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Film Location Venues

Olivia Riddiford on how to promote your venue as a filming location. Venues need to utilise their space as much as possible. There may be gaps in the diary that need filling with bookings other […]

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Netflix ‘Perfect’

Andrew White outlines the elements a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ venue would boast about. Netflix’s Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna have highlighted an absurd, yet harsh reality, of being sucked into online scams. The programmes suggest that travelling […]

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Biophilic Design

Charlotte Winship on how to incorporate the trend for biophilia into hospitality and events. Biophilia is a term used to describe our instinctive human attraction to the living world. The term was first used by […]

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Summer is the new Christmas

Events are about to “go through the roof”, writes Andrew White. December’s stop start festivities scuppered the corporate Christmas market as events were postponed, cancelled or migrated online. However, 2022’s exit from Plan B is […]

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Hosting Hybrid Events

Getting set up to deliver high quality hybrid events at your venue. When the pandemic forced event planners to find alternatives to in-person conferences, training and events, digital solutions became their saviour. In 2020, according […]

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2022 Predictions

Charlotte Winship’s crystal ball on trends for the 2022 wedding season. I am determined to have fun in 2022! As with all great eras of social, political and economic change, we are in a renaissance. […]

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Going Hybrid

Susan James talks to the director of Craft Festival, Sarah James, about how Covid-19 opened up a world of digital opportunity. Established in Bovey Tracey, Devon, in 2003, Craft Festival was created as a not-for-profit […]

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Wedding Venue Shoot Styling

Stylist Amy Hatch explains how curating the “right kind” of editorial shoot helps venues attract their dream clients. Editorial shoots, styled shoots – whatever you call them, everyone is doing them right now. But are […]

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Thank You

Employee recognition gets noticed, says Caroline Cooper. I believe it’s all too easy, while businesses and their teams are working so hard to get back to any kind of normality (particularly when they are struggling […]

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Shoestring Marketing

Top tips from Vaishali Shah on quick, easy and low cost marketing wins. Many venue businesses will have made some level of cutback as a result of the pandemic, so can you stay standing out […]

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Agents

Love them or hate them, agents, third parties and intermediaries are here to stay, writes Andrew White. The word ‘agent’ used to prompt a Marmite response from venues. Some owners and managers felt their heckles […]

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Celebrants vs. Registrars

What a celebrant can offer that a registrar can’t. A guide for venue owners by Frances Cave. Only an independent celebrant can bring uniqueness, personality and real authenticity to a wedding ceremony. The service they […]