Meet the Team

Choosing a venue to host your wedding, a private party, a corporate event or business meeting should be exciting, and if you’re working with an efficient, knowledgeable team who know their business inside out, your task becomes that much easier.
Here at Farnham Castle we are delighted to be able to deliver your event with passion, experience and expertise.
We’d love you to meet a few members of our team…

Geraldine Lupton Venue Director

Geraldine

VENUE DIRECTOR
Geraldine oversees all aspects of the business at Farnham Castle, and is responsible for advancing the Castle’s reputation as one of the foremost, historic Wedding and Events Venues in the South of England.

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Jenni

HEAD OF FINANCE
Jenni is the custodian of our business transactions. She manages all our accounting activities then makes sure the numbers add up and plans for our future.

Head Chef at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Simon

HEAD CHEF
Simon calls our Castle Kitchen ‘home’ as he’s been working with us for over 18 years! He selects only the finest quality of produce from regional and local suppliers and is foodie through and through. He is passionate, creative and is your go-to man for menu inspiration!

Head of Marketing at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Francesca

HEAD OF MARKETING
Francesca understands our clientele to a T, having spent the last 18 years of her career working within the wedding industry. She loves sharing the hidden gem of Farnham Castle with wedding couples and clients. Having spent 20 years living in central Farnham herself, she lives and breathes the Castle.

Estate Manager at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Harry

ESTATE MANAGER
Harry is a joy to have on the estate, and even his team would agree. He looks after our historic venue as if it were his own. His meticulous manner ensures that every room in the building is perfectly maintained and updated between all of the events that we have taking place throughout the year.

Laura

SENIOR WEDDINGS & EVENT SPECIALIST
Laura’s friendly smile, warm demeanour, and passion for relationship building, provides our clients with the utmost of confidence when the day of their Wedding or Event arrives. Laura also loves a challenge, and has travelled widely and worked internationally.

Event Specialist Farnham Castle

Gema

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Gema joins Farnham Castle with a wealth of Event and Wedding Industry expertise, having worked with clients and couples across a collection of exceptional venues across the UK, Germany and Spain. Her enthusiasm for creating the best experiences for her clients drives her passion for hospitality.

Wedding specialists at Farnham Castle

Paula

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Paula has a serious eye for detail and many years of experience supporting our Private Event and Wedding clients to plan their perfect events.  Paula has time for everyone and always goes that extra mile.

Farnham Castle Specialist Planning Team

Tara

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Tara loves showing newly engaged couples around Farnham Castle and is full of ideas to help turn your wedding dreams in to a reality. Be sure to get your show-round appointment booked in quickly with Tara!

Bar Manager Farnham Castle Surrey

Cristian

BAR MANAGER
When it comes to creativity and professionalism, Cristian, our Bar Manager, is your guy. He continuously hones his skills behind the bar with huge passion, and always strives to offer Farnham Castle clients outstanding service. Cristian loves mixing cocktails –  an Espresso Martini is his personal favourite!

Gemma

HOSPITALITY MANAGER
Gemma is responsible for the operational success of our hospitality services at Farnham Castle, maintaining our high level of customer service, and ensuring that logistically everything runs smoothly. She is an experienced hospitality professional and thrives on the fast-paced environment in our busy venue.

Malakhi is part of Farnham Castle's banqueting team

Malakhi

ASSISTANT BANQUETING MANAGER
Working alongside our Hospitality Manager, Malakhi is an energetic team member both on the floor, and behind the scenes. He has years of Banqueting experience, having been part of our team in the past. Recently returned from his travels, he is now here to stay!


Tamara

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Tamara joins Farnham Castle with strong Event Planning experience. Her calm approach and attention to detail ensures the level of planning required when delivering a fabulous Farnham Castle Wedding or Event.

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Josh

COMMIS CHEF
Our Castle Kitchen is a lively place when Josh is on shift. He is a recent and valued addition to the team. He’s also a whizz when it comes to posting cool and creative foodie shots on social media!

Breakfast is served in the Library at Farnham Castle

Sallie

BREAKFAST SUPERVISOR
Breakfast the morning after… Sallie, who is always smiling, will be in our Library to greet you. Our Castle Breakfast features our bespoke ‘Bishops Banger’, created by our chefs and our local butcher, and, whether you’re drinking a Specialty Tea, or Nespresso Coffee, your view from the Library will be spectacular in any season.

Estate Officer at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Ted

ESTATE OFFICER
There is no one more familiar with Farnham Castle, both inside and out, and Ted is an expert on the fabric of our building and the recent history of Farnham Castle. He also has his own tree planted in the garden to commemorate his 50-year service at Farnham Castle. Read more about Ted’s achievement here.

The team at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Elliot

SENIOR FACILITIES ASSISTANT
Whether up a ladder or even higher up on a cherry picker, Elliot, who is Farnham born and bred, is a dedicated and cheerful member of our Castle Team. Elliot is determined, around the clock, to keep our venue in the best possible condition. 

Beautiful grounds and gardens at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Paul

GARDENER & GROUNDSMAN
Paul heads up our grounds team and loves to get his hands dirty; whether he's planting trees, sewing seeds or cultivating the Great Lawn. He always has a smile on his face and when it comes to your wedding or event photography, it’s Paul we have to thank for your gorgeous garden backdrop.

Beautiful Castle in Surrey

Callum

GROUNDSKEEPER
Callum is a calm and steady presence, supporting our groundsman and maintenance team, and can be found working anywhere and everywhere between our East Lawn and South Lodge.

Wedding and Event guest accommodation at Farnham Castle

Housekeeping

ROSS
Our friendly Housekeeping Team ensure our Castle looks pristine at all times. They are on-hand throughout every Event, and to service our bedrooms for your overnight stay.

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