Meet the Team
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Castle Leslie Estate has been the venue for countless parties and wedding celebrations through the centuries. Whether you are planning an intimate or grand wedding celebration, we have the perfect setting for you. Our wedding team comprises Karen Orbay, Helen McManus, Deneise Larmer, Dessie Clements and Philip Brazil. With a combined 40 years experience between them, our wedding team will look after every detail to make your wedding a day you will always remember.
Meet the Team
Karen Orbay: Sales Manager - Weddings
Karen joined the Estate in 2008 and has an honours degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She has extensive experience in events, sales, food and beverage and front office. She has meticulous attention to detail and has a very friendly and personal approach. Her goal is to deliver an unforgettable wedding experience for all her couples.
Helen McManus: Events Manager
Having joined Castle Leslie Estate in September 2013, Helen's wealth of experience in the events industry in Ireland has brought a wonderful energy to the team. She is passionate about creating inspirational events and feels that there is nowhere better to deliver this than at Castle Leslie Estate. Before Helen joined the team, she had always been a great fan of the Estate. Happily, she has maintained that enthusiasm and tries to share it with all our clients. Ultimately, Helen aims to ensure the journey of planning and experiencing an event at Castle Leslie Estate is collaborative, fun, straight forward and unforgettable.
Deneise Larmer: Senior Events Co-ordinator
Deneise has been with Castle Leslie Estate for the past 5 years and is an integral and fun loving member of the team. She prides herself on creating weddings that leave lasting memories.
Just over three years ago, Roisin joined the Castle Leslie Estate team. She has worked closely with wedding couples for many years and has a wealth of experience in both Banqueting Management and Event Co-ordination. She prides herself in providing a friendly, fun and stress free experience for all her couples and her passion is joining you in the exciting build up to your special day that can only be delivered in our unique and truly exceptional manner here on the Estate.
Philip Brazil: Executive Head Chef
Philip combines years of 5 star experience and personal passion for food to create some of the most wonderful wedding menus. Philip and his team of chefs cater for all of their wedding couples with style and a warm smile!
Headed up by Patricia Donohoe and her colleague Jovita Raibiene, our Reservations Department have been with Castle Leslie Estate for 6 years and work very closely with our wedding couples to fulfil their every need.