Posts Tagged ‘Wedding Venues’

Wedding Disco Feedback from a Wedding at Offley Place Hotel

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Always good to get feedback from the discos and weddings I DJ at. This as you may know from my previous blog was the first time I have played Offley Place and with it being local to me I am keen to play it again. The conservatory offered good space for a full disco setup although, on a sunny day invites people to leave to enjoy the grounds rather than stay and dance. Also the bar is not in this room which always means people leave the dance floor to refuel!

Anyway a number of people did make it to the dance floor and as reflected in the feedback those that did enjoyed themselves.

“We’d like to thank you for djing at our wedding – although we couldn’t persuade all our guests onto the dance floor, those that did make it had a great time!”

Best wishes,
Angie

If I was to suggest anything to improve this venue I would suggest a bottle bar in the conservatory if Offley Place can accommodate this. This should help maintain the atmosphere in the disco room and not give people a reason to leave and get distracted in other parts of the hotel.

Adam

Mobile Disco at Offley Place Wedding Venue in Hertfordshire

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Last weekend I played at Offley Place Country House Hotel in Hertfordshire. I haven’t played the venue before but having just moved house this is now only 4 miles from me so I’d like to provide more mobile disco services there. I would say the party went well but it was a good crowd which always helps!

Location-Great Offley, Hertfordshire
Travel Time –  10 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 a different room to the disco
Staff – Organised and Helpful.

Other Comments – Nice venue, I played the conservatory on this occasion. Not sure if they have other rooms they use for wedding entertainment.

Mobile Disco at Mentmore Golf Club, Bedfordshire

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Last night I played a 6th form Christmas party at Mentmore Golf Club. I have been to the venue before however I can’t remember if I provided a mobile disco or if I just played the golf course. At least now I can be sure I have done both. I also noticed the stairs a lot more last night so maybe I hadn’t played it before!

Location-Mentmore, Bedfordshire
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, I positioned the mobile disco in front of the arched window directly opposite the doors to the upstairs room.

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 Disco in Northampton, Highgate House, Northamptonshire.

Monday, August 13th, 2012

I recently provided a wedding disco at Highgate House, Northampton, Northamptonshire. This is the first time I have played the venue I am usually at Brampton Grange just down the road which in a way is similar in respects of room size and feel.

Location-2.2 miles from Church Brampton, Northampton, Northamptonshire.
Travel Time –  55 minutes travel time.
Setup time – 1hr.
Space for full setup? – Yes,
Smoke Machine – No
Lighting – Could be switched off or dimmed. Although I think some of the lighting was an external supplier.
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 – I was in the Cootes room. Not sure what other rooms may be available. I also met Andy from Party Linen Company www.partylinen.co.uk who had dressed the room. The room looked very nice with uplighters and spots.

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Mobile Discos in St Albans, Hertfordshire

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I have been providing mobile discos in St Albans for many years now. It is a very popular place for weddings which has been the majority of the discos I have provided. I would say the venue I have been invited to most to provide discos in St Albans is Sopwell House. The setup here is flexible in terms of size as the main room can be divided into sections. Mainly though I have been invited to play the larger functions and so have used the full room. Nice to setup early here and give the carp in the lake outside a few slices of bread.

Other discos in St Albans have been at the Thistle Hotel on the edge of St Albans. I have provided three wedding discos here in the marquee outside.

I was at St Michaels Manor in St Albans last night which is a lovely looking hotel, that’s what prompted me to write this today. It was a Chamber of Commerce networking event in the gardens of the hotel. However this is not a venue I have played yet personally. Would be nice to add it to the list of discos in St Albans that I have provided.

Not too long ago I played the Town Hall in the Centre of St Albans. This was not a wedding but a school prom which went well in this function room. I would say it was the perfect size for such an event.

A less extravagant but still nice wedding disco in St Albans was at the Quality Hotel. I did setup a level 2 disco as it was a smaller affair.

I also visited Verulam Golf Club and provided a 40th birthday disco a few years ago.

Like many places in Hertfordshire, St Albans is a great place to host your wedding or throw a party.

 

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.

Adam