Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Brides on Broadway

This event in downtown Eugene introducing aspiring wedding couples to vendors and venue's was attended by Bert representing the McKenzie River Inn. Beautiful sunny weather outside and a great atmosphere inside. I was asked many questions mainly by brides and/or their Moms who sometimes were very surprised (weddings at the McKenzie river must be very expensive) to hear how affordable a wedding venue at the McKenzie river as ours can be, especially when comparing it to other venue's in the Eugene area. 
I noticed that many wedding couples are often not enough informed about what we have to offer and the great value we are. Understanding that we help to plan their wedding through all the steps from the introduction to the place and to the clean up after the wedding was an eyeopener for many young couples. How about connecting wedding couples to other vendors for their special needs, like helicopter flights to and from the venue, arriving in a guided McKenzie Driftboat, wine tasting events, to name a few. I also presented a picture how I would be involved in their wedding for about 40 to 45 hours on average. Next to preparing the site, marketing, attending shows like this one in Eugene, ordering flowers etc. and aside of other employees putting in their time, it creates a better perspective for them of what is involved to create lifetime memories and make your wedding a memorable one. All in all I made many attendees aware of the endless possibilities and had them leave the show with a handful of brochures and a smile on their face.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Valentine's Day Dinner

Last weekend we celebrated Valentines Day with dinner. Hubertina and Ellie prepared the dining room in the Lodge with special decorations and ambience. These are some of the reviews guests left: "Very special, intimate and lovely. “This place is a dream away from home. We will be back. The Atrium room was romantic and perfect. Thank you for the serenity and the delicious homemade breakfast.” Our guest staying in the West Room were celebrating their anniversary and loved the intimacy of the dinner and the beautiful decorations. Keep looking out for our March event hosted by Hubertina.