Part Time Venue Dresser Vacancy Jan – Oct 2015

     Stylish Event offer room decor for weddings, corporate events & parties. We deliver an excellent service to ensure our clients have a truly memorable event. Our products and services do make a huge difference to the look of a room. We are looking for a venue dresser who is responsible for the coordination of weddings and events from conception through to completion. The majority of our events are weddings but we do also dress rooms for:

  • exhibitions and wedding fayres;

  • conferences and meetings;

  • promotions and product launches;

  • fundraising and social events.

    The role is hands-on and often involves working as part of a team. The venue dresser must be able to complete a wide range of activities requiring clear communication, excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. They must work well under pressure, ensuring the smooth and efficient preparation for dressing an event.

    Typical work activities

    The role of a venue dresser varies; examples of activities often include:

    In particular you’ll handle our wedding enquiries and make sure that every single nervous bride will be reassured that it will be ‘just right’ on her big day and all of the tiny details she has discussed with you are all in place.

    You’ll check and recheck every event down to the very last detail. You’ll know what’s important to each and every customer to make their own individual event a great success for them.

    You’ll understand that each event and occasion is different, and you'll l take pride in always being one step ahead so you’ll know exactly what’s needed and when.

    You’ll make sure that all of the final details are correct, and you’ll need great questioning skills, a real eye for detail, as well as speedy and accurate administration and computer skills. 

    You’ll reassure event organisers that everything is in hand, so that they can look forward to a stress free event by being totally dedicated to communicating every last detail of each event

    Help set up and promote the business at wedding fayres with a clear understanding of products and services available for hire

    Working as part of our team you’ll take enquires, convert them into definite bookings

         utilise social media and marketing techniques to promote the business

     Salary and conditions

  • Self employed and freelance applicants considered

  • Working hours can vary between different events but may involve additional and unsocial working hours depending on the nature of the event. This will involve preparation for events, setting up events and collecting hire items from the venue. Preparation is usually on Mondays, set ups for weddings & events usually Friday, Saturday and Sunday depending on bookings which varies each week. Then collecting items the day after the event.

  • Venue dressers can be office based for completing administration and appointments with clients but will also travel to venues to dress events. The majority of the work is indoors but we have occasional outdoor events.

  • The majority of our work is setting up weddings and is busier during the summer months. We do have some weddings, corporate and Christmas events over the winter months.

  • As a guide we estimate approx 8-10 hours per week in winter months January– March then approx 20-25 hours per week in the summer months from April – October. This will vary from week to week depending on the events and bookings so a flexible approach is essential

      Entry Requirements

        Candidates with relevant experience are preferred in:

  • event management;

  • hotel or catering management;

  • customer service

  • wedding coordinator

    We are keen to recruit applicants with experience and knowledge of the industry so work experience, either paid or voluntary, is essential. Organising or helping with events for a student society, charity or other organisation is particularly useful, as is work in the hotel or travel industry and sales, marketing or customer service experience. The work experience will also provide a valuable opportunity to network and develop contacts in the industry and develop business opportunities.

        Candidates need to show evidence of the following:

        To have a great personality and be genuine, approachable, attentive and instinctive
        To enjoy the buzz of being busy
        To be smart and well presented
        Excellent communication skills including spoken and written English.
        To be sales driven and able to confidently negotiate sales packages
        Great organisation and administration skills and a real eye for detail.
        Good numeracy and literacy
        Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure

        Problem-solving skills and diplomacy;

        Enjoy teamwork sales and/or marketing skills with a flexible & adaptable approach to work

        Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office



       Email your CV with a covering letter through to include a contact number and email address.

       Experience within the following areas would be advantageous:

  • event management;

  • hotel or catering management;

  • customer service

  • wedding coordinator

        For legal reasons applicants must be 18 or over. Applicants must be able to travel daily into our office in Shardlow in Derby.

A car owner driver with full driving licence is advantageous. Applicants successful at the initial interview will be invited to spend 2 hours at an event venue dressing to get to see what the role involves; it is still part of the interview process so applicants will not receive compensation for this. Interviews will be held on Friday 28 November 2014 with a work trail in the evening from 5pm till 7pm. The successful candidate will be offered a zero hours contract with a work rota given 4 weeks in advance.




Fri 28 Nov Move into office & evening Hilton Hotel EMA & Yew Lodge 5-6 hours

Sat 29 Nov Collect Hilton & Appointments Yew Lodge 3 hours

Sun 30 Nov Collect Yew Lodge & Wedding Fayre 4 hours 

Thur 4 Dec Wedding Appointments 1pm & 2pm 2.5 hours

Fri 5 Dec Staff Training 4 hours

Fri 12 Dec Dress Hilton 4 hours

Wed 31 Dec Dress Hilton & Yew Lodge 4 hours


Sat 10 Jan Dress Eastwood Hall 3 hours plus possible appointments

Sun 11 Jan Collect EH 2 hours

Sun 18 Jan Dress DCC 2 hours

Mon 19 Jan Collect DCC 2 hours

Fri 23 Jan Preparation for WF 3 hours

Sun 25 Jan Hilton SGP WF 9-5pm 8 hours

Mon 26 Jan Email quotes 2 hours

Sat 31 Jan Appointments 3 hours

Fri 6 Feb Preparation WF 3 hours

Sun 8 Feb Hilton EMA WF 9-5  8 hours

Mon 9 Feb Email Quotes 4 hours

Sat 14 Feb Wedding DCC 2 hours plus pos appointments

Sun 15 Feb Collection and invoice from appointments 2-3 hours

Fri 20 Feb Prep and dress DCC for WF 3 hours

Sat 21 Feb Prep and  dress EH for WF 3 hours

Sun 22 Feb WF at Yew Lodge 9.30-4pm 6.5 hours

Mon 23 Feb emails for quotes 3 hours

Tue 24 Feb emails for quotes 3 hours

Sat 28 Feb WF appointments 3 - 5hours

The hours in March are likely to be 30-40 for the month but this will depend on the number of bookings we get in the wedding fayre season. The main season from April - September is likely to be 18-25 hours per week. The hours are likely to be 9.30-2,30 midweek and 8-12/1pm on Sat & Sun. The working week will be preparation on Monday, dressing and collecting Friday Saturday and Sunday. Then appointments and administration in addition to this.  However on busier weeks more hours will be required depending on the number of weddings. We are looking for someone who is flexible and able to commit to the majority of weekends through out the summer months as this is our busiest times.


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