent planners. I see the […]

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Function Venues: Know How

Preferred Supplier Lists

4th January 2018

Collating an on-brand, reputable and profitable supplier list for an all round win When running an outdoor venue, you may not have the facilities that your local hotel wedding venue does – you know, the […]

Function Venues: Case Studies

Huntley Wood

2nd November 2017

Centrally located, the three woodland venues that make up Huntley Woods cater for corporate and private events of all scales. Since buying the former quarry in 2010, Robert Corlett and his team have transformed it […]

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Function Venues: Know How

An Insider’s Guide to Wedding Spend

25th September 2017

Kelly Chandler explains the importance of finding out a couple’s budget Do you feel you sometimes don’t quite get it spot-on for your wedding clients? Or are you not getting the right weddings for your […]

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Function Venues: Know How

Going the Extra Mile

25th September 2017

Strive to provide first class customer service and reap the rewards down the line says Isabel Smith All businesses ultimately want lots of bookings and happy clients. Not only for our own satisfaction (and revenue […]

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Function Venues: Case Studies

Ceridwen Centre

23rd September 2017

A multiple award winning wedding and glamping venue with eco ethics Simone and Roger Broome have transformed their small Welsh farm into a multi-use venue that can operate whatever the weather. Weddings make up 50% […]

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Function Venues: Know How

Do you Speak Bride?

2nd August 2017

Kelly Chandler explains how to win over couples by speaking their language It’s commonly agreed that people do business with companies and people they like and key to liking them is often in feeling that […]

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Function Venues: Know How

Sales 101

2nd August 2017

Taking the traditional ‘sales funnel’ model, Isabel Smith guides us through how to make selling your venue to couples natural and sincere As Open Air Business readers, many of you will be small venue and […]

Sandon Hall
Function Venues: Case Studies

Sandon Hall

2nd August 2017

A neo-Jacobean stately home that allows couples to be Lord and Lady of the Manor for their big day Sandon Hall has been the ancestral home of the Harrowby family since 1776 and has been […]

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OAB Loves…Loos!

12th June 2017

What the Open Air Business team loves about these event toilets What we love Luxury loos without a trailer Why? IGLOOS Moduvac and Panelled Loo Systems mean venues can have temporary toilet facilities with an […]