The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel; Winston-Salem, North Carolina Newest Wedding Venue To Offer Wedding QuickQuotes

July 21, 2017  |   Client News,WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel; Winston-Salem, North Carolina Newest Wedding Venue To Offer Wedding QuickQuotes

The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel; Winston-Salem, North Carolina is now facilitating wedding venue selection by providing wedding planners an instant response solution, including: Wedding Date Availability! Estimated Cost! Instantly! Get A Wedding QuickQuote | View WeddingQuote4You Page When it’s time to tie the knot in sweet Southern tradition, Kimpton Cardinal Hotel is the place to make everything official. Because here in the historic R.J. Reynolds building, we can’t think of a more lushly elegant backdrop for your big day. Bridal showers, bachelorette parties and post-wedding brunches come to life in The Katharine, our bright, open American brasserie. Two enchanting ballrooms are available to host the ceremony and reception. Even the ladies’ room is something special with its boudoir-esque aesthetic and ample space to primp. At the end of your big day, toast to forever, under a sky full of stars, twinkling just for the two of you. Complimentary morning coffee and afternoon hosted wine hour 6,375 square feet of wedding event space, including rooms with views on the 20th floor Bowling alley, basketball, pool table, poker tables and more for your guests’ pleasure 174 relaxing guest rooms and 15 captivating suites Exquisite catering by The Katharine Central location in downtown Winston-Salem Visit The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel Website Winston-Salem, North Carolina Winston-Salem is conveniently located in the center of the state, also known as the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Visit Winston-Salem Website Surrounding cities: Greensboro: 32 miles east Charlotte: 84 miles southwest Raleigh: 110 miles east Asheville: 145 miles southwest Wilmington: 237 miles southeast Wedding Destinations and Quote | Wedding QuickQuote | WeddingQuote4You Today 90% of all brides and wedding consultants use the internet to find the right place at the right price. The process is frustrating and their most common complaint is slow response time. Wedding Destinations and Quote is an Online Destination Directory of Wedding Venues using Wedding QuickQuote — The Instant Response Solution — that is replacing the outdated request for information forms. Virtually providing 24/7 access to a wedding venue’s catering office, each WeddingQuote4You Page displays property information, photos and destination information with a link to the Wedding QuickQuote Application. “Pick & Click” your way through a venue’s customized application selection of packages and amenities; the process is quick, easy and your answer is instant.

Holiday Inn Norwich Hotel, Connecticut Newest Wedding Venue To Offer Wedding QuickQuotes

July 21, 2017  |   Client News,News,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Holiday Inn Norwich Hotel, Connecticut Newest Wedding Venue To Offer Wedding QuickQuotes

The Holiday Inn Norwich, Connecticut becomes the second Holiday Inn property to provide wedding planners an instant response solution, including: Wedding Date Availability! Estimated Cost! Instantly! Request A Holiday Inn Wedding QuickQuote | View the Holiday Inn WeddingQuote4You Card Holiday Inn Hotel; Norwich, Connecticut Picture Perfect Norwich Wedding Venues & Beautiful Backdrops Wedding ceremonies and receptions in Norwich, Connecticut are our specialty. Allow our wedding team at Holiday Inn Norwich to help craft your dream day from start to finish. Our versatile, elegant Chelsearose Ballroom with 19-foot ceilings can comfortably host up to 400 of your closest family & friends. When it comes to dining, our venue has the ability to host all of your wedding events from your engagement party to the bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception or Sunday brunch. Our staff can accommodate all ethnic customs and traditions, from Indian to Arab weddings, Pakistani, Afghani, Punjabi, Gujarati, and Iranian, and our outstanding catering wedding package easily accommodates vegetarian and halal needs. We also include a complimentary overnight room with champagne & chocolate dipped strawberries for the bride and groom on their wedding night. Hotel Website Norwich, Connecticut Norwich, CT Hotel Near Mohegan Sun Casino and Family Fun Located in Norwich, CT, the Holiday Inn Norwich is in the center of it all. We are in close proximity to exciting casinos, parks, and attractions, including Rocky Neck State Park and Ocean Beach Park, which features a boardwalk with arcade games and rides. Enjoy riveting entertainment, dining and gaming at Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Casino, two of the region's largest casinos only minutes away. Explore the waterfront aquarium at Mystic Seaport, catch a minor league Connecticut Tigers game at Dodd Stadium or take the kids to see a T.Rex at the Dinosaur Place. You'll also discover endless recreation, such as boating, fishing, golf and hiking just a few miles from our suburban Norwich, CT hotel. Whether your are in town on business or leisure, our hotel is convenient to a multitude of local shops and restaurants, a local business park and three airports. Wedding Destinations and Quote | Wedding QuickQuote | WeddingQuote4You Today 90% of all brides and wedding consultants use the internet to find the right place at the right price. The process is frustrating and their most common complaint is slow response time. Wedding Destinations and Quote is an Online Destination Directory of Wedding Venues using Wedding QuickQuote — The Instant Response Solution — that is replacing the outdated request for information forms. Virtually providing 24/7 access to a wedding venue's catering office, each WeddingQuote4You Page displays property information, photos and destination information with a link to the Wedding QuickQuote Application.

Sheraton Wilmington South Newest Wedding Venue Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

May 08, 2017  |   Client News,WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Sheraton Wilmington South Newest Wedding Venue Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Make all of your wedding dreams possible at The Sheraton Wilmington South and exceed your expectations. Our experienced and knowledgeable team of wedding specialists will make your wedding planning seamless and thoughtful. Our refined Wilmington, DE wedding venues include exquisite indoor ballrooms and an outdoor terrace. Our smaller, more intimate rooms provide the perfect place to host your rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch with your guests. Your guests can feel renewed and refreshed for your celebration using our 1,400 square foot Fitness Facility with top of the line equipment and machines, a refreshing pool and hot tub, and a relaxing lounge area. Get A QuickQuote | View Venue | Website

Food Is Not An Afterthought

August 10, 2016  |   WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Food Is Not An Afterthought

As an attendee of NACE Experience, you KNOW food is no afterthought; it’s essential to crafting an entertaining and engaging live experience, whether it’s a private dinner for 50 people or a conference for 5,000 people. With health-conscious, food-savvy guests comes the need for event and meeting professionals to focus on what's being served and how. In this podcast episode, hosts Audrey Gallien and Brandt Krueger chat with industry veterans—Southern Wine & Spirits of America vice president of corporate communications and national events Lee Brian Schrager; Creative Edge Parties president and creative director Carla Ruben; the Hilton Chicago’s director of catering sales, Robert Neubert—to find out why expectations have changed and how caterers, venues, organizers, and hosts are collaborating to align catering with event messaging.

Say “I Do” To Big Revenue; Capture More Wedding Business For Your Hotel

May 09, 2016  |   WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on Say “I Do” To Big Revenue; Capture More Wedding Business For Your Hotel

BY YOLANDA BENDER Yolanda Bender formerly served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Revenue Management for HMG Hotels. She was previously with Campbell Lodging where she oversaw sales teams for a portfolio of national brands including Marriott, Hilton, and IHG products. Ms. Bender brings 20 years of experience implementing successful sales, marketing and operations strategies in various industries and brands. She is in charge of day-to-day operations at HMG Hospitality. Yolanda holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and post-graduate course work in Business Management at Pepperdine University. Not everything within the hospitality industry is reliable and constant, but there’s at least one dependable event that happens all year round. A never ending source of hotel revenue, that always has revenue-expanding potential. Weddings are the source of this magic. Most people who “fall in love” get married, and good thing they do, because that equals big dollar signs for hotels. Weddings not only bring in revenue from the ceremony and party, oh no, these events bring in revenue to the entire asset. Food and beverage, retail, spa, golf, group bookings, and more, are all areas of revenue weddings feed into. It’s a great situation, but it’s not without challenges. As millennials reach the stage of marriage in their lives, they are rapidly changing the wedding industry. Industrial venues, museums, wineries, breweries, parks, and more are all becoming highly sought after wedding venues. Fret not, though, because there are numerous steps your hotel can take to win back the millennial love birds and capture a greater slice of the wedding cake. There’s No Need to Handle it All In fact, avoid telling the bride altogether that anything is “handled.” Have you glanced at Pinterest lately? Brides love to “pin” together bits and pieces of their dream wedding, and are excited to fully participate in preparing for the big day. Giant package deals that include everything are less appealing to the millennial generation. Flexibility and collaboration are highly sought after by millennial couples, and they will choose a venue that enables them to do just that. By no means does this suggest your hotel should do away with wedding packages. Instead, continue to offer wedding packages, while also offering the ability for a la carte wedding services. Get With the 21st Century Millennials have zero patience for outdated technology. If your website isn’t mobile-optimized, forget it, they will move on to the next hotel venue that is. If it’s complicated and not aesthetically pleasing to book rooms on your website, the bride and groom won’t want to send their guests to your site. Every step from the initial glance at your website, to putting down a deposit, to corresponding with the wedding coordinator, should be seamless and technologically savvy. Don’t Be Cheesy Everything from using stock wedding photos, to doilies, to over the top wedding verbiage will cause potential clients to run the other way. ...

La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Now Featuring Wedding QuickQuote

April 28, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Now Featuring Wedding QuickQuote

Listen up all you Houstonians! La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, is now featuring the Wedding QuickQuote on their website. “When it comes to planning that special day everyone is on the net looking for the perfect wedding location. La Torretta is known for its natural beauty, personal service and attention to detail. We wanted the search for wedding information online to be fun and easy for a visitor. Placing a described inquiry form (RFP) on our website seemed the best way to go and providing an instant reply  in a proposal format was the icing on the cake.” said Mike di Leone, Director of Sales & Marketing. “Come on out to beautiful Lake Conroe and allow a member of our experienced team to show you why the La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is the ideal location for both you and your wedding guests.

Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

April 26, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia Now Offering Wedding QuickQuotes

Spring is in the air and the Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia is blooming with new ideas! Their wedding page is now providing a Wedding QuickQuote any time: day or night. All a future bride or groom has to do is pick-and-click from a selection of wedding packages and amenities. Fun to use, this app will ignite the engaged couple’s imagination as they plan their own special day, and then receive an immediate response. Janet Karchner, the Hotel Monaco’s Catering Director, knows first-hand the value of interaction. “Building a personal relationship to better serve our clients is a priority,” said Ms. Karchner, “and utilizing QuickQuote as an inquiry platform is like having our first meeting We are thrilled to be an innovator in this highly competitive market.”

Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

April 12, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Case Study: WQQ Increases Wedding Venue Bookings Resulting In 40:1 ROI In The First Year!

Do you want to increase your wedding business? With a 90% usage rate, this tool will increase your wedding bookings quickly and significantly. Wedding QuickQuote is one of the best sales tools I have seen lately. More than half of my hospitality sales career was in Catering & Convention Services and as an EVP of Sales & Marketing for one of the top five third party management companies for 10 years, I have seen my share of tools. Trust me! I know a good sales tool when I see one. For many years, I trained sales people that the first proposal in the buyer’s mailbox is the standard for which all other proposals will be compared to. Therefore, it is very important to respond within hours of getting the sales lead. However, in a busy sales environment that can sometimes be a challenge.  And to top it off our clients want instant gratification. Wedding QuickQuote, is the solution you need for capturing the attention of brides, couples and wedding planners. Within minutes a potential bride can check for space, view your venue, select her package and amenities and receive an estimated quote for her event. No other booking tool offers such ease of use for the buyer and places the venue ahead of the competition with response time. If that wasn’t enough to peak your interest, when you sign up for Wedding QuickQuote, it comes with a micro vanity site to showcase your weddings, a social media audit to insure you are using cutting edge best practices to attract wedding clients and state of the art lead tracking and data capture. In a recent case study a hotel received bookings resulting in a 40:1 ROI in the first year! The pricing for Wedding QuickQuote is very reasonable. Book one wedding and you have paid for your annual subscription! I am sure by now you are asking your self why you are not using this fantastic sales booking tool or why you haven’t heard of Wedding Quick Quote. No worries! Email Lovell Casiero, President; FLC Business Consulting and I will be happy to provide you with information and help schedule a demo. Don’t delay! As you are reading this blog, your competition could be finding out about this competitive advantage for booking weddings. Download PDF

What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

March 14, 2016  |   Testimonials,WQQ Blog   |     |   Comments Off on What Users Are Saying About Wedding QuickQuote…

Download .PDF “Wonderful idea.  Wish more venues used this program.” ~ becauseican077   “easy to use and even better packages for the price, will be coming back just searching around for other information. thank you” ~ keuankaewgray   “Great experience!” ~ carolynne72   “Thank you and I hope I can have my wedding here.” ~ CappuccinoCar92   “very nice. loved how fast & easy that process was” ~ ariel.watts   “loved the wedding quick quote!” ~ asb1120   “this was very convenient; great start, look forward to meeting event planner to discuss further info” ~ ashatucf   “Great system! Looking forward for someone to contact me with more info!!” ~ lquaiscer   “Quick and easy experience that really will help in our decision on what venue to go with” ~ brandi9621   “Fast and easy.” ~ m_angel1975 “I enjoyed that there were options to select what I wanted and also for each selection there was a description.” ~ adeltrujillo91   “I love how it allowed us to choose the things we wanted instead of making us pick and choose between things we really want and a bunch of things we do not need. Before looking at TI we were very close to booking with Viva Las Vegas because their packages were reasonable and included what we wanted in a nice outdoor setting. TI has made us consider a hotel venue again. Thank you.” ~ simplyannalise   “I REALLY liked this feature.  I fell less anxious when I can see an estimate of costs up front.  Thank you!” ~ Kwhiteecu   “So easy to use! My fiance even commented that it was the easiest form we’ve filled out all day! Thank you :)” ~ lisagenovese25   “My QuickQuote experience is best experience I have thus far in my search for a wedding venue. Not having to wait for a quote is helping us expedite and save precious time in making a final decision for our special day.” ~ dawnsledge33   “Very impressed on how quick and easy it was!” ~ amekyork   “It was easy to do they had everything that I wanted for my wedding” ~ tontee17   “I was excited to see that there was a QuickQuote option on the website.  However, the page crashed numerous times and I was unable to go back and change my selections to see changes in price.  When I closed the page and re-entered the QuickQuote website from the wedding page on the Windjammer website, I experienced better results.  The page did not crash and the loading time was faster.” ~ carlynfreddiewedding

Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

March 07, 2016  |   WQQ Blog,WQQ News   |     |   Comments Off on Users Like Wedding QuickQuote

According to a recent survey, based on user feedback of the Wedding QuickQuote online electronic request for proposal... 100% Loved it! 100% Found it easy to use How much will the QuickQuote influence your decision to book the venue? 79% Strongly influenced by WQQ to book venue 16% Somewhat influenced by WQQ to book venue 5% None influenced by WQQ to book venue (Venues using WQQ still receive incomplete, abandoned or denied RFPs to contact the user for further negotiation.) Which of the following is the most important to you when looking for a venue? 50% Pricing (WQQ provides an INSTANT COST ESTIMATE) 11% Testimonials 21% Images/Videos (WQQ provides a vanity site full of collateral) 05% Venue Contact Info (Available on WQQ Vanity Site) 13% Other And the best part, usually the booking of only one wedding, will return your investment!

Recent News