Thank you very much for your support over the past 24 months to help grow our business from a mediocre 7 weddings a year to 34 in 2016.
Wedding Dates continues to be very successful for us – many thanks for all your help.
Overseeing a group of hotels from a distance whose main focuses are weddings can be difficult. With the help of wedding dates this makes tracking and monitoring each property an easy task. Being able to dial into every property from one portal to monitor enquiry, conversion and call statistics is perfect. I cannot rate WeddingDates highly enough and recommend it for any wedding site
My experience so far, more with the comms rather than the system has been very positive, I find the team extremely friendly and helpful and it's great to receive communication from each one on a regular basis. I would definitely recommend you to any of my clients.
I am very happy that our venue decided to sign up with WeddingDates which has been recommended to us by another venue. The team is great to work with and if you need any help they are there for you to assist. The site is easy to navigate and we have had a lot of enquiries since we signed up at the beginning of the year and we also booked 2 weeding’s within a short period of time which is amazing. I am very happy with the service and I and want to give a big thank you to all the team.
When we first joined WeddingDates last year, Vonla was a great help in getting us up and running and using the system to its full potential, and the whole team are always happy and willing to help if we need any extra support. The quality of enquiries coming through is very high and it is great for us to know that wedding couples are responded to immediately, whatever the time of day, and have the ability to check date availability themselves. WeddingDates offers a very convenient and user-friendly way for us to collate our wedding enquiries and ensure they are followed up consistently and promptly. It is easy to use and also provides useful statistics and reporting information. We would thoroughly recommend WeddingDates to other venues, as it certainly has had a positive impact on our wedding business over the last twelve months.
WeddingDates have been delightful to work with, Vonla and the team were a great help when joining this year! The site is easy to navigate round and we have valuable wedding enquiries and leads for our properties. Going forward I look forward to working more with Mark with regards to promotions and competitions we hope to run! Thank you for everything so far
We were recommended WeddingDates by a fellow venue and we have not been disappointed since joining their site. The service, support and knowledge is second to none and it has been such a positive addition to our marketing avenue for weddings. Our Wedding Coordinator is especially enjoying all of the tools made available to her and without a doubt not only makes her job that little easier, it has improved organisation and productivity.
I almost don’t want to tell you how fantastic we find Wedding Dates because they really are that good!! They deliver exactly what it says on the tin genuine wedding enquiries for dates that you have free in the diary what are you waiting for?
We have been using WeddingDates for a few months now and have been delighted with the support we receive from the team. They are constantly providing us with suggestions and useful tips and the system is simple, effective and easy to use. We are so pleased with the amount of enquiries we have already received from potential couples this year thanks to WeddingDates and are excited for building further relations both with potential couples and the team at WeddingDates – Thank You
The Take Over had a fantastic injection of new interest, it really is a great showcasing opportunity for your wedding business, PR and marketing for your venue. WeddingDates is at the forefront of how amazing your wedding business can evolve - I wouldn't think twice about it!
We thought we knew a lot about Weddings and the Administrative side of things as we perform over 150 weddings a year consistently. Hence I held off purchasing the WeddingDates program. How wrong I was! It will provide up to the minute information to the customers but just as important if used correctly saves your staff a significant amount of time in administrative duties. It's simple and easy to use with great results.
WeddingDates is a god send to me, as a wedding co-ordinator time is everything and WeddingDates have made it so much easier for me to save time. This is mainly by putting all my enquiries into one place and being able to set reminders on when I need to call and email couples. And also receiving the enquiries that come through the site itself. Vonla is lovely and really friendly to work with, it’s nice having someone to contact if you have any issues who will be there to help. Since I have been on WeddingDates I have seen many changes which have helped me, and it shows it's a site that is changing with the times and making it more user friendly. Will happily recommend this site to anyone who is in the business.
Personally I find that WeddingDates is a great way to get interest from couples searching for a Wedding Venue, and I am pleased with the amount of enquiries we get throughout the year. It is also helpful to be able to add events such as open evenings and wedding fayres, so overall it is a brilliant site to use.
I think WeddingDates is a fantastic website to be a part of. I am particularly impressed with the Facebook app for people to check availability and send through enquiries. I also think the staff there are fantastic - very helpful, nothing seems to be too much trouble and Aileen before she left was great with giving me advice on how to use social media for the hotel.
I met Ciara at the Hotel Marketing Conference in April 2014 and haven’t looked back since. We are owner managers in a small boutique style hotel that specialise in tailor made, exclusive weddings. As the FOH director I manage all enquiries and show rounds for weddings and felt that the platform of Wedding dates was the perfect add on to highlighting our unique services. I am delighted that we signed up, we have booked 8 weddings and received plenty of traffic to our website and indeed guests to our hotel. It is a win win scenario, we are thrilled to have won the wedding dates UK venue award for 2014. The training was first class, easy to follow and a great way of organising the large level of enquiries and the individual requirements. I would have no hesitation in highly recommending the services of Wedding dates.
We are getting the enquires from WeddingDates - we only had 15 weddings on the books for next year and are now sitting at 40 so its definitely working!
I am very happy with the service from WeddingDates, it is so straightforward to use and I cannot thank Aileen enough for all her help, I don’t know where I would be without her! She always has fantastic ideas for me and is always more than happy to work with me with regards to promoting special offers, events etc. Thank you!
Elite Hotels were introduced to WeddingDates during the 2013 Master Innholders Conference. We subsequently went on to include their innovative web portal within each of our hotel web sites. This tool has been instrumental in driving an increase in wedding enquiries. In addition, Ciara and her team, with their wide knowledge of the wedding market, have also proved to be an invaluable source of market intelligence and to supporting our hotels’ endeavours to grow their wedding business. For any hotel or venue wishing to increase their market share, I would highly recommend exploring the opportunities available through WeddingDates.
The WeddingDates website is so easy to use not only for our Sales Team but also for couples. The availability calendar is a very useful as customers can check availability before contacting us which makes the process easy and hassle free for the customer. The Legacy Farnham Hogs Back Hotel has used the WeddingDates to run a competition back in May. The process was very quick, easy and brought us new business. We also use the WeddingDates to advertise our Wedding Open Evenings. The team at Wedding Dates - Vonla, Karen and Aileen are very professional and helpful. Thank you for everything so far.
I can happy recommend use of the Wedding Dates website, and also the Enquiry Tool on your hotels own website. Since I’ve come on board here at the Glasshouse, I’ve found their website a valuable, and frequent source of incoming enquiries which have averaged at least 2 per day over the past couple of months. All enquiries are logged on their system, with an accurate revenue value derived from their anticipated numbers and your wedding package cost. From there, the enquiry can be managed and set to confirmed, lost, etc - allowing you to track conversion of the enquiries and the associated revenues. Their Enquiry Tool ensures that guests on the hotel site can submit a quick enquiry online to the hotel, which then also pulls into the same reporting process detailed above, allowing a more comprehensive overview of the volume of enquiries and successful conversion. You can also use it to set reminders and chases for each enquiry, so you never miss a follow-up with a prospective client. Can’t recommend it highly enough to be honest!
Bewley’s Hotels and Moran Hotel Group have been working with Ciara and the team in WeddingDates.co.uk for a number of years and have always found them to be helpful, innovative, forward thinking and adaptable. There is no challenge too big or too small and they always go the extra mile to ensure that we see results. We would highly recommend WeddingDates.co.uk
Our partnership with Wedding Dates has added great value to both of our businesses. The online calender is a really useful tool, which we have found eliminates unnecessary hassle for both our customers and our sales team. Not only that, but the back end of the site also provides a comprehensive enquiry management system, which we use for all our wedding enquiries. Set up was smooth and simple. The team at Wedding Dates are very professional and always on hand if needed.
We are hard to please but @WeddingDates & @ccrossan delivered the business as promised and at low cost. Lovely to work with too.
We’ve found WeddingDates really easy to use with the availability icon showing on our website and the office staff love the reminder system so useful in aiding them not to forget follow up calls as well as keeping track of meetings and general notes.
WeddingDates Calendars have provided an effective way for us to not only capture wedding leads through our website and social media but also to monitor and track the leads from initial enquiry to booking. The calendars themselves have proven to be very user friendly and been positively received by our customers. We would recommend this product to any business who is trying to improve how the track and capture wedding leads. Adding the Calandars to your website is a simple process and Ciara and her team are always on hand to support and provide advice on increasing leads and maximising how you use the calendars!
What I like about WeddingDates is not only the leads and confirmed weddings it has generated for us, but also the market insights it provides allowing us to benchmark our performance across our group and also our wider competitors. WeddingDates gives us a great insight into how our venues are performing in relation to weddings and this is very valuable to us.
We were a little apprehensive at first to sign up to WeddingDates mostly about sharing our availability - would a bride still enquire if we didn’t have her preferred date? We have been proved wrong in a spectacular fashion, with eight confirmed bookings from our first year. We’re also impressed by how much extra support you get from the team to help you sell more weddings. It’s a win all round.
I am delighted with the WeddingDates service as we've had so many valuable enquiries and the system is simple and easy to use. The support from Vonla and the team is fantastic too. Big thank you!
WeddingDates is a fantastic website which is not only great for ‘the happy couple’ but also from a hotelier’s perspective; all of our hotels use the system now and find it extremely beneficial. The ability to offer real time availability together with the ability to track enquiries and conversions is an amazing tool to have. Plus the whole team is so helpful and will bespoke the system to suit your needs - in short there’s no downside to working with the WeddingDates team.
The WeddingDates site is working very well for us, both as tool on our own website for potential brides and also as a way of managing enquiries. I have found it very simple so far in responding to the enquiries and also keeping our availability calendar up to date, which has been a very positive feature on our site so far.
In terms of feedback I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you and your team. I think your account management skills and online support offering are by far the best in the industry.
Best Western Salford Hall was lucky enough to be picked to trial with WeddingDates and we did not hesitate to pay the sign up fee after the trial had ended. The team are fantastic to work with and the business it has brought us is outstanding. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks guys!
We were so interested by the concept of WeddingDates that we thought we would try it out. So glad we did as it was a lot easier than I thought it would be and after only a couple of weeks we have 2 confirmed bookings. Thanks for all your help with getting started.