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.


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.



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.”



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

Having worked as an Events Manager at The Ashes Barns for nearly 10 years now (!) nobody knows better than Vikki, that every wedding is different. It’s all about the people, it’s your story that inspires and excites us.

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!



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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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.


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.



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!


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.


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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