The Fetcham Park Famous Five
The advent of a New Year gives us the opportunity to evolve our business. 2013 swept us off our feet with beautiful weddings, magnificent events, fantastic editorial features and an award for Laura Caudery. It became apparent that Fetcham Park is once again resuming its place at the heart of Surrey society.
To build on the success of last year, we have appointed a new team and are delighted to introduce you to who we like to call ‘The Fetcham Park Famous Five’ – five dedicated, passionate professionals who are going to make everyone’s experience at the house even greater than before.
Fetcham Park couples now have their own dedicated and experienced team of wedding co-ordinators. Couples will be met by either Anna MacDougall of Bride & Glory or Louise Full from Louise Grace on a first visit to Fetcham Park and they will be on hand to answer queries throughout the wedding planning process. They will also liaise closely with ‘Laura Loves’ suppliers ahead of weddings and events on a client’s behalf to confirm the logistics of the day. Most importantly, they will be there on the day itself to ensure that everything that’s been so carefully planned happens just as it should. We are delighted to be able to offer such a service and believe that clients and suppliers alike will benefit.
“I was pretty lucky: I got to learn how to be an event manager in one of the most high pressured and fastidious environments there is, the petrol-head world of Formula One. The lucky part is that I got to do this all over the world, from Europe to China to the Middle East and the Caribbean, for anything between 10 and 10,000 people, and to have been trained by some of the best. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that events never run exactly to plan and that the secret to a flawless event is to work with a team of people who are thoroughly hands-on and prepared for every eventuality.
Which is exactly why I’m so thrilled to get to work with the new team Laura has pulled together. We’re like pieces of a big happy wedding puzzle, fitting together seamlessly to make our couples’ wedding days happen in true Fetcham style. As for my role, I’ll be there to take over all the non-glamorous operational elements of the wedding day so couples can concentrate on the most important bit: getting married to the person they want to spend the rest of their lives with.”
“What excites me most about this collaboration with Fetcham Park is not ‘just’ the stunning house that takes your breath away when you walk in but also the people (I know it’s a cliché but I promise its true!). The team at Fetcham are what make this particular venue unique and stand out from the crowd. They are a joy quite frankly and it’s such a thrill to find like-minded people with the same passion for making couples feel special as well as doing everything possible to deliver their vision – whatever that may be!
Having had a wide and varied career touching lots of industries, I’ve worked with major international organisations within the Arts, Corporate Communications, Events and Performance Consultancy. Much of my career has been spent listening to clients, advising and helping them to engage their audience using innovative and creative solutions. My experience in the creative and theatrical industry has helped me appreciate the importance of design, detail and the magic that is present in every event.”
We have also appointed Helen Andrews as our new Event House Manager. Helen has extensive experience of managing first-class weddings and events at beautiful venues including Cherkley Court. We are delighted that she will be joining us to ensure that guests’ last memories are just as perfect as their first impression.
Our very own superhero sidekick, Alyssa is handling all the administrative elements that are key to any wedding or event. With a self-professed love for all things creative and organised in equal measure, she’s almost too good to be true. Her scrupulous attention to detail ensures nothing is overlooked and that the team are fully supported in their roles.
The appointment of Victoria as our new Event Sales & Marketing Manager is particularly exciting. Having worked in luxury hair and beauty marketing and PR in London, Victoria successfully moved into the realm of weddings with renowned brand Bijou Venues as their Group Marketing Manager. Whilst couples may not see Victoria around, she will be responsible for maintaining Fetcham’s reputation as the place to celebrate and we are looking forward to introducing her to all our partners.
We’re delighted to have assembled such a powerhouse of knowledge, expertise and organisation to assist you with your event at Fetcham Park. This expansion will allow us to further emphasise The Fetcham Park Difference, allowing us to fully focus on your needs during each and every part of the process, from a first enquiry to a last toast.