The Aisle Files Podcast is for wedding venue owners who want to listen in to business discussions between like-minded industry peers. Hosted by Kelly Ewell, the show features owner interviews, best practices, lessons learned, and business strategies. With a combination of practical ready-to-use advice and inspirational stories, each episode provides a discussion on the business of running a profitable, popular, and fulfilling wedding venue. Whether you’re a seasoned owner or just opening a venue, we welcome venues big and small to grow, learn, and support together.
15 Ways Your Venue Can Prepare for Booking Season and Maximize the Offseason
At the time of recording, my venue is getting ready to head into our busiest time of the year, which is the fall. And then right after that is the proverbial booking season with the new year upon us. How do we make sure we’re ready for all of those newly engaged couples right after the holidays? Think of today’s episode as a checklist of things that your venue can do to best prepare for booking season and maximize your off season!
Tips for SEO, Website Design, and Live Website Critiques
In this episode, Alex Collier joins me to talk about the elements of a good website, what to strive for with your blog, and the Top 5 Tips to make your website work better for your venue! But we'll also have a little fun by doing some live reviews of listener websites! We’ll talk about what’s working well and what’s a quick fix that each of them can make. It’ll be lightning round style and I can’t wait to dive in to it all!
Ask Me Anything - Q&A Session
You’ve got me for another solo episode today, but everything I talk about today will come from you – because this is a Ask Me Anything Q&A show! I posted in our Aisle Files Community Facebook group a few weeks ago to see what you all were curious about, so thanks to everyone who submitted questions there or sent me an email! Are we ready? Let’s dive in!
How Setting Boundaries Will Help Attract Your Ideal Couple
Right now, it’s quite possible that you’re in a busy wedding season. If not just a busy season of life! As passionate venue owners, we want to serve our clients well and exceed their expectations. But as you’ll hear in my conversation today, your job is not your life. I’m sure we all know that boundaries are important and even necessary, but why is it so hard to put that into practice? Today I’m talking with Emily Sullivan about how we can start putting some structure and sanity back into our live
How I Use Calendly for Automation
Today’s show is a very hands-on, practical kind of show. Calendly is a program I use to help with automation, and I’ll be walking you through exactly how I use it. You’ll hear about how I use it for venue tours, walk throughs, rehearsals, and photo shoots. I'll also go step-by-step of what my settings and set up looks like and how I use Calendly for payments. Let's dive in!
The Appeal of Elopements and Petite Weddings
In this episode, we are going to challenge some stereotypes perhaps as we look at the appeal of elopements and petite weddings! They’re not all minimalist ceremonies planned under tight timelines. Some couples are still looking for meaningful and details events, but done on a smaller scale. My guest today is Linnie Hughes, and she’s going to talk with us about the ins and outs of elopements and smaller weddings and how they might be used by venues to expand their services.
Love the Venue Owner Focus
So glad to find this podcast! In a sea of wedding business focused shows, one focused purely on venues is almost impossible to find. I love that we get a seasoned venue owners perspective with useful content in every show. Keep up the good work!
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Very useful as a venue owner
Kelly really nails it here with such great info for new and seasoned venue owners. Oh my. We wished we would have had a resource like this when we first stated! It would have helped us to avoid pitfalls and mistakes along the way. Owning a venue is a continuing learning curve and these podcasts are great to hear tips, advice and other professional’s thoughts.
Being new to the wedding industry I found Kelly's podcast and gain so much knowledge from it!