Whittlebury Park’s Head of Weddings, Janine Hunt, is this year celebrating her work anniversary having coordinated over 1,000 weddings spanning 15 years at the Northamptonshire estate. Janine has worked her way to this prestigious position after starting her career at Whittlebury as a wedding assistant in 2004, to establishing herself as the integral member of the team she is today. Janine works closely with Whittlebury Park’s owner, and founder of the successful wedding aspect of the business, Carol Sargeant, and the wider team to host around 70 weddings per year.
Janine’s role initially started when she was assisting Carol Sargeant to grow Whittlebury’s wedding business over a decade ago. Learning from each wedding, and increasing in confidence to be able to build a rapport with couples and work successfully with the Whittlebury team, Janine progressed her career and became Head of Weddings in August 2017. An important aspect of Janine’s role is to know her venues inside out. Whittlebury has four individual wedding venues, each with their own unique character, and understanding the potential of these goes hand in hand with her creative flair to help couples achieve their vision, no matter how simple or intricate.
Carol Sargeant has worked with Janine since the start of her career and commented; “Janine is one of the best wedding coordinators you could ever hope to meet. It has been a pleasure working with Janine to deliver the weddings here at Whittlebury Park for over 15 years. Her attention to detail, caring nature and total reliability is a credit to her and has supported our renowned reputation as a wedding business. She gives every couple her personal attention, ensuring that continues through to every detail at the event, where nothing is too much trouble for her."
Reaching this milestone has been a big achievement for Janine who also said; “I am incredibly proud to have been part of so many special occasions and to personally get to know hundreds of couples and their friends and families over the years. My job is always interesting because of the people I meet and the ideas they share with me. I’ve seen many different types of weddings throughout my career and although trends come and go, I pride myself on the same consistent attention to detail, no matter how big or small the wedding is.”
In the future, Janine and the team are looking to develop Whittlebury’s wedding offer to include outdoor ceremony packages, attracting couples from across the UK and increasing the number of Asian weddings following their recent win at Britain's Asian Wedding Awards for overall Venue of the Year. Whittlebury's next Wedding Open Evening is taking place on Thursday 12th September 2019, for more information visit whittlebury.com/weddings
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Notes to Editors:
Whittlebury Park provides the perfect backdrop for corporate events, weddings, private parties and leisure stays.
Nestled in hundreds of acres of ancient parkland and just a 10-minute drive from junction 15a of the M1 and 20 minutes from central Milton Keynes, Whittlebury offers an award-winning 254-bedroom four-star hotel, conference and training centre, a 2 AA Rosette fine-dining restaurant, meetings and events facilities catering for up to 3,000 delegates as well as a luxurious spa and first-class golf facilities.
The Leisure Club at Whittlebury offers first-class facilities to make getting and keeping fit a more pleasurable and enjoyable experience. Facilities include a gym fully kitted out with the latest Artis by Technogym equipment, 19-metre swimming pool with bubble jets, salt sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, Body & Mind Studio and The Terrace Cafe for light meals and snacks poolside.
Whittlebury’s first-class golf facilities include a 36-hole Championship course, driving range, simulators, PGA professional coaches, Callaway fitting centre and award-winning Atrium Clubhouse within its grounds.
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