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Fast Chat: Love is NOT Blind: Taking Off Your Rose-Colored Glasses Before Opening a Venue

Dana Kadwell  (Co-Owner, Hustle + Gather)

Location: Ignite Stage 3 (in Exhibit Hall)

Date: Thursday, February 15

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: TSE-Weddings, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Many people often see the glamourous, romantic side of running a venue, as it really is the entire backdrop for a couple's big day. On top of that, we hear amazing stories about punctual, clean, dream clients that pay their invoices in full and check out on time. While those clients certainly exist, that's a very small snapshot of what operating a venue is actually like. In this talk, venue veteran Dana Kadwell will bring prospective owners behind-the-scenes and take away the rose-colored lens – pulling back the curtain on logistics, team management, legalities, and the client quirks no one tells you about.