Hello, my name is Nicole Letcher and I am the owner and manager of Bella Via. I am the oldest child and grandchild in a large extended family. We always had huge family gatherings when I was growing up. As I got older, the responsibility of planning these events fell on my shoulders and I soon realized that I loved planning events and organizing the details of a party. I remember mentioning to my father that we should buy a venue someday since we have enough events to keep it busy with our family alone. Little did I know that one day this dream would become a reality. In 2010 my father told me that he thought he had found my venue. At that time I had small children ages 2, 6 and 8. I had been a stay-at-home mom for 8 years and I knew nothing about running my own business or the wedding and event industry. I decided to take a leap of faith and make my dream a reality. We purchased the building from the bank and spent 8 months restoring and revitalizing this historic building and turning it into Bella Via. I taught myself the ins and outs of the event industry and opened the venue in March 2011. I feel fortunate that I am able to have the job of my dreams. I love working with people and getting to know my clients as we plan their celebrations together.