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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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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 […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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Industry Legends – Jon Parr

12th June 2017

The man who first introduced the giant event tipi to the UK on his passion for professionalising the marquee industry Profile Name: Jon Parr Role: Managing Director Company: Tentipi Contact: 01256 883163 / jon.parr@tentipi.com / […]

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The Show Round

12th June 2017

Conduct a brilliant venue show round with top tips from Kelly Chandler Consulting You’ve worked hard at your branding, at your website content, on your wedding offering, launched a wedding PR campaign, you’ve worked diligently […]

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Branding

12th June 2017

How to have your chosen customers fall in love with your venue, with tips from Isabel Smith Every business needs a brand, whether you own a bicycle shop, a global multinational or a wedding venue. […]