This month we stop in for a visit with Laura Beck, Owner of The Venue Counsellor in Niagara Falls, Ontario. In a world of replicas, Laura is truly an original. Her company helps brides-to-be find the perfect place to celebrate their union. Often overlooked, the wedding venue really frames the day and it’s one of the things people will be talking about for years to come.
With ample experience in the hospitality industry, including events, Laura knows what it takes to set the stage for an unforgettable big day. Not only that, she’s got an exclusive deal with many Niagara wedding venues and private estates!
There are so many reasons to choose a venue consultant, and Laura explains why:
LOE: Your service is unique, how did you come up with the idea?
Laura Beck: “Third-party venue planners are very popular in the corporate world but not in wedding planning. I saw a real gap in the market. What’s more, exclusive sites are not available to everyone. I work with private wineries and properties that the public doesn’t even have access to. It’s very special.”
LOE: You have a background in hospitality, tell us more.
Laura Beck: “I’ve worked in hospitality my entire career. I started as a concierge and moved up to conference planning and sales in a fast-paced environment. I worked in events as well. After a hiatus from work, I returned part-time and I tripled sales in just 18 months! The comment that I kept hearing over and over again was, we love you, but not the venue! That’s when I had the idea…”
LOE: What’s something that a lot of brides don’t realize when picking a venue?
Laura Beck: “It takes a lot of work to make the day look effortless. There’s a lot of moving parts and on that note, I always recommend wedding planners. They take the clients’ vision and bring it to fruition. When I recommend Laura Olsen events, I know brides are going to get a beautiful aesthetic and common-sense planning.”
A special thank you to Laura Beck for being featured this month!
Give your day the extra attention it deserves, contact Laura Beck at The Venue Counsellor today or Laura Olsen Events (fill out the form below!) to learn more about planning, styling and design, and everything in between.