The ideas that inspire. The advice that reassures. The support that counts. Our team is here for you, from your first visit to the closing minutes of your big day. Bringing their experience and enthusiasm, going at your pace, making sure everything goes beautifully to plan.

Nickie Dixon

Managing Director

Nickie has managed over 600 weddings in her career. Coming to Farbridge in 2014, she and her husband Simon have relished the freedom it brings to make every event unique. She's passionate about getting the details just right, seeing the barns transform and making sure everything runs exactly to plan. Any free time she has is spent in the garden, tending to her vegetable patch and enjoying quality time with her family.

Simon Dixon

Director & Executive Chef

Simon has more than 25 years' experience in the kitchen. A New Zealander, his travels have widened his culinary repertoire, and he brings all this skill and enthusiasm to Farbridge. Making bread, ice cream, and cordials are just a few examples of things his kitchen makes from scratch. Simon loves creating bespoke menus with couples, and you will often find him foraging in the garden for ingredients to make their big day extra special. When he has the chance, Simon enjoys riding the slopes on his snowboard.

Aidan Black

Head Chef

Aidan’s love for cooking began whilst growing up watching his brother cook dishes from around the globe, where he relished in the aspiration and taste for the food that was created. The inspiration from his family coupled with his 20 years of culinary experience, has fuelled his passion for creating new and inspiring dishes for couples and their guests at Farbridge. Outside of the kitchen, Aidan enjoys fishing with his son, firing up the BBQ with his family and attending street food festivals to quench his thirst for new inspiration.

Imogen Boath

Senior Event Manager

Imogen has worked within the wedding industry since 2012 and has delivered many beautiful weddings at multiple venues across the South Coast before joining the Farbridge team in late 2018. She loves nothing more than building relationships with her couples and seeing the years of wedding planning come to life on the day. Known for her sweet tooth, you will often find Imogen in the pastry section of our Farbridge kitchen, sneaking in the occasional taste.

Grace Barrow

Events & Office Manager

Joining Farbridge in 2019, Grace brought with her six years of experience managing weddings and events across a variety of venues throughout Sussex and Hampshire. Grace enjoys developing relationships with her couples as well as the operational side of planning weddings. In her free time, nothing makes her happier than exploring the outdoors with her daughter and her dog, Trevor.

Ells Reynolds

Events & Marketing Manager

Ells started her journey at Farbridge in 2019 as part of the waiting team, whilst completing a degree in Marketing and Event Management. Since then, she has become a core member of the team, bringing her positivity and wealth of knowledge into all aspects of her work. Ells adores building strong connections with her couples and helping them make their plans a reality. In her spare time, Ells helps run a music charity for young people across the South Coast.

Eleanor Brown

Event Manager

Eleanor was delighted to join the Farbridge team in early 2022, bringing with her seven years of experience in events and hospitality across the South Coast. Eleanor thrives on building relationships with couples throughout their wedding journey and watching their big day unfold as planned. Outside of work, Eleanor loves spending time with her family and friends as well as reading and writing, having completed her Creative Writing degree in 2017.

Ellie Major

Event Manager

Ellie began her career in hospitality at the age of 16, whilst working towards her music degree. Since then, Ellie has gained experience across multiple different venues, organising fantastic events such as weddings and food and drink festivals. At Farbridge, she enjoys getting to know her couples throughout their wedding journey and watching their dream day become a reality. Ellie is also a keen photographer and previously travelled on cruise ships taking beautiful pictures around the world. She has a massive love for animals and treats her dog and cat like her own children!

Julie Noon

Venue Assistant

Julie joined the Farbridge family at the beginning of June 2021 where she showcased her creative flair; from arranging amazing floral displays to mending a broken dress strap! In her free time, Julie enjoys spending her days surrounded by the love of her family, especially her two adorable grandchildren – whether it be laughing round the campfire or relishing in a board game on a Sunday afternoon.

Lyd Smith

Venue Manager

Lyd has been part of the Farbridge Team since 2015 and has worked across many areas of the business. With boundless energy you will often see her bouncing around Farbridge like Tigger keeping abreast of all improvements as well as the regular maintenance! At weekends, she swaps her screwdriver for a spatula and cooks up a full English breakfast for our guests that stay over.

Karina Dodman

Accounts Manager

Karina joined Farbridge with nearly 30 years’ experience in accounts. Having been with Farbridge for 11 years’ now, she certainly knows her way around all thing’s numbers!

On the weekends, Karina swaps her calculator for a kayak, often venturing out to sea with the company of her husband and daughter.

Trish Purchase

Head Housekeeper

Trish began her journey at Farbridge in 2020, having over 20 years’ experience in housekeeping. On her days at work, Trish manages a fabulous team of cleaners who, along with herself, play a central role in making sure Farbridge is in tip top shape for any wedding or event. In Trish’s down time, you will often find her playing in the park or walking along the seafront with her lovely children and grandchildren.

Richard Johnson

Kitchen Porter

Richard first started at Farbridge as part of the housekeeping team and progressed to the kitchen in November 2021. He is the vital cog that keeps the kitchen operating, always working with a smile on his face and bundles of positivity. Richard has been volunteering as an NHS Responder since Feb 2020 as well as supporting the homeless as part of the Knights Templar. Richard loves spending time cooking meals for his family and going out on long walks with his eight dogs.


Want to be part of a dynamic, friendly team working together to make every event a memorable one? We're a growing business, thriving on ideas and delivering them with skill and enthusiasm. Whatever your craft, from serving to planning to cooking, if you're driven by the same approach, get in touch.

Portrait photography by Helen Cawte