Events Co-ordinator, Ellie Williams, 22, has swapped working in scientific publishing to become ‘Party-Maker-in-Chief’ at the Queens Hotel.
“I have a degree in biology and I tried working in the field for a while but I soon realised I really enjoy meeting people and needed a more people-focused role.
“Anyone who knows me will tell you I love to be organised and make lists for everything so being Events Co-ordinator at the Queens is perfect for me.
“I get so much job satisfaction from seeing happy brides and grooms on their special day,” enthused Ellie.
Being such a beautiful venue, from the grand entrance hall to the glittering splendour of the Elizabeth Room, it’s no surprise to learn that 24 weddings have been booked so far this year at the Queens Hotel and Ellie is keen to hear from more happy couples considering tying the knot .
A top-notch marquee will soon become a feature of the garden, allowing for up to two weddings to take place at one time.
“We are lucky that we have the space to be able to accommodate two weddings and still be able to ensure each occasion will be special for the brides and families involved.
“Weddings in the Ballroom will get exclusive access to part of the garden,” she explained.
Musical events like the recent Amy Baker evening of song and dance with a big-band feel as well as the programme of garden parties with live music and plenty of flair, have certainly put the Queens Hotel on the map.
And then there’s Christmas.
“We are already looking booked-up for Christmas and it’s still only June. We want to make our Xmas and New Year events even more spectacular and we are working on some really exciting ideas,” she said.
Ellie is keen to introduce brunch as a new laid-back, weekend treat. Guests can tuck into delicious treats and catch-up with friends or read the weekend papers in a chilled and luxurious setting.
“We are fully booked up for Victorious Festival and we are going to be offering ‘Bottomless- Brunch’ on Saturday morning so our guests can be ready to enjoy all the fun of the festival.
“It takes place over the August Bank Holiday so we will open our garden on Sunday as a quiet place away from the festival to chill and run our ever-popular garden party on the Monday instead,” she added.