Case study:  SNAP, the annual international photography festival

There is no better indicator of a successful event than repeat business. SNAP, the annual international photography festival, were so pleased with their event that they returned three years running. Held over four days and nights, the venue was Fforest Farm in Pembrokeshire, one of National Geographic’s top three glamping spots in the world 2017, chosen by SNAP’s founder Laura Babb both for the venue and for the beautiful landscapes that make it ideal for photography.

For international delegates, the beauty of the region and the West Coast far outweighed the travel to get there. Primarily wedding photographers, Fforest, also used as a wedding venue, provided the perfect backdrop for photographic work, last year’s event even featured a surprise real wedding with all 100 delegates invited to photograph the celebrations. The four day conference also featured educational content, business advice, inspiring keynote talks, practical shoot demonstrations and a whole notebook full of ideas to propel businesses forward. As a conference venue Fforest was ideal, offering a wide range of spaces for presentations, breakouts and partying and providing all catering in-house.

Organiser Laura Babb was delighted, "As a first time organiser of a big event we were really, really impressed with Fforest's approach to hosting our photography festival. They walked us through every stage of the process, supported us, gave us pep-talks and generally provided input and guidance to ensure things ran smoothly. During the event itself it was clear that Fforest's ethos is embraced by every single member of the team. The staff at Fforest (although staff seems like a very formal word – they all felt more like friends) all go way beyond the call of duty to make sure every single guest is happy and has an amazing experience. I firmly believe that the magic of Fforest made SNAP and that's why we didn't hesitate in deciding to come back the following year. Aside from the planning, every other detail is executed meticulously. Fforest's attention to detail is just wonderful, the food is AMAZING, and the ambiance is just magical.”