Venuelust is a platform in which select locations are showcased in a manner to those seeking unique spaces to create an environment for celebrations, events or getaways. Not only are these venues off the beaten path, clothed in splendor and exclusive in entirety, but they are destinations that event planners, location and film scouting agencies, wedding planners, travel bloggers, lifestylists, photographers and more will find of great value. Venuelust offers a wide-range of online resources as well as tools to showcase your space. Our mission is to not only bring select venues to the clientele, but help inspire unique adventures and experiences that captivate the culture and essence of each individual site and community.
Meet the Team
Jamie Ehrsam | Co-Founder & CEO
Born and Raised in Orange County, California Jamie made her way to San Diego State University in 2000 where she majored in Hospitality and Tourism management 2005. After just 2 years in the event industry Jamie noticed a lack of unique venues to host celebrations. In 2007 Jamie and Co-Founder Luke launched Estate Weddings and Events, Inc. A full service venue management company specializing in estates and unique private venues. With the success and continued online growth, Estate Weddings and Events no longer was just a consulting company, but an online resource for couples, planners, travelers, and industry professionals to find unique spaces for their celebrations. From the want and desire for off the beaten path venues, Venuelust was born.
Luke Whittaker | Co-Founder
Graduated with 2 degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Statistics from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. After graduation, Luke started working at Genprobe (a biotech company), when he quickly realized it was not the right fit or structure he was looking for. He then venture into the paver and turf industry in which he was in sales, management and soaking in every aspect that he could. With knowledge learned and crafted, he then Co-Found Install It Direct which installs driveways, patios, outdoor living spaces and more.
Claire Lewis | Director of Client Relations
Claire Lewis will often be the first person to greet you and answer any questions you may have about planning your estate event. Her friendly and personable demeanor make her an asset to the Estate Weddings and Events team, and she takes great pleasure in seeing you through all parts of the process from scheduling your first estate visit to executing your vision on the day of your event. Claire graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Communication and a minor in the History of Art and Architecture. In her free time, she loves to make succulent arrangements, drink craft beers and travel!
Annie Crandall | Director of Marketing
Annie’s greatest passion is making sure people are seen, known, and loved. With that being said, it’s no wonder she found herself in the field of Marketing, after graduating from Northwest University in Kirkland, WA with a degree in Business Management | Marketing. With over 15 years of experience, in several different industries and wearing every hat imaginable along her journey, Annie ensures to do her job thoroughly, with purpose, and with positivity. In Annie’s spare time she enjoys finding adventure in the outdoors: on the water and in the mountains as well as cooking and baking for social gatherings with friends.