February 27th : Laurel Ridge Winery 5-7 pm (Speaker)
**THANK YOU FOR BEING A MEMBER: FREE/COMPLIMENTARY to all our current members! And please bring a vendor friend who might want to attend! Never been to a meeting and want to come – please do! We would love to extend a complimentary invitation to this event, so you can see what our group is all about!
~ Catering/Food: TBD
~ Treats: Royalty Cakes by Bree
~ Drinks: Laurel Ridge Winery (1st glass complimentary, member pay per glass after)
~ Design & Rentals: BlackBird Designs
~ Speaker: Mary Czarnecki : Business and Marketing Advice
April 24th: TBD ( possible joint event with other networking group) 5 – 7pm (Networking)
May 29th or June 26th: TBD 5-7pm (Speaker)
October 30th: Vendor Halloween Party & Networking (5 – 7 pm)
November : TBD (possible joint event with other networking group)
Wine Country Wedding Professionals (WCWP) is a group dedicated to vendors in the wedding industry. We network and educate wedding and event professionals in the Willamette Valley, Portland, and surrounding area. Our goal is to help each other grow our businesses and refer others we have a connection with.
We meet four times a year: January, March, May, & October or November. We do not meet during the busy wedding season (June-October). Two meeting are casual and focused on networking with other professionals. The other two meetings include networking and an informational based topic.
Wine Country Wedding Professionals started in 2008 and has changed hands a few times. We all loved the close relationships built with fellow vendors and friends. AND so we chose to revive the group as a Non-Profit in 2017 – with a board of members each donating their own time and professional expertise, to help re-ignite and grow this group.
We are looking for host venues and volunteers who would like to share relevant topic content with all of us. Host venues will have the opportunity to stage and talk about the benefits of the venue. You can teach by speaking at a meeting or providing written blog content.
If you would like to be on our mailing list: please send an email to email@example.com
NEW MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE & FEES:
The new WCWP started in 2017 – Free of Charge to Members to participate. We simply asked for a $5 fee per member to cover website costs and to pay per meeting for food & wine directly. After a successful 2017, we have moved forward to creating WCWP as a Non-Profit. (We also plan to market to potential wedding clients as well.) Because of the costs associated with Non-Profit Status & Business – some increased costs have been incurred. We have been very transparent in where are funds go and how it benefits our Members.
So here is the new breakdown of Membership Fees / Structure for 2019:
COST: 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP $75
(runs January 2019 through December 2019)
WHAT YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
- FREE Entry to all 4 Meetings for the Year ($25 discount from paying Non-member fees per meeting)
- Entry includes: appetizers or food (Served by Venue or Venue’s Caterer of Choice). Wine/Spirits may be covered for first glass (will post per event) and served at $5+ a glass for member purchase afterwards.
- Website listing + picture / logo of choice
- Social Media Spotlight
- Blog Post Submission (2 per year per vendor)
- Able to participate with hosted event meetings
- Door Prizes purchased with excess funds for all members to enjoy
Non-Member Cost per Meeting : $25
PAY YOUR MEMBER SHIP FEE FOR THE YEAR OR PER EVENT HERE: