Meet the Team!
“ Lesley and the Barn Staff are the absolute best. My fiance seriously asked me after the wedding if we paid them enough because we couldn’t put a price on all their effort into making our day absolutely stunning”-Caroline Suits | BARC Bride
Southern hospitality is trending here at The Barn at Rock Creek. We are here to serve all of your event dreams on a vintage, worry free platter. From the wedding of your wildest fantasy to your baby girl’s first birthday party and everything in between. We are here to make sure each moment is unforgettable from the first consultation to the last guest departure.
Five years ago my family and I had a dream. We did not know at the time how, when or why, but what we did know was that we had the most beautiful and serene piece of land in this small country town that was worth sharing with our community. Next thing you know we were booked solid for the following year, the year after that and now here we are, five years later and boy have we made some amazing additions.
Speaking of amazing additions…..
Let me introduce to you our “Barn babes”. This is the team behind the scenes who make our dreams we once had years ago a reality! First and foremost these girls are our family. They all have a special story and connection to us that makes me thankful and blessed to have them apart of our team and family here at The Barn.
Owner/Queen of The Barn
Hello, I’m Lesley! Country gal from Winnabow, North Carolina who absolutely loves family, my little boy Maverick, celebrating, creating and some good ole Southern cooking. I absolutely love my little town and all of the people in it. To me, “Rock Creek” means home and family. Some of my most cherished memories have been made on this road. I wouldn’t give a nickel to have it paved in gold because everything I love is down Rock Creek Road. You may have heard me say this before, but this venue and property is what I like to call “my baby”. The land that The Barn sits on has roots and a lot of family history for me. From a family of farmers, I believe in the importance of the land and what it prospers.
Whether it is planted to feed families or to create an experience that one will talk about for generations like we continue to do. The importance to us is continuing what you started. This land lives on and now creates events that live on in many other families lives that will be remembered and talked about for years to come!
Making your wedding day and the entire planning process as fun and stress free as possible is my biggest goal! Building lasting relationships with my couples and seeing their big day come together are moments I live for. Every single event gets me so excited because none are ever exactly the same! It has been a dream watching “my baby” grow each year.
ON THAT NOTE….I have some VERY exciting news to share!
I am officially going off the grid and will be working behind the scenes at The Barn. I will be finishing the 2019 year with our amazing couples and plan to ROCK IT OUT! I am so very blessed to have been given this opportunity and I am beyond grateful for all of the folks I have met through The Barn’s Wedding & Events. All of you hold a very special place in my heart.
I am officially “passing the torch” of Primary Event Coordinator and Venue Manager to one of the most deserving, hard working and talented gals I have ever had the pleasure to meet. I cannot wait to introduce to you
MISS …..LAUREN WILBUN!
Do-er of All the Things + Primary Event Coordinator
Hey y’all my name is Lauren! A southern girl from Rockingham, NC who fell in love with Wilmington while attending UNCW and never left. My family, friends and of course my puppies mean the world to me. In my free time I love cooking and going to the local antique shops around town. I’ve had past experience with interior design work and culinary arts but planning, executing and organizing is where my heart really is. Customer service has always been a specialty of mine and getting involved with the Wedding/Venue industry seemed about perfect with all the other roles I have had in the past.
I have absolutely fallen in love with The Barn at Rock Creek and I’m sure you will too! The Barn within itself is so inspiring and I enjoy coming into work every single day. At The Barn at Rock Creek we try to give you the best experience possible – whether you are getting married here or having a birthday party. The Barn at Rock Creeks’ team and staff members are like no other (I may be bias), we want to be sure your event is one you will never forget! That’s what makes this place so special! The passion that is behind this barn will turn any event into a dream!
Chaos Coordinator + Day of Event Coordinator
Hey y’all I’m Courtney! Just a simple southern girl with salt water running through her veins! Raised in Castle Hayne then married into Leland. Loud, bossy, and dramatic (God bless my husband). My heart belongs to my little boy Corbett and a sweet man that puts up with all my crazy!
Crafting, organizing, and attention to detail are basically my middle name. Most of my time is spent working at a Pediatrics office in Wilmington and the rest is spent at The Barn. Some people call it a side hustle, I call it a passion project! I quickly fell in love with the events industry after working with Middle of the Island Catering for quite some time. While I loved the catering side of things (who doesn’t like food?!), I always knew I wanted to play a bigger role in a couple’s day. Taking your vision and making it a reality is like, my thing! There’s nothing like making sure your day from beginning to end comes together exactly as you’ve imagined it!
After planning and coordinating several events for myself, friends, and family, when The Barn at Rock Creek fell into my lap, I knew I had to jump at the opportunity to help out and I haven’t looked back since! These barn babes have been like a second family to me and that makes it really easy to work together and make all your dreams come true! I can’t wait to meet you and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Social Media Guru + Marketing Director
Hey there, I’m Delaney! Just a beach bum lucky enough to be born and raised on the coast right here in Wilmington, NC. I definitely have a love for all the simpler things in life! Spending time with family, shopping, taking pictures, adventuring and exploring new places are some of my favorite past times. My personality is pretty Type A and sometimes it shows a little bit too much (oops), but it just adds to my huge passion for people and the fact that I give 100% to everything I do.
Most people who know me would say that I love to stay busy! Right now, I’m attending school at Cape Fear Community College to become a Cardiovascular Sonographer, but I’ve always had a love for design and all things creative. Having the opportunity to work at The Barn and with our Barn Babes has been a DREAM! I live for all the little details that come together to make each wedding or event so unique and special. Reliving a couple’s dream day through photography and social media is something that I will never take for granted! Being a part of the wedding world has truly been such a blessing, I mean who wouldn’t want to watch a new fairy tale unfold weekend after weekend?! I can’t wait to meet you and be a part of creating your happily ever after! XOXO