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
On the 9th August 2014 I provided my services to Clare & Andy Ivers for their special wedding at the Compass Room in The Lowry Theatre. This room is great for a number of reasons.
1) Close to Manchester. Close to the Metro Link. Close to Hotels. Close to shops and restaurants if you are staying over night.
2) The Bar is in the same room as the main event. This will always help your event be more successful. It keeps your guests close to the dance floor.
3) Like number 2 your smokers will never be far away. A balcony surrounds the glass room. It is on the 4th floor so everyone stays where they need to be.
4) Panoramic Views of Manchester/Salford at night. You will see Media City, Imperial War Museaum and Old Trafford FC lit up for perfect photo opportunities.
A key consideration is Audio Volume. If they have any shows on downstairs in the theatre then volume is restricted until after 10pm. Also your DJ needs to plug into The Lowrys own PA System and cannot use they’re personal PA. Ive done this room many times and it is never a problem.
I always find the staff helpful and friendly and the venue offers plenty of photo opportunities with the industry and bridges just outside.
This room would benefit from a Dry Ice 1st Dance which would give it the wow factor as well as my Giant LOVE Letters and some professional chair covers. When it is dressed correctly I find the room to look very impressive and I love how much natural light enters the room.