Nicole Pieckenhagen

Director

Nicole Pieckenhagen is the Managing Director of Toronto’s Graydon Hall Manor. Nicole began her tenure at the Manor in 1999 and led an intensive, year-long restoration and renovation of the facility, opening the doors to welcome the Manor’s first clients in June 2000.  For over two decades the venue has maintained a reputation for producing first class events due to an unyielding demand for excellence and consistently ranked in the top 10 among the “Top 100 Venues in Canada”.  In 2003, Nicole Pieckenhagen founded Couture Cuisine & Event Artistry. As founder she is responsible for overseeing the design and execution of all client events at Graydon Hall Manor and off-site: from styling dreamy weddings and chic corporate affairs to creating memorable bar mitzvahs and sophisticated social events.

Rebecca Saltzman

GENERAL MANAGER

Favourite season: Who doesn’t love fall? Sunny days, cool evenings, colours of the leaves, it’s perfect.
Favourite flower: Garden roses, they are so unique.
Red or white wine: Champagne!
Favourite destination: The Amalfi Coast has a special place in my heart.
Favourite dish: I will never turn down a slice of pizza.

Euan Millar

Senior Operations Manager

Favourite travel destination: Barcelona- it’s a beautiful historic city with a unique culture. It also has great weather, beaches, and an endless selection of bars and restaurants, what more can you ask for?
Are you a cat or dog person: I was always a dog lover, but when I adopted my first cat that changed very quickly. I have 2 kittens now.
Favourite cocktail: I love experimenting with new cocktails, but ill always come back to the Negroni, its an all-time favourite.

Lucy Dugalic

senior EVENT MANAGER

Vintage or modern: A blend of both. Vintage decor accented with subtle hits of modern metallic is perfection.
Favorite cocktail: A margarita on the rocks, but mimosas are a very close second!
Favorite event decor: Hands down candles. A room filled with candle light and a soft dim glow is so warm and inviting.

Marisa Kotsopoulos

senior EVENT MANAGER

Cats or dogs: Dogs, I want to cuddle with all of them (sorry, not sorry cats).
Favorite dish: Tacos all day, everyday!
What part of your job inspires you: Seeing my clients walk down the aisle about to marry their person for life. It is inspiring to know that there can be a fairytale for everyone.
Best piece of advice: Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle!

Shannon Crisp

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Favourite destination: Whistler, BC.
Favourite flower:
I love when daffodils bloom, it’s a sign that Spring is finally here!
Which store would you max-out your credit card: Any plant or gardening store, my green thumb takes over.
Favourtie cocktail: Bourbon Old Fashioned.

Riley Wilson

SENIOR EVENT MANAGER

Gold or silver: Champagne.
Favorite flowers:
Black & white anemones. They are so chic and bold, pure white with a striking black center, they can really enhance any arrangement.
Favorite event decor: Florals & furnishings! The pair truly elevate any space and tie an entire event together.

Helaina Arenshtam

EVENT MANAGER

Favourite cocktail: Espresso martinis.
Favourite flower: White anthuriums! I love how they elevate any arrangement they are added to but are also unique enough to stand alone.
Most prized possession: My Grandmother’s wedding band which was passed down to me on my wedding day.
Favorite travel destination: Paris is always a good idea!

Jaylin Evans

EVENT MANAGER

Favourite season: Winter. I’m all for the cozy holiday season.
Favourite flower: I love Wild Lavender! Gorgeous, smells fabulous, and has great health benefits – what more could you ask for?
Favourite travel destination: London, England. There is always something going on. You’ll never get bored; it’s the city that keeps on giving!
Favourite cocktail: Lychee Sangria.

Liane Low

EVENT MANAGER

Most treasured possession: My camera. A memory captured in a photo lasts forever.
Vintage or modern: Vintage all the way.
Gold or silver: Gold accents can immediately elevate any design.
Which store would you max out your credit card: Michaels. I can always find something there even when I convince myself I’m just there to browse.

Cecilia Varela

Sales Coordinator

Red or white wine: Ice wine.
Favourite dish: I’m a foodie; I could never single out one dish… there are so many
Most treasured possession: My fur baby Logan.
Date night in or out: Who doesn’t love getting all dressed up and hitting the town?