Meet the team


Mrs Alison Morbey and the LATE Mr Anthony Morbey

Alison will meet you on your initial show-round and has full reign in designing new interiors for the ever growing bedrooms.

Alex Morbey

Venue Operations Manager

Alex heads up the whole day to day operation of the venue. You might meet her in your initial show round or one of your planning meetings with the events team. Alex also runs our Taster Event Experience Evenings along with planning new developments, and is chief taster for the new menus.

But more Importantly, Alex is on hand daily to ensure the final details are carried out for your special day.

Laura Everitt (Birdy)

Office Manager & Events Co-Ordinator

Laura will answer most of your questions either on the phone or by email. She will contact your suppliers to discuss set up / drop off etc, type up all notes from the first time you meet the events team, to your final meeting – a really important job in the organising of your day. Known as Birdy.

Gill Beeton

PA to the Venue Operations Manager

Gill supports Alex with the Venue Operations, having previously worked for the Cambridge University Press for 25 years. Gill sends all the Terms and Condition contracts to our couples and assists Laura with the office event co-ordination. Gill is also a Bride of The Old Hall, having held her Wedding here in 2013.

Amy Royal

Head of Events

Amy has a wealth of experience working in restaurants – Kings in Newmarket and outside caterers – The Moveable Feast.  Amy heads up our ever growing events team and you will meet her at one of your meetings and at our Taster Event Experience Evening.

Amy also oversees all Christmas, New Year and Private Parties, along with running wedding and event days.

Sophie Newman

Events Manager

Sophie joined the Events Team after working with us as a waitress and also guest host for our bed and breakfast clientele. She knows the house inside out and you may see her for your meetings and also making sure your big day runs smoothly.

Kirsty Martin

Part Time Events Support

Kirsty has been with the team many years – working her way up from waitressing to a massive support to the Events Team. You will see her on your wedding day making sure it all goes smoothly and working closely with our in-house Chef Team.

Billy Balaam

Head Chef

Billy joined us as our Senior Sous Chef having experience working in hotels and restaurants. Billy Co-Owned a coffee shop & sandwich bar in Cambridge, The Urban Shed. He has gained all round knowledge from working at outside catering events and behind the bar in pubs.

Our Front of House & Bar Team

Our growing front of house team will look after your guests from serving canapés to the wedding breakfast. We train our team from having menu, service and drinks training. Our waiting staff are all dressed in our Old Hall Ely uniform. The team are experienced and will look after your guests throughout the wedding breakfast.

Our bar team come from a wealth of experience from working in London to local Ely Pubs. They will look after your guests throughout your wedding day and serve the drinks during your drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

Rory Landells

Development Chef

Rory joins us with knowledge gained from a variety of restaurants & venues, including Paddocks House and Kings Newmarket. Rory & Billy together develop new menus and requested dishes to wow your guests.

The House Keeping Team

Led by our Head Housekeeper, the House Keeping Team not only keep The Old Hall Ely looking immaculate, but they are on hand during your wedding to help look after you and all your guests.


Nick King

Nick helps us on the accounts and invoicing side of things. Nick will email you your payment reminders for the venue hire. The email address for invoices is:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of our team, please click here to see what job opportunities we are currently employing for.