Posts Tagged ‘wedding disco in hertfordshire’

Wedding Disco at Ashridge House in Hertfordshire

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Ashridge House is a place close to my heart as it was the location of my Wedding. I am therefore very familiar with the layout and having worked at weddings for years I am able to advise on what works best for this venue.

Ashridge House, Wedding Disco, DJ

Wedding DJ at Ashridge House

I booked a band for the wedding and pre mixed 3 DJ sets to play in between times. As you might imagine I was unable to trust another DJ to do as good a job as me. I setup my own DJ lighting to sit behind the band to ensure I had a full suite of disco lighting effects to help the party atmosphere.

One of the other little tips was to make sure people didn’t have a chance to wander off into other rooms. With a large venue like this it is a must to control where people are to ensure the party has the right atmosphere. One way of doing this is to provide drinks! A free bottle bar next to the dance floor is a good way of doing this. Or perhaps hire a cocktail maker to provide drinks and entertainment at the start of the night.

Its been 5 years since I was married and thinking about what a great day it is I think it would be great to go back and help another couple have the best day of their lives at this exquisite venue. The reason we originally  chose the venue was because I hadn’t DJ’d there before and had at nearly all the other top quality venues in Hertfordshire. 5 years on though I’d like to go back to Ashridge House and smash the dance floor once again, although this time do it live in the mix rather than pre-recorded.

Ashridge House DJ

Ashridge Disco

Disco for a Birthday Party in Harpenden, Aldwickbury Golf Club

Monday, November 19th, 2012

This weekend I played Aldwickbury Golf Club in Harpenden. I am actually a member of this club although I’ve not played as much golf as I would have liked this year. This is the first time I have provided a disco in the club house. The party was a 50th birthday and I feel it went very well. Certainly I received very positive comments from the couple that booked me saying people had told them how much they were enjoying the mobile disco through the night.

Travel Time – 30 minutes travel time.
Setup time – 1hr.
Space for full setup? – Yes,
Smoke Machine – No
Lighting – Could be switched off or dimmed.
Noise / Sound Limiter – No
Layout – Bar in the same room as the disco, Tables around edge of dance floor Staff – Organised and Helpful.

Other Comments – Nice venue and the buffet looked good too!

Mobile DJ for Sopwell House in St Albans Hertfordshire

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Once again I was happy be chosen to provide mobile DJ services for a wedding in St Albans at Sopwell House. I have been to Sopwell House in St Albans many times now and am able to offer the full mobile disco and DJ experience for my clients at this venue with the exception of the smoke machine. I played the venue last Saturday and the party went very well using very detailed play list provided by the Bride and Groom. I don’t usually work with such a detailed play list as most people rely on my DJ experience to keep the dance floor busy but I was happy to work with this couple to meet their needs for dedications and some Arabic music.

If you haven’t seen my reviews of Sopwell House in St Albans you may be interested to look if you are thinking of booking this venue and are looking for a suitable mobile DJ to work with. I am happy to offer any advice I can to make your party go as well as can be. You’d be surprised how much difference the position of the disco, bar or the level of lighting can make to the party atmosphere. If you have the option of say a bottle bar it may be worth considering to keep people near the dance floor, this is something I am happy to discuss with you.

Click for reviews of mobile DJ services at Sopwell House and other disco and DJ information about this venue.

Berkhamsted Town Hall – Wedding Disco in Hertfordshire

Monday, August 20th, 2012

I recently provided a wedding disco at Berkhamsted Town Hall in Hertfordshire. This is not the first time I have played the venue I seem to remember maybe doing a birthday party there some years ago. Like many wedding venues in Hertfordshire it all comes flooding back to me once I turn up as there can’t be too many popular wedding venues that I haven’t played.

Location-Berkhamsted Town Centre.
Travel Time –  30 minutes travel time.
Setup time – 1hr.
Space for full setup? – Yes,
Smoke Machine – No
Lighting – Could be switched off or dimmed.
Noise / Sound Limiter – No
Layout – Bar in the next room as the disco, Tables around edge of dance floor
Staff – Organised and Helpful.

Other Comments – There is a small lift to use which means the setup needs the full hour. For this particular wedding disco I setup earlier in the day so not to disturb the guests in the evening. I thought the disco sounded quite nice in this venue.


Wedding Discos in Hertfordshire – Getting the disco and venue right.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

I have provided many wedding discos for couples in Hertfordshire. If you have seen the other pages on my mobile disco blog then forgive me for repeating but you may be interested to know I have provided some reviews for the wedding discos in Hertfordshire that I have done.

It is important to get the disco going to consider the following points,

  • Venue Lighting
  • Location of the Disco and Bar
  • Numbers of Guests
  • Timings of Food
  • Timings of other entertainment, Fireworks, Lanterns, Speeches, Bands Etc

The lighting of the venue can have a positive or negative effect on the wedding disco atmosphere. I have done some wedding discos in Hertfordshire where the lighting cannot be dimmed suitably which does discourage people from dancing. People like to dance in the dark, or dimmed lighting.

The location of the disco will be a large factor. If you have a bar in another room or seating outside of the room with the dance floor it will be more difficult to get people onto the dance floor and out of their seats at key times such as the first dance. It is best to have some seating, but not too much in the main disco room. If you can get the bar in the main disco room also this helps as people generally congregate around this.

The number of guests is key to a good wedding disco. Too few and the night will be disjointed in terms of the flow of music as reacting to a handful of people compared to a room of dancers is completely different. A full room will mean a good rotation of dancers and a good flow as people do need to leave the dance floor to get drinks etc no matter how good the music is.

Timings of the wedding disco I can help with. It is good not to disrupt the main part of the event usually between 9:30pm and midnight. Often once the atmosphere has built on the dance floor it is the discos job to keep it there. If everyone leaves to see fireworks, or stops for a speech or food then this will often not recover quite as good as people have time to pause and their minds are then on other things. If you are unsure about disco timings I am happy to help.


Booking a Wedding Disco in Hertfordshire

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

If you are looking to book a wedding disco in Hertfordshire I don’t envy the difficulties you may be having. I recently booked entertainment for my own wedding but was lucky that I know some people in the industry that could help me. I actually booked a wedding band as I feel I would be too critical of another DJ at my own wedding. However I digress, back to the point.

How do you book the right wedding disco in Hertfordshire?

I find with some clients the wedding disco is sometimes the last thing to be booked. You have booked the venue, the wedding photographer, flowers and then you think about the evenings entertainment. The budget can often be somewhat drained at this point and price is a factor. Why shouldn’t it be, no one wants to get ripped off. However make sure you consider that in most cases the wedding disco will be the single longest part to the day. The wedding itself is usually less than an hour, photo’s hour, wedding breakfast 2 – 3 hours and then the evening entertainment typically 7pm – Midnight is 5 hours. Your evening guests arrive having missed some of the days excitement and the first thing they see is an empty room with a lonely wedding DJ and a bar (until things hot up that is).  I say lonely wedding DJ because 9 times out of 10 no matter how hard you try the wedding breakfast over runs and the evening guests start arriving before you are finished.

So having now established the importance of the DJ to look professional for your evening guests first impressions, and the Wedding DJ having the largest time slot to entertain your guests, do you want to get it wrong? No!

What could go wrong?

  • Your wedding DJ lets you down at the last minute. (Worst nightmare and it happens, I have had phone calls from desperate best men on a Saturday afternoon trying to get a DJ last minute for that evening)
  • Your DJ turns up but not as you expected. The setup is too small, the Wedding DJ is not who you originally spoke to and doesn’t have the same experience.
  • The Wedding DJs equipment is not up to task and fails half way through the set leaving you without music.
  • Your DJ does not have an appropriate mix of music to suit all ages or your requirements and insists on playing hiphop all night. (Enjoyed by many but for a wedding more variety is generally required)

How to avoid booking the wrong DJ

  • Book someone who has experience in providing wedding discos, sounds obvious but some DJs are just better suited for 18th birthdays and not the best day of your life.
  • Ask about the wedding disco equipment, look for pictures, make sure you know how many people the setup is designed to cater for. Look for brand names, Pioneer, Technics, Peavey, Mackie, Martin, Abstract, ACME.
  • Ask about the music the wedding DJ will play. Ask if you can make requests in advance.
  • Ask about a back up plan. What if your wedding DJ can’t make it. What would they do?
  • Look for independent reviews. These days many websites offer a chance to review services. Not everyone wants to provide reviews especially when they are more than likely on honeymoon, but some do and it’s a good way of finding out what people thought.
  • Ask to talk to the DJ in advance. Some agencies will not offer this service as they won’t know until closer to the time which wedding DJ they are sending. This can lead to problems if the DJ does not have a clue about your requirements and arrives unprepared.
  • Don’t book the cheapest. You get what you pay for in life generally. leave cheap to 18th Birthdays not your wedding day!

Of course ACSUPREME mobile disco in Hertfordshire can offer a quality wedding disco at a competitive but not cheap price meeting all your requirements. However as dates fill up fast and availability for your big day is lost use this guide to make sure any alternative is up to the same standard you would expect.