March 6, 2019

054: Callie Richardson – A Bride Who Built Her Own Venue: The In’s and Out’s of Designing and Running an Event Space

Have you ever been in the market for something that simply didn’t exist, so you end up changing your own expectations to reflect what’s available? Callie Richardson had a different approach! She is truly the epitome of creating your own reality by not simply relying on what’s already out there but instead seeing what could be and creating it!

Callie noticed a gap in the market for a vintage elegant venue when she was searching for her own wedding. She and her husband took matters into their own hands and designed and built their wedding venue, The White Magnolia. Callie not only navigated the design and build of this venue and created her dream wedding, but she also taught herself how to run the venue as a business after. Your dreams are always within reach if you’re willing to put in the work and effort!!

Callie loves her farm life, enjoys all things vintage, and her greatest hobby is riding and competing with cutting horses. I am so excited to dive into details today with her on on how to run a wedding venue!


  • How the White Magnolia came about
  • Mistakes Callie made and lessons learned from running a business
  • The realities of running your own venue
  • Tips for anyone thinking about opening their own venue
  • What’s next for Callie


Callie’s Instagram
The White Magnolia’s Instagram
The White Magnolia’s Website
The White Magnolia’s Facebook

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