Meet our Functions Team
Meet the Victoria Park event and functions team. Our knowledgeable team are passionate and dedicated to ensuring we deliver successful events that last in the memories of our clients and their special event guests.
Jessie Newell – Sales Manager
My role at Victoria Park oversees the events and sales department including all corporate, wedding and private event clients. I am an open minded, easy going high achiever who has been in the industry for 17 years and enjoy delivering continued success and strong sales results at this stunning venue. When I’m not networking or managing the team here at Victoria Park I love spending time with my husband and two boys. In my spare time I enjoy triathlons, bubbles, bobby pins and long lunches with friends. Contact Jessie: [email protected]
Lois Penney – Corporate Sales Executive
After working in the corporate admin world for 5 years, I found my niche in the events industry and have spent the last 5 years cultivating my love for events! Having previously managed conferencing for corporate businesses, working at Victoria Park provides a unique logistical perspective on a variety of events and I love that no two days here are ever the same. I have recently completed my Master of Business Administration (MBA), and I’m looking forward to my new found free time spent catching up with friends and taking on new challenges. Contact Lois: [email protected]
Sam Langford – Wedding Sales Executive
My name is Sam and I have over six years of experience in the event and wedding industry. I am known for my bubbly, ‘can-do’ attitude and I truly love what I do! My fiance and I fall into the ‘high school sweethearts’ category and I am a true romantic, which I think this is why I thrive dealing with loved up couples who are preparing to tie the knot. Victoria Park is such a special place with so much to offer and I’m thrilled to be contributing to it. Contact Sam: [email protected]
Amy Colston – Sales Coordinator
Born and raised in Brisbane, I have been passionately involved in the hospitality scene for 18 years. My extensive experience in the industry ensures I can grasp client’s requests and provide events that exceed their expectations, pre-empting requirements from a planning and logistics point of view. Joining the team at Victoria Park recently would definitely be the highlight of my career so far. I am thrilled to join such a dedicated and enthusiastic team of young professional women working to provide the highest quality events to suit all needs and budgets. On the weekends I stay busy with family and friends, enjoying dining out when I can and frequenting the gold coast beaches. Contact Amy: [email protected]
Eve Telford – Corporate Event Planner
Like most Event Planners my love for events comes from watching my clients ideas and dreams come to life. I pride myself in perfecting the imperfect, organising the disorganised and most importantly creating an event that will be remembered for all the right reasons. After completing my degree in Communications and Marketing, my exposure to events led me to my ideal career, and I have now been in the corporate event industry for two years. In my personal life, I love all things Disney, and have even lived and worked at Disney World in Florida for a year! I am a huge animal lover and live for a day spent soaking up the sun and collecting shells at the beach. Contact Eve: [email protected]
Lauren Allen – Wedding & Event Planner
My name is Lauren and am thrilled to be part of the Victoria Park family as a Wedding & Event Planner! Working in retail admin for most of my adult career, I knew it was time to follow my dream of becoming a Event Planner. Having experience in the planning process, and previously a function manager I will make sure to never skip over a detail. As a Canadian I naturally wanted to escape the freezing cold, thankfully my mum was born in Australia so now I am a Aussie/Canadian! I pride myself on my organisational skills and am a perfectionist. Together with my thick Canadian accent I will ensure your event is everything you imagined and more. Contact Lauren: [email protected]
Karissa Bravo – Event Planner
I joined Victoria Park’s events team in November 2016 after working in the hotel industry for 5 years. Previous to that I spent 6 years living and working in Scotland before travelling Australia and returning home to Brisbane. I love being a part of such a passionate team who put so much pride, energy and fun into their work. Working as an events planner, getting to meet new clients and having the opportunity to be a part of the planning process is a truly exciting experience to be a part of. Contact Karissa: [email protected]
Melissa Guy – Event Planner
I have recently moved to Brisbane from the Gold Coast and am the newest member of the Victoria Park family, and It’s been amazing to work with such a supportive team. I have been planning events for close to 5 years now, specialising in weddings, as this is where I find my passion and personality can really shine through in my work. It’s truly one of the most rewarding careers to have and I hope to keep learning and growing in the events industry. Contact Melissa: [email protected]
Jade Rheeder – Event Assistant
My passion for the events and hospitality industry started from a young age as a seasoned traveller. I decided to pursue this interest of mine through university and graduated in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Hotel and Tourism Management. During this time I worked at Victoria Park in our Operations department, gaining experience and awaiting my cultural exchange program – working at Walt Disney World! I returned to Victoria Park after my adventures and had the opportunity to become Victoria Park’s Event Assistant at the start of 2018. I love being a part of this amazing team and have had so much fun learning the work required to make an event come to life. Contact Jade: [email protected]
Interested in hosting your next event at Victoria Park?
Our friendly events team are always available on 07 3252 0666 to discuss your event needs.
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