It’s Spotlight Day! Where we introduce you to incredible Orlando wedding venues and vendors, and the stories behind their companies who help Wedding Venue Map couples have their best wedding day.
When people ask “what do you do”, how do you answer?
I do Sales and Marketing. We have a team approach to planning weddings at Venue 1902! I do not stop after we book a couple! We all work to help them throughout the entire process!
What did you do before you did this?
I was in school Full time (to become a social worker) and had a small baking business!
When and how did you get into the wedding industry?
I had a background in design and when my daughter got married at Venue 1902, I planned her entire wedding, after her wedding I was offered a part time job at Venue 1902. The rest as they say is History!
What is your favorite thing about what you do? What’s your WHY?
I love learning new things and meeting awesome people! Working at Venue 1902 has given me the opportunity to learn and develop new skills. I am always up for a challenge and love the diversity that comes from working in the wedding industry!
What motivates you to do this every day?
I feel it is such a privileged to play a role in a couple’s wedding! I sincerely love the fact we get to be involved in one of the most important days of their lives! I also believe that every couple is unique and every wedding is special!
What is the best compliment you have received from a client?
This is hard, but I am so grateful when they say I am honest and genuine. It keeps me humble and reminds me to continue to be real and down to earth.
How did you decide on the name of your company?
Lisa named the Venue before I started working there! It was built in 1902, so it makes sense to be called Venue 1902!
What is important for clients to know about your company before they book you?
We only do one wedding a day! We believe in making their wedding day all about the couple and giving our full attention to helping them have the best day ever!
What type of events do you specialize in?
Tell us about your favorite type of engaged couple.
The one that books a wedding at Venue 1902! They are all awesome!
Why do couples hire you?
They hire us because we have an incredible Venue that is unique and we offer packages that are designed to offer a stress-free wedding day! We don’t just book Brides we build relationships with our couples.
What does your most popular package include?
11 am to 11 pm
● Day of Coordinator
● Large Bride’s Suite and Groom’s Room
● Indoor or Garden Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Sites
● Tables, Chairs, and Bars with Setup and Breakdown
● Valet Parking and Venue Concierge Staff
● One Hour Rehearsal
● Use of Indoor Space as Rain Backup Plan
● Brunch for the Wedding Party
● Auditorium Reset between Ceremony and Reception
Tell us about some of your package options and the prices for these packages.
We include a rehearsal, brunch for the wedding party, valet parking! Weekday pricing starts at 3500 and from there you can go up to 8000. for our top package that includes a sparkler exit and church pews, custom arch options and so much more!
What are the most common questions you get asked by brides and/or grooms?
Aleshia, How are you so funny? Just kidding, they want to know do we allow outside catering? Do we have a rain plan? Is 10-10-2020 available! Do you include a rehearsal?
The best piece of advice for brides or grooms.
Always have a rain back up plan! It is Florida and we all know Florida weather does what Florida weather wants to!
Here is what some previous couples had to say…
“I don’t know of any other Venue that serves their Bride’s the way Venue 1902 does! … I love everything about this Venue and they made my wedding experience one I will never forget!” – Mikaylah M.
“We lost our Venue and started looking for new Venues near Orlando. We found Venue 1902- it didn’t take long to decide this place was perfect! …The icing on the cake was when we reached out to Aleshia and she was so kind and prepared to make our day special! If you get the opportunity to work with this Venue, please don’t hesitate they are worth it in every way!” – Syd H.
“For your wedding, you deserve the absolute best, which is what you’ll find at Venue 1902. My husband and I were not only in awe of the venue itself, but loved how amazing the staff is. The early stages of planning a wedding can be stressful and feel overwhelming, but the Venue 1902 staff made it easy. Aleshia gave us our first tour and was able to help us envision everything our wedding could be. (The all-in-one space and included rain plan made this venue an obvious choice!)
We booked most of our vendors using their suggested vendor list (and were more than impressed with the professionalism of every single one of them). Kim was prompt and kind in answering my endless questions as the wedding day approached, which is a breath of fresh air considering some venues won’t get back to you at all! After our final walk-through with Ashley and Kim, we knew our wedding day would go off without a hitch, as they had answers for all of our final questions and suggestions about things we hadn’t yet considered.
Lisa has built an amazing space and surrounded herself with an incredible, dependable team. We had the time of our lives on the wedding day and would 10/10 recommend this venue for anyone looking for an event space in central Florida.” – Janaye G.