After studying Accountancy and Management at University, Chris moved to Portugal to work in a boutique hotel. From what was initially a summer job, he worked his way up and after 6 years was the manager of the hotel – and had achieved the no.1 rank on tripadvisor out of the 549 hotels in the Algarve! In early 2013, he was then offered the exciting prospect of developing Eastington Park as a wedding venue and jumped on the first flight back. Chris is extremely proud of his venture but is always trying to find ways to keep improving the venue to ensure all our couples have the perfect day. Chris now lives in Bristol with his wife and two young children, where he enjoys playing football and walking the newest Eastington Park team member, Finley, the cocker spaniel! A full time EP team player, Finley is a favourite with everyone that comes in to the office, including the postman!
Mel has been working in the wedding industry for the last eight years following a degree in Event Management. She has lived in the village of Eastington all her life so has lots of good local knowledge! She loves sharing her wedding experiences with her couples and ensuring their wedding day is exactly as they dreamt of. Mel loves going to the gym and spending time with her four-legged friend, Archie; however, her true passion in life is chocolate! Mel also had her wedding at our sister venue in Portugal in September 2018, so has lots of fresh wedding experience to share!
Lisa has been part of our EP team for 5 years, originally from London she is now a happy West Country resident and loves her office here in the countryside! Lisa loves getting to know her couples and helping them organise their special day, so much so that she had her own wedding here at Eastington Park in September 2017! Lisa used to spend her free time designing shoes and dresses, but as a new mum she has rather less free time for her designs! She also has a real passion for music, films and most importantly Domino’s Pizzas!
Alex has event management in his genes; he did his first bit of event ‘work’ with his parents’ catering company when he was just 9 years old, polishing cutlery! He then worked his way up through the ranks to the position of Event Co-Ordinator – when he was a little older! Alex completed a 3 year degree at Bath university, and then worked in other areas of wedding and event management before joining the Eastington Park team in early 2016. Alex still lives in Bath and he loves managing every aspect of the weddings to ensure the day is even more perfect than the happy couple imagined! Alex spends his free time doing pub-quizzes, going to the theatre and eating Ben and Jerrys!