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The 2nd Annual Santa Barbara

Wedding & Hospitality Summit

A Mastermind Virtual Summit Experience

dedicated to the leaders in our industry

Last year's first annual Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit "Define, Design, Evolve" sold out 3 months in advance. The whole concept of a Santa Barbara Wedding Summit was founded as an opportunity to serve Santa Barbara wedding and hospitality professionals providing top-notch, fresh industry education as well as provide the opportunity for conversation and collaboration between the leaders in our local industry looking at the issues that face us specifically as Santa Barbara wedding & hospitality professionals in our world-renowned location. 


This year, we have re-imagined the 2nd Annual State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit and taken it to a whole other level.  Considered a "Mastermind" event, participants will experience an epic, all-day-long Summit Retreat dedicated to wedding business education for leaders, providing national and local Santa Barbara wedding business information, as well as a featured key note speaker you won't want to miss: internationally-acclaimed wedding business expert Liene Stevens from Think Splendid* will provide a dedicated workshop/chat for several hours in the heart of our day touching on topics such as the state of the wedding industry; what to charge (applicable to any wedding business), what your marketing plan for 2020 and beyond needs to include and why; and comments on the current wedding downspend  affecting everyone nationally.   If you aren't familiar with Liene, you should be... she's constantly in demand all over the world as the premiere wedding business strategist.  


Want to take a peek at what we have on the agenda and see what other invaluable topics we are covering with professional experts, including an attorney addressing internship considerations and a financial advisor addressing retirement and investments for small businesses and sole proprietorships?  See below.   Prepare to be dazzled.  Your investment for an entire day of world-class education, Welcome Champagne Brunch in Holden Garden, and relaxation with other Santa Barbara movers and shakers, all ending with a Farewell Cocktail Party under the stars will no doubt provide more than a return.   Best part of all?  You don't have to fly somewhere for top notch quality education.  We are providing it all here in the iconic location of Music Academy of the West.   There is no doubt this may be the industry mastermind event of the year in Santa Barbara.     

All Day Summit Pass  $350 through January 30, 2020  ($375 after) 

we can offer a split payment plan for those who need it.  please inquire.

We are offering 60 seats maximum for this event, making it a highly-exclusive and focused specialty experience sure to sell out quickly.  We have also opened it to event professional leaders in Northern and Southern California to create a destination getaway summit experience.  If you are attending from out of town, contact us for hotel recommendations.

Tuesday, MARCH 3, 2020. 

9:00am to 8:00pm

Agenda Below

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Our Featured Speakers

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Keynote | Think Splendid

Known as one of the most in-demand wedding business strategists in the world, Ms. Stevens delivers a several hour keynote/workshop addressing top topics including the state of the wedding industry, what you need in your 2020 marketing plan and why, what you need to charge (applicable to all wedding businesses), trend mentions and finally: the current wedding downspend happening nationally.

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Featured "Vignette Speaker"

Get a brief update on private estates and the County of Santa Barbara and private events, as well as a few other niche updates pertinent to our Santa Barbara industry.

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Attorney | Light Gabler Law

From hiring interns, online reviews, "deposit" vs. "retainer", and more, Mr. Light gives it to us straight with all the latest laws & things to be aware of.



Certified Financial Advisor | Transamerica Financial

Build wealth.  Ms Guevara shows us how even seasonal, creative businesses can have retirement & investment in their future.



Creative | Mike Adams Art

Long time photographer & artist Mike Adams gives us a hilarious and radically authentic look at "Doing Shit That Matters" - a fun reminder of why we do what we do in this industry.

Contributing Sponsors

This incredible experience would not be possible without the generosity of the following sponsors
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Seasons Catering

exclusive catering sponsor

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SPARK Creative Events

special video panel & a/v

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Cody Floral Design

floral design

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Creative Coverings

linens & custom-designed  swag bags

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Chris Wooley, Guitarist

 music for champagne brunch

Summer Music Performance
Will Your Name Be Here?

cocktail entertainment (acoustic)

Will Your Name Be Here?

aerialist or specialty entertainment feature

Blue Star Parking & Valet

valet & parking sponsor

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Islay Events

lighting & decor

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Pac West Blooms

floral design

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Ventura Rental Party & Events

welcome champagne & partial rentals

Emily Merrill Photography

event photography

Side Sofa
Will Your Name Be Here?

specialty rental items

Fruity Cocktails
Will Your Name Be Here?

Wine, Beer & Liquor Donor

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