Guelph Shops Business Spotlight Profile – The Simple Knot Inc.

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The Simple Knot Inc. began operations in May 2022. They are an all inclusive micro wedding venue. Their 1500 square foot venue offers all-inclusive, intimate and hassle-free packages at one price.

Simple Knot Inc. is located at 322 Eastview Road, Unit B6.

Mahdis Samimi-Berch, owner of The Simple Knot Inc.

Mahdis Samimi-Berch is the founder of The Simple Knot Inc. She co-owns the company with her husband Alex Samimi-Berch. Alex is the Director of Photography and Marketing. Both make a great team and bring complementary strengths to the business which has helped them open successfully.

Mahdis has been in the service industry for a decade and has always found weddings and events to be her passion and what she loves to do. Mahdis has held various jobs throughout her life but always returned to the wedding industry.

Mahdis is an avid dog lover, TV viewer, mental health advocate and always up for a good adventure.

Mahdis also loves being a student. After high school, she attended Wilfred Laurier University, graduating with a BA in Communications and Business Administration. She then went on to do postgraduate studies in Event Management and also became a certified Wedding Planner during this time. She then went on to work at some of the region’s top venues and also dabbled in the corporate world. In addition, Mahdis owned her won wedding coordination business and eventually decided to run a restaurant. Mahdis also has a post-graduate degree in Human Resources Management and has participated in post-graduate studies in mental health and addiction, which is a great passion of hers.

business background

The Simple Knot Inc. began operations in May 2022 with planning for their site scheduled to begin in June 2021. Their venue is specially designed for small weddings and events and includes a ceremony room, full bar and bridal suite. Additionally, they offer venues as well as full planning services to couples.

All of their wedding packages include venue, decorations, open bar, officiant, photography (including engagement), hors d’oeuvres delivered, wedding planner, bridal bouquet and boutonniere, 6 inch cake, e-invitations, card box and shipping.

Although The Simple Knot Inc. is a wedding venue, they strive to be a venue that can be used by everyone in the local community. This led them to decide that any nonprofit organization that wants to host an event can do so for free. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to get in touch through the Contact Us section of The Simple Knot Inc.’s website for more information.

When asked why it is important to support local people, Mahdis replied: “After opening this shop, we realized how important it is for us to provide support wherever we can. I’ve always emphasized how I could do more in the world, and I finally realized that helping in my own community is the best way to do it. We use all local providers and support other small businesses within the community. We believe that community thrives when we work together.”

We also asked what makes The Simple Knot unique.

“Ultimately, there is one that makes our business unique and that is all inclusive,” Mahdis replied. “We offer couples everything they need on a small scale for their big day at an affordable price. We’re everything a larger venue would offer, with a smaller capacity. We are a permanent location, offer a variety of options and work with our couples from start to finish. We also offer a relaxed, stress-free wedding experience that no other venue offers.”

The Simple Knot Inc. strives to be a leader in the wedding industry. They hope to be accessible, inclusive, diverse and sustainable and are currently working with the Sustainable Waterloo Region to ensure they meet their sustainability goals. Their ultimate goal is to open two more venues in different locations within the next five years.

Visit The Simple Knot Inc.’s website to learn more about their unique venue and wedding and event packages.

Guelph Shops was created to help businesses like The Simple Knot Inc. thrive and to encourage our community to support local businesses. If your company is interested in a Guelph Shops Business Spotlight, please contact directly [email protected].

All information contained herein has been verified by The Simple Knot Inc.

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