We performed at Mountain's Country House last week. It's a venue with a lot of character and charm, and seems to be becoming more and more popular in recent years. This is the fourth time we have been asked to play there and we set up outside under the gazebo and performed for an hour during the reception drinks before the wedding breakfast. Luckily the weather was dry for us.
The gazebo is a really nice spot to set up in. The bride and groom were to be married at a church before coming back to the venue so that meant we had it all to ourselves. However, at many of the weddings here the couples do choose to get married at the venue itself, you can see how nicely they lay out the chairs on their website here. There's still normally room for us to set up outside if required and up to 120 guests can be present during the ceremony. If the weather isn't so good they also have a hall which means they can move proceedings indoors.
In the past we have also set up in the huge marquee to play during the evening. They do have some restrictions on having live musicians after a certain time due to neighbours, but we have performed an hour set before the DJ as we aren't as noisy as a full band (or disco of course!).
As usual, everything ran incredibly well and was on time. The management team at the wedding venue know exactly how to make the day go smoothly which is always reassuring, especially as we also had an evening booking to get to! We're already looking forward to performing there again soon!