High House began as, and remains, a home for the Hollingsbee family.....
The Hollingsbee family moved to High House Farm in 2002, it has been a home to families for over 600 years. The original farmhouse (which remains the family home) is Grade II listed and has rooms which date back to 1450 with additions made in the 1700’s making it what it is today.
High House is believed to have been a farm for much of its time when it owned a lot of the land in the surrounding area. In the 1940’s it changed from being a dairy farm to becoming an apple farm known as ‘High House Fruit Farm’, when it had acres and acres of orchards which it farmed up until the late 1960’s.
In 2010 a family wedding took place at High House. Creating a beautiful wedding reception in the grounds of the family home gave Bob Hollingsbee an idea that perhaps others would like to hold their weddings here. He created some plans and following much hard work, High House opened its doors as a wedding venue in May 2015.
High House is on a daily basis run by the Hollingsbee family with our team made up as follows:
- Bob and Jan Hollingsbee - Directors of High House, overseeing the venue as a whole. Bob specialises in overall oversight of the venue including maintenance and improvements, with Jan looking after and developing our stunning six acre gardens
- Kate Hollingsbee - Operations Manager, looks after the office at High House
- Samantha MacLean - Event Director, in charge of the event management team at High House who run our wedding days. Also the original High House bride!
- Robert MacLean - Operations Manager, looks after the bar team at High House and creates our outstanding bar options
We have an amazing team of event managers who look after our couples from the beginning of their wedding planning, right through to looking after them on their wedding day itself:
- Meg Walsh
- Jean Carveles
- Hayley Clampin (joining us in January 2018)
We believe we really do have the best team there is and enjoy ensuring couples have the best day of their lives at High House.