Vendor Spotlight | Melissa with Tarrant’s West
Our spotlight today is on Melissa with Tarrant’s West. They have multiple seating options for your quaint wedding reception or rehearsal dinner! Read more here…
What makes you business stand out and why should a couple hire you?
Our restaurant is so unique! We offer multiple spaces to accommodate a small shower or a large wedding party. We can also cater any local off- site event. We live by our motto “Hospitality to a Fault”! All guests are welcomed and treated like family from the moment you enter the front door. Our staff will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your special day!
What is your favorite thing about what you do?
I absolutely love my job. From the moment the bride and groom walk in to the moment the guests leave I am willing to help in any way possible. Seeing everyone smiling and enjoying their time together has to be my fave!
How did you get to where you are now?
I have been in the service industry for over 20 years. Becoming an event coordinator was a natural step up for me!
What is something every couple should know before getting married?
I have been in a relationship for over 22 years and even though we have not tied the knot I must say that we always say “I love you” everyday! It is something I believe you can never hear enough!
What’s your go to spot to eat in RVA?
I love trying out new local restaurants! I believe in supporting local 100%!
What did you want to be when you were little?
I have always joked that I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I have always known that I wanted to work with people no matter what profession I chose. I am not one to sit behind a computer all day and not interact with others. I have the gift of gab and as long as I am gabbing I am happy!
What was your first job ever?
I worked at Sbarro’s. I was hired because of my smile and that’s where my love of working with people first started!
What did you eat this morning?
Honestly as long as I have a good cup of joe in the morning I am a happy camper!
Where is your happy place?
On a beach with my family. The sound of waves crashing is so relaxing to me! Feet in the sand, drink in my hand!
What show are you currently binging?
I just finished the most recent season of Atypical. It has to be one of my favorites! I love shows that are relatable and true to life.
What is the coolest thing you are working on now?
I taught myself how to knit a couple of years ago and have been making hats for the homeless. I might eventually learn to make something other than hats but right now it’s all I know how to knit! I enjoy keeping my hands busy and helping others at the same time.
What is your dream sandwich?
Is a good cheeseburger considered a sandwich? I mean it is between two pieces of bread!
What about dream nachos?
Steak, lots of cheese, lettuce, black olives, sour cream, and more cheese.
What is your go to dance move?
I really do not have a go to move but if you get a drink or two in me I will definitely be on the dance floor!