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 16 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 over 18 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.

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Luke

BAR MANAGER
Luke loves managing our Gallery and Tindle Bars; from serving the finest Champagne, to international wines as well as the most delicious of cocktails. He is a wealth of knowledge behind the bar!

Wedding banquet at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Niamh

BANQUETING MANAGER
Niamh manages our Banqueting Team perfectly and ensures the delivery of our clients’ dining experiences. She remains calm under pressure and is always smiling.

Wedding Planning at Farnham Castle

Heather

SENIOR WEDDINGS & EVENT SPECIALIST
Heather is dedicated to the detail and will ensure that everything is perfectly planned for your event, allowing you to relax and enjoy your Farnham Castle experience. She is also our resident historian.

Wedding team at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Steph

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Steph’s warm smile and friendly personality are an added bonus to the wealth of experience she has within the event industry. She loves managing all our events, but the bigger the wedding, the better!

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Jodie

SENIOR WEDDING AND EVENT SPECIALIST
Jodie’s bubbly personality and professional planning skills ensure your experience during the run up to your wedding or event is made so much fun. She prides herself on delivering on the day to the highest of standards.

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!

Sous Chef at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Martin

SOUS CHEF
Chef Martin joined Farnham Castle’s kitchen team back in 2018, and enjoys every element of the culinary process; from preparing locally sourced produce to presenting dishes perfectly. Martin’s favourite dish on our menu? Sichaun spiced duck breast with fennel purée and fondant potato!

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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!

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.

Head of Housekeeping at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Sam

HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
She has spent the past 8+ years guiding the team in polishing floors, plumping cushions and ensuring Farnham Castle is spotless for guests who visit us from around the world.

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.

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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.

Professional team at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Zoë

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER
The perfection and flow of your wedding, event or meeting is all down to Zoë. She’s swift on her feet and pays laser attention to detail, ensuring your experience at Farnham Castle is exactly (if not better) than you’d imagined it to be!


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