Job Description

New Kent Winery at Dombroski Vineyards is seeking an experienced full-time Wedding Coordinator/Event Manager to administer and manage all aspects of our weddings and rehearsal dinners. The Wedding Coordinator/Event Manager will report to the CEO of New Kent Winery and be responsible for administering all wedding planning, coordination, execution, and resource management.  This position will assist in managing and coordinating all weddings and rehearsal dinners hosted at The Winery and at The Inn at New Kent Winery.  


Key Responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this position are the following:

  • Coordinate, administer and assist in executing all weddings for our properties;
  • Create, maintain and update all wedding and event files
  • Work closely with Brides, Grooms and families to insure all aspects of the celebration are documented and executed
  • Work closely with Management Team to ensure excellent customer transition from contract to execution
  • Work side-by-side with wedding planners, catering partners and other vendors to execute events per contract;
  • Administer all aspects of weddings including client meetings & relationships, timelines, and layouts;
  • Manage and maintaining external vendor relationships and communications for winery events;
  • Manage and assist in set up plans, maintain and break down event decorations and space configurations if required (including furniture);
  • Maintain area cleanliness and present a professional venue for events and sales tours at all times;
  • Present a professional demeanor to clients at all times even when under pressure;
  • Provide excellent customer service to clients including prompt phone & email responses and meetings;
  • Fully trained in the Tasting Room and help support its operation as needed.


Job Requirements

The individual must exemplify the following qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of 3 years experience working as an wedding coordinator or  event manager;
  • BA degree in related field is preferred;
  • Strong background in events and hospitality management including wedding coordination;
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, customer service, and organizational skills are necessary;
  • Decisive leader with the ability to quickly resolve issues independently;
  • Exemplary customer service standards.  Be willing to “go the extra mile” to satisfy our clients;
  • Ability to keep calm under pressure;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment;
  • Self-motivated, highly-organized, positive with a good attention to detail;
  • Strong PC skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word);
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Salary Information: 

·       Salary depending on experience level

·       Medical Benefits

·       Paid Vacation

 

Job Type: Full-time Salaried Position

Local candidates only:

  • Central Virginia and Tidewater Region

Required experience:

  • Wedding Coordination, Hospitality Management: 2 years

Required education:

Bachelor’s