Lauren Rabbetts

How many years have you worked in events?

I have worked in hospitality for many years and have had the pleasure to organise a few different events along the way. Once I had found my passion for events I wanted a job to specialise in Event Coordinating, I have now been working for Oceana Hotels in the Sales & Events Department for 5 years and absolutely love it!

Where have you previously worked?

I started my career as a Saturday girl in a hair salon when I was 13 years old, I enjoyed learning the various techniques, transforming people’s styles and thought it would be a good trade to have behind me. I then moved to hospitality and fell in love with customer service and problem solving, I have worked in the hospitality industry for over 8 years now and have tried to learn as many roles as possible, from housekeeping to management.

How long for Oceana and why did you choose Oceana?

I have been with Oceana for about 5 years. I chose Oceana Hotels as they have amazing venues, each one very different so it was an exciting prospect to be part of a bigger operation.

Most memorable event? Why?

My most memorable event I have done so far was a wedding I organised in April 2019. The couple were so in love and just a joy to be around, it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of their special day and help make all their wedding wishes come true. Since their wedding we have formed a lovely friendship and enjoy reminiscing their special day.

Claim to fame?

I served Daniel Radcliffe at a pub in Poole

Best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is the rewarding feeling you get after the event. I love to make people happy and to see their wonderful emotions and reactions due to my work is truly fulfilling.

Event you specialise in?

Weddings, Birthday Parties, Meetings, Celebration of Life.

Favourite event to organise?

I enjoy all events from corporate to birthday parties but have a great passion for weddings as I adore seeing the love in the room and the wonderful reaction of all the guests especially the bride & groom. It’s just such a magical event to a part of!

Hobbies? Interests? How do you wind down?

In my spare time I like to go to the gym and enjoy cycling. I like trying different dining outlets and often eat out at pubs & restaurants.

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Lisa Dowdall-Sousa
Lisa has been with Oceana Hotels for over 10 years heading up the Events and Sales department with a wealth of knowledge in event and team management.
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Brian Robbins
Brian is second in command with years of experience organising events, specialising in bespoke creations and Weddings.
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