ABOUT SEAGRAM AV
Seagram's Systems Audiovisual (Seagram AV) is a SWAM-Certified live, hybrid and virtual event production & audiovisual company based in Central Virginia. Since 2014, we've provided event planners with a high-quality audiovisual partnership to ensure their events run smoothly, while taking away the stress of worrying about functioning technology!
Coming from the hospitality and hotel industry, we have a passion for client service. We've spent our careers focusing on partnering with our clients and doing everything we can to alleviate stress in at least one area that planners often worry most about, working technology! With Megan's background in event planning, and Ian's technical knowledge and skill, Seagram AV makes a perfect team to partner with event planners on their events. We would love to hear about your event needs, whether virtual, hybrid or in-person, to see how our services can make your event planning life easier!
ABOUT THE FOUNDERS
After graduating from George Mason University with a B.S. in Tourism & Events Management, Megan worked in the hospitality and tourism field for six years, steadily moving up within the workforce. In 2014, she co-founded Seagram's Systems, LLC, in partnership with her husband Ian, while still working full-time. In mid-2015, she took a leap of faith and decided to leave her job to become a full time partner at Seagram AV.
With her background in hotel management, administration and event planning, she and Ian realized that their skillsets, while completely different from one another, were very complementary and gave them a uniqueness that they hadn't found with any other company. Her passion for the events industry and her knack for administration made her the perfect partner to Ian's technical savvy. She understands the way planners think, she thinks several steps ahead, and always strives to provide a level of service far beyond what event planners have experienced in the past.
In Megan's spare time, she is the Youth Coordinator at her church working with middle and high schoolers, and enjoys spending time with family, discipling the next generation, connecting with other women in business, traveling, petting every dog she can (especially her own), and eating tacos any chance she gets.
Ian has been recognized as a fast-paced leader with impeccable attention to detail, who always provides exceptional customer service and caters to the individual needs of each client. His experience as the Lead Event Technology Operations Specialist in a 30,000 square foot event venue for several years gave him an in-depth understanding into audiovisual technology for events ranging from ten people to 2,000 people. As the sole Audio Visual Technician on property the majority of the time, Ian had to learn very quickly to pay attention to the little things, think ahead and manage his time efficiently in order to balance upwards of twelve event rooms at a time, while delivering flawless execution to each and every one.
Over the last decade, Ian has produced virtual events for 5,000 people, live streamed to countries around the world, and run events at larger venues including Main Street Station's Train Shed, the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond Marriott Downtown, The Williamsburg Lodge, Innsbrook Pavilion, MacArthur Center Green, and Altria Theater, with crowds expanding into the thousands regularly.
In Ian's spare time, he enjoys spending time with the Lord, his family and his dog, as well as camping, fishing, kayaking spending time outdoors, or watching The Office (again).
🐾07.11.2009 - 10.12.2022🐾
Forever a member of our founding team
Mason was a Golden/Lab Mix that Megan adopted as an 8-week old puppy shortly after graduating from George Mason University in 2009. He was by her side through her entire adult life, and she got to be by his side as he passed at age 13 of cancer. When he wasn't curled up with his stuffed best friend, "Puppy", he was found laying in bed or in the sun on the back deck. Mason was also one of the few Lab mixes in the world who was both scared of water and the "real" outdoors, and was always happiest on a couch in the safety of his own home, NOT camping in the woods listening to the sounds of nature. He was paid for his services to SSAV in pizza crust (his favorite food), and excessive spoiling by his people. Our hearts and our home will never be the same without him.💔
Diesel is a German Shepherd that Ian & Megan adopted in 2014 through a rehoming request when D was three years old. His favorite place in the world is as close to Mom & Dad as he can get (he thinks he's a 10-lb chihuahua). He likes to alert the family to any potential dangers, including mail carriers, neighbors, and squirrels, and does so from the comfort of his couch more often than not. He absolutely loves car rides, and screams at the top of his lungs when he's excited about anything. This sweet baby angel doesn't generally care where he is or what is happening around him, as long as one of his "people" is within reach.
Will work for head rubs.
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Your Source for High Quality Audiovisual Since 2014
Seagram's Systems Audiovisual was founded in 2014 in response to a need for high-quality, personalized audiovisual services run by people with knowledge and passion for not only event technology, but event planning and administration. Initially, our focus was on in-person conferences and galas, with some offering livestreaming options for their audience as well.
As the world has evolved, it has become increasingly common for large events to have an online presence for their audience. Seagram AV offers livestreaming for hybrid events, professional production of virtual events, event recording, custom event websites, and even virtual speaker preparation sessions or pre-recording sessions, using professional broadcast equipment to ensure that your virtual audience has the same experience as your in-person attendees.
With Ian's technical expertise and passion for livestreaming and audiovisual, and Megan's love for planning and organization, together they make the perfect team to provide a seamless experience for your event.
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I attended an event where Seagram's Systems Audiovisual ran the sound. It was perfect the entire time. I love the demeanor of the owners. They are very kind and gracious in their interactions. I recommend them!
Seagram AV worked hard to make our special event audio visual needs seamless and top notch. Her customer service is exceptional. Megan's follow up is timely and thorough. She treated our speakers with kindness and professionalism. I would recommend Seagram's Systems Audio Visual for all of your special event needs!
Megan & Ian are awesome!!! I'm a local venue event coordinator in downtown Richmond, VA and we recommend (and book) them for most all of our corporate clients. Seagram's gives a wonderful peace of mind to myself, our staff, and our clients. They are a professional team with everything our clients need, always setup on time, and always with a smile! I couldn't be happier with their service!
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