This week, our wedding coordinators, Buffy and Katie, have decided to share what they LOVE about their jobs! Did you know that one of our wedding coodinators actually held her wedding here in the Manor House?

Buffy

It’s such an honour to be a wedding coordinator, you really do play an integral part of a bride and grooms special day. I’m a big planner and I love organising so for me it’s the perfect job. From meeting a couple for the first time, getting to know them and guiding them through the planning process to seeing them on the day, and of course looking through all of the beautiful pictures afterwards, it really is wonderful!

Like any profession it has it’s challenges, you have to be a problem solver, a quick thinker and sometimes a voice of reason but it’s all worth it in the end. For many years I worked as a wedding photographer and I’ve seen some breath-taking weddings, my favourite moment is always the ceremony; I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding where I haven’t cried!

At Old Down we are a family, we all help each other, laugh with -and sometimes at- each other and at the end of the day you’re part of a team that’s helped create a memorable experience for a couple in love; lovely!

Katie

It has been a pleasure to work as a wedding co-ordinator at Old Down Estate for the past 6 months.

When recommending the Manor as a dream wedding venue to prospective brides and grooms, it is a personal recommendation having held my own wedding Reception at Old Down Manor in August 2016. From the moment I walked into the Manor for the first time I instantly fell in love with the venue and now feel blessed to spend my working days there.

Having just completed my first very busy summer wedding season, it has been challenging but incredibly rewarding helping my couples to plan their very special day. The wonderful feedback and photos we often receive from our couples after their wedding makes all the hard work very worth it! I have also enjoyed working closely with our wonderful preferred suppliers, helping to organise and run our in house wedding fayres, showcasing their wonderful work.

I look forward to being part of many more weddings in the future and ensuring any future couples have a wedding day as magical as my own!

If you’d like us to make your wedding dreams come true then contact us. 

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