You’ve already taken great leaps to diversify your family farm’s income streams.

You’ve perhaps converted cottages into self-catering holiday homes or created a Glamping site on your land. But how do you start a wedding venue on your farm? And what do you need to consider first?

You may have been approached to use your land or buildings for the wedding of a friend. Or perhaps you’ve just hosted your own family wedding which has opened your eyes to the wedding world. But you want to know – do you have what it takes to host weddings on a bigger scale? Do you have the raw ingredients of a successful and profitable wedding venue?


Helping rural entrepreneurs maximise success in the wedding market. Kelly Chandler Wedding Consulting empowers rural entrepreneurs, land and property owners to maximise profit and success by hosting weddings, whether that`s launching a new wedding venue or refining an existing wedding sector offering. We do this via private consulting programmes and group training events. Kelly has a wealth of wedding industry experience of more than 17 years, leading her award-winning independent wedding planning business, The Bespoke Wedding Company, together with a Directorship at industry body, the UK Alliance of Wedding Planners. Kelly is proud to eat, breathe and sleep weddings - setting standards, inspiring, mentoring and motivating others. She is a well-respected go-to expert in the business of weddings with a unique grasp of both modern wedding sector expectations and a property`s commercial needs. We support some of the UK`s finest country houses, alongside barns, farms, charitable trusts, landmark buildings and visitor attractions, with a strong passion for heritage and the countryside.

Tel: 01483 282858

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Private Consulting for start up wedding venue ventures - to create the right business plan and offering.

Wedding Viability Service - do you have what it takes to create and run a wedding venue on your land?

Refine & Shine Consulting for established wedding venues - to grow enquiries, sales and reach new markets.

Half day wedding venue marketing booster sessions - to reignite how you promote your wedding venue.

Wedding venue membership club - where a collaborative community of fellow venues share learn and grow together - Training Days for Wedding Venues focusing on sales & bookings growth.

Keynotes and expert speaker sessions by Kelly Chandler on a range of topics related to the business of weddings.

  • Business consultant
  • Wedding consultant
  • Business services
  • Marketing
  • Marketing consultant
  • Planning
  • Consultant

This supplier operates nationally.


Customer Testimonials

Having listened to Kelly Chandler speak at the Farm Innovation Show, James and I felt that she would be an excellent consultant regarding our proposed new wedding venture. Having been in the self catering accommodation business for 14 years, weddings are a new market for us and we had a huge list of questions and concerns. These ranged from pricing, preferred suppliers, the logistics of a ‘weekend wedding’ (and the movement of guests through the buildings), and noise issues, to name a few. Kelly spent the good part of a day visiting our proposed venue, looking at plans and also visiting one of our existing businesses. Her report clearly addressed many of our questions and areas of concern. It was divided up into practical sections addressing key points which provided a good deal of answers to our immediate challenges. To have an expert look with knowledge at a concept in the early stages of its conception was invaluable and we look forward to working with her in the future.

Emma Milligan-Manby
Thorganby Hall

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