LVL Academy is Heading to North Carolina!

LVL Academy is Heading to North Carolina!

We’re Heading to North Carolina!

After 4 years of hosting LVL Academy in our own backyard in Orange County, California - we’re taking our wedding planner workshop to North Carolina! We’ve always wanted to take Academy on the road, so when a recent grad reached out saying she was interested in hosting, we couldn’t resist! We can’t tell you how many requests we’ve gotten over the years to bring our workshop to the East Coast and we are excited to finally be doing it.


Meet Our Host and Venue 

We are so excited to have Maliquea of Starnes and Co. hosting us at her beautiful wedding venue in Winston-Salem, North Carolina! Maliquea attended Academy in 2018 and here is what she had to say about her experience.

LVL Academy has transformed my wedding planning business through hands on experience, building community, expert planning advice and guidance! I wanted to host LVL Academy in North Carolina because the skills and resources I learned from LVL are priceless, and truly something I only wished I could have experienced before I started my planning business. There is nothing like it! I believe LVL Academy is a game changer for the planning industry and can't wait to share this special experience with North Carolina and Beyond!"


Her venue, Muse at the Mill, is an historic building that used to be an industrial mill, but now is a premier wedding venue in the area! And, we cannot wait to host our summer 2-day workshop there!

What Will You Learn at Our Summer Academy?

Our next wedding planner workshop is June 7th-8th and we’re putting the final touches on the curriculum. But, here is what you can expect when you attend! 

We start every day with breakfast and an opportunity to network with the other attendees because building relationships and growing your community is an important part of being a successful professional. So, don’t forget to bring a stack of business cards! You’ll be meeting other wedding planners and professionals from around the country and you want to be able to keep in touch.


Lectures, Panels, and Hands-on Learning

Both days are full of learning and we’ll have notebooks for you to fill with notes! From wedding planning fundamentals to honest conversations about the business of being a wedding planner, we cover tons of topics (with all of our top tips) to make sure you go home with a list of action items you can get to work on right away. Here is just some of what we’ll cover:

  • Wedding Planner Titles, Packages & Pricing

  • How to Book Weddings

  • Getting Started Planning Step by Step

  • Managing Your Workload and Efficiently Planning 

  • Creating and Managing a Wedding Budget

  • Finding the Perfect Venue

  • How to Create a Timeline

  • Mastering Wedding Rehearsals

  • How to Cut a Wedding Cake

  • Table Top How To’s 

  • The Design Process

  • …and more!

You leave with not just your notes, but with tons of resources to guide you along the way! So, whether you are looking to refine your wedding planning process, get confirmation that you are on the right track, bounce ideas around, or get the education you need to build your wedding planning business on a strong foundation - we’re covering it!

And, as always, we’ll have other wedding industry professionals and experts there for you to learn from. We’ll be announcing our lineup of speakers and sponsors over the coming weeks! Stay tuned - you’re going to get excited about who you’ll meet!



In the evening, we’ll switch gears and get back to networking! We’ll enjoy a delicious meal and talk about the day’s events, get to know each other more, ask questions, and just focus on connecting.

Whether you’re planning weddings on the side and are thinking of going full time or have hundreds of weddings under your belt, Academy is a place you come to learn, connect, and grow. We’ve had the honor of supporting more than 100 planners over the years, and we hope to have you join us! Let’s elevate your career (and the entire wedding industry) together!

Want to join us in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for our summer Academy? Registration closes on May 10th but, don’t wait - our workshops always sell out! Snag your seat by paying in full or with a payment plan through this link.