Outdoor Wedding and Event Specialists – The Venue Portfolio

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Alice Higgins and Derek Collie from The Venue Portfolio Gayton Little Hay Staffordshire
Derek, Alice and Dylan (the dog) form The Venue Portfolio

Derek Collie and Alice Watts set up The Venue Portfolio – outdoor wedding and event specialists – in 2020. When the pandemic put a pause to corporate events with their other company, The Events Executive Ltd. they decided to diversify.

Alice Watts

Alice has a long history in event management. Having worked as an event manager since leaving university in 2004,
she understands that each event, particularly weddings, is unique to those involved in organising it. Subsequently, she takes the time to understand the personalities and vision of each client. This means that every event reaches beyond what they could ever have hoped for.

Derek Collie

Derek’s background is in property development and maintenance. This practical experience complements Alice’s creativity perfectly. Thus ensuring that the client’s vision for the event can be executed successfully, correctly and safely. He also spent many years working in outdoor activity centres. Consequently he understands the challenges of working with the elements and how to overcome any issues this may cause.

Dylan the Dog

Dylan the Dog is another important part of the team. All of our venues are dog-friendly and he is around during the set-up to make sure things run smoothly. On the day of the events itself, he tends to keep out of the way. If you are not a dog-fan then don’t worry. He isn’t going to make an appearance in the middle of your first dance! Outside of event times, Dylan is also our ‘Head of Personal Well-being’. His duties including lying on our feet under the desks and make sure we get some fresh air and exercise on a regular basis.

Why work with us?

By working with Alice and Derek (and Dylan) at The Venue Portfolio you can be assured that your day will run smoothly. The venues that we work with are specifically chosen. This subsequently allows you the option to have your day as you want it to be. Plus we have a great team helping you to put everything together.

We are really proud to have three venues in our portfolio:

If you would like to know more about working with The Venue Portfolio, please email hello@venueportfolio.co.uk or give Derek a call on 07792 140311.

We are proud that The Venue Portfolio are outdoor wedding and event specialists – so you know you’re in very safe hands.