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Corporate & Private Event Management
Tailor made event management services for corporate and fund raising events, weddings, birthday parties and celebration events.
From black tie events, team building days, promotional or networking events, Christmas parties or fund raising events, Amanda-Louise and her team can support you by providing closely with you, finding the right location, logistical planning and professional pair of hands ensuring the event goes smoothly in the tone and style you desire.
And as a Public Speaker for over 30 years, Amanda-Louise can provide your friendly Event Compere as MC or formal Toastmaster if required.
Contact us today for more information on how Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals & Events can make one of the most important dates in your corporate social life amazing and hassle-free!
We’re the experts when it comes to planning from private affairs to large scale parties. We will help with guest lists, venue and supplier sourcing, the theme, in fact every detail to ensure you have the time of your life wrapped up in your unique style.
Experienced in planning, and coordinating birthday, engagement, anniversary, cocktail dinners or parties. From your fun days to celebration of life occasions. We can also provide decor hire, or styling if required.
We are at your event so ensure everything goes smoothly and your guests are looked after. Our expertly coordinated flawless events are stress-free and always perfect, where we work hard to getting things right and discreetly sorting anything calmly behind the scenes. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation on your needs speaking with Amanda-Louise.
How Does Event Management Work?
Every event is unique, so we are flexible in our approach. It starts with a free initial discovery call or zoom to discuss your needs, we produce a scope and quotation for your consideration. If you wish to go ahead we send you our invoice and contract.Then once we have been booked as your expert Event Manager, we spend more time with you fully understanding and fine tuning the brief, then start to plan your private or corporate event, sourcing any suppliers or venues (we have a wealth of contacts of excellence) and keeping in contact with you. You can rely on us to oversee the occasion on the day, calmly and discreetly sorting any hiccups if they occur and ensuring everything goes to plan.
Whats the Investment?
As every event is tailor made, contact us for a complimentary 30 minute free chat to discover your needs
Wedding Styled Shoots
Drawing on years of experience within industry of weddings and private events, we help new and existing venues reach their potential
Styled shoots are a great opportunity for the right photographers, prop hire companies, florists, models to work in collaboration, understanding the brief created from the stylist working alongside the wedding venue. And that's where, Director Amanda-Louise Knight comes in to help venues spending time to create their perfect vision, to oversee, and manage the styled shoot.
Creating stunning and imaginary styled shoots are vital for all wedding venue businesses. It gives an opportunity to explore ideas, show possibilities, market what you have to offer.... but you need to get it right.
Vision for Your Wedding Venue
As the saying goes, 'a picture paints a thousand words'.
Many venues are content to use their clients' imaginary on their website, marketing material and on their social media platforms. Whilst this is very important to demonstrate real wedding stories, does it show your potential?
Then there are stock photos you can acquire for free. Again great for new venues starting up and want to test the market, however it wont show your beautiful venue.
Couples need to see to understand your story, and your passion. They dont want to see something that you are not offering, as couples will feel that's misrepresenting. But they will like to see inspiration. And thats the beauty of having a styled shoot at your venue to showcase your full potential.
Your pictures should reveal who your ideal clients are.
Cutting Edge Suppliers
With experience in the industry, Amanda-Louise has built up a network of quality suppliers. With her creativity and contacts, she supports wedding venue business leaders come up with a scope, provides the suppliers that match your tone and style, then oversees to ensure the styled shoot produces quality imagery that will inspire your future clients to book your wedding venue.
The Expertise You Need to Identify Your Brand
Amanda-Louise opens venues up to what a perfectly posed real wedding would look like, without the hustle and bustle of a real wedding day. She meets with venue business owners exploring ideas, and then project manages the shoot.
Preparation is vital to achieve a professional portfolio. Amanda-Louise works with the venue to identify who their ideal clients are, and creates that unique brand story, so the venue's gallery isn't just a backdrop for someone else's day.
For venues who need more professional advice to attract more enquiries to convert to bookings, then Amanda-Louise can support from her venue consultancy.
Successful styled shoots are all about the planning. Amanda-Louise takes time to understand your business, and has the ability to think outside the box.
Its important to realise whether you are a new wedding venue or an existing one, styled shoots don't happen overnight, time needs to be invested, energy, and investment is required to ensure the visual and commercial results are achieved.
Does Your Business Want to Shine?
To find out more about how we can elevate your brand, contact Amanda-Louise
Amanda-Louise Knight provides bespoke coaching and support to Celebrant Business Leaders
The wedding and funeral industry is changing, and its a lonely industry to work in as a self employed sole trader.
The celebrant career market is busy with the flood of marketing tempting you to change career and become a celebrant, without considering what it takes to become one, and would it, in reality, give you a full or part time wage?
Many celebrants out of the various training organisations' courses, grapple to survive as a business, thinking they need to reduce their prices to secure bookings or working longer, harder or waste vital monies on marketing without knowing what their selling strength is.
If your training organisation hasnt provided you with all the essentials to become not only the best celebrant you can be, or havent given you the tools and advice how to set up as a business or you simply feel left without moral support and guidance then read on......
Hello Im Amanda-Louise, Im a business coach and confidant working with celebrants go getters who are passionate to shine, supporting them in growth to attract and secure more clients.
With flexible ways, my support can help you be sustainable in a competitive celebrant market from 1:1 ad-hoc or regularly planned sessions with a mixture of coaching, mentoring and cheerleading and/or workshops and courses, to support you to create more impact and achieve more life and business gratification on your terms.
How I Can Help You
Are you you are thinking of changing career to be a celebrant and want honest criteria what it takes to be successful before you invest in training with the many providers offering courses on celebrancy?
Have you completed training with a provider, but still want some practical advice and support from a well established celebrant including how to set up a self employed business, systems and processes, fine tuning your marketing and sales processes to increase your bottom line profit margins?
Want tips on service delivery, or presentation skills?
Are you confused, and want someone to talk through a big decision in your celebrant business before you commit to further investment?
Aware the wedding and funeral market has changed, but you feel the only way to continue is to reduce your prices?
Want to know how to approach Funeral Directors or market directly to your local communities?
Have you lost your mojo, confidence, want to stand out from the crowd, or have your inquiries dried up or, you are fed of being ghosted?
Want to explore new business diversification options?
Or simply want to get some work and home life balance?
Then you need my constructive and concise support, and Im so pleased you have found me. My passion includes supporting others to thrive, using a goal attainment scaling method framework. Im a friendly experienced professional, client-centric approach who also has sound boundaries to be discreet, working with action takers who wish to achieve.
About Amanda-Louise Knight Celebrant Coach, Mentor, Confidant and Trainer
Im a private coach, mentor and trained trainer to business celebrant entrepreneurs, (and to other wedding suppliers and venue leaders) supporting them to achieve their goals and zest to turbocharge forwards. I show Celebrants how to drive results quickly.
I own a successful current weddings, proposals and events company having achieved second place as Small Business of the Year Award, and other wedding and funeral industry nominations. Ive worked in events trained by the BBC and public speaker for over 30 years in the private and corporate world, celebrant, planner, event compere, founder of a wedding dog chaperone service.
I set up a current female led funeral directors, supporting the local community with a traditional and fresh approach.
Im a private venue consultant to landowners who wish to make profit from their land setting up as a wedding venue, or existing wedding venue that feels overwhelmed and wants to focus on their strategies to convert more sales in a competitive market, also offering to be their planning partner within their wedding venue.
I had a former business in hospitality (food, drinks and accommodation). As well as knowledge/training in grief therapy, mental health first aid, strategic management, delivery a variety of courses to private and corporate world, media spokesperson, I have a wealth of experience including setting up businesses from scratch with goals to flourish, contacts, and skillsets under my belt.
Amanda-Louise Knight Bespoke Coach and Mentor for Celebrants
Work with me with a business focus or goal in mind, our sessions are aimed to be helpful and affordable with one off payments, or payment plan with no interest added.
What is the Investment?
Discover your needs with a 30 minute discussion - free of charge on me, for us to discover if we are a good fit to work together, your concerns and discuss costs.
Does Your Business Want to Shine?
Contact me to personally discuss how I can support your needs
Private Consultant For Wedding Venues
Wedding Industry Expert Providing Commercial Support to Venues
Wedding venues are the perfect places to inspire the engaged couple of their wedding day dream. Its where the magic starts to happen, opening them up to a world of opportunities, giving reassurance to the couple and their family that this is the place they want to invest in to host their wedding day.
We help new and existing venues gain the success they deserve within the wedding market. Our approach to wedding business owners is to offer our venue consultancy services, our training and marketing support, and with our venue management services. With our expert knowledge, our flexible approach, venue owners can choose the level of support that they need to achieve the results they deserve.
Hello Wedding Business Owner!
If you have a great venue but are struggling to secure sales, then investing in my wedding venue consultancy, I can:
advise how to set up and launch your wedding venue business
focus on your sales and marketing strategies in a competitive industry, without the need to keep reducing your prices
create strategies to boost your sales and bringing in an all round year revenue
provide venue operations and logistics overhaul to ensure your systems and process are seamless
plan your launch or marketing events
deliver management training or mentoring as your confidant
offer to outsource to you, my experienced wedding planning team - we work in your venue, under my umbrella, saving you time and cost. we offer to quickly respond to your enquiries, viewings into sales, and provide your couples with consistency from booking through to include their big day
Boost Your Wedding Venue
As a business leader, you can choose how you wish to engage with Amanda-Louise's support:-
In the Hot Seat - Wedding Boost
Ideal for ad-hoc concerns.
Get concentrated support with up to 90 minute zoom call to find answers you are looking for focusing on your challenges. Before meeting online, Amanda-Louise will send you a questionnaire about your business so when you meet, the time focuses on solutions.
Investment - typically £375.00
On the Ground - Venue Visit & Action Plan
Ideal for a deep dive into your venue and operations to achieve honest feedback about where you are, and where you could be in terms of your value.
Attending your venue for up to 6 hours, meeting with you, walking your venue, examining your strategies, and processes. Providing you with my comprehensive report to include my findings, your potential and your short, medium and long term goals. Follow up call to present and discuss my honest constructive feedback.
Investment typically £2,950
1:1 - Wedding Venue Support Retainer
Ideal for those who want to go to the next level with my site visit and detailed action plan supporting you to achieve those goals.
To include 'On the Ground - Venue Visit & Action Plan' Package Plus bolt on six, 1:1 x 60 minute calls over the following 3 months to support and guide you to implement my advice. This option helps you to focus on achieving the goals!
Investment typically £3,500
Bells and whistles of site visit, action plan, 6 x 1:1 x 60 minute focused calls over 3 months, this deluxe programme provides you with a set of operational working processes from booking forms, terms and conditions, policies, so you have the tools in terms of paperwork.
Investment typically £4,500
Training for Venue Management & Teams
Ideal to improve staff morale, focus on way forward goals or targeted areas such as couples communication for example.
A chance to get in the classroom with Amanda-Louise Knight Trained Trainer, to up-skill and build confidence in business management, marketing, sales journey, or ask about a tailored made course for your needs
Investment - please ask
Outsource Your Venue Management
Ideal for those who have a fabulous venue, but dont want to manage it themselves
Outsource your wedding planning and management to me, where I provide my expertise and working knowledge to save you time and money. My staff under my umbrella working in your environment. Helping you quickly respond to your enquiries, viewings into sales, and provide your couples with consistency from booking through to include their big day.
Investment - monthly cost plus commission basis
Working With You, However You Choose
Our flexible approach means that we can provide specialist advice to help you have a sustainable business, or work alongside your in-house team, or take complete control of the sales and wedding planning process—whatever you need. Contact Amanda-Louise
In addition to setting up and running a successful weddings and events business under the brand of 'Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals & Events' planning individual wedding and event days that grew in spite of economic climate, I am also a former business owner of an event, hospitality (catering and drinks trade) and accommodation establishment; so I know what modern couples want when booking their venue and suppliers.
I also have a wealth of experience of running businesses, branding, marketing strategies, identifying gaps in the market, pitching the prices right, ensuring contract and terms and conditions are sound, licences and planning needed to meet legislation, and importantly keep up to date with trends knowing what wedding couples want from venues in their journey from viewing to their big day.
As a professional public speaker for over 30 years, trained by the BBC, I help others with confidence and presentation skills.
My robust former background in strategic management in the corporate world provides my skillset in logistics, staffing, grant funding, tendering for business opportunities. Im also a graduate from Exeter University with a BA(Hons) Degree, also achieving their Outstanding Performance Award.
I now passionate to share my wealth of experience to others who need expertise support and guidance from a consultant or business coach of whom you can trust to be discreet. My forte is building good relationships with my business clients, supporting them, guiding them, and being their cheer leader. Im known for my down to earth professional honest guidance in a confidential manner.
Venues Ive Helped:
I have been contacted by a large luxury corporate conference wedding venue in the South East of England after investing in their property, were surprised they were not converting enquiries into sales.
I have supported an independent start up wedding venue located in the South West of England, from those initial thoughts about changing their home, gardens and fields to offer weddings too, including what they needed to do structural, renovations and planning wise, developed their brand, wrote their contracts and policies and procedures, and took on their event management as they outsourced their wedding planning to us as experts running several wedding days that received 5 star reviews.
We provided advice to a coastal holiday let business with outdoor space who wanted advice if their business was suitable to offer as a wedding venue.
Currently working with a stately manor wanting to set up as a wedding venue in the South West of England, and an established historic licensed wedding venue wanting sustainability and growth, now Im working in partnership managing their weddings under their umbrella
We have ourselves owned property and venues and have turned them around increasing profitability in Essex, Sussex and Somerset.
Are You Ready to Say Hello And Plot Your Business Growth?
I really look forward to hearing from you, I love what I do and those who know me, are aware I love to help others to thrive, so contact me to discover if we are a match to work together.
WEDDING business coaching
Are you thinking of setting up as a wedding supplier, or want to elevate your business career?
Hello Im Amanda-Louise!
With over 30+ years in business, a successful current weddings and hospitality events business and a new small current funeral directors, Im passionate to share my knowledge and experience to help and inspire fellow entrepreneurs.
With a skill set from owning events venue with hospitality and accommodation, project management, logistics, branding, marketing, staffing, celebrants, public speaking and trainer, I have first hand knowledge of whats needed to be a successful self employed small business in the world of weddings, hospitality and events.
My down to earth and honest style allows you a safe place to discuss where you are, and where you want to be along with the challenges you currently face; in a confidential environment. You wont find me talking about you to others!
Ideal for Wedding Planners, Celebrants, Humanists, other Wedding Suppliers, or Establishments who are looking for some friendly but professional guidance, and someone to bounce ideas with.
How Does It Work?
I offer a range of support services including:
Practical Training Courses
Typical Areas Discussed
Branding and Identity
Problem Solving Individual Challenges
How To be Successful With a Saturated Wedding Market
Do I have the right criteria to be a Successful Celebrant
How Much Should I Charge, and What About Add On Elements
As a Funeral Celebrant, how do I introduce myself to a Funeral Director
What does it take to be a Wedding Planner
Should I invest in becoming licensed wedding venue for civil ceremonies
Health & Safety Regulations
Sole Trader or Limited Company
Systems and Processes
Printed Resources -v- digital
Wedding Fairs and Branded Shoots
Your Website and SEO
How To Convert An Enquiry Into a Booking
Growing the Business
Your Contracts or Terms and Conditions
Social Media Learning and Support
Will being a Celebrant Provide Me With a Full Time Job
Paid and Free Listing Directories
How Much Does My Support Cost?
We are all individual so Im very flexible to fit in with what works for you. We can discuss over telephone, face to face meeting or via online zoom meetings. We can have ad hoc time together, or scheduled support for a time period. Or for those who are interested in a workshop training session then just ask!
30 minutes online zoom call to find out where you are, where you want to be, particular challenges you face
Its one me - complimentary no charge
How To Get Started
You want to start a business, or have just started. You are seeking advice about your branding, your identity, your range of expertise and how to capitalize on that, how much you could charge, equipment, how to sell up, networking and relationships with fellow wedding suppliers and venues for example.
from £100 - for 60 minutes online zoom or face to face meeting
Lets discuss what documentation you will need, contracts, terms and conditions, how to hold client calls and to end positively
from £100 - for 60 minutes online zoom or face to face meeting
Ask a Question
Individual questions or something that is challenging you
from £50 - for 30 minutes online zoom or face to face meeting
Self Care & Wellbeing Support
We know working for ourselves can be isolating. This professional confidential support allows you to off load in a safe environment - its that saying 'its good to talk', ideal for funeral celebrants working with sensitive subjects (Im also trained in grief counselling), or for all professionals who want to 'check-in' how they are coping with business and home life (Im also trained in mental health). This time gives you time out to look after you.
from £50 - for 30 minutes online zoom or face to face meeting
Training Course/Workshops for Business Entrepreneurs & Venue Management & Teams
A chance to get in the classroom to up-skill and build confidence in business management and marketing, practical knowledge how to be successful celebrant and/or wedding planner . As a trained trainer my lessons on key subjects are ready to be delivered, or ask about a tailored made course for your particularly needs.
Contact me for investment costs and dates
Private Consultancy for Venues
For land owners thinking of setting up as a wedding venue, or existing establishment that is looking for guidance to grow the business, then my consultancy is ideal for your needs. Starts with half day consultation. Available to upgrade and out source your event management to my business.
Contact me for investment costs - see our dedicated page
Business Client Mentor Review
"Amanda-Louise has been an exceptional mentor to me. Her wealth of knowledge and experience in the wedding industry and as a celebrant, which she has willingly shared, has been invaluable. She listens carefully and understands my concerns and gently guides me to find my own solutions. This has allowed me to grow professionally.I am so grateful for Amanda-Louise’s support and ongoing guidance - and her sense of humour! I would recommend her to anyone!" - Jane from Devon
Are You Ready to Say Hello And Focus On You and Your Wedding Career?
I really look forward to hearing from you, I love what I do and those who know me, are aware I love to help others, so contact me to discover if Im your professional friendly business support mentor.
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