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Ashdown Park Hotel welcomes new event coordinator

Karyn Claxton
Luxury East Sussex venue Ashdown Park Hotel & Country Club has welcomed a new team member to its in-house events department. The appointment of event coordinator Karyn Claxton strengthens the hotel’s six-strong team and marks the ambition of the hotel’s corporate and leisure events moving forward.
Karyn joins Ashdown Park from Storrs Hall on Lake Windermere, where she held the role of senior wedding and events coordinator.


Karyn’s new role at Ashdown Park will involve supporting the organisation and management of all the corporate, private and wedding events held at the luxury venue.

Karyn’s career began in marketing & PR but she discovered an enthusiasm for events while working at eco-venue The Fold in Worcestershire, where she spent seven years. Karyn realised The Fold’s potential as a wedding and events venue and was instrumental in creating the only eco outdoor conferencing centre in Europe.

Having worked in stunning parts of the countryside in her previous roles, Karyn was blown away by the location and style of Ashdown Park. Looking forward to working within the beauty of the hotel and its 186-acre estate, Karyn said: “When relocating to Sussex I knew I wanted to be somewhere with lovely people and stunning surroundings and Ashdown Park ticks both of these boxes. This is an amazing venue which has been the backdrop of many special events and it’s great to be a part of such a talented team at a beautiful venue.”

Ben Booker, general manager of Ashdown Park Hotel added: “Karyn joins us with a wealth of experience and is a fantastic addition to our events team at Ashdown park. Our reputation for managing and delivering exceptional events is well-documented and the appointment provides us with valuable experience as we look to develop and nurture that reputation and bring new business to the hotel.”

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