Appointments: Growing events team created at Doxford Hall to meet demand

Award winning Doxford Hall hotel and spa has taken on two new members of staff

Andrea Potts, left, and Sophie Coulthard have joined Doxford Hall
Andrea Potts, left, and Sophie Coulthard have joined Doxford Hall

Doxford Hall, a four red-star event venue in Northumberland, has appointed Sophie Coulthard and Andrea Potts as wedding and events co-ordinators.

Sophie, 25, from Bedlington, joins Doxford from Linden Hall Hotel where she held the position of wedding and sales co-ordinator. Prior to this she worked at Longhirst Hall and Close House in similar positions, and brings a vast experience in the luxury wedding venue market.

She said: “Doxford Hall is a wonderful privately-owned venue and I am looking forward to working with the dedicated team in one of the most luxurious and sought-after event venues in Northumberland. We want to make every civil ceremony, wedding reception and event an unforgettable experience.”

Andrea joins Doxford Hall straight from Leeds Metropolitan University where she has just completed a degree in criminology. Like Sophie, Andrea has a wealth of hospitality work experience, having worked for venues such as Newton Hall and Revolution.

She said: “My aim at all times is to provide the highest level of personal service to ensure a perfect occasion is individually tailored for the customer. Doxford Hall is a very special place and I am especially looking forward to helping to organise a range of outdoor summer events on behalf of the hotel.”

Mark Booth, general manager at Doxford Hall, said: “We are delighted to have both Sophie and Andrea on board here at Doxford. They join our already busy sales team in our sixth year of business. We pride ourselves on attention to detail, quality and offer each person a tailor-made service.”

Doxford Hall is one of the more recent additions to the hotel sector in Northumberland, and has received much acclaim since it opened. It is the only hotel in North Northumberland to have been awarded the coveted four red star status. It has also received two AA Rosettes for its restaurant and was shortlisted for Small Hotel of the Year.

Located10 miles north of Alnwick, the hotel has a spa open to residents and non-residents and a health club. For more information, tel: 01665 589700 or email


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