Meet our team – at your service.

Teamwork really does make the dream work and here at Pylewell we are lucky to have a brilliant team who love weddings and looking after guests. We are proud to offer a personal, flexible approach from start to finish.  We can't wait to welcome you.

Mel

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Mel

Director of Pylewell Park Weddings & Events

Mel is one of our directors here at Pylewell. She launched Pylewell as a weddings and events business 3 years ago 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. When not at Pylewell you will find her out on the water, or in the forest with her black Labrador, Biddy.

Jo

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Jo

Housekeeper

Joanne is our superstar housekeeper who is keeps the house looking spotless for all our events here at Pylewell. She will meet and greet your suppliers on the day, ensure you are fully stocked with cups of tea or champagne whilst getting ready, serve you a delicious breakfast the morning after and be in the house throughout your stay for anything you may need- for all those last minute panics or forgotten items- she will be there to help.

When Jo is not working, she loves to visit the beach for a dip down at Tanners Lane and you will often find her out exploring the forest on her bike. 

Nicole

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Nicole

Wedding and Event Team

Nicole works in our events office and is often the first point of contact for visitors or new enquiries here at Pylewell.

She brings an array of event experience with her with over 7 years in the industry and is detail obsessed, ridiculously organised, mad about events and a super list maker. 

 

Darren

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Darren

Maintenance and Housekeeper

Darren 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 painting, clearing gutters, general maintenance and gardening he makes sure the house and pavilion are ready to welcome you for your big day.

On wedding days Darren is usually first spotted by guests outside the house directing traffic for parking and works closely with Jo on event days from serving breakfast to last minute checks of all our equipment. When not flat out with weddings Darren is often found exploring the local area on his bike or enjoying a well-deserved  pint at our local pub The East End Arms.​

Robert

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Robert

Groundsman

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.

Aby

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Aby

Wedding and Events Team

Aby has recently graduated from Winchester University studying Events Management and has just joined our wedding and events team here at Pylewell. 

An events superstar in the making, Aby is incredibly enthusiastic about weddings with an amazing attention to detail. She is huge support role to the team here at Pylewell always going above and beyond to ensure our team are fully prepped and ready to go on event days.

Mike

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Mike

Night porter

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!

Rupert

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Rupert

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.

Don't just take our word for it…

We fell in love with Mel as much as the venue, she went above and beyond from the moment we met her.

Thank you so much Team Pylewell, your enthusiasm, attention to detail and care was noted by all our guests.

Although we had doubts about a micro wedding, your team made us feel so special from the moment we arrived and were utterly exceptional.

There is nowhere like Pylewell; attentive and fun staff who really made us feel like anything was possible.