Engage!24 Nemacolin

Reflecting on Engage!24 Nemacolin

If you’ve been following Tara Faye Events for a while, you’ll know that one of our most valued long-term international relationships is with Engage! My longstanding collaboration with Engage! includes acting as creative director at two previous events in Ireland, where we were able to give some of the most talented wedding and event pros from around the world a taste of what makes destination weddings in Ireland so special. I have also been honoured to be included as a speaker at previous events. The first Engage! summit for 2024 was held a few weeks ago, and Tara Faye Events was once again represented. We couldn’t wait to share some of what our team learned and experienced at Engage!24 Nemacolin!

Just like previous Engage! events, Engage!24 Nemacolin stood out as a testament to excellence, drawing 350 of the world’s foremost luxury event professionals from over 15 countries and 30 US states from 3-6 June 2024. For our team, this summit represented not only a high point of creativity and expertise but also a platform to elevate standards within the industry. The event’s focus on fostering meaningful connections and exchanging cutting-edge insights underscores its pivotal role in shaping the future of luxury weddings worldwide. And Tara Faye Events was proud to be part of it!

Overview of Engage!24 Nemacolin

Set against the backdrop of a distinguished resort spanning 2,200 acres, situated in Farmington, Pennsylvania, Engage!24 showcased an incredible mix of inspiration, ideas, connection, and strategic learning. The summit was meticulously curated to facilitate networking opportunities and knowledge sharing among attendees. It attracted a diverse cohort of 350 attendees, comprising top-tier wedding planners, luxury venue managers, designers, and industry innovators. We were certainly in good company!

Each day at Engage!24 Nemacolin was structured by a carefully orchestrated schedule featuring keynote speeches, workshops, and interactive sessions designed to inspire and educate. The summit’s global reach was palpable, with participants converging to explore new trends, refine techniques, and forge collaborative partnerships that transcend borders. Nemacolin’s reputation for hospitality and its stunning natural surroundings provided an ideal backdrop for the event.

Highlights of Engage!24 Nemacolin

The Engage!24 Nemacolin summit unfolded over three spectacular days, each brimming with enriching sessions, dynamic workshops, and unforgettable networking events. From the moment attendees arrived on Monday, they were immersed in an atmosphere of creativity and luxury.

The summit began with a warm welcome and registration at The Grand Lodge, where guests received a curated assortment of gifts, including custom denim jackets and essential oil rollers. Monday night set the tone for the event with a Wildflowers-themed party among Nemacolin’s beautiful hills. Attendees enjoyed a surprise drone show and concert, followed by an after-party featuring cosmic bowling and axe throwing.

Tuesday’s schedule was packed with insightful general sessions and workshops led by industry luminaries. These sessions offered practical advice on business growth, innovative design trends, and new marketing strategies. So inspiring! During the afternoon, attendees indulged in a picturesque French garden luncheon, complete with grand chandeliers and fine china, accessed through towering 11-foot trellis archways adorned with lattice panels and gigantic paper flowers.

But the highlight of Engage!24 Nemacolin was undoubtedly the gala on Wednesday evening. Set in a cathedral in the clearing, the event epitomised grandeur and elegance. The décor would certainly have been at home in a luxury destination wedding in Ireland! As guests sipped sunset cocktails by the lake, church bells tolled and a procession of bagpipes led them into the magical forest cathedral. The setting, transformed using nearly 200 mature trees and 800 plants, was nothing short of enchanting.

Inside the glass tent, adorned with greenery, white flowers, and silver details, attendees were treated to details reminiscent of stained glass windows, crafted by TPD Design House. The evening began with a stunning performance of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church” by Elan Artists, followed by a sumptuous first course featuring Calvisius caviar and truffle potato chips. The gala’s ethereal ambiance, combined with the exquisite menu and decor, created an experience that will be cherished by all who attended. And as if all that wasn’t enough, we had a surprise performance by none less than the legendary Diana Ross!

Making Connections

Networking is a cornerstone of the Engage! Summit experience, and Engage!24 Nemacolin was no exception. The event provided incredible opportunities for our team to connect with industry leaders, fellow planners, and creative professionals from around the globe in a collaborative atmosphere.

Engage!24 Nemacolin was a transformative experience for the Tara Faye team, providing invaluable insights, inspiration, and connections. The summit reinforced the importance of continuous learning and innovation in the luxury wedding industry. We are immensely grateful for the opportunity to participate and for the incredible experiences and knowledge gained. Until next time, Engage!

Slán go Fóill,