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Q&A with our Wedding and Events Manager, Alisha Hancock

Alisha at Greenbank

Meet Alisha Hancock, our Wedding and Events Manager

Wedding season is almost upon us. If you’re thinking of holding your big day by the sea, The Greenbank could be your dream venue. But before you say ‘I do’, we thought we’d introduce you to the talented person behind the scenes making couples’ dreams come true. 

We sat down with Wedding and Events Manager, Alisha Hancock, to find out more about her job and why she fell in love with organising weddings.

wedding at the greenbank

Why did you want to be a wedding and events manager?

Being in the hospitality industry from a young age, and working front of house for many weddings and events, made me motivated to want to organise them.
My passion for events made me pursue an events degree at university. After university I was working as the Restaurant Manager in the Water’s Edge when I got promoted to the Wedding and Events Manager role. 

Now I get to do a job where I can bring a someone’s vision to life, which I absolutely love!

What are your favourite things about your job?

I enjoy watching an event come together on the day and seeing clients’ faces when everything is more than they could’ve ever imagined.

 I also really like the variety of the job – no two days are the same. I get to work with a variety of different clientele, and on different types of occasions and concepts. It’s a job that allows me to be creative and flexible and use my skills to make people happy. 

 WHAT IS a typical day LIKE for you at The Greenbank?

A typical day at The Greenbank starts with a gorgeous view of the sunrise on the water. If it is an event day, I will start by collecting the information contract and start to tick things off my checklist, including checking the event room set-up and timings. 

It could also be a day of replying to enquiries, collecting food pre-orders, creating table plans or showing potential brides and grooms around the venue. Every day is different which I enjoy and there’s usually an oat milk hot chocolate or iced coffee included in there somewhere!


What is the most important thing to remember when planning a wedding?

Booking in the ceremony! After all, this is what the whole day is about – the celebration of your marriage. All timings for the day will work around the ceremony, so that should always be the top priority.

Also, remember to add personal touches. I think personal touches really make a wedding day – these little aspects are always something that couples and their guests will remember in years to come. 

What advice would you give to couples who are planning their wedding soon?

I would say; enjoy your planning process. Look at all your possible options, set a budget and do your research. Attend wedding fairs to ensure the day is exactly how you envisioned it.

But also don’t settle and don’t stress over the little things. It’ll all come together in the end (with a little help from your events manager of course)! Lastly, it’s your wedding day and no one else’s…so do what makes you happy.


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