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’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.



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


Senior Events & Marketing Manager

Gemma works closely alongside both Jane and Ben. You will see a lot of her if you book your wedding or event at New Craven Hall, assisting you from initial enquiry all the way through to your big day.

With a degree in events management and eight years experience in the events industry, Gemma will guide you through the planning process answering any questions along the way.


Venue & Events Manager

Olivia has worked within the New Craven Hall team since 2018, starting out as an Events Assistance whilst studying Events Management at Leeds Beckett University, Olivia has built confidence and expertise in the industry and is now our full time Venue and Events Manager.

Working within the management team alongside Jane, Ben & Gemma, 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.


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.

The Bar Team

Our bar team may vary in size depending on the style and size of your event. The team are on hand to serve you and your guests with a fun and friendly attitude.

All of our bar staff are cocktail trained and are happy to do bespoke cocktails on request.


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.

Covid-19 Update

We are fully open in line with UK guidelines and look forward to welcoming you to New Craven Hall!

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