Signature Events founder Claire Stepney, has gained a wealth of experience in the Service Industries over the past 20 years.
Recognised for her passion in hospitality and event management, her commitment to the services industry and perfectionist eye for detail, Claire's career has included management roles in some of the UK's most award winning country house hotels, wedding venues, Michelin star restaurants and luxury spa's.
First class hospitality has been the core focus of Claire's career, working in all areas of hotel management including food and beverage, front office, housekeeping, event management, sales and marketing and including work alongside celebratory chefs Raymond Blanc and Albert Roux.
Signature Events are based on the Somerset/Devon border and are delighted to share recent testimonials from bride and grooms and business partners.
"Thank you for all your support, creative ideas, inspiration and hard work. Your services setting up the hall and on the day enabled us to relax amongst family and friends and not have to worry about a thing. We really appreciated all you did to make our day so special."
Irene & Chris
"Thank you for all you did, it was very much appreciated. The day ran so smoothly and stress free because of the fantastic job you did! Thank you ever so much."
John and Mary
"From the day Claire came on board I felt our wedding was in safe hands. Our reception was on our family farm, held in a marquee and because of this my concerns were that my family and friends would be roped in to help more than I wanted them too. I wanted them to enjoy the day rather than feeling as though it was work. I also felt that having an impartial person to orchestrate the wedding would ensure the day would not be dampened by stress and tension, and as a result of hiring Claire everyone relaxed and enjoyed themselves and each other’s company.
Getting married at a venue would usually mean that there would be a point of contact to help you organise your day and ensure that your wedding runs smoothly, but we wanted to get married at home and I am so pleased we did. Having Claire at the helm meant that we had all the perks of a venue, but the unique and special experience of having it at home.
There are so many things that you don’t think of when you’re planning a wedding. Claire asked questions about elements we hadn’t even considered that just showed her vast experience, enabling us to avoid any problems or logistical issues on the day. Before getting engaged I was one of those typical guests that didn’t quite get how much was involved in planning a wedding, and now having experienced it for myself I can with complete confidence say that Claire and her expertise is worth her weight in gold.
I was entirely dependent on the wonderful Claire for her support, guidance and complete professionalism. Claire is a secret weapon I wish every bride could have on their day."
Roberta and Tom
"Thank you again for all your help with the wedding. It was wonderful working with you, the day ran so smoothly and we had such a wonderful time, we didn't have to worry about a thing with you on hand! And also for helping with set up, and pack down. We didn't have to lift a finger the next day which was amazing. Thank you so much again!"
Becky & Laurence
"I would like to thank Claire for all her help and support in planning our wedding. She was full of ideas, friendly and very helpful. She was able to put us in contact with lots of local providers for us to use for our various needs from crockery through to flowers. Claire was really happy to muck in with the preparation of the barn in the build up to the wedding. On the day Claire and her team ensured the day ran smoothly and professionally meaning our wedding day was stress free and everything we had hoped for. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a wedding planner."
Annette & Richard
"Claire at Signature Events did a fantastic job managing our wedding day. Everything ran smoothly and all the finishing touches made it really special...thank you."
Abbey & Paul
"We just wanted to tell you how grateful we are for everything you've done for us. You made everything run how I imagined it would be and I literally worried about nothing all day. You really are amazing, I owe you so much more than a thank you."
Carly & Simon
"Thank you so very much for all you did to make Caroline's and Gary's wedding such a success. It all went swimmingly well and everyone really enjoyed themselves. It was great for us having you there keeping an eye on everything. It meant we were able to relax and enjoy it all to the full."
Mr & Mrs Goddard
"Claire is an excellent communicator with a great deal of experience within the industry and the ability to use that to provide expert advice to a range of businesses. She always goes that extra mile to ensure that any task is carried out to its fullest. I was extremely impressed with her thoroughness and fantastic attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Claire to any wedding business looking to develop."
"Claire is an incredible asset to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation. She is professional, conscientious, caring & methodical. Her standard of admin and organisation is at an exceptional level & her eye for detail sets her apart from other wedding & event planners. Claire has a fantastic telephone manner and is calm in a crisis. She works well on her own projects but equally well as a team member."
"Claire helped organise the wedding of our dreams. From our first meeting she was professional and accommodating, making every effort to ensure that our hopes for our day could become a reality.
Every part of the service that we received from Claire was first class, from our meetings leading up to the day, and onto the day itself. Claire made us feel relaxed and made sure that the day ran extremely smoothly. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and requests were sorted without any difficulty.
Without Claire's help and expertise our day would not have been the success it was, and the talking-point of all of our friends and family. Her friendly manner and eye for detail meant that it really was a day we will never forget. Thank you!"
Emma & Craig
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