Meet The Team

 

A Family-Run Venue

Nothing beats the personal touch.

We’ve put our heart and soul into The Ashes Barns. It was such a joy to restore these stunning Grade II Listed barns and give them a new lease of life as a rustic, relaxed, exclusive use wedding venue for our couples to enjoy.

Thank you for sharing your incredible love story with us.

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Jon Collier

Operations & Events Director

Exuberant and joyously enthusiastic about everything he tackles; Jon loves inspiring his team to offer the most incredible wedding experience possible for our wonderful couples.

The knowledge he has gleaned throughout a distinguished career in catering and events is now focused on ensuring you enjoy a perfect wedding day.

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Jayne

Events Manager – Poised and Unflappable

The enjoyment she gets out of every aspect of her job from showing couples around for a viewing, to setting up for their big day, right through to waving them off at the end of an emotional and memorable day, is always apparent. Particularly good at calming a room full of apprehensive bridesmaids; she’s a real asset to the team.

Most memorable favour? – “Antique hardback books especially chosen for each individual, tied with twine and thought about with love.”

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Vikki

Events Manager – A wealth of wedding knowledge at her fingertips!

Having worked as an Events Manager at The Ashes for over five years, she tied the knot herself at this beautiful venue in December 2012. Still reeling from the sheer joy of it all, nobody knows better than Vikki, that no matter how many weddings you’ve been to, it’s completely different when it’s your own!

A delight to deal with, you can count on Vikki to give great advice on everything from your wedding day timings to which flavour buttercream makes the best cupcake topping!

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Dawn

Events Manager – Thoughtful and Compassionate

Resolute in her determination to get every detail right for you on your big day, Dawn approaches every task with thoughtful consideration. She’s calm, efficient and loves that being a wedding Events Manager gives her an outlet for both the creative and super-organised sides to her personality.

It’s never ‘just a job’ with Dawn who will always do her best for you on every occasion.

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Stephanie

Events Manager – Energetic and Engaging

Our youngest and most energetic Events Manager, Stephanie exudes enthusiasm and loves every aspect of the job, taking genuine delight from helping our lovely couples plan the wedding day of their dreams.

Stephanie joined the Events Team here at The Ashes in 2013 but has been here regularly since we opened in 2008 working with one of our recommended florists.

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Sarah B

Events Manager – Quick witted with a sunny disposition

Sarah B (not to be confused with Sarah Reeves) is totally committed to getting everything perfect for our couples on their big day but she’ll never lose sight of the fact that a wedding is a happy day, full of joyful laughter and she’s great at making sure everyone remembers to relax and enjoy it.

Brimming with enthusiasm, Sarah exudes a calm confidence that comes with many years’ experience working as an events manager; having very recently tied the knot herself, she knows all about the pre-wedding euphoria and excitement of planning your big day.

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Lisa

Events Manager – An undeniably natural ‘people person’.

Lisa enjoys every aspect of working at this extraordinary wedding venue where she gets to interact with people who are in love on a daily basis! “There’s nothing quite like it, the heady excitement, the infectious laughter; to be able to have some small role to play during that fantastically wonderful point in someone’s life is very rewarding.”

An experienced Events Manager, Lisa always has a smile on her face and is ready to go the extra mile for you.

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Katie

Events Manager – Cool, calm and collected.

Katie has over eight years experience as an events manager and it shows, she’s the consummate professional, charming and confident.

Her fun-loving personality will put you at ease from the first moment you meet her. She’s ridiculously organised and takes any wedding day surprises in her stride so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

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Francesca

Events Manager – Vivacious and Engaging.

Francesca is a delight, upbeat and always ready with a smile, she’s a consummate wedding professional. She has loads of ideas for our couples and offers some great advice and tips on how to make the most of The Ashes’ stunning features without spending a fortune.

Besides weddings Francesca loves to travel and has a shoe collection that Imelda Marcos would envy!

Lyndsey

Hospitality Manager

Always ready with a welcoming smile and a kind word.

Only recently married herself, she appreciates all the hard work that has gone into planning a wedding. She totally gets it!

Her organisational skills are second to none whilst her innate sense of ‘fairness’ wins the loyalty of everyone who has the pleasure to work with her.

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Holly

Bookings Manager

 
Passionate about getting it right for you.

Holly is such fun to work with, she’s always ready to help and is quick to offer great suggestions on how to maximise every moment of your wedding experience.

She’s our ‘go to’ girl for any venue Bookings queries.

Emily

Bookings Administrator

Her ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to help is a perfect fit for Emily’s role as Bookings Administrator.

She promptly gets to grips with any queries about your wedding venue booking and ensures your booking is processed efficiently.

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Dave and The Estates Team

Maintenance, Restoration and Tender Loving Care!

If it needs a minor repair, a complete rebuild or a bespoke fitting, Dave and his Estates Team are on hand with a solution. Dave and his team take great care to ensure that The Ashes looks its best all year round. Their hand-crafted approach compliments the rustic nature of the barns whilst maintaining our modern standards for beauty, cleanliness and functionality.

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Jackie

Housekeeper – Ensuring The Ashes is perfect for you!

It is an absolute credit to Jackie and The Restoration Team that there is never any evidence of a prior function when you arrive at The Ashes on your wedding day. Dedicated professionals – they work tirelessly and with care, starting at some exceedingly antisocial hour of the morning, to ensure that The Ashes is perfect for you and your guests.

You can look forward to meeting Jackie when she checks in all your wedding day items the day before your wedding; she’ll ensure they are kept safe overnight and that all your personal touches are placed ‘just so’ for you.

Brian

Groundsman and Pied Piper

With fifty acres to maintain, Brian’s work is never done. He plants in spring, mows in summer, tends in autumn and is often called upon to get the snow plough out in winter. But wherever he is within The Grounds you can be sure Honey and Maisie are right by his side, faithfully following him around, hence his nickname, The Pied Piper.

He also has the unenviable task of herding Ben’s ‘pet’ Highland Cows into the cattle crush for their annual check-up, weighing in at half a tonne each with massive pointed horns on their heads, he can keep that job!

 

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