Mountain vistas add “wow” to catered events
Founded: May 2009.
Elevator pitch: I own an amazing 6,000-square-foot, Tuscan-style, events’ venue that boasts the most breathtaking views of the Superstition Mountains in beautiful Gold Canyon, Arizona. We provide everything from chairs, tables and linens to full service catering, entertainment, bar, flowers, cake, ceremonies and more! Customer service is a priority and our attention to detail is exceptional! We can handle up to 200 guests for weddings, corporate events, quinceañeras, theme parties and anniversaries – any type of celebration, really.
Professional background: Degree in Travel and Tourism; member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and the Wedding and Event Network.
Career highlights: Being in business for over three years and only getting rave reviews from my clients. I am very proud to know that we are doing an exceptional job in making special memories for our clients.
Most challenging aspect of being a small business owner: My location.
Next business goal: To open a second location in another part of the Valley or, possibly, in California (near the beach!).
Best business advice you have received: Work smarter not harder – I hire pros to do what they do best, which allows me to do what I do best.
Important business milestone: Opening my business at the peak of the recession and successfully building clientele from year to year.
Adjustments made to survive the slow economy? Offering discounts and working with my clients to offer the best service while staying within their budget.
If you could do it all over again, what you would do differently? I would have designed and opened my venue in a more central location.