Upcoming events

    • October 18, 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661

    Join us at the historic Grant House on Officer's Row in Vancouver. 

    You will order your own breakfast from the menu, and pay your own bill, 
    so the costs will be less than normal.

    Venue & Catering

    The Grant House

    Parking:  Self in lot


    • Members - please log into your account to access the member ticket option.
    • Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting


    Chérie Ronning, WNUSA President

    • October 18, 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • TopGolf 2700 Esperanza Crossing, Austin, TX 78758

    WILCO Speed Networking 2.0 at TopGolf

    Hi WILCO Chapter, it’s time for your Speed Networking 2.0 meeting!

    I know, we are in the event industry and aren't shy, right?  C'mon, you know at networking events we all tend to drift to those we have met before, and new folks find it hard to crack into the conversation.  The Speed Networking event will be our second of the year for the WILCO Chapter. It is designed to meet as many people as possible in a one hour period.  You get to do what all of us humans love to do and talk about yourself for a minute, and then you listen to what the other person has to say for a minute, and then we yell, "SWITCH"! This event is a GREAT opportunity to strengthen the working relationships you have with other members AND to form new ones!

    Here's some good reading on how to become an active listener (because apparently, we suck at that according to the statistics): 


    MAKE SURE YOU BRING BUSINESS CARDS because you will be handing them out to each person in front of you during the speed networking. There will NOT be time to have a long conversation with those you meet at this event so we urge you to follow up with those folks you are interested in getting to know better via email or phone call after the meeting. Schedule a time to get together and go into depth about each other's businesses and begin to develop that networking relationship. That's what it's all about, right?

    Because this is such a fun venue, we decided to make this a Happy Hour meeting! We will have appetizers during registration from 5:00-5:30pm and then we will do speed networking from 5:30-6:30pm. There will be a cash bar available for the duration of the meeting. The icing on the cake is that the venue has reserved four golf bays for us to hit some ball from 6:30-7:00pm. That’s a great opportunity to continue networking with someone you made a connection with during the speed portion. 

    Venue and Caterer


    Photography and Centerpieces



    Self Parking


    • Please RSVP by the Monday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
    • All RSVP's after Monday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.


    Michelle Bromley, Austin Chapter Director

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email austin@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

    • October 25, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Columbia Winery- 14030 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072

     Sales for Event Professionals

    Mitch Taylor believes Success is in Serving, not Selling.  He works with Event Professionals who have the challenge of connecting with clients and closing sales.  He teaches ways to research prospects most effectively, what questions to ask before talking about anything, positioning yourself as an expert so your clients recognize you for it, and creating a new way to present your services at the close.  

    **Since this is our October meeting, costumes ARE encouraged**

    Speaker:  Mitch Taylor of Taylored Sales  

    Mitch helps attendees break down the sales process and learn how to build stronger relationships that helped him grow his event company into a six-figure business in a town so small the nearest Starbucks was 60 miles away until they finally opened one in April of this year.  A Jeffrey Gitomer licensed trainer, his mission is to help people succeed and help them find new ways to GIVE VALUE FIRST.  He is the author of S.A.L.E.S. 4 Event Pros, co-author of Creating Connections:  31 Days to Building Stronger & Deeper Relationships, and producer of a weekly podcast of the same name and a weekday motivational Facebook Live segment, #LiveAt755.  

    Venue:  Columbia Winery

    One of the largest winery wedding spaces in Washington, Columbia Winery can accommodate receptions for up to 225 people for seated events and 300 for standing reception-style events with ample parking. In 2015, Columbia Winery was selected by Washington Tasting Room Magazine as the #2 location to host a wedding in Washington!

    Fully renovated in early 2017, Columbia Winery offers a selection of elegant and unique event settings, including the signature wine country ambiance of our Barrel Room. Nestled in the heart of Woodinville wine country, we offer both indoor and outdoor spaces to create the perfect environment for any wedding style. Our picturesque venues throughout the property can help you create an unforgettable occasion large or small.

    The staff at Columbia Winery works closely with local caterers and vendors to provide the best of the Northwest. Enjoy a selection of fine wines from Columbia Winery to complement any meal perfectly and enlist one of their wine educators to add a special touch to the occasion.

    Catering:  Shooby Doo Catering

    Service beyond expectation is what Shooby Doo Catering strives to bring to your special event.  We provide full service catering to the Greater Seattle Area emphasizing all-natural, organic and sustainable cuisine whenever possible.  Bar service, craft cocktails and full service rentals are coordinated for your convenience by our friendly staff.  We have created hundreds of memorable experiences for our guests who have previously named us best Wedding Caterer on King 5's Best of Western Washington.  Whether you have a wedding, corporate event or private party in the works, Shooby Doo Catering will help you plan a classy and tasty event that will surely impress your guests.

    Contributing Wedding Professionals


    Passed Appetizers:
    • Cheese Crisp with Crispy Mushrooms with brie and mushroom mousse
    • Duck Confit Filo Cups with pomegranate served in filo cups
    Buffet Dinner:
    • Artisan Apple Salad with artisan greens, sliced apples, candied walnuts, and gorgonzola cheese tossed with apple cider vinaigrette
    • Chicken Piccata sautéed with capers and lemon
    • Flat Iron Steak grilled, sliced and served with salsa verde
    • Mushroom Turnover (for Vegetarians only) wrapped in film dough served with a porcini cream sauce
    • Truffle Mac and Cheese finished with white truffle oil
    • Grilled Vegetables with marinated squash, eggplant, sweet onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers, grilled and finished with balsamic reduction
    • Bread and Butter
    • Pumpkin Creme Brûlée Tartlets


    Ample self-parking is available in Columbia Winery's lot.


    • Please RSVP by the Friday before the meeting to take advantage of discounted pricing
    • All RSVP's after Friday (and walk-ups) will be assessed a late fee.


    Rebecca Grant, Seattle Chapter Director

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email seattle@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

    • November 01, 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • The Sanctuary Golf Course, 7549 N Daniels Park Rd, Sedalia, CO 80135

    Topic:  Get Styled, Get Published, Get Paid 

    Speaker: The Roadshow Wedding

    Syed Yaqeen & Tonia Adleta

    Have you put time into a styled shoot, or into shooting your event, and found that no one is interested in the images and story you're trying to tell? Have you run into professionals who just aren't interested in putting 100% into the shoot? Or have you had trouble figuring out how to use the shoot and publication in your marketing? Join us as we learn how to truly set up a styled shoot. We will cover the research into what publications are looking for, vendor selection and performance, setting up for the right shots, marketing the first round, and marketing the same shoot, as well as publications, year over year. We will also be having a fabulous dinner at the Sanctuary so come hungry!

    The Roadshow Wedding was born of the idea that the world is a place of endless beauty and creativity to be explored. Two creative professionals, both respected authorities and educators in the wedding and special events industries, with an incurable case of wanderlust. 

    Using the canvas of a styled shoot to both create art and to teach the techniques and thought process behind it all, Syed Yaqeen and Tonia Adleta have taken to the road to collaborate with and teach fellow wedding and event professionals around the world. 

    Syed Yaqeen is an award-winning visual story-teller, educator and mentor. Based in New York City and traveling worldwide for both his art and his clients, Syed brings an eye for story - along with decades of experience to impart. Highly sought after in high fashion and bridal markets, editorial and by wedding couples around the world, Syed provides the insight of one of the best photographers in the business to learn from - whether you're holding the camera or designing for it. 

    Tonia Adleta is the owner and Creative Director of Aribella Events, an award-winning wedding and event planning and floral design company based in Philadelphia. With her passport in one hand and coffee in the next, she sees beauty in the details and weaves those details together to tell a story. As an educator and mentor, she provides insight to the full spectrum of the creative process, from overall vision to detailed execution, as well as how to co-create and execute a vision in partnership. 

    Together Syed and Tonia's work has been featured in over 50 publications, both print and digital, including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, Grace Ormonde, Inside Weddings, Chicago Bride, Weddings Unveiled, Bridal Musings, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Carats and Cake, The Knot, Brides Magazine, Wedding Wire, Burnett's Board, and Munaluchi Bride, along with dozens of others. 

    Venue: The Sanctuary Golf Course

    Personalized Service

    Six hours of private facility rental time will allow you and your guests to enjoy the venue exclusively. Onsite coordination is provided to ensure you get through the details of your wedding day worry-free. All guests are served by our award-winning food and beverage staff, as well as treated to complimentary valet parking.

    Incredible Food

    From delicate passed hors d’oeuvres to a Colorado barbeque buffet, our unparalleled menus have a wide variety to choose from.

    Stunning Decor

    Surrounded by mountain views, this beautiful venue has multiple fireplaces, custom wood details and intricate stonework creating a rustic Colorado feel.

    Contributing Wedding Professionals

    Parking:  Self Park


    • The first 5 paid registrants will be asked to arrive early for complimentary head shots with Syed Yaqeen. (If you cannot make it early your space will be given to the next registrant.)
    • To take advantage of discounted pricing please register by October 15th. Late registration fees will begin on October 27th.


    Laney Hall, Denver Chapter Director

    • Ticket purchase is valid for this event only and non-refundable.  Ticket may not be used for any future events.
    • An RSVP without payment is still considered an RSVP and you will be responsible to pay whether you attend or not.  You may cancel your RSVP by going to your profile on the website.
    • If you are unable to attend, someone else may come in your place - please email denver@weddingnetworkusa.com and your guest to verify.

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