The Team At



Charlie is the 3rd generation of the Cushing family to be involved with the Thursford Collection, a venture originally started by his Grandfather. Having grown up here and with a passion and enthusiasm for entertainment and events/wedding planning, coming home was a natural progression! 

Charlie was educated at Gresham’s, Holt and went on to study Business and Tourism at Northumbria University. He spent a year on placement with the Hilton group. Any spare time Charlie has he can be found DJing and playing the piano! He manages to fit in an early run before work and when the tide is right and sun shines he can be found sailing off the stunning Norfolk coast… or planning the next Thursford event! 

Tel: 01328 878 477



Emma’s love of event planning and experience started early on at University as President of the Gender Equality Society! In the Christmas holidays she became an Elf at Thursford’s Fantasyland, where she excelled! Her warm character, big smile and exceptional leadership skills lead to rapid promotion… and the rest is history. 

Emma lives nearby and has lots of good local knowledge. She loves meeting the brides-to-be and hopes to be one herself one day. When night falls the thousands of twinkly lights on the trees and around the stunning grounds turn Thursford into a wonderland that Emma particularly loves and finds magical…like nowhere else. Until the dancing starts!! 

Her hobbies are very simple…shopping… for new shoes!! Guaranteedshe will be wearing some on your big day.

Tel: 01328 878 477



Chris is passionate about food, passionate about fine detail and can turn his hand to anything on your special day. No need for security or first aider, Granny charmer Chris is your man. Ensuring that your bar and catering is running as planned plus much more. A pure delight to have in the background pulling the strings. He loves the Garden Pavilion at Thursford… especially the kitchen.

Chris can cater for 140,000 visitors to The Christmas Spectacular over 6 weeks and still be smiling at the end of the run. He is a true romantic and married lovely Hannah last year so knows every aspect of wedding planning to make it your perfect day.

Tel: 01328 878 477



Andrew joined the Garden pavilion team in 2015 and, according to him, his glass-half-full and sunny disposition can't be helped: he just loves what he does, something that shows in everything he does. From years of experience in the hospitality sector to his passion for making people happy - Andrew was made for this role. He's a cool and calm, and totally unflappable. He's the kind of chap who goes above and beyond for anyone and everyone, forever reciting the words ‘anything is possible’ at a time when that's what we all need to hear. But aside from Andrew's passion for customer service, it's his obsession with tidiness that stands out the most. He's a neat freak. A rarity that know's everything has a place and everything should look amazing in its place. 


To sum him up, Andrew is a problem solver, a people-pleaser, a practical thinking and a romantic, which is probably why he loves nothing more than long beach walks followed by a cheeky Sudoku session.