Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, which means the Marion County Development Commission Office can expect to be a bit busier come next week. Director Carla Eysink says that, along with right after the holidays, after Valentine’s Day is the time when they have the most questions regarding weddings. She explains that many people are curious about having a wedding near Lake Red Rock. The requests come from people who live in Marion County and those who live outside the county borders as well.
Eysink says they provide information about caterers, photographers, hotels, and many more wedding-related businesses. She explains that the average wedding costs $15,000-$20,000, so a Marion County wedding can mean big business being done locally. Last year, she says they helped provide information for about 60 weddings. She hopes they can continue to increase that number.