We had the good fortune of connecting with Teresa Barron and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Teresa, how does your business help the community?
This was one of the main reasons we opened our venue. We truly needed a wedding/event venue of our size in our community and surrounding communities. People tell us this all the time. “We needed a place like this in our area!” Not only have we hosted weddings/vow renewals/birthday events, but we have also hosted numerous school events from local and surrounding community schools. We have hosted proms, banquets, professionals learning retreats, etc.. This really touches my heart since of was a teacher for 14 years at Splendora ISD. We have also hosted several events/luncheons for the local Chamber of Commerce and luncheons/Christmas parties for other surrounding businesses.
We have also developed a very good relationship with many local vendors. Therefore, we are able to recommend many vendors to our clients that also promotes local business opportunity and success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
In 2019 we decided to buy some land here in Splendora where we live and build a wedding venue. Prior to that I was teacher. That next school year I quit my teaching job to help start the business. That was a very scary and challenging career change. We started the research and my husband being a builder decided to build it himself. We started building December 2019. That was also challenging because he had never built any type of commercial buildings. We had no idea how long it would take to get started waiting on all the different permits required before you can even start the building process. Then in February 2020, when we finally got our building to a point where we could start doing tours, everything shut down in March because of COVID. That was another challenging point, but we just kept the building process going and did a lot of praying. We never stopped building the business. Today, we are so proud of our successful wedding venue and all the connections we have developed along the way. The support was overwhelming. You can never have too many friends. Our venue has a capacity of 300 and it was built to attract couples of many different styles. Our community definitely needed this in our area. Being the owner of a successful wedding venue has been stressful along the way, but in the end the gratification and enjoyment makes it all worth it.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
This is really difficult to narrow down to one person or one business that gave us the needed support and mentorship. First, and foremost, I give God the most credit for helping us get started and becoming successful. Next my family! My husband Wesley and his good friend TJ Knox(which we consider family) for seeing the vision and building the venue. My daughter, Courtney, for giving up her career to work full time for the venue and supporting us through all the decisions that were made. Her husband, Ryland, for working all day and then coming home to tend to a baby, so Courtney could do tours in the evening. My son, Casey, and his very talented wife, Lindsey, for giving us every extra minute they have, to help with many different jobs.
I also want to give a big shoutout to Kristin Binford with Venue Accelerator. She is a true treasure that I found in my search for a successful wedding venue. She is a venue owner coach that helped us every step of the way. I am so thankful I found her class because it was truly a huge benefit to our business. She has also connected us to many venue owners that have become true mentors for our business.
There were so many friends and vendors that supported us and encouraged us along the way. I am so thankful! We are a blessed family.
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