About Ciara Crossan
Ciara Crossan is a tech entrepreneur who combined a degree in Business Information Systems from University College Cork with a family background in hotels to found WeddingDates in 2008. WeddingDates addresses a gap in the wedding market, matching couples searching for the perfect wedding venue with hotels and venues looking to generate leads and qualified enquiries for dates they have available to sell.
Ciara is a self-professed evangelist on all things web and weddings and is an expert in sales, marketing and PR for small businesses. Under the leadership of her infectious enthusiasm, industry knowledge and entrepreneurial drive, WeddingDates has won numerous awards and Ciara herself was shortlisted as “Outstanding Entrepreneur” in the UK Women 1st SHINE Awards in 2013.
WeddingDates works with 600 hotels and venues across Ireland and the UK and has delivered in excess of 165,000 wedding enquiries to those hotels which have resulted in more than 5,600 weddings in the UK with a value of £31M to their hotel & venue clients.
Country House & Farm properties are the hip new trend in weddings. You too can tap into this lucrative revenue stream by learning how to communicate better with millennials and put together an offering for them that is irresistible. By cleverly using social media and technology to punch way above your weight, Ciara has brilliantly effective tips and tricks to really stand out in the wedding market.