Introducing our Merrydale Team

The Irlam Family

Michael Irlam - CEO

Welcome to Merrydale Manor!

I enjoyed bringing my family up at Merrydale Manor and making special memories. I am now thrilled to be bringing your family together to make these special memories for you.

At Merrydale Manor everything has been designed with couples in mind with many extra details that you simply wouldn't find anywhere else.

We are dedicated to bringing dream weddings to life!

Suzanne Irlam - CEO

Hattie Irlam - Social Media & Content Creator

Joe Coombs - Managing Director

Office Team

Jessica Barnes - Operations Manager

Nikita McCoy - Events Manager

I am the Events Manager at Merrydale Manor, my role includes overseeing the running of the venue alongside supporting our couples and fantastic team.

I feel so privileged to be part of the best day of someone's life. I love speaking to couples about how they envision their day and assisting in bringing that vision to life. I also love the team that we have here at Merrydale, we have so much fun and we are all so passionate about what we do.

In my spare time I enjoy running and going to the gym. I love to read books and also love catching up with my friends and family.

Love Nikita x

Robyn Collier - Booking and Events Manager

I'm the Bookings & Event Manager at Merrydale Manor. My role includes welcoming couples for the first time to Merrydale who are looking to book their dream wedding venue, supporting in planning their wedding and then also working as part of the team on the day too.

We are really lucky to have some great photo opportunities at Merrydale. My number one choice for a picture backdrop would have to be on the jetty in front of the fountain. We've had some stunning pictures taken from there in the past, especially just as the sun is setting too.

I can't wait to get married myself at Merrydale Manor this December!

Love Robyn x

Danielle Kelly - Marketing Manager

I'm the Marketing Manager at Merrydale Manor. My role includes looking after everything Marketing at Merrydale Manor and our countryside pub The Dog (5 minutes from Merrydale). This includes branding, websites, events and social media.

Merrydale Manor is a dream marketers venue! Rain or shine, Merrydale is a stunning venue, it is picture perfect! Our Team at Merrydale are also like an extended family. We all work together and support each other, plus have fun together!

Outside of Merrydale, I love Family time and jetting off around the world with them where I can, making lots of memories together!

Love Danielle x

Eleonora Whyatt - Eco Lodge Reservations & Accounts Manager

I'm the Eco Lodge Reservations & Account Manager. My role is being the first point of contact for all lodge reservations and ensuring guests stay is as seamless as possible, whether it's the night before or of your wedding.

Kavleen Chadha - Finance Manager

Linda Corrie - Accounts Assistant

Wedding Co-ordinators

Samantha Smith - Lead Wedding Co-ordinator

As a Lead Wedding Co-ordinator I am responsible for representing Merrydale Manor by looking after our couples and taking the lead in all aspects of the running of their special day.

I believe one of the reasons Merrydale is one of the top wedding venues in Cheshire is the picturesque scenery. From setting the scene with the long drive overlooking the impressive grounds, it really is something special. The surrounding fields are home to sheep and give you a real sense of countryside tranquillity. The exclusivity makes it even more special, Merrydale is a magical venue just for you, your friends and family!

On my weekends off, I enjoy family days out and catching up with friends.

Love Sam x

Clinda Bailey-Doyle - Lead Wedding Co-ordinator

As a Wedding Co-ordinator I am on hand to complete any tasks to ensure a stress-free and smooth day so that the newlyweds and loved ones can relax and enjoy every single magical moment.

I always try to remind our couples of my 3 main top tips for their big day:

Take your time - The special moment you walk down the aisle hold your head high, shoulders back, flowers to hips and walk nice and slow. Don't forget to smile!

Hydrate - Your wedding day will begin bright and early with hair and make up. It's important to have a bottle of water handy to sip on throughout the day.

Soak it all in - Your wedding day will be an amazing whirlwind, so be present. Take a minute every now and then to really breathe, look at your partner and be in the moment.

Love Cli x

Nights Manager

Ebrima Sanneh - Nights Manager

On Ebrima's team, we also an additional four members who look after Merrydale Manor during nights and security team

Additionally we have a great Breakfast Team, who ensures you have everything you need the morning after your wedding. Plus a House-Keeping Team, who ensures Merrydale Manor is kept to it's five star standard.