The times they are a-changing at four top Scottish venues, with new events managers and wedding co-ordinators ready to bring fresh ideas to iconic locations
The wedding industry would be nothing without the great folk who work in it. That’s why we’re buzzing to hear about exciting personnel changes at some of our favourite venues: Rufflets, Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, Broxmouth Park, and the Sonas Collection, who manage Duisdale House Hotel, Toravaig House Hotel and Skeabost House Hotel.
First up, St Andrews stalwart Rufflets tapped Hannah Ryan to be the venue’s new events manager. “We were delighted to appoint Hannah in late June,” shares the venue’s Louise Turner. “She comes to Rufflets after a number of years with several prestigious Scottish wedding venues, and her warmth and dedication have already made her a firm favourite with soon-to-wed couples.” Talk about hitting the ground running, eh Hannah?
Next, it’s Dalmahoy’s turn: a warm welcome to Jordan Young, who has joined the team as its senior weddings and events co-ordinator. Jordan, who previously oversaw shindigs at The Royal Scots Club and The Dome, is now turning her attention to big days at this charming hotel west of Edinburgh. Planning a weekend-long celebration? Jordan will be on hand to help plan pre-wedding dinners, golf parties for the groomsmen, and post- nuptial BBQs for all to enjoy. If you’d like to enlist Jordan’s services, you’d better get in quick – we predict she’ll be hot property…
Dunbar favourite Broxmouth Park is delighted to announce Jessica Kirkby as its new wedding and events co-ordinator. “I will no longer be heading up weddings at the venue, but I am certain that Jessica will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Broxmouth Courtyard development,” commented outgoing wedding guru Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki. We’re sure she will do fabulous work at this East Lothian venue, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for Broxmouth.
Happily, despite the move from Broxmouth, Oskar isn’t disappearing from the Scottish wedding scene: he’s working with Sonas Collection and their lauded Isle of Skye properties from his home office in Edinburgh. “My role focuses on supporting couples’ planning journey from booking to their special day, as well as wedding sales and marketing for all three hotels in the group,” Oskar informs us. “The Isle of Skye is renowned for its wedding-perfect landscape and natural beauty and Sonas Collection is an independent and family-owned hotel group which strives for the best service and true Highland hospitality every time, as certified by an accolade of awards the hotels have received consecutively over the years.” If that’s not enough to lure you over the sea to bonnie Prince Charlie’s hideout, we don’t know what is.