About


About Teri and Denison Ridge:

Hello! I’m Teri, the founder and CEO of Denison Ridge. Together with my husband Les, we embarked on a remarkable journey running a wedding venue on our property for 11 years. Having sold over a thousand eBooks globally, I’ve shared my expertise on how to transform your property into a successful wedding venue.

Our venture into the venue business began as a means to secure our family home, a place we had lovingly built. Through dedication and ingenuity, we not only saved our house but also gained financial independence. I’ve been through the highs and lows of starting a business, and I’m here to guide you in setting realistic and achievable goals. As your mentor and friend, I’m committed to making your startup journey seamless. I believe in you!

My blog and website chronicle the adventures of being a backyard wedding venue owner for the past 11 years. Les and I are now transitioning from running our venue to empowering you with the knowledge to start and manage your own venue on your property.

A bit more about me:

  • I grew up on acreage growing apples and pears.
  • Summers brought the certainty of rattlesnakes in our backyard.
  • My younger years were filled with a passion for horses and active involvement in 4-H.
  • Before venturing into entrepreneurship, I spent a decade as a hairstylist.
  • Celebrating 41 years of marriage, Les and I reside on 2 acres in rural Tennessee, embracing the country lifestyle.
  • I proudly served as a homeschool mom for over 25 years.
  • With a strong entrepreneurial focus, I enjoy encouraging young adults to pursue their passions.
  • My faith is the cornerstone of my life, and I love the Lord God with all my heart.

When I’m not immersed in venue guidance, you’ll find me with children and grandchildren, tending to my yard or vegetable garden, and currently, working on the rehabilitation of a 1978 three-bedroom, two-bath brick home in Tennessee. Life is a grand adventure, and it’s never boring.

Once again, welcome. If you have questions, feel free to ask—I’m here to serve you on your journey to creating your dream venue!

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11