Large scale weddings with Colleen Haggarty from Showtime Event Group!
Episode 17 is our first venue interview! We are excited to welcome Colleen Haggarty, Wedding Producer at Showtime Event Group.
Showtime Event Group is one of Melbourne’s leading event companies, with six fabulous wedding venues under its umbrella, including State Library Victoria, Cargo Hall, Rippon Lea Estate, Showtime Events Centre, and more.
We've worked with Colleen on State Library weddings and can tell you she's an absolute machine! A State Library wedding is a serious production and on the night you will see Colleen with her headset on, directing multiple staff and suppliers and getting more than her daily 10,000 steps in as there are a lot of large and grand spaces at the venue.
On this episode we get an inside look into how such a large operation works and some tips from Colleen for suppliers who'd like to work in venues like the State Library.
Listen to Episode 17
It's all about the details! To manage large scale weddings at volume, you've got to have a great team, be organised and make sure everyone is across all of the details. As a supplier, doing your research on the venue you're going to be working in ahead of time makes a huge difference.
Qualities that Showtime Event Group look for in suppliers include great communication and trustworthiness (eg if someone goes wrong, can you be trusted to find a solution?).
It always helps to pick up the phone and make a connection! If you're looking to get into a venue like State Library, get in touch with Colleen and offer your services for an upcoming event so her and the team can see you in your element!
How will events look in the future? Colleen predicts that virtual elements of events are here to stay and we'll see some corporates embrace this and take a hybrid approach. Showtime Event Group has introduced online catered events!
Photo credit: Andrew Avi.