We caught up with Wendy Stenberg who is the conference and events executive at Horsecross Arts. Her days are packed planning large scale events across both Perth Theatre and Concert Hall and her exciting job role means she gets to mingle with famous celebrities including Jimmy Carr and Billy Connoly! Wendy is an absolute perfectionist in her role with each event taking months of planning. She also prides herself on things being just right on the day.
Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre have recently opened up the doors of their fabulous venues to host weddings and other special celebrations. With Wendy's forward planning and strategic mind-set she is the perfect person to help organise your big day! She could even be your MC on your big day as has been asked to take on this role twice before.
Wendy is an absolute perfectionist in her role with each event taking months of planning.
Wendy grew up in Perth and left at 19 to work in the big lights of London for three years, she then spent fourteen years living in Athens in Greece before returning to her home town of Perth. Wendy now loves to spend her weekends closer to home relaxing with a glass of wine at the gorgeous Murrayshall or heading off for a romantic Perthshire staycation at the Atholl Arms hotel in Blair Atholl, where she can unwind and enjoy a long walk in the beautiful surroundings.
We loved catching up with Wendy and getting the inside scoop on what it’s like to work at Horsecross in such an exciting fast paced role…
Maybe not weird or funny but for the last 11 years I have been taking backstage photos of visiting artists here at the concert hall so have met lots and lots of famous faces from Alan Carr to Robert Plant, Billy Connolly to The Proclaimers.
My days off start with getting up early. Some “Me” time before my husband wakes up with the tv or reading. Then maybe a breakfast out. We have just started borrowing a couple of lovely doggies on a Sunday through “Borrow My Doggy” so are loving that as we lost our little Parson Russell Smudge last year.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
That I lived in Athens for 14 years and used to be fluent in Greek. That my husband is Swedish.
What is at the top of your bucket list?
To visit Italy – I’ve never been and would love to explore the whole country.
What is the worst job you’ve ever had?
I went to help out a friend who was working at a Kindergarten in Athens on the admissions day – I ended up staying 7 months. The children were lovely but the owner (we were made to call her “Mummy”) was just horrible to everyone. We only stayed for the children.
Who or what inspires you?
Anyone who has overcome illness, diversity, tragedy, been brave. These stories put my daily minor moans and groans into perspective and inspire me to do better and be thankful for what I have.
Tell us about the day you’d love to live again?
My wedding in St Lucia (18 years ago this year). Close second - being in front row for Prince at the 02 – amazing!!!
What’s the best part about your job?
Happy clients that come back and having really lovely colleagues.
Complete this sentence; the best things in life are….
Jackie Stones is one of those people whose infectious energy and zest for life uplifts everyone around her! Working as an Events Manager at Blair Cast
February 24th Sunday 2019
Gill Donaldson is the conference and events sales manager at Huntingtower Hotel
February 17th Sunday 2019
Jan Chisholm is the expert wedding coordinator at Fingask Castle, dreamwedding venue in Perthshire.
February 10th Sunday 2019