Nicole Pieckenhagen

Managing 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 nearly two decades the venue has maintained a reputation for producing first class events due to an unyielding demand for excellence; consistently ranked in the top 10 among the “Top 100 Venues in Canada”.  In 2003, Nicole Pieckenhagen partnered with über-chef Arpi Magyar and co-founded Couture Cuisine & Event Artistry. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of Couture Cuisine, 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


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: I love Spain, from the amazing food, to the endless exploring, and of course a day at the beach.
Favourite dish: I will never turn down a slice of pizza.

Ashley Yim


Favourite flower: Is there anything more gorgeous than a ranunculus?
Strange phobias: Citrus flavoured candy, especially lemon or lime flavour.
Favourite meal: Bread, cheese, and truffle honey.
Favourite themed wedding: A winter wedding; the candlelight, snow, wreaths, it’s all so warm and inviting.
Favourite Disney character: I think it might be Belle or Olaf!

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Lucy Dugalic


Vintage or modern: A blend of both. Vintage decor accented with subtle hits of modern metallic is perfection.
Favorite destination: Barcelona has my heart.
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.