Meet the Gellifawr team

Meet the team

Our wedding team has years of experience and are here to help you create your perfect day - suggesting locations, sharing ideas with all of the excitement and none of the stress.

Our Head Chef can create menus designed especially for you utilising tried and trusted local suppliers, while the wedding team can recommend bands, DJs and work with you to help you find your perfect entertainment.

Whatever your requirements, the Gellifawr team are here to help create your dream woodland wedding in West Wales.

“Thank you to all the staff who made our wedding one of the most memory-filled days of our lives and accommodated and tendered to every single request and whim we had.”

Mr & Mrs Repot

Simon John

General Manager of the Cawdor Collection

​​In charge of the whole Cawdor Collection - from Gellifawr to the Emlyn Hotel and Arosfa House - Simon is the one keeping tabs on everything to make sure each venue is running smoothly.

Simon’s top wedding planning tip:

My top wedding planning tip would be to take a chance with your date of choice and book it in early. This gives you more time to plan (and be excited), and it will often save you money in the long run as it means you can book everything else (like food, music, decorations, etc…) well in advance.

Julie Davies

General Manager of Gellifawr

Responsible for the day-to-day operational efficiency of Gellifawr including all of its departments, creating a far reaching reputation for excellence and maintaining standards through the whole team. Julie’s motto is: “Hospitality is almost impossible to teach. It’s all about hiring the right people.”

Julie’s top wedding planning tip:

A truly heartfelt piece of advice for couples planning their wedding is to remember that it’s a celebration of union between two people. A wedding isn't about perfection, it’s about the love you share and the vows you say - everything else is a bonus. It is also an opportunity to thank all the important people in your life - those who love and support you!

Rachel Morse

Wedding Planner

​​From your first conversation with Gellifawr, right up to your big day, Rachel is on hand to keep your wedding planning on track and make it everything you dreamed. Rachel provides expert help, support and advice - all with a smile and a positive attitude.

Rachel's top wedding planning tip:

My top tip is to be selective with your guest list - it is your special day and you should invite who you want to share it with! Pinterest has a lot of tools to help you decide who you should invite and who you should not.


Bar Man

Charlie is the man behind the bar - serving up drinks, taking your orders, and getting you anything you need.

Charlie’s top wedding planning tip:

My top tip would be to remember the whole team is there to help on your big day - from the front of house staff to kitchen and reception staff. So, if you need anything special done by any member of the team, let your wedding planner know and we'll happily work together to get it done!