Apart from meeting so many amazing people over the years, the wedding season also gets me in to some amazing wedding venues. Peckforton Castle is one of my favs and it's such a fantastic wedding venue, beautiful inside and out!
Crewe Hall Is a 400-year-old Jacobean mansion, it's a wonderful place to have a wedding, not to mention a very interesting building draped in genuine history. However, for fellow entertainers, on a hot day, getting the equipment in and setup is certainly a work out, make sure you give yourself plenty of time to setup or at least have some help by employing a roadie. On this particular video, you may notice the function room is very long, and long rooms present a real challenge to the acoustics and making sure everyone can hear the various announcements and speeches clearly. I used additional speakers on the opposite side of the room to the dance floor to solve this problem and I would certainly recommend seeking a DJ who can offer the extra speaker service. (The extra speakers also make a massive difference to the party atmosphere later on)
On the 7th at Media City in Manchester is a fantastic place to host any event. However, there is a real challenge for DJ's, there's very limited loading time and no parking facilities for very large vans. Near by roads have wheel clamping and yellow lines, so be ready to unload fast and park the van some distance from the venue. From the clients point of view, the bar is stays open until 3.00am and the food is very nice too. The venue is split into a few rooms, so speakers installed in at least two of the main rooms will make a massive difference to the party atmosphere. The extra speakers are essential if the DJ sets up in the pantry so speeches and announcements can be heard clearly, I can't emphasis this enough, it's my top tip for this particular venue.
Dave Jones (DJ)
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