Meet the Team

Choosing a venue to host your wedding, a private party, a corporate event or business meeting can be a challenge, but if you’re working with an efficient, knowledgeable team who know their business inside out, your task becomes that much easier. We have a handful of staff who have worked with us for decades and we’re delighted to be able to deliver that passion, experience and expertise over to your event with us here at Farnham Castle.
We’d love you to meet a few members of our team…

Venue Director at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Kathleen

VENUE DIRECTOR
Our Venue Director, Kathleen, is passionate about the detail. Kathleen joined Farnham Castle having spent many years overseeing some of the UK's largest and most luxurious hotels. Her standards are set high and her attention to the finishing touches is unrivalled!

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.

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!


Specialist wedding and event planning at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Amy

SENIOR SALES & EVENTS COORDINATOR
Amy brings a ray of sunshine to our busy team. She’s incredibly warm with a bubbly personality and pays extreme attention to detail to all of her correspondence and planning. Amy’s efficiency guarantees that your enquiry or planning questions are answered quickly, giving you further peace of mind.

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 17 years! From selecting the best quality of meat to the finest selection of vegetables, Simon is foodie through and through. He is passionate, creative and is your go-to man for menu inspiration!

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!

Estate Officer at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Ted

ESTATE OFFICER
There is no one more familiar with Farnham Castle, both inside and out, an expert on the fabric of our building and the recent history of Farnham Castle. Ted 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.

Estate Manager at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Harry

ESTATE MANAGER
Happy Harry 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 weddings, meetings, events and celebrations that we have taking place at the Castle throughout the year.

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 it be planting trees, sewing seeds or cultivating the lush green grass on 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.

Head of Housekeeping at Farnham Castle in Surrey

Sam

HEAD HOUSEKEEPER
There’s never been a more important time to promote safety and cleanliness and our Head Housekeeper Sam is a true expert in this field. 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.

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