Meet The Team

Michael and Emma are the owners of Manor Hill House and are proud to have developed this successful business in the area that means so much to them.

The farm where Michael was born and grew up is visible from the terrace so he really is at home here.

Michael and Emma have been married for 36 years and have 3 children Edward, Victoria and James.

Both Michael and Emma are very involved in the running of the house and the events that we hold. Michael is a popular figure behind the bar or ensuring the grounds are well maintained (he is well known for his famous stripey lawn) whilst Emma is a perfectionist, with an eye for detail second to none.

Chris

Operations Manager

Chris, our wedding & events operations manager, has worked at Manor Hill House since he was 16! Starting as a young waiter and over the years he has progressed and excelled in all aspects of the job. Chris knows so much about the venue, he has worked 100s of weddings here and knows how they run.

Primarily, Chris works with couples leading up to the wedding day, finalising their plans and being here on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Mary

Sales & Marketing Manager

Mary is a new member of the team and started at Manor Hill House in July 2021 – just before a busy wedding season! You’ll often find Mary at her desk planning social media campaigns, altering the website and updating the wedding brochures so couples have a perfect view of the venue before their first visit. As well as developing the sales strategy, Mary is keen to help with the planning and coordinating of weddings and events and thoroughly enjoys showing couples around the beautiful wedding venue when they first enquire. Being passionate about all things marketing, Mary strives to ensure all couples and their guests are receiving the best level of customer service right from the moment they first contact the team.

“The cosy, homely atmosphere really attracted me to Manor Hill House and I knew I wanted to work here from the moment I arrived. I am the proud owner of three adorable Labradors so I fell in love with the fact that Manor Hill is a dog-friendly wedding venue too. After spending so much of my free time hiking and enjoying stunning views on my hiking routes, it’s a great perk to look out of the office window at the beautiful rural countryside here in Upton Warren”

Sophie

Weddings and Events Coordinator

Sophie is one of our Wedding and Event Coordinators here at Manor Hill House. She works closely with couples on the lead up to their special day, whether it is showing them around the venue, sitting down and helping to create your bespoke menu or helping make those final decisions with finishing touches. Sophie takes charge of all our finishing touches at Manor Hill House and there is no question she can’t answer. From helping with planning table plans to sashing chairs with any colour of your choice. Sophie makes certain our weddings and events have all the drinks they require so we have no empty glasses! Sophie works closely with suppliers to get the best high quality sourced drinks for all guests, whether this is our wine selection or ordering the locally brewed 1985 draft larger we have on the bar provided by Wyre Valley Brewery.

Sophie graduated from Birmingham City University this year with a first-class degree and joined the team shortly after. Even in this short amount of time, she has progressed massively and is eager to expand her knowledge within the wedding and events industry. Just like Manor Hill, Sophie loves animals and has her own Sprocker spaniel puppy called Dylan who she enjoys playing with and taking on walks.

“Staff at Manor Hill House really work as a family and I have enjoyed joining the team and feel so honoured that my job is to work with couples to plan their special day! I look forward to my future with Manor Hill House and gaining experience in the event industry”.

Emma

Weddings and Events Coordinator

Emma is one of our wedding and event coordinators. She works closely with each couple from the first viewing all the way up until your wedding day and even the next morning for breakfast! Emma is present on the day of the wedding for the bride and groom's arrival, right through until the evening guests arrive. She will be there for the ceremony, making sure dresses are fluffed and buttonholes are looking sharp! Emma also ensures every wedding and event is fully staffed making the day run smoothly from start to finish.

Emma is major foodie and has previously worked for a prestigious catering company in Oxford, she really enjoys sitting with couples to help plan the menu for their wedding day, and overseeing that the food is all perfectly plated ready for service. She will have meetings with couples in the run up to the big day and help plan every little detail.

With a dog of her own, Ozzy, an Australian Kelpie, she loves being around other animals, and especially loves it when couples bring their dogs to their wedding – she says “they make the best ring bearers!!”

“I’ve loved all the experiences I’ve had since starting at Manor Hill House. I started here right in the height of a busy wedding season, and it couldn’t have been a better time to start. I come from a family of food lovers and being able to work closely with couples and our head chef, Phil, to design their menus and plan their food for the whole day is just fabulous."