Providing high-end wedding styling at affordable prices, Ambience Venue Styling is the UK’s leading wedding venue stylist franchise, offering a design, hire and set up service for busy brides to be with an eye for detail.
Creating a luxurious backdrop for nuptials across the UK, Ambience Venue Styling offers a free design consultation before creating mood boards bringing together the themes and colours discussed to help you visualise your dream day.
Designing unique looks to turn any building into a beautiful reception venue, Ambience stylists are interior design experts with a finger on the pulse of current wedding decoration trends, and they are trained to deliver your vision while ensuring that you don’t miss out on the finishing touches that will make your wedding day perfectly personal to you.
With access to literally thousands of coordinating decorations, fabrics, centrepieces and wedding accessories both for hire and purchase, Ambience Venue Styling franchise partners also work closely with local suppliers including venues, florists and photographers, giving couples access to a network of trusted contractors who will make sure their big day runs smoothly.
Taking the stress out of wedding venue decoration both in the lead up to and on the day of the wedding itself, Ambience Venue Styling give couples the chance to turn their dream wedding into reality, and the opportunity to relax and enjoy their big day.
Founded in 2007, the business began as a second career for the founder – a former solicitor - with the aim of achieving a better work/life balance and a move towards working in a more creative environment. Once the business grew in size and geographical area, the franchise business model allowed her to provide a premium wedding styling service to more couples, with four head office staff and 26 Ambience Venue Styling franchises now in operation across the UK.
How does the Ambience Venue Styling franchise model work?
An Ambience Venue Styling franchise gives creative people the chance to start their own business, within a framework which allows them to focus their time on styling beautiful weddings for couples in their area, without the daunting struggle of daily administration and accounting.
Franchisees are given an exclusive territory, and the Ambience Venue Styling package provides all the training, support and access to stock that a franchisee needs to become a successful wedding venue stylist in that area. The head office team has a strong business background, with extensive knowledge of setting up and running a small business in particular.
Following a two-day intensive training course which covers both wedding venue styling and the sales, marketing and business management skills a franchisee will need to make their business successful, franchisees receive the support materials they will need to make their first bookings. This includes an extensive library of marketing materials and high quality photos, along with a database of venues for their territory.
The franchise starter pack includes a wide selection of basic stock items including 200 chair covers, 400 chair sashes, cake toppers, aisle runners, table decorations and more – all of which couples can choose to incorporate into their wedding. Other stock items are available to hire, and the franchise starter pack includes samples and swatches to take along to couples’ consultations.
Will I have access to more stock items?
Yes – a huge number. Ambience Venue Styling has an extensive subsidised Stock Hire Library, which includes over 8,500 styling items. Franchise partners have access to glossy photos and brochures detailing the high quality inventory of backdrops, chair covers, table plans, drapes and other wedding accessories which can be hired on behalf of their clients. The accessories library continues to grow – as trends and fashions change, more items are being added all the time.
Do I have to use stock items from the Stock Hire Library?
No. You can choose to purchase wedding accessories or styling items yourself, and once you have invested in your own pieces, you can hire them out to other Ambience Venue Styling franchise partners as an additional revenue stream. While many stylists choose to work from home, some established stylists invest in a storage container as their personal stock library expands over time.
Will I need to do my own administration and accountancy work?
As part of the franchise agreement, Ambience Venue Styling franchise partners are given access to a ‘virtual assistant’, AMBA, which handles all the enquiries and stock requests that you receive, along with bookings and invoicing. Franchise partners will be expected to organise their own meetings with suppliers and venues. A comprehensive franchise manual is supplied, along with business and marketing templates to be completed and personalised.
How will I find clients?
As well as receiving marketing training and templates, Ambience Venue Styling’s national website features a postcode search feature to put interested couples in touch with their local stylist. Franchise partners receive their own micro-website for advertising purposes as part of their franchise fee.
How much does an Ambience Venue Styling franchise cost?
An Ambience Venue Styling franchise requires an investment fee of £9,995 + VAT. This includes a franchise fee of £4,995 + VAT, plus £5,000 worth of stock items to get your styling business off the ground, and funding assistance may be available. After the initial investment, an ongoing monthly support fee of £295 +VAT covers additional training and mentoring along with IT and financial management support. Alternatively, there may be Ambience Venue Styling franchise resale opportunities.
Stylists can typically book up to 50 weddings a year, with events valued at £1,000 - £3,000 each.
What Ambience Venue Styling franchise locations are currently available?
Franchise opportunities are currently being advertised in Essex, Birmingham, Lincolnshire, Nottingham, Manchester, Cheshire, Cardiff, Devon, Dorset and North Wales.
Will I meet other Ambience Venue Styling franchise partners?
Yes. Ambience Venue Styling encourages swapping knowledge, trends and business ideas. The company operates a franchisee Facebook group and holds regional meetings and an Annual Conference where franchisees and head office staff come together to learn from each other as well as socialise.
Do I need to have experience as a wedding stylist?
No. Ambience Venue Styling is looking for creative, enthusiastic and hard working franchisees to cover territories all over the UK. The ideal franchisee will be good with people, and enjoy fabrics and fashion – wedding venue styling training will be given.
Why should I invest in an Ambience Venue Styling franchise?
Wedding styling is a growing marketplace, offering real opportunities for franchisees to create and grow a successful business. Events and consultations often take place at weekends or during weekday evenings, so this franchise opportunity is ideal for anyone looking for a flexible working model to fit in around their personal lives.
How can I apply for an Ambience Venue Styling franchise?
The first step is to receive a franchise opportunities brochure, which details the support, training and guidance available, along with the franchise fees. There is also a comprehensive list of the stock items that are supplied as part of the initial investment.
After that, you can arrange a call to talk through any further questions and queries, after which suitable candidates will then be invited to head office for a face-to-face meeting.
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