Rebecca, our new Head of Weddings and Events joined us back in October and what a whirlwind since she first started. It’s a well-known fact in the hospitality industry that you hit the ground running, but heading straight into an Open Day and running tasting events in her first few weeks, Rebecca definitely fit straight in! We caught up with her in the New Year to see how she was settling in.
How are you finding your new role at Ellingham?
I am loving it! Feel like I’m settling in now and have really become part of the family
What’s it like to work at the place you got married?
Fantastic! The place really feels like home and it’s so lovely to share such a special place to me with all of our couples and to helping them have their dream wedding day.
How did you get into the wedding industry?
I started working in restaurants where I worked my way up the ladder to become a Restaurant Manager. I was responsible for all of the group bookings and internal events which I loved and this when I then decided to come out of restaurants and go into events full time.
I started working at my first wedding venue around 11 years ago where I used my operational background to run weddings, and once back in the office I learned my craft as a coordinator. I have worked for several venues across the North East now, all offering their own unique style, experience and format.
What are you looking forward to for the year ahead?
I’ve joined the team at a really exciting time with lots of new projects that are planned to go ahead, I can’t wait to see the company grow and be part of the journey. Also look out for some exciting events that are due to take place this year!
What’s your favourite part of the Ellingham Wedding Experience?
That it really is an experience!
Having gotten married at the Hall myself, I can personally recommend getting married at Ellingham. The 2 night hire is such a special way of doing things and ensures that you have plenty of time to spend with your family and friends and really get to invest in them!