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The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Autumn Fireside Summit: “Define. Design. Evolve.”

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, In the Press, Industry Shenanigans, Innovations / 04.17.20180 comments


A Fireside Wine Summit Experience

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


at the historic 

Santa Barbara Club

 The Fireside Wine With a Wedding Planner series continues with perhaps the first-ever Santa Barbara Wedding Industry Summit: “The State of the Santa Barbara Wedding Industry: Define.  Design.  Evolve”.


The Number One Possible Hidden Element in Some Catering Bids That Every Bride Should Know

Event Planning Advice, News, Rants / 08.18.20150 comments

Photo Credit: MiBelle Photography

Photo Credit: MiBelle Photography

At Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events, we have a required “Full Service Caterer” list from which our clients must hire.  These professionals already adhere to service basics in producing weddings and events. They know that the caterer’s job is more than just to provide good food.  They are the backbone of a successful event: from coordinating rentals to set up, breakdown, proper clean-up, timing, and so much more.  Plus, they provide one of the most essential elements of any good caterer, and that is the element of pre – event day planning and communication with a dedicated representative that will be with you in the planning stages of your event. The latter is not always reflected on a catering proposal, and not paying attention to this can cost one dearly “day of”, or in unexpected charges from the sub-standard caterer (or other service providers who have to do extra work to accommodate what the caterer should have been doing to begin with). 


Complimentary Firestone, Foley & Lincourt Wedding Planning Guide Announced

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, Event Planning Advice, News / 01.22.20150 comments

FFW Wedding Planning GuidePlanning a Santa Barbara wine country wedding at the world-renowned  locales of the Foley Family Wine Group just got a lot easier.  Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings and Events introduces a Wedding Planning Guide customized to each Foley Family Winery : Firestone Winery, Foley Estates Vineyard and Winery and Lincourt Winery.  Each beautiful & distinct property has an infinite number of possibilities and this guide walks you through the possibilities of each site, all while maintaining FFW’s policies and unique logistics and considerations in mind, so you are assured of a seamless event. 


$40K Wedding Giveaway Celebrates Local Love Story

Blog, Event Industry Businesses & Professionals, In the Press, News / 08.10.20112 comments

There are so many fantastic love stories out there.  When KRAZ 105.9 FM decided to partner with me again on a wedding giveaway in the middle of a nation-wide economic crisis to benefit a deserving engaged couple and give them a wedding they could not otherwise afford, I knew it was perfect timing.  I also knew the ideal event supply partner team to pull in for this production.  Not only would they be the best in their field, but all “heart”, truly wanting to make a dream come true for one couple.


Southern California Meetings & Events Magazine article on Santa Barbara Wine Country

Blog, In the Press, News / 07.03.20090 comments

by Tara de Lis

“…Kerry Lee Dickey, founder and CEO of Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events, works with a number of wineries to produce events. She’s been particularly impressed by the Foley Wine Group been particularly impressed by the Foley Wine Group (the umbrella term for its namesake label, as well as Firestone Vineyard and Lincourt Vineyard). Her admiration is “two-fold, not just for the versatility of backdrops at the variety of venues, but also for their attention to detail and world-class service…”

Read the Article in its Entirety Here


She Organizes Happily Ever After

Blog, In the Press / 12.30.20081 comments

By Barbara Lanz-Mateo, Managing Editor of the Santa Ynez Valley Journal


First On-Line Wedding “Consultation”

On the Move / 01.01.20080 comments

    Introducing a revolutionary approach to matching the needs of today’s career-oriented, e-savvy engaged couples with an experienced professional wedding consultant:  Santa Barbara Wine Country Weddings & Events announces a service that is more than just an informational Website.  It is a place for engaged couples to gather, learn and discuss.  All compliments of us.  Enjoy.


Destination Wine Country Magazine

Blog, In the Press / 11.01.20070 comments

Destination Wine Country Ad


Los Angeles Weddings Magazine

Recently Seen In / 10.01.20070 comments


Santa Ynez Inn

On the Move / 08.01.20070 comments

Kerry Lee hired to train Catering/Event staff for Santa Ynez Inn.

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