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
In Summer 2014 I did a special wedding for Kim & Keith at Lymm Hotel in Cheshire. The venue is perfect for a smaller weddings of 100 or less. I provided my DJ services for the evening and also my dry ice 1st Dance. The Hotel has a few areas on it’s grounds for wedding pictures and adjacent to the hotel there is a country road that offers additional pictures near a lovely farm gate with some brilliant trees. Locally there is also Lymm Damm which is another option for photographs if needed. Dry Ice is a great way to get unique wedding pictures from your photographer. It is still a rare option as most Entertainment business still don’t have or use one. So guests have usually never seen one which will give your wedding the added wow factor. Dry Ice is also great for nervous dancers as it hides the knees downwards for the 1st dance. Cost is £190 and you usually get the 1st dance plus two more effects later in the evening.
My recommendations for this hotel are :
The function room is small and limited which suits itself perfectly to a smaller wedding of 100 or less. The room would not be able to accommodate a band and lends itself perfectly to a DJ. A small White LED Twinkling Dance floor is possible at 12x12ft, Uplighting and Dry Ice. I would recommend you DON’T book LED Light Up Letters for this venue due to space constraints.
For the more intimate wedding then this venue could be ideal for you. I recommend a site visit first. Get in touch to ask me any more questions as I am more than happy to help where I can.
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
Dance In The Clouds for your first dance and allow your photographer to really get some awesome pictures to treasure forever. Dry Ice is relatively new in terms of the wedding market. Not many DJs/companies do it. I decided to offer the effect it to differentiate myself from the competition and overnight night B+Gs and other vendors/venues are floored by how nice it makes the room look.
This was at the Black Swan in Hollins Green. They only accept Friday Weddings now as it is a busy venue in it’s own right. It has also just had a £1million refit with hotel added onto it. On Saturday 16th I provided an all day Wedding Day package. This involved:
1) I provided the Ceremony Music in the Church (Before/during/after)
2) Next I was already set up in the venue to provide Master of Ceremony duties.
3) Background Music was played whilst Dinner was served
4) Background music was played for the Drinks Reception
5) Disco was provided till 1am
My clients also booked…..
6) Uplighters to create coloured washes of light onto the room walls
8) Dry Ice (Dancing In The Clouds)
9) Candelabra Hire
To book any of these services please contact me for a chat or to book a meeting
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.
To get The Look at your Wedding requires you to choose the right people to represent you on your big day. In this picture the Mood Lighting accentuates the background in Vibrant Purple. With over 30,000 colour combinations we can certainly get an almost identical match to whatever you need. We offer two options when booking moodlighting.
Option 1 – 1 Colour in a Static Mode. This will stay the same colour to match your theme all night. £260
Option 2 – 1 Colour in a Static Mode until the Disco starts. We then control the colours to change quickly, slowly with many possibilities. They can strobe, do sound 2 light, Black Out or use a set program. £290
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.
Pro Mobile Conference 2014 was a brilliant meeting of the Mobile DJ Industries top talent. The Conference was over two days at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Heythrop Park, Oxford. Over the 2 days we had 6 speakers deliver a wide range of seminars. The Key Note speaker was Randy Bartlett. Now Randy is one of the Top USA Wedding DJs commanding fees $0000s over the local average. He delivered a brilliant couple of seminars over the 2 days. Rob Brown helped teach us about networking and referalls. The highlight being the practical workshop on how to network by working the room. This was extremely worthwhile and it opens your eyes to new ways of doing things.
Day 2 Randy gave his second seminar and we also got some marketing hints and tips from the very talented Howard Wing. Howard is The Wedding Industry Awards 2014 Best Wedding Entertainer. He is from the North West and is at the very top of his game.
Overall the conference was excellent value for money.
The Monastery is one of the most beautiful venues I have ever had the privilege to deliver Wedding Entertainment. It’s grand, classy and the staff are fantastic.
The positives were:
-Marquee for cocktail hour
-Plenty of room for the DJ/Entertainment to fully set up
The considerations were:
-Location vs your bulk of guests (Do you need to hire a coach)
-Accoustically the Monastery is so big. The evening music will be loud enough but not overly so. Just bear this in mind. The ceilings are so tall it sucks the sound away from the dance floor. I have never found this to be detrimental to the success of the event though.