Let me show you how a working men’s club can be transformed into a visually stunning wedding venue. At this Wedding we used Uplighting, White 16x16ft Star Lit Dance Floor, Dry Ice 1st Dance (Dancing In The Clouds) and a top notch DJ (Me… ha ha). But seriously the amount of compliments I got on the night from regulars who said it completely transformed the room. Not everyone has the budget to spend 5-10k on the venue and some choose to use the money for different things like an house deposit or a new baby on arrival. But what you can achieve for a lot less money is amazing with a bit of planning. For all the services I provided including discounts for multiple services they got all this for only £1127 saving them £77. Check out the pictures below to see why this was worth it…
Natalie & Danny got married at Mere Golf Club in August and what a perfect day it was.
From start to finish the day went like clockwork and it was a perfect day. It was great working with www.PaulRitaller.com photography who I highly recommend as was it great to work with www.MarryMeFilms.co.uk who does some fantastic videography. The room on the day/night looked beautiful with the ceiling drapes and the white sparkly dance floor was the perfect finishing touch to the room.
Mere can cater for small intimate weddings all the way up to the bigger end of 550 guests. With 77 years experience they do a fantastic job. Another bonus of getting married here for the bridal party is if you stay over the night before you can pay extra to use the Spa Facilities and feel pampered for the big day.
My recommendations for a venue the size of Mere Golf Club is you should be willing to go big on your lighting and entertainment as the room can carry it well. By this my recommendations would be:
Uplighting (Choose what colour to make the venue walls match your theme) £14 per unit minimum of 12
Early 2016 we celebrated Ashley & Joe’s Wedding at the beautiful Statham Lodge in Lymm. This venue really is a perfect wedding venue for a number of reasons… It is well a proportioned period venue that is well managed and maintained. It has beautiful gardens which are perfect on a summers day. Lush greenery and various props that are idea for beautiful wedding pictures. On this wedding I was booked to DJ and provide uplighting for the room. All night I was getting compliments of how well the room looked and even the venue staff were complimentary taking pictures for promotional material. Having done this venue a few times I always find it very professional and the staff attentive. Everything is to hand all day and contained within the room so guests all stay together. There is also hotel rooms you can hire if your guests want to stay over the night.
My recommendation for this room is:
Uplighting (Choose what colour to make the venue walls match your theme)
White LED Twinkling Dance Floor or Black Twinkling Dancefloor
Dry Ice 1st Dance (Dancing in the Clouds effect as seen on X Factor)
Drapery (This adds opulance to the room giving the room a lift)
PhotoBooth or Mirror (The Mirrors are the new trend set to explode in 2015/16)
Monograms (Project your logo or Name/Initials onto a wall or dance floor)
Giant Love Letters with Heart (Mine are 15ft in length and nearly 6ft. Not the cheap flimsy ones)
The entertainment and lighting will set the scene and get it right you and your guests will have a party to remember for many years to come.
We are Regional Finalists for The Wedding Industry Awards
Thank You to all my Brides & Grooms who firstly booked me to provide Wedding Entertainment and Lighting Effects over the last 12 months at your Weddings and secondly for taking the time to vote for me at The Wedding Industry Awards Website. I feel privileged to have been shortlisted for the Regional Finals.
Mark & Mel got married at Irlam Steelworks Club in August 2014 and kept it local.
The full day was a very relaxed atmosphere and the fact it was in the same town most of the guests come from which was a big plus point. No guests had to worry about taxi’s and the bar was very well priced which can be a barrier at posh hotels for some guests. This led to a packed dance floor and fun had by all.
Irlam Steelworks Club have 3 function rooms but for a wedding only the main room is a viable option. On site there is also a kitchen that can be used for a small charge so catering can be done usually buffet style. Irlam Steel can cater for Weddings comfortably for upto 150 guests.
In the pictures below you can see how Mark & Mel hired from me the uplighting which worked really well. The 1st picture you can see they were bright in the day and the second picture you can see it’s now dark outside and the really do make the room pop! This room benefits from 14 uplights to get the best effect. This works out at £196 for all day hire.
My recommendations for this venue is to keep it simple. By this my recommendations would be:
Uplighting (Choose what colour to make the venue walls match your theme) £14 per unit minimum of 12
Dry Ice 1st Dance
Starlit Backdrop with Starlit Head Table Skirt and Cake Starlit Table Skirt
The entertainment and lighting will set the scene and get it right you and your guests will have a party to remember for many years to come
Colshaw Hall is a Luxury Wedding Venue that Jess & Rick got married at in Aug 2014. This venue is top end and certainly makes you feel like you have the full 300 acre private estate to yourself. This is a fairly new wedding venue which underwent a conversion from family home to top class wedding venue in the noughties. The standard of fit is top end and the staff where helpful and friendly. Getting married on site has some beautiful options. The gorgeous Japanese style garden features a miniature lake, complete with bridge for a romantic and intimate backdrop for a wedding portrait or an atmospheric place to relax during an event. Jess and Rick had a very young crowd attending their wedding and had asked me for a up-tempo Dance/RnB/Chart music feel. Usually this is a no no for a wedding as the guests are a big mix of ages. However, after our client meeting we came up with a plan of action on how to tackle the night. Working with a Sax player the night was a massive success and worked a treat, turning out to be one of my favourite nights I’ve done. Access for disabled guests is very good.
Recommendations – The room is a perfect size for most weddings.
Entertainment I would recommend is: Uplighting, LED Twinkle Dance Floor, Dry Ice 1st Dance, Monogram, Giant Love Letters
*** Think about the logistics!!! If you live in Manchester you need to realistically be putting on a coach for your guests to get to and from the venue. This can take away a lot of stress for your guests if they live a fair distance. You want them to have a drink and have fun. By doing this they won’t need a designated driver and will stay the full night. Also some guests may struggle with the cost of hotels and taxi fares if the venue is a distance. A coach takes all them worries away
Saturday 7th June 2014 at the Rhinewood Country Club I did Kelly & James’ Wedding Reception. It was an absolute fantastic night with some great family and friends. They will be sunning it up now in the very hot Tenerife. Thank you for booking me guys! This picture was at the end of a very hot and sweaty night on my iPhone Camera so the picture is a little pixelated.
Update…. Sadly the venue has now closed and is being demolished to make way for housing
So on the 24th May 2014 I was invited to provide my entertainment services for a fantastic wedding. Anthony & Danielle Grey were to be married at St Teresa’s Church in Irlam followed by a Wedding Breakfast/Reception at the beautiful Statham Lodge in Lymm. Although I am NOT a videographer I have provided video for around 5 Weddings and for this day I was booked for the Video too. This was a pleasure to do as I got to see the Wedding Prep – Final Dance. The special effect you see in the video is called Dry Ice that I use for the 1st Dance. The FX gives the look of Dancing in the Clouds. This gives your photographer the perfect opportunity to for UNIQUE 1st Dance photos that will WoW your friends and family. Manchester Wedding DJ Specialist Statham Lodge
Last night I had the pleasure of providing DJ Services at the Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. The Venue is brand new and only the 1st phase is complete. This will be a beast of a development once completed with excellent facilities as well as a central position within Manchester. The event was for a Cath & Joe who were celebrating their 70th Birthday (Born 6 Hours Apart). The best part of this story is they have been married 50 years and as a Surprise I asked if they would redo their 1st Dance from their Wedding Day which we did before the buffet. The song was The Drifters – Save the Last Dance for me.
I’d like to thank Tony O’Mara for asking me to provide the entertainment for his parents birthday he must be feeling a little sore today after his “Failed” attempt at break dancing. Tony helped organise the event with other family members and you could tell he put a lot off time and effort into the night.
Line Dancing, Irish Music as well as classics this great family and friends really did themselves proud THE TRUE IRISH WAY.
On Saturday 22nd of March 2014 I was privileged to provide Alan & Clare Ellis with my “All Day Wedding Package”. This includes full Master of Ceremonies. The Venue was The Black Swan in Hollins Green which is an Award Winning Country Pub with small hotel. The venue has recently undergone a Million Pound refit by a local successful businessman. The day was fantastic and the venue is ideal for small to medium sized Wedding Parties. Stock Brick with seasoned wood floors gave the Wedding a real homely feel about it. Clare looked stunning and Alan dapper in his designer suit. To add to the emotion to the room I put in 18 Uplighters around the room. The effect was stunning with the venue staff complimenting me as were other vendors.
On the day I worked with a fantastic photographer called Paul Rittaler www.paulrittaler.com/ who really got involved in the day. By the end all the kids knew his name and vice versa.
The room was dressed by Alison with beautiful chair sashes, very classy Top Table and a stunning Wedding Arch.