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Roundup: Your Favorite 2023 Industry Podcasts

Podcast recommendations from industry expert Meghan Ely for learning and inspiration

Most event pros love to fill their spare time with industry podcasts, whether paired with your daily commute or accompanying you on a walk around the block. With educational tips for business growth, hilarious anecdotes, and inspiration for your next event, there are countless B2B podcasts for event pros to listen, learn, and love.

We surveyed industry experts for their top podcast recommendations. Even if you have your go-to subscriptions, here are a few worth tossing in the mix.

The Confetti Hour with Renée Sabo


Hosted by award-winning wedding planner Renée Sabo, The Confetti Hour is a breath of fresh air that pairs industry-specific knowledge with Sabo’s MBA-backed business savvy. You’ll likely end up binge-listening, so you might want to carve out some extra time!

“Renee, the host, is fearless in her questions. She is funny, empathetic, and knowledgeable. She easily closes the gaps in cases where listeners may not understand certain terminology or situations. She speaks with industry leaders about events that they have dealt with and provides solutions for those who may be going through the same. Just a real, straightforward, funny program that always provides insight and education.”

— Keith Willard, Keith Willard Events

The Wedding Dish Podcast


If you love open-minded and candid conversations about all things weddings, you won’t want to miss The Wedding Dish Podcast. Wedding photographer Sara Alepin covers a wide array of topics and interviews both event pros and couples, so you’ll always find a new perspective when tuning in.

“A podcast I truly enjoy is The Wedding Dish Podcast! I love how she covers a wide range of topics in both B2B and B2C options for us to listen to. I had a blast recording with them and loved all of the graphics.”

— Jen Sulak, Weirdo Weddings

The Venue RX Podcast


Looking to learn more about what it truly means to run a venue? The Venue RX Podcast is your go-to resource for candid conversations from wedding venue owners and industry experts alike, helping listeners to stay profitable, collaborative, and empowered – whether you’re a future business owner or a seasoned wedding pro.

“[There are] a lot of ideas and examples from people in the field on owning and managing wedding venues!”

— Vijay Goel, 440 Elm

Talk with Renée Dalo


Host Renée Dalo brings over a decade of industry experience to her podcast, Talk with Renée Dalo, but she doesn’t limit her content strictly to event-related topics. Her weekly show covers everything from mindset and productivity to sales and marketing, so you can expect a well-rounded listening experience.

“There are so many things to love about this podcast, but what I appreciate most is how Renée has created a space to interview guests with such a wide range of careers and areas of expertise. I've always felt like we can learn so much from people outside of our industry, and Talk with Renée Dalo excels at making that such an easy and convenient thing for us to do.”

— Leah Weinberg, Oduberg Law, LLP

Wedding Pro CEO Podcast by Brandee Gaar


Put your CEO hats on for Brandee Gaar’s Wedding Pro CEO Podcast! Gaar’s show is designed for entrepreneurial-minded event pros who want to elevate their businesses and scale smartly. Topics covered with her guests tend to hit home for experienced pros, providing actionable steps to get to the next level.

“Many educators tailor their messaging to new-to-the-industry professionals, but Brandee’s podcast speaks to those who have been in the game a bit longer and are looking to uplevel their skills. Whether she has brought on another industry pro to chat about a topic they excel at, or if she’s recording solo in a coaching style, I know each episode will be the kick in the butt I need to do that thing I’ve been putting off in my business. She’s no fluff, tough love, and is not afraid of having an unpopular opinion in the wedding industry.”

— Katy Padilla, Scarlet Rose Events

The Tog Republic


While primarily tailored towards photographers, The Tog Republic covers topics that apply to all event professionals — so don’t count it out before giving it a listen! Host Carolina Guzik invites industry experts on the show to discuss everything from pricing structures to TikTok strategies, so you’ll no doubt find some useful tidbits here.

“The podcast is directed towards event photographers, but the marketing strategies Carolina shares can apply to any event business. I love how she breaks down marketing into bite-sized, doable tasks focusing on leveraging photos to drive website traffic. As a wedding videographer where I do not create photos, the tips she shares are actionable and obtainable for those in the industry who are not photographers.”

— Mary Angelini, Key Moment Films

Play It Brave with D’Arcy Benincosa


If you need a dose of inspiration, tune right into D’Arcy Benincosa’s podcast, Play It Brave. Her unfiltered and passionate approach to entrepreneurial topics will empower you to take risks and step outside your comfort zone.

“D’Arcy not only delves into the challenges pervading the wedding industry but also generously shares practical insights spanning photography, social media, and money management. What lends each episode its allure is D’Arcy’s openness regarding her personal journey towards self-care, self-growth, and mental well-being. She boldly dismantles misconceptions and old beliefs surrounding the wedding industry and ways for small businesses to grow. I feel inspired after each episode, empowered by D’Arcy’s belief that there is truly no limit to what one can achieve.”

— Elena Gera, Focus on the Moment Photography

In addition to the B2B podcasts listed above, it’s worth tuning into B2C podcasts for a different perspective on wedding planning. Here are a couple that have caught our eye:

The Wedding Duo


Newer to the scene, The Wedding Duo is hosted by Serena and Dominic, a husband-and-wife team who own an event planning and entertainment company. They bring on wedding professionals and couples to share tips for every stage of planning. The content is fun and informative, but we especially love the back-and-forth candor between this real-life couple!

Behind the Veil


With guests ranging from Colin Cowie to David Tutera, Behind the Veil offers an intimate listening experience with some of the biggest names in the industry. Host Keith Willard records the show live, so it’s entirely unscripted and off the cuff. Episodes range from B2B and B2C (and even some C2C content to enjoy), so there’s content for everyone!

With new podcasts launching regularly (we’ve got our eye on Kevin Dennis’s Mind Your Wedding Business), stay on the lookout for those that catch your interest. In addition to regular listening, consider applying to become a guest on your favorite shows. You’ll get a chance to build a connection with the host while positioning yourself as an industry thought leader in front of your audience. Happy listening!

Meghan Ely is the owner of wedding PR and wedding marketing firm OFD Consulting. Ely is a sought-after speaker, adjunct professor in the field of public relations, and a self-professed royal wedding enthusiast.

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