MEET THE TEAM

Monet Events and Weddings are an experienced and highly creative team of real experts in event management. We’re here to make your ideas fly - but you’ll find us refreshingly grounded too.  

Above all though, we’re real people and nothing beats meeting us face-to-face.

So, here’s a starter for ten - but do give us that call and meet us soon!  

 

STEPHANIE YORK (Director)

monet events director; Stephanie Swift; Stephanie York

Founder of Monet Events and Weddings in 2012, Steph started her career in the travel and event industry back in 1997. Her impressive track record of organising corporate events and conferences throughout London and Essex as well as all over the UK reflects her experience gained at leading tour operators, financial institures and legal firms, managing their events and marketing. Prestigious venues where she has created impressive events include the Tower of London, Cutty Sark, the Science Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, the House of Commons Coombe Abbey and Warwick Castle. She also has a fine reputation as the flair factor behind countless wonderful weddings. 

Down to earth, efficient, full of flair and ‘calm confidence personified’, Steph attributes her years of success to straight-talking, plenty of listening, dedication to detail and a first class team.

Greatest love: Creating a masterpiece from a blank canvas
Greatest challenge: Organising her own wedding - oh, and running the New York Marathon!
Motto: Success comes in cans. There’s no such word as can’t.
In a nutshell:One lovely lady whose smile is as great as her contact network. ‘

 

JENNIFER AUSTIN (Senior Event & Wedding Consultant)

Jennifer Austin; Monet senior events consultant; Jen Austin

Since starting in event management in 2006, Jen’s career swiftly saw her taking on more holistic marketing-led roles within financial and electrical manufacturing sectors and delivering regular, prestigious and highly successful events as part of the portfolio.

A real starter-finisher, she thrives on handling tasks at every level from venue procurement, external supplier coordination through to front of house. At events in London venues ranging from Somerset House and St. Paul’s Cathedral to The Gherkin, as well as further afield (Edinburgh Castle; Tate Liverpool), she has catered for up to 200 people, with live entertainment, whilst always ensuring the business aims were delivered with a professional presentation.

Greatest love: Getting things spot on, so enjoyment has real impact
Greatest challenge: Some of the biggest challenges in events is managing people, from VIPS to guest speakers. You can control logistics, but people are spontaneous! The key is to be ready for anything.  
Motto: Keep your eye on the detail.
In a nutshell: A perfectionist who will go the extra mile to ensure that each event is a success. 

 

SHARON DAVIES (Events Consultant)

Sharon Davies; Monet events consultant;

The newest member of the Monet Events and Monet wedding planning team, Sharon joined in 2016, a year after organising her own wedding through the bespoke wedding service from Monet Weddings.

The value of the collaboration process - and sheer rapport built with Stephanie and Jen - left her keen to marry these personal experiences as a bride and client with her professional experiences in facilities management and technology project delivery, to bring a different, additional dimension to event planning at Monet.

  • Greatest love: The final result. The finished article. Every time.
  • Greatest challenge: Making a Victorian silhouette artist fit a 1950s theme. It didn't just wow the guests,but  it became a cohesive cornerstone of the event design!
  • Motto: Tell an events manager how it all looked effortless. Mention how no one noticed they were there. See the smile of satisfaction - a job well done.
  • In a nutshell: 'Passionate about the detail, her clarity and organisation frees up the space for creativity to flow'.