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Getting to Know the Venue Manager of Aurora Cellars

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Between making sure the Farmhouse Estate is in tip-top shape for our many weddings and our tasting room being ready for other events, our Venue Manager does a lot behind the scenes at Aurora Cellars. We sat down with Abigail to learn a little more about her job and why she loves what she does.

Q: What is your title and job duties with the Aurora Cellars Events Team?

A: I am the Venue Logistics Coordinator. When we book an event, my job is to connect with our client(s) and guide them through the process of hosting an event at our venue. My job is all about the details because it takes a lot to keep a wedding venue looking 5-Star. It can get busy and hectic sometimes, keeping track of everything, but I really do love it.

Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself.

A: I have lived in TC all but three years of my life and I love it! My parents made the wonderful decision to homeschool my three siblings and I. That really allowed me to discover a lot about the world and my faith. After high school, I attended Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) for one year and earned my baking certificate. Someday down the road I would like to open a bakery, but there are a lot of things I would love to do first, like travel more and start a family.

Q: How did you get involved in event planning?

A: While I was at NMC, I got heavily involved in their Student Ambassador program. I quickly became a leader within the team as we planned student activities and volunteered around the campus. It was such a fun experience and I craved more of that atmosphere. Ever since I was young, I dreamed of becoming an individual that was involved in the wedding arena. Previously, I had started pursuing wedding cake decorating, but quickly switched gears once I discovered event planning.

Q: What is your favorite part about being involved in a couple’s special day?

A: Like a lot of little girls, I dream about my wedding day and LOVE love! I feel so blessed to witness our couple’s devotion to each other. Not only that, but I get to help create a beautiful evening for them and everyone they hold dear.  Marriage is a beautiful union, and I think that it is only fitting that you have a huge party to celebrate the new chapter it brings in.

Q: If you had to choose your favorite area of the Estate, what would it be and why?

A: Oh, man. The entire Estate is gorgeous, and I can’t take credit for it. It is a little slice of heaven and a lot of work is put in by our groundskeeper and crew to enhance and maintain its natural beauty. Everyday I marvel at the intricate details in nature and feel blessed to live on this earth. If I had to pick one spot though, I think I would choose the beautiful cast iron bench that sits under the arbor in front of one of our baby willow trees. It gets the perfect amount of sunlight throughout the day and is highlighted by the wisteria that has just been planted around it. I could enjoy it all day long.

Q: Anything specific you are looking forward to this upcoming wedding season?

A: Diving in! Getting to help with all these great weddings and events, meeting vendors in the area and just being involved in the industry in general.

Abigail isn’t the only person working behind the scenes to make our couples’ special day amazing. 

When you first book our Estate, you speak with our Director of Event Sales, Kristi. She has been part of Team Aurora for nearly five years. Kristi has more than 20 years of national sales and customer service experience. She oversees all wedding, corporate, non-profit, private, and wine event sales. If you would like to learn more about our gorgeous Estate, contact her at events@auroracellars.com.

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