Meet the Events Team at Rockbeare Manor

Here at Rockbeare Manor, which is just outside of Exeter in Devon, we love nothing more than organising weddings and events and working with our brides and grooms to create unforgettable moments. This wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful Events Team who are all dedicated to bringing our couples’ visions to life, providing a seamless service and amazing their guests.

The personal touches that make the day unique are very important to us and so our committed Events team take the time to get to know everyone that gets married at Rockbeare Manor.

We felt it was only fair for you to get to know them a little more in return!

Aimée and Andy

Aimee and Andy Rockbeare Manor

Our Directors Andy and Aimée have been instrumental in making Rockbeare Manor what it is today, working together to take it from beloved family home to a wonderful wedding and events venue, of which they are very proud. 

With over 40 years of experience between them, their passion for events and hospitality is apparent and our couples immediately feel in their safe hands. They both love Cornwall, great food and wine, beach walks and being on the water.

Top tip: Always follow your gut instinct – from booking your venue, to choosing your suppliers. And try not to get too worried about the tiny details, particularly where décor is concerned – simple but striking always works!

Davy - Director of Events

Davy - Director of Events at Rockbeare Manor

Davy is our Director of Events, he has been with company for over 10 years previously working at our other venues - Priston Mill, then Coombe Lodge. Bringing his wealth of experience he works very closely with the team to ensure that everything is running smoothly. In his spare time Davy plays Tennis, Squash and Guitar. There is nothing he loves more than seeing a wedding through from the first visit to the special day itself!

Most memorable moment: When the rain cleared and the sun shone just in time for an outdoor ceremony to happen.

Random fact about you: I used to play squash for Wales and once tripped Tim Henman up at Wimbledon!

Top tip:  Don’t overcomplicate the planning, sometimes the simple touches are the nicest.

Elizabeth - Event Manager

Elizabeth - Event Manager at Rockbeare Manor

Elizabeth has worked in Events since the age of 17 where she quickly progressed from Guest Relations Manager to Event Manager. In her spare time she loves baking and running. Her favourite part of her role is watching the Groom’s reaction as the Bride walks the aisle and she loves Roly’s Fudge wedding favours! 

Elizabeth will be leaving us shortly to spend a year out in Australia. We will be very sorry to see her go as she's been integral to the team here at Rockbeare Manor, Exeter. 

Most memorable moment: Watching a first dance that had been choreographed to perfection!

Random fact about you: I won a golf competition when I was 8.

Top tip: Don’t rush your planning, do plenty of research and make sure it makes YOU happy.

Jess - Event Manager

Jessica - Event Manager at Rockbeare Manor

Whilst studying Events at University Jess worked at an Events Planning Company which she loved! She then moved on to work in Events Sales before joining Rockbeare Manor. Jess loves to be busy and challenged by multiple tasks and has always loved the organisational aspect of events. Her favourite part about her role is spending time getting to know couples and watching their ideas come to fruition. In her spare time Jess loves to read and hang out with her friends.

Most memorable moment: It has to be my first thank you card from a bride who trusted me with helping her to keep her pregnancy secret before the grand reveal.

Random fact about you: I prefer cheese over chocolate and I once cycled 100 miles on a coast-to-coast bike ride for charity.

Top tip:  Break everything down into individual tasks and don’t worry about pleasing everyone else, it’s your day!

Sophie - Event Manager

 Sophie - Event Manager at Rockbeare Manor

Sophie has worked in hospitality for over 13 years. After taking a year out to travel Australia, she returned to her passion and joined the team as an Event Manager. In her spare time Sophie loves visiting National Trust Houses, exploring nature and spending time with her husband, cats and rabbits. Her favourite part about being an Event Manager is getting to meet different people and making their visions come to life. 

Most memorable moment: Coordinating fireworks that were a surprise for the guests and the groom! I had to coordinate 120 people, liaise with the firework company and the airport to get the timing just right.

Random fact about you: I have an adopted Elephant in Sri Lanka called Pinky who I finally got to meet!

Top tip:  Always laugh together.

Helen - Events Office Manager

Helen - Office Manager at Rockbeare Manor

Helen has been part of the company for over 12 years, previously working as an Event Manager at our other venues Priston Mill and Coombe Lodge. Helen is now our Office Manager and ensures that everything is running smoothly behind the scenes! In her spare time she likes weight lifting, spending time with her family and taking long walks along the beach. What she loves most about her role is showing a couple around the venue for the first time - there is nothing better than seeing their face light up as they begin to envisage their special day at our really special wedding venue in Devon. 

Most memorable moment: It has to be my very own Wedding at Rockbeare Manor, what a day! 

Random fact about you: Donating 103 litres of breast milk to the neonatal unit.

Top tip for couples: Consider a Winter Wedding. There is nothing better than the cosy vibes that The Manor offers with the warm lit fires, stunning winter outfits and the warming food! 

Cameron - Event Supervisor

Cameron - Event Supervisor at Rockbeare Manor

Cameron joined Rockbeare Manor as a Waiting Team Member after College and soon found that he loved working in Events. He has since spent time working in the Kitchen with our Chef’s and has now begun training as an Event Manager. He loves being part of someone’s special day and meeting people from different walks of life. In his spare time Cameron likes to go to the gym and spending time with his mum.

Most memorable moment: Meeting Tom Daley when he attended a Wedding at Rockbeare Manor

Random fact about you: I once bought a coat that cost eight hundred pounds and my mum made me take it back the next day!

Top tip: Create your own playlist for the day. Music is a great way to make things even more personal to you. 

Stephanie - Event Manager

Stephanie - Event Manager at Rockbeare Manor

Stephanie has been an Event Manager at Rockbeare Manor since the venue first opened and has recently returned from Maternity Leave after having a beautiful baby girl. Excited to get back into the swing of things, her favourite part of the role is witnessing the raw and unforgettable moments that happen behind the scenes. In her spare time Stephanie practices yoga, blogs and is kept very busy by her little girl Maisie-May!

Most memorable moment: Working with the Groom to surprise the Bride with a firework display that set off the moment she threw her bouquet off of the balcony!

Random fact about you: I ate Mac and Cheese almost every day of my pregnancy!

A tip for couples: Individually write down what would make you happy on your Wedding Day and share this with your partner, you never know, you might just surprise one another!

 

If you are planning a wedding in the Devon or Somerset area, and are interested in viewing Rockbeare Manor, please contact one of the team on 01392 797444. 

 

 

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