Both Laurie, Fausto and Reuben have been successful event industries leaders in New England for over 30 years. Together they have created Maine Venue Partners.
Maine Venue Partners
Successful business owners and good friends come to together for an amazing business opportunity. Both Laurie, Fausto and Reuben have been business owners for over three decades in the events industry.
As business partners in their own venue (Forge on the Falls) and After years of inquiries from venues and new and upcoming venues, we saw a need to be paid for our time as brokers as well as a need to connect to couples to inspiring and new spaces in New England.
Laurie Andrews, Owner and creative director of Laurie Andrews Design in Portland, Maine.
Laurie Andrews Design offers over 7000 square feet of showroom and studio space housed with the largest lounge furniture and fresh flowers in Maine.
Laurie founded her first flower shop at age 24. Thirty-five years later Laurie is still distributing the floral industry in New England. She has maintained a great reputation and has strong connections in the Maine Wedding and Events industry as well as connections with the best wholesalers, venues and distributors in New England.
Co-Founder of Blue Elephant and Catering, Fausto began his catering and event planning career 35 years ago in Philadelphia. He has an eye for detail and production and is passionate about creating high-quality, memorable events for his wedding and corporate clients. Fausto is a member of the board of directors of the International Caterers Association (ICA), is past President of the Biddeford-Saco Rotary Club, and a founding member of the Maine chapter of NACE (National Association of Catering and Events).
Co-Founder of Blue Elephant Events and Catering, Reuben began his career in event management in the museum and publishing worlds in Philadelphia before returning to Maine to open Blue Elephant in 2007. He enjoys guiding his clients through the event planning process and helping create unique experiences for their guests. Reuben is a past chair of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce and the Marketing Director of the Maine chapter of NACE and a board member of the Institute for Family Run Business. He is also the Editor of Real Maine Weddings magazine.