The Wedding Pro CEO Summit

A summit for wedding professionals who are ready to build the profitable business they’ve always dreamed of!

June 5-8, 2023
Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Florida

Wedding professionals wear overworked and burned out as a badge of honor. We're on a MISSION to change that narrative by helping wedding pros go from overwhelmed business owner to confident CEO!

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Unlike any other educational summit in the wedding industry

This three-day summit by wedding professionals for wedding professionals will give you the chance to take a deep dive into the mindset, strategies, and systems you need to become the CEO of your business. It’s time to break the industry norm that wedding pros have to be burned out and overwhelmed to be successful.

Watch the video below to see what last year's attendees had to say!

Here’s what to expect from the Wedding Pro CEO Summit!


Time with expert wedding professionals

Get in the room with some of the industry’s top educators. These educators aren't just teachers with theories — they're going to share real-life experiences of how they built their business from the ground up to help you avoid common pitfalls and fast-track your growth. They also deeply care about prepping the next generation of wedding professionals, who see the value in transparent teaching, and who focus on entrepreneur mental health.


Hands-on learning

When you attend, you won’t just get a teaser into how you can progress in your business and then be sold a high-ticket course. Through engaging lectures and hands-on workshops, you’ll be taken through actionable steps so you can walk away knowing exactly what to do next to move the needle forward in your business. Plus, you’ll have a chance to ask questions and receive personalized advice for your business.


Inspiration to build a sustainable life

No one has ever said, “I can’t wait to start a business so I can work 24/7!” That’s why during this summit, you’ll discover best practices you can implement into your business the day you learn them to build a healthy business from the inside out. The goal? Help you love your business and your life!


Authentic connections

This summit is all about real learning and real community. I want you to feel like you can show up and be authentically you. That’s why there's a limit on the number of attendees so that this summit is an intimate and catered experience. Community is so important as a CEO, so you’ll also have access to a private Facebook group so you can start fostering those connections (and new friendships) right away!


A little playtime!

The best part of being an entrepreneur, in my opinion, is being able to mix work with play! Lake Nona isn’t just a town but also a destination and a feast for your senses. We’ll have a mix of group events and solo time, so you can split off, network, and enjoy what this gorgeous area has to offer!


*Room and travel not included

There are only 10 spots, so get your VIP summit ticket before they sell out!

  • Private VIP Happy Hour with the speakers before the Welcome Party
  • A 3-hour intensive workshop on Thursday with the conference host for a chance to ask questions and implement what you’ve learned during the summit. (Lunch included.)
  • Upgraded swag!

For entrepreneurs who want to make the most out of their summit experience, this ticket includes everything included in the standard ticket, plus:

VIP Experience


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  • 2 full days of intensive learning, designed to help you re-think your business so it can be profitable AND fulfilling
  • Intentional conversations that build community with like-minded entrepreneurs who are doing the dang thing and excited to level each other up!
  • Invitation to our exclusive Facebook community, specifically for attendees and speakers
  • Welcome Party (no style guide required!)
  • Round Table Luncheon
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the summit
  • Free time to network and set goals for your business based on all of the learning
  • Summit swag

This ticket includes:

Early Bird Special

*Room and travel not included

Our Agenda

June 5

Come for the welcome party, stay for the learning! Make your way to Orlando, get your summit swag, and join us for the Welcome Party. This is a great chance to meet all the CEOs you connected with before the summit in the private Facebook group, share a drink with the speakers, and kick off an eventful week with some serious fun!

June 6 and 7

You’ll work your way through the six core competencies of building a successful business, including profitability, marketing/branding, mindset, team growth, sales, and automation and systems. Learn from the best in the industry and be among other ambitious entrepreneurs in engaging lectures, round-table discussions, hands-on workshops, and implementation pods.

June 8

We’ll laugh, cry, and hug farewell as we set off, confident to make changes in our businesses and lives. However, this is not a final goodbye. We will continue to foster connections and community in our private Facebook group! If you’d like to stay for the weekend with your family, Lake Nona Wave Hotel has extended its conference rate for all attendees.

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A detailed agenda will be sent to attendees 60 days prior to the event

Our Speakers

Megan Gilikin

Ashley Ebert

Maria Bayer

Amanda Shuman

Danielle Hayden

Julie Painter fried


CEO Mindset

Sales Strategy

Systems and Automation


Finance + Profit

Cece todd

julie novack

Kunbi odubogun

legal strategy

personal branding

seo strategy

brandee gaar


wealth management

ceo strategy

susan southerland

diversifying your income

About the host:

Brandee Gaar.


Hey there! I'm Brandee, and I help creative business owners sustainably scale their businesses so they can create a thriving career and work-life balance. (Yes, it’s possible!)

During this summit, I'm not going to give you broad direction for any business stage. My vision is to do what I always do for my clients:

To help drill down the nitty-gritty to provide solutions where you feel the most stagnant and stuck, all while building a community of like-minded entrepreneurs! 

The truth is, you have the skills, the chops, and the smarts to scale your business. And with the right guidance and community, you'll know exactly how to apply all that to skyrocket your growth.

I've been in the events industry for 20 years and created three 6-figure businesses, all while raising the #Gaargoyles! (What we affectionately call our 3 daughters.) So you could say I’ve learned a thing or two about building a real business — not just an expensive hobby or cute side hustle.

Hope to see you there!

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Where we’ll be: Lake Nona Wave Hotel

Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a beautiful boutique hotel with lots of amazing hang-out spots for networking and connecting with other business owners attending the summit. Our group will be the only one staying for the week, so you can bet there will be many opportunities to build community!

The hotel itself is nestled in the heart of Lake Nona, a modern city located just outside of Orlando and minutes from the Orlando International airport. 

Plus, there are plenty of shops and entertainment within walking distance of the hotel so you can feel free to explore after the learning portion of the day is over.

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