MEET THE STAFF WHO BRINGS OUR VENUE TO LIFE.
Sarah Jones – Venue Director
Sarah graduated from University of Delaware in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. While working full-time in the sales industry, she started her own passion project, Sarah Ashlin Events, which was an event planning business that serviced the Delmarva region. In 2019, Sarah started full-time with Vanderwende Acres to follow her dreams of working in the wedding industry, and hasn’t looked back since!
In her free time, you can most likely find her in Target or spending the day with her pup, Henley and husband, Corey (who you’ll likely see helping around the venue every once in a while!).
We asked, what is her favorite part of the job? “It is so hard to narrow it down to one thing! I would say my favorite thing about my job is the full circle experience we get with each and everyone of our couples. Being a part of a venue, we are usually the first tour or vendor they meet with after getting engaged and the last they see on their wedding night. It’s so rewarding to see all of their planning and vision come to life! My favorite part of a wedding day is sending the couples down the aisle, I still get butterflies every time.”
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Caitlin Bunting – Events and Marketing Manager
Caitlin graduated from Salisbury University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. She began working with us part-time on wedding days while also at her full time job in the financial industry. Caitlin quickly fell in love with the job and everything about Vanderwende Acres and was hired full time. She now shows her love and enthusiasm of the venue through our social media so everyone can enjoy it as much as we do.
In her free time, if the weather is nice – you’ll find Caitlin at the beach relaxing and soaking up the sun!
We asked, what has been the most memorable part of your job so far? “Funny you ask! The most memorable day I’ve had working at Vanderwende Acres was actually the first wedding I ever worked. Not only did half of the vendors working the wedding get stuck in horrible traffic, ten minutes before the ceremony a hurricane decided to roll through! Even with those hiccups the wedding turned out perfectly for the couple. I definitely got to experience and learn a lot that first day!”
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