Events Manager, Clara Earp
Introducing our Wedding & Special Events Coordinator, Clara Earp
After graduating from Plymouth University with a Hospitality Management degree, Clara worked as Trainee Manager at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth before moving on to Careys Manor in 2007. In 2012; she became the Wedding & Special Events Coordinator for the Montagu Arms Hotel, planning 50 weddings a year and various different events within the hotel.
“The Montagu Arms Hotel is such a beautiful venue; it has an intimate, cosy and homely feel. Whatever the weather it doesn’t matter here, the gardens are perfect on a lovely sunny day and the lounge is so welcoming if it’s dreary and wet outside.”
With 7 years’ experience in running the operational side of weddings before becoming a Coordinator, she knows how to make the day run smoothly, creating a good relationship with every bride and groom based on honesty, trust and mutual respect for one another.
“The most important things to remember as a Wedding Coordinator are; understanding the bride and groom’s vision, considering the logistics and timings to ensure the day runs smoothly and being flexible to your couple and their guest’s needs.”
This passion along with her calming influence has been much-admired by past couples who have celebrated their wedding day at our wedding venue in Hampshire.
Clara appreciates that the lead up to any wedding can be a very nervous time for the bridal party, right up until the vows are said. She makes sure she’s on hand to calm those nerves on the day whilst ensuring all the tiny details are taken care of, making the bride’s dream come true, something she is familiar with herself;
“My wedding day was absolutely wonderful and from that I can bring perfection to every couple’s day, making it exactly how they dreamed it would be and totally stress free.”
Clara’s best advice?
“Don’t let others control your day, make it about you as a couple and what you want. As far as pre-wedding nerves, make sure you find some quiet time to be on your own and breathe.”
If you would like to find out more about our wedding venue in the New Forest please call our Events Manager, Clara Earp on 01590 612324 to arrange an appointment.