Volusia/Orlando

March 29, 2023
Villa Festa
6:30-8:30pm

A Spring evening at the villa

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Spring Glow On The Go provided by House of Sheen Glam Team. 
Offering glowy spring touch-ups; including highlight, eye demos and gloss.
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Villa Festa in the Evening

Spring at The Villa – 6:30-8:30pm

The easiest way to invest in your business is by networking. I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business.

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising members receive discounted tickets.

NEW FOR 2023 – Early Bird and Late Registration pricing. Purchase your tickets early and commit to growing your business.

PLUS we are trying out a new ticket system that gives back – Check out Humanitix  – an innovative event ticketing platform that uses 100% of its booking fees to create social impact by funding education projects.

COMING SOON

Directions & Parking

Villa Festa
518 East New York Avenue
Deland, FL 32724
6:30pm-8:30pm

 

Parking:

Info coming soon

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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January 18, 2023
Tavares Pavilion on the lake

TICKTE SALES END SATURDAY, jAN 14 AT mIDNIGHT

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Expect the unexpected as we Kick-Off 2023 at I Said Yes! to Networking for wedding pros.

LAND AND SEE(a)Theme

The easiest way to invest in your business is by networking. I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business.

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising members receive discounted tickets.

NEW FOR 2023 – Early Bird and Late Registration pricing. Purchase your tickets early and commit to growing your business.

PLUS we are trying out a new ticket system that gives back – Check out Humanitix  – an innovative event ticketing platform that uses 100% of its booking fees to create social impact by funding education projects.

 

TICKET SALES END SATURDAY, JAN 14th AT MIDNIGHT

Butler passed hors d’oeuvres

  • Roasted tomato bruschetta
  • Mini Cuban tacos
  • Boursin cheese mushroom caps

Buffet Menu

  • Spinach salad with hot bacon vinaigrette and hot vinaigrette (no bacon)
  • Roquefort mushroom chicken
  • Pesto pasta primavera
  • Balsamic bacon glazed brussels sprouts
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Assorted rolls with butter cups

Dessert

coming soon


TICKET SALES END SATURDAY, JAN 14th AT MIDNIGHT

Pavilion Parking Map

Directions & Parking

Tavares Pavilion on the Lake
200 S Disston Ave
Tavares, FL 32278
11:30am-1:00pm

Parking:

Parking is available in the Emerald Fox grass parking lot. At the roundabout take Disston Avenue, heading towards the Tavares Pavilion on the Lake. On your left, you will see the Emerald Fox. There will be a sign for event parking, where access to the parking lot is located.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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December 8, 2022
Waldorf Astoria

Partnering with NACE, HSMAI, ILEA, and MPI for one AMAZING joint networking event.

 It’s the can’t miss holiday party of the year!

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Industry Holiday Party Invite

SUPPORTING SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank

Come enjoy an evening of holiday cheer, live entertainment and good food, while networking with 200+ local wedding and event professionals. This is the can’t miss holiday party of the year.

DRESS CODE: Fancy Festive

  • Remember to wear your nametag, this is a Net”working” event

 

Registration open from 6pm – 7pm

  • Arrive on-time to enjoy the pre-function space entertainment.
  • Have your ticket QR code ready at check-in

Bars

  • 2 drink tickets per guest, cash/credit bar
  • Mixology Bar
  • Standard Bar

 

Butler Passed at Arrival:

  • Goat Cheese, Taggiasche Olives, Tomatoes, and Walnut Spread on Mini Pita Bread
  • Eggplant Bruschetta, Olive Oil, Tomato Pomodoro
  • Chicken Tender and Waffle, Maple Butter
  • Maine Lobster Roll, Home-Made Brioche

 

Food Stations:

  • Mozzarella Buffala, Heirloom Tomato and Grilled Asparagus Station. Black truffle and Lemon Vinaigrette, Extra virgin olive oil 
    Local Arugula
  • Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Sesame-Ginger Marinated Tuna Served on Sushi Style Rice in Poke Bowl. Garnished with Avocado, Edamame, Fresh Jalapenos, Kimchi Slaw, Pickled Red Cabbage, Fried Wontons and Lime-Chili Vinaigrette 
  • Chicken Pastor Taco Station Chicken Braised With Pineapple, Corn Tortillas, Corn Tortilla Chips, Salsa, Guacamole, Sour Cream, Chipotle Salsa, Garlic Elote Corn Salad, Chili, Lime, Cotija Cheese 
  • Scallop Station Scallops Seared on EVO Grill, Almond and Parsley Butter with Fresh Corn and Herbs 
  • Roasted Long Bone Prime Rib, Sea Sat and Rosemary Peppercorn Sauce, Signature Au Gratin Potato ,Classic Ratatouille 

 

Holiday Dessert Extravaganza

  • Display of our Pastry Chef’s Finest French Boutique Pastries, Assorted Chocolate Truffles, Candies, Caramels, Petit Cakes, and Verrines
  • Subzero Station Home-Made Liquid Nitrogen Vanilla Ice Cream Served with Micro-Marshmallows, Whipped Cream, Sprinkles, Crushed Oreos, M&Ms, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Caramel Sauce

Directions & Parking

Waldorf Astoria
14200 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL
6:00pm-9:00pm

Valet parking is recommended and is $15 for this event.

Self Parking:

$15 and is located on opposite side of resort from event space and will require a long walk.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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November 16, 2022
Celebration gardens

BIG changes came this summer to Celebration Gardens with their expansion renovation. They now GOT YOU COVERED!

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Note from Celebration Gardens on their expansion renovation:  Our Celebration Gardens team has been busier than ever this summer, and we are so excited to share some fun and exciting news.

Celebration Gardens has undergone an expansion renovation! Not only has the expansion added to the incredible gardens, but it offers a better flow for weddings, from the ceremony to cocktails and then into the reception. And it will also work fabulously for any other type of event you might be hosting!

Specialty Gardens

One of the additions to our Orlando outdoor event venue is the addition of several specialty gardens. As anyone who has been to Celebration Gardens will tell you, the grounds are amazing and provide beautiful backdrops for your events.

However, we are enhancing the grounds with specialty garden areas, including a Cactus Garden and an Orchid Garden.

It’s All Fun And Games

Another exciting addition to our Central Florida venue is built-in games like corn hole, bocce ball, horseshoes, and a mini putting green.

We’ve Got You Covered

Speaking of cocktail hour, another one of the additions during our summer expansion is a new covered bar area.

The biggest addition is THE NEW COVERED RECEPTION PAVILION. This pavilion will accommodate approximately 120 guests and eliminates the need for tenting for receptions.

New Food Offerings

Also, we have added new food prep equipment. Including a grill, fryer, and flat grill. So we’ll be able to offer fun foods like fresh-cut French Fries, Burgers, Ribs, and Cheesesteaks, all made to order. 

SO, DON’T MISS BEING THE FIRST TO SEE THESE RENOVATIONS. 

Join us at the November 16th, 2022 I Said Yes! to Networking for Florida wedding pros.

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business.

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising members receive discounted tickets.

Provided by John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering and showcasing their newly installed specialty equipment and food options:

  • Watermelon Salad
  • Chargrilled filet mignon with garlic butter pat
  • Char grilled bourbon glazed shrimp skewers
  • Fresh fried seasoned fries
  • Roasted brussel sprouts
  • Flatbread pizzas baked to order in pizza oven with roasted marinara, shredded mozzarella and your choice of toppings: pepperoni, crumbled sausage, bacon, mushroom, onion, green peppers, olives and spinach. – YES!!!!

Directions & Parking

Celebration Gardens
1871 Minnesota Avenue
Winter Park, FL
11:30am-1:00pm

 

Parking:

There will be signs directing you to the church parking lot, next to the venue, off Minnesota Avenue.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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Sterling Photography International Logo
Easy Flowers By You Logo
Power Entertainment Logo
The Cookie Jar Orlando
Event Works Logo
Sugar Pop Productions Logo
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October 12, 2022
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
  • Welcome Drink will be an Aeperol Spritzer

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  • Two Drink Tickets per person for the bar

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  • Cash bar for additional drinks

 

1st Course: Salad

  • Green and Red Oak Lettuce, Roma Tomato, Florida Oranges and Grapefruit, Marcona Almonds and Mango-Passion Vinaigrette

 

2nd Course- Duo Entree

  • Pan Seared Organic Breast of Chicken, Herbs de Provence
  • Jumbo Shrimp, Creamy Risotto, Petite Baby Vegetables to include Carrot, Zucchini, White turnip and Marinaded Red Radish with a Mushroom Crema Sauce

 

3rd Course: Dessert

  • Tangerine Caramel Blackberry Mousse, Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

and Tangerine Spheres

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  • Artisan Bread, Butter
  • Freshly Brewed Starbucks® 100% Colombian Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Selection of Herbal Teas

Directions & Parking

The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
1255 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
11:30am-1:00pm
Hotel is next to Fantasia Miniature Golf

Complimentary Self-Parking. Follow the hotel signs to parking. You will receive a parking voucher at the event to scan upon departure. 

Upon departure from parking lot, insert your parking ticket, then the voucher to validate complimentary parking.

Valet is $42.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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wedding reception at The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
view from the Walt Disney World Swan Reserve Balcony

Join us on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 for Central Florida’s top wedding industry specific networking. Event being held at The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.

Come experience the indescribable views of Walt Disney World from 15 stories up at this month’s networking event host venue – The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. From intimate celebrations to character-filled extravaganzas, The Vue has the expertise to make dream weddings a reality.

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business. 

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising members receive discounted tickets.

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September 7, 2022
Joy by the sea
Joy By the Sea Destination Wedding Venue

Join us on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for our Volusia County wedding industry specific networking. Event being held at Joy By The Sea.

This oceanfront venue offers a luxurious, classic coastal aesthetic. The soothing waves, pristine white sand and the colors in the sky at sunset make this location the most magical place for couples to start their lifelong love adventure together.

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business. 

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

Email info@isaidyesfl.com for more info.

Advertising partners receive discounted tickets.

COMING SOON

 

Directions & Parking

Joy By The Sea
2901 S Atlantic Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
6:00pm – 8:30pm

 

Parking is off-site – Shuttle Provided.
Park near the Twistee Treat in the Publix Plaza located at:
769 E 3rd Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169

Off-site parking is approx. 5 minutes from venue.

B’ On Time Concierge will transport guests to Joy By The Sea. 

First departure scheduled for 5:45pm and will continuously return to the lot for pick-ups.

Beginning at 7:15pm, focus will be on return trips from the venue until 8:45pm.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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September 14, 2022
Hidden Oaks Farm of Lake Mary
Networking September 2022 at Hidden Oaks Farm of Lake Mary

Join us on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 for Central Florida’s top wedding industry specific networking. Event being held at the brand new Hidden Oaks Farm of Lake Mary.

The centerpiece of Hidden Oaks Farm is its distinguished, climate controlled, storage barn that can be utilized for events. The 64′ x 84′ main barn offers the aesthetic charm of its hand-crafted exposed beam structure, coupled with the modern conveniences of climate control systems, restroom facilities, lighting systems, audio/video equipment, catering facilities, and more.

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business. 

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising partners receive discounted tickets.

Champagne Dispenser by Bubbly Station

Catering provided by Arthur’s Catering

 

STARTER

Summer Peach Sangria and Mediterranean Flatbread

 

SALAD

Compressed Melon and Burrata Salad – blackberries | micro basil | honey | cracked pepper | herb lemon vinaigrette

Artisan Bread Basket – french rolls | whole grain croissants | asiago bread | whipped butter

 

MAIN

Pork Tenderloin Roulade – melting potatoes | balsamic mushrooms | parmesan crusted haricot verts | blistered tomatoes | balsamic cream sauce

 

SWEET TRIO

Tiramisu Dessert Shooter | French Macaron | Pomegranate Almond Chocolate Pyramid

 

BEVERAGES

Sodas | Still and Sparkling Water

 

Take Away Dessert provided by  Cake Designers

Directions & Parking

Hidden Oaks Farm of Lake Mary
5780 Markham Woods Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746
11:30am-1:00pm

 

Plenty of on-site parking.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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August 10, 2022
Aloft Orlando Downtown
Nequosha Anderson speaking at Play & Slay

Presenting the 3rd installment of Play & Slay Summer Series PLUS partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

Guest Speaker:
Nequosha Anderson
Anderson Law Firm

Nequosha is a business and intellectual property attorney for the last nine years. Who assists creatives who want to legally protect their income producing ideas. She safeguards businesses and brand assets to ensure their intellectual property is secure and not stolen, allowing the business owner to creatively operate in their genius and not be robbed of what’s rightfully theirs. She serves clients in this space throughout the United States.

Website: AndersonLawFL.com

Instagram: @esquire44

Facebook: @andersonlawfl

YouTube Series: The Business Lawyer Said Q & A

Topic: Coming Soon

Supporting Second Harvest food Bank

Aloft Orlando Downtown and I Said Yes! to Networking are partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank and we request you join us in refilling the shelves of this local non-profit. Please bring at least one of the below items to the networking event. Then we will deliver all of the items directly to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Thank you in advance for your donation and let’s overflow their shelves.

Critical Needs:

  •  Fruits: Canned fruit (in its own juice, no sugar added varieties), dried fruit, 100% fruit juice
  •  Vegetables: Canned vegetables (reduced salt/no salt varieties), 100% vegetable juice, spaghetti sauce
  • Grains: Rice, pasta, crackers (whole-grain varieties), ready-to-eat cereal (low sugar/high-fiber), oatmeal
  • Protein Foods: Canned meat/poultry, canned tuna/salmon (packed in water), canned/dry beans & peas (low/no salt varieties), peanut butter
  • Dairy/Dairy Alternatives: Nonfat dry milk, evaporated milk, soymilk
  •  Meals: Beef stew, canned soup (reduced sodium varieties), chili, other canned meals
  • Other: Nutritional drinks (ex: Ensure, Boost)
  • Baby Food: Must be in complete, undamaged original packaging. No individual serving glass or plastic containers unless in an unopened case.
  • Non-food Items: Diapers, toiletries (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.). Must be unopened and stored separate from food donations

     

Aloft Orlando Downtown

Join us on August 10th, 2022 for Central Florida’s top wedding industry specific networking. Event being held at Aloft Orlando Downtown right after their exciting LAUNCH 2022.

Aloft Orlando Downtown is designed for the forward thinker who moves to their own rhythm. Where style meets function and open spaces inspire. Eclectic design sets the backdrop for a vibrant social scene. 

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business.

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising partners receive discounted tickets.

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PROVIDED BY FOODIE CATERING

  • Caesar Salad – romaine, fresh parmesan, croutons, black pepper
  • Vegetable Broth Lemon Chicken with lemon butter and capers
  • Fresh Lemon Orzo with summer squash, zucchini and Roma tomatoes

Directions & Parking

Aloft Orlando Downtown
500 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801

 

 
Parking:
Valet Parking - $7.00

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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Cona Studios Logo
Connie Duglin linen Logo
Our DJ Rocks Logo
Morgan Hunter Desserts
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June 15, 2022
The Garden Villa

FIRST event in the Play & Slay Summer Series:

WTH!
Want to Help

We’ve all done it at least 1x. I did it 2 weeks ago. Some of us don’t even know we are doing it. Did you do it?

A Comic Presentation of WTH? To make you laugh, while gathering invaluable information on first impressions.

SKIT Sponsored by Seas Your Day Events and I Said Yes! FL

The Garden Villa, Winter Park, FL

Join us on June 15, 2022 for Central Florida’s top wedding industry specific networking. Event being held at The Garden Villa.

The Garden Villa, located in Florida’s beautiful Winter Park, includes a modern exhibition garden on stunning historic grounds.  Boasting both intimate indoor and large-scale outdoor gathering spaces, The Garden Villa is the ideal setting for unique private celebrations, exceptional weddings, and memorable corporate events.

I Said Yes! to Networking is an invaluable opportunity to build your network through the cocktail half-hour meet and greet. Followed by a delicious meal and the opportunity to further relationship building. Ending with a sweet treat and a pocket full of business cards to grow your business.. 

Absolutely perfect for industry legends and vendors just getting started.

First time attendees receive a discounted rate. Email info@isaidyesfl.com for info.

Advertising partners receive discounted tickets.

Crostini Station

Soft Cheese and Pear Crostini | Tomato and Basil Bruschetta | Tenderloin Crostini

Entrée

  • House Salad – field greens with a sliced carrots, cherry tomatoes, topped with croutons.
  • Chardonnay Chicken – pan seared chicken breast smothered in caramelized onions and creamy Gouda. Topped with a chardonnay cream sauce.
  • Red Roasted Potatoes – ruby red potatoes seasoned with our special blend of spices and roasted until golden brown.
  • Grilled Asparagus – fresh asparagus seasoned with garlic butter nd our house steak seasoning blend.
  • Dinner Rolls

Sweet Tea and Lemonade Station

Cash Bar (credit cards only)

Dessert

Provided by Butter Bliss Bakeshop

Directions & Parking

The Garden Villa
1400 S Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL
11:30am-1:00pm

On-site parking.

THANK YOU TO OUR Sponsors!

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