Decourceys Manor
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Meet The Team

Managing Director and resident owner, Rachel bought De Courceys with her family in 2009. Prior to that, she enjoyed a successful career in hotel sales management and also conference and corporate event management.

Our passion for perfection has made this the first choice for occasions and events of every kind and size. Because it is independently owned, you can be certain that the service you receive is personal, and that every detail is planned and delivered. Situated in beautifully landscaped grounds in rural surroundings, De Courceys Manor is unique not only in its setting – but also in the service, warmth and hospitality, and the way that every event and every guest is treated as individual.


Rachel Dancey
Rachel's passion for attention to detail and high service levels found it roots working for prestigious brands such as Aston Martin, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. These days any time off is spent with her young family.

Rachel Dancey Wedding Coordinator
Tilly is the Manors resident West Highland Terrier and is a very much considered the De Courceys mascot. She enjoys coming to work with Rachel and being part of the team. On quieter days she can be found snuggled up by the Cocktail lounge fire.

Tilly Wedding Coordinator


Lewis Davies
Lewis, our Operations Manager, joined the team in 2011 and has enjoyed creating strong relationships with customers and suppliers alike. His vivacious personality and dedication to the Manor has ensured his popularity with everyone that meets him.

Lewis Davies Wedding Coordinator
Abigail Hartson
As a highly organised Weddings and Function Coordinator, Abbie has enjoyed huge success creating the perfect wedding day for the many couples that have chosen the Manor, and her dedication knows no bounds. In her spare time she focuses on her other!

Abigail Hartson Wedding Coordinator


Craig Rigby
Head Chef Craig joined the team in September 2011 with over 31 years experience in the industry and He has travelled the world as Chef in both AA rosette properties and banqueting within 5 star hotels and has even enjoyed the accolade of cooking for our royal family.

Craig Rigby Wedding Coordinator
Nicola Gee
Restaurant and Banqueting Supervisor Nicola has been here for over eight years. With her vast experience in restaurants and banqueting, her eye for detail and enthusiasm for perfection ensures that every event that takes place at the Manor runs seamlessly.

Cardiff Wedding Venue
"There are no strangers here,
only friends we meet for the first time,"

Wrote Frederick De Courcey Hamilton. And that remains as true today as it did a 120 years ago.
Cardiff Wedding Venue