Meet the team

Here at New Craven Hall we give a personal service, allowing you the confidence that your event is taken care of, our small but mighty team are on hand throughout the entire process.

Jane Corkhill New Craven Hall

Creative Director


Jane’s journey in the wedding and events industry all started through fashion. With a degree in fashion design, she worked in occasion wear for six years, including a role as a bridal stylist and seamstress. This helped ignite her passion for the wedding industry as a whole.

With an eye for every detail, Jane is on hand to help you through your entire planning process and on hand on the day to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Ben Corkhill - New Craven Hall

Managing Director


Having come from a management role in the music industry and working as an independent events promoter for six years, Ben now works mostly behind the scenes at New Craven Hall, handling the daily operations, accounts and business development.

Alongside Jane and Olivia, he also helps manage the front of house team to create the best possible event experience for our clients.

Venue & Events Manager


Olivia has worked within the New Craven Hall team since 2018, starting out as an Events Assistant whilst studying Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, and working her way up to the position of Venue and Events Manager.

Working within the management team alongside Jane & Ben, Olivia looks after the organisational and logistical side of the venue, from liaising with suppliers to ordering for all events; she is also on hand on your event day.

Emily - New Craven Hall

Events Assistant


Emily works as our part-time Events Assistant at the venue alongside studying for her degree in Events Management at Leeds Beckett University. Emily is also currently doing her placement year at the venue where she is building her knowledge of every aspect of the industry.

You will see Emily setting up for your event, making sure all the finishing touches are in place and also assisting our management team on event days.

Our amazing

Bar team

Our bar team may vary in size depending on the style and size of your event. With an extensive bar menu available, the team are on hand to serve you and your guests with a fun and friendly attitude.

Dougie - New Craven Hall

Morale Officer


The cheekiest but best looking member of our team. He has no experience in events and weddings so we won’t leave him in charge of your big day, but you may find him sniffing around on your visits to the venue, or just asleep in the office.

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Explore our venue

We are proud to offer an industrial, urban luxe events space in the heart of Leeds. Its aesthetics embrace this while housing a desirable and modern space for a variety of events.