Meet the team

We have been hosting weddings since 2002 and in that time we have built a small but fantastic team of dedicated people who will go above and beyond to ensure your day runs without a hitch. Our three day use ensures that you have our undivided time and attention throughout with a focus on maintaining the high standards and attention to detail you will expect from a Crockwell wedding. We are on hand to help from your first show round through the planning process to breakfast the day after your wedding.

Bay & Hermione

Husband and wife team Bay & Hermione Harper are the original Crockwell couple, holding their wedding reception here in 1987! Crockwell is still a working farm, but, in 1998 Bay started converting the farm buildings one by one to form the extensive facilities we have today. Bay overlooks every aspect of Crockwell from the farm to the wedding venue. He shows a lot of couples around and is in charge of the countless new projects that keep the venue up to date and constantly improving. Hermione has overseen a good number of weddings and with her valuable experience, she can guide you through every aspect of your day – avoiding potential pitfalls and making the most of your time here at Crockwell. She is also responsible for Crockwell’s wonderful gardens.

Amy

Bay and Hermione’s daughter, Amy was born and raised at Crockwell. She married husband Joe in the local church of Eydon in April 2015 and afterwards held a reception at Crockwell. Having had some time out with the arrival of her two sons, Amy is now the driving force at Crockwell, ensuring the continuity of the family business. Among other roles Amy is integral to website development and fresh ideas keeping Crockwell at the top of the list as one of the premier wedding venues in the country.

Rosie

Rosie joined us in 2016 after serving in the British Army for ten years. She now runs the office with the same military efficiency and understands completely our unique offering, working with couples to achieve the wedding of their dreams. In addition Rosie helps organise our Taster and Open evenings and works closely with the Ross & Ross to ensure continuity between venue and catering.  Rosie married Marcus in June this year in a beautiful ceremony in her local church.

Laura

Laura has been part of the Crockwell team since 2004! She is an expert wedding co-ordinator, calm and controlled, she can deal with any situation and will ensure that the day runs without fault and the bride and groom are able to relax and enjoy themselves to the full. Recently married, Laura is sadly leaving us in October after over 15 years at Crockwell. We will miss her hugely but we know she will keep in touch and will hopefully be back to visit!

Suzanne

Suzanne is our housekeeping manager as well as being a talented cook. She ensures our bedrooms are spotlessly clean and furnished with all you will need for your stay with us from fresh fruit and homemade brownies on arrival to strong coffee for the morning after. She also cooks delicious breakfast for your overnight guests; local sausages, bacon, mushrooms and free range eggs as well as Crockwell jams, marmalade, granola and fresh fruit.

Katie

Bar manager Katie has worked for us on and off in university holidays while studying for her law degree at the University of Surrey. Having completed that with flying colours, she now heads up our bar team. Katie is always smiling, ever helpful and as a recently graduated student is also fully au fait with the latest cocktail trends.

Fiona

Fiona joined us in 2018 as a wedding coordinator and is here to make sure your day runs smoothly from start to finish. Fiona lives locally and has her own very successful wedding dress business, The Grey Feather. She is hugely talented and one of our recommended suppliers. She also has a great selection of decorations available to hire for Crockwell couples. You can find her selection on Instagram: The Old Dairy Decorations.

Mel

Mel is a fantastic wedding coordinator. She is diligent, thorough, and will think of every last detail so you don’t have to. She is a calm and cheerful presence and as a mum of four, there probably isn’t much that fazes her!

Harriet

Harriet is responsible for our marketing and is also a helping hand in the office during busy periods. She organises our hugely popular Taster Evenings, where booked couples get the chance to see Crockwell at its best and start the planning process.

Bar Team

We have a great team of experienced and well trained bar staff who will look after your guests throughout the day. The bar is generally open for an hour before the ceremony if you choose to get married at Crockwell. The team will then ensure that the drinks flow throughout the day with your choice of reception drinks and pay bar. They can whip up a mean gin & tonic or cocktail and will make sure to keep everyone hydrated with iced water infused with cucumber, mint, lemon & lime. They are also on hand to book taxis, answer questions and generally help your guests.

We were made to feel so welcome and it was all about us (from our first visit to the moment we left) - exactly what you need when it's your wedding! I normally struggle to relax on big occasions but we trusted the staff to do a great job and they delivered - meaning we could just enjoy ourselves!

Katie & Lee Wardell