The Valley Venues is a captivating wedding and event venue nestled right outside the heart of Chattanooga, TN. Established in 2023 by the visionary father-daughter team of Paul and Kobi Cummings, this extraordinary property has a rich history as a cherished family estate before transforming into a haven for celebrations.
Driven by a passion for crafting exceptional experiences, The Valley Venues is dedicated to curating events that are truly unique to each guest, weaving memories that will last a lifetime. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, The Valley Venues boasts enchanting event spaces and lodging accommodations to cater to various preferences and styles. With an inclusive atmosphere, The Valley Venues welcomes all guests to enjoy this perfect backdrop to celebrate life's special moments in style and elegance.
The Cummings Family Legacy
The story of The Valley Venues begins with Paul Cummings, a renowned public speaker known for his motivational speeches on success through confidence and creativity. For years, the property served as the headquarters for Paul's speaking engagements and corporate events, where he inspired countless individuals to reach for their dreams. However, in 2018, a stroke left Paul with aphasia, a condition that affects one's ability to communicate.
This life-altering event could have led to despair, but instead, it became the catalyst for an inspiring new chapter in the Cummings family's journey. Paul's daughter, Kobi Cummings, proposed transforming the property into a wedding and event venue, combining their strengths and passions to create a remarkable destination for celebrations of all kinds.
Meet Kobi Cummings, The Creative Visionary
Kobi Cummings, co-owner of The Valley Venues alongside her father, is a visionary creative with a passion for bringing fantasy worlds to life. Her journey in the design world began at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Production Design and a minor in Themed Entertainment.
Kobi's talents led her to Disney Live Entertainment, where she excelled as an Arts Specialist, designing enchanting props for live shows and parades right in front of the iconic Cinderella Castle. Her innate ability to create magical experiences fuels her dedication to The Valley Venues. She envisions each guest stepping into a fairytale or storybook the moment they arrive, enveloped in comfort, romance, and the ethereal beauty of nature.
“We are committed to ensuring that every memory created at The Valley Venues becomes a timeless and unforgettable fairytale experience for all who visit,” says Kobi.
Meet Paul Cummings, The Motivational Leader
Paul Cummings, co-owner of The Valley Venues, is a seasoned entrepreneur and motivational speaker with a legacy of inspiring transformation. As the President and CEO of Paul D. Cummings Worldwide Enterprises, his training and teaching company has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands, instilling in them the drive to create meaningful and lasting change.
One of his notable accomplishments is the development of Woople, an award-winning web-based learning system that has empowered thousands of students through its impactful online video training programs. Following his diagnosis with aphasia, Paul has dedicated himself to raising awareness about strokes, aphasia, and dementia. He actively participates in organizations like the National Aphasia Association to make a difference in the lives of those facing similar challenges. He recently founded Aphasia Together, a foundation and ongoing support group for people with Aphasia who are connected to support each other and their caregivers with motivation, inspiration and a shared path. Paul continues to host retreats for this group and online support weekly.
The Valley Venues: A Sanctuary of Celebration
Nestled within 74 acres of breathtaking property in Wildwood, Georgia, just across the border approximately 10 miles from Chattanooga, TN, The Valley Venues is a warm and welcoming sanctuary that offers an inclusive space for celebrating life's most memorable moments. The venue features seven distinct event spaces, each with a unique character and ambiance. From enchanting valleys to grand halls, ethereal greenhouses, and rustic barns, guests can immerse themselves in various captivating settings that cater to diverse preferences and styles.
The dwelling options include a charming lodge designed to accommodate up to 14 guests and four delightful 1- and 2-bedroom cabins. With a total capacity of up to 22 guests across all options, the venue ensures that clients can celebrate their special day with ease while their guests revel in the convenience and comfort of on-site accommodations.
“The Magnolia House, one of our on-property event spaces, is very special to me,” says Kobi. “My mother’s family has lived within a mile of this house since it was first built in 1896. While her family never owned it, it was a place of beauty that my grandparents and great-grandparents would walk by on their way to church each Sunday.”
Kobi explains, “When it came up for sale, my parents toured the property and instantly fell in love. They realized it would require a lot of work and upkeep, but they knew it could be very special.”
Personalization and Excellence
What truly sets The Valley Venues apart is an authentic commitment to offering unparalleled personalization and service. The founders have curated an extensive decor library featuring a wide selection of backdrops, signage, arches, and more, empowering clients to select elements that resonate with their style and vision.
Every detail at The Valley Venues is meticulously crafted so guests have an experience of a lifetime. The team takes great pride in going above and beyond to create unforgettable moments that exceed expectations. Whether it's a wedding, a corporate event, or any other celebration, The Valley Venues is devoted to making every occasion remarkable.
The Valley Venues is more than just a venue; it's a testament to the power of resilience, creativity, and family bonds. The Cummings family has turned adversity into an opportunity to create something truly magical, where dreams come true, and celebrations are etched into the hearts of those who experience them. Visit www.thevalleyvenues.com to embark on your own fairytale journey.