Meet our team – at your service.
Teamwork really does make the dream work and here at Pylewell we are lucky to have a brilliant award-winning team who love weddings and looking after guests. We are proud to offer a personal, flexible approach from start to finish. You can read some kind words from our couples from this year here.
Recently regional winners of ‘Events Team of the Year’ in the Wedding Industry Awards 2022, ‘Best Wedding Planning Team’ in the Hampshire Wedding Awards 2019 as well as Winners of ‘Oustanding Customer Care’ in the NFBP awards- you can rest assured; you are in safe hands.
We can’t wait to welcome you.
Head of Events
Mel looks after our team here at Pylewell Park. She launched Pylewell as a weddings and events business 5 years ago with the support of the other directors and it has been a whirlwind ever since the word go! From overseeing the build of our pavilion back in 2018 to managing our first year of weddings in 2019 and most recently working with the team to refurbish the house before the next wedding season began, it’s been busy!
Voted as one of '30 under 30’ stars of the hospitality industry by The Caterer magazine, Mel is a huge hospitality enthusiast with over 10 years experience working in the luxury boutique sector for a number of award-winning chefs, restaurants and hotels. Lymington is now home and Mel is very involved in all our weddings and events here at Pylewell as well as overseeing the team.
Wedding and Event Team
Nicole is part of our wedding and event team but also oversees all our corporate and leisure bookings. She loves arranging and organizing events full of complex arrangements, details and making any event dreams come to life!
She is detail obsessed, ridiculously organised and will ensure your event is one to remember.
'We were thrilled to have Nicole there on our big day, she made sure everything was perfect!'
Wedding and Events Team
Aby graduated from Winchester University in 2021 top of the class studying Events Management and we are thrilled she has been part of our wedding and events team here at Pylewell ever since.
Often one of your first points of call when enquiring she will welcome you with warm hospitality, show you around and blow you away with her enthusiasm and passion for weddings. She's in charge of our little black book- and if you need any recommendations or top tips- she loves to recommend suppliers or anything else you may need for your big day!
She runs lots of our weddings here and you are in the safest of hands with Aby looking after your wedding day.
'Everyone needs an Aby at their wedding' Laura and Charles August 2023
'Aby you were made for this job, we are so lucky to have you on our big day!' Beth and Josh September 2023
Robert is our full-time gardener and has been with Pylewell for over 22 years, seeing much of the Roper-Curzon family grow up around him. Responsible for perfect stripes on the lawn on wedding days and keeping on top of the house gardens as well as the estate, Robert is kept very busy here at Pylewell.
He is a fountain of knowledge about the house and gardens and would be delighted to suggest suitable areas for foraging or sourcing foliage to add to your wedding flowers. He loves old machinery and can often be found on his old Dennis lawnmower creating perfect lawns, generally making the gardens look wonderful, or relaxing down by the lake – one of his favourite spots at Pylewell.
Mike is our amazing night porter who makes sure the end of your night finishes without a hitch. From lighting firepits, checking on your guests, house security or helping arrange last minute taxis for those London guests who thought they could Uber home! He will welcome you back to the house at the end of the night and ensure you have everything you need for the last drink of the night in the study. He looks after our guests with warm hospitality and nothing is ever too much trouble.
When not working, he is a keen fisherman and enjoys looking after his menagerie of pets at home!
Pylewell Estate Manager
Rupert is our estate manager and also one of the directors of the events business here at Pylewell. He looks after all things on the ground across our 1500 acre estate and you may also meet him on weddings days. A published author and award winning script writer he has also worked in hospitality for years. Rupert lives here on the estate at Pylewell and when not working loves being out on the water sailing.
Jason is our go-to for anything we need fixing or mending in the house; and with a house this size he is kept on his toes! From repainting the interiors and exteriors, clearing gutters, and general maintenance, Jason is responsible for keeping the house looking smart and alive! You will always find Jason rushing around to be as productive as possible. Despite being a fabulously productive member of the team, Jason can always be found with a cup of tea in hand, and a secret stash of biscuits to fuel him through his day.