A quick look back over recent years of just a few of the events and weddings I have had the pleasure and honour to be part of. A big thank you to every single one of my clients and a big thanks you for entrusting me with your event or wedding.
Pictures courtesy of Paul Swift Photography
It’s been a very few weeks since I have posted anything, being so busy often means I neglect my blog. I like to reference venues I have worked at and many of them I get to visit over and over. However, even after all these years in the wedding industry I still come across venues I have never worked at before. Recently I worked at the Clayton-le-Moors Freemasons Hall for the very first time and I felt this venue most certainly deserved a mention. I think I am correct in assuming that the Freemasons Hall has been completely renovated as it was immaculate inside! The staff was very accommodating, friendly and very professional. From my prospective, easy load in, great acoustics and NO sound limiter! I have written more details about acoustics, room layout and sound limiters in the following link, it’s well worth a read if your currently shopping for venues:
My conclusion on the Freemasons Hall is that it’s a great place to book your event. The bride and groom, Samantha and Jack, had an amazing night. It was also a real pleasure to work alongside Wayne Farrow and Photographer Paul Swift. Wayne is an amazing singer and entertainer and we work along side each other on a regular basis. Paul is a very adaptable, approachable, friendly and very talented photographer that has supplied the pictures you see here on this post. Paul went above and beyond for Samantha and Jack, needles to say, they was over the moon with their wedding photo album. To find out more about Paul, Wayne and the venue I have included links below to their websites.
Wayne Farrow Weddings:
Paul Swift photography
A few pictures from last nights event at a venue that is commonly known as the Riverside. However, it now has a new name, The Ashcroft.
I have worked at The White Hart Inn at Lydgate a fair few times over the years as a Wedding DJ. Here are a few pics from this weekend.
Two weddings in the same venue this weekend, what a blast, but I’m completely exhausted now. A little rest for a and back on the horse on Thursday, or should I say back on the decks! A real pleasure to work along side Wayne Farrow, Spectre and Andy Lee
I have worked at the Sandhole Oak Barn a few times, lovely staff and a very nice venue with tranquil surroundings The function room is fairly long and I have often pondered over the idea of adding wireless speakers towards the back of the room in order to distribute the sound more evenly, especially important when making announcements. Having said that, guests do have refuge from load music towards the back of the room and being able to find the extra time to set more speakers up may be a challenge if the event is a wedding due to room turnaround times. The venue does have a pesky sound limiter, but it is set at a fairly reasonable level which is unusual for a venue that has a limiter fitted. Certainly a great place to host your event and I look forward to working here again.
It was a real pleasure to work along side London based band ‘Herringbone cocktail club’ at Heaton House Farm
A big thank you to the brand new Mr and Mrs Setna for entrusting my services for their special day.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Beeley! Tuesday evening at Didsbury House Hotel. This place is one of my favourite hotels in the Manchester area and although a small wedding venue in terms of space to dance, there are plenty of other rooms for guests to enjoy and relax during their visit, including the garden, side rooms and bar. It’s well kept, the staff are friendly and very professional, and apart from working at here as DJ, I have also had the pleasure of staying here once, loved it! My room had twin bath tubs!
Visit Didsbury House website
A busy weekend with events! I’m exhausted today, and resting up before back at it again on Tuesday! #HollinsHall #weddingdj #davesdisco #weddingseason #weddingday Hollins Hall Hotel, Golf & Country Club. Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Woodcock!
Hollins Hall Hotel & Country Club | Britannia Hotels Official Site
As there are now signs of lock down being eased, I dusted off the cobwebs to practice my mixing skills on the decks, like riding a bike, you never forget. For those who appreciate dance music and the skill of mixing, here's a few tunes to get your groove on and remind you there was once a life where people packed dance floors creating new memories and living for the moment! Fingers crossed, the good times will roll again very soon
If dance music is your thing, please checkout my mixcloud page by clicking here:
Dave Jones (DJ)
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