Aleah Chilleen started the Venue at Chilleens in 2013. She quickly realized not only the property’s potential but also her potential to create an amazing event space for couples to host their dream weddings. It was always her goal to give couples an all inclusive wedding at a rate they could afford. After much success and making over five hundred couples’ dreams come true, Ms. Chilleen wanted to give back in a new way.
Fast forward to 2022. More than 500 happy couples have had their dream come true at the Venue at Chilleen’s. Thankful to be a part of these special days and deeply grateful for the success the Venue has enjoyed, the idea of the dream foundation came to her and she quickly began brainstorming how to bring her idea to life. She set out to help couples impacted by life altering events who deserved to celebrate their love! The foundation, founded on the principal that love knows no boundaries and dreams can become realities, has one simple purpose. Give couples who have been impacted by life altering circumstances the opportunity to experience their own beautiful wedding day.
The Chilleen Dream Foundation will grant weddings and vow renewals to couples, whose lives have been drastically affected by illness, injuries, and other challenges that make planning or financially affording their dream wedding unattainable.
The Venue at Chilleens will be partnering with many industry professionals to grant these deserving couples with a wedding far exceeding their dreams. We are starting off with one wedding a year but hope to potentially grow that number with more partnerships & sponsors.
We will be opening our first round of nominations in summer of 2023. Couples will have a chance to be nominated and explain their story as to why they believe they deserve this dream wedding. Our board, comprised of 5 members, will then choose our top 3 candidates. We will then open the voting to our community and allow them to choose who they believe is most deserving.