Meet the team

We are very proud of our fantastic team here at The Old Hall Ely. Scroll down to meet them!

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.

Gill Beeton
PA to the Proprietor

Gill supports the team 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 Antonia with the office event co-ordination. Gill is also a Bride of The Old Hall, having held her Wedding here in 2013.

Antonia Morbey (Totes)
Marketing Manager

Antonia, previously to The Old Hall worked in the travel industry in London, helping couples find their perfect honeymoon destination. Now, Antonia heads up the marketing here at The Old Hall. You might also meet her in your initial show round or one of your planning meetings with the events team.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Laura Daraskevice
General Manager

Laura joins us with a wealth of experience from various hotels and luxury lodge destinations from London and throughout Norfolk and brings with her an amazing ability to create the perfect staycation for all of our guests. She puts guest experiences at the centre of all we do here and makes sure that all of our team live and breathe the same sentiment. Laura understands the importance of every event we hold her at The Old Hall and this drives her to ensure each occasion, from weddings to Sunday lunches, is an experience not to be missed.

Lauren Pitt
Office Administrator

Lauren is the first face (or voice) most of our guests will have the pleasure of meeting here at The Old Hall. Alongside being the first point of contact for most of our guests, Laurens cheerful personality and organised nature ensures all of our guests have the visit they deserve. Fun fact: Lauren once worked as a professional princess (unfortunately, not a service we currently offer).

Marc Hunt
Bar Manager

Marc is a long standing, valued member of The Old Hall team. Not only does he train all of our new team members to the highest standard, he also makes sure our bar runs smoothly at every event. Marc is also known to make a delicious cocktail and is happy to work with event organisers and couples to offer their guests a variety of special drinks to suit each theme.

Stacie Shipp
Events Manager

Stacey’s experience in customer service is longstanding, she joined our team after working for TUI in amazing destinations including the Dominican republic and Spain where she was responsible for providing the best customer service to make every customers experience memorable. This is evident in her amazing ‘yes’ attitude, making sure every event she manages here at The Old Hall comes to life exactly how our customers had pictured.