Chris is one of the owners of Huntsham Court and is most likely to take your call or respond to your enquiry. He is keen to ensure that your experience of booking and then using the house is the best it can be. You are likely to get a personal tour when you view the house and he is always available to answer questions about every aspect of your stay.


Damian is the other owner of the house. He oversees design and interiors at Huntsham Court and uses his creative flair in conjunction with the rest of the team to ensure that the house is exactly how you want it for your event.

Clair Dodds

Clair is also one of our country house wedding team and a wonderful event planner with the added benefit of first-hand experience of organising her own wedding at Huntsham Court. Her enthusiasm for the house is infectious and her understanding of it means that she can deal with all of the practicalities of your stay, leaving you and your guests to enjoy yourselves. Clair worked at Skibo Castle in the Scottish Highlands and subsequently has lived and worked in Somerset and Devon for the last ten years. Her knowledge of the area enables her to suggest suppliers and activities which can make your stay special and unique. Clair will happily deal with any of your queries and questions. Should you like her to co-ordinate your country house wedding or party in person or become your event or wedding planner, she can work with you for a separate fee.

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Deby Bunyard

Deby joined us as a freelance Event Consultant and Planner. She has over 17 years event management experience, working for a major music company in London. Deby has organised a wide portfolio of high profile events all over the world, and brings a wealth of experience and has a great ability to help deliver amazing events, that run incredibly smoothly and come in within the budget the client sets. Not just that, but she also organised her very own Devon wedding weekend here at Huntsham and has a real love for the house.

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Petra Melrose

Petra is a wonderful freelance Event Planner who is an intrinsic part the team here at Huntsham. She combines years of experience owning and running her own restaurant in Taunton and organising innumerable parties and large gatherings. Just for starters, she’s a fluent German speaker with a degree in Food Science and she knows the house inside out. When it comes to events she brings out her natural flair for organising and is meticulous about the planning, always ensuring every event runs perfectly.

Jenny Eveleigh

Jenny is one of our newest members to the events planning team. She has been involved in the Wedding industry since the age of 13 as a musician. Her studies saw her gain a degree in bridal fashion and she is by her own admission obsessed with all things Wedding! With years of experience, her own event at Huntsham Court and her own events business, Jenny will happily pull on all her experience in order to create you a wedding or event not only perfectly planned, but beautifully styled too.

Clare Fynn

Clare recently joined the Huntsham Team bringing a wealth of wedding and event experience with her. With a press and PR background at The Savoy, London, Clare went on to work in theatre production and then in wedding and event planning. Clare has worked as a consultant for Andrew Chance Entertainment, Somersault Festival, and as the resident wedding and events planner at various prestigious West Country venues as well as helping to organise the Castle Hill Car Festival, Outdoor Theatre Productions, Somersault Festival, Russell Watson in concert. She is easy to work with as well as great at imparting her knowledge, enthusiasm and experience.

The Invisibles

We have a wonderful team of experienced housekeepers, gardeners, maintenance persons and decorators who are busy making sure the house is perfect and loved. Never forgotten and always appreciated, they are the camera shy dynamo behind the scenes making sure the house is ready to become your home.

Cass and White Tiger PR

Cass and the wonderful team at White Tiger PR manage all our Press, Marketing and PR. If you have any questions please contact them directly and they will be happy to help.



Elby is a rough-haired Slovakian pointer. When guests are not around she patrols the garden for rouge pheasants and in her opinion has the most important job – keeping a keen eye on what the squirrels are up to. Very friendly and more often than not asleep, she is a treasured member of the household.