Venue Coordinator vs. Wedding Planner

May 17, 2017 - Alana - venue, wedding,

Recently, we came across an article comparing On-Site Venue Coordinators to Event Planners. To summarize, they got it totally wrong, at least for us! The blog went on to state that venue coordinators responsibilities are to assist the customer with venue related details outlined in your contract. On the flip side, the article talked about event planners really being the ones who are focused on the customer and all the details.

Here at Willow Tree Grove, you don’t need to worry about a thing, because we act as both! We are here to not only assist you in coordinating venue related details, we are also here to support you and assist you in the coordination of just about every aspect of your event. We are here to outline every single detail of your wedding day, rehearsal, and even rehearsal dinner. We are with you every step of the way, from the initial sight tour, to the negotiating and deciding on a catering menu, to helping you load in your decorations, to all the logistics and the flow of your event. This is what makes Willow Tree Grove truly unique!

Our advice is to check with your venue before you make a decision about hiring an event planner. Make sure you ask questions so you have a clear understanding of what the venue coordinator will do for you and what she/he won’t. If the venue coordinator doesn’t cover all aspects of your special event, and you think you will need the extra help, it might be a good idea to hire an event planner.