TVWP had the pleasure of visiting the gorgeous Avensole Winery for our March 2018 Networking Meeting. This wedding & event venue is a great place to allow both our members and guests to see the caliber of venues that populate the Temecula Valley.
On to the recap. Networking is the core activity of our monthly gatherings and this evening was no exception. When you have almost 100 wedding vendors in one room, the business building is usually at a high pitch – Avensole was no exception. Between tray passed appetizers and a tasting wine bar as long as any around, you have the makings for a great ice breaker.
The rest of evening was set in the main banquet room and was ushered in by Jeremy of DJ Pros who served as the DJ and emcee accompanied by his extensive lighting accessories that tinted the room allowing everyone to see just how this room can project that W.O.W factor to guests.
In addition to the fabulous dinner presented by Volker of Vineyard Gourmet Catering, we brought in a panel of former brides and couples to help in the detailing of some of the issues and criteria they used in deciding among wedding vendors, venues and other facets of the wedding process. Wedding vendors are, for the most part, a very diverse crowd and tend to operate in very independent lanes with it comes to trying to attract and book clients. The panel helped to bring up some of the commonality that couples tend to gravitate to when selecting vendors.
A takeaway from the talk….it is vital to know what couples are looking for in a wedding vendor, and specifically how to decipher their most pressing needs and convert those needs into a service offering that satisfies their concerns. In the end, couples book with vendors that instill confidence and are priced competitively to their competitors.
Here is the list of the members that made this networking event possible:
Venue: Avensole Winery
Catering: Vineyard Gourmet Catering
Sound and Lighting: DJ Pros
Photographer: Ashley Bee Weddings
Linens: Luxe Linens
Florals: Soiree Designs & Events
Dessert: Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream
Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Our next meeting will be April 3rd at Menifee Lakes Country Club
And last, a big Thank You to Ashley over at Ashley Bee Weddings for photographing the evening for us!