About Us

Quality Experience from Beginning to End

I grew up in a home with a father who had multiple successful businesses. I loved helping him in any way I could, especially when it came to his event based businesses. It has helped me become the driven person that I am today.  So when my husband and I had the opportunity to buy a wedding venue, I eagerly volunteered to retire my role as a "stay-at-home mom" and jump back into the family business life! 

 

When I'm not at Oak Hills I love cooking plant-based meals, dancing, lifting weights, listening to books on audible, and volunteering in my church and neighborhood. I also LOVE to sing.  

 

The majority of my days are spent at Oak Hills with my husband and a lot of times our children tag along too. (Not DURING events though!) We love working as a team to find ways to improve the venue as well as our customer's experience!  We sincerely want every person that walks through our doors to have a quality experience with us from beginning to end.

Shirelle Benard
Co-Owner & CEO

Sincerely Caring About You

When I'm at a ripe old age of 101, I want to be able to say that I did it all!  My goal-oriented and carefree personality have allowed me to enjoy some amazing adventures and opportunities already in this life.  Career wise, I have spent nearly 20 years working in either event planning, fashion, home design or teaching/coaching.  But above all, the wedding world has definitely given me one of the most fulfilling and fun opportunities so far. 

Besides planning weddings, other things that I enjoy and that make me who I am are: going on adventures with my husband and four kids, dancing (I'll never stop... even when I'm 101), teaching group fitness (anyone interested in a bridal bootcamp?!), cats, Book Club, CrossFit, thrift shopping, going to movies, licorice, and swinging on swings. 

I feel so fortunate to work at a place that allows creativity, while meeting so many wonderful people all at the same time. I truly and sincerely care about every single couple that I work with and consider them my friends.  And friends don't let friends have bad wedding experiences!

Aleesha Merrill
Venue Director

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

The venue was gorgeous and hosted one of the best weddings I've seen. The bridal room is gorgeous! The staff was amazing. From keeping all the bridesmaids and groomsmen in check (sorry we were a rowdy bunch!) To making sure everything was always clean and the guests were always served. The staff also wore masks (and gloves when necessary). Absolutely beautiful venue and great staff!

- Laura 

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