Meet the Team

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Our dedicated team

Dedicated and committed to ensuring that your dream day goes off without a hitch. Our wedding specialists will be with you every step of the way, relieving any stress and strain, allowing you to relax and enjoy.

Gavin Mackie

Joint Owner

A Mackie by name and by trade Gavin's engineering background comes in handy around the Estate and he can often be found strategically planning the next development. Forestry, Farm and Building work are Gavin's main remit. Constantly looking at ways to save energy consumption whist improving the parkland conservation and wildlife – he is never happier than enjoying the outdoors with his dogs, wife and children!

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Sarah Mackie

Joint Owner

After celebrating their own wedding at Larchfield in 2007 Sarah is passionate about those coming to Larchfield having a day full of warmth, fun and exceptional memories. With a background in media before meeting a Northern Irish boy, Sarah now juggles work life with their young family. Living onsite mean she can be on hand for both - and her enthusiasm for all things heritage helps protect Larchfield as a somewhere special place for now and the future.

Donna Allan

Office Manager

With over 25 years working experience in the hospitably industry, including nearly a decade working at Larchfield Estate, Donna skilfully manages the accounts and administrative side of things in the estate office. As Office Manager, she ensures the smooth running of the daily operations in the office as well as supporting the team when her fountain of knowledge is needed. Donna lived in South Africa for 26 years before returning home to Northern Ireland in 2008. She enjoys spending time with her husband and family and taking her dog Roxy on walks.

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Sara McClimond

Events Manager

With her ‘can do’ caring attitude no question, query or job is too big for our Sara. An abundance of experience (in corporate events, gala dinners, weddings and private parties), combined with her ability to create just the right atmosphere for you, Sara is always on hand to make sure your event is perfect from start to finish.

Laura Killough

Events Coordinator

Laura has been with the Larchfield team since October 2017 in her role as Event Coordinator. With her experience in the industry and degree in Events Management she will have your day planned to perfection. She has a great passion for helping our couples create the most memorable day of their lives, with her great organizational skills, effective time management and ability to multitask.  From the moment you chat to her on your initial enquiry to your wedding day itself, she will be there for you with her supportive and bubbly nature. She won't miss a beat!

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Cathy Walker

Accommodation Supervisor

Cathy is your go-to-girl for all your requests during your stay here at Larchfield Estate, in order to make it tailored around you. She ensures all accommodation is maintained to the highest standard and most importantly, makes sure you are fed and watered with a gourmet breakfast hamper! As a country passionata herself, she can appreciate the beautiful surroundings and is always delighted to show it off to our guests. From your initial accommodation enquiry through to checking out, Cathy will always be at hand!

Hannah Watson

Sales and Marketing Coordinator

With a background in photography and the art world, Hannah co-ordinates all things sales and marketing at Larchfield Estate. Overseeing the creative direction of our marketing activities, you may also see Hannah out and about at networking events or welcoming you to Larchfield Estate for a private viewing. If you are interested in hosting an event of any kind with us, from a wedding, to a corporate retreat or special event with friends and family, Hannah can provide you with all the information that you need to know!

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Amelia Maynard

Accommodation & Events Assistant

An enthusiastic Australian stepping into the wedding industry, Amelia assists with both events and accommodation. With no task too big, Amelia can attend to any queries or odd requests you may have as she appreciates the little things. Her attention to detail and efficiency certainly help in ensuring your wedding setup is just how you imagined. Amelia is on hand for the entire lead up to your wedding taking care of things behind the scene so that you don’t have to.

Megan Whan

Events Coordinator

Megan joined the Larchfield Estate team in April 2019 as Events Coordinator. Having significant experience within the hospitality industry and a degree in Events Management, she is here to help with all aspects of planning your event from initial enquiry through to the big day itself. Megan will ensure that all details, big and small, are taken care of, so that you can relax knowing that your event is planned to perfection. Radiating warmth and with a passion for planning, Megan will make sure that you feel welcomed and well looked after at Larchfield Estate!

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