The warm and friendly atmosphere Iscoyd exudes is largely down to our lovely team of staff. Each one will do everything they can to look after you and your guests and ensure you have the greatest day ever. We are as proud of their team as we are of the house itself.

I live at Iscoyd with my wife, Susie, and our children Poppy, Hector, Cecily, and Freda the dog. We moved back to Iscoyd from London in late 2009 to restore the house and gardens and opened as wedding venue in May 2010.  We run the business, the house and the family together. We have a great passion for Iscoyd and for the experience it provides for all those that come here and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Phil, Susie, Poppy, Hector, Cecily and Freda (the dog!)

Jen Paskell: Wedding and Events Manager.

Jen Paskell

We met Jen when she organised her sister’s wedding here in June 2013. We were so impressed we offered her this vital role! Her skills were honed as wedding co-ordinator at Eltham Palace in London and she worked for the concerto group – Create Food and Party Design. As you will find out it’s not just her skills in wedding and events that makes her perfect for Iscoyd, but her warm personality and sense of humour. Jen is on hand to help you throughout the planning process. She co-ordinates most weddings and on the rare occasion she has a well-earned day off I co-ordinate in her place.

The Housekeeping Team

The term “housekeeper” does not seem enough for what this lot do! They not only keep Iscoyd looking immaculate, but produce delicious breakfasts and are on hand during your wedding to go the extra mile for you and your guests.

Fiona has superhuman amounts of energy. When she is not speeding round the house looking after guests she can be found speeding round the race track in her stock car.

House keeper

Katarzyna, along with her husband Mariusz, are our longest serving members of staff, having been at Iscoyd before we renovated. Polish hospitality is legendary and we are very glad to share it with you!


Marie is essential to the smooth running and friendly nature of Iscoyd. Being the mother of four boys means nothing phases her. When she has some time off she spends it with her beloved horses.


Charlotte started washing glasses for us when she was 14. Since then she has completed a diploma in Housekeeping at college we are delighted she is on our permanent team.

Charlotte Jones: Juniour housekeeper

Mariusz Tomiak: Facilities Manager

Mariusz Tomiak - Facilities Manager

Mariusz is married to Katarzyna and they live in the Stable Flat at Iscoyd with their daughter Maria. They were both employed by my father before myself and Susie took over so have been through the journey with our family from the start. They helped my parents move out, us move in and were here throughout the renovations and the launch of the business. Mariusz’s job description is wide ranging: he is brilliant with anything technical, great at solving problems and knows more than anyone how the house works.

 Jamie Stephenson: Cocktail Guru

Jamie Stephenson - Cocktail Guru - need we say more?

Jamie is five times World Cocktail Champion and after tasting his mixes we had to tempt him to be our Bar Manger! Known as a guru in the mixology world, Jamie has passion for producing incredible drinks served with the highest levels of customer service. He can invent a special cocktail for you – simply tell him what you like and he will come back with something amazing and unique. He loves a challenge behind the bar but also in the countryside where he is a marathon runner and keen photographer.

The Bar Team

Bar Team Fred, Anita, Shirley and Amber

Fred and Anita are married and live in a cottage on the estate, Shirley has been here since one of the very first weddings and Amber began washing glasses here when she was 14 and is now on the bar team. They are all happy, smiley, friendly and we are lucky to have them!

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