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Meet The Team: Stephanie – Wedding Coordinator

Mar 14, 2023 | Wedding Planning

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Meet Stephanie - Wedding Coordinator

Image Courtesy of Farlie Photography

Baddow Park House would not be the remarkable venue it is without the help and input of our exceptional team.

They are what really give the place its unique personality. 

Without them, we’d have a beautiful venue in disarray! They make the place run like clockwork and guarantee your wedding day is exactly how you dream.

Some of the team work tirelessly behind the scenes, ensuring Baddow Park House is spotless and utterly perfect. While others work directly with our wedding couples, always on hand to give you the most idyllic wedding imaginable.

One such member of our staff is our Wedding Coordinator, Stephanie!

Meet Stephanie Callanan, Our Wedding Coordinator

Stephanie Stephanie Callanan - Wedding Coordinator

Stephanie is the Wedding Coordinator here at Baddow Park House. She has years of experience in the wedding industry (16, in fact!) and also has experience planning and organising all kinds of events such as birthday parties, baby showers and funerals.

She has been working with us for a year, and her knowledge and enthusiasm have made a huge impact. She is a greatly appreciated member of the Baddow Park family.

We grabbed a cuppa with Stephanie and asked her some questions to help you get to know her and her role better.

What Does Your Role As Wedding Coordinator Involve, And How Do You Contribute To The Weddings At Baddow Park House?

As a Wedding Coordinator, my job is to ensure our couples remain stress-free throughout their wedding experience. Right from the very first planning meeting through till you become newlyweds, I am there to reassure, help and do whatever you need to make your day go smoothly.

The planning and guidance process is different for every couple, it greatly depends on how much or how little you want to be involved. For some couples, I use my experience in the industry to help guide them in the right direction with any decisions they need help making. For others, however, they just need help to put it in place. I take the lead from you.

When you book your wedding at Baddow Park House, you get my full attention as and when you require it. I am available for anything you need help with, whether it’s décor or mother-of-the-bride outfit designers, table plans or invitation etiquette… whatever it is you need, you have me to call upon.

Meet Stephanie - Wedding Coordinator

Image Courtesy of Farlie Photography

Why Do You Do What You Do?

My job is a huge part of my life. In fact, it’s not my job – it’s my career. Being part of planning the most important day of somebody’s life is the most rewarding feeling. And witnessing each couple’s wedding day come together to make it everything they dreamed of is such a privilege.

There is no emotion like when you meet the couple the next day. Seeing them in their wedding bliss, walking down the stairs the next morning to begin life as a married couple. I’ve been told “Steph, you’ve been like family to us since day one.” and that’s how it feels. Like I’m more than staff – I’m connected to the wonder of the day and all the people involved.

It’s a feeling I can never describe. That’s why I love doing what I do at Baddow Park House.

What Does A Day At Work Look Like For You?

A typical working day for me during the wedding period is more of a day and a half, really!

The ‘working day’ at Baddow Park House starts the night before the wedding when I check the couples and their families in and ensure everything is in place for them to have the perfect night’s sleep. It’s my job to make sure we’ve done everything we possibly can so you wake up relaxed and stress-free on the morning of your wedding.

I aim to make you feel like Baddow Park is your home from home, just with a little added wedding magic!

I am there for every minute of the day to keep everything to task. I monitor suppliers, I help your guests with any queries they may have and I maintain a seamless, stress-free wedding from the “I Dos” through to the partying till midnight, right until the following morning, when I say my goodbyes and check you out.

What’s Your Favourite Memory Of Working At Baddow Park House?

When I first came to Baddow Park House for my interview, I automatically fell in love with the house. My first thoughts were “I’m getting this job no matter what!” 

It was the same feeling that you get when you meet your soulmate, tried on your perfect wedding dress or found your ideal house.

I was immediately made to feel like family, and that’s what I love about being a Wedding Coordinator here. Couples get the same feeling when they walk through the front door – it’s a feeling you’ll never forget.

What Do You Think Makes A Great Wedding?

The best weddings are those that manage to encapture the extraordinary personalities of the couple and roll them in together with the family and friends and all the love to make the most memorable of days.

Meet Stephanie - Wedding Coordinator

Image Courtesy of Farlie Photography

An Invaluable Addition

Stephanie has been an invaluable team member since her arrival a year ago. Her enthusiasm and dedication to making your day perfect and keeping it as stress-free as possible are evident in all she does.

If Stephanie sounds like the perfect person to have on board to help your wedding dreams become a reality, you can book a private viewing here and meet her in person!

Wedding Reviews
We were booked to get married September 2020 but due to covid, we re-scheduled for September 2021. I wanted to say a huge thank you to the team at Baddow Park and especially Kelly – Group Operations Manager, for being so accommodating. We were very worried about the unknowns of having to re-arrange. However, Kelly and the team took that worry away. The process from having a “back up date” to confirming a new date in 21 was seamless, Kelly and her team were ALWAYS available via phone or email for a quick chat or to discuss the day in-depth. The upset of having to move our day never came as we knew the team had it all under control and that they would make our day even more special next year. We can’t wait to get married and celebrate at Baddow Park house with their fantastic team and gorgeous surroundings!

5 star rating

Fleur & Andy

From our first visit to see Baddow Park even before all the renovations we were in love with it and knew this was the place we wanted to get married, not only was the venue and garden beautiful but Kelly made us feel so welcome we knew it would all go smoothly…   Then COVID happened and so close to our wedding day, all was arranged and we were waiting ready and excited for our wedding day, but in one day, id not only cancelled one wedding but prepared an alternative one, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the flexibility of Baddow Park and Kelly’s support with all our questions and worries of “What do we do now”   She has kept in touch with us throughout the year as we have changed dates and ideas and at not one point has anything I have asked been a problem. Unfortunately a 2020 wedding is not possible so now we wait for the perfect wedding at Baddow Park in 2021!

5 star rating

Victoria Partridge

What a magical wedding day we had at Baddow Park House, every single detail was perfect. From initial viewing to booking to pre-wedding preparation, you were all so helpful and supportive, nothing was too much trouble and no questions were left unanswered. The house is beautifully kept and the grounds exquisite, the atmosphere was lovely. Baddow Park is a truly beautiful place to get married.

5 star rating

Kirstie and Andy

We want to thank you sincerely for making our wedding day so special. Everyone thought the organisation was excellent and everything went so smoothly. Baddow Park is a beautiful place to hold an intimate wedding, the house and the gardens are just delightful. Everyone there said what a lovely venue it was. We had the most beautiful wedding and we are very grateful.

5 star rating

Mrs & Mrs B

From the moment we saw Baddow Park for the first time we knew this was exactly where we wanted to have our wedding reception. Combining beautiful grounds with the ability for us to personalise our day this was our perfect venue. We truly could not have asked for a better day and for all at Baddow Park House together with their suppliers who helped make the magic happen.

5 star rating

Nick & Lorna Bastian

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