Archive for July, 2011

Wedding Disco – Horwood House, Milton Keynes

Monday, July 4th, 2011

I recently provided a wedding disco at Horwood House just outside Milton Keynes. The venue is a modern style hotel attached to an old country house.

Location– Milton Keynes, Horwood House
Travel Time –  35 minutes travel time.
Setup time – 1hr 15mins. This is a longer setup than normal due to the location of the halls and the distance to carry equipment.
Space for full setup? – Yes,
Smoke Machine – No
Bubble Machine – Yes
Lighting – On dimmer switches, although not all of it could be controlled. Since the refurbishment certain lights I was told had to be left on. These were right by the dancefloor and in my opinion contributed to a lack of atmosphere on the dancefloor. The party was good but with the lights dimmed could have been better. I did ask a number of staff several times if they could be turned off but no joy. Very odd setup!
Noise / Sound Limiter – No
Layout – Bar in same room as Disco, Tables around edge of dance floor
Staff – Organised and Helpfull except for the lighting. Also the power didn’t work in any of the sockets near where I setup. I had to run a long cable half way around the room to a different set of sockets. Fortunately this is something I carry with me.

Disco at Buckinghamshire Golf Club for the Denham Ball

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

I recently provided disco service at The Buckinghamshire Golf Club. This is a superb facility for parties, especially Birthdays, Weddings and in this case a summer ball. I have put together a review from my perspective of the facilities at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club and the services I can provide for this venue.

Location– Nr Denham, Buckinghamshire
Travel Time –  45 minutes travel time.
Setup time – 1hr.
Space for full setup? – Yes,
Smoke Machine – No
Bubble Machine – Yes
Lighting – On dimmer switches can be controlled fully
Noise / Sound Limiter – No
Layout – Bar in a different room to the Disco, although I was in a smaller suite “The Heron” it may be different upstairs.
Staff – Organised and Helpfull.
Really pleasent venue, lovely atmosphere and drive in through the golf course.