Sam Sharpe has been appointed the new Wedding and Events Coordinator at Classic Lodges-owned Charingworth Manor, and during that short time has helped drive a surge in interest in the hotel’s new Orangery.
Built last summer, the new 140-seat event space has been attracting growing interest with 32 weddings being held there this year and a further nine booked for 2017 already.
Sam previously worked for six years as the Sales and Events Coordinator at the Holiday Inn in Stratford-upon-Avon, experience that has been invaluable in her new role: “While this is a very different challenge than working for an international hotel group, I am thoroughly enjoying it so far,” she says.
Since she joined in April, Sam has created a separate events office: “Having such an incredible space to promote like the Orangery is enabling us to have conversations with businesses wanting to hold far larger and more prestigious events,” she says. “Our aim is to establish Charingworth Manor as an wedding and events destination all year round, including holding team building days.”
General Manager of Charingworth Manor, Michael Eastick, says Sam’s appointment is already reaping rewards for the hotel: “Sam has reorganised our approach to how handling entire events process – from enquiry to booking to after event feedback. I am excited to see what progress we will make in the future with her on board.”