It has been a while since we organised a Surrey Wedding Industry Networking Evening, in fact since the launch of Fetcham Park. We have had lots of requests to organise another one, but when is the right time to get the wedding industry together? From April to September wedding suppliers are busy with weddings, and from October through to March it is wedding fair season. We decided on a post Christmas get together, hopefully when everyone has got over the festivities, but not in full swing with the 2014 wedding season.
We have had our eye on Burhill Golf Club as the perfect venue for a while now. Just minutes from the M25 it is a real hidden gem of a venue. Burhill Golf Club is a stunning Georgian mansion dating back to 1726, nestled in leafy parkland on the outskirts of Walton on Thames. It is a truly magnificent wedding venue offering stunning views over the picturesque grounds and the River Mole. The Barnes Wallis Suite can hold civil ceremonies for up to 96 people and 136 guests for a wedding reception up to 150 for an evening reception. A perfect showcase for the Wedding Industry Networking Evening on January 8th.
Burhill Golf Club
We were a little nervous leading up to the date as the weather worsened and the rains kept on coming. Walton on Thames, was fast becoming Walton under Thames. Thankfully, although the golf course was closed due to waterlogging the venue remained open! The response was amazing, nearly 100 wedding suppliers registered for the event from all sectors of the wedding industry, and we had a 91% attendance rate! Captured on camera by Icy Lazare see if you can spot yourself in the images below.
Johnny Zero, a well known crooner and vintage singer , created a fantastic welcome with songs from Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble, Tony Bennett and more which was a great introduction to the marketing master class.
Steve Hooper from UK Wedding SEO didn’t disappoint. You could hear a pin drop when he delivered his talk on marketing your business online. Reminding us that we need to blog, websites need words, and yes, we need to ‘Network’ through social media. You can sign up to his Video Tutorial on EvoTank.com which takes you step by step on exactly how you should be marketing your business online.
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We had some fabulous prizes dontated to the business card draw and our sincere thanks on behalf of the delighted winners to:
Carey Sheffield product photo shoot worth £580
Sure Aesthetics Dermaquest beauty treatment worth £85
Diamonds 2 Designs – Earrings from the J.Jaz Range
Patricia Creighton, Lady Toastmaster – Bottle of Wine
SSK Entertainment – Fairtrade Candles
Weddings in Surrey – Pamper Hamper
The Redfords, the ultimate party band, entertained and closed the evening with a repertoire that spans from The Beatles to Adele. Catering for all occasions and all ages they are available as a party band, trio or duo for smaller parties or drink receptions. Their musical director has performed with the likes of Robbie Williams, Elton John, The Who and Neil Young. They also provide an events photographer who is on hand to capture your event at no extra charge.
We were thrilled that Icy Lazare agreed to capture the evening for us. Icy is a creative fine art photographer who captures weddings in a journalistic/documentary style in an honest and personal way. She likes to develop a strong bond between her and her clients, and as she is such a lovely person this must be really easy! Thank you Icy for capturing the Wedding Industry Networking Evening!
A little image we found of Icy from our last event!
Courtesy of efc photography
If you were there, see if you can spot yourself!
The Weddings in Surrey team get ready
Pamela Katie & Natalie – Weddings in Surrey
Natalie – Weddings in Surrey