A few months before the big day, we met with Claire and Richard at their lovely home to discuss they music that they would like throughout the day and if there were any special requests they would like. We were lucky enough to be able to play their processional, register music and recessional for their ceremony as well as their first dance as husband and wife.
Signing the register
The first dance
The first dance that Richard and Claire chose was a big one! Not only is it one of the most loved wedding songs around, but it is also one of our night enders, so kicking the night off with it really setting the tone of the rest of the evening.
We have a great list of first song ideas that we have played before. You can see them all on our weddings page.
Gate Street Barn has, for many years, been on of the best loved and most popular wedding venues in Surrey and the UK, and it lives up to that reputation every time we are there!
Gate Street has recently undergone a huge transformation with the way it looks and how the venue is laid out. Last year, the spaces were fantastic, but weren't all joined together. Over the winter they have added a new entrance hall, joining the main barn to The Pheasantry where the bar is in the evening, as well as added many other lovely parts to the venue. They have also redecorated throughout with their gorgeous Pigeon Green colour.
The newly created area between the main barn and other areas is a brilliant space and is where we set up the acoustic duo for the drinks reception, and was also where the gin bar was. This set up works really well to entertain guests whist they get a drink, and in the summer can also be opened out into the garden so that brides and grooms having their photos done can also enjoy everything that is going on around them.
The redesign has transformed the venue from a great venue to one of the best in the South East!
If you are looking for a brilliant venue with fantastic staff and a wedding team that really know what they are doing then look no further. Take a virtual tour of the venue below.....
Wedding Ideas we loved
Claire and Richard's wedding had a few things that we absolutely loved.
!! congratulations !!
Massive congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Broadhead! We wish you all the best and a very happy and fulfilled life together.
Party at the Palace
Sometimes, just sometimes, we get very luck and are able to perform at some seriously incredible venues. March was a bucket list moment for the band where we got the chance to play at Hampton Court Palace for a very swanky corporate shindig. It was made even better by the fact that we had our amazing core band fronted by one of our newest singers Grace out, but also that we expanded the band to a 6 piece live party band with the addition of keyboards and saxophone. This is one of our favourite line ups and one that lends itself to all styles of music and tastes, and truly is the best party band. We might be a little biased with that last remark to be fair!
Now some parties like this one can be a fairly calm and very business like affair, and some can be like this one where the guests really let their hair down and go all out for a party. This absolutely made the night, with the band getting requests from guests, many conga lines, and dancing from all ages all throughout the night!
We love performing with our core 4 piece band, but adding sax to the band really does lift the performance and sound of the band to another level and one that we are really looking forward to doing a lot more of in the coming year. If you haven't checked out our awesome party and wedding band line ups already, make sure you do to see exactly what we can do for your event.