Meet The Team at our Cheshire Venue

Michelle team member

Michelle Stubbs


Michelle is delighted to open the doors of her home to the lucky couples who choose to get married and stay here.

Having worked in hospitality through most of her study years Michelle gained a real pleasure in serving the public and especially hosting events.  Although all her studies led to a legal career, her passion has always been entertaining!!

“I love hearing people’s reactions when they first enter Delamere Manor. I have worked passionately over the years to make Delamere Manor a homely and inviting environment despite its grandeur and vast grounds.”

In her spare time, Michelle loves riding her horses, working out at the gym and supporting her favourite football team Everton FC.  Michelle also loves to travel and gains many of her ideas and inspiration for Delamere Manor from her visits abroad.

“Because I travelled away a lot Delamere Manor wasn’t getting the enjoyment it deserved. I decided to put it on a holiday rental site. I was getting inundated with people enquiring if they could get married there! I thought ‘what a lovely idea!’ And that’s where the concept was born.”

Dale McNally Delamere Manor

Dale McNally

Director of Sales & Operations

My love for all things weddings and events definitely stemmed from a young age, I’ve always had a passion for romance.

I started my career in the high-end hospitality industry, just a little over 6 years ago. Whilst working in boutique hotels, I learnt a great deal about the principles of great customer service & event management, coupled with my responsibilities for many bespoke weddings & corporate events. In 2017 I joined the Delamere Manor team where my vast experience fits perfectly within our company for our weddings and events.

I absolutely love the events industry, especially seeing our clients faces, when we reveal their wedding or event to them before their guests get to enjoy. When I’m not hard at work, I’m usually found in the country-side with my dogs & family, I have a strong passion for theatre too (watching not performing).

Joy Hitchen

Joy Hitchen

Sales & Events Manager

Having travelled the world working for a private 5-star airline I always knew that I wanted to continue my career within the hospitality industry. I’ve been lucky enough to transfer my experience through to the events industry and in particular, Delamere Manor Events, where I have worked for the past two years.

It’s a big thing to arrange your own event and at times this can become a little overwhelming. Your event should perfectly reflect you and make you feel totally yourself. I’m comfortable in the knowledge that I can provide the reassurance and confidence for you to put your trust in me and also for you to feel that you can chat to me about anything from the point of booking your event through to the day itself. My passion is to make memories from start to finish, offering more than just an event but an unforgettable experience filled with the most amazing celebrations. It’s an absolute honour and a pleasure to be a part of someone’s special day and to be able to do this as my job is simply the best! It’s also crucial to have a great team around you and I’m lucky to work with the very best at Delamere Manor. Our little team is a bunch of great, friendly people.

I can usually be found lighting the numerous candles that we have at Delamere Manor in preparation for an event, which is s full-time job in itself. When I’m not lighting candles my happy place is walking along a beautiful sandy beach with my naughty cockapoo dog, Stanley. I’m a chocoholic who also loves the occasional glass of Champagne.

Donna Courtney

Donna Courtney

Guest Experience Manager

Donna joined the Delamere team in Summer 2017 around the same time as Dale to enhance the guests experience during their stay at the Manor. In addition to Donna’s main responsibilities of ensuring everything is meticulously presented for the individuals who get to experience the facilities on-site, Donna also assists the team with ensuring that the Weddings/Events run without a hitch.

“I have worked for many years in customer service as a senior manager, my skills and personality are the perfect fit for the client experience which is my key focus, working with Dale and the team is a great Joy where immersing ourselves into a world of luxury, beauty and fantastic celebrations is part of the role. Working at Delamere Manor with the team is lovely, it feels more like a family than a place of work.”

Donna looks forward to seeing you during your experience.

Gemma McTigue Delamere Manor

Gemma McTigue

Financial Controller

I joined Delamere as the Financial Controller in 2019. I specialise in cash flow management, book-keeping and payroll, I have gained a wealth of experience having held a variety of finance roles over the past 10 years. As the company FC I’m responsible for all things financial including – managing all transactions, sales ledger and purchase ledger, payroll and VAT. I create regular reports to identify results and trends, prepare financial forecasts and budgets, and suggest updates and improvements for our accounting systems. … in other words, all of the really exciting stuff! Delamere is a fantastic wedding venue and an amazing place to work. Our team is small but strong, we are like a family!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband three children, six horses and three dogs.

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