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Vendor Q&A: Antonia Baker Experience

If you’re planning a wedding or big event, hiring a planner should be first on the list of to-dos. A professional planner will guide you through each step of the process, and most importantly, execute your vision. In addition to extensive knowledge of what makes an event successful, their connections to other vendors will minimize your research and allow you to fully enjoy the experience. Meet Antonia Baker, one of our preferred planners, who’s refined skillset comes from years of management in the corporate events world. She has some great tidbits of advice, including her take on downtime – and…
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Tropical party design; photo credit Sarandipity Photography

Four designs that will give your event the WOW factor

So, you’re hosting an event. The basics are probably what come to mind – select a date, book a venue, pick a menu, choose a bar package, contemplate music, and you’re off to the races. All of the above certainly contribute to a successful celebration, in a mandatory sort of way. But, what if you flipped the script on the everyday party planning list and start with a theme? Depending on the type of event – the sky is really the limit in terms of what a theme could be. In addition to serving as a guide to the entire…
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Wedding Room Block FAQ

If you are planning a wedding or special event, chances are you will want to book a room “block,” or set number of rate-protected rooms, at a hotel in close proximity to your venue. Like any aspect of event planning, there are many questions and considerations involved with this process. On the hotel and venue side, our team handles these requests on a daily basis so we thought it would be helpful to share some insight into how the process works at Airlie. Answered by our own Director of Rooms, Suzanne Gilmartin, here are our top frequently asked questions about setting…
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Recently Engaged? Read This First!

Photo credit: Krysta Norman Photography You said yes! And announced the happy news to your family, friends, and the world of social media. Without a doubt, some questions have come hurtling your way. “When’s the big day? Where are you getting married? Plated or buffet? Who’s your photographer?” Take a deep breath, and all the time you need. The planning process is a hefty one, with many questions and considerations. And while we certainly don’t have all the answers, our role as a coveted host venue has given us an insider’s view to wedding planning. Here are the top 5 decisions…
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